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Believers Business Center

Curriculum Coordinators Volunteers needed to coordinate curriculum for each of our four workshops to be finalized and assigned trainers. Communicate and coordinate with the trainers to prepare facilitation plans and supporting materials. As a volunteer, you will be assisting us in defining the future job positions we will require for this organization, which may result in full-time employment for you.  See our website for program details.Hours: Flexible. Minimum age: 18

Binder Park Zoo

Special Events Binder Park Zoo hosts many special events such as Cheetah Chase (June 22), Kids FUNfari (July 13), the Great ZooBoo (Oct 11-27), Reptile Weekend (Aug 3-4), Howl-a-palooza (Oct 5), BonteOktoberfest (Oct 4) and Corks for Conservation (June 1). If you are interested in having fun while helping out the zoo, please fill out a volunteer application. Applications are available on-line at Minimum age: 18

Black Arts & Cultural Center

Receptionist The Black Arts & Cultural Center is looking for a volunteer receptionist.   Duties include:   answer telephone  take and relay messages  provide information to callers  greet persons entering organization  general administrative and clerical support  prepare letters and documents  receive and sort mail and deliveries   Skills or requirements:  high school diploma generally required  knowledge of computers and relevant software applications/or willing to learn  knowledge of customer service principles and practices  keyboard skills  verbal and written communication skills  professional personal presentation  customer service orientation  reliability    Hours: Mon-Fri [1-pm-6pm]. Hours will vary based on volunteer availability. We would like volunteers to be available a minimum of three hours and a maximum of six.  Minimum age: 21

Colleagues International

Host Families Families or individuals are needed to host international visitors in their homes for an evening or longer while visiting the area. Hours: Vary. Please call for current needs.

Professional Hosts Professional hosts are needed to share their career knowledge and experience with international visitors. Hours: Vary. Please call for current needs. Minimum age: 21

Comstock Community Center

Tutor Volunteers needed to tutor K-5 grade students in grade level reading at Comstock Elementary schools. Prefer tutors with a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree or graduated high school with high honors.   Hours: Mon-Thu [3-6pm]; 1 hour of tutoring per student, 2 day/week minimum.  Minimum age: 18  For more information, contact Jamie Gooddell, 269-345-7243.

Senior Special Events Assistant Help with the planning, publicity, decorating & carrying out of special events, potlucks & other activities for seniors. Committee meeting is the first Monday of the month along with 1-2 events during the month most of which occur during the daytime. Having an ability or interest in planning, decorating, etc. is helpful as well as being able to work as a committee member with others, leadership ability is a plus! Hours: One committee meeting (1st Mon of each month) plus 1-2 scheduled events during the month. Minimum age: 50

Fresh Fire Church

Administrative Secretary/Receptionist Clerical support to church staff, greet church members and the public, answer phones, data entry. Hours: Twenty hours per week with a one-year commitment. Min age: 21.

Friendship Village

Pianist Do you like good old-fashioned hymns? Do you enjoy playing piano and hearing people sing along? Do you only have any hour or son on weekends to volunteer your time? If so, this opportunity is for you! Provide accompaniment for weekly Vespers service by working alongside Chaplain to choose weekly hyms and accompany congregants during services. Volunteers should have the ability to play hymns with congregants singing along and be able to work with Chaplain on a weekly basis (phone call is fine). Hours: Sun [3-4pm] Minimum age: 14

Transport Volunteer Have you ever been told that you could talk a mouse into a mousetrap or been accused of being a “sweet talker?” We would love for you to use your power of persuasion to encourage residents to get in a wheelchair and be taken to their appointments! (Some do great; others need a little push – pun intended.) Volunteers are needed to aid Health Center and Woodside staff in moving residents around the building by transporting wheelchair-bound residents to their appointments or events safely and on time. Volunteer must be organized and have the ability to follow an appointment schedule. Should also have the ability to positively interact with residents and staff and the ability to persuade resident(s) to places they may not want to go at a given time (i.e. Beauty Shop, P.T. appointments, etc.). Hours: Consistent need on Tue, otherwise as needed for special events or programs. Minimum age: 16, or 14 with adult

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