Watertown Helps Out: May 2nd, 2015

It’s Time to Help Out!

Online registration for Watertown Helps Out is now closed.

If you would still like to volunteer, please come to our kickoff breakfast from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. on May 2nd at The Arsenal Project at 485 Arsenal Street (inside, in front of Old Navy and Dunkin’ Donuts) and you can sign up for any volunteer slots that are still open.

WCF’s second annual day of community service, Watertown Helps Out, will be Saturday, May 2nd.

Scroll down or click here to see a full list of activities.
How to sign up to volunteer:

  1. Click on an activity below (or see a full list by clicking here).
  2. You will be directed to a third party nonprofit website, GiveBackTime. You can view the activity without signing up, but you will need to create a username and password with GiveBackTime. (If you are bringing additional people, including children, each person must be registered individually. Each volunteer needs a separate username and password with a different email address.)
  3. Once you have created a GiveBackTime account, click “Volunteer” on the activity page.
  4. You will receive a confirmation email telling you that your signup was successful.
  5. Within the next few days, you will receive an additional email with details about your event, including contact information for the organization running  the event.

Volunteers are invited to the kickoff breakfast from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. on May 2nd at The Arsenal Project at 485 Arsenal Street (inside, in front of Old Navy and Dunkin’ Donuts) – pick up your T-shirt and connect with other volunteers.

All volunteers must agree to this waiver and release, which states that you waive all liability and release WCF and your host organization from all liability related to Watertown Helps Out. The waiver also contains a media release.

Volunteer Activities:

(Crossed-out activities are full)

  1. Help Church of the Good Shepherd prepare for Vacation Garden School by pulling up weeds, watering seeds, and more. Children welcome! (10-12)
  2. Help with spring cleanup at an affordable housing development in Watertown with MetroWest Collaborative Development (10-12).
  3. Research and put together information on different countries for a “Traveling Group” for adults with disabilities at Sancta Maria’s Windsor House (can be done any time at home, or 8:30-4:30 M-F at Windsor House).
  4. Write letters to graduating seniors and help with HIV and substance abuse prevention activities with Wayside and the Watertown Youth Coalition (10-1).
  5. Help elderly and disabled tenants at Watertown Housing Authority move heavy furniture and/or paint a fence.
  6. Write to our troops and do yard work at the Shutt Marine Corps detachment with Operation American Soldier  (10-2).
  7. Organize prop and costume storage at New Repertory Theatre (10-2).
  8. Garden and clean up the playscape at the Cunniff School (10-2).
  9. Garden, paint benches, and clean up at the Hosmer School (10-1).
  10. Help the Watertown Free Public Library fix up its garden (10-2) or clean and organize its magazine collection (10-12).
  11. Mulch and clean up flower beds at the Edmund Fowle House with the Historical Society of Watertown (10-1).
  12. Help the Arsenal Center of the Arts with its Open Arts Day. Three shifts available for setup (9:30-12), ushering/workshops (12-2), and cleanup (2-4).
  13. Make reusable shopping bags with HATCH (the makerspace of the Watertown Free Public Library) and Rethink Plastic.
  14. Clean up Catalonga Park along the riverfront with Charles River Conservancy (10-1).
  15. Clean the path from Watertown Square to the Dealtry Memorial swimming pool with the Watertown Bike and Pedestrian Committee (10-1)
  16. Clean up the Watertown Bike Path. Sponsored by State Rep Jonathan Hecht and State Senator Will Brownsberger. (10-2)
  17. Clean up and paint the Watertown Family Network‘s Family Center (10-12).
  18. Deliver outreach packets for Parent Child Home Program (any time week of May 4th).
  19. Calling all carpenters: build cubbies, clean up, and paint at the Boys & Girls Club (10-2).
  20. Beautify the yard of a residential home for adults with disabilities run by Beaverbrook STEP (10-3).
  21. Help the Watertown Senior Center clean up after its annual yard sale fundraiser (1:30-4).
  22. Paint and garden at therapeutic school Beacon High School, a program of Walker (10-3).

Thank you to our generous sponsors:



Arsenal Project logo

Watertown Savings Bank logo


Robert Airasian, William Raveis Real Estate

Lexus/Toyota of Watertown

Accutemp Engineering, Inc



Rotary Club of Watertown

Stephen M. Winnick, Esq., Winnick & Sullivan LLP

Cambridge Savings Bank

Mount Auburn Cemetery

Dunkin’ Donuts – Watertown (Riverside Management Group, LLC)