"No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted." -Aesop
Lasting from a few hours to a full day, short-term projects are based on community-identified needs, provide a vital resource to the community, and are an enjoyable and a satisfying way to get involved. Some examples include:
- Plant or harvest vegetables at local community gardens
- Reclaim agricultural land with urban agricultural programs
- Assist at fundraisers for local nonprofits
- Participate in a community cleanup
- Build a house with Habitat for Humanity
- Sort food at a local food bank
- Staff the comfort station during the bi-annual CSO Blood Drive
The CSO organizes short-term projects on a regular basis and provides technical support and assistance to student groups or house communities who want to organize their own projects. Our short-term chairs are ready and able to assist with any and all details, including transportation.
For more information about short-term projects, contact the short-term co-chairs.
"Working at Manna Soup Kitchen gives me the opportunity to interact with and aid people in need in the Northampton area by learning their stories over a hot meal. I leave Manna knowing that I helped contribute to the food security issue in Western Massachusetts by giving a few hours of my time." - Brianna, '17