Salem Volunteers Newsletter - June 20, 2017

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It's another busy week with plenty of opportunities to choose from.

The Salem Farmers' Market continues on Thursday. Volunteers are scheduled through the afternoon and early evening, but help is especially needed at the earlier shifts.

The Salem Summer Meals Program is organizing an event Thursday to promote the program. Give a few hours to help spread the word or find out more about the program and sign up to help through the summer.

There are two Cape Ann Vernal Pond Team shows this weekend, one in North Andover on Saturday and one in Rockport on Sunday. The North Shore Cancer WALK is Sunday morning in Salem.

At the time of writing, SPUR needs one more meal prepared for its Wednesday, June 21 dinner service. Sign up on line to help.

The North Shore Moving Market and Joseph's Storehouse Food Pantry are running as usual this week.

The U.S. Senior Open will start next Monday in Peabody and run for seven days. This is a large event with thousands of volunteers that have been coordinated, but check in for last-minute openings.

This Week

Wednesday, June 21: 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 to 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 Linda at

Thursday, June 22: Salem Farmers' Market

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The Salem Farmers' Market runs every Thursday from June 8 until October 12. Volunteer once a month, every other week, or every week! All help is appreciated.

Contact Gillian at

Thursday, June 22: Salem Summer Meals blitz

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The Salem Summer Meals Program, part of the USDA Summer Food Service Program, provides lunches and breakfasts at various sites in Salem to all children ages 0 to 18 at no charge.

Volunteers are needed for the Salem Summer Meals blitz event to help promote the program. Volunteers can work in teams or individually. Meet at Salem Common between 4 and 7pm on Thursday, June 22 to receive a Salem Summer Meals packet and your assigned zone where you will distribute flyers and meal schedules to residents and businesses to increase awareness of the program. Some zones will require cars.

Contact Kerry Murphy at 978-317-3738 or

Saturday, June 24: 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.

Saturday, June 24: Cape Ann Vernal Pond Team show

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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.

The Saturday, June 24 show will be a one hour live animal presentation of Snakes of New England and the World at Harold Parker State Forest in North Andover. The showtime is yet to be determined.

Contact Rick at

Sunday, June 25: North Shore Cancer WALK

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The 2017 North Shore Cancer WALK will take place on Sunday, June 25. For more than two decades, the North Shore Cancer WALK has brought together a community focused on raising funds for the fight against cancer. To date, the walks have raised a remarkable $21 million. This year that mission will again be celebrated as entertainers and supporters along the route lend a festive air to an unforgettable journey, driven by determination and inspired by hope.

Proceeds from the WALK will support oncology services at North Shore Medical Center and the Massachusetts General/North Shore Cancer Center. In the past, WALK contributions have supported renovations, clinical trials, wellness services such as massage and acupuncture to help alleviate pain and nausea, as well as supportive care programs for patients and their families.

Help will be needed for set-up, clean-up, and for a number of jobs during the WALK.

Contact Susan Lausier at or sign up on line.

Sunday, June 25: Cape Ann Vernal Pond Team show

Cape Ann Vernal Pond Team logo

See the Saturday, June 24 listing for information about the Cape Ann Vernal Pond Team.

The Sunday, June 25 show will be a one hour live animal presentation of Snakes of New England and the World from 11am to 12pm at Halibut Point State Park in Rockport.

Contact Rick at

U.S. Senior Open

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The 38th U.S. Senior Open, to be held June 26-July 2, 2017 at Salem Country Club in Peabody, will feature a field of 156 of the world's best professional and amateur senior golfers (over the age of 50). Players who are eligible to compete include Fred Couples, Colin Montgomerie, Bernhard Langer, John Daly, Tom Lehman, and Tom Watson. This Championship is expected to have 100,000+ attendees over the course of the week, along with 2,300 volunteers. Fox Sports will have 4 days of live coverage of the event and all eyes will be on Salem Country Club! Tickets are available now and all children 17 and under are admitted free with a ticketed adult.

Volunteers are a vital part of a successful Championship. Without them, this would not be possible! By registering as a volunteer, you too can be a part of history. Each volunteer is asked to work at least four four-hour shifts over the course of the seven day championship. Before signing up, please choose a volunteer committee. Committee descriptions are available on line and include two Junior Committees for volunteers ages 13 to 17.

Volunteers will go through an "Availability Process" where they will be able to choose the days and times that work best for them to volunteer. Schedules will be based off of the information provided. During the "Availability Process" volunteers also have the opportunity to request working with an individual that is also on their same committee.

Sign up on line, or for more information contact Megan Gormley at 978-818-6006 or