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Delaware COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Crisis

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A Matter of Balance Coach | Volunteer Delaware 50+ Community Partner

Description: Matter of Balance is a program based upon research conducted by the Roybal Center for Enhancement of Late-Life Function at Boston University. It is designed to reduce the fear of falling and increase the activity levels of older adults who have concerns about falls. During 8 (two-hour) classes, participants learn to view falls and fear of falling as controllable, set realistic goals for increasing activity, change their environment to reduce fall risk factors and promote exercise to increase strength and balance. Who would benefit from participating in the A Matter of Balance sessions? Anyone who is concerned about falls, has sustained a fall in the past, restricts activities because of concerns about falling, is interested in improving flexibility, balance and strength and is age 60 or older, community dwelling and able to problem-solve. A Matter of Balance Coach Volunteer – Upon certification, volunteer will be responsible for implementing the A Matter of Balance sessions through the use of lesson plans, workbooks, group discussion and activities. Training Expectations: Attend eight hours of coach training and earn A Matter of Balance Certification. Attend 2.5 hours of facilitator training update annually. Agree to facilitate two Matter of Balance classes within one year of certification. Classroom Responsibilities: Two Coaches are required to teach the class to participants. New coaches will be paired with an experienced coach. Prepare for each class by reviewing the Matter of Balance manual and materials. Present the class according to the directions, training and materials provided. Encourage interactive discussion about the concepts and skills presented. Demonstrate and coach the exercises outlined in the Matter of Balance Program. Promote socialization and a solution-oriented environment among the participants. A Master Trainer will provide support and mentoring to each coach. Criteria for Leadership: Good communication and interpersonal skills, enthusiasm, dependability, willingness to lead a small group, interest in working with older adults, life experiences valued - with education or health care experience a plus, ability to perform range of motion and low-level endurance exercises, ability to carry up to 20 lbs. To become a Volunteer Delaware 50+ volunteer in New Castle County please click below to download and complete a Volunteer Delaware 50+ Enrollment Form, then either email, fax or mail the form to our NCC office. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at 302-255-9882. Email: Guadalupe.Murphy@delaware.gov Mail: Volunteer Delaware, 1901 North DuPont Highway, New Castle, DE 19720 FAX: 302-255-4462

Through12/31/20

Adult Guardianship Monitoring Volunteer Program

The Office of the Public Guardian, (OPG) operates the Guardianship Monitoring Program (GMP) for the Court of Chancery which is designed to monitor individuals who have been placed under guardianship and whose care is the responsibility of court-appointed guardians. These vulnerable individuals are adults over the age of eighteen that have been deemed incapacitated by the State of Delaware. A guardian is someone appointed by the court to make medical and/or financial decisions on behalf of these individuals. This important monitoring function enables the court to have first-hand information about people for whom the court has ultimate responsibility. As a volunteer for the GMP, you will be assigned a case, given necessary information about the case, visit with the ward and the guardian if necessary. After your visit, you will complete a report indicating the status of the person subject to guardianship and any other important information. Your report, once completed, should be checked for spelling, grammar and factual accuracy. Accuracy is important as your report will become part of official court record. Once reviewed, you will be then email your report to your contact at the OPG. The report will be viewed by the Guardianship Advocacy Director and then filed with the court. The wards of the Court of Chancery are very important and they deserve every right and protection we can provide them. As a volunteer you become the “eyes and ears” of the court and your participation in the Guardianship Monitoring Program is invaluable.

Through7/1/21

Animal Response Team needs volunteers

Do you love animals? Would you be willing to help them if a disaster or emergency happened? If so, come join our SART (State Animal Response Team) or VMRC (Veterinary Medical Reserve Corp) teams of emergency responders. We are looking for additional responders in New Castle, Kent and Sussex Counties. Training is provided via online FEMA webinars, and hands-on workshops. Reach out to DAR@delaware.gov for more information.

Through10/31/20

Become a Repair Coach for Fix It Cafe

Are you a gadget geek? A tinker fairy? Do you like to take things apart just to put them back together? Do you enjoy meeting new people and helping others? If so, join us at the Glasgow Bank Barn for Fix It Café! Help to diagnose problems with everyday household items, figure out if repair is possible, and either help to fix it or let the owner know how it can be fixed. We are currently looking for volunteers with sewing machine repair knowledge. The most common problem received at Fix It Cafe is related to thread tension. If you are interested, please contact 302-395-5496 or sign up at newcastlede.gov/volunteer. Our volunteers meet every third Saturday at 9:30 a.m. for set up and the event runs from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Grab your tools, if you have them, and meet us at the Bank Barn! Volunteers should have experience in diagnosing problems with and repairing small household items. Patience and the ability to communicate clear repair instructions to the owners are a plus. Help us help the owner gain some experience and keep repairable items out of our landfills. Sign up at newcastlede.gov/Volunteer Glasgow Park is on Route 40 at the corner of Route 896. The Bank Barn is on the west end of the park.

7/18/20 9:30 AM + more

Camera Club Volunteer

Position no longer available.

Through9/7/50

CareWear Project | Volunteer Delaware 50+ Community Partner

Description: The CareWear Project consists of many dedicated members who knit and crochet year-round beautifully crafted cold weather clothing and blankets for our county’s most neediest people. Whether it is a veteran who have valiantly served our country, newborns whose mothers are children themselves with few resources, the elderly afflicted with Alzheimer’s, the homeless, those suffering from the complications of aids, or others needing help, the members of CareWear have risen year after year to the challenge of making lives a little better and brighter. CareWear members meet monthly to turn in their completed items and pick up yarn. Completed items may include adult/children/toddler/baby – hats/scarves/mittens/gloves/booties/sweaters – lap robes/blankets/afghans (M-XL) & chemo caps. Items are then sorted and stored awaiting the yearly distribution which takes place on the last Friday of October and coincides with Make a Difference Day. Knitter / Crocheter – will volunteer to make knitted or crochet items for those in need according to program guidelines/requests CareWear Support – assist staff in the coordination of program meetings, organizing of inventory in preparation for annual distribution and/or entering hours into an electronic database. To become a Volunteer Delaware 50+ volunteer in New Castle County please complete a Volunteer Delaware 50+ Enrollment Form, then either email, mail or fax the form to our NCC office. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at 302-255-9882.

Through12/31/25

Citizens Hose Co #1, Inc

Volunteer Firefighters

Through12/31/21

Delaware Hospice Volunteers

Patient Care Volunteers Patient check-in calls Care calls – provide a listening ear for patients Visit with patient (read to patient, share stories, play cards or board games) Provide transportation to doctor’s appointments, store, or pharmacy. Walk with patient Run an errand Pray with patient or read Bible or sacred text Provide vigil support as patient nears death Give haircuts for patients Assemble and deliver care gifts to patients Vet-to-Vet Volunteers who are military veterans visiting patients who are veterans to talk about patient’s military experiences Office Volunteers Clerical support General office duties Run errands Community Ed Volunteers Help at health fairs Help with presentations in community Development Volunteers Help prepare for fundraising events Help during fundraising events Be a part of a variety of event committees Bereavement Volunteers Help with mailings to bereaved clients Assist with Fall & Spring Memorial Services Check-in calls to bereaved clients General office duties Medical Records Volunteers Filling Assemble packets Mailings New Hope Volunteers Camp New Hope Clerical support and mailings Transitions Volunteers Run errands for clients Provide transportation Visit clients Volunteer Chaplains at DH Inpatient Unit Provide spiritual support for patients and families Pray and read with patients RN Volunteers Weekly Check-in calls to all patients Delaware Hospice Center Medication disposal visits Delaware Hospice Center Volunteers Reception desk volunteer Bake cookies Sew, crochet or knit lap quilts Clerical support Patient and family support Vigil support Medication pick-up & delivery to patient’s home Staff Education Volunteer General office support Memory Bear Volunteers Seamstress to create Memory Bears Organize and tracking Memory Bear orders Creates “Bear Kits” for seamstresses

Through4/5/21

Disaster Responder

Disaster Action Team members serve on a minimum of three, eight hour shifts per month and are available to respond to to disasters (including home fires) and assist those affected.

Through7/29/22

Duffle Bag Project in Lower Delaware

The duffle bag project in Lower Delaware sews duffle bags for use by Foster Care workers who are often tasked the difficut work of removing children from their home. When children are removed from their living situation, often hastily, there is not a good option for them to place their belongings. Often using trash bags to gather their private items and clothing, teens and children begin to see themselves in a negative light. With foster care staff having these beautifully sewn and durable duffle bags, there is another option to the trash bag. Given this gift, children and teens can start the journey to a new home without the stigma of carrying their items in a trash bag. Volunteers are needed to cut, sew and measure material for these strong durable duffle bags.

4/23/20 9:00 AM + more

Executive Administration Support

Volunteer's Summary of Duties: The Volunteer Administrative Assistant is responsible for assisting the Executive Director and the Accounting Manager and the Reception Desk in day to day operations of Neighborhood House, Inc. by performing essential duties and responsibilities and any other duties as assigned. Each volunteer is an importatn part of the team of Neighborhood House and is expected to consistently display a pleasant, positive attitude toward co-workers, clients and other volunteers. ESSENTIAL DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES: Prepare thank you letters for both monetary and non-monetary gifts for the Executive Director’s signature. Maintain a notebook with all thank you letters alphabetically. Maintain the fax machines, copiers, stamp machine and supplies. Approval for ordering supplies or calling service needs approval by Executive Director or Accounting Manager. Prepare new employee packets so they are available to management upon request. Send meetings notices, agendas, minutes and other materials as directed by the Executive Director, Board Chair, Committee Chairs and or Accounting Manager. Maintain records of Board of Directors meetings and minutes in notebook labeled appropriately. Put together informational packets for new board members. Assist with arrangements for Annual Meeting as well as preparation of invitations, an agenda, Directors’ Committee report, etc. Work with the Executive Director in preparation of the Annual Report. Maintain copies of agency’s standard forms. Maintain office area Prepare and send material for staff and board meetings as directed by Executive Director or Accounting Manager. Serve as backup to front desk receptionist as needed. Responsible for handling and maintaining confidential records or reports. QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully. An individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions EDUCATION: Associates Degree or 5 years’ experience in administrative support is a plus and will be highly considered. SKILLS AND ABILITIES Proficiency in the use of computers in the following areas: Internet, Word, PowerPoint, Spreadsheets, Database, Email, Social Media Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, while also being a strong team player; Driver’s license and access to a vehicle required; Ability to facilitate multiple tasks simultaneously; Strong Verbal and written communication skill; Strong organizational skills;

Through7/3/20

FISH of Northern Delaware | Volunteer Delaware 50+ Community Partner

Fish of Northern Delaware is an organization made up of volunteers who dedicate their time to assist those 60 years of age and older, to make their medical appointments by providing them with reliable transportation. Board Member/Treasurer – In the capacity of a board member, the volunteer will advise and support the agency in forming local policy, planning, and developing operational procedures and practices consistent with the agency's mission and goals. Volunteer will help solicit community support for the agency and promote the mobilization of financial and in-kind resources. Volunteer will serve on various support committees as needed to help develop, plan and implement agency activities and special events. In the capacity of a treasurer, the volunteer will be responsible for keeping records of expenditures/receipts and for writing checks for FISH of Northern Delaware. Medical Appointment Driver – Volunteer provides rides for people 60 years of age and older who do not have reliable transportation get to their medical appointments. Volunteer must use their personal vehicle and pay for their own gas Volunteer must be able to commit to be a driver for a couple of days per month Although volunteer will make their own schedule, volunteer will need to be available during operating hours of 8am-4pm; Monday – Thursday. Transportation Assistant – Volunteer handles the scheduling of client appointments to various facilities such as doctor’s dentist or pharmacy. Will coordinate schedules for van drivers and must be able to keep good records. Must have good customer skills, be kind and patient with our clients. Must have own phone and computer. Volunteer Coordinator – Volunteer acts as a liaison between the Volunteer Delaware 50+ program and FISH of Northern Delaware. Reports volunteer hours to Volunteer Delaware 50+. To become a Volunteer Delaware 50+ volunteer in New Castle County, please complete a Volunteer Delaware 50+ Enrollment Form, then either email, mail or FAX the form to our NCC office. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at 302-255-9882 Mail: Volunteer Delaware, 1901 North DuPont Highway | New Castle, DE 19720 Email: Layokat.Rasulova@delaware.gov FAX: 302-255-4462 Download Volunteer Delaware 50+ enrollment form by clicking here: Volunteer Delaware 50+ Enrollment Form

Through12/31/20

Food Cupboard Host

The Newark Area Welfare Committee is in need of Food Cupboard Hosts to distribute food to neighbors in need. The food cupboard is located at Newark United Methodist Church, 69 East Main St, Newark Delaware. Free parking is available in the church parking lot. The cupboard is open from 2 to 3 pm on weekdays. Volunteer hosts have the flexibility to choose dates to cover the one hour shifts and training is provided. Please contact Jean at nawcfoodcupboard@gmail.com for more information.

Through8/31/20

Food Cupboard Volunteer Scheduler

Looking for a fun way to support a local organization from the comfort of your home? The Newark Area Welfare Committee is in need of a Food Cupboard Volunteer Scheduler. As our volunteer scheduler you coordinate monthly coverage of the food cupboard through email communication with our cupboard volunteers. You will have the flexibility to work within your schedule and from your own home. Please contact Jean at nawcfoodcupboard@gmail.com and please feel free to visit our website for more information on NAWC: https://www.newarkareawelfare.org/

Through4/27/20

Goat Yard Volunteer

Position no longer available.

Through9/7/50

Helping at a thrift store

We need volunteers in these areas: Clothing, Receiving Donations, Shoes, Art, Linens, Crafts and Fabric, Truck deliveries and Pick Ups, Cleaning, Purses, Toys, Christmas, Organizing, Cashier, Testing Appliances, Glassware and Dishes, Merchandise Display and Pricing, Sporting Goods, Hardware. We’ll find a job for you that you will enjoy and you can volunteer as few or as many hours or days as you like!

Through8/22/30

House Monitor

House monitor – meet with residents weekly to monitor chores in a transitional residence for males.

Through5/31/20

Human Resources Office Volunteer

Mission: Easterseals provides exceptional services to ensure that all people with disabilities or special needs and their families have equal opportunities to live, learn, work and play in their communities. Purpose: Our Human Resources Department is in need of a detail oriented, reliable volunteer who is looking to spend some time in a friendly enviroment where there is always something to do! Key Responsibilities: Copying and Scanning Light Typing Data Entry Assembling Binders and Mailings Length of Volunteer Position: The ideal candidate will be able to volunteer on an ongoing basis or for a minimum of 4 months. They will be able to volunteer 1 - 2 days per week. We are open Monday - Friday from 8:00am - 4:00pm. Qualifications: Dependable, detail oriented, desire to support our mission, pleasant manner, and knowledge of computers. Support: Training for this position will be provided Age Requirement: Must be at least 18 years of age

Through1/1/21

Ice Cream Festival - June 27 (Rain Date June 28)

New Castle County is hosting the Ice Cream Festival at Rockwood Park on Saturday, June 27 from 9:30am to 9:30pm (rain date Sunday, June 28). Join New Castle County in celebrating the history of New Castle County with a vintage feel and an atmosphere that will encourage patrons to unplug and enjoy time with family and friends. We will have historical demonstrations, handmade crafts and unique wandering performers. Help will be needed from 9:30am to 9:30pm. Serve for 4 hours or stay the whole day! Qualifications: Must be able to stand outdoors for long periods in very hot weather.

6/27/20 9:30 AM

Long-Term Care Resident Advocate

The Long Term Care Ombudsman advocates for residents who live in long-term care facilities as well as those who live in other settings (such as their own homes) and receive home and community-based services. The Ombudsman program investigates and resolves complaints on behalf of these individuals.Complaints can be made by residents, family members, or other concerned parties. The program also provides opportunities for Volunteer Ombudsmen to serve as friendly visitors/advocates in nursing homes.

Through6/5/21

Nanticoke Creekwatcher

Become a Nanticoke Creekwatcher and help the Nanticoke Watershed Alliance and partner agencies track the health of one of the healthiest Chesapeake rivers and its creeks. As a citizen scientist, you'll learn how to use awesome water quality monitoring equipment and will follow an EPA-approved protocol that allows our data to be used for policy and management decisions. The NWA provides all equipment and extensive training and on-going support. No previous experience is necessary; Creekwatchers must have the physical ability to walk and to carry and use equipment and must be able to follow protocol. All sites are accessible by foot. (You don't need to own or to use a boat when Creekwatching.) Minors aged 13 and older are welcome to join the team, when accompanied by a parent or guardian. Please note--this program is based in western Sussex County and in Maryland's Lower Eastern Shore. The program currently monitors 35 sites through the Nanticoke region in both Delaware and in Maryland. Sites are long-term, pre-selected locations. Sites vary from bridge crossings to private docks to boat ramps. Creekwatchers make observations about their sites, collect up to three water samples that we transport to partner labs, and take a suite of measurements directly in the water. Beyond being used by agencies for Clean Water Act reports and to track the progress of pollution-reduction strategies, the NWA also uses Creekwatchers data to create an annual water quality report card. Find those report cards at our site. Training will take place on Saturday, March 21, 2020. For more info, please email Beth Wasden or call at 443.944.1175.

Through11/2/20

Nemours A. I. duPont Volunteer | Volunteer Delaware 50+ Community Partner

Nemours Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children Volunteers provide support to both clinical and clerical departments. Openings for these positions change constantly. Please note that not all opportunities are available at any given time. RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES WITH CHILDREN Read Aloud Delaware: Volunteers with this program — a collaboration with the nonprofit Read Aloud Delaware organization — read to children as they wait to be seen for appointments in the Outpatient Waiting Areas. When: Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. KINfolk: This nonprofit organization distributes laptop computers to children while they are hospitalized. Computer knowledge is necessary to volunteer with this program. When: Monday–Sunday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Child Life Program: Assist Child Life Specialists in the Activity Center and on the nursing units as they help children deal with illness and hospitalization through play and self-expression activities. When: Monday–Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday & Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. FAMILY COMFORT/SUPPORT Emergency Services: Assist behind the scenes with rooms, supplies and patient escort. Provide comfort care to patients and their families. When: Monday–Sunday, 9 a.m. to midnight Family Resource Center/ Ronald McDonald Family Room: Provide a welcoming and compassionate presence in the Family Resource Center, which offers a business center, computer access, a library, a kitchenette, laundry facilities, sleep rooms and showers for patients’ families. This assignment is in collaboration with The Ronald McDonald House of Delaware. When: Monday–Sunday, 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. RECEPTION Unit Welcome Desk: Welcome visitors onto the units in our 450,000-square foot hospital expansion. Provide way finding and collaborate with Family Ambassadors in supporting our patients and families. When: Sunday–Saturday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Surgical Services: Support families and staff through the surgical process, in both the preoperative and postsurgical units. When: Monday–Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. CLINICAL DEPARTMENT SUPPORT Medical Imaging: Escort patients to other areas of the hospital and assist staff with general duties. Act as a greeter for the department. When: Monday–Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Patient Escort: Assist Patient Escort staff with transporting patients and maintaining unit levels of wagons and wheelchairs. CPR training is required and will be provided. When: Monday–Friday, noon to 4 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. THERAPUTIC SERVICES Inpatient Rehab Gym: Assist behind the scenes by keeping equipment clean and in order. Aid therapists with peripheral duties associated with various therapies. When: Monday–Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Outpatient Gym: Assist with behind-the-scenes activities and aid therapists as needed. When: Monday–Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 pm. To become a Volunteer Delaware 50+ volunteer in New Castle County, please complete a Volunteer Delaware 50+ Enrollment Form, then either email, mail or FAX the form to our NCC office. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at 302-255-9882 Mail: Volunteer Delaware, 1901 North DuPont Highway | New Castle, DE 19720 Email: Layokat.Rasulova@delaware.gov FAX: 302-255-4462 Download Volunteer Delaware 50+ enrollment form by clicking here: Volunteer Delaware 50+ Enrollment Form

Through12/31/20

Nimble Fingers

Nimble Fingers is a group of volunteers that knit, crochet, sew and quilt for vulnerable populations in our community. They volunteer through Volunteer Delaware 50+ making baby items, lap robes, hats and scarves, chemo caps, walker bags, helmet liners and shawls. Handmade items are crafted at home, local senior centers, assisted living facilities and community clubhouses. The items made by volunteers are distributed to nonprofit agencies including hospitals, nursing homes, service men and women, shelters, and many children's organizations including schools, Big Brother, Big Sister and the Boys and Girls Clubs of Delaware. Nimble Fingers volunteers also work to fulfill the needs of the Lower Delaware Duffle Bag Project, making durable duffle bags given to children taken into the foster care system. They also crochet sleeping mats from plastic grocery bags, offering a weather resistant place to sleep. Bring your variety of talents to us today! We are always learning!

Through4/12/20

Reading Volunteers

Reading to children

Through4/20/20

Saint Francis Friends

Saint Francis Friends Mature, empathetic Saint Francis Friends volunteers make friendly phone calls to patients in their homes who may be lonely or just need someone to talk with. Volunteers converse — they discuss current events, families, friends and life experiences — and help to brighten patients' days. If any medical or pastoral needs arise, Saint Francis Friends connect patients with their nurse navigator/physician office or a chaplain/local religious facility. Saint Francis Friends receive specialized training. A background in healthcare or pastoral care may be helpful but is not a requirement. Volunteers are needed weekdays between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., and the schedule is flexible. All volunteers must complete the volunteer screening process, which consists of an interview, drug and TB testing at Saint Francis Hospital, background screenings, and attendance at a hospital volunteer orientation. If you are interested in volunteering or would like more information about volunteer positions, please contact Dana Davis, volunteer services coordinator, by phone at 302.421.4104, email at dadavis@che-east.org, or complete a volunteer application from www.stfrancishealthcare.org.

Through12/31/20

Saint Francis Hospital Way Finder Volunteer

Are you friendly, outgoing, energetic and caring? Do you have excellent conversational and customer service skills? Please consider becoming a Saint Francis Hospital Way Finder Volunteer! Way Finder Volunteers greet arriving patients, families and visitors, provide wheelchairs and escort patients to their destinations. Volunteers also deliver mail and flowers to patient floors. Volunteers are needed weekdays for the main lobby and office buildings. Morning and afternoon shifts are available.

Through12/31/20

Scanning Assistant - New Castle, Sussex, and Kent Counties

Mission: Easterseals provides exceptional services to ensure that all people with disabilities or special needs and their families have equal opportunities to live, learn, work and play in their communities. Purpose: Our fastest growing program, Personal Attendant Services (PAS), is in search for an ongoing volunteer to help with digitizing files. PAS allows people with disabilities to maintain independent lifestyles, to live in the community and make choices concerning their personal assistant needs. Individuals with disabilities taking part in the Personal Attendant Services Program choose and hire their own Personal Attendant and work with them based on their individual needs. Key Responsibilities: Uploading and organizing documents Length of Volunteer Position: The ideal candidate will be able to volunteer on an ongoing basis or for a minimum of 4 months. They will be able to volunteer 1 - 2 days per week. We are open Monday - Friday from 8:00am - 4:00pm. We are looking for volunteers in New Castle, Dover and Sussex. Qualifications: Dependable, detail oriented, desire to support our mission, pleasant manner, knowledge of computers and experience using Microsoft Office. Support: Training for this position will be provided Age Requirement: Must be at least 18 years of age

Through1/10/21

Share Your Talents! New Castle, Kent, and Sussex Counties

Mission: Easterseals provides exceptional services to ensure that all people with disabilities or special needs and their families have equal opportunities to live, learn, work and play in their communities. Purpose: Our fastest growing program, Personal Attendant Services (PAS), is in search for an ongoing volunteer to help with digitizing files. PAS allows people with disabilities to maintain independent lifestyles, to live in the community and make choices concerning their personal assistant needs. Individuals with disabilities taking part in the Personal Attendant Services Program choose and hire their own Personal Attendant and work with them based on their individual needs. Key Responsibilities: Spend time at Easter Seals doing what you love - whether that is a craft, playing an instrument, cooking, dancing or singing. Our participants love meeting and learning from new people. Both individuals and groups are welcome. Length of Volunteer Position: The ideal candidate will be able to volunteer on an ongoing basis or for a minimum of 4 months. They will be able to volunteer 1 - 2 days per week. We are open Monday - Friday from 8:00am - 4:00pm. We are looking for volunteers in New Castle, Dover and Sussex. Qualifications: Dependable, detail oriented, desire to support our mission, pleasant manner, knowledge of computers and experience using Microsoft Office. Support: Training for this position will be provided Age Requirement: Must be at least 18 years of age Spend time at Easter Seals doing what you love - whether that is a craft, playing an instrument, cooking, dancing or singing. Our participants love meeting and learning from new people. Both individuals and groups are welcome. We are specifically looking for someone to paint fingernails in our Georgetown Adult Day Program. No professional experience necessary.

Through1/10/21

Special Events Volunteer

Position no longer available.

Through9/7/50

Stream Steward's Watershed Clean Up

Come celebrate Earth Day by joining us for the Stream Stewards Spring Watershed Clean-up in the Beaver Valley Unit of First State National Historical Park. Volunteers are needed to help protect the watershed by picking up trash and debris in and around the streams that feed into the Brandywine Creek in First State National Historical Park. This event is FREE, and we will also have fun hands-on activities to learn more about the plants and animals that live in the park. Participants will be provided with gloves, pickers and trash bags. Please dress for the weather and wear clothes and shoes that you do not mind getting dirty and wet. This event is held rain or shine. Please follow the link provided to register for the event.

4/18/20 10:00 AM

Summer 2020 Volunteer Opportunities in Minor Home Repair

MHDC is grateful to offer you an opportunity for individuals and groups to serve our home repair program in Kent County, DE. This is a partnership between Wesley UMC - Dover and Milford Housing Development Corporation (MHDC). Wesley hosts the teams in their beautiful Student Ministries Center (SMC). The SMC includes showers, laundry, and kitchen facilities as well as cots. Bring your own linens or sleeping bags. Groups of 5-25 people (ages 16 and up) may lodge there for a week for a nominal fee. Minors must be acccompanied by an adult. MHDC provides work sites, materials, and tools as well as supervision to ensure everyone has a safe and productive experience. No experience is necessary. MHDC will teach you all you need to know. The program serves low-income homeowners throughout Kent County, DE. Many of the homeowners are elderly, disabled, and/or veterans. Both the homeowners and the repairs will be pre-qualified by MHDC before your group arrives. For more details visit: http://wesleyumc-dover.com/waymakers/ or http://milfordhousing.com/get-involved/volunteer/ Reserve your week now before it fills up! Smaller groups may be asked to share the space to maximize service opportunities. Forms and deposits must be received from all members of your group before your dates are set. Week long opportunities begin Sunday - May 31 and end Saturday - July 25! Teams typically arrive Sunday evenings, and stay until Friday or Saturday. Your service is Monday through Friday usually between 8am and 4pm. Many groups like to take advantage of Sunday and/or Saturday to see any of the many historic and cultural sites in Dover or to spend a day at the beach. The nearest beaches are Cape Henlopen State Park (44 miles south) and Rehoboth Beach (52 miles south). Rehoboth Beach also offers tax free outlet shopping and many restaurants. Other options include: Killens Pond State Park (12 miles south) for people with campers and for day visitors. Killens Pond has a water park, hiking, and kyaking. Fifer Orchards Dover Mall (3 miles) includes a movie theater, shopping, and restaurants. Lums Pond (40 miles north) which includes an adventure ropes course, boating, fishing, and hiking. Christiana Mall (43 miles north) And so much more! To get started e-mail Susan at sdavis@milfordhousing.com.

Through5/25/20

Van Driver

Do you love to drive? Have some time and care to share with others? Van Driver Volunteers help to keep families close when the comfort of family is needed most. Van Driver volunteers help to drive families to visit their children in the hospital, on errands, and to enjoy local attractions during their stay. The Van Driver opportunity is a trained position and volunteers must be 21 years and older to participate. Van Drivers are trained to operate our three House vans, and will never be asked to transport families in their own personal vehicle. Interested applicants must possess a valid driver's license. Applicants will also be asked to submit a criminal background check & MVR at no cost to them. Van Driver Volunteers are covered under RMHDE's insurance when operating House vehicles. The House operates four scheduled volunteer shifts daily: 9-12, 12-3, 3-6, & 6-9. Van Drivers may volunteer in weekly or bi-weekly shifts. We ask reoccurring volunteers be able to make a commitment of at least 2 per month for 6 months. We are in particular need of Van Drivers on weekday evenings and weekends. Interested in joining the Van Driver team? Please fill out a volunteer application at https://rmhde.org/house-volunteers/ or contact Sara Funaiock, Volunteer Manager, at 302-428-5340 or s.funaiock@rmhde.org.

Through12/31/20

Volunteer

New Volunteer

Through7/31/20

Volunteer

Volunteer for Friendly visitor

Through8/27/21

Volunteer

Volunteers are the heart of the hospice team. We depend on our hospice volunteers to help us provide the extra love and care our patients and their families need at this time in their lives. Volunteers offer support, companionship and practical, compassionate help to this special group of people. Whether it is running errands, staying with the patient so family members can take a break, reading to a patient or holding their hand, the help and support our volunteers give is returned to them in countless ways. We are actively seeking volunteers throughout all of New Castle and Kent Counties to donate time as Friendly Visitors to our patients. Our patients are located throughout both counties in a variety of settings and locations.

Through8/27/21

Volunteer Fund Raising Professional

We are looking for a few persons to manage & coordinate events in Kent & Sussex, DE. If you have an event idea - contact us - Benefits area animal shelters.

Through11/30/41

Volunteers are needed to drive cancer patients to treatment in Delaware

One of the biggest roadblocks to cancer treatment can be transportation. That's why the American Cancer Society Road To Recovery program provides patients in need with free rides to treatment. Our volunteers have provided hundreds of thousands of rides for patients, but the need for drivers continues to accelerate. Volunteer in your community now (New Castle, Kent and Sussex Counties), and help give patients a much-needed ride. You might be surprised by the pick-me-up you get in return. FLEXIBLE schedule. Volunteer drivers can set their own schedules and choose what distances they are willing to travel. Training takes place online. Requirements include a good driving record, a current driver's license, proof of adequate automobile insurance and access to a safe and reliable vehicle. Must be aged 18 - 84 years old. To volunteer in your community or for more information, visit cancer.org/drive or call the American Cancer Society at 1.800.227.2345. Volunteers are also needed to help with Road To Recovery driver recruitment, by way of using social media and/or attending local community events.

Through5/31/20

Volunteers are needed to help with driver recruitment in Delaware

Volunteer in your community now (New Castle, Kent and Sussex Counties) and help us idenfify volunteer drivers by way of using social media and/or attending local community events. One of the biggest roadblocks to cancer treatment can be transportation. That's why the American Cancer Society Road To Recovery program provides patients in need with free rides to treatment. Our volunteers have provided hundreds of thousands of rides for patients, but the need for drivers continues to accelerate. FLEXIBLE schedule. Training provided. Must be aged 18 - 84 years old. To volunteer in your community or for more information, visit cancer.org/drive or call the American Cancer Society at 1.800.227.2345.

Through5/31/20

Wilmington Office Support Volunteer

Provide administrative support to the Red Cross team. Perform general office administrative functions including: data entry, working with spreadsheets, drafting correspondence, answering phones, greeting and directing visitors to appropriate departments, project support when needed.

Through6/29/20

Grant Writer

We are currently looking for volunteers who have had prior experience with grant writing and research to help us with the grant writing process at The Urban Garden Initiative.

Through6/2/20

Welcome to the Volunteer Delaware Webpage

The goal of the State Office of Volunteerism is to help strengthen communities statewide through the promotion of volunteer opportunities, community support and networking opportunities. Over 900 community agencies are currently registered on the Volunteer Delaware Website offering a mixture of community service opportunities to over 14,000 registered volunteers. There is something here for everyone! We hope you enjoy exploring new and exciting volunteer opportunities for you, your family and your community.
The State Office of Volunteerism provides coordination with volunteer programs throughout the state and hosts the annual Volunteer Delaware Conference, two Governor Volunteer Service Award Events for adult and youth volunteers and manages four direct volunteer service programs. Those programs are AmeriCorps Delaware, Volunteer Delaware, Foster Grandparents Program and Volunteer Delaware 50+ in both New Castle County and Sussex County. 

Click on Logos below to learn more about each of the programs under the State Office of Volunteerism 


Volunteer Delaware 


AmeriCorps* Delaware 


Volunteer Delaware 50+


Foster Grandparents Program 


“The fruit of love is service, which is compassion in action.”

... Mother Teresa

 

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