Sunday, December 10, 2017

Volunteer Opportunties

Website Assistant Designer needed.  Contact Mrs. Vick if interested.

Village Library Volunteer Opportunities

Interested, contact Elisabeth Wright, Teen Librarian directly (ewright@metrolibrary.org405-755-0710).

  • On Tuesday, December 5, the library is hosting Hour of Code: Jedi Edition from 4:00-6:00pm. This program includes several Star Wars-themed activities to introduce tweens and teens to the basics of coding and computer programming. We're looking for a couple of helpers to facilitate some of the activities. No prior coding/programming knowledge is needed. Anyone interested in helping with this should contact Elisabeth Wright, Teen Librarian directly (ewright@metrolibrary.org405-755-0710).

  • Starting in January, the library will be providing Homework Help for grades K-6 on Tuesdays from 3:30-5pm. We're looking for volunteers ages 14+ who are available most Tuesday afternoons during the school year. To sign up for this opportunity, please follow this link.

  • The library is also starting up a Teen Service Team. This group will meet two Thursdays a month (starting in January) from 6:30-8:00pm and will help with various behind-the-scenes tasks around the library, help with library programs, and plan other service projects. To sign up for this opportunity, please follow this link.

Want to Volunteer with family and friends during the Holidays?  The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma has many opportunities.  Sign-up at the Food Bank Volunteer website 

global-marketPambe Ghana Global Market Volunteer Opportunities.  Contact Emmy Ezzell, Volunteer Coordinator

The Global Market opens 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.  Phone or text or email  Emmy Ezzell, Volunteer Coordinator  405 875 4372 if interested in volunteering.  Juniors, Isabel A. and Jose A. are active volunteers with this organization.

Image may contain: 1 person, smilingAlly's House is calling all gift wrappers during the Christmas season.
 Help Oklahoma kids with cancer by wrapping gifts this holiday season at Sooner Fashion Mall or the Outlet Shoppes on I-40. Call 405-793-ALLY, email us at or message us to sign up!
The Myriad Gardens needs you!

Sensory Santa Evening

Friday, December 15
18 Volunteers Needed

This event provides a more controlled and welcoming environment for a Santa Photo Experience for children with special needs. Volunteers will assist with check in, crafts, story time and other fun activities.

Winter Break
Monday, December 18 - Friday, December 22
4 volunteers needed each day

Help kids discover the beauty and fun nature has to offer even during the winter. Volunteers will assist with story time every 30 minutes, holiday ornament making or gift making and interactive education.

Bulb Planing In The Gardens
Mid November- Mid January
Dates TBD

Volunteers are needed to help our horticulture staff with winter bulb planting! This is a great activity for groups who are willing to work with their hands on the grounds. Days for individuals will be announced in November. Groups can call Megan at 405-445-7087 to schedule dates with our horticulture staff or email

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.

MetroFamily's Kids Fest on Feb. 10, 2018 needs volunteers
Volunteer requirements: Minimum of 16 years of age
Able to stand for at least three hours. Comfortable with a crowd, able to speak with the public.

Shifts needed: 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
                        11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Purpose/overview: Serve as volunteer help (unpaid, in exchange for service hours) in a public-facing capacity. Able to take direction, learn quickly and interact well with adults and children. Letter of recommendation offered in exchange for help. Lunch provided.
    If interested contact: Jessica Misun, MBAProject Manager, Direct: 405-639-9997 Fax: 405-445-7509


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) 951-880

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,, Direct: 405-640-3317, Cell: 405-315-3822

Animal Recue Friends of Nichols Hills *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

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 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 and find out how!  Volunteer Calendar HERE

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 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

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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

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: . Tonya Ratcliff, Cell (405) 919-9888,

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 find us on Facebook. Contact Person: Judy Smith Event/Volunteer Coordinator Pet Food Pantry of OKC 405-286-6008


Morning Shift 9:30 to 12:00 AM.  Afternoon Shift: 1:30-4:00 PM.  

Wear closed-toe shoes and register online at  

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,

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 or contact Carmen Clay @; 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.é

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: