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Unique lunchtime volunteer opportunity - play with rubber duckies and eat pizza

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ORGANIZATION: Friends of the Public Garden

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 18 people are interested
Duckling Day fun!
Duckling Day is the perfect springtime celebration of Boston's beautiful parks!

On Wednesday, May 10th, we’ll be having the Goody Bag stuffing day for Duckling Day, a fundraiser for the Friends of the Public Garden. We’ll have a great assembly line going as we stuff the goody bags for Boston’s most adorable nonprofit event. The more the merrier, and if you haven’t been at this event before, it is a very friendly crowd and we all have fun, and I am incredibly grateful for your help. We have free pizza afterwards.

Location: Friends of the Public Garden office, 69 Beacon Street, Boston

Volunteer Times Needed: 10:00 AM to noon (even 30 minutes of your time would make a difference, so if you work in the area, come on by for an early lunch break and bring your friends!)

Tasks: goody bag assembly line

Covid notes: you must be fully vaccinated and boosted to participate in this office task, as social distancing will not be possible. Masks will be welcome but not required.

RSVP: Karin Turer, event director: (or just reply to this email)

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About Friends of the Public Garden


69 Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02108, US

Mission Statement

The mission of the Friends of the Public Garden is to preserve, protect and enhance the Boston Common, the Public Garden and the Commonwealth Avenue Mall in collaboration with the City of Boston Parks and Recreation department.


The Friends preserve, protect and enhance the three parks by performing vital tree care, planting trees, restoring statues, replacing benches and advocating for appropriate use. The Parks Department does all that it can to maintain these properties but will never have the resources to meet their full needs or to bring about dramatic quality improvements and enhancements.

The Friends also sponsor special educational programs and events for the community, like the Annual Duckling Day parade on Mother's Day, Making History on the Common and a Summer Party.

A recent project of the Friends was the renovation of the Brewer Fountain Plaza and surrounding parkland on Boston Common. The Friends renovated the fountain's setting from the crest of the hill below the State House to Tremont Street. A special granite plaza now surrounds the fountain. The area has 10% more green with 43 new trees and improved grass areas. From April to October, the plaza is adorned with tables and chairs, umbrellas, a "reading room", a piano at lunchtime, and improved food options for visitors.

We have created a fountain setting which is a popular destination for people wanting to meet for lunch or just to retreat from the busy streets of Boston

during the day and evening, protected from the street by lush tree plantings. Adding to that is the beautiful view of the State House which combines to change this place, once avoided, into one of the most memorable and popular outdoor gathering places in Boston.


Children & Youth
Children & Youth, Community, Environment


Wed May 10, 2023
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM


69 Beacon StreetBoston, MA 02108



  • Event Design & Planning
  • Office Management
  • Administrative Support
  • Child Development
  • Fundraising
  • Multi-Tasking


  • People 55+
  • Group


  • It's from 10 AM to noon but even 30 minutes of your time would make a difference, so if you work in the area, come on by for an early lunch break and bring your friends!
  • There are some jobs involving lifting/moving boxes, but there are other jobs that can be seated.

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