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Summer Issue: Volunteering in New Hampshire

The WWaysmeet Center 2 copyaysmeet Center

Waysmeet’s food pantry, Cornucopia, needs help Tuesdays and Fridays throughout the summer, collecting, unloading and organizing donated food. Volunteers are wanted for Tuesdays anytime between 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m., and Fridays from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Their Food Rescue program needs volunteers available to collect food from businesses in Durham at any time during weekdays all summer. Help is also needed for cutting the center’s grass and harvesting its garden, with those times being flexible. Gleaning (gathering excess food from farms) volunteers are wanted to gather food to bring back to Waysmeet, with those times also flexible. For more information regarding all Waysmeet volunteer opportunities, contact Larry Brickner-Wood at [email protected] or 603-851-1165.

Building houses with Habitat for Humanity

Volunteer in Farmington and Rochester, (about 20 minutes from Durham) to build houses with Habitat for Humanity on Thursdays and Saturdays throughout the summer from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. For more information regarding the program, call the organization at 603-433-9555 or [email protected].

Echo Thrift Shop

Echo Thrift Shop, an economic and environmentally friendly thrift store, located in the Community Church of Durham (17 Main St.), is looking for weekly volunteers all through the summer. Help is needed Monday through Friday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Volunteers get 50 percent off everything at the shop. For more information contact Heidi Chase at [email protected].

Durham Parks and Recreation Department

Parks and Rec. puts on events all through the summer and welcomes help from volunteers. For updated event information visit the department website or contact Parks and Rec. director Rachel Gasowski at 603-817-4074.

Wildcat Sendoff Lobster Bake

On Saturday, May 14, 15-20 volunteers are needed for the senior class lobster bake located on Boulder Field in Durham. More information is available on the event’s UNH Connect page.

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