Community Needs from: Gonzaga University

Volunteer: Positive relationship building and tutoring help

 Students may serve in YFC's Drop-In Center, which is open from about 3:00-6:00 on Mondays and Tuesdays. Service will include spending time with the kids who come in, playing sports, board games, pool, video games, etc. Most importantly, Power Hour(tutoring program) which occurs every Monday and Tuesday from 4pm-5pm. Students receive assistance and guidance with homework and tutors are greatly needed. There are longer term volunteer opportunities also available such as donor programming, outreach, and leading club for either HS and MS.

*Visit YFC website for volunteer application.

Agency: Youth for Christ: Hillyard
Community Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 99207
Allow Groups: Yes

Volunteer: Dog & Cat Socializer

A dog and/or cat socializer spends time with the animals helping them feel more comfortable in the shelter environment, reassuring them, and helping them get excess energy out.

 

This job is on-going and requires volunteers to have gone to new volunteer orientation, pass a Spokane County background check and be trained on safe handeling of homeless animals.

Agency: SCRAPS
Community Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 99212
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Outreach Volunteer

An outreach volunteer is in place for community events that SCRAPS attends. He/she should stand at the SCRAPS booth and represent SCRAPS positively. An outreach volunteer should be able to engage the public in conversation and tell them about SCRAPS. Most of the time at outreach, there is an adoptable dog or cat. An outreach volunteer will be the person responsible for the animal and for the adoption process when appropriate.

 

Agency: SCRAPS
Community Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 99212
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Adoption Counselor

 An Adoption Counselor engages SCRAPS visitors and talks with them about what kind on animal they are looking for. He/she tries to match the needs of the adopter with a SCRAPS animal. The volunteers should know about each SCRAPS animal and be familiar with adoption processes and guidelines.

Agency: SCRAPS
Community Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 99212
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Photographer

One Pet Portal photographer is scheduled every day to come to SCRAPS and take quality photographs of the adoptable animals. The volunteer then uploads the photographs along with a brief descriptions with personality information to a web site that distributes the information to hundreds of locations where potential adopters my look on the internet.

 

Agency: SCRAPS
Community Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 99212
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Tutors needed at Garry Middle School

Garry Middle School is in desperate need of at least 10 tutors to help students struggling in English, Math, and Science. Tutors would be needed beginning in January, on Monday and Wednesday from 3:30-4:30pm. We would love to help these students kick off the new year right by helping them in struggling subjects. 

Please contact Rachel Millsap if you are interested. 

rachel@cisspokane.org

509.413.1436

Agency: Communities In Schools of Spokane County
Community Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 99201
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: John R. Rogers High School Homework Center Tutors

Rogers High School is looking for tutors in all subject areas for their homework center! Homework Center takes place Monday-Thursday, from 2:30-4:30pm. 

Tutors are welcome to come one day, or all four! 

 

If you are interested, please contact Rachel Millsap, rachel@cisspokane.org, 509.413.1436

To learn more about Communities In Schools of Spokane County please visit our website at http://spokane.ciswa.org

Agency: Communities In Schools of Spokane County
Community Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 99207
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Tutors Needed!--Shaw Middle School

Shaw Middle School is in need of tutors!!!

There will be opportunities to help students in struggling subjects Monday-Friday, 9:00-3:00pm. Tutors can choose which day(s) of the week, along with a two hour block during the day to come in and help these students. 

If you are interested, please contact Rachel Millsap, rachel@cisspokane.org, 509.413.1436

 

To learn more about Communities In Schools of Spokane County please visit our website at http://spokane.ciswa.org/

Agency: Communities In Schools of Spokane County
Community Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 99007
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: PrimeTime Mentor

Communities In Schools of Spokane County is looking for students to join our PrimeTime Mentoring Program! PrimeTime Mentoring is a program that matches community volunteers with children who are at risk of school failure and works to improve attendance, behavior, and coursework/academics (ABCs) for each student enrolled into PrimeTime Mentoring. Mentors would help students at lunch or after school at 3 pm to 4:30 pm. If you are interested in becoming a PrimeTime mentor please call us!  We look forward to hearing from you!

For mentoring in Spokane please contact Rachel Millsap at rachel@cisspokane.org, 509-413-1436

For mentoring in Cheney please contact Jessica Deutsch at jessica@cisspokane.org, 509-342-0747

 

Agency: Communities In Schools of Spokane County
Community Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Zip Code: 99201
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Love volunteering with Kiddos? This could be the opportunity for you!

We are looking for some volunteers who could help plan and carry out after school activities and/or help with homework with kids at one of SNAP's housing properties.  Experience or studies in childhood development, or hopes to go into teaching or working with kids would be great for this opportunity!  Commitment can be flexible, but we need volunteers available from 3.30-5pm on various weekdays, on an ongoing basis.  Help make a difference in kids' lives and be in touch if this sounds like fun for you!

Address provided is for the SNAP admin office, not where volunteer opportunity is located.  Public transportation to the site is limited, so having personal transportation would be preferred. 

Agency: SNAP
Community Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 99224
Allow Groups: Yes

Volunteer: MDA Summer Camp

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Get over 100 Volunteer hours in one week while having a life-changing experience. 

As part of MDA’s mission to improve the lives of kids with muscular dystrophy and related life-threatening diseases, MDA’s summer camp program for kids ages 6-17 is offered at no cost to families. More than 3,700 kids attend nearly 75 weeklong MDA summer camps each year. With your help, kids create lifelong friendships, build self-confidence and develop independence.

Our one-of-a-kind camps provide a life-changing experience for all who attend. Children living with neuromuscular diseases face many unique challenges. As their muscles progressively get weaker, these children often lose basic functions such as walking, dressing, eating, talking or even breathing. In many cases, these diseases can be life-threatening, and some children may require 24-hour care from parents or another caregiver. MDA relies on the support and dedication of volunteer counselors who are by campers’ sides day and night so that they can do all the fun activities that summer camp offers. Counselors serve as a “buddy” for the week and participate in activities with the campers. They push wheelchairs, lift and transfer youngsters and provide assistance with daily living activities as needed.

MDA Camp Volunteers can accrue over 150 hours of volunteer time in one week! 

The Inland Northwest Camp will be at Camp Twinlow in Rathdrum, ID from July 15th-22nd. Volunteers stay the whole week and are provided food and lodging. 

Start your application here:  http://www.ultracamp.com/info/sessiondetail.aspx?idCamp=521&campCode=md4&idSession=133181

If you have questions, please email blively@mdausa.org

Agency: Muscular Dystrophy Association
Community Need Type: Volunteer
Date: happens on 07/15/2017
Agency Requirement: >16 years old
Zip Code: 83858
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Become a Smile Mentor!

SMILE is a program designed to help children improve their self-esteem and build positive identities. SMILE mentors lead hour long lessons once a week through stories, games, and interactive discussions. SMILE operates through the Express programs at 7 elementary schools in the Spokane School District, as well as the Boys and Girls Club on Saturdays. The youth that participate in SMILE are in grades kindergarten through sixth grade.

This opportunity only requires a one semester commitment, but we highly encourage people to stay in the program longer!

To apply to the program, click on the following link: http://www.gonzaga.edu/Student-Development/Community-Action-and-Service-Learning/Mentoring/Volunteer-Application.asp

Agency: CCASL: Smile
Community Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Zip Code: 99258
Allow Groups: No