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Habitat volunteers help build and rehabilitate houses to be sold at no profit to low-income families who otherwise would not be able to afford a home. Project: The Williams College and Northern Berkshire chapters of Habitat need student volunteers from 9:00-12:00 every Saturday to construct their new house on Hall Street in Williamstown.
==[[Hats for the Homeless]]==
Contact: Emily Brown (08ejb)
==[[Louison House]]==
Contact: Sadie Miller William Bruce (smiller08wbb)
Louison House is a homeless shelter in Adams. Volunteer responsibilities range from helping a person write a resume to playing with kids and organizing food drives. A volunteer is also needed to help with case work and basic office assistance in North Adams.
==[[Williamstown Food Pantry]]==
Contact: Allison Farley William Bruce (06aef08wbb)
Located just at the edge of campus at St.Patrick's Church, the food pantry is crucial to the Williamstown area, regularly distributing meals to 14-20 families regardless of their religious affiliation. Students are needed on Wednesdays from 1:00-3:00 to help stock shelves at at major distribution times (Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter) to distribute food.
==[[Thursday Night Grassroots]]==
Contact: Zoe Fonseca (08zaf), Morgan Goodwin (08mjg), Julia Sendor (08jbs), Whitney Leonard (08wal)
This dynamic environmental activism group meets on Thursday nights at 10pm in Dodd living room. Discussions and activism around climate change, local environemtnal issues, sustainability on campus and much more! Get involved organizing an awareness-raising event, pressuring the college to go green, or attending conferences with students from other schools to learn more!
==[[Hoosic River Watershed Association]]==
==[[Berkshire Humane Society]]==
Contact: Justin Lavner Rachel Shneebaum (06jal09res), Elizabeth Hewett Sophia Grudin (06ekh09sag)
The Humane Society provides a safe place for abandoned animals and various services for pet owners. Volunteers can help weekly with pet training, walking, kennel monitoring, cleaning, and other tasks, as well as with the fundraising Humane Race.
Outdoor Outreach is run by the Williams Outing Club and the Williamstown youth Center to provide trust-building, fun, educational outdoor activities to children in the surrounding areas. These outdoor education and adventure classes will include hiking, canoeing, an overnight trip, rock climbing, and WOC's challenge low ropes course~! Classes run during the first and fourth quarters. Time commitment is 4 hours on each of four Saturday afternoons plus one overnight.
==[[Williams Outing Club Trail CrewWilliamstown Rural Lands Foundation]]==Contact: Will Wetzel Juliana (06wcw413) 458-2494WRLF is a community land trust and Reed Harrison enviornmental education organization. They have a beautiful new center at Sheep Hill (06rmhlocated on Route 7 south of Williamstown)[ Web site]WOC runs occasional trail crew parties to They also help maintain important several local recreational areas. They trails, advise residents on conservation practices and land restrictions, purchase land for preservation, and are a great contribution to working on increasing affordable housing in the local area and are a lot of fun. Trail crews typically work on Saturdays, though special arrangements can be made for interested groups.
==[[Williamstown Rural Lands Foundation]]== WRLF is a community land trust and enviornmental education organization. They have a beautiful new center at Sheep Hill (located on Route 7 south of Williamstown). They also help maintain several local trails, advise residents on conservation practices and land restrictions, purchase land for preservation, and are working on increasing affordable housing in the area.
Contact: Juliana (413) 458-2494
==[[Best Buddies]]==
Contact: Ezra Burch Matt Neuber (07eab08mwn)Listserv:
This program builds friendships between college students and people with mild to moderate intellectual disabilities. Volunteers build close and lasting relationships with their buddies by going to the movies, sports events, concerts, museums and their social activities. Buddies talk on the phone once a week and meet twice a month for about 2 hours each time. No car is needed.
==[[Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic]]==
Contact: Nathan Friend Libby Copeland-Halperin (07ndf09lrc) Jeff Owens , Megan Ramsey (458-364108mer)
This is a national organization that produces tape recordings of written texts for the blind community and those with dyslexia. The Williamstown branch is always in need of volunteer to read texts aloud and to monitor machinery. The weekly commitment is typically two hours and the schedule is very acommodating.
==[[ABC House Tutoring]]==
Contact: Natalie Vokes Anouk Dey (07niv), Brendan Mulrain (07btm09abd)
The national [ A Better Chance] (ABC) program, provides increased educational opportunites for high school students from disadvantaged backgrounds. The program has established a residence on Hoxsey Street in Williamstown so eight of these students can attend Mt. Greylock High School. Volunteers tutor the ABC House students in a wide range of subjects and as often as needed. The time commitment is about two hours, one night a week, and the house is a short walking distance from campus.
==[[America Reads/America Counts]]==
Contact: Sara Kazanjian Kaatje White (06sjk), Jenny Gimian (08jmg_2kwhite)
These national programs are both federal work study and volunteer opportunities. Volunteers can work either in the classroom as teacher's assistants or after school in one-on-one tutoring and mentoring programs. Williams volunteers work at Williamstown Elementary, Hancock Elementary (just south of Williamstown), Pownal Elementary (just north), and North Adams public schools. The time commitment ranges from one to several hours per week.
==[[Berkshire Arts and Technology Charter School]]==
Sadie Miller (smiller)
==[[Berkshire Farm Center and Services for Youth]]==
Contact: Estalyn Marquis Naya Joi Martin (06esm09nm), Lindsay Millert (09lkm)
Berkshire Farm is a group home and school for about 250 boys aged 12-17 all from New York State. They are placed in the home for a variety of reasons including family difficulties, school troubles, drugs, and gang involvement. Williams students tutor the boys in reading, writing, math, Spanish, and for SAT prep courses.
==[[Big Brothers/Big Sisters]]==
Contact: Jose Pacas Veronica Ivey (08jdp) and Corey Levin (08cml09vbi)
Williams students are paired wiht a student from a local elementary school. Volunteers become close and highly respected friends to these children who need a reliable and caring role model. A Big can help a child discover a world of possibilities and opportunites simply by being a genuine friend. Volunteers do not need a car to participate, but must commit to one meeting a week with their little sibling.
==[[Boy Scouts]]==
Contact: Sean Carollo (07sac)
The local troop welcomes student volunteers as troop leaders, outdoor trip guides, and skills teachers. The scouts are always eager to meet Williams students with scouting experience, and time commitment can vary from a few weeks to a few years. The troop meets on Thursdays at 7:00pm at St. Patrick's Church.
==[[Conte Middle School Tutoring]]==
Contact: Elizabeth Doran (06ead_3)
Volunteers at this North Adams middle school work one-on-one with students having academic difficulties in a variety of subjects. Tutoring sessions are held on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 2:30-3:30, and volunteers are welcome for any or all of these days.
==[[Days at College]]==
Contact: Pam Vachatimanont Hnin Hnin (07vv09hwh)
Work with children in grades 6-10 from NYC and Vermont to raise thier awareness of the possibility of college, the wide range of college options, and the necessary skills for succeeding in high school and college. School groups visit Williams for a simulated day at college.
==[[Hughes Science Foundation Tutoring]]==
Contact: Jennifer Swoap (
Run through the Biology department but open to students of any discipline, this program allows Williams students to work with local elementary school teachers to create lesson plans and teach classes in the sciences and computer technologies. Time commitment for these paid positions begins at two hours per week. Teaching session occur during the school day and transportation is provided.
==[[Mt. Greylock High School]]==
Contact: Laura Wagner Melissa Barton (07ldw09mab)
Students can volunteer each week during the school day at their convenience to work one-on-one with high school students with various learning disabilities. A van leaves from Chapin at 2:30 and returns by 4:00 on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
==[[P.A.W. Pals at Pownal Elementary School]]==
Contact: Tyler Gray Anastashia Magee (07tcg09anm)
PAW Pals is a big brother/big sister program in Pownal, VT. Williams students spend one hour a week (or more) one-on-one with elementary school students, either at lunch or after school. Volunteers provide a dependable support and mentor for the children, and together they do fun stuff like playing basketball and board games or doing art projects.
==[[KidsSpace at MassMoCA]]==
Contact: Priyanka Bangard (07pb)
Kidspace is an art gallery and studio space designed especially for kids and families. Kidspace staff work closely wiht North Adams teachers to integrate the study of contemporary art and art making into the curriculum, and they host class field trips for all North Adams schoolchildren. Kidspace is also open to the public.
==[[Pownal Elementary After-School Program]]==
Contact: Sadie MillerKaatje White (kwhite)
This program is a great opportunity to begin teaching elementary school students. Volunteers design and teach their own class to a group of K-3 or 4-6 grade students. The program begins in January, when volunteers can teach one or two days a week. Past courses have included cooking, Native American culture, Around the World, the Homework Club, and Structure.
==[[Pen Pals]]==
Contact: Carol Rosenberg Claire Zentgraf (06cer_3), Alexis Saba (06aes09cmz)
Write monthly letters to students from Brayton Elementary in North Adams and be a lasting impact in their lives.
Contact: William Bruce (08wbb)
Founded by Williams students almost 100 years ago, the WYC now relies largely on Williams volunteers as sports coaches, tutors, summer camp leaders, and art, dance, yoga and acting teachers for boys and girls aged 4-16
Contact: Natalie Vokes (07niv) & Priyanka Bangard (07pb)
==[[Hurricane Relief Coalition]]==
Contact: Alissa Caron Jess Walthew (06arc09jaw)
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==[[Community Corps]]==
Contact: Megan Brankley (08meb) & Prassanna Raman (08pr)
==[[Images Cinema]]==
==Earthquake Relief Fellowship==
Contact : Prassanna Raman (08pr) and Uzaib Saya (08uys)
==Angel Project==
Contact: [mailto:MaryEager@USE.SALVATIONARMY.ORG Captain Mary Eager], North Adams Salvation Army, (413) 663-7987
Collecting toys for area children for the holidays - get houses, teams, departments, offices, etc. to 'sponsor' a child. Contact Mary in October or so and get in touch with [ Barb Agostini] in the Campus Life Office [(413) 597-2546] - she will be very helpful with the collection of the gifts. Generally around $40-$60 should be spent per child, so groups can use this to decide how many children they want to take. Try to put out an initial ad blitz to the Williams community (including faculty and staff) before Thanksgiving to get it on everyone's radar. Most people will sign up the week after Thanksgiving, giving them about two or so weeks, as gifts are usually due on the Friday of finals (it's best to set a soft deadline of Thursday, since almost everyone will get the presents in late).