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Gallop NYC

We are a non-profit organization based in New York City that offers therapeutic horsemanship programs to children and adults with disabilities. We serve 150 riders a week and operate our riding program at three main locations, though our schedule at each varies with the season:

Therapeutic horsemanship uses the pleasures and skills of horseback riding and horse knowledge to build developmental, emotional, social, and physical skills for each individual rider.

Under the direction of a PATH International certified instructor, supported by trained volunteers, each rider progressively acquires riding skills and measurable improvements in life skills. Through weekly sessions, we help riders walk, talk, connect, focus, behave, learn, and have FUN! We also offer hippotherapy services.

Therapeutic horsemanship means learning to ride a horse. But it means much more – it means building a bond with a horse, learning to care for a horse, understanding how horses perceive the world and respond to people, and being a leader to a horse.

Organization: Gallop NYC
Day: Saturday, May 04, 2013
Hours: 9am - 12pm
Location: The Bowling Green in Prospect Park (in the Parade Grounds area, near the corner of Coney Island Avenue and Caton Ave.)
Task: Assist children ride horses

Please RSVP to volunteer@sigmabaruch.org with your:

1. Name:
2. Email:
3. Phone #:
4. Committee (If you are an inducted member, please say "Inducted"):
5. Do you need a proof of volunteering letter (for honor's college and/or work)?
6. Shirt Size:

**Please somewhere in the body and subject line of your email include the volunteer event's name***

Cancellation policy:
    Failure to provide 48 hours notice will result in the following:

  • Loss of 1 volunteer event credit 
  • If you are a member of the Volunteer Committee, the number of hours equal to the event will be deducted from your volunteering hours
  • If you are an inducted member, you are no longer permitted to participate in any volunteer events for the remainder of the semester

GrowNYC Stop n Swap

Dear Prospective and Inducted Members,
Below are the final events the Volunteer Committee has planned for the rest of the semester. So please sign up to volunteer now and do not wait last minute.

Bring clean, reusable, portable items such as clothing, house wares, games, books, & toys that you no longer need, and take home something new-to-you, free! You don’t have to bring something to take something. No furniture or large items, please.

     Our community "swaps" provides the perfect opportunity to find new homes for things you no longer need. By taking home items that you can use, you are also helping to prevent waste from production, packaging and transportation required to get new things.

Organization:

Grow NYC

Event:

Stop n Swaps

Day:

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Hours: 

TBD

Location:

P.S. 69, Jackson Heights, Queens

Task:

Help us set up the event, facilitate the event as well as break down with the event.

Please RSVP to volunteer@sigmabaruch.org with your:

1. Name:
2. Email:
3. Phone #:
4. Committee (If you are an inducted member, please say "Inducted"):
5. Do you need a proof of volunteering letter (for honor's college and/or work)?

**Please somewhere in the body and subject line of your email include the volunteer event's name***

Cancellation policy:
    Failure to provide 48 hours notice will result in the following:

  • Loss of 1 volunteer event credit 
  • If you are a member of the Volunteer Committee, the number of hours equal to the event will be deduct ed from your volunteering hours
  • If you are an inducted member, you are no longer permitted to participate in any volunteer events for the remainder of the semester

God's Love We Deliver

Dear Prospective and Inducted Members,
Below are the final events the Volunteer Committee has planned for the rest of the semester. So please sign up to volunteer now and do not wait last minute.

God's Love We Deliver is the leading provider of nutritious, individually-tailored meals to people who are too sick to shop or cook for themselves. Founded in 1985 when one woman began delivering food on her bicycle to a man dying from AIDS, God's Love now cooks 4,000 meals each weekday, delivering them to clients living with life-altering illnesses in all five boroughs of New York City, Newark and Hudson County, New Jersey. All of our services are provided free of charge to our clients, their children and to the senior caregivers of our senior clients, without regard to income, and we have never maintained a waiting list.  Because we believe the combination of hunger and serious illness is a crisis, we deliver food within 24 – 48 hours of first being contacted.  
 
    God's Love We Deliver is a non-sectarian organization, providing meals with the strong belief of "food as medicine."  To that end, we employ a team of registered dietitians who individually tailor meals to each client's specific medical requirements.  God's Love provides all services by employing a small but dedicated professional staff and with the critical assistance of over 7,600 volunteers annually.

Organization: God's Love We Deliver
Day: Friday, April 26, 2013
Hours:  10:30am- 12:30pm
Location: 166 Avenue of the Americas @ Spring Street, New York, New York  10013
Task: Delivering (by walking) food to the needy.
 

Please RSVP to volunteer@sigmabaruch.org with your:

1. Name:
2. Email:
3. Phone #:
4. Committee (If your an inducted member, please say "Inducted"):
5. Do you need a proof of volunteering letter (for honor's college and/or work)?

**Please somewhere in the body and subject line of your email include the volunteer event's name***

Cancellation policy:
    Failure to provide 48 hours notice will result in the following:

  • Loss of 1 volunteer event credit 
  • If you are a member of the Volunteer Committee, the number of hours equal to the event will be deduct ed from your volunteering hours
  • If you are an inducted member, you are no longer permitted to participate in any volunteer events for the remainder of the semester

Relay For Life (Tabling) - Final Events

Dear Prospective and Inducted Members,
Below are the final events the Volunteer Committee has planned for the rest of the semester. So please sign up to volunteer now and do not wait last minute.

The American Cancer Society is creating a world with less cancer and more birthdays. You can inspire hope for a world free of cancer. Your participation in the 9th Annual Relay For Life at Baruch College funds the American Cancer Society’s mission to save lives by helping people stay well and get well, by finding cures, and fighting back.

From 6 -8pm, we will have a table, where we will be doing 2 fundraising activities (games). For these activities, we need a few supplies. If anyone of can bring in supplies, they will earn volunteering credit - similar to bakesale volunteering.

We need the following supplies:

  1. Nerf Gun
  2. A Big Target (for the Nerf gun to hit)
  3. Chopsticks
  4. Small items/toys that resemble food stuff

If you can bring any of the above supplies, please email me at

volunteer@sigmabaruch.org

.

Organization:  American Cancer Society
Event: Relay for Life
Day: Thursday, April 19, 2013
Hours: 6 - 8pm
Location: Baruch NVC Gym
Task: Assist with the activities/games.

***Please note that Relay requires everyone to pay a registration fee to attend. The fee is $15, but at-door fee is $20. When you have successfully registered I will provide the link to register*** Also, their is another set of volunteering available. It is volunteering with Relay, which is an all-night 10hour+ oppurtunitiy. If you would like to volunteer for that, please email too.

Please RSVP to 

volunteer@sigmabaruch.org

 with your:

1. Name:
2. Email:
3. Phone #:
4. Committee (If you are an inducted member, please say "Inducted"):
5. Do you need a proof of volunteering letter (for honor's college and/or work)?

Cancellation policy:
    Failure to provide 48 hours notice will result in the following:

  • Loss of 1 volunteer event credit 
  • If you are a member of the Volunteer Committee, the number of hours equal to the event will be deducted from your volunteering hours
  • If you are an inducted member, you are no longer permitted to participate in any volunteer events for the remainder of the semester

Birthday Wishes

Dear Prospective and Inducted Members,

Below are a few events the Volunteer Committee has planned for March. You've had the opportunity of helping the sick, the elderly and the homeless, now join us in lending a helping hand elsewhere.

Birthday Wishes

      Volunteers of America-Greater New York is bringing the excitement and fun of birthdays and family celebrations to children through its Brightening Birthdays™ initiative. We hold birthday parties - complete with cake and presents - for children and families who have experienced homelessness. Those experiencing unstable housing issues so often miss out on the celebrations most American families experience together, especially birthdays, and Brightening Birthdays helps change that.

      Volunteers of America works to prevent and end homelessness for thousands of individuals and families each year through a wide range of support services. Children, youth and families have been of special interest to Volunteers of America from its inception, and providing ways to stabilize and uplift each family in need is still a priority.
 


Organization: Volunteers of America
Event: Birthday Wishes
Day: Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Hours: 4pm  - 7pm 
Location: The organization has requested that we do not make this information public. Those that do sign up, will receive the address as we get closer to the date.
Task: Assist with decorations and play with children.

Please note: Volunteers will be required to purchase few birthday supplies. The project manger will let you know more once you sign up.

Please RSVP to volunteer@sigmabaruch.org with your:

1. Name:
2. Email:
3. Phone #:
4. Committee (If your an inducted member, please say "Inducted"):
5. Do you need a proof of volunteering letter (for honor's college and/or work)?

**Please somewhere in the body and subject line of your email include the volunteer event's name***

Cancellation policy:
    Failure to provide 48 hours notice will result in the following:

  • Loss of 1 volunteer event credit 
  • If you are a member of the Volunteer Committee, the number of hours equal to the event will be deducted from your volunteering hours
  • If you are an inducted member, you are no longer permitted to participate in any volunteer events for the remainder of the semester

Bideawee Animal Shelter

Dear Prospective and Inducted Members,

Below are a few events the Volunteer Committee has planned for March. You've had the opportunity of helping the sick, the elderly and the homeless, now join us in lending a helping hand elsewhere.

Bideawee Animal Shelter

      For more than 100 years, Bideawee has been the leading pet welfare organization serving metropolitan New York and Long Island.  Through a vast array of services Bideawee cultivates and supports the life-long relationships between pets and the people who love them.  Please explore the site and get to know more about how Bideawee can accompany you and your pet through your life-long journey together.

      The Bideawee Volunteer Family is a vital part of our organization: Bideawee volunteers walk dogs, socialize cats, attend events, help with administrative tasks, and participate in our pet therapy programs. Bideawee enjoys the commitment of more than 400 volunteers that provides more than 13,500 hours of service to help pets and the people that love them.

Organization: Bideawee Animal Shelter
Event: Bideawee Animals
Day: Saturday, April 13, 2013
Hours: 12pm - 3pm 
Location: 410 E 38th St, New York, NY 10016
Task: Helping with general maintenance.

Please RSVP to volunteer@sigmabaruch.org with your:

1. Name:
2. Email:
3. Phone #:
4. Committee (If your an inducted member, please say "Inducted"):
5. Do you need a proof of volunteering letter (for honor's college and/or work)?

**Please somewhere in the body and subject line of your email include the volunteer event's name***

Cancellation policy:
    Failure to provide 48 hours notice will result in the following:

  • Loss of 1 volunteer event credit 
  • If you are a member of the Volunteer Committee, the number of hours equal to the event will be deducted from your volunteering hours
  • If you are an inducted member, you are no longer permitted to participate in any volunteer events for the remainder of the semester

All Stars Talent Show Volunteer

Dear Prospective and Inducted Members,

Below are a few events the Volunteer Committee has planned for March. You've had the opportunity of helping the sick, the elderly and the homeless, now join us in lending a helping hand elsewhere.

All Stars Talent Show

The All Stars Project, Inc. (ASP) is a non-partisan, non-profit 501 organization dedicated to promoting human development through the use of an innovative performance-based model. The ASP creates outside of school, educational and performing arts activities for thousands of poor and minority young people. It sponsors community and experimental theater, develops leadership training and pursues volunteer initiatives that build and strengthen communities.

The ASP actively promotes supplementary education and the performance learning model in academic and civic arenas.

Organization: All Stars
Event: All Stars Talent Show
Day: Saturday, April 06, 2013
Hours: 10am - 5pm 
Location: 543 W 42nd St  New York, NY 10036
Task: Assist with the general flow of the event

Please RSVP to volunteer@sigmabaruch.org with your:

1. Name:
2. Email:
3. Phone #:
4. Committee (If your an inducted member, please say "Inducted"):
5. Do you need a proof of volunteering letter (for honor's college and/or work)?

**Please somewhere in the body and subject line of your email include the volunteer event's name***

Cancellation policy:
    Failure to provide 48 hours notice will result in the following:

  • Loss of 1 volunteer event credit 
  • If you are a member of the Volunteer Committee, the number of hours equal to the event will be deducted from your volunteering hours
  • If you are an inducted member, you are no longer permitted to participate in any volunteer events for the remainder of the semester

General Meeting #2

Join us for our second general meeting of the Spring Session on Friday, March 22nd in VC 4-125 from 6 to 8pm. Hope to see you there!