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.
WHENThroughout the year
WHOSE HELP IS REQUIRED
Teams of 2-3 builders is recommended.
HOW IT MAKES A DIFFERENCE
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.
An instructional video and written directions are available.
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.