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CSER 521-001: NETWORK FOR WOMEN IN CRISIS
CSER 522-001: LYNCHBURG DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES
CSER 529-001: YWCA OF CENTRAL VIRGINIA
CSER 551-001: MIRIAM'S HOUSE
CSER 560-001: JUBILEE FAMILY DEVELOPMENT CENTER
CSER 571-001: AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY
CSER 576-001: HUMBLY I SERVE (H.I.S.)




CSER 521-001: NETWORK FOR WOMEN IN CRISIS
Supervisor: Gloria Childress (444-4481)

The Network House is a nonprofit Christian organization that welcomes and provides a safe place for women and children in need. We offer food, housing and several educational classes to enable families to start over. I invite you to serve God by serving others in this faith-based ministry and experience first-hand how He faithfully provides daily. Come and allow God to use you while you enjoy sharing your gifts and talents to help with classes, child mentoring, spiritual and emotional support, etc.

Last updated: 2/23/09


CSER 522-001: LYNCHBURG DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES
Supervisor:
Crystal Roakes (455-5774 or Email)
We encourage and support positive actions that families and individuals take toward the development of independence, self worth, and responsible citizenship.
Volunteers would be helpful in the areas of:
1)  Customer Service

  • Receives requests for services, complaints and inquiries from citizens and directs to appropriate department via computer tracking system
  • Inputs data using computer service software
  • Makes routine follow-up to secure required additional information
  • Assists in preparing reports and other documents
  • Assists and directs citizens and employees to appropriate offices or non-City related facilities
  • Assists Records department with periodic purging of documents
  • Other duties to provide direct or indirect services to citizens may be assigned.

2)  Artwork
We would like to cover the bare walls in 4 waiting areas and at least 3 hallways with vibrant child-friendly artwork. We are looking for a few talented individuals who would be willing to either: 1) donate large canvas paintings or other appropriate artwork for our building or 2) volunteer time, talent and materials to produce murals for these walls.

Prerequisites:

  • A preliminary walkthrough of the Human Services building,
  • Samples of previous artwork, and
  • Sketches of proposed artwork

Last updated: 9/17/13

CSER 529-001: YWCA OF CENTRAL VIRGINIA

Domestic Violence Prevention Center
Supervisor: Linda Ellis-Williams DVPC (528-1041 or Email) or Angela Davis - Altavista location (369-9176 or Email)

The DVPC provides services to abused women and their children. These services include: emergency shelter, group and individual counseling, court advocacy, women's and children's support groups and men's batterers groups. Volunteers may apply to assist caseworkers with these services or they may act as receptionists, answer phones or babysit children. There is also opportunity to assist with general maintenance and grounds care.  Additionally, students may perform administrative functions at the Town Center building.

Sexual Assault Response Program (SARP) or Crisis Line
Supervisor: Caitlin Fetterman (947-7422 or Email)

YWCA Church Street Bridal Shop
Supervisor:  Sheilah Mercer (847-7751 or
Email)
The Church Street Bridal Shops are fundraisers for the YWCA organization and are located in the Town Center Building in downtown Lynchburg.  We sell wedding gowns, formal gowns and accessories to the public at a drastically reduced price with the proceeds going to benefit our programs, which include the Domestic Violence Prevention Centers, SARP (Sexual Assault Response Program), and Supervised Visitation Center.  Volunteers may apply to assist the bridal and formal consultants in the daily activities which includes handling and re-racking gowns, processing and inventory of new dresses, assisting the customers and in other special projects that are supported by the Bridal and Formal Shops.  This is a retail environment dealing with the public.

 

Ygyrl Leaders Mentoring Program
Supervisor:  Terri Miller (847-7751 or
Email)

Last updated: 9/19/13

CSER 551-001: MIRIAM'S HOUSE
Supervisor: Sarah Quarantotto (847-1101 or Email)
This is a transitional housing program designed to end the cycle of homelessness. Miriam's House is preventative in nature for the children and rehabilitative for the adults by offering comprehensive social service programs and daily personal encouragement and support. This will be an excellent opportunity for students to participate in a program that meets the needs of homeless women and children in our community. Currently, we have very limited needs for volunteers in our daycare to assist with the children.
Website


Last updated: 1/6/12

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; Mon-Fri, 3 p.m.-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, Mon-Fri, 3 p.m.-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 p.m.-7 p.m., Mon-Fri.
  • 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. 
Website

Last updated: 1/16/14

CSER 571-001 AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY
Supervisor: Lesley Mink (845-0973 or Email), Julie Satterwhite (845-0973 or Email), or Ollie Bobbitt (944-3505 or Email)
The American Cancer Society is the nationwide community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service. Volunteers for programs and/or administrative efforts are always needed to help with mailings, providing services to cancer patients and their families, etc. The Lynchburg office is open M-F from 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Please contact (434) 845-0973 for more information about volunteer opportunities.

Last updated: 8/24/12

CSER 576-001: HUMBLY I SERVE (H.I.S.)
Supervisor: Haley Collins (434-239-0081 or
Email) or Melinda Wilson (434-426-6052 or Email)
Humbly I Serve (H.I.S.) Ministries is an international, faith-based, non-profit organization dedicated to changing lives through the gift of physical and spiritual provision.  HIS Ministries initiates projects targeted to address specific needs within different areas around the world and two projects, HIS Vision and HIS Kids, dedicated to providing vision care and evangelism and discipleship.  CSER students assist in the development and implementation of both of these projects.

Last updated: 11/15/13


 

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