Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities
Every week, volunteers put in almost 300 hours to help put food on a neighbor's table. And every week, more than 200 families are nurtured and nourished as a result. Right now, ONT has some volunteer openings that are waiting for YOU!
Do you like to shop? Help our guests "shop" in our pantry each Friday and Saturday. We have openings throughout November and December and are especially in need of volunteers to sign up for Friday and Saturday, January 2nd and 3rd. Friday shifts run 10am-1:30pm; Saturdays shifts are 9am-12:30pm. If you are available and want to pick up shifts, please email Betty. Haven't volunteered before? Fill out our volunteer application and email it to email@example.com today! You must be at least 16 years old to fill these shifts.
Do you like to pick things up and put things down? We are looking for some strong, physically active individuals to help us set up and break down our pantry on Fridays and Saturdays. Must be comfortable lifting up to 50 pounds at a time. No kidding!
Fridays - 8am - 10:30am; 12pm - 2pm
Saturdays - 7:30am - 9:30am; 11am - 1pm
Also looking for individual who would be able to help our guests carry groceries to their cars. Fridays, 10:30am - 1pm, and Saturdays, 9:30am-12pm. Email Lori if you are interested and available!
STUDENTS!!! All of these volunteer opportunities count as community service hours! Yes, even dancing around like a chicken!
And the season of giving has begun!
As we approach the holidays, so many of you are thinking of ways to give back. ONT is lucky to have such a generous community. In Amesbury, our busy food drive season kicked off with a bang with great drives organized by AHS students at the election polls and Scout Packs 4 & 7 in their annual Scouting for Food Drive. Combined, these drives brought in $1800 and more than 2,000 pounds of food! Thank you, all, for such a great job! And the season is just beginning. Through November 21st, students at Amesbury High School and the Cashman Elementary School can participate in various food and penny collections.
And, on Saturday, November 22nd, the Amesbury Police Department will be hosting the 10th Annual Fill-A-Cruiser Food Drive at Carriagetown Plaza in front of Stop & Shop from 9am-2pm. If you're going to the Amesbury-Newburyport Thanksgiving Football Game, the Boosters from both rival cities will host their annual food collection.
And, in case food drives aren't what you're looking for, you can host your own event. What better reason to have a party than to celebrate the holidays and invite your friends and family to support your favorite organization - Our Neighbors' Table? New this year - ONT now has a Giving Tree Program! Host a Giving Tree in your home or place of business, complete with tags for donations that will help feed your neighbors in need throughout the year. We've even created the tags for you! Email Joan.firstname.lastname@example.org for a complete Giving Tree kit or for tips on organizing your holiday party.
Register for Rock CAN Run today!
Join 9-year-old Andre Bailin, the youngest race director in the Northeast (and maybe the country) in his challenging run to raise money for Our Neighbors' Table and Amesbury Days. Rock CAN Run will be held on Saturday, June 28th, and features a challenging 1-mile climb to the top of Po' Hill. Batchelder Park is Amesbury's hidden jewel with views as far as the Atlantic Ocean and Mount Washington. Run or walk. Just register today!