Monday, August 21, 2017

Volunteers Needed

Jimmy's is a concession building located south of Hoot Gibson Football Field,
 built-in memory of Jimmy Everest of the Class of 1994.
During athletic events, CPO parent volunteers and Gales members (Upper Division pep club) staff concessions at Jimmy's and concessions in Bennett Athletic Center.  The Casady sports concessions program is a vital component of our campus. The volunteers who staff concessions throughout the three sports seasons help improve the School and student experience by ensuring the following:

  1. Supporting the Casady athletes
  2. Offering hospitality to students, parents/grandparents and visiting team guests
  3. Raising a large amount of money to support important athletic and academic programs
Parents, students, and alumni are encouraged to support the Concessions Build Community Program by signing up to work one concession shift via sign-up genius.  In addition to the concessions fun, Casady UD students earn service hours for volunteering at the Concessions.  Thank you in advance for sharing your time and support.  For more information contact Mrs. Denise Parsons (denisekparsons@gmail.com), or Mrs. Jenny Johnston( johnstonjenny0@gmail.com) 


The Oklahoma State Department of Health is looking for people who love to knit, because they could help save a life.
Health officials said they need volunteers to knit caps for babies as part of a campaign to create awareness of the Period of PURPLE Crying and to prevent Shaken Baby Syndrome.
The department is recruiting crochet artists and knitters to help reach this year’s cap goal of 4,300 to spread Shaken Baby Syndrome prevention efforts across the state.
The caps are distributed to 41 hospitals across the state. In the months of November and December, each newborn will receive a purple baby cap as a reminder of the importance of never shaking a baby.
Volunteers are encouraged to knit or crochet newborn baby boy and girl caps of any shade of purple with soft, baby friendly yarn. The caps can have a variety of fun colors and patterns, as long as they are at least 50 percent purple and free of straps, strings or other potential choking hazards. Purple baby caps are accepted year-round. Only caps received by Oct. 1 will make it in this year’s hospital distribution.
Too Many Patterns to Choose FromPurple caps can be mailed to:
Oklahoma State Department of Health
ATTN: Maternal and Child Health
1000 NE 10th St
Oklahoma City, Ok 73117-1299
To obtain patterns for caps, guidelines and “CLICK for Babies” campaign details, visit clickcampaign.health.ok.gov, or call Amy Terry at 405-271-4471, or email amyt@health.ok.gov. 

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Youth Boards Need New Members

Applications due Friday, September 1. 
Encourage the emerging teen leaders in your life to apply.

LitterBlitz Kickoff
Green House Tour
  
Planting Veggies

What is OKC Beautiful Teen Board?
OKC Beautiful Teen Board is a unique opportunity for high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors to connect with the community as well as their environment.  The purpose of the OKC Beautiful Teen Board is to bring a team of high school students together to aid OKC Beautiful and make their city a better place to live, work, and play.  The Teen Board seeks to encourage personal growth and the development of skills required of good leaders.  All Teen Board members are expected to adhere to the standards of OKC Beautiful and to uphold our mission.  OKC Beautiful is a nonprofit organization working to improve the image and appearance of Oklahoma City through programs, education and community engagement. Teen board members will meet once a month and will participate in learning opportunities, service projects, and a fundraiser. 

How to get involved:
Do you know a teen who would be an excellent candidate for our 2017-2018 Teen Board? Encourage them to apply!

Applications due: Friday, September 1, 2017



Learn more and view the application:  
OKC Beautiful | OKCBeautiful.com 3535 N. Classen Blvd. | 405.525.8822


Join A NATIONAL Youth Advisory Council!  GenerationON!
Applications for the 2017-2018 generationOn Youth Advisory Council are open! The GenerationOn Youth Advisory Council is looking for extraordinary youth from across the nation to join four returning members from last year's council in making their mark on the world with fellow service leaders!
Make sure to complete the application and submit any supplementary information by Friday, September 1 to be considered for this exciting opportunity!  Apply for the Youth Advisory Council today!


The Youth Advisory Council is a team of servant-leaders recognized for their dedication to youth leadership, service-learning, diversity, and educational achievement for all. The YAC advises NYLC on its programming and brings valuable youth perspectives to the organization’s work. They work across the United States, demonstrating how young people can contribute today.
YAC Mission: Exemplify servant-leadership while advising NYLC programs through shared decision-making to transform communities and create positive social change in the world.
Applications Available for 2017-2019 Youth Advisory Council members! Download the application.



The Toby Keith Foundation started a Teen Board program in 2015  to attract a dynamic, service-oriented group of young people who have an interest in helping The Toby Keith Foundation with OK Kids Korral and making a difference in the lives of children battling cancer.  Find the 2017-2018 application at Harper or contact Lauren Polchinski, Development Associate, The Toby Keith Foundation, development@tobykeithfoundation.org, 818 N.E. 8th Street, OKC, OK 73104, (405) 271-8001 x30802  Application deadline is September 15,2017.




Hello Volunteers!
First we want to thank each of you who have volunteered with Sunbeam Family Services in the past and to those of you who have expressed interest in joining the Sunbeam family as a volunteer. Volunteers have a special place in our heart and  make a big impact on our events and in the lives of the individuals and families we serve.

Sunbeam is implementing a new policy effective this month. We will require volunteers working with children to have a background check. If you are interested in any of the volunteer events below that require a background check, we are hosting a day this month that you can come in to begin that process.

On August 31 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Sunbeam, 1100 NW 14th St., you may come in to complete paperwork. You will also be required to take a drug test on that same day. We will schedule your fingerprinting for another day. Please bring with you two forms of ID. If you have any questions, please call Casey Shupe at 405.609.2850 or email cshupe@sunbeamfamilyservices.org.

UPCOMING EVENTS
Foster Care In-Service Childcare Volunteers

Come Play with Us! Volunteers are needed to provide childcare during Sunbeam’s Foster Care In-Service Training. While foster parents attend necessary trainings, volunteers rock babies, play games, read to, and spend time with precious children. Sunbeam provides snacks and activities. This volunteer position does require a background check.
Upcoming 2017 Dates5:45 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. September 12, and October 10

Reading Buddies, OKC Educare & Tony Reyes Early Childhood Center, October through May
Read a book to a child and help to foster a love for reading while building a consistent, caring relationship. This is a weekly or bi-monthly, 30 minute to one-hour commitment October through May. This volunteer position does require a background check.

OKC Educare Carnival, October 20, 2017
Each spring OKC Educare hosts its annual Children’s Carnival for more than 300 children and parents. Volunteers from our community ensure that the carnival is a memorable experience for the families. Volunteer opportunities include helping with indoor games, serving food and helping with hospitality and parking.  

Tony Reyes Lunchtime Classroom Volunteers
Tony Reyes Bilingual Child Development Center, 5716 S. Western Avenue, is an Early Head Start program of Sunbeam Family Services. Six volunteers are needed to relieve teachers during lunch breaks daily from 12-2 p.m. Monday through Friday. Volunteers would have the opportunity to help in the classroom by reading to, playing with and rocking children birth to three years old. This volunteer position does require a background check.

Gardeners at OKC Educare 
If you find pulling weeds, clearing out vegetable and flower beds to be fun, we need you! OKC Educare has opportunities for gardeners who want to maintain flower beds as well as a large “teaching” garden on the grounds. This work would include weeding, planting and maintaining.  This volunteer position does require a background check.

OKC Fall Feast, November 14, 2017 
OKC Educare hosts a family-style fall feast for students and their families. We need volunteers to help set up, decorate, serve and clean up. Great opportunity for corporate groups. This volunteer position does require a background check.

A Very Giving Christmas, December 13-16 2017
A Very Giving Christmas is a Christmas Store hosted by Sunbeam Family Services and Catholic Charities. Families are given “Santa Bucks” to spend in the store. Volunteers help set the warm and inviting atmosphere of the store and make the holidays special for more than 600 families in the community who shop in the store. We are looking for greeters, personal shoppers, wrappers and Spanish-speaking interpreters.

Shine A Light, May 3, 2018, Downtown Embassy Suites
Sunbeam’s Shine A Light gala is an opportunity to recognize inspiring individuals who have demonstrated Sunbeam’s mission of providing people of all ages with help, hope and opportunity! Approximately 400 people attend the gala and volunteers are needed to help set up, usher guests, assist photographers, help work the balloon pull and tear down after the event.

For more information about volunteer opportunities, call Taprina Milburn 405.609.1755 or email tmilburn@sunbeamfamilyservices.org or Casey Shupe 405.609.2850 or email cshupe@sunbeamfamilyservices.org.


Wednesday, August 2, 2017





ONE ON ONE MENTORING BEST BUDDIES

What is Best Buddies International?
The world’s largest organization dedicated to ending the social, physical and economic isolation of the 200 million people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). 



Positive Directions mentors at Stanley Hupfeld Academy seeks new tutors and mentors!  Hupfeld Academy is located at 1508 N.W. 106th (106th & N. McKinley), and serves the Western Village neighborhood children. 

The Positive Directions program matches mentors with elementary (K-5) students for one-on-one sessions, one hour each week during the school day (10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.).  The program’s purpose is to build relationships and provide consistent, caring friends and role models for the children, and to help them with their academic and social needs.  Most mentors spend ½ of their time on academic needs/reading, and the other ½ on a fun activity (games, puzzles, walking the track, etc., to encourage casual visiting and building the relationship).  We have two designated mentor rooms at our school site, with all of the supplies and materials needed for mentoring sessions. 

Many of our mentors tell us it’s the best hour of their week, and they gain as much from the experience as their student does!  We have a number of mentors who stay with their student throughout their elementary years. 

Team mentoring is also encouraged; two mentors may team to mentor the same child, alternating weeks, so it is less of a time commitment for those who may find it difficult to mentor an hour each week. 

Interested mentors have to complete a mentor information form.  Mentors will receive a packet containing a photo and information about their student, as well as a mentor nametag and handbook.  There will be an orientation onsite or at Casady if a group decides to mentor.  There are also mentor volunteer opportunities for interested adults.  There is an application process and training for adult mentors also.   For application and more information contact:  Tobi Campbell, Director, Stanley Hupfeld Academy at Western Village & Positive Directions Mentoring,  Office (405) 717-9831,  Cell (405) 550-3762,  Fax (405) 951-8808






Sunday, July 30, 2017

Myriad Gardens needs volunteers in August



    Hello Volunteers! We noticed that the link in the Volunteer Newsletter was not working for our Outdoor Summer Dinners. We are still in need of volunteers with server experience to help with these events. Volunteers will get to utilize their server skills in a beautiful environment for these outdoor dinners. Each dinner is crafted by a local chef and has a different theme. Because we are a nonprofit, it is events like this that help sustain the Gardens. With assistance from volunteers this event can have a bigger impact. Volunteers for this event will receive a free tour of the Conservatory for them and a guest at a later date determined by the volunteer and staff.

Friday, August 11
FridaySeptember 15 
7:00 - 8:30pm
4 - 5 Volunteers with server experience preferred.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Volunteer Opportunities with the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma

Hope's Kitchen
Volunteers Needed in Hope's Kitchen
Each day, 1 in 4 children in Oklahoma struggles with hunger. More than 1,200 meals and snacks are prepared daily by our volunteers in the Regional Food Bank’s Hope’s Kitchen.  These meals are delivered to sites, such as Boys & Girls Clubs, YMCAs, and local churches, where children who might not get to eat otherwise, are fed. Click here to learn more.

The Regional Food Bank needs a consistent source of volunteers to assist with meal production for Kids Cafe sites and Summer Feeding programs, which provide fresh, healthy meals to students participating in after school programs. During the summer, the kitchen needs 20-25 volunteers each weekday. During the school year, we need 15-20 volunteers each weekday. Volunteers much be at least 12 years old and are encouraged to dress warmly. Click here to sign up.



Volunteer in the Protein Processing Center Today!
The Regional Food Bank's Protein Processing Center volunteers repackage between 2,000 and 3,000 pounds of cooked meat each week. We're inviting 10 volunteers per shift to join us to help prepare these healthy proteins for distribution to hungry Oklahomans! Click here to volunteer for a shift.
Sign Up







Mobile Markets
Volunteer at Our Mobile Markets
Our Senior Mobile Market and Fresh Food Mobile Market programs are a great opportunity for you to help us distribute food to underserved populations.  A few hours of your time each month can truly make a difference for those who are counting on the Regional Food Bank for a little extra help. Mobile Market volunteers meet at a designated location where they help distribute the food to community residents and then help with tear down. 








High school students 16 to 18 are invited to join the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma's Hope Corps program in support of its mission of "Fighting Hunger…Feeding Hope."

Hope Corps is a semester-long internship program for high school students seeking leadership and non-profit volunteer experience and may serve as a reference for future job and school applications. 


The program will engage students in activities to expand community awareness about the issue of hunger, develop their leadership skills, and assist them in making contacts within the non-profit community.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Volunteer Opportunities with the Village Library and the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma

Contact: Elisabeth Wright, Elisabeth Wright <ewright@metrolibrary.org> Young Adult Librarian, Village Library
  • Summer Reading Volunteers:    Summer Reading volunteers primarily help with signing up people for the Summer Reading Program and awarding prizes for reaching goal levels, though they also assist with other tasks around the library as needed like playing literacy games with children.
  • Homework help: One of the Metropolitan Library System's big strategic initiatives for the next year is to offer homework help services at all library locations. At the Village Library, this is still in the early stages of development, but we'll be looking to start a homework program in August/September, and we can try to plan it for an evening time slot so that hopefully some of your students can participate as tutors.
  • Vineyard resident's book project: Help Marolyn Stout write and publish a book about her career in retail, a fiction book based on real experiences.  The book's title will be "50 years behind the fitting room door."  It will be written in poetic prose.  You will learn how to use book writing tech programs and publishing devices.
  •  Tech Time: A couple of teen volunteers needed to provide technology assistance to residents of Town Village Retirement Center on the first Saturday of the month at 10:00. Click the link to find more information Tech Time.

Image result for come read with me okc  Summer Reading: Come Read With Me Program http://www.metrolibrary.org/comereadwithme needs volunteers at various sites around the community.

  Students interested in coding or robotics, the Village, Edmond, and Belle Isle libraries are going to have "squads" (an Art Squad, a STEM Squad, and a Coding Squad) of teen volunteers who will plan and present programs for younger kids this summer. Teens must be available on Wednesday afternoons and must have transportation to all locations rotating from week to week.

Contact: Elisabeth Wright, Elisabeth Wright <ewright@metrolibrary.org> Young Adult Librarian, Village Library


Monday, April 25, 2016

Service Opportunities in OKC and beyond


First Serve OKC needs volunteer tutors at the tennis center(3400 N Portland Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73112)  Passionate tennis players need help in math and science. 6th and 7th grade levels. They are extremely motivated by tennis, so behavior is not an issue. They are just in need of some outside resources to complete homework on time and to grasp concepts. It would be from about 4:30/5 to 6 pm, Tuesdays/Thursdays.  Contact
Emmy Tigert, Executive Director, First Serve OKC Foundation, http://okctenniscenter.net/first-serve/, Direct: 405-640-3317, Cell: 405-315-3822




Animal Recue Friends of Nichols Hills 
http://www.animalrescuefriends.com/ *ARF" seeks animal smart kids who can help walk & work with our available dogs at Petsmart at N.W. 63rd & N. May from 12-3 most Sunday afternoons.  Contact Person:  Suzy Morgan Suzy-morgan@omrf.org

Metropolitan Library Needs Volunteers:   Do you want to do something that is satisfying and of great service to your community and the library system? Become a Metropolitan Library Volunteer! Library Contact Person: Shren Sylvester, Administrative Specialist, Outreach Services, 405-606-3835

OK Kids Korral located at 818 N.E. 8th Street, Oklahoma City, OK 73104 needs volunteers to cook dinners for families of children undergoing cancer treatments at Children's Hospital.  Ok Kids Korral aims to provide dinner for the families at least 5 nights a week.  To reserve a date for you to prepare a meal, or with questions, please call Joanna West at 405-271-6552 ext 30800. Download the Cook a Meal guidelines here.
Contact Joanna West, Toby Keith Foundation/OK Kids Korral volunteer coordinator at joanna@tobykeithfoundation.org.  Joanna will email you the Thursday before your cooking date with the number of guests to anticipate.  You need to provide the menu and the ingredients.  

Meals have to be cooked at the OK Kids Korral kitchen. The sooner you get your menu to Joanna the less chance of duplicate meals during a week. 

If you rather just find a way to volunteer with OK Kids Korral, go to https://www.tobykeithfoundation.org/index.php?get-involved-volunteer and find out how!  Volunteer Calendar HERE


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The Adoption Center of the Central Oklahoma Humane Society is located near Casady, on NW 74th and Western Ave. The Center needs help from responsible, dependable, outgoing volunteers who care about animal welfare. Volunteers spend time helping  keep animals clean and safe and providing customer service to  potential adopters.  To begin volunteering, students would simply need to visit https://okhumane.volunteermatrix.com/ and create a new volunteer profile. They would then sign up for The Adoption Center volunteer training.   To learn about volunteering at our other locations, students should visit http://www.okhumane.org/volunteer.

Volunteer for http://www.elsistemaok.org/home.html

El Sistema Oklahoma is seeking applicants for volunteer positions. Volunteers are adults or high school aged students who embody the core values of El Sistema Oklahoma and embrace both the social and musical mission of the program. A commitment to creating a caring environment that encourages cooperation, creativity, inclusion, kindness, and joy is essential among students, teachers, and all volunteers.
Volunteers serve functions such as:
  • Greeting and directing students, parents, volunteers & visitors as they arrive
  • Kitchen volunteers to prepare and/or serve snacks
  • Classroom mentors to assist students with journal writing
  • Classroom monitors to provide teacher/student assistance & help with student’s homework
  • Safety coordinators to direct teachers, students & volunteers in the event of emergency
  • Runners to help greeters, teachers and classroom monitors with any needs that arise
  • Maintain schedule of volunteers — clerical/computer data entry (does not require volunteer to be present on site)
  • Student Appreciation Team to encourage students with notes, cards, music backpack, etc. (does not require volunteer to be present on site)
  • Teacher Appreciation Team to encourage teachers with notes, cards, etc. (does not require volunteer to be present on site)
  • Classroom painting and repairs — summer (dates and times to be determined)
  • Performance & Special Event Volunteers — functions will vary (dates and times to be determined)

Position Details:

Hours: Up to 15 hours per week (documentation of service hours will be provided)
Operation Hours: Weekly, Monday-Friday from 3:15 P.M. to 6:30 P.M.        
For questions or assistance, please contact leslie@elsistemaok.org


Peppers Ranch Foster Care CommunityPeppers Ranch is a foster care community with a mission to "break the cycle" of child abuse and neglect through loving homes, counseling and activities designed to enrich lives. We have a variety of fun and rewarding volunteer opportunities for students. A few examples are to play sports or board games with the kids, lead a balloon fight, plan an easy cooking lesson, assist a teacher during horseback riding classes or come up with your own idea and pitch it to us and we will help make it happen. 
FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT: https://www.peppersranch.com/ . Tonya Ratcliff, Cell (405) 919-9888, tonya@peppersranch.com




Food Bank for Pets Needs Volunteers:  A certified 503c nonprofit organization that strives to help people keep beloved pets in their home by serving as a food bank for animals. 

The ultimate goal of the Pantry is to reduce the rapidly growing rate of animal surrenders to local shelters or the outright abandonment of pets due to financial strain. Visit http://www.petfoodpantryokc.org/or find us on Facebook. Contact Person: Judy Smith Event/Volunteer Coordinator Pet Food Pantry of OKC judy@petfoodpantryokc.org 405-286-6008


 

FOOD BANK NEEDS VOLUNTEERS MONDAYS-SATURDAYS AND SELECTED SUNDAYS
Morning Shift 9:30 to 12:00 AM.  Afternoon Shift: 1:30-4:00 PM.  

Wear closed-toe shoes and register online at http://www.regionalfoodbank.org/cervis.php?a=event.  

Walk-ins welcome.  

Minors must be accompanied by an adult. It's time to be a Hunger Hero! 

For more information contact:  Lacey Bagley, Volunteer Engagement, 405-600-3161, volunteer@regionalfoodbank.org








Boys and Girls Club @ Memorial Park-A Kids' Cafe of the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma: Volunteers wanted Monday through Friday  Volunteers can choose the activity they desire to facilitate from sports clinics to cheer sessions; mentoring and tutoring an individual child or helping with a group of children focusing on a special area of interest.   Volunteers also choose a preferred time for their service action. 
For more information about volunteering at the Club, contact http://www.bgcokc.org/get-involved/ or contact Carmen Clay @ clayc@casady.org; 405-520-1325.
The club needs music, dance, voice, reading and math tutors. The club welcomes walk in volunteers from Casady School.   The Club is a Kids Café of the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma.http://www.regionalfoodbank.org/Programs/Childhood-Hunger/Kids-Café



Closer to Earth Youth Gardens.  Empowers teenagers through personal mentorship and leadership development.  Teens engage in organic gardening and environmental and food advocacy.  CTE mentors a diverse group of teens including youth serving court ordered or school required community service.  Visit Closer to Earth, 405-524-3977
Weekly volunteer work and service learning events.  Central Park Community Gardens at NW 31st and Shartel, Sunday and Wednesday 4-6 pm during school year and 7-9 pm in the summer.  1004 W Hill Street, Saturdays 9-noon year round








Find other organizations and service opportunities at: 















UNITED WAY VOLUNTEER CENTER: http://www.volunteercentraloklahoma.org/  

GIVING DONATING AND VOLUNTEERING IN OKLAHOMA http://knowit.newsok.com/charity-oklahoma/giving

MATCH OKC: http://www.volunteermatch.org/search?l=Oklahoma+City%2C+OK%2C+USA

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES IN OKLAHOMA FACEBOOK https://www.facebook.com/pages/Volunteer-Opportunities-in-Oklahoma-City/490003677698062