Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Santa's Store needs volunteers, December 9th

Urban Mission Santa Store 2017
It’s nearly our favorite time of year! Santa Store will take place on Saturday, December 9th, 2017 from 9:00 AM—12:00 PM. We are so excited to bring Christmas to hundreds of families in need. However, we cannot do it without your help!
We love having volunteers partner up with us to make this event happen! If you are interested in working the Santa Store or would like to sign up a group, please email us at volunteer@urbanmissionokc.org or call us at 405-946-1556. This year we will have only one shift for volunteers from 8:30 AM—12:00 PM.

Urban Mission Santa's Store take place at 3737 N Portland Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73112, (405) 946-1556

Friday, October 13, 2017

Volunteers needed

Haunt the Zoo needs YOU October 21, 22, 28 and 29  9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Volunteers between the ages of 8 and 18 need to be accompanied by a chaperone.  Volunteers receive free admission to the zoo, opportunity to win prizes and volunteer hours. Contact volunteers@okczoo.org , For more information visit https://www.okczoo.org/volunteer

Friday, October 6, 2017

Pambe Ghana Global Market Volunteer Opportunities.  Contact Emmy Ezzell, Volunteer Coordinator

The Global Market opens November 11 with hours from noon-6 p.m. and continues Tuesday through Saturdays through December 24 at 3 p.m. The Global Market has expanded its hours on Thursday to remain open until 7 p.m.
The Global Market provides fair trade shopping for unusual and unique gifts, including a wide selection of folk art from around the world. Volunteers staff the Global Market and all merchandise is purchased directly from artisans or from certified members of the Fair Trade Federation. Fair trade principles include a guarantee that artisans are paid a fair price for their products. They also receive assistance with design development, quality control and improved working conditions.
Fair trade products at the Global Market come from almost every continent, including countries such as Guatemala, Haiti, Peru, Ghana, Burkina Faso, India and Indonesia.
All proceeds from the Global Market benefit PAMBE Ghana's La'Angum Learning Center in northern Ghana. La'Angum Learning Center is a collaboration that has brought the promise of literacy to underserved villages in rural Ghana.

First Serve OKC “Raise Your Racket” fundraiser at the OKC Tennis Center on October 27 needs YOU

Volunteers will receive a complimentary ticket to the event, which includes dinner, festivities, and an evening with James Blake and Mayor Mick Cornett. 

At the first annual RYR last October, we raised over $80,000! In 2017, over 1,000 underserved students are being supported through community outreach programs, 109 graduated from summer camp, and nearly 50 students are involved in an intensive year-round tennis, life skills and education program. 

This year, volunteers have donated over 1,175 hours to help bring these programs to life. Thank you for your involvement and for considering spending your evening to help bring opportunities to students who would not otherwise afford them.

Raise Your Racket volunteer opportunities on October 27 include:

9:30 am to 2 pm- table d├ęcor and set up; 3 volunteers needed (these shifts can be split if we have more than 3 volunteers)

10 am- flower and balloon pick-up and delivery to OKC Tennis Center; 2 volunteers needed

4:30 pm to 6 pm- guest check-in; 3 volunteers needed

5 pm to 7 pm- raffle; 2 volunteers needed

6:30 to 7:30 pm- bus tables; 2 volunteers needed

9 to 10 pm- clean up/take down tables; 5 volunteers needed

Interested?  Contact Emmy Tigert, First Serve OKC Foundation- Executive Director, USTA Oklahoma- Diversity & Inclusion Chair

Now that fall is here we are ready to team up with you and help 4 families this month with our Critical Home Repair Program.  If you are available to help us on Saturdays, please give Chris Hearn a call at 405-409-5557 or sign up online at www.cohfh.org.

Want to Volunteer for a Critical Home Repair project?
please click here
Or contact Chris at chris.hearn@cohfh.org

To sign up online go to “Volunteer Up” on the Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity websitewww.cohfh.org

Volunteer with Sunbeam

Educare Carnival
Join us Friday, Oct. 20 for our annual OKC Educare Carnival. Volunteers help more than 300 Educare children and families have a great, memorable experience! Volunteer opportunities include helping with indoor and outdoor games, serving food, helping with parking and set up and clean up.
A Very Giving Christmas
Join Sunbeam Family Services and Catholic Charities for A Very Giving Christmas from Dec. 13-16. Families selected through Catholic Charities' and Sunbeam Family Services programs and partner agencies receive the opportunity to visit St. Nick's Shoppe and select gift items to place under their Christmas tree. When the parents enter St. Nick's Shoppe, they can visit two shopping areas: one with gifts for children and another with gifts for the parents or general household use. Each family receives Santa Bucks based on the size of the household. Volunteers guide the parents through St. Nick's Shoppe and assist with gift-wrapping.

Pumpkinville kicks off Friday, October 6th
Sign up for pumpkin washing at the sign up.  For other Pumpkinville volunteer opportunities, sign up here or contact Megan Brown, Volunteer Manager at 405-445-7087 or mbrown@myriadgardens.org

The Children’s Garden will be transformed into “Prairie Pumpkin Town” featuring thousands of pumpkins, hundreds of gourds, a variety of fall foliage and tons of fun activities. Pumpkinville opens at 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily and runs through Sunday, October 22. A complete list is online at www.myriadgardens.org/pumpkinville

Wings Fall Festival 2917: The festival is held Fridays-Sundays at Wings, until October 15.  Sign up to volunteer  HERE.  Click 2017 Fall Festival Calendar for more details about the Fall Festival

Wings Teen Board

The Wings Teen Board is a great place for high school students to learn leadership skills, while serving our members. As part of the Teen Board, you will have the opportunity to plan activities and play a big role in our Social Club program. If interested in serving on the Teen Board, click the following link and fill out the application: Teen Board Application

Edmond TOPSoccer NEEDS YOU:  Top Soccer empowers disable children to play soccer  Volunteers needed SIX SUNDAYS in September and October from 3:30 to 5:30 pm (12 hours of service)  Contact Lisa Miley @ esctopsoccer@gmail.com, 204-7228, www.edmondsoccer.com

Runtober Fest 5K

 The race will be on October 22, 2017 in Midtown OKC and Girls on the Run are the beneficiaries of the proceeds of the run!  Girls of the Run need volunteers on race day to help man the water stop and cheering on the runners for this fun 5K.  Help needed on October 22 from 1:30 pm to 4:00pm! Contact leslie.littlejohn@girlsontherun.org.  If you would like to run this 5K sign-up with this link: https://www.signmeup.com/site/reg/register.aspx?fid=Q42V8H7

Needs volunteers.  Contact francesharding@sbcglobal.net  or call  405 550-6607.

Spring Break Service Opportunity


Oklahoma City STEAM Learning Journey is scheduled for March 21-23, 2018
Times are pending; past camps began between 8:00 to 9:00 am. and concluded at 5:00 pm.  
The location is 10220 N Western Avenue (Word First Ministries), Oklahoma City.   This is our second year at this venue.

Typically we serve up to fifty children providing care and instruction, parent resources and daily meals.  Our STEAM Camps are modeled from the Oklahoma Afterschool Network’s successes at the Moon Elementary STEAM Camp in 2014.  Student test scores increased significantly for all students involved in the Moon Camp.   Thick Descriptions is monitoring test scores of past Oklahoma City, Boley and Midwest City STEAM camp attendees.   

Contact Brittany Mays, brittmariemays@gmail.com, Volunteer Manager, for additional information or Suzette V Chang, Thick Descriptions, 405-397-0584

www.thickdescriptions.comScience Empowerment and Cultural Intelligence

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) Sign up at the following sign-up genius links

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Attention Juniors

2017-2018 Leadership Oklahoma Application for CLASS 18!

Applications are now being accepted for YLOK Class 18!  Are you a dynamic leader who is a current junior in high school? If so, you should apply to YLOK! Applications are due back in the LOK office no later than 5 p.m. Tuesday, December 5, 2017.

The YLOK Program week will be June 3-8, 2018.
 If you have any questions or would like to request an application for someone, please don't hesitate to contact Lee Anne Stone, Youth Director, at lstone@leadershipoklahoma.com
Leadership Oklahoma recognizes the importance of investing in our youth. We know they are the future leaders and are weary of seeing our young talent leave our state. We want to entice our youth to stay in or return to Oklahoma. With this in mind, in the summer of 2001, Leadership Oklahoma expanded its mission by building a program that would help us accomplish this goal and Youth Leadership Oklahoma (YLOK) was established

Each year, approximately 50 exceptional high school juniors from across Oklahoma are selected for Youth Leadership Oklahoma. The class will spend the week of June 4-9, 2017 traveling to selected locations in Oklahoma to learn about and experience our state’s treasures, meet adult community and state leaders, and develop personal leadership skills. Thanks to the generosity of Leadership Oklahoma supporters, there is no charge for students to participate in the program.

  • Applicants must be high school juniors or home-schooled equivalent.
  • Applicants must live in Oklahoma.
  • Applicants must have at least a 3.25 grade point average on a 4.0 scale.
  • Class members must attend the program week in its entirety, Sunday through Friday.
  • Class members must agree to abide by all Leadership Oklahoma policies and procedures.
  • Class members must make their own arrangements to travel to and from Oklahoma City to start and end the program. Transportation during the program is provided.

When mailing the application, please send three (3) applications to Youth Leadership Oklahoma: one (1) original and two (2) copies of the application.
Other than the one recommendation letter required and the reference form, no attachments are permitted. The recommendation letter and the reference form can be included with the application packet or sent directly to the Leadership Oklahoma office.
Applications must be typed and complete to be considered. Applicants download the application and reference form from the links above.
Please do not fold applications. They should be mailed in a 9x12 envelope.
The Youth Leadership Oklahoma selection committee will select approximately 50 participants based upon demonstrated leadership as well as gender, ethnic and geographic diversity.
Letters notifying applicants of the selection committee results will be mailed in March of 2018.



Applications must be received in the Leadership Oklahoma office no later than 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 5, 2017. All applications can be submitted by mail, FED EX, UPS or hand delivered to the Leadership Oklahoma office. Faxed and emailed applications will not be permitted.