Serve YOUR City Volunteer Week

June 24 – 29, 2019

Serve Your City Volunteer Week is a week-long event of service and fundraising activities aimed to help people in need in Paris, expand our multicultural volunteer base, and show appreciation for our city. Join us! 

You can support our Serve YOUR City Volunteer Week by volunteering and/or financially assisting Serve the City Paris. Register and/or donate below!

What is Serve YOUR City Volunteer Week?

A week of fundraising and service activities for our network of volunteers and our partners put on by Serve the City Paris.

Between the dates of June 24th and June 29th, we have organized a week of activities for our 700+ multicultural volunteers in Paris. There will be service activities, learning opportunities, and entertainment every morning, afternoon, and evening during the week. We invite you to join by registering for as many activities as you would like to participate in. Meet our community, meet new friends, and have a positive impact on our wonderful city!

Our Week of Exciting Activities!

Social

  • Pub Quiz at Ha’Penny Bridge Pub
  • Film Night with Lost in Frenchlation
  • Football and Picnic with Kabubu
  • Social, Song, & Spritz Concert Series
  • Master Dance Class

Service

  • Food Distributions
  • Soup Kitchens
  • Book Drive
  • Food Preparations

Learning

  • Integration Workshop
  • « Technology and Its Role in Social Action » Panel, Q&A, and Social & Networking Happy Hour

« Technology and Its Role in Social Action » Panel, Q&A, and Social & Networking Happy Hour

Our largest event during our Serve YOUR City Volunteer Week is our panel discussion and Q&A entitled, Technology and Its Role in Social Action. We have organized this grand event for our volunteers, partners, and donators that will be held on Wednesday, June 26th from 19:00 – 22:00. 

Our diverse groups of guest speakers will share their experiences in utilizing technology as a mechanism to generate social change in their respective field. After their discussion, we will offer an interactive Q&A with the audience during which audience members can submit their questions via an interactive phone application. The panel and discussion will be followed by a Social and Networking Happy Hour. 

We are still taking corporate sponsors for this event. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please contact info@servethecity.paris 

Master Dance Class with Barima Osei

On June 25 from 14:00 – 16:00, Barima Osei will be teaching a dance class! We encourage our volunteers and participants to sign up for the dance class to socialize with others and burn some calories! All ages are welcome!

Also, here is a link to a video of the Master Dance Class routine choreographed by Barima Osei, so that you can even practice the routine at home!

https://www.dropbox.com/s/zw2age2ubclkz9z/VID_20190422_174555.mp4?dl=0

When you come to Barima’s class, you will find out about the surprise dance event later in the week….  🙂

Film Night with Lost in Frenchlation

On June 24 from 19h – 22h, Serve Your City Paris and Lost in Frenchlation will be showing the film, L’Epoque, by Matthieu Bareyre at Luminor (20 Rue du Temple, 75004 Paris). The film is in French with English subtitles.

Here is a link to a trailer and description of the film: http://www.allocine.fr/video/player_gen_cmedia=19583092&cfilm=262956.html

We will be serving drinks and snacks starting at 19h and the screening of the film will start at 20h. After the film, there will be a Q&A with the film crew!

Pub Quiz

On June 25 from 18h – 20h, we will be holding a pub quiz at Ha’Penny Bridge Pub, 153 Rue de Grenelle, 75007 Paris. Attendees will divide into groups and answer questions read aloud by the quiz master, all while drinking a refreshing beer or any drink of choice.

Integration Workshop

Juan Marcos is a social scientist with a background in psychology, sociology, philosophy and now a consultant working with companies on the subject of Diversity Management. Juan was Executive Director of Elan intercultural for and le ‘Chef de pole  migration et integration’, at Les Grands Voisins in Paris.

Juan and Serve the City Paris offer an our integration Workshop called Best Practices For Living in an Intercultural Society’. The workshop aims at raising awareness on how culture influences our everyday relationships, and how diversity can be used as an asset in a multicultural environment.

During our workshop, we’ll learn how specific intercultural approaches can be used as tools to help us better integrate in society and influence positive behavior in a multicultural setting. In order to do this, we will analyze the notions of diversity, universalism and cultural relativism. Juan will introduce his ‘cross-cultural competences framework’ that will help us foster social engagement in a positive manner.

Football Tournament & Picnic with Kabubu

On Saturday June 29, we will be having a football tournament and picnic with one of our partner organizations, Kabubu at Stade des Fillettes.

Kabubu is a non-profit organization that creates social bonds between people of all horizons through sports and they aim to promote the inclusion of refugees through the unifying values of sport. They offer sport activities like basketball, football, running, and boxing; skill development programs that promote the participation in volunteer programs in the sport community to learn skills; and training in sports-related professions and accompaniment in the professional integration process.

During our event, we will be holding a friendly football tournament for players of all ages! You can come as a team or join another team. We encourage you let us know if you plan to come as an already formed team so that we can plan the game schedule accordingly. We will also be providing drinks and snacks, but we also welcome those who would like to contribute by bringing food/drink to our potluck. The more the merrier!

Social, Song, & Spritz Concert Series

Come join us on Friday, June 28th to socialize, watch live musical performances, dance, snack, and drink to celebrate the wonderful activities and service performed by Serve the City Paris volunteers throughout the week. 

Anyone is welcome to perform!

All volunteers, partners, donators, and participants of the Serve YOUR City Volunteer Week are invited to attend this event!

Food Distribution & Preparation

Join us on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday at La Caféothèque from 9h-11h to distribute surplus food from our partner Prêt a Manger to people in need on the streets of Paris. We will also be making extra food, and will be handing out coffee and tea.

On Friday and Saturday, in addition to distributing sandwiches, we will also be making sandwiches for our football tournament and picnic with Kabubu on Saturday!

We welcome anyone who would like to bring their own food or drink to distribute as well! The more the merrier!

Serve Your City Week Information

Meeting Points:

  • Tuesday 25 June: Pub Quiz at Ha’Penny Bridge Pub, 153 Rue de Grenelle, 75007 Paris
  • 25 – 29 June: Food Distribution & Preparation at La Caféothèque, 52 Rue de l’Hôtel de ville, 75004 Paris
  • Wednesday 26 & Friday 28 June: Integration Workshop and Social, Song, & Spritz Concert Series at the American Church in Paris, 65 Quai d’Orsay, 75007 Paris
  • Monday 24 June: Film Night with Lost in Frenchlation at Luminor, 20 Rue du Temple, 75004 Paris
  • Saturday 29 June: Football Tournament & Picnic with Kabubu at Stade des Fillettes, 54 Boulevard Ney, 75018 Paris

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