needs from: United Way of the CV

Volunteer: Volunteer workers - tutors and youth support

TEARS, Inc is looking for individuals who are willing to volunteer to help youth with their homework. Individuals will help youth (ages 10-13) with their homework and school lessons.

They will also participate in activities to help get parents involved with their child's education.

More details can be provided by contacting the TEARS office at 334-291-6363.

Agency: TEARS
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 36867
Allow Groups: Yes

Volunteer: Tournament of Hope Committee Volunteers

The Tournament of Hope is the American Cancer Society's Golf and Tennis Tournament.  The event is being held on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at the Country Club of Columbus.  We're looking for volunteers who are interested in planning and executing a fundraising event. 

Agency: American Cancer Society
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: 1 years old
Zip Code: 31901
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Road to Recovery Volunteers

The American Cancer Society Road to Recovery program allows volunteers the opportunity to drive cancer patients to treatment.  Everyday, thousands of people with cancer need transportation to hospitals and doctors' offices for treatment.  You can help save a life by volunteering as a driver.  We will train you to go to someone's home, pick them up, take them to treatment, then return them directly back to their home after lifesaving treatment. 

To become a volunteer driver for the American Cancer Society, you must: 
* own a safe and reliable vehicle
* have a current, valid driver's license
* have proof of adequate automobile insurance
* have a good driving record
* attend a Road to Recovery volunteer training

Agency: American Cancer Society
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 31901
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Board Members Needed for Family Center

The Family Center of Columbus is in need of new board members who have a professional background in sales, fundraising, accounting and in law.  Ideally, we need CPAs, attorneys, professionals who work in sales and/or fundraising.   Millennials and retirees are encouraged to join our team!  If you have a passion for giving back to the community and our mission resonates with you, please email The Family Center’s CEO, Monique Turner-Lopez, at mturner@familycenterofcolumbus.com.   To learn more about The Family Center, please visit our website at www.thefamilyctr.org.

Agency: The Family Center of Columbus, Inc.
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: Runs Until Jan 31, 2018
Agency Requirement: >21 years old
Zip Code: 31901
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Childcare Volunteers

Volunteers are needed Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings to provide childcare while mothers attend domestic violence support groups. 

If you are interested please respond and a staff person will contact you.

Agency: Hope Harbour
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Zip Code: 31914
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Hope Harbour Volunteer

Hope Harbour is a domestic violence shelter and has a variety of needs where they can use volunteers, including mentoring, childcare, assistance with in-kind donations inventory & storage, good organizers, etc. Interested persons should express interest and the volunteer coordinator will contact you and discuss the possibilities.

A non-disclosure agreement must be completed before volunteers can participate. 

Agency: Hope Harbour
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: Runs Until Oct 31, 2017
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 31914
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Mentors Needed!

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Chattahoochee Valley is a one-to-one youth mentoring organization that pairs a child with an adult volunteer, but sadly we have a waiting list of close to a hundred children waiting to be matched with a positive adult role model like YOU! We are looking for men and women to become Big Brothers and Big Sisters to a child in our community. We ask that our Big Brothers and Big Sisters spend time with the Little at least a couple of times a month, and we encourage the Bigs to incorporate the Little’s hobbies as well as their own into fun inexpensive activities. For more information, please contact Erica Lee at 706-327-3760 or at elee@bbbschattvalley.org.
Agency: Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Chattahoochee Valley
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: Runs Until Aug 31, 2017
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 31901
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Grandparents Conference: A word to the wise

The Grandparents Conference will focus on child safety for those grandparents who are raising grandkids or for those who keep children in their home.  We are in need of door prizes for the BINGO event, donations of fruit juice (orange and apple) and help with event flyer circulation to reach this target audience.

The event will include a pancake breakfast for a donation to Safe Kids, BINGO, and Dr. Rebecca Reamy, Chief of Pediatrics at Midtown Medical Center, as the keynote speaker.

Volunteers are needed to help with pancake breakfast, participant check-in, BINGO, prize distribution, directions, set up and break down.

Agency: Safe Kids Columbus
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: Happens On Sep 30, 2017
Zip Code: 31901
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Home Delivery help needed

Individuals are needed to help with our increasing homebound program.  The opportunity entails picking up groceries at the Brown Bag site and delivering them to the homes of a member (recipient) who is no longer able to come to the site.  Commitment is for two hours, between Mon - Thurs, of the week groceries are distributed. You'd come in, pickup the bag/s you'll be delivering and deliver them within the day you pick them up.  Volunteers for this position requires a background check.

Agency: Brown Bag of Columbus Food Ministry
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Zip Code: 31901
Allow Groups: Yes

Volunteer: Columbus Children's Book Festival Volunteer Opportunities

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 15th SET-UP FOR THE FESTIVAL

SET-UP CREW 2:00pm-5:00pm Assist with setup of tables, chairs, traffic cones, signs and décor for the Children's Book Festival. DINNER CREW 5:45pm-8:15pm. Assist with setting up and cleaning up tables and chairs. Help serve dinner. 

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 16th COLUMBUS CHILDREN'S BOOK FESTIVAL

WELCOME TENT CREW 9:30am-12noon, 11:45am-2:15pm, 2:00pm-4:00pm. Work with Library staff to greet Festival crowds, hand out maps and materials.  SIMPLE STEPS CREW 9:30am-12noon, 11:45am-2:00pm, 1:45pm-4:00pm  Simple Steps volunteers should be comfortable singing, playing and speaking to small children.Volunteers will help by reading aloud to young children, leading songs, facilitating games, and/or assisting families with simple crafts.  CRAFT CREW 9:30am-1:00pm, 12:30pm - 4:30pm Work individually and with library staff to assist children and parents with creating crafts COLUMBUS MAKES IT CREW 9:30am - 1:00pm, 12:30pm-4:30pm Work individually and with Columbus Makes IT team to assist children/teens with creating technology oriented gadgets.  PINKALICIOUS FASHION SHOW CREW 9:30am-12:00pm Assist with managing crowds during the Pinkalicious Fashion Show. Help keep guest in line and take pictures as needed.  FRIENDS OF LIBRARIES BOOKSTORE CREW 9:00am-12noon, 11:45am-2:15pm, 2:00pm-4:30pm Assist in operation of Bookstore. Volunteers ideally should be experienced Bookstore staff. VOLUNTEER CHECK-IN CREW 9:30am-12noon, 11:45am-2:15pm, 2:00pm-4:30pm Assist in operation of Volunteer Check-in tent. Volunteer should be experienced Library volunteer to provide directions to others. Assists with set-up and operation of refreshment area for staff and volunteers. MAIN EVENT TENT CREW 10:00am-12:00pm, 12:00pm-2:00pm, 1:30pm-3:30pm. Assist with managing crowd during author appearances help keep customers away from stage, help line up audience for questions, etc. AUTOGRAPH TENT CREW 10:30am-12:30pm, 11:30am-1:30pm, 1:30pm -3:30pm. Assist with managing crowd during author autograph appearances; keep customers in line, hand out pre-fill forms as needed. ENTERTAINMENT CREW 10:45am-12:45pm, 12:45pm-2:45pm. Assist with managing crowd during entertainer appearances help keep customers away from stage, etc. Two locations entertainment tent and roving entertainers. COSTUME CHARACTER CREW 9:45am-11:45am, 11:45pm-1:45pm, 1:45pm-3:45pm. Lead costume characters through crowds.  BOOKSTORE SET-UP 7:30am - 9:30am Assist with set-up of the bookstore by placing books and items for sale on the tables and replenishing the tables throughout the day. FESTIVAL STRIKE CREW 3:30pm-6:00pm Assist with striking tables, chairs, signs, tents and supplies for Book Festival.
Agency: Chattahoochee Valley Libraries
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: Runs Until Sep 16, 2017
Agency Requirement: >14 years old
Zip Code: 31906
Allow Groups: Yes

Volunteer: Animal Foster Parent Volunteer

Be a hero and save a life by becoming a foster parent to one of our animals. Puppies and kittens cannot live in the shelter until after they are weaned, have had two rounds of vaccines and are big enough to be spayed or neutered. Some adult animals are shy and need time in a calm home environment where they gain the confidence to interact with the public. Other animals may be recovering from a broken bone, heart worm treatment, or a skin condition and need a quiet and safe environment until they get well. Foster parents give these animals the time they need to become viable adoption candidates.

Usually, the foster period is anywhere from 2-4 weeks depending on the size and situation of the animal. Paws Humane provides the veterinary care for the animal being fostered as well as items needed for caring for the animal.

If you are interested in becoming a Foster Parent Volunteer, please respond to this need.

Agency: PAWS Humane, Inc.
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: Runs Until Dec 29, 2017
Agency Requirement: >21 years old
Zip Code: 31907
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Volunteer Coordinator

MercyMed of Columbus is a ministry for Jesus Christ with a healthcare expression. Our mission statement helps define and guide our ministry:

MercyMed of Columbus exists to proclaim Jesus Christ as Lord and demonstrate His love by providing affordable quality primary healthcare for the physical, spiritual, and emotional needs of the underserved of our community.

We are in need of a volunteer coordinator to help place prospective volunteers in our organization. This resource would serve as a gatekeeper to the organization, and help to provide meaningful opportunities for people to get involved. If interested, please let us know! 

Agency: MercyMed of Columbus
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: Runs Until Dec 29, 2017
Agency Requirement: >21 years old
Zip Code: 31904
Allow Groups: No