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Volunteer Wayne

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Published in News on August 15, 2004 7:28 AM

Volunteer Wayne offers opportunities to serve Wayne County for all ages. This service is provided by Volunteer Wayne and the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) at Wayne Community College.

Contact Joy Pearce at 735-5151, extension 336, or at www.volunteersolutions.org/uwwc/volunteer for more information.

O llamar representatives de Latinos por Volunteer Wayne/RSVP: Gaspar Gonzalez, 910-296-1851, o Willie Cartegena, 919-735-5010, ext. 116.


HELP THE HOMELESS -- Collect items for shelter to restock their empty shelves. Some items to include: razor, shaving lotion/cream, bar soap, shampoo, toothbrush, toothpaste, comb, washcloth.

FEED THE HUNGRY -- Soup kitchen can use assistance preparing and serving meals Monday through Friday. Just a few hours of your time will go along way to help them in their mission to provide meals to the hungry in our community.

KEEP CHILDREN SAFE -- Home Alone Program is looking for volunteers to teach first aid, Internet safety, and child abduction prevention. The time commitment varies from as little as six hours (including training) to as much time as you wish with this worthwhile program. Retired teachers, law enforcement, emergency and medical personnel are ideally suited for this opportunity.

SHARE COMPUTER SKILLS -- This community computer lab can use you! Help others build computer skills as they work in Microsoft programs, or learn to safely navigate the Internet. This computer lab is a valuable resource to the community. You can select your hours between Monday and Wednesday from 5:00-8:30, Tuesday 12-2, and Saturday 10-2.

ENABLE PARENTS TO EARN THEIR GED -- Keep little ones entertained while their parents work toward their high school GED. You will be a key ingredient to their success. Hours available are Monday and Wednesday from 9:30 -12:30.

HELPING HANDS -- This nonprofit organization needs your help preparing promotional materials. Assemble brochures for marketing campaign as girls return to school. Help girls learn about this organization that prepares them to realize their full potential. Flexible hours for individuals or groups.

RAISING FUNDS -- Every other Thursday until September throughout the summer, volunteers over 21 years of age can help sell concessions at Center Street Jam, for this non-profit organization. Enjoy live music, food, and have fun at this outdoor party in downtown Goldsboro while raising funds that provide mentoring for Wayne County youth.

CRITICAL NEED FOR BLOOD -- Summer creates some real challenges for the Red Cross in maintaining an adequate blood supply for Wayne County. More travel increases the number of accidents, creating more of a need. Busy summer schedules decrease the number of donors. You can help by becoming a donor on the following dates: Aug. 16, 25-28, 30-31. Give the gift of life. You never know when you may need it!


MAN THE STORE -- Thrift store can use your help sorting and pricing merchandise and assisting customers with their selections. Hours of store operation are Monday through Friday 9-5, Saturday 9-1. Store benefits home construction program. This would be a good opportunity for a church group or several individuals.

PROVIDE HOSPITALITY -- Leisure center can use your talents to ensure their patrons enjoy their visit. Tasks include making games and cards available to senior citizens, signing in visitors, restocking supplies, and replenishing beverages. Share a smile and just a little of your time with senior citizens. They will be so appreciative! Various times are available during Monday through Friday with some evenings.

BRING MUSIC TO THEIR EARS -- Can you play the piano? A congregate meal site for senior citizens can use your talent! This program allows the elderly to come together five days a week for a hot nutritious meal, fellowship, recreation, and education. You can select which day, according to your schedule, during lunchtime, Monday through Friday.

HOME CONSTRUCTION FOR LOW-INCOME FAMILIES -- Skills of all levels are needed on Tuesdays and Thursdays. You can work alongside a family while they earn "sweat equity" to achieve home ownership. Will train.

Visit Volunteer Wayne on line! You can now find your volunteer niche on line at www.volunteersolutions.org/uwwc/volunteer or www.unitedwaywaynecountync.org. United Way has generously provided this service to encourage more people to become involved in our community.

Seniors can also see us at www.joinseniorservice.org provided by the Corporation for National Service.

Volunteer Wayne is funded by United Way of Wayne County. RSVP is primarily funded by the Corporation for National Service through Senior Corps.