Monthly Archives: June 2008

St. John Students Organize Senior Library

  First year students from St. John’s University of Queens partake in an orientation during the summer before freshman year and this year the orientation includes a community service aspect. On three separate occasions, the students will be volunteering with Met Council. On Tuesday June 24th, the students organized the library at our senior residence on […]

Volunteer Your Skills

 Jennifer Samelson was so kind enough to volunteer her skill of American Sign Language (ASL). At our homeless shelter in Jamaica Queens, Hillside House, we have a new client who is deaf. She is unable to communicate with the staff and it has been difficult relaying information to her regarding programs and benefits that she […]

Day in the Park

  Through the Goldman Sachs Community Team Works Program, GS volunteers have the opportunity to take a paid day off to volunteer. One of the projects that Met Council organized with GS was a day in the park for our clients in Met Council’s Family Violence Program. Although the forecast predicted thunderstorms, it actually was a […]

Corporate Office Volunteers to Plant

 Savage Company, a national corporation headquartered in Utah, had their annual conference in New York City. Over 400 employees attended and were required to break into smaller groups and participate in volunteer projects throughout the city. One group planted two gardens at Met Council’s housing site located on East 77th Street in Manhattan. The volunteers […]

Friends Come Together to Volunteer

                   A few weeks ago, Tamar Snyder contacted the Met Council volunteer department because her friends wanted to participate in a volunteer project. The group of friends met at Met Council’s main office one evening and put Shabbat packages together for our clients at the JCC of […]