Rise Against Hunger Meal Packing Event

 

Service from Home

The following volunteer opportunities are open to GCDS students, parents, faculty, staff, and alumni.

 

Kids in Crisis - make a meal and drop it off at the green KIC picnic table (1 Salem Street in Cos Cob). It will then be picked up by the KIC staff. Click here to sign up. (You will need the GCDS access code, which is included in Jen Donnalley's emails and listed in the Parent Portal here. Email cpg@gcds.net for questions about access code.)

GEMS

 

GEMS - make a meal and drop it off for our first responders Click here (You will need the GCDS access code, which is included in Jen Donnalley's emails and listed in the Parent Portal here. Email cpg@gcds.net for questions about access code.)

 

Order dinner from a restaurant to be delivered to Inspirica. They can no longer allow volunteers to cook and donate meals. Click here to sign up. (You will need the GCDS access code, which is included in Jen Donnalley's emails and listed in the Parent Portal here. Email cpg@gcds.net for questions about access code.)

 

Submit a recipe for the NEW GCDS Cookbook—we will sell a digital copy once it’s complete to raise funds for a to-be-determined nonprofit helping those affected by COVID-19.
Click here for instructions.
Click here for the recipe template.

 

Share your voice and help drive innovation in voice technology through VocalID. This requires a parent to sign a waiver.
Vocalid website
Ted Talk
Video to explain it to kids

 

Write letters to the elderly, healthcare workers, the military (active or veterans), or children in hospitals. Once you’ve written five or more, please send them to:
CPG
401 Old Church Road
Greenwich, CT 06830
On the outside of your envelope, specify whom they are for, e.g. elderly, healthcare workers, etc.

 

Make Paracord Bracelets for our Troops and First Responders. Click on this link to learn how to make a paracord bracelet and get all the resources you need.

 

Download the Charity Miles App onto your smartphone. Turn on this app when you go for a walk. It allows you to choose from a variety of charities and ten cents is earned for every mile you walk. With the number of people I’ve seen walking the past few days, this could be HUGE!

 

Spring Cleaning - Get ready for GCDS recycling days. This list is being updated as we hear the needs of local nonprofits.

 

Offer one-on-one tech help for seniors. If you want to sign up for this, click here. (You will need the GCDS access code, which is included in Jen Donnalley's emails and listed in the Parent Portal here. Email cpg@gcds.net for questions about access code.). You will then be assigned to one person and will be given their contact information. Please be patient on this as the town is working on getting an accurate list ready. It’s not ready to roll just yet, but we need volunteers ready to go.

 

Pillows for Necessities. Each month GCDS delivers bags to Greenwich Hospital for an organization called Necessities for women who are having mastectomies. One of the items in the bag is a pillow that can be used for greater comfort across the chest when using a seatbelt. If you like to sew, click here for instructions. Once you have made a bunch, please email cpg@gcds.net and we’ll schedule a time for you to drop them at the front door of the GCDS Middle School.

 

Apply for an online volunteer job for the United Nations. Click here for volunteer opportunities.

 

Transcribe an original, historical document in the Smithsonian’s collection and help make it accessible to all students around the world. Click here to register.

 

Lead call-in programming for homebound seniors. Examples include Trivia, Name-That-Tune, Book Club, Music Performances, Armchair Travel & Chair Yoga. The list will grow with your creativity! 

face mask

 

Make a face shield for hospital employees.
Click here for directions to make a face shield by hand.
Click here for 3D printer directions. Please send them to:
CPG
401 Old Church Road
Greenwich, CT 06830
OR
Drop them on the porch of the Upper Elementary building on OCR

face mask

 

Sew a mask for the elderly in town.
Click here to watch Mrs. Moran's video to help you make a mask that does NOT require sewing. (Thanks Mrs. Moran)
Click here to watch Mrs. Moran's video to help you sew a pleated mask.
Click here to watch Mrs. Moran's video to help you sew a shaped mask.
Click here for the CDC's directions to make cloth masks (one version requires sewing, one does not)
Please send them to:
CPG
401 Old Church Road
Greenwich, CT 06830
OR
Drop them on the porch of the Upper Elementary building on OCR

 

Donate to the Greenwich COVID19 Community Relief Fund. GCDS has a goal of raising $25,000 for this fund. Click here to donate.

The following activities are still being developed and will be added to the above list of opportunities as soon as they are ready. 

 

Create technology tutorial videos. Sign-up link to choose a specific topic or add your own ideas will be added when this project is ready.

 

Record yourself reading a picture book. Sign-up link to choose a specific book or add your own ideas will be added when this project is ready.

 

Grocery Shop for Seniors - Right now there are more volunteers offering their services to grocery shop than seniors requesting help. If this changes, we will post as a job.

Questions?

Email Jen Donnalley at cpg@gcds.net.

About the GCDS Center for Public Good

Service to others has been a core value of a GCDS education since the school’s founding. In 2019, we established the Center for Public Good to ensure that we will always support service projects for students, alumni, faculty, and staff. Learn more