“RECYCLE THOSE PLASTIC BAGS” via the local Food Bank of Brunswick County.
- Please bring your old plastic bags from Walmart, Lowes, etc. to our meeting monthly to have them recycled by the Food Bank for those shopping there. Help others and save our landfill from these plastic bags!
LOOKING FOR THINGS TO DO? Our monthly non-profits need support long after your donation. As the year continues, I will be adding contact information to the following list of volunteer opportunities that exist for these groups. Feel free to contact them to provided a helping hand!
Brunswick Family Assistance
For the month of March, we will be helping BFA restock their Food Pantry. The items that they requested are as follows:
No glass, home made or open items please.
(Febuary 2019)Samara’s Village
Their Mission: To educate, equip and empower pregnant teens and their Families. The following items are on their wish list:
- Diaper Bags
- Boy and Girl Oneies Sizes 0-3 and 3-6 month
- Pajamas-sizes 0-4T
- Stage 1 fruit and vegetables
- Children’s books
- Home safety items (socket covers & cupboard locks)
- Baby first aid/hygiene items (baby toothbrush, blunt scissors, baby nail clippers, baby thermometer, infant acetaminophen & nasal aspirator
- Larger diapers size 5’s and 6’s
- Their greatest need is for volunteers to serve in their program, especially female Home Visitors. Their website is https://www.samarasvillage.org
Communities In Schools-Brunswick County
For the month of January, we will be helping Communities In Schools-Brunswick County. The following items are on their wish list:
- Pens, pencils, crayons
- Loose leaf paper
- Construction paper and other miscellaneous art supplies
- 8 ½ X 11 copy paper
- Post it notes
- 3 X 5 index cards
- Paper clips and binder clips
- Scotch tape
- 3” Three ring binders
- Manila file folders
- Hand sanitizer
Animal Protective Services
For the month of November, we will be helping Brunswick Sheriff’s Animal Protective Services. Your help will mean so much to the animals!
Items that they need:
Dog/Puppy Food (dry)
Kitten/Cat Food (dry)
Flea and Deodorizing Shampoo
Blue Dawn Dish Detergent
Fabuloso or Mr. Clean (disinfecting cleaner)
Towels (Bath & Hand) Size
Dog Kongs/Cat Toys
Volunteer Opportunities WEBSITE aps.brunswicksheriff.com
Food Changes Lives
For the month of October, we will be helping Matthew’s Ministry which is dedicated to ending childhood hunger in Brunswick County. Each year Matthew’s Ministry provides weekend food for children who do not get adequate nourishment at home. The following items are on their wish list:
Canned meat Canned pasta sauce Pasta
Soup Canned vegetables Macaroni & cheese
Ramen noodles Granola bars
Packs of crackers Oatmeal packets
They are also requesting perishables and toiletries to replace items lost during Hurricane Florence.
For the month of September, we will be helping Matthew’s Ministry which is dedicated to ending childhood hunger in Brunswick County. Each year Matthew’s Ministry provides weekend food for children who do not get adequate nourishment at home. The following items are on their wish list:
Canned pasta sauce
Macaroni and cheese
Packs of crackers
Help your local Fire Departments in May
Your local Fire Departments are there when you need them Day or Night.
When there is a call for assistance whether it is a fire, medical emergency or vehicle crash, these calls could last for hours.
Firefighters and EMS personnel need to stay hydrated during these extended calls.
Let’s help them by providing the following items for their rehab during extended calls.
I will divide everything and delivery to each firehouse.
Water 8-16 oz plastic bottles
Gatorade 8-16 oz plastic bottles (any flavor)
Individual Snacks (cookies and crackers)
Oak Island Fire Department & Parks & Recreation Department
Please consider mailing a check to OKI Fire Department to sponsor a child for “Youth Fire Camp”.
The cost is $60 for residents and there are children that want to attend but can’t afford the cost.
Camp is held June 11th to 15th.
Questions contact the Recreation Center at 910-278-5518 or Joe Snapp 910-278-1000. Mail checks to:
OKI Fire Department, 8510 E. Oak Island Drive, OKI, NC 28465, Attn: Joe Snapp
Teen Pregnancy and Parenting Services
HOME VISITOR:This is a long-term commitment and requires specialized training within one year of approval of your volunteer application. The home visitor is an integral member of the Samara’s Village team. They are the program facilitator for our Partners for a Healthy Baby Curriculum and the lifeline between the organization and the female participant. Home Visitor volunteers must be willing to take on up to 3 mothers each and must be able to meet with those mothers at least monthly for the duration of their time in the program.
FATHERHOOD MENTOR:This is a long-term commitment and requires specialized training. 24/7 Dad Mentors must possess the desire to help support and educate young fathers. The position requires strong listening and communication skills. The Fatherhood Mentor will implement, direct, instruct, guide, and document individual and/or group meeting with participants.
VILLAGE AMBASSADOR:To fill the role of Village Ambassador, we’re looking for individuals with a strong commitment to Samara’s Village and our mission. Good communication skills are necessary because this is primarily a volunteer public relations position. Our Ambassadors will represent Samara’s Village within a defined area (“territory”) of Brunswick County.
Village Ambassadors will call upon churches, service organizations, OB/GYN doctors and pediatric offices within their assigned territory. Some Ambassadors will be assigned middle and high schools or county services, exclusively. When visiting, the Village Ambassador will introduce or re-introduce Samara’s Village to the locations, drop brochures and discuss the participant referral process.
This volunteer position requires three to four hours per month and a car is necessary. The goal is to consistently promote Samara’s Village monthly at each location and build a relationship. The expected outcomes are an increase in program participants, donor development, and Samara’s Village name recognition.
VOLUNTEER COORDINATION TEAM:Serve as a Volunteer Coordinator or on the team. You will be assisting with:
- The recruitment, interview and placement of applicants for volunteer work
- The maintenance of volunteer job descriptions.
- Conducting and/or arranging for volunteer orientation and training
- Maintaining accurate records.
ADMINISTRATIVE TEAM:Do you have a background in an administrative role? This may be the volunteer position for you.
- Willingness to learn
- Communication skills, both written and verbal
- Basic computer skills.
- Organization skills
- May work from home
TRANSPORTAION:Provide transportation for participants, as needed, to receive services or attend medical appointments. Must have good driving record.
Website/ Social Media/ Coordinator:
- Keep Samara’s Village website and social media up-to-date.
- Respond to basic questions and relay inquiries
- Perform basic website maintenance and updating design
- Help compile information to create and distribute a monthly newsletter
To volunteer for any of these openings, please visit http://www.samarasvillage.org/volunteer or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Or call 910-294-0292.
Address (by appointment only): 1450 Fifty Lakes Drive, Unit F, Southport, NC (Next to Olde Brunswick Store in BSL)
Lower Cape Fear HOSPICE, to volunteer email: email@example.com or visit the website at www.lcfh.org for more information
Hospice Volunteers Orientation and Training
Potential volunteers meet with our volunteer program staff members to discuss a match between their interests and current volunteer opportunities.
Volunteers attend a training orientation before they begin. The training gives an in-depth overview of agency programs, services, and philosophy; discusses volunteer opportunities; and highlights end-of-life care issues and concerns.
To keep information flowing and receive feedback from volunteers, support groups take place throughout the year. Continuing education sessions are offered on a regular basis.
A monthly newsletter, The Server, is sent to all active volunteers to enhance communication and keep them updated on agency events.
Communities In Schools of Brunswick County: New Phone number: 910-832-3494, website:www.cisbrunswick.org
Types of volunteer activities and needs are listed below by program:
Action for Success Program call: (910) 253-5327 Ext. 1542
1. Mentor a student
2. Tutor a student
3. Donate needed school supplies
4. Read to or listen to a reader
5. Furnish clothing for children in need
6. Join a child for school lunch (Lunch Buddy program)
7. Participate in Career Day
8. Participate in school fund raisers
9. Remember birthdays
10. Send cards to teachers
11. Commit to pray for the school, the staff, the children and their families
12. Donate financially to support the program
21st Century Community Learning Centers call: (910) 832-3494
1. Donate school & craft supplies and program supplies
2. Donate board games, educational games and educational books
3. Recruit community partners to work with the programs
4. Volunteer to assist in the afterschool 21 CCLC program
5. Volunteer to provide administrative assistance
6. Donate financially to support the program
CIS Thrift Shops call: (910) 832-2916
1. Receiving and sorting donations
2. Greeting customers
3. Customer Service
4. Retail Sales
5. Making donations of clothing, housewares, furniture, etc.
6. Local pick up of donation items for shops
Teen Court call: (910) 253-4087
1. Volunteer to help manage and teach law profession etiquette and knowledge to students
2. Recruit a restaurant to donate pizza once a month for student and adult volunteers
3. Help with fundraising and grant writing
4. Assist with peer leadership groups
5. Donate financially to support the program
Administrative Office call: (910) 832-3494
1. Volunteer to help with administrative duties at the CIS Admin Office at Duke Energy Progress Media Center, Southport.
2. Volunteers to serve on various committees related to programs and operational development
3. Volunteer with experience in developing newsletters and news articles
4. Volunteer with social media experience
5. Donate office furniture & supplies, etc.