What will you do this summer? Volunteer and get a new perspective on life! Come to the April 27, Save the World Fair, 9-1 at ACM and find out about local volunteer opportunities!
Category Archives: Volunteering
ACM SERVICE LEARNING OPPORTUNITY – Reading Tutors needed at Cumberland, YMCA
Description: Volunteer Reading Tutors for School Age Children
Contact/Supervisor Name: Gail Davis, Director of School Age Childcare Program at the Cumberland YMCA
Location Address: 601 Kelly Road, Cumberland, MD 21502
Student Learning Objectives (What Students Will Learn when the Tutor): apply instructional strategies and gain first-hand experience working with children.
The more effort and excitement the mentor puts into the project, the more excited the kids will be about participating. Learn how to help children read
better and be more self-confident about reading aloud.
Dates Needed /Length of Time: Wednesdays from 4:00 to 5:00 PM
What kind of students are you looking for? We are looking for students that like to work with children and to see them succeed.
They must be respectful to the children.
Next steps if a student/instructor is interested? Please contact Gail Davis at 301-777-9646 for more information and
AND complete the ACM 3 easy steps found at this link: http://www.allegany.edu/x785.xml
Service-Learning is characterized by a deliberate connection between academic curriculum and community service. Students’ service can be a component of course curriculum and becomes a vehicle for learning course material. Students reflect on their service, relate it to coursework, and evaluate what they are learning. Service-learning also provides students the opportunity to hone job skills. (More about service learning is available at this link: http://www.aacc.nche.edu/Resources/aaccprograms/horizons/Pages/default.aspx.)
Volunteer Project Name: Tinkering Camp
Project Description: At Tinker Camp, youth ages 8-14 will learn, discover, and create using electronics and other materials.
What will the Student Volunteer to Do? Student volunteers will work directly with youth to build circuits and create projects.
Date of Event: Saturday, April 9, 2016
Time: TBD (9-3pm?)
Location: LaVale Library, 815 National Hwy, La Vale, MD 21502 – Phone:(301) 729-0855
Who Should the Student Contact? Jessica Mellon, 4-H Educator, University of Maryland Extension-Allegany County
How Should they Contact Them? email@example.com or 301-724-3320
Who will Supervise Them? Jessica Mellon
What will the Student Learn? The student will learn circuitry basics, gain experience working with youth in a non-classroom setting, and learn STEM education best practices.
Is an application or contact information required? Volunteers must meet with Jessica Mellon in advance of camp to discuss plans and preparations.
Students who volunteer should complete the ACM forms – listed on Page 7 – in the SL/CE Student Handbook found at this link. Please return your forms to the Service Learning and Civic Engagement office – located in the Humanities Building in room 11a.
Allegany Museum Collections Management Internship: Spring 2016
Job Description: The expectations of the intern to the Museum Manager at the Allegany Museum are primarily focused around the organization, care, and display of the museum’s permanent collections. The intern will also assist in the preparation of museum programs for visitors of all ages, including office managerial tasks such as copying, data entry, etc.
Contact/Supervisor: Courtney McKay, Museum Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org
Location Address: Allegany Museum, 3 Pershing Street, Cumberland, MD 21502
Student Learning Objectives (What Students Will Learn): Students will learn specific roles of collections management including: Proficiency in Past Perfect data collections software, Construction of exhibits, Deepen understanding of local history, Provide experience within the field of Museum work.
Dates Need/Length of Time: Part time (<10/Week), March – May Spring 2016, Actual hours TBD between student and supervisor, Office Hours of the Museum include M-F: 9-1
What kind of student are we looking for: The Museum is looking for a student who is pursuing their undergraduate degree in History or the Social Sciences. This internship is for those who desire more experience within the museum field.
Next Steps: complete the attached application and return it with your resume to Courtney McKay, Museum Manager, email@example.com
firstname.lastname@example.org, or send to: Courtney McKay,
|Include With the Application: Resume|
Bridges to Opportunity is a local effort (Cumberland, MD) bringing together individuals and organizations to develop a collaborative approach that enhances resources which promote opportunities for individuals and the community.
There is a Steering Committee and five workgroups. They include individuals transitioning out of poverty and representatives from financial institutions, healthcare, faith-based communities, higher education, nonprofits, social services, the school system, law enforcement, behavioral health, the government, community action, and business.
– Getting Ahead: Engagement of All
– Ally Partner
– Youth Engagement
– Resource Building
– Gain insight from the community about the frustrations experienced trying to get ahead in life, what holds people back from moving forward in life, factors that make life most difficult, and what would need to happen for individuals to be part of this community effort.
– Coordinate an educational campaign including:
–Bridges Out of Poverty – to change the way people think about economic class, all the causes of poverty, and their influence on the entire community.
–Getting Ahead in a Just-Gettin’-By World – to enable participants to examine their own experience of poverty as well as explore issues in the community that impact poverty – banking, housing, jobs, transportation – providing critical information the community can use to take action to end poverty.
– Recruit and train Ally Partners to help Gerring Ahead graduates build resources and continue to get ahead
– Seek insight from youth and identify opportunities to engage youth in the future of our community
– Advocate for education/career development, civic engagement, and support opportunities
– Identify resources and gaps in housing, transportation, child care, employment relations and performance
– Advocate for policy changes that will address the causes of poverty and support resource building which will result in a sustainable community for all
With action by individuals and organizations in the community, Bridges to Opportunity will help:
—Move individuals from poverty to self-sufficiency
—Reduce social costs related to crime, poor health, and welfare
—Strengthen educational attainment and job skills
—Enhance economic development and revitalize neighborhoods
IF YOU WANT TO SHARE AN IDEA, PARTICIPATE IN TRAINING OR BECOME INVOLVED IN BRIDGES TO OPPORTUNITY, PLEASE CONTACT NANCY FORLIFER, FACILITATOR AT 240-964-8422 OR NFORLIFER@WMHS.COM.
ViaQuest Hospice and its caring professionals strive to be a refuge for patients and their families. Serving over 250 patients in 8 counties in southwestern Pennsylvania, our mission is to assist our patients in maintaining dignity and quality of life in their final days while also providing support for caregivers, families and loved ones. ViaQuest Hospice staff strives to assist our patients in living each day to the fullest by focusing on comfort care, pain management and relief of distressing symptoms. We offer our patients and their families spiritual and bereavement counseling, as well as emotional support.
Patients receive care wherever they call home, whether that is their personal residence, the home of a family member, or a care facility. Volunteers are an essential part of the interdisciplinary team providing care. Serving as a hospice volunteer is an excellent way to fulfill course service requirements for a wide range of majors, gain experience in your chosen field (or explore a new field!), boost a resume, build a network and to grow as a person.
No minimum hours are required. Volunteers are free to choose how much time they would like to give.
Volunteers provide a smiling face, a hand to hold, and a sharing of love and compassion.
Companionship services can include
- Talking and listening
- Recording of life memories: scrapbooking, photo organizations, memoirs
Respite services can include
- Meal preparation
- Light cleaning
- Child Care
Bereavement services can include
- Care Notes
- Phone Calls
- Assisting with Memorial Services
Spiritual Care services can include
- Scripture reading
How to Become a Volunteer
Those interested in volunteering should contact Kim DiPiazza, Volunteer Coordinate, to arrange to receive an application packet
To become a volunteer:
- Complete Application packet
- Criminal Background Check (cost covered by ViaQuest) – the form is included in the application packet
- Tuberculosis screening (cost covered by ViaQuest) – available at any local MedExpress. Instructions are included in the application packet
- Successful completion of the Volunteer Orientation Program – scheduled at your convenience. Orientation takes 1-3 hours at a location convenient to you
- Successful completion of the Volunteer On-Site Training Program – you will meet a patient/patients
Refer to Website
Interested in volunteering here? Please describe your interest and availability below and click submit!
The Court Monitor Program works towards the elimination of drunk driving by observing court and collecting information on drunk driving cases. As one of MADD’s core programs, the Court Monitoring program trains volunteers to observe the court system and collect information. This information is used to recommend constructive improvements to our judicial system
Required Skills and Qualifications:
Victim Services Specialist or Program Manager