Youth Ministries and Outreaches

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CSER 517-001: GIRL SCOUTS
CSER 520-001: YMCA - JAMERSON
CSER 520-002: YMCA - DOWNTOWN
CSER 537-001: SPECIAL OLYMPICS
CSER 539-001: YOUNG LIFE MINISTRY
CSER 541-001: DAWSON MCALLISTER ASSOCIATION HOPELINE
CSER 543-001: SALVATION ARMY - INNER CITY
CSER 545-001: LYNCHBURG PARKS AND RECREATION
CSER 560-001: JUBILEE FAMILY DEVELOPMENT CENTER
CSER 579-001: BOYS & GIRLS CLUB - GREATER LYNCHBURG

CSER 517-001: GIRL SCOUTS
Supervisors: Stephanie Micklem (1-800-474-1948 ext 2 or Email) or Brenda Gay Efford (540-525-9695 or Email) Virginia Skyline Girl Scout Council serves approximately 1000 girls in Lynchburg. Girl Scouting is an informal educational program for girls ages 5-17. Girl Scouts builds girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place.  The goals of the Girl Scout Program are stated in four program emphases: Developing Self-potential; Relating to Others; Developing Values; and Contributing to Society. Volunteers are needed to assist with troop meetings on a weekly or every other week basis. Volunteers with special interests and skills may sign up to be on call to help run special events, teach a specific skill, such as crafts, songs, etc. to troops or to do a workshop for leaders. There might also be an opportunity for someone to volunteer to help in the office a couple of times a week with phone calls, filing, etc.  To volunteer complete the following Volunteer Information and send us your contact information.

Last updated: 4/19/12

CSER 520-001: YMCA - JAMERSON
Supervisors - Jamerson YMCA: Corey Jeffcoat (582-1900 ext 224 or
Email), Cindy Capps (582-1900 or Email), Julia Cruz (582-1900 or Email), Vickie Sandifer (582-1900 ext 203 or Email), Randi Abell (582-1900 or Email), or Beth Mezzano (582-1900 or Email)
For 152 years, the YMCA of Central Virginia has actively involved people of all ages in programs that put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all. The YMCA is committed to the ideal that no individual should be denied the opportunity to participate because of the lack of financial resources. Every day the YMCA is changing lives and making a positive impact on people through values-based programs that make our community a better place to live.  You can help us make a difference in someone’s life.  Christian/Community Service opportunities available at the YMCA involve the following: coaching, before/after school child care, membership services, lifeguarding, instructors and more. Contact the YMCA to explain opportunities available and answer any questions you might have.

Last updated: 1/27/15

CSER 520-002: YMCA - DOWNTOWN
Supervisor - Downtown YMCA: Jennifer Richardson (847-5597 or Email), Kathy Thomas (847-5597 or Email), or Brian Landergan (847-5597 or Email)
For 152 years, the YMCA of Central Virginia has actively involved people of all ages in programs that put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all. The YMCA is committed to the ideal that no individual should be denied the opportunity to participate because of the lack of financial resources. Every day the YMCA is changing lives and making a positive impact on people through values-based programs that make our community a better place to live.  You can help us make a difference in someone’s life.  Christian/Community Service opportunities available at the YMCA involve the following: coaching, before/after school child care, membership services, lifeguarding, instructors and more. Contact the YMCA to explain opportunities available and answer any questions you might have.

Last updated: 5/1/15

CSER 537-001: SPECIAL OLYMPICS VIRGINIA
Supervisor: Lisa Wimbush (434-582-4712 or
Email)
Special Olympics provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.

Students who volunteer with Special Olympics Virginia will be given the opportunity to interact with athletes who have intellectual disabilities. The volunteers will help to provide them with opportunities to participate in organized athletic events and practices. Volunteers will also be given the chance to help plan and organize various events throughout the Lynchburg community.

Last updated: 2/26/2014

CSER 539-001: YOUNG LIFE MINISTRY
Supervisor: Allen Miller (528-5560 or Email)
In its 75 years of outreach to teens, Young Life has become one of the largest international youth ministries in the world. We are currently involved in outreach work in over 500 locations in the United States, including right here in Lynchburg, and in 95 foreign countries. The very heart of Young Life's relational approach to sharing the gospel is our meeting teens on their own turf. We become involved in their world by consistently spending time with them wherever that may be; and as a result, we are able to communicate a sincere concern for their lives, win their friendship, and model the Great Gospel message. We provide a weekly “club” meeting that is designed to be attractive to non-church teens and is an excellent outreach tool for our Christian teen friends. We also provide a weekly discipleship training meeting we call "Campaigners". We work with high school and middle school students!  YoungLife also provides, summer camp trips, intern opportunities throughout the world, and an annual missions trip to China where leaders teach English at a University there for a week. Once a week all of our volunteer leaders (which includes 60+ Liberty students) meet for singing, prayer, sharing, community building, and training. The time commitment for a leader (after training) is 10 - 15 hours per week. YoungLife also runs CollegeLife here at LU.  If interested check out www.YoungLife.org and email or call Allen Miller, the Area Director.

Last updated: 4/27/15

CSER 541-001: DAWSON MCALLISTER ASSOCIATION HOPELINE
Supervisor: Kathryn Craig (540-330-9215 or Email)
Dawson McAllister Association's HopeLine's mission is to reach, rescue and restore teenagers and young adults.  TheHopeLine is an off-air line that listens, encourages, shares the love of Christ, prayer and offers a Christian perspective and resources to further their healing process. A student HopeCoach is trained to listen, encourage, offer scripture and a Christian perspective, prays and offers resources to teens and young adults through the phones and chats.

Last updated: 9/2/14

CSER 543-001: SALVATION ARMY - INNER CITY
Supervisor: Sandy Mayberry (845-5939 or Email) or Donald Dohmann (845-5939 or Email)
The Salvation Army (TSA) offers several volunteer opportunities: the Soup Kitchen, the Family Store, Property Maintenance, Child Care Volunteers, and the Red Kettles. In the Soup Kitchen, TSA serves breakfast and dinner 365 days a year. Volunteers are needed to set up, prepare, serve, clean up and minister to the guests. The Family Store is a resale store that is open Tues-Sat from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Volunteers are needed to help process and sort donations. The Family Store ministers to clients of TSA as well as to the general public. We hold a life skills class for our residents here on Tuesday nights from 6:30-7:30PM, some which have children who need childcare during the class. Red Kettle volunteers are needed to ring the bell at area red kettles between mid November and Christmas Eve. All funds raised from the red kettles go to help families in need in Central Virginia.

Last updated: 5/4/15

CSER 545-001: LYNCHBURG PARKS AND RECREATION
Supervisor: Maggie Mace (455-5882 or Email)
Athletic Coaches and Assistant Coaches – Coach youth athletic teams teaching sportsmanship, skills, teamwork, and notifying players/parents of practices and games. Sports include: Basketball (December – March) and Girls Softball (spring & fall).Coaches are also needed for athletic partner organizations providing play in: Football, Cheerleading, Soccer, Baseball, Volleyball, Lacrosse and Tennis. Please check our website (teamsideline.com/lynchburg) for contact information for each of these organizations.

Coaches are also needed for athletic partner organizations providing play in: Football, Cheerleading, Soccer, Baseball, Volleyball, Lacrosse and Tennis.

Last updated: 2/26/14

CSER 560-001: JUBILEE FAMILY DEVELOPMENT CENTER
Supervisor: Sterling Wilder (845-0433 or Email)
Jubilee is a Christian educational and recreational center providing various services to the community consisting of a free health screening clinic and a computer lab. We also provide tutoring, mentoring and other educational and health awareness programs for youth and adults. We operate weekly; Monday-Friday, 3-7 p.m. We are strategically located so as to minister especially to inner-city and single family homes in Lynchburg. If you have a strong desire to make an impact in the inner city and with youth in a Christian environment then Jubilee is for you! Special needs for volunteers include:

Nursing students needed to work in Centra Health Screening Clinic Monday-Friday, 3-5 p.m. and also to assist in planning health education seminars for the community.

Education majors and other students are needed to work with the after school tutoring program and recreational program (excellent for Health and Fitness Majors, too)

Youth ministry majors are need to organize youth crusades, youth Bible study, youth concerts and more.

Computer majors are needed to help students in the Computer Lab from 3-7 p.m., Monday-Friday.

Mentors are always needed to be matched with inner city boys and girls ages 6 to 16.

Other ministry opportunities are available on Saturdays. Liberty students will be given the opportunity and the freedom to plan and sponsor their own events. We have the facility and we will match it with your idea! The greatest impact that we can make, of course, is by presenting JESUS and you will be free to do this where the need is tremendous. We need Christian men and women with integrity and passion to spread Christ's love to a dying community. Come join us!! You can visit us on the web, contact us by phone or email us.

Last updated: 1/16/14

CSER 579-001: BOYS & GIRLS CLUB - GREATER LYNCHBURG
Supervisor: Mark Sheehan (434-238-3215 or
Email)
Why volunteer at the Club? You will have the opportunity to make a positive impact on individual members’ or change many members’ lives. Our mission is to ensure that all members make a lasting, positive impact, on our community. If we change enough lives we will then collectively change the entire community!

Volunteer Needs

Be Great: Graduate! Mentor –   Check & Connect system is intended to ensure graduation and is designed to enhance each Club member’s dreams by providing consistent support from caring and trusted adults developing the academic, emotional, and social skills needed to Be Great! B&GC staff identify members that have the risk factors for dropping out, including attendance, behavior or achieve less than a “C” or better in the 4 core subject areas (Math, English, History and Science). Volunteer service is needed 1 hour a week until May 2016. Roughly 47 hours of service. College students mentor during their semesters and contact Club members via email and phone. Be life changing!

Power Hour: Making minutes count!  This program is designed to help Club members complete their homework. Studies have shown that students that are prepared for class having all assignments completed have a greater chance of achieving in school. Volunteers have the opportunity to work as a team with another volunteer, help Club members individually or work with a group of 8 members. 40 volunteers per day are needed, Monday through Thursday; 30 volunteers at the Madison Street Unit and 10 volunteers at our Dewitt Unit. Members 6 to 12 years of age are primary target for this program. We also have teen members that need help with Algebra I and Algebra II to prepare for the Standards of Learning Tests (SOL). The Power Hour Program has a point systems and volunteers will be able to award members points for homework completion, behavior and extra reading. At the end of the week members can spend their points at the Power Hour store or save them for large Power Prizes! Be Axademic!

Needs based programming: These prevention programs involve teaching life skills. The programs are designed to meet B&G Club “Formula for Impact” our outcome driven approach to youth development. The Club has three priority outcome areas: academic success, Leadership & Character Development and Healthy Life Skills. The curriculums are 8 to 20 sessions. A volunteer would have to commit to a minimum of 15 hours. Training will be provided.  Primary ages for needs based programming is 9 to 18 years of age, there are also gender specific programs - SMART Girls and Passport to Manhood. Be Inspirational!

Interest Based Programming: Members need to have fun activities to help them feel like they belong. Many of these activities help members achieve our values of sportsmanship, fair play and honesty. Volunteers have the ability to design their own interest program music, art, sports or can use the best practice “Triple Play!” system. Triple Play! has a variety of fun daily challenges helping our members to experience the thrill of playing competitive and noncompetitive games. With advanced notice volunteers can start leagues or tournaments. The Club will provide the materials to make it successful. These activities are based on the “Targeted Outreach” approach offering members more excitement than they would otherwise have on the streets or at home. Be Fun!

Club Maintenance: If you are talented fixing, painting or cleaning we need your skills. The core values of the Club are to provide a clean, safe and fun environment for all members and other youth served. Helping maintain the physical plant has a profound effect on members and community perceptions. We hope that keeping our Club grounds, gardens and interior clean and neat will inspire the community to keep their property clean. Clean and well maintained property has also been proven to discourage crime. Be Great!

Volunteer orientations are held Wednesdays at 5:15PM or by appointment.

Clubhouses
Madison Street Unit is located at 1101 Madison Street Lynchburg VA 24504 Direct Number (434) 846-1111
Dewitt Clubhouse is located on the campus of HumanKind 150 Linden Ave Lynchburg 24503 Direct Number (434) 384-1113

Last updated: 8/18/15

 

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