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Inspirational Ideas for Service Projects

Posted by: Website Admin on Tue, Feb 25, 2014

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Did you know you can donate your voice?! How about enlisting donors and having a "voice drive"?  Or set up a Little Free Library around town? Or assist in building a local rain garden?

Here are some wonderful ideas that have been shared with us in hopes that a local Girl Scout or Troop may be inspired to take action, participate, and promote!

The idea of being able to donate something useful during our lifetime is certainly a very special gift. Some folks cannot donate blood for numerous reasons and vital organs only upon our last day on Earth. This is something painless and useful, that could potentially alter a person's life.

On a recent TED talk about artificial voices, the speaker mentioned a program that partners voice donors with speech impaired people. 

Here's the TED talk, it's just under 12 minutes long.

http://new.ted.com/talks/rupal_patel_synthetic_voices_as_unique_as_fingerprints

Rupal Patel, the speaker, gave information for their website:

http://vocalid.org/

What they are doing is gathering voice sounds from voice donors, and matching them with children and adults who cannot speak on their own. They give people the opportunity to forge a voice identity, though they cannot speak with their own vocal chords.  

 

What is a Little Free Library?

It’s a “take a book, return a book” gathering place where neighbors share their favorite literature and stories. In its most basic form, a Little Free Library is a box full of books where anyone may stop by and pick up a book (or two) and bring back another book to share. You can, too!

http://littlefreelibrary.org

 

AN OPPORTUNITY TO BUILD A RAIN GARDEN - seeking volunteers for spring/summer 2014

Contact:  Eric Tengi at 609-737-3735 or americorps@thewatershed.org

Americorps Watershed Ambassador, Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association in Pennington, NJ. 

 

Our organization has been working closely with Hillsborough School District in teaching and organizing projects centered around water quality. A site has been selected to build a Rain Garden at Triangle Elementary School and we would like to open this project out to any Girl Scouts looking to partner up and assist in creating a rain garden.  I would love to talk more about this with you! We are currently seeking volunteers of all ages for late spring and early summer of 2014.

 

 
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