Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Volunteers Needed!!

The East Harlem community is working to create a play street for the summer and they need your help. Can you donate a little bit of your time to help create a fun and safe place for the kids of East Harlem to play? Check out the details and contact Jennifer So Godzeno at jsogodzeno@health.nyc.gov, or 646-672-2379.

Event description:

Play Streets are about making neighborhood streets into safe, car-free spaces where people can play and socialize. Harvest Home Farmer's Market, Transportation Alternatives, and the NYC Strategic Alliance are partnering together for a new summer Play Street in East Harlem to encourage kids and families to get outside, be more active, and get to know their community.

Dates: Thursdays, July 15 - Sept 2 (7/15, 7/22, 7/29, 8/5, 8/12, 8/19, 8/26, 9/2)

*Can commit to any of these dates (one time or all 8 weeks), though volunteers who can come more regularly are preferred

Volunteer shifts: 9 am - 12 pm, 12 pm - 3 pm. (Play Street hours are 10 am - 2 pm)

Place: Harvest Home 104th Street Play Street (E 104th Street btw. 2nd & 3rd Avs) in East Harlem


* Play Street supervision -- includes watching the street, talking with kids and parents, optional involvement in street activities like jump rope, street chalk (not "baby sitting")

* Set up and clean up of Play Street equipment (toys, chalk, tables, recycling bins), and helping our program partners set up equipment for activities (sports, dance, crafts)

* Possible assistance with brief user surveys (e.g., how found out about Play Street, reasons for coming, demographics).

Requirements: Over 18 years old, or teen volunteers 15-17 years old (e.g., with youth leadership programs) with adult supervision.

Contact: Jennifer So Godzeno (jsogodzeno@health.nyc.gov, or 646-672-2379)

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