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 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), Hank Mullins (582-1900 ext 217 or Email), or Vickie Sandifer (582-1900 ext 203 or Email), or Beth Wison (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: 2/26/14

CSER 520-002: YMCA - DOWNTOWN
Supervisor - Downtown YMCA: Kathy Thomas (847-5597 or Email), Gabriele Haapanen (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: 2/26/14


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 50+ 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 32 foreign countries. The very heart of Young Life's relational approach to sharing the gospel is our meeting of 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. A verbal proclamation is made once a week at our "club" meeting which is designed to appeal to the unchurched or unsaved, and discipleship training is provided at our weekly "campaigner" Bible studies (usually held at 6:30 a.m. before school starts). Once a week all of our volunteer leaders (which includes 20+ Liberty students) meet for singing, prayer, and training. The time commitment is greater than three hours per week. There's much more to say. . .if interested call the Area Director, Allen Miller, at 528-5560.

Last updated: 2/26/14

CSER 541-001: DAWSON MCALLISTER ASSOCIATION HOPELINE
Supervisor: Randy Hankins (931-489-6043 or Email) or Matt Anderson (931-489-6050 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: 8/13/14

CSER 543-001: SALVATION ARMY - INNER CITY
Supervisor: Nancy Shivers (845-5939 or Email) or Wayne Wade (426-3388 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: 7/14/14

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

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