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Sunday, April 6, 2014

Volunteer Opportunities

A variety of volunteer opportunities are available at the Latrobe Street Mission located at 1725 Latrobe Street, Parkersburg, WV.

Other ways to help the Mission are by donations, such as blankets, pillow, paper towels, toilet tissue, cleaners (floor, toilet, shower), laundry soap, trash bags, instant meals, individually packaged snacks, just to name a few items.

 The Latrobe Street Mission offers emergency shelter, long-term shelter, clothing needs, laundry needs, and connection to needed services such as social, medical, faith based addiction rehabilitation, etc.

If you are interested in volunteering or donating items to the shelter, please contact Brenda Ridgeway, Associate Director, at 304-893-9460 or labtrobestreetmission@cascable.net.

The Save-A-Kitty Feral Cat Program is looking for volunteers for clerical work; feeding cats, daily or as needed; fundraising; surgery clinic assistance; along with various other opportunities.

The Program trains volunteers on how to humanely trap cats in a colony that they are feeding for spay/neuter surgeries, ear-tipping for identification, vaccinations, and other veterinarian services needed for the cats.

Volunteers could assist in raising funds and making appointments with veterinarians to perform the spay/neuter surgeries, and then return the cats to their established area after a recuperation period.

Donations such as cat/kitten food; towels, blankets; large garbage bags; paper towels; carriers; humane traps, etc. are greatly needed and would be greatly appreciated.

If you are interested in volunteering some of your time or would like to make a donation, please contact Kandi Habeb, President, at 304-488-4679.

Individuals and Groups – Do you have a musical talent, or do you know someone that has a musical talent?

 If so, Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Facilities would welcome you to provide entertainment to their residents.
 

For additional information about these opportunities or about other opportunities available, please contact Mary Rader at the Volunteer Action Center at 304-424-3457, extension 211, or by e-mail at maryrader@vacmov.org.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Volunteer Opportunities

The Humane Society of Parkersburg has numerous volunteer opportunities.

Hands-On Activities in the Shelter include
-walking dogs,
-cuddling cats,
-helping rehabilitate an animal,
-bathing and grooming animals,
-answering the telephone,
-acting as a Camp Counselor at Camp Ruffin’ It,
-transporting animals to local vet appointments,
to name a few opportunities available.

Outside the Shelter Activities could include
-helping with special events,
-decorating the shelter for seasons and special events,
-volunteering for handyman services and shelter maintenance, and
-computer support.

Volunteer applications are online. Volunteers must attend the Society’s Volunteer Orientations prior to volunteering. Orientation classes are held every month and require scheduling in advance. Orientation Session I is on Sundays at 1:00 p.m. and Orientation Session II is on Thursdays at 5:30 p.m.

The Humane Society of Parkersburg has a Foster Care Program which is designed to provide temporary homes for pets that are not immediately ready for adoption.

As a foster volunteer, you open your home to animals and provide them with love and care they need in order to be ready to find a new home forever.

If you love animals and would like additional information in regard to these volunteer opportunities, please contact the Society at 304-422-5541 or by e-mail at HSOP@hsop.org.


Theatre de Jeunesse is a local theatre arts program that is offered free of charge to Mid-Ohio Valley high school and early college aged young adults.

The production of Camelot will be held on July 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 2014.

Pre-Audition Open House/Technical Crew Sign-Ups to meet the staff, review audition music, dance and readings, along with questions and answers, etc. will be held on Saturday, March 22, 2014 from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the Hermann Fine Arts Center, 500 Butler Street, Marietta, OH, and on Sunday March 23, 2014 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Parkersburg Academy, 1800 38th Street, Parkersburg, WV.

Auditions/Technical Crew Sign-Ups will be held on Saturday, April 12, 2014 from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. in Room 124, Thomas Hall, Marietta College, Marietta, OH, and on Sunday April 13, 2014 from 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. at the Parkersburg Academy, 1800 38th Street, Parkersburg, WV.

For more information, you can visit their website at www.tdej.org, specific questions to theatredejeunesse@yahoo.com and facebook under Theatre de Jeunesse.


For additional information about these opportunities or about other opportunities available, please contact Mary Rader at the Volunteer Action Center at 304-424-3457, extension 211.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Volunteer Opportunities

The WE CAN Mentoring Program at the Children’s Home Society is in need of volunteers.

The WE CAN Program is a community-based program that works to help vulnerable children and their families; and services children and youth ages 5-17.

The Program is a one-on-one mentoring match and they encourage the mentor to take advantage of the resources in the community while promoting recreational, educational, and cultural activities and events that the child or youth may not have previously had the opportunity to be exposed to.

A mentor acts as a role model, a friend, and a community resource – and the Program not only benefits the mentee, but the mentor as well.

Advantages of being a mentor include experiencing personal growth, and opportunity to be creative, learning effective listening and problem solving skills, and achieving a feeling of fulfillment and satisfaction from making a positive difference in the community and in the life of a child.

The Children’s Home Society would like to have a commitment of 2 hours per week, with a minimum 6-month contract. However, if you are a college student, they fully understand your schedules and are prepared and designed to be flexible during the students time off during planned breaks and summer vacations.

A mentor must be at least 18 years of age with a valid driver’s license and auto insurance. Volunteers must complete an application, and provide 3 non-relative references, agree to a WV State Police, FBI, and CPS/DHHR background check, and attend a mandatory orientation and training session scheduled at their convenience.

If mentoring is an opportunity you would like to pursue, contact Brittany Myers of the Children’s Home Society at 304-485-0650 or by e-mail at bmyers@childhswv.org.

Individuals and Groups – Do you have a musical talent, or do you know someone that has a musical talent? If so, Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Facilities would welcome those with musical talent to entertain their residents, once a week, once a month, or whenever you have some volunteer time to give.

 If interested, please contact Mary Rader at the Volunteer Action Center.


For additional information about these opportunities or about other opportunities available, please contact Mary Rader at the Volunteer Action Center at 304-424-3457, extension 211 or by e-mail at maryrader@vacmov.org.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers would be welcomed at the Parkersburg Day Nursery to assist the early childhood teacher in daily tasks such as:

- assisting the teacher in supervising the children,
- reading to the children,
- playing with the children,
- assisting with daily activities, and
-  helping with minor cleaning in the classrooms.

Volunteers must be 18 years of age.

If interested in this volunteer opportunity, contact Karen Puccio at 304-422-0862 or by e-mail at pdn@wvds.net.

The Willows Nursing Home has a reading program for the vision impaired, of which personal reader volunteers would be most welcomed.

They are also looking for volunteers to interact with their residents, such as writing letters for them or just visiting with them.

Volunteers are needed to call bingo on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Musical groups would also be most welcomed to entertain the residents.

If interested in these volunteer opportunities, contact Seth at 304-428-5573.

The Cedar Grove Assisted Living located at 110 Nicolette Road, Parkersburg, WV, invites you to join their family as a volunteer.

As Caring Hearts you could assist with mealtime and visitation with the residents, Coffee Club – come share a cup with them, and assist with Special Events and Trips.

If interested in these opportunities, please contact Kay Swisher, Activity Director, at 304-424-6023.

For additional information about these opportunities or about other opportunities available, please contact Mary Rader at the Volunteer Action Center at 304-424-3457, extension 211.