Volunteer Appreciation Month and Earth Day
This month combines two meaningful celebrations – Volunteer Appreciation Month and Earth Day, commemorated on April 22.
Building community is important for all of us at S:US. As we have seen over the last two years, forming and maintaining community is essential; the impact of isolation and loneliness are known to have serious health risks. For many individuals in our communities, coming together can make the difference between overcoming or becoming overwhelmed by challenges. S:US is an integral part of the many communities we work in and we are proud to say that we treat the people we serve and our staff like family. We provide care and essential services for the most vulnerable New Yorkers in every borough of New York City and on Long Island.
At S:US, we are grateful to all our volunteers for supporting the whole community. Volunteers work alongside staff to provide additional needed supports to the people we serve. From corporate groups and community-based organizations to individual contributors, we appreciate every single person who adds value to our work. Volunteers help wrap presents for our Holiday Gift Project, teach participants how to apply for a job, lead yoga classes and other wellness events, work in the gardens with Urban Farms, and more. All of these activities are essential to helping individuals and families served by S:US lead full and enriched lives.
To learn more about S:US’ Urban Farms, I encourage you to subscribe to our YouTube channel, where the team posts gardening tips, garden tours, and recipes. Our Urban Farms Live! “Earth Day/S:US Day of Service,” will take place on April 22. Please read more about it here.
Lastly, if you’re interested in volunteering with S:US, we’re hosting a community volunteer day on April 30 at a supported housing site in the Bronx. See more details here.