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Spring 2014 Volunteer Opportunities

Spring 2014 VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Please email us at ccoc@beloit.edu if you would like to set up an appointment.

If a program you are running needs volunteers, also contact us and we'll advertise it here for college students.

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TUTORING/AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAMS

Upward Bound 

  • Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays after-school at BMHS (and South Beloit H.S. on Tuesday and Wednesday) from 3 until 4:30 pm.
  • 9 - 12th graders
  • Volunteer college students 
  • Nicole Murphy is the coordinator for this and she supervises the daily operations most days
  • to sign up or for more information, contact Jacob Conklin at conklinj@beloit.edu
  • https://www.beloit.edu/upwardbound/ 

Help Yourself/Pre-Collegiate

  • Mondays and Wednesdays after-school at BMHS from 3 until 4:30 pm.
  • 9 - 12th graders 
  • Volunteer college students
  • Brienne Adams is the coordinator.  Stephanie King supervises on Mondays and Brienne supervises on Wednesdays 
  • to sign up or for more information, contact Stephanie King at kings@beloit.edu
  • https://www.beloit.edu/helpyourself/

Help Yourself/Mezzo Academy

  • Monday after-school at McNeel Middle School
  • Tuesday after-school at Aldrich until 4:15pm 
  • Volunteer college students 
  • Brienne Adams is the coordinator and supervisor
  • To sign up, contact her at adamsb@beloit.edu
  • https://www.beloit.edu/helpyourself/

21st Century Grant (formerly called the MSELC)

  • at Merrill Elementary 
  • Volunteer college students
  • Hours and days of the week are still being worked out
  • Will probably start in mid-October 
  • Ashley Rosenbaum (rosenbauma@beloit.edu or 608-290-3139) Ashley is the tutor coordinator and main person on-site. Contact her for more information.

Todd Reading Club

  • 30 unpaid tutors needed, Mondays and Wednesdays about 4:00-5:00pm this year, starting February 17th.
  • Email Hana Vackova (at vackovah@beloit.edu) or Fiona Jiang (at jiangf@beloit.edu) for more information or to sign up

Knowledge Flows

  • Organized by River of Life UMC in Beloit
  • Monday & Wednesday 3:00-4:30
  • Tutor 4th-8th grade students in all core subjects (math, reading, science, & social students)
  • Transportation can be provided.
  • Please contact Bryanne Tudor (at 12tudorb@gmail.com) if interested

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MENTORING PROGRAMS

GEM (Girls Empowerment Through Mentoring)

  • occurs occasionally throughout the semester at one or both of the local middle schools
  • after-school program for mentoring middle-school girls on pertinent issues (i.e health, relationships, stress management, body image)
  • contact Dana DiMaggio ’14 at dimaggiod@beloit.edu for more information about start up dates

Girls Who Rock

  • occurs occasionally once a week for 6 weeks throughout the semester at one of the local elementary schools
  • program begins September 19th from @ Morgan Elementary from 2:51-4:30pm
  • every Wednesday afternoon until October 24th
  • long after-school program through the Girl Scouts
  • mentors elementary school girls on issues they may be facing
  • contact Jan Knutson at jdknutson@netzero.net for more information

Women's Economic Empowerment Center by YWCA

  • located at the Merrill Community Center, all semester long
  • help young women create resumes and fill out job applications
  • some childcare opportunity also available
  • Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • contact Nina Hudson by cell phone at 608.371.4607.

Gaston/Hackett Mentoring Program

  • 11:00am-1:00pm - Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursdays.  45 minute block depending on students lunch period/recess. 
  • 5K-3rd grade students  
  • Program objective:  to give students a positive, consistent adult role model who is not connected to his/her academics or home life.
  • Contact Kelly Berg at kellymae1201@yahoo.com for more information

Big Brothers Big Sisters

  • Cultivates relationships that help provide children to manage everyday challenges.
  • Serves children ages 6-14.
  • Can serve as a Lunch Buddy at Merrill Elementary once a week
  • Can also be matched as a Big Brother or Big Sister and participate in a couple of low-cost or no-cost activities a month with a child. 
  • Administrative volunteers are also needed.
  • If interested, please contact Lexi Siatos, Director of Recruitment and Training, at lsiatos@bbbs4kids.org  or 608-362-8223
  • http://bbbs4kids.org/

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COMMUNITY ACTION PROGRAMS

Pathways Project

  • at the Pathways Center, 20 Eclipse Center (the old Beloit Mall)
  • Volunteers would help high-school students with resumes, job searches, etc. or tutoring students
  • Another opportunity would be to work with the students on job sites doing construction.
  • Volunteers can start as soon as they fill out an application and a background check is completed, which usually takes a week.
  • Volunteers needed a couple hours of the week anytime Mon-Fri during the school day.
  • Contact Marc Perry (at mperry@community-action.org) Kathleen Clothier at (608)755-2470 ext. 2443 or kclothier@community-action.org for more information or to sign up.
  • http://www.community-action.org/CAIPathwaysCenter/tabid/157/Default.aspx

Fresh Start

Exchange Family Resource Center

  • Volunteers over the age of 18, college students, retirees, men or women can be of help to FACT (Families And Community Together) with their family activities.
  • Meeting every Tuesday, 4 – 8 pm, from October 1 – November 19, individuals can set up, clean up, provide child care, assist with meal preparation, or assist with family activities.
  • Orientation is provided in a meeting prior to the program start date. A background check is required. Volunteers will report to Adams Elementary School – Janesville.
  • A brief description of duties and an orientation will take place on the day of event at Silha and Sons, the intersection of Wright Rd & Delavan Dr Janesville.
  • For more information call (608) 3658553 between the hours of 9 to 10:30 or 1 to 2:30 on Thursdays

Beloit Public Library

  • The next Beloit Public Library AdoptAShelf Training for volunteers is on a Tuesday in midSeptember, from 3:30 5:30 p.m. in the Beloit Public Library meeting room.
  • After the required training session, AdoptAShelf volunteers “adopt” a section of library shelves to keep in order, straightened and dusted. and commit to monthly visits for a year.
  • For more information call (608) 3642905

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ART-RELATED PROGRAMS

Caritas Empty Bowl Project 

Visual and Critical Thinking Afterschool Program

  •  Hour long afterschool program at Todd Elementary School, every other week during the Todd school
  • Every Monday from 4 to 5 pm starting Sept 30th
  • Facilitate art discussions about selective works and constructing art related activities for 1st through 3rd graders
  • If interested, contact Carrie Hatcher via email at hatcherc@beloit.edu

Wright Museum of Art Community Programming

  • Student helpers support a variety of arts engagement activities groups for local children or youth at the Wright Museum
  • Program meets from 4 to 5 on: Sept 27th, Oct 2nd, Oct 23rd, Nov 20th, and Nov 22nd
  •  Each month will focus on a different exhibit in the Wright
  • Merrill Community Center, Boys and Girls Club, and Help Yourself are some of the local organizations involved
  • If interested, contact Carrie Hatcher via email at hatcherc@beloit.edu

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HEALTH-RELATED PROGRAMS

Rock County Cancer Coalition 

  • Rock county cancer Coalition works to assist cancer patients, educate and fund cancer research
  • They also do funding for research on cancer, funding for educational outreach about cancer prevention and fund medical communities for diagnosis, treatment and services
  • Visit their website at: http://www.rockcountycancercoalition.org/
  • To get involved contact the CCOC for additional information at ccoc@beloit.edu

Campus Blood Drives

  • 12pm to 6pm on September 19th, November 14th, February 20st, April 24th
  • Run by Rock River Valley Blood Center: https://www.rrvbc.org/
  • process takes about an hour to donate blood 
  • to make an appointment ahead of time, contact CCOC at ccoc@beloit.edu with your appointment time
  • volunteers are needed to move equipment, help register donors, etc. If interested, please contact the CCOC at ccoc@beloit.edu

Be The Match

Beloit Area Community Health Center

SARP Sexual Assault Recovery Program
SARP is seeking volunteer advocates to assist victims of sexual assault. SARP volunteer advocates respond inperson to victims in local emergency rooms as well as crisis line callers.Volunteers for SARP advocate for fair, sensitive and competent services and treatment for all victims of sexual assault by providing emotional support, medical advocacy, legal advocacy, and crisis intervention. Required skills:

  • Volunteers must be able to work with individuals of cultural,economic, and social diversity.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills and good professional judgment are also important.
  •  SARP provides thorough training and gives support toall of our advocates.
  • If you are over the age of 18 and have a desire to help those in need, we would love to hear from you.
  • Volunteers must live within 30 minutes or less of both Janesville
  • Mercy Hospital and Beloit Memorial Hospital and have reliable transportation.
  • Volunteers will also assist with community outreach and awareness building activities such as community presentations and events for SexualAssault Awareness Month.
  • To Volunteer visit their website at: http://sarpwi.com/volunteer.html
  • Or call them at: Office: (608) 3651244

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ANIMAL SHELTER PROGRAMS

Rock  County Humane Society

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PROGRAMS INVOLVED IN WORKING WITH THE ELDERLY/DISABLED

Riverfront, Inc.

  • Located in Janesville
  • volunteering with people with a range of disabilities
  • Opportunities available in both the Production Area of Riverfront, Inc., and the Day Service
  • Sharon L. Fitzpatrick is the volunteer coordinator of Riverfront, and she can contacted at sharon.fitzpatrick@riverfrontinc.org
  • or 608-757-0909
  • http://www.riverfrontinc.org/

Cedar Crest

Pioneer Court, Inc.

  • senior assisted living facility, semester to year long commitment
  • email tammypioneetcourt@gmail.com for oppertunities
  • or contact Tammy or Carrie Tillet at 608-365-9451
  • 2122 Pioneer Drive, Beloit, WI 53511-3058
  • http://www.pioneercourt.com/home.html

Riverside Terrace

  • residential care apartment complex
  • 3055 South Riverside Drive – on the corner of Riverside Drive (Highway 51) and Inman Parkway in Beloit, WI
  • http://www.riversideterrace.org/
  • 608-365-7222 or toll-free at 877-608-7222

Family Respite Care Services, Inc.

  • Provides a monthly Night of Respite throughout the school year to families that have a child with a special need.
  • Volunteers will be designated to a group of children, for example nursery, respite, or siblings.
  • Activities include crafts, games, supervising bathroom visits/washing hands, assisting with snack time, and clean up. 
  • Held at Gaston Elementary School; volunteers are needed from 5:30-9:00 on Oct 11, Nov 1, Dec 6, Jan 3, Feb 7, Mar 7, Apr 4, May 2
  • An application, references, and a background check are needed. These forms can be found at: http://www.rockcountyrespite.org/forms.php
  • If interested please contact email family.respite@sbcglobal.net

Beloit Area Hospice

  • Hospice is an organization promoting good end of life care for the terminally ill
  • Hospice website regarding volunteer opportunities: http://www.beloitregionalhospice.com/content/?cat=4
  • To volunteer, email Sarah Kruse at outreach@beloitregionalhpspice.com
  • Open Monday through Friday from 8 to 4:30pm
  • Or call them at 608-363-7421
  • EVENTS:
  • Ribfest! on September 29th: benefits for Hospice and Beloit Domestic Violence Shelter
  • Doves and Diamonds: Celebrate Hospice on October 26th

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRAMS

Welty Environmental Center

  • coordinates such programs as the Ecology Tours, Maple Sugar Festival and other events related to environmental awareness and education
  • Events occur often. 
  • for more information about upcoming opportunities, contact Welty’s volunteer coordinator, Kelly Washburn at volunteer@weltycenter.org
  • http://weltycenter.org/

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MISCELLANEOUS PROGRAMS

Stateline Literacy Council 

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