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Yoga Reaches Out

Mission: to bring the yoga community together to create seva (selfless service). Through the gift of yoga, Yoga Reaches Out focuses on raising funds for organizations that impact the health, education, and well-being of children.

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CareGroup Parmenter Home Care and Hospice seeks volunteers

Please consider volunteering and giving the gift of time to support our patients at our non-profit Hospice! You are needed!

CareGroup Parmenter Home Care and Hospice is looking for people to join our hospice volunteer team. Volunteers play a critical role in the lives of our patients and families. As an integral part of the care team, volunteers take on a variety of important roles to add valuable support at a challenging time in our patients’ lives.

Please consider this volunteer opportunity. We are hosting an upcoming 6-week hospice volunteer training at our Wayland office: 266 Cochituate Road in Wayland
Dates: 6 weeks Tuesdays 9am-12pm – March 28, April 4, 11, 18, 25 and May 2

To learn how to get started with our volunteering or if you have questions, please contact:
Rebecca Wendler, Manager of Hospice Volunteer Services
Mobile: 508.907.9660

2017 Annual High School Community Service Awards

Honor HS students who do 50 hours or more of Community Service.

You can nominate a friend, a student, your child, or yourself! This includes all WHS students, and Wayland residents who attend independent high schools.

Information packets and application forms are available in the High School Guidance Office, the Wayland Library, Wayland Youth and Family Services, or online here: CSA Nomination materials and eligibility criteria 2017

Deadline for all submissions is April 1, 2017

Please join us at the HS Community Service Awards Ceremony, Tuesday, May 2, 7pm at the Wayland High School Main Stage

Sponsored by Wayland High School and Wayland Youth and Family Services

Questions: Dossie Kahn, Wayland Youth & Family Services, 508-358- 4293


Wayland Residents, Have You Room For A Fresh Air Child This Summer?

Wayland Patch 2/19/17: Wayland Residents, Have You Room For A Fresh Air Child This Summer? Each summer, thousands of children from New York City’s low-income communities visit suburban, rural and small town communities along the East Coast and Southern Canada through The Fresh Air Fund’s Friendly Towns Program. This summer, join volunteer host families in Central Massachusetts who open their hearts and homes to New York City children. For information on hosting a Fresh Air child this summer, please visit The Fresh Air Fund at

Join Wayland’s Community Emergency Response Team

This winter and spring, Wayland’s Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) will be conducting training for those who are interested in becoming members of the CERT team. Training will take place on Monday evenings, 7-9pm, beginning March 6th at the Wayland Public Safety Building, at the intersection of Routes 27 and 20, and will run from 10-12 weeks.

In addition to this multi-week, comprehensive training course, CERT also conducts sessions on a variety of relevant topics throughout the year. As an example, on January 30th, CERT trained its members on how to set up and operate an emergency shelter.

CERT is comprised of volunteer residents of Wayland who are willing to assist the town in the event of any emergency that requires additional backup resources. CERT’s main responsibility is to operate and staff the town’s emergency shelter, located at the Wayland Middle School, in the event of a disaster caused by blizzards, hurricanes, or other situations forcing people to leave their homes to seek shelter.

CERT operates under the direction of Wayland’s Emergency Management Director (Police Chief Robert Irving) and the Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC).

No special skills are required to join CERT. The standard FEMA training program offered covers such items as disaster preparedness, fire safety, first aid, disaster medical operations and psychology, light search and rescue operations, and terrorism. The CERT team is divided up into several sub-teams, including shelter, first aid, animal rescue and care, and general support.

Once trained, members participate when available and to the extent of their comfort level.

So please consider becoming a member of Wayland CERT and learn how to take care of yourself, family and neighbors in the event of an emergency! For more information, and to register for the upcoming training, please contact Joseph Gordon, Wayland CERT Coordinator, at (617) 835-3266 or via email at

PTO Seeking Volunteers for World’s Fair

Save the Date…The World’s Fair is Coming! PTO Seeking Volunteers
Loker School, Saturday, March 25th, 1:00 to 4:00 PM

The World’s Fair is coming to Loker School on Saturday, March 25th from 1pm-4pm! Created to celebrate Wayland’s cultural diversity, parents and students from the three elementary schools or groups of high school students work together to assemble booths representing the best of their culture or a culture they admire. To volunteer please click here. Contact Rebecca Lloyd at with any questions. Thank you!

Becoming a tutor of English

Have you ever thought about tutoring someone in English? Most people who decide to become tutors are thinking of the good it can do, helping others become more proficient in English and better able to cope with employment, landlords, schools or the medical profession. But then they discover the rewards, the satisfaction that comes as progress is made and a relationship develops that enriches both learner and tutor. Tutors often speak of their pleasure in learning about another culture and their greater appreciation for the challenges facing those who are adapting to ours.

The Wayland Library sponsors an ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) program that serves a wide area around Wayland. Because of the constant demand for tutoring, all available tutors are now working with students, and the next tutor-training course has been scheduled.

Program director Ginny Steel is currently enrolling prospective tutors for the five-session course that starts on March 7. The class will meet at the Wayland Library on five consecutive Tuesday mornings, 9:30-12:30. No prior knowledge of a foreign language is needed, just an openness to other cultures and the desire to share your knowledge of English. The training is free, although it is necessary to purchase a textbook for about $20.

For more information or to enroll in the tutor-training course, you can phone Ginny Steel at 508-358-7517 or email her at

Adult volunteers wanted to roll out Happy Hollow cafeteria lunch food composting program

green-team-compostingHappy Hollow is delighted to roll-out this new “green school” composting initiative and we are looking for adult volunteers to help train our students on how to properly sort and compost cafeteria food left overs. A Wayland School Cori must be on file prior to entering the building.
Everyone benefits from your involvement; the environment, our children, our recently upgraded garden and our community as a whole. Students have already started composting and just need some helpful reminders and instructions. We are looking for one to two parents per 11:30-1:30pm for two weeks beginning December 5th. We will have a quick training on December 2nd from 10-12pm (it will probably take under an hour, but this affords the opportunity to view the cafeteria if you are interested). Please register using the Volunteer link below – and thank you!
Here’s how it works in 3 easy steps:
  1. Click this link:
  2. Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.
  3. Sign up! It’s Easy – you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on