Thursday, December 10, 2009

Sort Christmas Toys - now till December 18th!!!

Imagine a gym filled with toys, half for boys, half for girls. At The Salvation Army all the toys are in festive green and red bags, ready for mom or dad to take home for the holidays. With toys for over a thousand children, the gym is now very crowded but did not start that way. Toys trickled in and then began arriving by the truck load. The Salvation Army needs your skill to receive, sort and organize them! They need the hands of large and small groups, families and individuals, young and old.

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Habitat Home Building - Dec. 12, 19; Jan. 2

Volunteer builders are needed for Habitat for Humanity's current home builds. Whether you are an experienced builder or have never picked up a hammer, you can make a big difference in the lives of the Vidaurri, Luna, Bogue, and Rivas families. Their homes are being built in Habitat's new Cedar Chase neighborhood. Groups and individuals are needed Dec. 12, 19, and Jan. 2. Minimum age is 18.

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Tuesday, December 1, 2009

December Volunteer Opportunities!!

There are so many different opportunities this December so dont be afraid to try something new!!!! If interested e-mail us at

RSVP America Reads Tutors
One out of four children entering fourth grade cannot read at grade level. Help change this statistic and prepare students for lasting success in schools and libraries throughout Monroe and Owen Counties. Through RSVP America Reads, the tutoring program of the Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), volunteers commit to tutor one hour per week. Substitutes are available as needed. All training is provided and no experience is necessary. Your life will be positively changed as well! Minimum age is 21.

WFHB Production, Programming & Engineering
Music, news, information programming and engineering are among the ways you can become the media through WFHB Community Radio. Substitute as a DJ, write local news, record news events in the field, or work on the web page! Once you have given more than 30 hours of your time, you become a "Participating Member" with voting privileges. A commitment of at least 4 hours per month is requested. Training provided; minimum age is 18.

Arlington Elementary Playground Volunteers
Arlington Heights Elementary School invites community members to actively engage their children on the playground between 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. While staff will be present, volunteers will initiate soccer, Frisbie, basketball, parachute play or other games. Requirements are enthusiasm and love for children, knowledge of a variety of outdoor games, and leadership skills. Teens welcome.

Girls Volleyball Coaches

Girls Inc. of Monroe County needs volleyball coaches for the spring season. This recreational league focuses on building fundamentals, improving social skills and having fun. Coaches should be enthusiastic about creating a positive and supportive environment. Practices are from 6-7 p.m. or from 7-8 p.m, either Mon./Wed. or Tues./Thurs., with no more than 2 nights of activity per week on week nights from mid-January until mid-April. Age groups are 6-8, 9-10, 11-12, and 13-18. Coaches should have experience playing or coaching volleyball and be comfortable working with parents and staff. Coaches must be 18 years old and attend a coaching orientation on either Dec. 15 or Jan. 12 (alternative arrangements can be made).

Domestic Violence Training - Dec. 5!!!

Domestic Violence Training - Dec. 5

Middle Way House is seeking new volunteers to maintain the level of service they provide to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. There are volunteer opportunities in many different areas including: crisis line, child care, tutoring, legal advocacy, community reception, and youth mentoring. Both women and men are strongly encouraged to attend the training, which is a prerequisite for volunteers, but is also appropriate for anyone interested in learning more about the dynamics of domestic violence. No registration is required for the training which will be Sat., Dec. 5 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, Rm. 218-219 (219 E. 4th St., across from the downtown Post Office).

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