Below is the text of the second of a series of e-mail updates sent out leading up to the big event on June 11th. If you have signed up for GiveCamp, you should have received this same note at the e-mail address you specified when registering. If you did not please contact us at, as soon as possible so we can ensure your registration status.

I hope everyone is having (or has had) a restful weekend, because next weekend will be, well, a different story!

You are one of 106 people receiving this e-mail as a volunteer or non-profit representative registered for New England GiveCamp beginning this Friday at 6 p.m.

Since the last update, the 24 non-profit organizations you’ll be helping have been finalized, and the organizational committee has made team assignments to those organizations for the weekend.  If you volunteered in a technical capacity, you should be hearing in the next few days (if you haven’t already) from a member of the GiveCamp committee who will try to facilitate a short call among your team members and non-profit representative before everyone meets face-to-face Friday night.

For those of you volunteering in a non-technical capacity, we’re working through a schedule for the various shifts you’ve signed up for, and you should be hearing more within a day or two.

If you are staying overnight at NERD (and about 50 of you are planning to) be sure to bring a sleeping bag and perhaps a pad or air mattress.  The floors are hard and uncarpeted in many areas.   There are shower facilities on site (about three showers for each gender).

And the best news of all, Standard Parking, the folks that administer the parking garage at NERD have donated parking for the event!  You will be able to park in the garage at no charge, and during the weekend there should be plenty of space for all of you planning to drive.

We will send out another update (or two) in the days coming, including directions to the facility.  Plan on arriving between 5 and 6 p.m. on Friday for registration.  We’ll have pizza and some time for socialization before the event kicks off around 6ish.

If you have any questions about the event, and ESPECIALLY if your schedule is such that you can no longer participate, please let us know at

See you on Friday,
The New England GiveCamp Organizational Committee