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These are just a few of the volunteer opportunities available through United Way's Volunteer Center. Check back frequently for more featured opportunities. You can also call Ryan Fugate at the Center at 423-752-0316 to learn more about volunteering in our area.
For Updated Disaster Services Needs and Volunteer Opportunities, go to www.iHelpChattanooga.org
The Public Education Foundation needs volunteer library assistants to help the Benwood elementary school librarians and teachers keep their books organized. This will help students and teachers quickly access books for faster learning! Depending on the school, volunteers may assist with new book intake, keeping the library books organized and neat, and/or maintaining the leveled book room.
The Public Education Foundation needs volunteers to serve as Math and Science Buddies, who will work with teachers to help elementary school students with their math and science studies. Volunteers only work in the classroom at the teacher's request, so schedules will be coordinated by the teacher and volunteer's availability. Some teachers may need volunteers regularly, and others may only need volunteers episodically.
Youth Career Mentoring - of the YMCA YES (Youth Empowered to Succeed) Program – needs volunteers to work with high school students and college-aged youth.
The YES Career Mentoring Program partners local, underserved youth (ages 17-22) with career professionals in or near their community. An effort is made to appropriately match youth with professionals within their field of career interest. The goal of the YES Career Mentoring Program is to foster a relevant and beneficial professional relationship that will assist the mentee in making a smooth transition into the career field.
In order to become eligible to become a YMCA YES Mentor, you must:
1. Pass a background check
The requirements of the YES Adult Mentorship Program are as follows:
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Chattanoooga is looking for people eager to positively impact a child and improve their community at the same time as Community-Based Big Brothers and Sisters.
For a few hours, a couple times a month, you can give a Little the invaluable gift of your friendship. By simply changing their perspective of what the world can offer, you can literally start changing their lives. And sometimes it’s as simple as playing video games, going to a museum, or just hanging out together.
The Public Education Foundation needs volunteers to serve on review panels for the CSAS senior project presentations; this includes listening to the presentations, providing feedback, and scoring the presentation; shifts available beginning as short as 1 hour. The volunteers are needed on May 7, 8 & 9, beginning at 8 a.m. each day.
The Corporation for National and Community Service was formed to engage Americans of all ages and backgrounds in service to meet community needs. Each year, more than 1.5 million individuals help meet local needs through a wide array of service opportunities. These include projects in education, the environment, public safety, homeland security, and other critical areas through the Corporation's programs. To learn more about these program log on to http://www.nationalservice.gov/ .