Volunteer and Employment Opportunities
Mentors Needed for Empowering People in Connection
in Ravenna 03-08-2017
About 20 students from grades 7-11 in the Ravenna School District take part in a bi-monthly mentoring program where adults volunteer as mentors and engage in various activities with the students. In a group mentoring environment, participants engage in team building, a community GiveBack project, literacy activities, and field trips to local businesses and colleges to learn about various academic and career options.
“The mentors assist the mentees in developing critical thinking and analytic problem-solving skills, communication and collaboration, and the kids work on creating SMART goals (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relative and Timely)” said Amy Adams, Community Action Council director of youth and school-based services. “Character building is a core focus, so they work with the kids on being honest and having integrity and keeping commitments.”
For more information on becoming a mentor, contact Huth at 330-296-9679 ext. 3106.
Liberty Camp for Kids
Where kids EXPERIENCE the Founding of America!
780 Crackel Rd • Aurora • Ohio 44202
LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS FOR
WEEK-LONG SUMMER CAMP 02-02-28
Liberty Camp For Kids has many opportunities for teens and adults to get involved in the education of our youth in the founding of our country. Our campers will cross the Delaware with George Washington, ride with Paul Revere, participate in the Boston Tea Party, run a Minutemen race, sign the Declaration of Independence, work in a real Native American village, and meet historical figures such as Betsy Ross, Ben Franklin, or Thomas Jefferson. Our weeklong camp, held at the Portage County Historical Society at 6549 N. Chestnut Street in Ravenna, on July 16-20 from 9-noon, presents students in grades 1-6 a first-hand experience of what it was like to live in colonial times during the Revolution.
We are looking for people who would like to get involved. Our volunteers range in ages from grades 7-12 for Teen Patriots and 18 and older for adults. We offer positions of:
- Group or station leaders First Aid personnel
- Re-enactors Set-Up/Take-Down crews
- Costume designers Behind-the-Scenes assistants
Please visit our website, www.LibertyCampForKids.com, and click on the Volunteers tab to view the descriptions of the many opportunities available. We welcome any amount of participation from one day or more and on whatever level of involvement from assistants to re-enactors.
If you know of any student who wishes to volunteer or adult who loves working with children who are learning about how our great nation began, let them know of this opportunity. We offer Service Hours for student participation. Visit our website, email us, or call directly with questions.
Directors — Liberty Camp For Kids
Become an Election Official for Portage County! 01-29-18
The Portage County Board of Elections is looking for individuals who would like to be part of the democratic process by becoming precinct election officials (PEOs). As part of our ongoing efforts, we are reaching out to the Portage County Retired Teachers’ Association in search of honest, reliable, and community-minded individuals.
On Election Day, nearly 600 citizens are needed to staff our 129 precincts. Without our precinct election officials, we simply cannot hold elections. They are present to make sure our elections are fair, impartial, and conducted according to Ohio law. To become a PEO, you must be registered to vote in Portage County, attend a training class, and have transportation to your assigned polling location.
Election Day hours are 5:45 a.m. until after the close of polls at 7:30 p.m. Those that serve as PEOs receive $120. The elections for 2018 occur on May 8th and November 6th. To sign up or for more information, please contact the Portage County Board of Elections at 330-297-3512 or 330-297-3515 or visit our website: www.co.portage.oh.us/election/
Work for H & R Block! 08-07-17
I am the Preseason Manager for H&R Block, Ohio Northeast, reaching out today because we are currently enrolling in our tax course for the main purpose of hiring for tax season. Many people take the course for personal knowledge as well but once completed, and passed, one has a certification to do tax returns for pay. It is accredited and actually is worth college credits. I would love to provide more information and possibly speak with anyone interested.
Lisa Mamula | Preseason Manager
H&R Block OH Northeast
One H&R Block Way, Kansas City, MO 64105
Belmont Liberty Plaza
3551 Belmont Ave Ste 43, Youngstown, OH 44505
Office: 330-759-7185 | Fax: 330-288-0005
Volunteer Today With the American Red Cross 07-27-17
Make a difference in your community! The American Red Cross of Northeast Ohio is seeking volunteers to support our operations in several areas including local disaster response, operation save a life/home fire preparedness campaign, client recovery services and blood drive reception.
For additional information and to begin your application, please contact your Portage County Red Cross Office at 330-535-2252, email NEOvolunteer@redcross.org or go to www.redcross.org/neo and click on VOLUNTEER to start your on-line application today.
National Youth Advocate Program Tallmadge 06-26-17
I am writing on behalf of the National Youth Advocate Program Tallmadge. As you may be aware, there are nearly 500,000 youth in the foster care system. With circumstances such as the opioid epidemic and neglect, that number is significantly increasing. Foster Parenting with NYAP might be YOUR OPPORTUNITY to be the loving family that so many children have been longing to meet. NYAP Tallmadge services Summit County, Trumbull County, Columbiana County, Mahoning County, Portage County, Ashtabula, etc. Our goal is to be the best advocates for our most vulnerable population, the children.
It would be an honor and privilege to speak to your members in regards to foster parenting. I simply would like to spread the word for a worthy cause and do good work. There are no fees to becoming a foster parent and there is no financial commitment after becoming a foster parent. NYAP provides competitive per diems to provide for our youth’s needs in addition to 24 hour support. We believe that speaking with area associations will open up good homes for our youth in care, providing them with a lifetime of love and support. Foster care awareness is unparalleled. We believe that speaking and informing community members on the subject provides the knowledge and the inspirational boost that potential foster parents might need.
I hope that you will consider my proposal. If you would prefer to just have marketing materials to distribute at this time or if you have a specific engagement that you would like us to attend and speak briefly about foster care, please let me know. We would be happy to fulfill that request. If you have any questions, I can be reached at 330-814-3792 or at ctownsend@nyap. We look forward to connecting with you.
Courtney Townsend, MS
Community Resource Coordinator
National Youth Advocate Program, Inc.
30 Northwest Ave, Suite 120, Bldg. A
Tallmadge, OH 44278
Proofreaders needed at Kent Roosevelt! 02-21-2016
I am currently a teacher at Theodore Roosevelt High School and am looking for some classroom volunteers to assist my seniors with proofreading entries in a portfolio.
Currently our seniors in the Teaching Professions program complete a portfolio to qualify for college credit. The portfolio is comprised of 24 entries as well as pictures that evidence best teaching practices. These entries are based off of ODE’s Teaching Professions portfolio standards and are graded by a rubric also given by ODE.
I am looking to try something new this year, incorporating volunteers to assist students in proofing their work. Would there be a group of volunteers willing to come to Roosevelt during the month of March? Ideally, I would like to set one day from the hours of
12 – 2 to run a proofreading boot camp.
If you could please let me know who I should contact to pursue this idea, I would appreciate it.
Thank you for your time and consideration.
Rhonda Butler Carson firstname.lastname@example.org
Certified Teacher needed for tutoring Programs 02-16-2017
I work with Family & Community Services, and we are looking for a certified teacher for one of our tutoring programs. The position is part-time and paid, and works with youth in Portage County. Can you help us find someone?
I will be out of the office for the next few days, but if you can respond to “all” or call Greg Musci at (330) 819-5109, that would be wonderful.
Thank you for your time!
Family & Community Services, Inc.
705 Oakwood Street, Suite 221
Ravenna, Ohio 44266
P: 330.297.7027 ext. 308
Paid Tutors Needed!
My name is Nikki Claverie and I am the Director of Student Services for North Coast Education Services. We are Northeast Ohioï¿½s leader in private in-home tutoring services, serving seven Northeast Ohio counties since 1985. We are also statewide providers to the Autism Scholarship and Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship Programs. I understand that you may not be the person I need to speak with, but I hope you can direct me to the right person.
We are currently seeking tutors for a variety of paid tutoring opportunities throughout Lake County. If I send you a description of our current opportunities, would you be able to post it on your job board and pass it along to your members?ï¿½ We are always accepting resumes for tutors. We have several retired teachers who tutor with our company. They enjoy the flexibility of creating their own schedule and the advantages of working with individual students as opposed to a full class.
Thank you very much for your time.ï¿½ I look forward to speaking with you.
Director of Student Services | North Coast Education Services
31300 Solon Road, Suite One | Solon, Ohio 44139
SALVATION ARMY NEEDS BELL RINGERS AT COLLECTIONS KETTLES
Can you spare a few hours to volunteer to help bell ring for the Salvation Army of Portage County? Three inside places to ring are at the Acme in Kent and the Giant Eagle in Ravenna and in Streetsboro. Other sites are outdoors. Tell them you are with the Portage County Retired Teacher Association, and they will schedule you indoors if that is your request. Collection begins the day after Thanksgiving and ends until Christmas Eve.
We were informed that $12,000 was collected through the kettle donations last year. Think how much food and supplies can be given to the needy with that amount of money. Please call Bonnie Schubert at the Salvation Army office in Ravenna at 330-296-7371 if you can help. Thanks in advance.
Cancer Assistance Volunteer Role, Posted 09/09/2016
We are in need of volunteers in Portage County and surrounding areas to help community members in the fight against cancer. This year alone, an estimated 67,000 Ohio residents will learn that they have cancer and many of them will not feel well enough to drive or will not have friends or family available to help get them to their treatment. A volunteer for Road to Recovery would learn about a patient in their community who has asked for help and could volunteer to pick them up and drive them to their treatment facility. Every appointment is different so volunteer drivers can chose to donate their time on a case-by-case basis depending on their availability and comfortability. Volunteers must be between the ages of 18-85 and have: a current, valid driver’s license; access to a safe and reliable vehicle; a good driving record; proof of adequate automobile insurance and willing to complete a training to help prepare for the role.
I would love to share more information with you about this opportunity to put on the website or to speak to your group in person. Please feel free to contact me at this email or at (888) 227 – 6446 x 1106.
Thank you so much,
|TJ Gerrett | Program Manager, Mission Delivery|
|East Central Division | American Cancer Society, Inc.|
|10501 Euclid Avenue|
|Cleveland, OH 44106|
|Phone: 888.227.6446, ext. 1106|
|cancer.org | 1.800.227.2345|
Big Brothers & Sisters of Portage County is currently working to increase the membership of our Advisory Board. The Advisory Board is to help with volunteer recruitment and fundraising. Members do this through participation, using contracts, presenting ideas, etc.
The Board meets once a month and is currently meeting at lunch time. If anyone from your group has questions or would like more information they can contact me at 330-296-6655 ro send an Email to email@example.com
Become a Red Cross Volunteer and help people who are facing an emergency! You may find your own life changed in the process!
Disaster Response—Help people affected by disasters ranging from home fires to hurricanes by providing food, shelter, essential relief supplies and comfort and hope.
Preparedness Education—Teach families, people in classrooms, organizations and corporations how to Be Red Cross Ready for disasters and emergencies by
taking simple steps to get prepared.
Service to the Armed Forces— Connect families and veterans with resources in response to emergencies, train military families in coping and resiliency skills, and supply recreational and therapeutic support in military and VA health care facilities.
Health and Safety Training—Teach vital lifesaving skills such as those in first aid/CPR/AED, babysitting, water safety and pet first aid courses.
International Humanitarian Services—Coordinate fundraising for measles vaccines, educate youth about the Geneva Conventions and provide international
tracing and messaging for loved ones separated by armed conflict.
Fundraising—Make it financially possible for the Red Cross to deliver its lifesaving services. The Red Cross is a nonprofit organization that relies on
volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission.
Click on the links below to get more information!
NEOMED PROCTORS NEEDED
Edith Scott who is in charge of PCRTA’s NEOMED Proctoring Program is looking for more members who are willing to proctor tests for the medical and pharmacy students at NEOMED.
Proctors work in groups of two or three along with some full-time NEOMED staff to help monitor the students as they take tests. Most of the tests are taken on computers, but you don’t have to be computer savvy to proctor.
There are NEOMED tech people on hand to assist. You will receive a proctor training session before you begin to proctor. Call Edie Scott for more information at 330-297-1812 or see her at the luncheon meeting.