Volunteers are needed for a variety of school and community service activities and are open to any student who is willing and able to assist. You do not need to be in National Honor Society or a service club like Astra or Key Club to get involved with service. Those of you with a 3.5 GPA who have plans to apply for National Honor Society this year or next year, should be building up your resume of service and school involvements. Watch for opportunities and step up and help where you can.
New Service Opportunities
Mercy Medical Center
Multiple and varied opportunities for volunteering / leadership. Contact Rose at 541-677-1253 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Tutors are needed to work with other students who are in need of assistance in a variety of subjects. If you are willing to help other students who have requested help, please see Ms. McClintock as soon as possible.
Talk to Ms. Parkhurst in the library for more information or call 440-4150
FAMILY DEVELOPMENT CENTER
Family Development Center is a non-profit agency working to prevent child abuse and neglect in families with children between the ages of 6 weeks and 5 years old. It runs a therapeutic preschool, parent education classes, a clothing closet, play therapy, and much more.
Volunteering at the YMCA is an important way to make a contribution to your community. There are various service opportunities working with kids after-school from 3:0-6:00 pm. Contact Patience Adams at 440-9622 ext. 209 to sign up to help.
BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB
Do you have extra time on your hands? Volunteering at the Boys & Girls Club is a great way to make a difference in the lives of many children. There are varied service opportunities from working with kids after-school to volunteering at special events. Applications are available in the library or visit the Boys and Girls Club in it's newly remodeled location on NE Cedar Street.
SAVING GRACE ANIMAL SHELTER
Ongoing shelter service opportunities are available. Volunteers are needed to exercise animals and other support tasks.
Volunteer application form and information packet are also available.
VA MEDICAL CENTER
“Operation Cheer A Vet” A brochure and application form are available in the library or contact the VA Volunteer Office at 440-1272 to arrange for an interview.
Help is needed assisting with patient recreation activities, reading and talking to veterans, assisting staff with non-clinical functions, and other patient services.
Volunteers are needed to visit the elderly residents: to read, play games, talk, and other activities. You can work out your own schedule for visits once you have been interviewed by the volunteer coordinator. Mark Sinclair 672-2500
ANIMAL SHELTER HELP
Volunteers needed at Gracie’s Shoppe, a second-hand store where proceeds go to the new animal shelter. Duties would include pricing clothing, hanging/displaying items, cleaning, etc. Contact Roxie Williams at 672-7882 to set up an appointment.
RETIREMENT HOME ASSISTANCE
Oak Park, a local retirement/assisted living residence, is looking for a student to volunteer with their resident activities. If you are interested please contact Ellen Hobson at 464-5656.