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Volunteer Opportunities for Veterans
August - "Operation Medford Cares"
The office of Veterans' Services collects items requested by Military men & women stationed in the Middle East, and other parts of the world that would other wise not be available to our service personnel. We are always looking for volunteers to donate requested items, help assemble packages, pick up donations, etc. They want letters of encouragement, used DVD/CD's, soft covered books, new AA batteries, things that remind them of home, etc. For a complete list of approved items for please contact us (781) 393-2503.
November - Medford High School Keynote Speaker Program
The office of Veterans' Services in conjunction with the Social Studies Department @ Medford High School hosts this dynamic event. During the year we assemble Veterans' from all walks of live, from every military branch with ties to Medford. Each Veteran addresses the MHS Students in a small classroom setting to speak about his/her military experiences. This unique program enriches the curriculum of the already fabulous program @ Medford High School. This program has been going strong for years! It is possible only through the commitment of our Veterans! ALL VETERANS PARTICIPATING MUST REGISTER THROUGH OFFICE OF VETERANS SERVICES PRIOR TO EVENT. DEADLINE for registration Oct 25, 2006. To register call 781-393-2503
November/December - The Winter Clothing Drive for Homeless Veterans' Shelters:
State Representative Paul Donato, 35th Middlesex District co-sponsors this event. Several locations are designated throughout the City of Medford as drop off sites for gently used winter clothing. Volunteers are needed to help collect, sort, and transport these much-needed items. During this clothing, drive gently worn winter jackets, scarves, hats, mittens/gloves, winter boots are collected for Homeless Veterans. DATE & DROP OFF LOCATIONS FOR THIS YEAR'S CLOTHING DRIVE, NOT YET DETERMINED. We collected approx 3,000 items for Homeless Veterans & their families in 2005! For more info Veterans Services 781-393-2503
YEAR ROUND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY
he Council on Aging is always looking for healthy & physically fit people to help the elderly with lawn care, as well as, with snow removal. It is essential to their safety to be able to get in and out of their homes, and to have pathway free and clear of tall growing weeds & grass. Many of the elderly on the Council on Aging waiting list are Veterans, the Widow of a Veteran or both. For more info Council on Aging 781-396-6010