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Volunteer at Rosie's Place!

November 19, 2013 @ 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm

| Free

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 VOLUNTEERS AT ROSIE’S PLACE WITH SEISA!

Shift: Din­ner (4:00pm to 7:30pm) 

Oppor­tu­nity: Catering

Date: Tues­day, Novem­ber 19th

RSVP at Eventbrite link below.

 

WHAT IS CATERING?

Your group has cho­sen to spon­sor the meal and the din­ing room staff will have the ingre­di­ents for a healthy nutri­tious meal here and ready to help put together with your group.

WHAT WILL I BE DOING?

Upon arriv­ing at Rosie’s Place, head straight into the din­ing room — the women at the front desk can give you direction. A staff mem­ber or expe­ri­enced vol­un­teer will give you an overview and answer any ques­tions. While here, volunteers may assist with the prepa­ra­tion of the meal, serv­ing soup or work­ing the counter where the women will ask for var­i­ous items like soap and sham­poo. Vol­un­teers serve the meals and, pro­vided that there is food left over, volunteers are invited to sit and have a meal with the women. After the meal, volunteers col­lect the dishes for the dish­washer, clean the tables, drain the cof­fee maker, etc.

DOES EVERYONE IN MY GROUP HAVE TO VOLUNTEER THE ENTIRE SHIFT?

The Din­ing Room Program’s abil­ity to pro­vide meals for 150 women is sig­nif­i­cantly impacted by volunteer’s late arrivals and early depar­tures. All mem­bers of your group should plan on arriv­ing at the start of the shift and plan on stay­ing the entire time. If you find that your mem­bers are not able to make the entire shift, please let us know as soon as pos­si­ble so we can work with you to iden­tify another day or shift that works with everyone’s schedule.

HOW SHOULDPREPARE?

Wear clothes that you are com­fort­able mov­ing around in and which could pos­si­bly get dirty or wet and no open toes shoes. Unless you can pull your hair back in a pony tail, you will need to bring a base­ball cap or other hat to wear while you are vol­un­teer­ing in the din­ing room. There is a small locker where vol­un­teers can store valu­ables, but since space is lim­ited and there may be many peo­ple using it, please refrain from bring­ing too much with you when you come.

WHAT SHOULDEXPECT?

Many of the women who come to Rosie’s Place, referred to as guests, are lonely and look for­ward to hav­ing some­body to talk to. Oth­ers may not want to talk and just want to be left alone. Don’t take this per­son­ally. Remem­ber, many guests are deal­ing with dif­fi­cult issues such as men­tal ill­ness, sub­stance abuse and hunger.

WHAT IS EXPECTED OF ME?

Vol­un­teers are encour­aged to be friendly and pos­i­tive with guests, but to also main­tain a respect­ful and pro­fes­sional rela­tion­ship with them and to fol­low all Rosie’s Place poli­cies and rules. Some rules may seem insignif­i­cant or strict, but under­stand they are in place to ensure that the women can relax and trust that they will always be treated con­sis­tently and fairly while they are here. To main­tain a pro­fes­sional rela­tion­ship with the Rosie’s Place guests, please fol­low these impor­tant rules:

Do not give guests money, gifts, cig­a­rettes or rides or accept any of these things from guests.

Do not invite guests to your home or give out your address and/or phone number.

Do not pro­mote reli­gious causes or philosophies.

IS THE NEIGHBORHOOD SAFE?

As in any city neigh­bor­hood, cau­tion should be exer­cised after dark. Vol­un­teers tak­ing pub­lic trans­porta­tion often walk as a group to Mass Ave. after the din­ner shift.

HOW ELSE CAN I HELP OUT?

Some groups do toi­letry, food or book dri­ves on behalf of Rosie’s Place. Other groups help by spon­sor­ing spe­cial events, con­tribut­ing through their cor­po­rate giv­ing pro­gram, or buy­ing Rosie’s Place crafts and hol­i­day cards. To explore any of these oppor­tu­ni­ties or dis­cuss other ways you may get more involved, con­tact the Vol­un­teer Ser­vices Office by email or at (617) 318‑0214.

GETTING TO ROSIE’S PLACE

Rosie’s Place is located at 889 Har­ri­son Ave in Boston’s South End. The Rosie’s Place auto­mated main num­ber at 617–442-9322 also gives direc­tions or visit www.rosiesplace.org

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Details

Start:
November 19, 2013 4:00 pm
End:
November 19, 2013 7:30 pm
Cost:
Free
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Website:
https://novemberservicerp.eventbrite.com/

Organizer

SEI Student Association
Phone:
6173732000
Email:
Website:
www.northeastern.com/sei

Venue

Rosie's Place
Phone:
6173732000
889 Harrison Ave Boston, MA 02115 United States
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Website:
www.rosiesplace.org