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Become a volunteer with training at Briarwood

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New York Cares, a city volunteer program, is offering Queens residents ways to get involved in their community through rewarding projects.

Becoming a New York Cares volunteer is easy: Simply attend a one-time orientation at the Briarwood Library on the afternoon of July 19. After completing the orientation, potential volunteers can then choose from close to 1,200 projects citywide each month.

Some upcoming projects in Queens include teaching chess at Woodside Public Library, revitalizing Astoria Park, teaching social media to seniors at Sunnyside Community Services and encouraging children to discover their inner actor at Jacob Riis Park.

To register for an orientation in numerous Queens neighborhoods and to start on the road to volunteerism, visit or call 212-228-5000.

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