Call the Volunteer Center of United Way at (209) 524-1307 or email b>firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteers are needed for this special program:
LOVE MODESTO, Community-wide service dayDATE: April 27
NEEDED: Volunteers of all ages (depending upon the activity) are invited to take part this year in family-friendly projects in Modesto and throughout Stanislaus County (Love Ceres, Love Waterford, etc.) and the Central Valley. Love Modesto helps those that are disadvantaged, disabled, destitute, elderly and forgotten by creating projects for volunteers to help in a positive and practical way. More than 60 different projects offer a variety of opportunities to offer food to the hungry, collect toys for foster children, visit seniors, build a home, deliver baked goods and thanks to public servants such as fire or police departments, clean a park, donate blood to save lives, and more. This event to bring people together to benefit the community we live in, impact lives, and make a difference will kick off at rally at 9 a.m. in downtown Modesto in front of the Gallo Center for the Arts on I Street prior to dispersing volunteer groups throughout the city. Love Modesto partners with organizations such as Delta Blood Bank, Inter-Faith Ministries, Habitat for Humanity, The Salvation Army, Society for Handicapped Children and Adults, World Relief, schools and many others. In the past four years approximately 27,000 people have volunteered to Love Modesto making Modesto a better place and improving the quality of life for many.
Volunteers are needed for these ongoing programs:
CENTER FOR HUMAN SERVICES
NEEDED: Volunteers 13 to 17 are needed to serve as defense and prosecution attorneys, jury members, bailiffs and court clerks. The Youth Court process offers first-time juvenile defendants who have admitted responsibility for their offense an opportunity to have their case heard by a jury of their peers with an adult volunteer judge experienced in juvenile law presiding. Adult volunteers 18 and older who are knowledgeable of the law are needed to act as judges to preside over the court and serve as mentors to assist volunteer attorneys with trial preparation.
CONTACT: Liz Elizondo, (209) 526-1476 or email@example.com
DMC FOUNDATION: R.S.V.P.
NEEDED: Volunteers 55 and older needed to provide visitation or transportation to registered home-bound seniors and disabled persons 55 years and older. Drivers will provide door-to-door service, and remain with the client during appointments if needed. Volunteers must be 55 years or older, have proof of current driver's license, registration and insurance on personal vehicle, and pass a background check. Visitation volunteers must be willing to visit in the home of a senior citizen or disabled person at least one to two hours per visit, twice a month. Training will be provided. Mileage reimbursement is available.
CONTACT: Christina Ulloa,(209) 527-3412 or firstname.lastname@example.org
UNITED WAY OF STANISLAUS COUNTY
NEEDED: Volunteers 18 and older to help administer a community health assessment face-to-face survey. The community health assessment is administered every five years in order to collect data about the health needs of Stanislaus County Residents. Government and nonprofit agencies across the country use the data collected from this survey to determine the needs of the community and to develop programs that will address those needs. Surveys will be administered early April through May 31. Volunteers for this opportunity will be responsible for collecting face-to-face surveys in one or more of the following ways: at public events or festivals; through door-to-door outreach; and in front of businesses such as grocery stores (with permission). Volunteers will be asked to collect surveys from specific regions of Stanislaus County and will be matched to a region of their choice. Requirements include having reliable transportation and being physically able to walk or maneuver a wheelchair around for at least one hour, and sign and adhere to a code of conduct, HIPPA self-study and safety self-study forms. Training will be held March 29 from 8 to 10 a.m. at the Martin Conference Room, 830 Scenic Drive in Modesto.
CONTACT: Estrella Garcia or Laura Carroll, (209) 523-4562, email@example.com
YOUTH FOR CHRIST
IN THE CENTRAL VALLEY
NEEDED: Volunteers are needed for school-based mentoring to make a difference in the life of an at-risk child. Multiple mentoring opportunities are available for adult volunteers. Mentoring programs include: academic tutoring for fourth to 12th grade; Tapestry, a neighborhood-based youth church that provides mentoring in the reality of everyday life; Teen Parents, which educates and nurtures pregnant and parenting adolescents; and Juvenile Justice Ministry, which offers Sunday chapel services and weekly Bible studies at the juvenile hall and provides positive interaction with caring adults in one-to-one mentoring. Hours typically are after school or on the weekend, but are set up by the mentor and student. Volunteers must complete an application, interview, orientation and training process; provide references; pass a background check; and commit to volunteering at least four hours per month for 12 months depending on the program.
CONTACT: Ben Wheeler, (209) 522-9568 or firstname.lastname@example.org