Education, Tutoring, and Mentoring

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CSER 509-001: LYNCHBURG JUVENILE DETENTION HOME
CSER 511-001: HUMANKIND
CSER 517-001: GIRL SCOUTS
CSER 518-001: PATRICK HENRY FAMILY SERVICES
CSER 519-001: MILLER HOME FOR GIRLS
CSER 534-001: CAMPBELL COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY
CSER 535-001: OLD DOMINION JOB CORPS
CSER 536-001: YMCA LIVE Y-ERS
CSER 543-001: SALVATION ARMY- INNER CITY
CSER 545-001: LYNCHBURG PARKS AND RECREATION
CSER 546-001: TEAM GENESIS
CSER 548-001: NEW COVENANT SCHOOLS
CSER 550-001: LYNCHBURG PUBLIC LIBRARY
CSER 560-001: JUBILEE FAMILY DEVELOPMENT CENTER
 

CSER 509-001: LYNCHBURG JUVENILE DETENTION HOME
Supervisor: Pamela Jeffries (434-455-7889 or
Email)

A. To provide tutoring services to juveniles to improve reading and writing skills that hopefully will serve to enhance individual self-esteem.

B. Art majors, or those students skilled in crafts, are needed to assist in teaching arts and crafts to juveniles in our custody. Hopefully this interaction would also serve to enhance the self-esteem of the juveniles, and will let them know that someone is interested in them as human beings.

Last updated: 9/18/14

CSER 511-001: HUMANKIND
Supervisor:  Michelle McMcCormick (455-3639 or Email) or Brandon Gregory (384-3131 ext.3636 or Email)
Since our start in 1903, we have helped over 10,000 individuals become healthier, more independent citizens through programs that address emotional, physical and spiritual needs. We provide residential homes, a preschool and an independent living program on our Lynchburg campus for children and teens, and group homes across Virginia for adults with intellectual disabilities. HumanKind accepts clients from all walks of life. Our ministry promotes dignity and develops potential by transforming the lives of individuals, families and communities through nurture, healing and encouragement.

There are many opportunities to volunteer with us at HumanKind, including mentoring, tutoring, recreational activities and special events. We invite individuals and groups to share their time with our residents; providing positive and consistent role models who can be active in their lives.

Last updated: 8/7/14

CSER 517-001: GIRL SCOUTS
Supervisor: 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.
Girl Scout Website

Last updated: 4/19/12

CSER 518-001: PATRICK HENRY FAMILY SERVICES
Supervisor: Samantha Gooch (804-307-4882 or Email)

Patrick Henry Family Services, Inc. is a private, non-profit children and family ministry designed to provide boys and girls with a safe place to grow based on Christian values. The program focuses on prevention rather than treatment. We have three sections to our services, our Patrick Henry Boys and Girls Homes, our Hope for Tomorrow counseling, and our Hat Creek Camps and Conferences. We have residential care opportunities, camping opportunities and community outreach opportunities.

RESIDENTIAL SERVICES:

Supervisor: Ben Saunders (434-568-7243 or Email)

The residential child-care program reaches out a loving hand to children ages 6-17. Volunteers have the opportunity to tutor and to assist with daily activities. Students may volunteer at the Boys Home in Brookneal, The Rustburg Girls Cottage, or the Bedford Girls Cottage. Ongoing Needs: African American male and female students to support our African American residents.

OUTREACH SERVICES:
Patriot Sports Program
Patriot sports is an outreach and community-based program offered by Patrick Henry Family Services.

Camping Program Opportunities: Hat Creek Camps and Conferences
CampBlast

Last updated: 9/23/14

CSER 519-001: MILLER HOME FOR GIRLS
Supervisor: Ashlie Manuel (845-0241 or
Email)
Miller Home of Lynchburg is a residential group home for non-delinquent girls ages 5 to 18 who are unable to live with their parent/guardian. Students may volunteer Monday through Thursday in the evening and spend time tutoring, working with games and crafts, and playing outside with the residents. Other volunteer experiences will be considered on a case by case basis.

Last updated: 3/4/13

CSER 534-001: CAMPBELL COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY
Supervisor: Jordan Wellborn (434-332-9657 or
Email)
The mission of the Campbell County Public Libraries is to maintain continuity of library services, embrace new directions and involve the community in support of the library.  Service opportunities include computer tutor, health care services, children's program assistant, cleaning books, wrapping new books, shelving books and other services as needed.

Last updated: 9/13/13

CSER 535-001: OLD DOMINION JOB CORPS
Supervisor: Reginald Walker (434-929-4081 or
Email)
Job Corps' mission is to attract eligible young adults, teach them the skills they need to become employable and independent, and place them in meaningful jobs or further education. The STARS initiative is a mentoring and tutoring program that uses volunteers to help this young men and women achieve these goals.

Last update: 6/21/10

CSER 536-001: YMCA LIVE Y-ERS
Supervisors:
Michelle Power (Email) - Before & After School or Teena Williams (847-8750 or Email)
The YMCA child care program provides care for children six weeks through 12 years of ages (21 for children with Special Needs). Volunteers at the Preschool may help with story time, nap time, inside & outside activities, large and small motor skill development, swim time and arts and crafts. Hours to volunteer would be between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. for the Preschool. The Before & After School Programs are housed in eight Lynchburg Elementary School locations; Bass, Bedford Hills, Dearington, Heritage, Linkhorne, Perrymont, Sandusky and Sheffield Elementary Schools. Volunteers would be useful in the area of inside & outside activities, homework tutoring, character development, and arts & crafts. Volunteers are also needed in the area of homework tutoring in specific subject areas. The hours are 3 p.m. to 6 pm from Monday through Friday, during the school year. The YMCA Special Buddies program is a program designed for children with special needs. Children from all over Lynchburg participate in activities with our Special needs coordinator. Volunteers working with the Special buddies will help with self help skills such as money, writing names, and letters and other essential activities designed for the individual child.

Last updated: 3/14/14

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: Lynn Fox, Senior Recreation Specialist - Templeton Senior Center (455-4115 or Email) Senior Adults

Center Assistant – Acts as receptionist to greet participants and answer phone, taking messages; interacts with and engage participants, assist with luncheon preparation and clean up; set-up and monitoring of scheduled Center activities; and monitor computer lab.

Educational Speaker / Class Instructor – Presents educational or life enhancing topic in accordance with hobbies, knowledge, education, and skills. Topic could be related to: health/fitness, trade or profession, hobby and/or local opportunities or services of interest to fifty plus population.

Event Volunteers – Assists with annual events when needed throughout the year decorating, preparing food, serving, and cleaning-up. Events: Veterans’ Day Luncheon, and Thanksgiving Luncheon.

Newsletter Assistant – Assists with proofing and editing of Fifty Plus Newsletter, a monthly publication.

Sport Activity Assistant – Greets participants, keeps score, and officiates for weekly activities such as, Pickleball, Softball, Bowling, Putt-Putt and more.

Photographer – Takes pictures of classes, activities, and events for future use in brochures and publications.

Last updated: 8/27/14

CSER 546-001: TEAM GENESIS
Supervisor: Amanda Williams (434-239-8326 or Email)

Team Genesis is a Christian non-profit organization headquartered in Lynchburg.  Our focus is “Excellence in education, athletics and character”. We are dedicated to identifying, developing and implementing elite sports and education related programs and projects designed to help youth meet their athletic aspirations, maximize their full personal and academic potential and function successfully in their homes, schools, colleges, community, churches and sports programs. With this mission comes a variety of volunteer opportunities to serve local youth ages 5-18.

Education, tutoring and mentoring:

Books and Ball Program Tutors and Mentors-With a history of assisting over 100 high school student athletes in obtaining college scholarship through our Houston, Texas, site, we offer this exciting opportunity to carry on this proud legacy in Lynchburg by volunteering for our Books and Ball Program. Books and Ball is open to all area high school athletes and provides student athletes with tutoring and assistance with the college recruiting process. We need your help to ensure that any high school athlete who is offered an athletic scholarship to attend college also has the resources needed to remain academically eligible. Volunteers will assist with tutoring, mentoring and teaching organization and study skills to students in a Christian environment. Education majors are encouraged to participate to gain experience, and recommendation letters will be written on behalf of volunteers if requested.

http://www.teamgenesis.org/Books-and-Ball-Program.html

Genesis Academy Teaching Assistant-Genesis Academy is an all-boys private boarding school located in Lynchburg. Teacher assistants will provide support in our Learning Center by helping students with class work, preparing bulletin boards, supervising lunch, preparing correspondence and other tasks in collaboration with the lead teacher. Special assistance is needed with our ReadMaster Program, which is a computerized reading and comprehension program. Qualified assistants may also provide specialized assistance in math, or assist with science labs. Normal school hours are M-F, 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m., and flexible schedules can be arranged.

http://www.genesisacademyva.org/#!academic-life

Athletics:

Genesis Academy Basketball-Genesis Academy hosts an elite line up, with students from all over the US enrolled in our Gifted Athletes Program. There is a great need for volunteers for all areas within our athletics program including assistant coaches, score keepers, stat keepers, game day operations, game film, clock keepers, practice and training assistants, nutritionists and ticket takers.

Students who volunteer with Genesis will be given the opportunity to mentor participants in athletics and life! Volunteers may also be given the chance to help plan and organize various athletic events throughout the area.

http://tghoops.com/

Last updated: 11/26/12

CSER 548-001: NEW COVENANT SCHOOLS
Supervisor: Beth Jackson (847-8313 or
Email)
Teacher Assistants: At New Covenant Schools, a Christ-centered and classical school for K-12, the teacher assistants will provide support to the individual classroom teachers by grading assignments, helping students with class work, conducting reading groups, preparing bulletin boards, assisting students with art projects, and supervising the recess breaks on the playground. Qualified assistants may also provide extra one-on-one tutoring for students with special needs in math or reading. Teacher assistants to the Physical Education teacher are also needed to help supervise athletic activities and P.E. classes. Assistant coaching possibilities exist for helping with teams (intramural, soccer, volleyball, basketball, and lacrosse) practices and games. The teacher assistants will work out their schedules with the supervising teachers based on the needs of the teacher and availability of the student workers. Except for assistant teaching coaches, assistants are needed primarily on weekdays during school hours (8:00 am - 3:00 pm).  Please feel free to contact Beth Jackson for details of the specific volunteer needs, more information, or to volunteer.

Last updated: 3/4/09

CSER 550-001: LYNCHBURG PUBLIC LIBRARY
Supervisor: Melody Carlton (455-6306 or
Email)
The Lynchburg Public Library recruits volunteers to work in Circulation, Youth Services, and Outreach departments. In Circulation volunteers may assist at the front desk receiving, and sorting materials as they are returned, pulling DVDs, and reserved books. In Youth Services volunteers may help with preparing craft materials, cleaning books, and assisting staff during programs. In Outreach volunteers may help shelve books, and DVDs.

Volunteers can complete an on line application through the Lynchburg City website,
(under department select Library), or pick up an application at the front desk, and turn in to the front desk at 2315 Memorial Ave. An interview will be set, then placement is made for an agreeable time, and job assignment. Volunteers are expected to work at least two hours a week to complete their 20 hours.

Last updated: 2/16/09

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 3-7pm. 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 3-5 pm 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 six 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. 
Jubilee Family Website

Last updated: 1/16/14
 

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