Burundi Education Fund

Community Agency/Organization: Burundi Education Fund
Date: 01/15/2016
Time: Varies
Where: At your work site
Website: www.educateburundi.org

Contact person for event: Nancy Jodarski, nancyjodarski@att.net,  9208103216

Description of Event/Project:
Help the children of Burundi, Africa without leaving campus! Are you the compassionate and capable individual we are looking for to help our organization make a positive difference in the lives of children from the “hungriest country” in the world (USA Today 2014)?

The Burundi Education Fund Inc., established in 2010 by Fox Valley Tech professor and Burundian native, Egide Nimubona, has provided the opportunity for hundreds of children to attend school in Burundi who otherwise could not afford an education. The newest addition to our program is the Burundi High School Students in USA program which selects high achieving Burundian students to enroll in private high schools in the Fox Valley for 2-3 years and earn their high school diploma. In May of 2016, our program will watch our first 5 students graduate with academic honors from Xavier High School and Lourdes Academy.

Our non-profit organization is in need of a student to assist with updating our website, developing promotional materials and writing informational articles.

Interested students should demonstrate proficiency in their writing and computer skills; students should also demonstrate a sincere desire to make a difference in the lives of children from one of the poorest countries in the world.

This volunteer opportunity can begin immediately once we meet with you on campus and are confident that you are the perfect student for this position. You can work in the comfort of your dorm room or anywhere on campus where you have computer access.

We’d love for you to meet our students and hear first hand about life in Burundi and their acclimation to high school in America! If interested in this one of a kind opportunity, please contact Nancy Jodarski, chairperson of the Burundi High School Students in USA program and Burundi Education Fund, Inc. board member. I can be reached at nancyjodarski@att.net and 920-810-3216. Visit our website at www.burundieducation.org to learn more about us!

Gordon Bubolz Nature Preserve

Community Agency/Organization: Gordon Bubolz Nature Preserve
Date: Varies
Time: 9:00am-3:00pm for school groups and weekends for public programming
Where: Gordon Bubolz Nature Preserve
Website: http://bubolzpreserve.huterra.com/

Contact person for event: Courtney Osenroth, cosenroth@bubolzpreserve.org,(920)731-6041

Description of Event/Project:
Looking for students interested in becoming Teacher Naturalists and to support public programs. For Teacher Naturalists, once a season students would have to attend trainings. Then they would teach school groups in various topics including: plant and animal identification, geology, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, pond studies, GPS, survival, and maple syrup.
Public programs that would need support would be events like ski clinics, kids club, Scouts programs, and Ecology hikes.
Students can use the Lawrence Service Shuttle which does run on Saturdays. Request a shuttle at www.lawrence.edu/students/resources/volunteer/student-orgs/shuttle. Remember to sign up 7 days in advance to when you need the shuttle.

SOAR Fox Cities

Community Agency/Organization: SOAR Fox Cities
Where: Appleton West High School
Website: http://www.soarfoxcities.com/help/volunteer/

Contact person for event: Laura Lopez, volunteer@soarfoxcities.com, 9207319831

Description of Event/Project: SOAR Fox Cities is seeking a volunteer deck coach for our Special Olympics Swimming program. The deck coach will work with other coaches and volunteers to run practices and attend meets with a group of 20-25 Special Olympics athletes. Practices will be held on Mondays and Tuesdays from 3:30-4:30 p.m. at Appleton West High School. Previous coaching experience is preferred. Volunteer must be willing to become a Special Olympics Class A volunteer and certified coach.
Contact Laura Lopez at volunteer@soarfoxcities.com or (920)731-9831 for more information!

Appleton Public Library

Community Agency/Organization: Appleton Public Library
Date: 01/20/2016
Time: 4PM-7PM
Where: Appleton Public Library
Website: www.apl.org

Contact person for event: Alicia Woodland, awoodland@apl.org, 920-832-6353

Description of Event/Project: We are looking for 5 volunteers who will review the 5 parts of the ACT test with local area students who are taking the ACT. Each person would only review one part of the ACT and they can choose to review either English, mathematics, reading, science, or writing. The test materials will be available ahead of time for review. Even if you did not score a perfect 36 your help is needed. If you have a willingness to help please contact Alicia Woodland at the library.

Appleton Bilingual School

Community Agency/Organization: Appleton Bilingual School
Date: January – June 2016
Time: one afternoon per week
Where: Appleton Bilingual School, 913 N. Oneida St., Appleton, WI 54911, (920) 832-4125
Website: http://www4.aasd.k12.wi.us/appletonbilingual/

Contact person for event: Nancy Bowen, bowennancy@aasd.k12.wi.us, (920) 832-4125

Description of Event/Project: Our 5th grade class is seeking Spanish speaking mentors to work with during class one day a week to build the use of academic Spanish in a 5th grade content area. Lessons will be teacher led. Volunteer will partner with students in project work. Appleton Bilingual School is a K-5 elementary Spanish immersion public school.

SOAR Fox Cities

Community Agency/Organization: SOAR Fox Cities
Date: varies
Where: 211 E. Franklin St., Appleton, WI
Website: www.soarfoxcities.com

Contact person for event: Laura Lopez, volunteer@soarfoxcities.com, 9207319831

Description of Event/Project:
SOAR Fox Cities is a nonprofit organization that provides programming and services for over 1,000 people with developmental disabilities.

Our adult social and recreational programs are a fun way to get involved and help your community. These programs include arts and crafts, walking, gardening, computer training, movie nights, bowling, dances and much more! Through these activities, SOAR participants develop self-esteem, social skills and healthy lifestyles.

As a volunteer, you will be a part of our mission to empower people with differing abilities!

Responsibilities include: setting up for activities, assisting the program coordinator, serving refreshments, socializing with and guiding participants through activities, and cleaning up.

Times and dates vary and include afternoons, evenings and weekends.

To learn more about volunteering at SOAR please visit our website: http://www.soarfoxcities.com/help/volunteer/

Arts- Boys & Girls Club

Community Agency/Organization: Arts- Boys & Girls Club
Date: varies
Time: 11:00-2:00 hours can vary during this time
Where: Boys & Girls Club of Appleton

Contact person for event: Claudia Loza, claudia.m.loza@lawrence.edu, (708)355-1961

Description of Event/Project:Interested in Fine Arts Prep Work? The Boys & Girls Club of Appleton is providing this school year volunteer opportunity to get involved with the arts! Opporunities range from helping set up and prepare for art activities and lessons to dance and theatre activities. This may include copying, hanging artwork, bulletin board designing and decorating, planning for activites and more!

CAP Services

Community Agency/Organization: CAP Services
Where: Fox Cities Area

Contact person for event: Charis Hoff, choff@capmail.org, 920-968-6365 ext 6566

Program Overview: Project TEAM is a unique volunteer based program designed to help families achieve their goals. This family-centered program promotes self sufficiency, stronger families and reduced isolation through mentorship and on-going support. In achieving these goals, we seek to break the cycle of poverty from continuing in the lives of the children in the household and provide a meaningful volunteer opportunity for people who want to give back to their community.

Description of Volunteer Position: As a Project TEAM mentor you will develop a supportive relationship with a family working to achieve self sufficiency. Mentors, together with the Family Development Manager, assist the family in setting and working toward their goals. Your role will be to support, encourage, listen to and help the family in their work. You will be expected to meet with the family a minimum of 4 hours a month and make frequent contacts over the phone. You are also encouraged to develop a relationship with the children in the household. You will have the opportunity to support and receive support from the other team members, including the Family Development Manager, to assist the family.

Edison/Columbus School

Community Agency/Organization: Edison/Columbus School
Date: 11/17/2015
Time: 2 pm
Where: Edison School

Contact person for event: Allison Thome, thomeallison@aasd.k12.wi.us, 832-6235

Description of Event/Project:
I would love to have a accompanist for my K-3 programs at Columbus and Edison Schools in November. The dates are 11-17 and 11-19 and the programs will be from 2:15 – 3:00 on both days. Some rehearsal time prior may be helpful.

Interested students should be able to perform intermediate to advanced difficulty music.