NewtonSERVES is now accepting Project Registrations for its annual Day of Service to be held this year on Sunday, April 27, 2014.

Volunteer projects can be set up by Newton non-profits, Newton city departments, individuals, and groups of citizens interested in accomplishing specific tasks with the help of over 1,000 volunteers from the community. Projects can easily be registered online, by visiting www.newtoncommunitypride.org/NewtonSERVES-project.php.

Projects can be in the morning, afternoon or all-day on Sunday, April 27 during the Day of Service, or they can be set up individually on an alternate date during the City of Newton’s Volunteer Week, April 28th-May 4th. In addition to gaining access to volunteers to tackle specific tasks, project sites may be eligible to receive additional resources such as mulch, garbage and yard waste bags. Project sites also benefit from raised awareness within the community and all participants receive NewtonSERVES T-shirts and refreshments in honor of their volunteer service. New projects leaders are encouraged to sign up along with recurring projects and experienced leaders.

Ruth Barnett, President of Newton Community Pride said: NewtonSERVES is one of the city’s most important events because it embraces all 13 villages knitting us into one community. It is events like this that makes people want to move to Newton, to raise their children here; it creates an absolute wonderful sense of neighborhood belonging that brings together over 1,000 volunteers of all ages to complete more than 60 community projects.”

Past projects have been cleaning up parks, planting gardens, building and painting school bookshelves, spring cleaning at non-profit organizations and helping senior citizens. By enhancing the City of Newton’s sense of community, NewtonSERVES helps to foster a culture of year-round volunteerism. Event underwritten by Cambridge Savings Bank, a sponsored by Newton Community Pride, the Mayor’s Office for Cultural Affairs and the Newton Parks and Recreation Department. For more information, please visit www.newtoncommunitypride.org/NewtonSERVES.html or call (617) 796-1540

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