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Sudbury-Wayland-Lincoln Domestic Violence Roundtable

Sudbury-Wayland-Lincoln Domestic Violence Roundtable is an all-volunteer nonprofit organization of men and women incorporated in 1999. The goal of the Roundtable is to raise awareness about the issue of domestic violence through community education and networking and to improve the coordination between public and private services for victims and families touched by domestic violence.

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Free Flu Clinics Offered by the Wayland Health Department


The Wayland Health Department along with our Wayland Resident Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) Volunteers will be providing FREE Injectable Flu Vaccine Clinics for ALL interested individuals.   Flu clinics will be held at the Town Building Large Hearing Room on the following Wednesdays in October:

  • October 11          2-7pm
  • October 18          2-7pm
  • October 25          2-7pm

There is no out of pocket expense but insurance cards are necessary to provide for reimbursement so future vaccine may be purchased.

“Flu Mist” will NOT be available again this year as the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) voted last year not to recommend the live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV) “nasal spray”.  ACIP is a panel of immunization experts that advises the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This ACIP vote is based on data they reviewed that showed poor or relatively lower effectiveness of “flu mist” from 2013-2016. ACIP continues to recommend the inactivated influenza vaccine (injectable) for everyone aged 6 months and older.

Injectable Seasonal Flu Vaccine will be available to everyone aged 6mos and older at our clinics. Limited doses of Pneumococcal, Prevnar and Tdap vaccine will be available at the Community Clinics for those individuals who meet the criteria set forth by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) AND have reserved a dose by calling our FLU Hotline at 508-358-6805.

Join the MRC!

New Medical Reserve Corps Volunteers are always needed!  We have a great group of volunteers however we would love to recruit new members.  If you are interested in helping out your community and would like to volunteer please contact the Health Department at


Become 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.

Because of the constant demand for tutoring, all available tutors are now working with students, and the next tutor-training course has been scheduled. ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) program director Ginny Steel is currently enrolling prospective tutors for the five-session course that starts on September 19. The class will meet at the Wayland Library on five Tuesday evenings 6:00 – 9:00. Class dates this fall are Sept. 19 and 26, October 10, 17 and 24. 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

Medical Reserve Corps Volunteers Needed

If you would like to volunteer to become involved and help your community, you may be interested in joining the Medical Reserve Corps (MRC). The MRC is a great group of people and we are always looking for more volunteers. You do not need to be in the medical field to join the MRC. For more information, or to fill out an application, please contact PHN/Nurse Leader Ruth Mori at


We’re hiring…volunteers!

Are you a lover of books, a fan of the Wayland Library, and have a spare hour or two per week to volunteer? The Friends of the Wayland Library are looking for a few more people to help with the good work being done in support of the library. Whether it’s taking a more active, ongoing, role in the book sale, or helping with discrete events, the options are varied both in areas of interest and amount of time required. Our next quarterly meeting is Friday, June 9 at 9:15am in the Raytheon Room at the library. We’d love your input and your talents. Please join us! Email Sarah Hubbell at with any questions.

Wheels for the World wheelchair collection

On Saturday, June 17, Wheels for the World will be collecting wheelchairs, parts; and other mobility aides at Trinitarian Congregational Church; 53 Cochituate Rd from 10am-2pm. If you or someone you know has no longer used wheelchairs or canes, crutches, etc. Please bring them to Trinitarian and they will be taken and restored to new condition and brought to disabled children and adults around the world who cannot have access to “the gift of mobility” due to conditions in their countries. Donated wheelchairs will be receipted and are tax deductible.

Come help us give others around the world the freedoms we sometimes take for granted and give The Gift of Mobility. For more information call Cindy Leonard at 508-653-3743 or go to

Volunteers are also needed in this area for ongoing help picking up donated wheelchairs and mobility aids and bringing them to our storage facility in Framingham. If you can help please contact Cindy Leonard.

Board of Selectmen seeks volunteers for Board and Committee Openings

The Board of Selectmen is beginning the process for filling volunteer openings on boards and committees.  These openings are the result of expired terms as of June 30, 2017, or vacancies due to early resignation.  Both reappointments and new appointments will be considered.  A complete list of open positions as of June 30, 2017, is posted on the Wayland town website here:

Applicants must be registered voters in the Town of Wayland.  Anyone interested in volunteering should submit a statement to the office of the Board of Selectmen, MaryAnn DiNapoli,  Please describe your interest, background, and qualifications relevant to the opening being sought, and a résumé, if available.  Applicants are encouraged to attend at least one meeting of the committee to which they seek appointment and discuss the board’s function and responsibilities with a current member of the Board or the appropriate staff member before being considered for appointment.

If you have any questions, contact Town Administrator Nan Balmer at

Wayland Rail Trail Brush Clearing and Turntable Excavation at Wayland Depot

Volunteer rail trail brush clearing and turntable excavation at the Wayland Depot.  Efforts will focus on clearing brush from the preserved track in the historic district so that it can be better appreciated by users of the trail and so that it will be an attractive part of the future Wayland railroad interpretive site alongside the trail. The Wayland Historical Commission is sponsoring its 16th annual volunteer Spring brush clearing at the Wayland Depot (1 Cochituate Rd.) on Saturday, May 6 (9am-4pm) and Sunday, May 7 (1-4pm). Volunteers are encouraged to come either day to help remove brush, vines, and undergrowth along the inactive railroad tracks alongside the rail trail near Wayland Depot. We will also continue to excavate the turntable pit to expose more of the circular granite walls in addition to removing brush that has grown up at the engine house and water tank sites. Volunteers should bring work gloves and pruning tools, shovels, and should wear work clothes and boots. For more information call Rick Conard at (508) 358-4597 after 7pm or by email at  For the trail, there is some touching up needed on the trail edge, as well as removal of some trash.