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Volunteering Quote of the Week:
"We can find meaning and reward by serving some higher purpose than ourselves, a shining purpose, the illumination of a thousand points of light - we all have something to give." - George H.W. Bush
Volunteers are needed in upcoming days for Stuff the Bus, a school supply drive through Christian Clearing House that supports those in need. Click here to view the sign up. All volunteering will take place at Stonebridge Church, 2111 Stonehedge Dr. Volunteers are needed to move, sort, and count collected supplies; on Aug. 2 and Aug. 3 from 9am-12pm and 1-3pm to stuff backpacks; and on Aug. 4 from 9am-12pm, 12-3pm, and 3-5:30pm and Aug. 5 from 9am-12pm and 12-3pm to distribute backpacks and shoe vouchers. Please contact Tammy Stahl at firstname.lastname@example.org at 419-422-2222 if you have any questions.
Children’s Mentoring Connection is currently accepting applications for mentors serving youth ages 6-14. (Male mentors especially needed!) Mentors are greatly needed as the start of the school year quickly approaches and we work to restore volunteer numbers since the pandemic. Mentors fill out an application and can volunteer in a program that works for their schedule. School programs meet weekly from September through early May for grades 2-6 in schools in Findlay, Cory Rawson Van Buren and Arcadia. School volunteers may be high school students or older. Community based programs support single parents and grandparents. Volunteers meet with their mentee 2-3 times a month under a flexible schedule. For more information, call CMC Executive Director Stacy Shaw at 419-348-7475 or email email@example.com. Shaw can answer any questions before you consider making a commitment. Also, check www.cmchancock.org for more information.
50 North, 339 E Melrose Ave., is in need of 2-5 volunteers who can help set up and then wash cars for a carwash for seniors on Aug. 14. Help is needed at 1pm to approximately 1:45pm, when University of Findlay students will arrive to take over as part of their freshman serve day. Please contact Julie Niswander at firstname.lastname@example.org or 419-423-8496 if you can help.
The Findlay Family YMCA is in need of volunteers to help with an upcoming Youth Triathlon that will run from 7:30-11:30am on Aug.14 at Riverside Park. Help is needed when available to set up on Friday, Aug. 13 and also in the morning before the triathlon starts on Saturday. Route guides are also needed during the triathlon from 7:30-11:30am. If you can help, contact Jennifer Treece at 419-422-4424 Ext. 20, email@example.com, or Greg Wright at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Boy Scouts of America – Black Swamp Area Council is looking for a Den Leader – Provide leadership to carry out the pack program in the den. Lead the den at the monthly pack meetings. Work in harmony with the other den and pack leaders. Cooperate with the Cubmaster and pack committee in recruiting new youth. Use the Cub Scout handbook and den leader app to plan and implement den meetings. Keep accurate records, and see that youth receive recognition for their achievements. Establish good working relationship with den families, taking advantage of their skills and talents. Complete online youth protection training. Contact: email@example.com.
Blood Drive Volunteer Ambassador - Volunteer blood donor ambassadors ensure that blood donors have a pleasant and fulfilling experience from the moment they arrive to the moment they leave. During a blood drive, whether you are greeting donors, answering questions or thanking them for their donation, your courtesy and professionalism will create a favorable impression that encourages ongoing donor support. Requirements and Commitment: Must be age 16+, commit to 1-2 shifts (4-6 hours) a month. Flexible schedule - volunteers get to choose which blood drives to staff. Click here to view video of the opportunity
Blanchard Valley Health System - Armes Family Cancer Care Center – Front Desk Greeter: A smiling face at the welcome desk of can go a long way in putting patients at ease. Volunteers in this role primarily remain at the welcome desk to greet patients and guests and escort patients to their appointment. Volunteers must have the ability to push a wheelchair. This opportunity offers excellent exercise and an opportunity to interact with our patients. It is available every Monday from 8am-12pm and/or 12-4pm as well as the 5th Thursday of each month from 8am-12pm. Please contact BVHS's volunteer coordinator for more information at 419-423-5342.
Blanchard Valley Health System - Eastern Woods Outpatient Center. Volunteers at our Eastern Woods Outpatient Center (EWOC) sit at the welcome desk where they greet and assist with check in. Volunteers also escort patients to their appointment, work alongside another associate, and assist the staff as needed. Volunteers in this role will need to be able to push a wheelchair and should have no physical limitations. Must be fully COVID vaccinated. This opportunity is available Mondays-Fridays 12-4pm. Please contact BVHS's volunteer coordinator for more information at 419-423-5342.
Blanchard Valley Health System - Bluffton Hospital. Emergency Room Welcome Desk. Volunteers in this role greet patients and guests upon arrival in the ER. They assist patients and guests with way-finding throughout the hospital and other duties as requested by the staff. This role can require lots of walking, sitting and standing as well as pushing wheelchairs. Must be fully COVID vaccinated. This opportunity is available every Monday from 12-4pm and every Wednesday from 7:30am-12pm (August and September only). Please contact BVHS's volunteer coordinator for more information at 419-423-5342.
Findlay Hope House is looking for shelter office volunteers. Duties include answering the door and phone, receiving donations, documenting residents' needs or questions, completing hourly walk-throughs of the shelter, and ensuring that the building is accessible to residents. Occasional light housekeeping may also be required. Volunteers fill three hour shifts on weekends and holidays. Two shifts minimum per month preferred, but on call shifts are also a possibility. Contact Abbie at aacord@FindlayHopeHouse.org to apply.
Environmental Stewardship & Monitoring Hands-on, in-the-field approaches to monitoring environmental changes and assisting with habitat restoration gives participants a wide range of physical and mental activities in which to participate. VIPs assist with monitoring birds, various insects, amphibians, and plants. Part of the Hancock Park District’s goals is to encourage the growth of native plants. To that end, it is necessary to remove invasive woody plants, like bush honeysuckle and privet, that crowd out those plants that are native to this area. Volunteers will work under the guidance of HPD staff, using hand tools and gloves to cut saplings and pull seedlings. For more info call 419-425-7275.
United Way of Hancock County is in need of office assistance as we gear up for our campaign. Because our office moved its location this year, we are in need of help putting new address labels on envelopes and marketing materials. We are also in need of help scanning photos and documents to add to our records. (If you have never done this is it very easy and we can show you!) If you are able to stop in an hour or two during working hours, please contact Sarah at 419-788-0528 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Feel free to pass this along or bring a friend.