Salem Volunteers Newsletter - May 15, 2018

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Take your pick this week from three cleanups on Saturday morning: Greenlawn Cemetery with the Friends of Greenlawn Cemetery, Riverhead Beach in Marblehead with Salem Sound Coastwatch and Marblehead Yacht Club, and Proctor's Ledge with Salem Volunteers.

The Cape Ann Vernal Pond Team has a snake show at the Crane Estate on Sunday. The show will follow a snake walk around the estate.

The North Shore Moving Market and Joseph's Storehouse Food Pantry are running as usual this week, and Habitat for Humanity continues preparations for its Peabody ReStore.

The call is out for volunteers for the Salem Arts Festival. The festival will run the first weekend of June, but help is also needed before the festival for some preparatory tasks; follow the signup link below for details. There will be a volunteer orientation on Sunday, May 27.

The Salem Farmers' Market is gearing up for its 2018 season and will start Thursday, June 7. Plan to give some time regularly or as your schedule allows.

This Week

Tuesday, May 15: Habitat for Humanity ReStore

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Habitat for Humanity North Shore is opening a ReStore in Peabody this spring. Volunteers are needed Tuesdays through Saturdays to help prepare for the opening; suggested shifts are 9am to 12pm, 12 to 3pm, and 9am to 3pm.

Experienced help is also needed with painting and small repairs and by graphic artists to help with setting up brochures and ad cards using already established templates and logos.

Sign up online, or for more information contact Janice at 978-586-3077 or restoremanager@habitatforhumanilty.com.

Wednesday, May 16: Habitat for Humanity ReStore

See the Tuesday, May 15 listing for information on ReStore.

Sign up online, or for more information contact Janice at 978-586-3077 or restoremanager@habitatforhumanilty.com.

Wednesday, May 16: North Shore Moving Market

The North Shore Moving Market (NSMM) is a free food, free delivery service operating to assist low-income elderly, handicapped, and disadvantaged individuals and families. The NSMM delivers groceries monthly to nearly 200 households in local communities. The NSMM is also the only mobile market that includes pet food with regular delivery.

We all need to be fed. Here's how you can feed and be fed!

Volunteers are needed to help deliver groceries on Wednesday mornings from approximately 9am until noon. Come and learn the side roads of Salem, see first hand how your volunteering helps, and hear a heartfelt "God bless you." All you need is a car and a warm heart!

Contact via web form.

Thursday, May 17: Habitat for Humanity ReStore

See the Tuesday, May 15 listing for information on ReStore.

Sign up online, or for more information contact Janice at 978-586-3077 or restoremanager@habitatforhumanilty.com.

Friday, May 18: Habitat for Humanity ReStore

See the Tuesday, May 15 listing for information on ReStore.

Sign up online, or for more information contact Janice at 978-586-3077 or restoremanager@habitatforhumanilty.com.

Saturday, May 19: Greenlawn Cemetery cleanup

Join the Friends of Greenlawn Cemetery for a cleanup and mulch party on Saturday, May 19 from 9am. Meet at the Dickson Memorial Chapel. Bags and gloves will be provided, but bring your own gloves if you have them.

Contact Christine Lutts at friendsofgreenlawn@gmail.com.

Saturday, May 19: Habitat for Humanity ReStore

See the Tuesday, May 15 listing for information on ReStore.

Sign up online, or for more information contact Janice at 978-586-3077 or restoremanager@habitatforhumanilty.com.

Saturday, May 19: Riverhead Beach cleanup

Salem Sound Coastwatch logo

Join Salem Sound Coastwatch and Marblehead Yacht Club for a cleanup of Riverhead Beach and Marblehead's inner harbor on Saturday, May 19 from 10am until 12pm.

RSVP requested.

For more information or to RSVP, contact 978-741-7900 or info@salemsound.org.

Saturday, May 19: Proctor's Ledge cleanup

Join Salem Volunteers and Salem area volunteers for a cleanup of the memorial at Proctor's Ledge, the surrounding neighborhood, and Gallows Hill Park if time allows. Meet at the memorial behind the Walgreens and continue on Pope Street between Boston Street and Gallows Hill Park.

The cleanup will run from 10am until noon. Trash bags will be provided, but please bring your own gloves. Park on the street or at Gallows Hill park; please do not park in the Walgreens lot.

See the event Facebook page for updates. Contact Stephanie at shagyard@yahoo.com.

Saturday, May 19: Joseph's Storehouse Food Pantry

Joseph's Storehouse's mission is to alleviate hunger with supplemental food and emergency food assistance in the greater Salem area; to provide children with life-changing opportunities; to deliver groceries to the elderly, disabled, and disadvantaged; to offer programs to all ages that promote growth and self-confidence; and to serve the community with grace, dignity, and non-discrimination.

Volunteers are needed to help at Joseph's Storehouse food pantry on Saturdays from 10am to 3pm.

Contact Carl at 978-594-4423.

Sunday, May 20: Cape Ann Vernal Pond Team show

Cape Ann Vernal Pond Team logo

The Cape Ann Vernal Pond Team (CAVPT) is a non-profit volunteer organization dedicated to vernal pond conservation and education.

CAVPT is looking for volunteers to help at its snakes and vernal ponds shows and exhibits. The shows educate about snakes of New England and the world and about vernal ponds and the animals that live there.

On Sunday, May 20 there will be a Snakes of New England and the World show and snake search at The Crane Estate in Ipswich from 1 to 3pm. Read more on the CAVPT web site.

Contact Rick at cavpt@yahoo.com.

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Friday-Sunday, June 1-3: Salem Arts Festival

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For three days each June, the Salem Arts Festival, a free, family-friendly festival, transforms downtown Salem into an opportunity for the arts community to showcase their talents. Now in its ninth year, the festival boasts attendance numbers in the thousands and celebrates all the arts: painting, photography, sculpture, dance, music, writing, film, new media, performance, theatre, poetry, culinary arts, and more!

The Salem Arts Festival relies heavily on the support of its volunteers. There are a number of jobs throughout the weekend with shifts from an hour and a half to a full day. Volunteers are also needed for various tasks before the festival. Find out more and sign up at SignUp.com.

There will be a volunteer orientation on Sunday, May 27 at 5pm at Old Town Hall.

Contact Kylie at kylie@salemmainstreets.org.

Thursdays from June to October: Salem Farmers' Market

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The Salem Farmers' Market runs every Thursday from June 7 until October 11. Volunteer once a month, every other week, or every week! All help is appreciated.

Contact Gillian at salemfarmersmarket@gmail.com.