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Ready to Help Other Kids?

Assemble Wooden Desks and Bookshelves

DURATION

2-4 hours

WHERE

Group desk-building events with Desk Mates leaders are arranged on an individual basis and can take place in a group’s home community or at a Desk Mates site. Delivery to a Desk Mates Community Partner or school is arranged through Volunteer Ventures.

WHEN

Throughout the year

WHOSE HELP IS REQUIRED

Teams of 2-3 builders is recommended.

HOW IT MAKES A DIFFERENCE

DESCRIPTION

Desk Mates, a program of Volunteer Ventures MA Inc., was developed to provide volunteer- built wooden desks and bookshelves at no cost to students who lack a personal study and learning space at home. Volunteer builders are supplied with a ‘build-it-yourself kit’ that contains all the materials, components and instructions necessary to construct, sand and finish a desk. The kit materials are all pre-cut and pre-drilled so builders are able to build without needing to purchase, measure or cut any materials. 


ITEMS NEEDED

An instructional video and written directions are available.


SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS


NEXT STEPS

Plan ahead to assemble and sand a desk and/or bookshelf.  Do you have a group or will you be on your own?  Will you do it at your home, a separate location or on-site at Volunteer Ventures?  Contact Barry to schedule a mutually beneficial time for the event.


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