12 March 2010

eNewsletter | 12 March 2010

CURRENT VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

## March of Dimes, March for Babies
Opportunity for a fabulous resume builder!

Mission: The mission of the March of Dimes is to improve the health of babies by preventing health defects, premature birth, and infant mortality. They carry out this mission through research, community services, education, and advocacy to save babies' lives.

The Weber/Davis County March for Babies Committee is looking for an individual to fill a committee leadership position. The volunteer will be volunteering for a prominent nonprofit organization, gaining leadership experience, strengthening skills in event organizing and fundraising, and working with peers to raise money for March of Dimes.

The March of Dimes is looking for ambitious, organized, and motivated high school students, college students, or volunteers interested in serving their community. (Have a group? Clubs or organizations looking for service projects are welcome as well.) March of Dimes needs someone to recruit schools and youth groups to participate in March for Babies, the largest and oldest walk fundraiser in the United States. There will be a need to coordinate and promote a school competition to encourage creative fundraising!

The March for Babies is 01 May 2010 at Layton Commons Park. School competition and committee meetings will be held March-May.

Are you interested in working with March of Dimes? If so please visit their website or contact Heather Brown, Community Director, 801.746.5540 or hbrown@marchofdimes.com

## Wasatch Community Gardens - two different opportunities!

Celebrate the Spring Equinox while gardening: 20 March @ 1:00-3:30pm

Join Wasatch Community Gardens as they celebrate the Spring Equinox and welcome the coming light of spring and summer. Volunteers assist the gardens in waking up after a long winter by learning how to weed and prepare garden beds and paths, cut back herbs and edibles to make way for new growth, rake pathways, turn compost, start seeds in our greenhouse, direct seed spring greens and peas and outplant chard and other brassicas. Bring a water bottle, garden gloves if you have them and your friends and family. Fresh and healthy snacks will be provided. This event takes place at both the Tomato Garden and the Fairpark Garden.

Also, Celebrate April Garden Day on 10 April @ 9:00-11:30am

April is the perfect time to prepare your garden for warm weather crops such as tomatoes, peppers, melons, corn and beans. Join Wasatch Community Gardens and learn how to interpret a soil test, add the perfect amendments to your garden beds and prepare them for the season. Volunteers will also fix and build a number of garden trellises for different warm weather crops and discuss what type of trellises are best for your beans, tomatoes, cucumbers and melons. Please bring garden gloves if you have them, your water bottle and your family and friends. Wasatch Community Gardens will provide a healthy and fresh snack. This event is held at both the Tomato Garden and the Fairpark Garden.

Directions: Grateful Tomato Garden @ 769 South 600 East, Fairpark Garden @ 1037 West 300 North, 4th East Garden @ 553 South 400 East, Historic Sandy Garden @ 500 E. Locust St. (8900 South), People's Portable Garden @ 900 South 200 West.

Interested in either of these opportunities? Visit their website or contact Brit Merrill at 801.359.2658 or community@wasatchgardens.org

## Comcast Cares Day @ Northwest Recreation Center

Northwest Recreation Center (1300 West 300 North, SLC) has another wonderful volunteer opportunity! Northwest has been selected to be part of “Comcast Cares Day of Service” on 24 April. Northwest will benefit by having volunteers from the community help beautify the center. Volunteers will be doing some painting projects in the recreation building and on the child care playground, clean up around the grounds, etc. All volunteers receive free breakfast, lunch, and a t-shirt. The goal is to have 150 volunteers from the community.

Schedule for 24 April: 7:00-8:00am Breakfast and Registration; 8:00am-12:00pm Service Projects; 12:00pm-1:00pm Lunch

Interested in this Project? Deadline to register is 24 March. Contact Wendy Rendon for the volunteer form and more details. 801.596.0072 or wrendon@slco.org

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