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VOLUNTEER - BY CATEGORY

Acting/Theatre/Arts

ABCD

  • Presentations to make to the children (arts, music, performances, cultural).

American Red Cross

  • January- Murder Mystery Dinner (help organize and perform at)

St. Peter’s Church

  • Need volunteers to help with St. Peter’s Community Arts Academy- school for the arts (instruments, singing, visual arts) with classes taking place after school. Opportunities include helping students with their instrument lessons, singing, or visual arts program, grant writing and research for the program, and observation and research on how a non-profit organization is run

Adolescent

American Red Cross

  • Looking for leadership development youth program facilitators (training provided) for the fall. It would include 6 sessions on Sunday afternoons for 3-4 hours

Catholic Charities

  • Looking for one or two students to work with the individual living skills group that consists of 14-16 year olds in foster care. It is an after school program (3-5pm) that takes place in Phelps (transportation can be provided from Catholic Charities).

  • Looking for volunteers to run a session one afternoon for the individual living skills program on a topic that will be helpful to the adolescents (i.e., preparing to apply for/go to college)

Family Counseling Services of the Finger Lakes

  • Need people to help with prevention groups in middle schools/high schools, help organize them, focusing on healthy relationships/prevention of domestic violence

Salvation Army

  • Looking to start some sort of teenager program Monday-Thursday for a couple of hours after school to do activities in the gym, etc.

United Way

  • United Way Surge after school program in Ovid, NY at South Seneca Middle School is looking for student volunteers. They are looking to implement 6-8 week modules teaching our students a variety of subjects.

Children

Big Brother Big Sister

  • Need students to be Bigs. School-based program: for students with no transportation, will use college vans to transport to local schools, Tuesdays 2:30-5:00.  Need van certified drivers for school-based program. Community-based program: once a week meeting with a “little” in the community

Boys and Girls Club

  • Looking for volunteers to work after school from 3-4:45pm to do homework and play with the children for long-term or 2-3 times a semester positions. (If you do not want to go through the screening process you can opt to be a “visitor” for a few visits a semester without having to go through the fingerprinting and paperwork)

  • Looking for students to be part of the “Kid Biz” program that allows children to use computers and work online chatting with the student and doing literacy programs/responses. The students would read and discuss the child’s response online (training available) and would then meet with the child once a week on campus (for an hour). Program would begin in October

  • Looking for students who will be willing to participate in incentive trips to the campus (or plan one at the center). The children would be bussed to campus and would participate in activity (i.e. scavenger hunt, presentation, projects)

Child and Family Resource Center

  • Need volunteers to help out in the early childhood programs. Would be supporting the teacher and acting as an assistant in the classroom

  • Need help in providing childcare for the parent ed class on Thursdays from 1:30-3:00

  • From December through June, need any students that would be interested in helping out with childcare for a new program they are offering parents. Childcare would be needed Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:00-11:30. Students can volunteer for part or the entire shift and need to provide their own transportation.

Geneva Head Start at North Street

  • Would like volunteers in the classrooms (most happens between 9:00-11:00, 1:00-3:00)

Geneva Lakefront Childcare Center

  • Need volunteers for the classroom (naps occur between 12:30-2:30 so ideal time is morning and later afternoon) and help with transitions and activities.

Head Start

  • The Director at Seneca County Head Start in Seneca Falls, NY is looking for anyone interested in assisting their school with the planning and execution of a project. For the past 2 years they have been responding to an initiative to increase male involvement in children’s education by conducting “Special Male Nights” three or four times a year. They have typically been scheduled during the week for about 1 ½ hours.

St. Peter’s Church: Neighbor’s Night

  • Need volunteers for the Neighbors Night program. Consists of songs, storytelling, full warm dinner, and craft/recreation time with children grades kindergarten-middle school. Program begins at 5:00 and runs until 7:00 on Wednesday evenings

  • Need volunteers to help with St. Peter’s Community Arts Academy- school for the arts (instruments, singing, visual arts) with classes taking place after school. Opportunities include helping students with their instrument lessons, singing, or visual arts program, grant writing and research for the program, and observation and research on how a non-profit organization is run

Communications/PR-Community Development/Media/Marketing

American Red Cross

  • Need help with brochures/newsletter/photography

  • Blood drives in the area- need people to work at them, do marketing and promotion for them

  • Parade coordinators- parades are in both spring and summer

  • January- murder mystery dinner

  • May- golf event

Big Brother Big Sister

  • Formation of Executive Board positions (PR/events, office manager, volunteer coordinator) moving toward a student-run organization on campus

Catholic Charities

  • Looking for a student interested in communications to do a PR/writing/media project to help them develop brochures and spread information on Catholic Charities to stake holders and members of the community to get people informed about what they do exactly (lead to more donations or interest)

Center for Concern

  • would like to create a new informational brochure

Community Unified Today

  • Help marketing themselves better in the community, media tool, RISE brochures updated: who they serve, what they do

Economics

American Red Cross

  • Helping with invoicing, accounts payable/receivable (training available)

Community Unified Today

  • Research on community needs/assessments, what direction CUT should go in, where to look for money

  • Take the housing economic training program led by Diana Davis (x106) and create a program to go over financial literacy, etc.

  • Taxes- prepare taxes at the IT Center for individuals or explain tax literature/process such as EITC

  • Micro-loan program: already funded, aimed at women in the community to enable them to start their own small businesses. Go over cash flow statements, business plans, tech assistance, etc.

  • Stock investing group- would like to create one to help people in the community plan for the future, provide access to information and opportunities, focus on thriving and not only surviving

Geneva General Hospital/Finger Lakes Health

  • Would like to create a pivot table in Excel to reconfigure publicity resource information used by the hospital in a variety of ways (information will be provided)

Elderly

American Red Cross

  • Meals on Wheels- North Seneca County, 10:30-12:30, transportation provided on Thursday mornings

Hands on/Direct Service

American Red Cross

  • Home repair- Seneca County jobs (painting, repair), yard work (shoveling in winter for seniors)

  • Drives- end of the year drive for items students will leave behind (blankets, sheets, canned goods, toiletries, etc.), collection boxes on campus

  • Disaster trailer- located on campus, cleaning/maintaining/organizing it

ABCD

  • Need people to help with grounds keeping (mulching, maintaining the playground)

  • Need a helper to wash dishes in the kitchen with the cook

Center of Concern

  • Volunteers to clean the pantry/fridges. Work in pantry (especially on Mondays)

  • Operation Merry Christmas- donate new toys for children/families, help with heavy lifting, moving or rearranging of items collected

  • Food drives- collect food items to restock the pantry with (soup, juice, canned tuna, canned/boxed meals, cereal, oatmeal, canned fruit, etc.)

  • Unload the food truck- 30-60 minutes every other week (can call to get date and time)

Community Lunch Program

  • Serving at the lunch program (flexible shifts/times)

  • Gathering sizable amounts of leftover food to donate to the program, can be donated 24/7 (call Marge at 781-2583)

  • October 6th- Miracle March: fundraiser to benefit the Community Lunch Program, sponsored walk around the streets of Geneva

  • October 16th- Empty Bowl Dinner: pay $20 to have a soup/bread dinner and take the bowl home after, sponsored by Catholic Charities and will benefit their Emergency Assistance Program

  • Hold end of year drives to collect leftover school supplies to be distributed to children at their program

  • Need help with heavy lifting when food is being delivered (same day as Center for Concern)

  • Before breaks or before summer donate leftover food that will be otherwise thrown out

  • Paper product drive- collect items such as paper towels, toilet paper, and napkins to be used at program

Family Counseling Services of the Finger Lakes

  • would like volunteers to work on the domestic violence hotline

Geneva Head Start at North Street

  • Need help maintaining the library, organizing books

Salvation Army

  • Looking for someone to work in the food pantry Fridays 9:30-11:30.

IT/CS

American Red Cross

  • Updating the website

  • Maintaining the serve at office in Seneca Falls (with aid of professor?)

Big Brother Big Sister

  • Website creation for HWS (like the SUNY Geneseo model) to include message board, forms, events, etc.

Community Unified Today

  • Need to update their website

  • Would like someone who can teach classes on how to do constructive things on the internet to community members (i.e. build a website, etc.)

Success for Geneva’s Children

  • Would like to create a website

Organization/Office Work

Big Brother Big Sister

  • Formation of Executive Board positions (PR/events, office manager, volunteer coordinator) moving toward a student-run organization on campus

Child and Family Resource Center

  • Need help doing clerical work in the office (flexible shifts and hours)

Family Counseling Services of the Finger Lakes

  • Filing of paperwork, office work

Geneva General Hospital/Finger Lakes Health

  • Clergy contact list for community needs to be updated and information needs to be clarified for the hospital.

Salvation Army

  • Looking for someone to work in the office answering the phone Fridays 9:00-12:00

Philanthropy (raising money)

American Red Cross

  • Adopt” a child/mannequin for training (buy one)

Family Counseling Services of the Finger Lake

  • Fundraising for domestic violence program (ex: suitcase drive- collect toiletries, baby items, etc.

Photography

American Red Cross

  • taking pictures for newletters and updated brochures

Pre-med/Health Professions

American Red Cross

  • Health and Safety Program- would like instructors, working with medical equipment/maintenance, extending Red Cross certification, teaching others

  • Health and Safety- for non-instructors, would like to have people make presentations for local groups (training and materials provided).

  • Health Fairs- manning the booths (networking possibilities)

Public Policy

Family Counseling Services of the Finger Lakes

  • research in looking at the social policies that bind the organization (child protective services, etc.) and how these programs affect the operations and boundaries of the organization

Success for Geneva’s Children

  • Research in the policies or topics that Success is currently involved with (can contact Stu Einstein to find out what these are)

  • Geneva Human Rights Commission/Success Boards- have a student sit on them and serve

  • Researching data topics that change constantly in between the 2 year periods, find current contact information, 8 indicators, current statistics/figures

Psychology

Family Counseling Services of the Finger Lakes

  • Research on issues/laws pertaining to child sex abuse that are now arising

  • Helping to run support groups/making presentations to support groups for domestic violence victims (budgeting, learning to start over, etc.)

Social Work

ABCD

  • The Family Service Coordinator could use help with paperwork, data entry and cases

Statistics/Numbers

American Red Cross

  • Data entry (maintaining numbers of classes, certificates, volunteers, etc.)

Catholic Charities

  • Looking for someone who likes statistics/numbers to organize a database and calculate statistics and tracking numbers for the various programs offered and to also possibly do research on the numbers, their patterns/changes, and the reasoning behind it

Geneva General Hospital/Finger Lakes Health

  • Need help doing a community needs assessment, quantifying in terms of dollars the community benefit the hospital has had on the Geneva area

Women’s Studies

Family Counseling Services of the Finger Lakes

  • Helping to run support groups/making presentations to support groups for domestic violence victims (budgeting, learning to start over, etc.)

Writing

American Red Cross

  • Creating a newsletter