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

What is A Matter of Balance? A 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 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.

Through 12/31/20

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.

Through 7/1/21

Ambassador: Dover, DE, area!!

Purpose: As an ambassador, you share information with the community about the importance of blood donation. We want people to know more about the blood donor to recipient process and regional need so they understand the urgency of donating. Interact with people in a positive way, by initiating conversations, answering questions, sharing information, gathering potential donor contact information, and encouraging people to schedule a donation. Responsibilities: Interact with people in a positive, friendly manner Initiate conversations with people near the table area. Use whatever interactive tools available and giveaways to attract people to the table. Learn about blood donor to recipient process to be able to answer most questions. Be willing to say "I don’t know and I will find out for you. Please share your contact information so we can get back to you" if you don’t know the answer to a question. Be able to move Ambassador Supply Bag to location (off-site). Be prepared to set up and pack up at the end of the event. Have transportation to get to the BBD center to pick up supplies and get to event. Time commitment: Events often occur during weekends and evenings, and occasionally on weekdays. Sign up as available. For more information please visit: https://www.delmarvablood.org/get-involved/volunteer/

Through 1/1/20

Ambassador: Newark, DE, area!!

Purpose: As an ambassador, you share information with the community about the importance of blood donation. We want people to know more about the blood donor to recipient process and regional need so they understand the urgency of donating. Interact with people in a positive way, by initiating conversations, answering questions, sharing information, gathering potential donor contact information, and encouraging people to schedule a donation. Responsibilities: Interact with people in a positive, friendly manner Initiate conversations with people near the table area. Use whatever interactive tools available and giveaways to attract people to the table. Learn about blood donor to recipient process to be able to answer most questions. Be willing to say "I don’t know and I will find out for you. Please share your contact information so we can get back to you" if you don’t know the answer to a question. Be able to move Ambassador Supply Bag to location (off-site). Be prepared to set up and pack up at the end of the event. Have transportation to get to the BBD center to pick up supplies and get to event. Time commitment: Events often occur during weekends and evenings, and occasionally on weekdays. Sign up as available. For more information please visit: https://www.delmarvablood.org/get-involved/volunteer/

Through 1/1/20

Ambassador: North New Castle, DE, area!

Purpose: As an ambassador, you share information with the community about the importance of blood donation. We want people to know more about the blood donor to recipient process and regional need so they understand the urgency of donating. Interact with people in a positive way, by initiating conversations, answering questions, sharing information, gathering potential donor contact information, and encouraging people to schedule a donation. Responsibilities: Interact with people in a positive, friendly manner Initiate conversations with people near the table area. Use whatever interactive tools available and giveaways to attract people to the table. Learn about blood donor to recipient process to be able to answer most questions. Be willing to say "I don’t know and I will find out for you. Please share your contact information so we can get back to you" if you don’t know the answer to a question. Be able to move Ambassador Supply Bag to location (off-site). Be prepared to set up and pack up at the end of the event. Have transportation to get to the BBD center to pick up supplies and get to event. Time commitment: Events often occur during weekends and evenings, and occasionally on weekdays. Sign up as available. For more information please visit: https://www.delmarvablood.org/get-involved/volunteer/

Through 1/1/20

Ambassador: Salisbury, MD, area!!

Purpose: As an ambassador, you share information with the community about the importance of blood donation. We want people to know more about the blood donor to recipient process and regional need so they understand the urgency of donating. Interact with people in a positive way, by initiating conversations, answering questions, sharing information, gathering potential donor contact information, and encouraging people to schedule a donation. Responsibilities: Interact with people in a positive, friendly manner Initiate conversations with people near the table area. Use whatever interactive tools available and giveaways to attract people to the table. Learn about blood donor to recipient process to be able to answer most questions. Be willing to say "I don’t know and I will find out for you. Please share your contact information so we can get back to you" if you don’t know the answer to a question. Be able to move Ambassador Supply Bag to location (off-site). Be prepared to set up and pack up at the end of the event. Have transportation to get to the BBD center to pick up supplies and get to event. Time commitment: Events often occur during weekends and evenings, and occasionally on weekdays. Sign up as available. For more information please visit: https://www.delmarvablood.org/get-involved/volunteer/

Through 1/1/20

American Red Cross volunteer

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 enrollment form by clicking here: Volunteer Delaware 50+ Enrollment Form

Through 10/31/19

Anime Day - Aug 24

Volunteers needed to help out at Anime Day! Minimum age: 18 (however, we can accept children ages 11+ if with a parent or legal guardian) Stay the whole day from 9am to 4pm or pick from the shift below (morning shift slots are now full). Registration and parking volunteers will be working outside. Registration - volunteers to check in anime and manga lovers before they enter the event space and hand out event badges. - 1 – 4pm Greeters - greet everyone as they arrive and help us track how many people are attending the event. - 1 – 4pm Parking Attendants - 1 – 4pm Video Game Room Attendant - 1 – 4pm We welcome volunteers to dress up! Wear a family friendly outfit which you can easily move around in. We recommend not having a lot of props while you volunteer. Anime is an art form originating in Japan. The most famous form of anime is Dragon Ball Z! This year’s Anime Day will feature an exhibition of work by local manga artists, cosplay, anime screenings, video game room and more! Adults and children can come and learn about anime at this family-friendly event.

8/24/19 9:00 AM

BBD Ambassador Volunteer Throughout DE State

you enjoy people, enjoy sharing the Blood Bank of Delmarva lifesaving mission, want a FLEXIBLE schedule where you chose the dates, and are free evenings and weekends (occasional weekdays), THIS IS FOR YOU! We have training in place, information ready, and PLENTY of open dates waiting for you! These can be found throughout Delaware and Maryland areas bordering DE. You select the locations closest to you and when you can volunteer. Apply here: https://www.delmarvablood.org/get-involved/volunteer/ Contact Angela for more information. Angela Williamson 302-737-8405 Ext. 819 awilliamson@bbd.org https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=URzvqeDtGGA

Through 11/30/19

Blood Bank of Delmarva mobile volunteer

Blood Bank of Delmarva is forming volunteer mobile blood drive teams. Join your local blood bank in saving lives! Duties include serving drinks and snacks to our donors, rebooking donor appointments, greeting donors with a smile and assisting with mobile drive set up or tear down. We have opportunities weekdays and weekends at various locations throughout Delaware and into Maryland. Join this growing, exciting team of volunteers! Apply here: https://www.delmarvablood.org/volunteer/ or contact Angela Williamson for more information at awilliamson@bbd.org, 302-737-8405 ext. 819 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

Through 12/31/19

Boscov's Friends Helping Friends

Two seperate days of pre-sale ticket purchases. Shopping passes selling to friends, neighbors, family and passer buyers. Everyone who purchases $5 Friends Helping Friends receives 25% discount shopping pass made only for day of October 16.

10/6/19 11:00 AM +more

Brandywine Valley SPCA | Volunteer Delaware 50+ Community Partner

You Can Make A Difference! Without the compassion and commitment of our volunteers and fosters, we would barely be able to scratch the surface on animal welfare needs within our community. Your time means everything to our four-legged friends. Get involved with the BVSPCA TODAY! Volunteer Requirements: Four hours each month One community event every two months 16 years or older Volunteer Opportunities Administration – Have a knack for computers, data entry, filing, etc? Consider helping out our administration team! All computer savvy volunteers are welcome to lend a hand. Adoption Counselors – Train to become an adoption counselor and help us match pets with their forever homes. Work closely with our staff to learn the steps needed to process adoptions at our shelter. Animal Health Center – Help out vet staff with creating sterilized surgical packs for our extensive spay and neuter services. Assist our clinic with minor administrative tasks such as filing, data entry, and follow-up calls. On the job training will be provided. Time Commitment: available Tuesday–Friday between 9am and 4pm Baking for the Pups – Want a group activity that helps the shelter dogs? Consider baking homemade dog treats for our canine residents. The BVSPCA has several approved recipes that are easy to make. Drop off the homemade treats during shelter hours. Children Programs – Love children AND animals? Explore our kid friendly programs—Critter Camp and birthday parties! Help children foster a positive relationship with animals through engaging activities and educational programs. Looking for a way to connect your inner party animal with adoptable pets? Join our volunteer birthday party team, and help us plan and organize birthday parties at the Brandywine Valley SPCA. Dogs & Cats on Tour – Take adoptable shelter animals to participating pet stores, local community events, or other BVSPCA fundraisers. While at these locations, talk to customers and attendees about our available pets and the Brandywine Valley SPCA. In order to participate you must have a valid driver’s license and a reliable vehicle. Dog & Cat Volunteer Program – Work closely with staff to meet all the needs of our adorable adoptable pets including training, exercising, grooming, and other enriching activities. Henry’s Cupboard – Give back to the community by helping out at our biweekly pet food pantry for low income families at Henry’s Cupboard. You can make a difference in helping those struggling with financial hardships continue to keep their pets in a loving home. Homemade Toys for Cats – Would you like to help our feline friends stay entertained? Create fun and easy cat toys to provide entertainment and enrichment for the cats and kittens while they are in our care. We can provide you with project instructions. Junior Volunteer – Is your grandchild interested in volunteering? If they are between 8-15 years of age, they can join the junior volunteer program! After you both have submitted volunteer applications and have attended a volunteer orientation, both of you are welcome to volunteer within the organization. Junior volunteers can tag along as you help out, and participate in several activities such as puppy socialization, kitten socialization, grooming, reading to companions, etc. all under your supervision. Kong Stuffing Party – Looking for a fun activity to help out at the shelter? Schedule a Kong Stuffing Party and help us feed our dogs in an enriching way! The kongs (a hard hollow rubber toy) are stuffed with a mixture of kibble and peanut butter; and then frozen for a delicious treat for our four legged friends. Marketing – Help us capture all of our shelter pet’s unique quirks through photography, videographer, pet biographies & marketing design! We are also always in need of pet supplies, office supplies and cleaning products such as paper towels, bleach, towels & sheets. 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.

Through 12/31/19

Bus Buddy

Bus Buddy – ride along with a disabled person on the DART bus to assist with becoming familiar with riding the bus. FTS would provide ride fare.

Through 10/31/19

Camera Club Volunteer

Title: Camera Club Volunteer Reports to/Department: under the supervision of the Education Department Position Description: The Brandywine Zoo Volunteer Camera Club is for adult Zoo members with an interest in photography. Camera Club Volunteers will be invited to attend regularly scheduled photo shoots in the Zoo which may includes early access to the Zoo or animal exhibits that you may not have otherwise. Camera Club Volunteers will contribute to the Zoo s catalogue of collection animal images and raise awareness of associated species conservation efforts. As a member of the club, your photos could be seen in Brandywine Zoo’s marketing materials, advertising, website, ZooNews articles, eNews, social media pages and more. In addition, Camera Club Volunteers serve a vital role in documenting Zoo activities like special visits and events. Volunteer Responsibilities: Assist in documenting Zoo activities, meetings, animals and events. Coordinate with staff to take photos of designated projects. Volunteers are expected to produce creative, high-quality, unique images for use in a variety of media and promotional materials. Club members must: attend at least five events/programs per year provide their photos to the Zoo for use in marketing materials Possess their own high quality camera, such as a digital SLR, and related necessary equipment. Engage Zoo guests, providing exceptional guest service, both internally and externally. Wear Volunteer Camera Club Photo Badge while taking photos for the Zoo. This Opportunity is GOOD for People Who: Have a passion for photography. Photography skills ranging from amateurs to professionals; there is no required level of skill. Experience photographing people, animals, and events in both indoor and outdoor settings. Requirements: At least 14 years of age Able to lift 25 to 50 pound bags with little to no assistance. Must pass a background check if 18+ Must demonstrate photographic ability by providing examples of work during an interview. Training: No training is necessary after the general volunteer orientation. As this club grows, regular meetings with other club members will be encouraged to discuss photography and share tips and pointers. Required Time Commitment: Attend at least 5 events/programs per year Shift Times: Selected via VolunteerMark Scheduling: Work with the Education Department, Zoological Society and Volunteer Manager to meet their needs for upcoming programs and events. To Apply: All volunteers must complete the DE State Parks Volunteer Application at https://www.volgistics.com/ex/portal.dll/ap?AP=514905851&OR=1. Volunteers must also complete and pass a background check administered by DE State Parks. For more information, please visit www.destateparks.com/volunteers. Questions: Email the Volunteer Manager at danielle.levredge@state.de.us and CC the Education Department at Education@BrandywineZoo.org.

Through 9/7/50

CareWear Project | Volunteer Delaware 50+ Community Partner

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.

Through 12/31/19

Citizens Hose Co #1, Inc

Volunteer Firefighters

Through 12/31/21

Craft Fair at Rockwood Park

Rockwood Park and Museum will be hosting a craft fair on October 5 from 10-4. We need volunteers approximately 10 volunteers to help from 9:15am until 4:30pm for Rockwood Park and Museum's craft fair. We need help with the following: - collecting money for the raffle - supervising the raffle table - supervise the information tent - help vendors set up and break down - parking Minimum age: 16 Qualifications: Able to stand for long periods at a time and able to assist with the assigned tasks. Location: Rockwood Museum and Park is located on 4651 Washington Street Extension, Wilmington, DE 19809 Sign up at newcastlede.gov/volunteer.

10/5/19 9:30 AM

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

Through 4/5/21

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.

Through 7/29/22

Event Volunteers for 5K & Family Fun Day

Doing Good Does You Good… LCS is recruiting volunteers to help in our Walk/ Run event coming up on September 21, 2019 from 8 AM - Noon. Here are some of the available volunteer opportunities at different times during the event. Feel free to sign up for 1 or more of these options. Family groups are welcome to volunteer. Setup Cleanup Registration Serving Food Timing Runners If you are interested, please email us at Info@LCSde.org or leave a message at 302 654-8886 Ext. 107. Give your info: Name, contact info and how many people will be volunteering. LCS 5K & Family Fun Day Saturday September 21, 2019 At The Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd 1530 Foulk Road, Wilmington, DE

9/21/19 8:00 AM

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;

Through 7/3/20

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, please feel free to contact us at 302-255-9882.

Through 12/31/20

Faerie Fest at Rockwood Park

Dress the part and Volunteer! There will be a variety of volunteer opportunities during the 2019 Faerie Fest starting with converting the garden into a faerie, troll and gnome wonderland to assisting little faeries, trolls and gnomes with games, crafts or the faerie and gnome home competition; providing information to visitors, and then break down and clean up etc. Feel Free to dress the part! Volunteers can help for the entire day or see below for specific times. Just make a note of your preference in the notes section of your application. 8am to 1pm - directing traffic help. Requires standing for long periods at a time. 12 to 5pm - directing traffic help Requires standing for long periods at a time. 11am to 5pm - off site parking help. Requires standing for long periods at a time. 8am to 12pm: Set up help. Requires lifting boxes and standing for long periods at a time. Possibly climbing ladders 8am to 5pm - Help with volunteer sign-in/out. Requires standing for long periods at a time. 11:30am to 4pm: Event help. Requires standing for long periods at a time outdoors. Be ready to simply help families have fun. 3 to 5pm: Breakdown help - bending and lifting required PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL VOLUNTEER TASKS REQUIRE STANDING OUTDOORS FOR LONG PERIODS AT A TIME IN ALL WEATHER CONDITIONS. SOME TASKS MAY REQUIRE LIFTING AND BENDING. RAIN DATE Sept 22 Sign up at newcastlede.gov/volunteer.

9/15/19 8:00 AM

Fall Silver Polishing (Rockwood Park)

Fall is nearly here! Help is needed to get Rockwood's silver ready for the holiday season! To keep the place and all its contents looking in perfect condition, we need 4 to 6 volunteers to help polish Rockwood’s silver. At the same time, you can enjoy spending time in this beautiful, historic house. We will provide everything for polishing the silver. A perfect way to spend time with friends and family. You can choose from the following: Mon, Nov 4 from 9:30 am to 12pm Tues, Nov 5 from 9:30 am to 12pm Mon, Nov 11 from 9:30 am to 12pm Minimum age: 16. Sign up at newcastlede.gov/volunteer.

11/4/19 9:30 AM +more

Food Pantry evening volunteet

St. Stephen's Lutheran Church partners with Lutheran Community Services to distribute food. The LCS Food Pantry is the largest volume food pantry in the state of Delaware. It provides three days of emergency food provisions for 800-1,000 families each month, 2,500-3,000 people. Volunteers stock shelves, pack bags for distribution and serve clients. Volunteers are needed every Wednesday from 4:45 - 7 pm.

Through 12/31/19

Goat Yard Volunteer

Title: Goat Yard Volunteer Reports to/Department: under the supervision of the Animal Care Department Position Description: The Brandywine Zoo Goat Yard Volunteers assist with visitor experience in the African Pygmy Goat exhibit. This includes but is not limited to helping children pet and interact with the animals, overseeing grooming sessions and helping keep the area clean. These volunteers may assist keepers in cleaning the exhibit or feeding the goats. Once you complete your short training session, you may volunteer as much as you like. Shifts begin at 9 a.m. and end at 2 p.m., or begin at 2 p.m. and end at 5 p.m. Volunteer Responsibilities: Provide a positive, interactive experience between our guests and the goats. Assist guests in having a fun, appropriate visit with the petting goats. Greet guests, monitor the public and animals, instruct the public on how to properly interact with the animals, and get hands on experience with goats! Communicate with zoo keeping staff of any issues. Engage Zoo guests, providing exceptional guest service. Wear Volunteer uniform. This Opportunity is GOOD for People Who: Want to get beginners hands-on experience with animals. Volunteers who have a regular reoccurring schedule (preferred, but not required). Have the ability to spend long periods of time outdoors. Have fun interacting with children and animals! Requirements: At least 14 years of age Able to lift 25 to 50 pound bags with little to no assistance. Must pass a background check if 18+ Training: A brief goat yard training is required for this position. Training will occur on your first shift. Required Time Commitment: 50 hours/year. This position is primarily offered during peak (daily) and shoulder (weekends) seasons, but not in the winter months. Shift Times: 9:00am-12:45pm or 12:30pm-4:00pm Scheduling: Sign up via VolunteerMark To Apply: All volunteers must complete the DE State Parks Volunteer Application at https://www.volgistics.com/ex/portal.dll/ap?AP=514905851&OR=1 . Volunteers must also complete and pass a background check administered by DE State Parks. For more information, please visit www.destateparks.com/volunteers. Questions: Email the Volunteer Manager at danielle.levredge@state.de.us and CC the Education team at education@brandywinezoo.org

Through 9/7/50

Handyman

Handyman – painting, minor repairs

Through 10/31/19

Help at New Castle County's Farmers' Markets (multiple locations)

The New Castle County Farmers' Market Program is looking for committed volunteers to help in all markets. The Farmer's Markets allows residents access to local produce. It allows families to enjoy a day out exploring the markets and its offerings. The markets are held weekly at different locations. All locations and timings are listed below. Volunteers are needed primarily to help with set up to get the market ready for opening or breakdown at closing. Please see below for individual timings. CAROUSEL PARK FARMERS' MARKET: Every Friday from May 3 to October 25. The market is open from 2 to 6pm (rain or shine). Minimum age to volunteer: 14. Help needed at: 12:30 to 2pm: Help vendors set up their canopies. Address: Carousel Park is at 3700 Limestone Road, Wilmington, DE 19808. The park is located in the Pike Creek area. Volunteers should be familiar with practices of providing a high level of customer service. ROUTE 9 FARMERS' MARKET: Every Wednesday from June 5 to October 2. The market is open from 3 to 7pm (rain or shine). Minimum age to volunteer: 14. Help is needed at the following times: 2 to 3pm: Help with set, preparation for the opening of market, placement of signage before market opens, assisting vendors with set up of market stalls - minimum one volunteer. 6 to 7pm: Help with takedown/closure of market - minimum one volunteer. Address: The Route 9 Library and Innovation Center is located on Route 9 just north of Route 295 as you travel north toward Wilmington. Volunteers should be familiar with practices of providing a high level of customer service. WESTSIDE FARMERS' MARKET: Every Thursday from June 6 to October 3. The market is open from 4 to 7pm (rain or shine). Minimum age to volunteer: 14. Help is needed at the following times: 3 to 7 pm: Help with set up, help while market is open and breakdown at close. Address: The Westside Farmers' Market is located at Cool Spring Park on 10th & Van Buren Streets, Wilmington Volunteers should be familiar with practices of providing a high level of customer service. GLASGOW PARK FARMERS' MARKET: Every Friday from from June 7 to October 25. The market is open from 3 to 7pm (rain or shine). Minimum age to volunteer: 14. Help is needed at the following times: 9:30am to noon: Help put up signage (vols with cars needed) 1 to 3pm: Help set up for the market 3 to 7pm: Help run the market 7 to 8:30 pm: Help close up and take down signage (vols with cars needed) Address: Glasgow Park is on Route 40 at the corner of Route 896. The Bank Barn is on the west end of the park. Volunteers should be familiar with practices of providing a high level of customer service. Please sign up at https://bit.ly/2FFc0BM

Through 10/25/19

House Monitor

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

Through 10/31/19

Housekeeping

Housekeeping – shampoo furniture and carpet, office cleaning, washing walls

Through 10/31/19

Information Specialist

Information Specialist – provide a 2 hour orientation about riding the DART bus. Sessions would be held in local libraries.

Through 10/31/19

Instructional Material Resource Center Volunteers

The Delaware Division for the Visually Impaired is looking for volunteers to help in our Instructional Material Resource Center. This location of the Division for the Visually Impaired is responsible for producing accessible materials for the blind and visually impaired in the Delaware Public Schools, such as Large Print, Braille, and Accessible PDF formats. Training will be provided for volunteers and no prior experience is neccessary. The Instructional Material Resource Center operates mon-fri from 8am-4:00pm. Volunteers can choose a day and time frame that works best for them. Please note: an interview will be required before starting this assignment.

Through 1/6/20

Kennel/Cat Room Assistance

We are looking for people who can hit the ground running, and have a help first attitude towards our animals here at the Delaware SPCA. Please Contact Sid Sadler at ssadler@delspca.org for more information.

9/2/19 10:00 AM +more

Literacy Delaware

Small Group Tutor Literacy Delaware provides tutor training and tutor mentorship/observation opportunities Volunteers work with a small group (1-6) of either English Language Learners or Adult Readers Classes are held for two hours, twice a week, for a total of 4 hours/week Minimum commitment of one instructional block (avg. 8 weeks) Workshop Tutor Literacy Delaware provides tutor training and tutor mentorship/observation opportunities 3-5 volunteers work together to facilitate weekly group literacy workshops Minimum commitment of 2 evenings/month; weekly commitment preferred Community Engagement Volunteer Literacy Delaware provides background instruction in community outreach Volunteers attend events and speak with community members regarding our services and help prospective students begin the registration process Monthly Conversation Meet-up Volunteer Volunteers meet monthly at local coffee shops and facilitate discussion between English Language Learner participants Testing Team Member Literacy Delaware provides test administration training for both ESL and reading assessments Volunteers help to register and test new learners for placement and conduct post-tests at the end of term Average commitment of one 2-hour block per month 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 enrollment form by clicking here: Volunteer Delaware 50+ Enrollment Form

Through 12/20/19

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.

Through 6/5/21

Luther Towers Medical Driver

Volunteer Medical Drivers to transport residents to medical appointments. Volunteers need to be available at least one day per month based upon their availability. Maria J. Washington, MS Social Services Coordinator Lutheran Senior Services 1201 N. Harrison St. Wilmington, De. 19806 302-652-3737 ext. 105 maria@luthertowers.com www.luthertowers.com 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 enrollment form by clicking here: Volunteer Delaware 50+ Enrollment Form

Through 12/31/19

Ministry of Caring Food Volunteer

Each month, from January through October, the Emmanuel Dining Room hosts a lively gathering of guests who come as much for the easy camaraderie as for the delights inspired by the fare of selected foreign countries. All proceeds help the Emmanuel Dining Room feed those in need every day. Without the support of the community and programs such as this we would not be able to help those that enter our doors every day. jobs@ministryofcaring.org or telephone (302) 652-5523 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 enrollment form by clicking here: Volunteer Delaware 50+ Enrollment Form

Through 10/31/19

Mobile Canteen Monitor: Dover, DE, area!!

Purpose: As a volunteer, you welcome, greet, and thank donors and make sure they are looking well and not having an adverse reaction to donation (fainting or other) and call for help if something does happen. You help donors feel comfortable, cared for, and want to return again. You keep the tables stocked with food options and cold, assorted drinks in the cooler. Donors need to have liquid and food intake after donation to stay well and healthy and remain in the area for 15 minutes for health and safety reasons. You ensure this happens (donors MAY leave early ONLY AFTER signing a release waiver). Qualifications: Positive attitude, compassion, interest in maintaining the health of others, customer service skills - must be 18+! Time Commitment: shifts are available 7 days a week, with varying shift times. The shifts vary by day and location, so please check in with Angela Williamson (awilliamson@bbd.org or 302-737-8405 ext. 819) Please visit https://www.delmarvablood.org/get-involved/volunteer/for more information

Through 1/1/20

Mobile Canteen Monitor: Newark, DE, area!!

Purpose: As a volunteer, you welcome, greet, and thank donors and make sure they are looking well and not having an adverse reaction to donation (fainting or other) and call for help if something does happen. You help donors feel comfortable, cared for, and want to return again. You keep the tables stocked with food options and cold, assorted drinks in the cooler. Donors need to have liquid and food intake after donation to stay well and healthy and remain in the area for 15 minutes for health and safety reasons. You ensure this happens (donors MAY leave early ONLY AFTER signing a release waiver). Qualifications: Positive attitude, compassion, interest in maintaining the health of others, customer service skills - must be 18+! Time Commitment: shifts are available 7 days a week, with varying shift times. The shifts vary by day and location, so please check in with Angela Williamson (awilliamson@bbd.org or 302-737-8405 ext. 819) Please visit https://www.delmarvablood.org/get-involved/volunteer/for more information

Through 1/1/20

Mobile Canteen Monitor: North New Castle, DE, area!!

Purpose: As a volunteer, you welcome, greet, and thank donors and make sure they are looking well and not having an adverse reaction to donation (fainting or other) and call for help if something does happen. You help donors feel comfortable, cared for, and want to return again. You keep the tables stocked with food options and cold, assorted drinks in the cooler. Donors need to have liquid and food intake after donation to stay well and healthy and remain in the area for 15 minutes for health and safety reasons. You ensure this happens (donors MAY leave early ONLY AFTER signing a release waiver). Qualifications: Positive attitude, compassion, interest in maintaining the health of others, customer service skills - must be 18+! Time Commitment: shifts are available 7 days a week, with varying shift times. The shifts vary by day and location, so please check in with Angela Williamson (awilliamson@bbd.org or 302-737-8405 ext. 819) Please visit https://www.delmarvablood.org/get-involved/volunteer/for more information

Through 1/1/20

Mobile Canteen Monitor: Salisbury, MD, area!!

Purpose: As a volunteer, you welcome, greet, and thank donors and make sure they are looking well and not having an adverse reaction to donation (fainting or other) and call for help if something does happen. You help donors feel comfortable, cared for, and want to return again. You keep the tables stocked with food options and cold, assorted drinks in the cooler. Donors need to have liquid and food intake after donation to stay well and healthy and remain in the area for 15 minutes for health and safety reasons. You ensure this happens (donors MAY leave early ONLY AFTER signing a release waiver). Qualifications: Positive attitude, compassion, interest in maintaining the health of others, customer service skills - must be 18+! Time Commitment: shifts are available 7 days a week, with varying shift times. The shifts vary by day and location, so please check in with Angela Williamson (awilliamson@bbd.org or 302-737-8405 ext. 819) Please visit https://www.delmarvablood.org/get-involved/volunteer/for more information

Through 1/1/20

Mobile Greeter in Dover, DE, area!!

Purpose: You are the friendly face greeting donors at the registration table area, helping them feel welcomed and comfortable. You direct donors to the registration table, help return tablets from donors in the waiting area to the registration table, talk with the donors as they are waiting in the registration area to help calm their fears, answer questions, and take their mind off any fears they might have. You are helping the donor relax and feel good about being at the blood drive. You can help direct donors to the correct places as needed. You are the happy greeter that is getting everyone into a positive headspace at the beginning of their donation time. Qualifications: Friendly, perceptive of people’s desire or unwillingness to talk before donating, willing to learn information to be able to answer questions Time Commitment: Mobile units operate 7 days a week, with varying shift schedules The schedule is preset, so you will know what dates/times are available for sign up For more information, please visit : https://www.delmarvablood.org/get-involved/volunteer/ OR contact Angela Williamson at awilliamson.bbd.org

Through 1/1/20

Mobile Greeter in Newark, DE, area!

Purpose: You are the friendly face greeting donors at the registration table area, helping them feel welcomed and comfortable. You direct donors to the registration table, help return tablets from donors in the waiting area to the registration table, talk with the donors as they are waiting in the registration area to help calm their fears, answer questions, and take their mind off any fears they might have. You are helping the donor relax and feel good about being at the blood drive. You can help direct donors to the correct places as needed. You are the happy greeter that is getting everyone into a positive headspace at the beginning of their donation time. Qualifications: Friendly, perceptive of people’s desire or unwillingness to talk before donating, willing to learn information to be able to answer questions Time Commitment: Mobile units operate 7 days a week, with varying shift schedules The schedule is preset, so you will know what dates/times are available for sign up For more information, please visit : https://www.delmarvablood.org/get-involved/volunteer/ OR contact Angela Williamson at awilliamson.bbd.org

Through 1/1/20

Mobile Greeter in North New Castle, DE, area!!

Purpose: You are the friendly face greeting donors at the registration table area, helping them feel welcomed and comfortable. You direct donors to the registration table, help return tablets from donors in the waiting area to the registration table, talk with the donors as they are waiting in the registration area to help calm their fears, answer questions, and take their mind off any fears they might have. You are helping the donor relax and feel good about being at the blood drive. You can help direct donors to the correct places as needed. You are the happy greeter that is getting everyone into a positive headspace at the beginning of their donation time. Qualifications: Friendly, perceptive of people’s desire or unwillingness to talk before donating, willing to learn information to be able to answer questions Time Commitment: Mobile units operate 7 days a week, with varying shift schedules The schedule is preset, so you will know what dates/times are available for sign up For more information, please visit : https://www.delmarvablood.org/get-involved/volunteer/ OR contact Angela Williamson at awilliamson.bbd.org

Through 1/1/20

Mobile Greeter in Salisbury, MD, area!!

Purpose: You are the friendly face greeting donors at the registration table area, helping them feel welcomed and comfortable. You direct donors to the registration table, help return tablets from donors in the waiting area to the registration table, talk with the donors as they are waiting in the registration area to help calm their fears, answer questions, and take their mind off any fears they might have. You are helping the donor relax and feel good about being at the blood drive. You can help direct donors to the correct places as needed. You are the happy greeter that is getting everyone into a positive headspace at the beginning of their donation time. Qualifications: Friendly, perceptive of people’s desire or unwillingness to talk before donating, willing to learn information to be able to answer questions Time Commitment: Mobile units operate 7 days a week, with varying shift schedules The schedule is preset, so you will know what dates/times are available for sign up For more information, please visit : https://www.delmarvablood.org/get-involved/volunteer/ OR contact Angela Williamson at awilliamson.bbd.org

Through 1/1/20

Mobile Product Processing Volunteer needed in Dover, DE, area!

Purpose: Come help staff have more time with donors by taking the blood donation bags and collection test tubes, track numbers, pack in coolers. Qualifications: attention to detail, organized, positive attitude, willingness to help and learn Time commitment: Mobile drives held almost daily with different hours. Sign up for the location and dates that work into your schedule. For more information, please visit https://www.delmarvablood.org/get-involved/volunteer/ or contact Angela Williamson at awilliamson@bbd.org

Through 1/1/20

Mobile Product Processing Volunteer needed in Newark, DE, area!

Purpose: Come help staff have more time with donors by taking the blood donation bags and collection test tubes, track numbers, pack in coolers. Qualifications: attention to detail, organized, positive attitude, willingness to help and learn Time commitment: Mobile drives held almost daily with different hours. Sign up for the location and dates that work into your schedule. For more information, please visit https://www.delmarvablood.org/get-involved/volunteer/ or contact Angela Williamson at awilliamson@bbd.org

Through 1/1/20

Mobile Product Processor needed in North New Castle, DE, area!

Purpose: Come help staff have more time with donors by taking the blood donation bags and collection test tubes, track numbers, pack in coolers. Qualifications: attention to detail, organized, positive attitude, willingness to help and learn Time commitment: Mobile drives held almost daily with different hours. Sign up for the location and dates that work into your schedule. For more information, please visit https://www.delmarvablood.org/get-involved/volunteer/ or contact Angela Williamson at awilliamson@bbd.org

Through 1/1/20

Mobile Product Processor needed in Salisbury, MD, area!!

Purpose: Come help staff have more time with donors by taking the blood donation bags and collection test tubes, track numbers, pack in coolers. Qualifications: attention to detail, organized, positive attitude, willingness to help and learn Time commitment: Mobile drives held almost daily with different hours. Sign up for the location and dates that work into your schedule. For more information, please visit https://www.delmarvablood.org/get-involved/volunteer/ or contact Angela Williamson at awilliamson@bbd.org

Through 1/1/20

Mobile Rebooking Volunteer: Dover, DE, area!

Purpose: BBD needs donors to come back on a consistent basis to maintain our blood supply. Rebooking donors on the day of their donation saves time and resources in contacting them to rebook later Responsibilities: In a pleasant way, interact with donors in the canteen and say - when would you like to rebook to donate again? Using the computer, (training on how to use the system is located at the end of this document) look up the donor and schedule them for the type of donation and date/time that works for them. Qualifications:Comfortable using the computer and in a "customer-facing" role Time commitment: Mobile drives held almost daily with different hours. Sign up for the location and dates that work into your schedule For more information please visit: https://www.delmarvablood.org/get-involved/volunteer/ or contact Angela Williamson at awilliamson@bbd.org

Through 1/1/20

Mobile Rebooking Volunteer: Newark, DE, area!!

Purpose: BBD needs donors to come back on a consistent basis to maintain our blood supply. Rebooking donors on the day of their donation saves time and resources in contacting them to rebook later Responsibilities: In a pleasant way, interact with donors in the canteen and say - when would you like to rebook to donate again? Using the computer, (training on how to use the system is located at the end of this document) look up the donor and schedule them for the type of donation and date/time that works for them. Qualifications: Comfortable using the computer and in a "customer-facing" role Time commitment: Mobile drives held almost daily with different hours. Sign up for the location and dates that work into your schedule For more information please visit: https://www.delmarvablood.org/get-involved/volunteer/ or contact Angela Williamson at awilliamson@bbd.org

Through 1/1/20

Mobile Snack Bar Monitor: Concord, DE, area!!

Purpose: BBD needs donors to come back on a consistent basis to maintain our blood supply. Rebooking donors on the day of their donation saves time and resources in contacting them to rebook later Responsibilities: In a pleasant way, interact with donors in the canteen and say - when would you like to rebook to donate again? Using the computer, (training on how to use the system is located at the end of this document) look up the donor and schedule them for the type of donation and date/time that works for them. Qualifications:Comfortable using the computer and in a "customer-facing" role Time commitment: Mobile drives held almost daily with different hours. Sign up for the location and dates that work into your schedule For more information please visit: https://www.delmarvablood.org/get-involved/volunteer/ or contact Angela Williamson at awilliamson@bbd.org

Through 1/1/20

Mobile Snack Bar Monitor: Salisbury, MD, area!!

Purpose: BBD needs donors to come back on a consistent basis to maintain our blood supply. Rebooking donors on the day of their donation saves time and resources in contacting them to rebook later Responsibilities: In a pleasant way, interact with donors in the canteen and say - when would you like to rebook to donate again? Using the computer, (training on how to use the system is located at the end of this document) look up the donor and schedule them for the type of donation and date/time that works for them. Qualifications:Comfortable using the computer and in a "customer-facing" role Time commitment: Mobile drives held almost daily with different hours. Sign up for the location and dates that work into your schedule For more information please visit: https://www.delmarvablood.org/get-involved/volunteer/ or contact Angela Williamson at awilliamson@bbd.org

Through 1/1/20

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, please feel free to contact us at 302-255-9882.

Through 12/31/20

Newark Senior Center

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 enrollment form by clicking here: Volunteer Delaware 50+ Enrollment Form

Through 12/31/19

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!

Through 4/12/20

Obstacle Course Challenge

will need assistance with course set-up, parking, the following tables; registration, tack, CFERD wear, bake, clean up

10/5/19 10:00 AM

Office Worker

Office worker – type letters and mail out, check mail, shredding and other clerical duties

Through 10/31/19

Old Swedes Historic Site guide

Old Swedes Historic Site is always looking for people who love a good story, and want to share it with others. We are a friendly, supportive team dedicated to educating others about the early Swedish settlement in Delaware. Tour guides (interpreters) make their own schedules, have the opportunity to learn our story, and participate in special events. Other opportunities are available in the areas of event set-up, costumed history-makers for specialty tours, graveyard/grounds maintenance, genealogical research, and office work. Ongoing Opportunities Work during the week as a tour guide Assist lead guide with lesson activities, setup and take-down Upcoming Events Opportunities Help with Ghost Tours on October 17th and 24th Volunteer for the Premier Party on October 5th in the evening 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 enrollment form by clicking here: Volunteer Delaware 50+ Enrollment Form

Through 12/31/19

Organizational Guru needed in Newark, DE, area!

Purpose: BBD Quality Department needs records starting in 1977 to be sorted, organized, and scanned. Greet and interact with donors, volunteers, staff in a friendly helpful manner. Volunteers will work with the quality control departments staff to learn how files are currently organized, how to sort those files, and how to use the scanner/computer. Qualifications: Volunteers must be highly organized, detail oriented, particular about processes and making sure all is done in the correct manner Time commitment: Hours are flexible, but we are looking for someone who is highly organized, with impeccable attention to detail. You will work with staff as needed to ask questions, but for the most part the volunteer will be working independently on this project. For more information, please visit: https://www.delmarvablood.org/get-involved/volunteer/ or contact Angela Williamson at awilliamson@bbd.org

Through 1/1/20

Quarter Auction

Quarter Auction at American Legion, Rt 24, Long Neck. Will need volunteers to help with set up, table attendance, raffle. Will have one of Rescue horses on site which will require additional assistance

9/22/19 12:00 PM

RPPS Events Assistant

New Castle County’s Department of Community Services (DCS) has part-time openings for: Rockwood Park Preservation Society Events Assistant: Assist the Rockwood Park Preservation Society (RPPS) with special events and fundraising activities; research and collaborate on new event ideas in support of Rockwood Park; take an active role in the preservation and promotion of a local historic site and its surrounding property. You will interface and network with the general public and a wide variety of public agencies and community organizations; participate in a variety of special events and activities for all ages; collect data and analyze program success. Please submit a resume. Interviews will be held prior to selection. DCS is dedicated to providing all students with substantive and challenging experiences. Time Commitment: From 4-10 hours monthly. Location: Rockwood Park and Museum, 4651 Washington Street Extension, Wilmington, DE 19809 Contact: Barbara Duvall at barbara.duvall@newcastlede.gov

Through 12/31/19

Reading Volunteers

Reading to children

Through 4/20/20

Repair Coaches Needed 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! Fix It Cafe will return Spring 2019! Upcoming dates are: - Aug 17, Sep 21, Oct 19, Nov 16, Dec 21 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.

9/21/19 9:30 AM +more

Report Writer

Report Writer – compile training notes into a report with a summary.

Through 10/31/19

Rockwood Museum Research Assistant Volunteer

New Castle County’s Department of Community Services (DCS) has part-time openings for: Rockwood Museum Research Assistant Volunteer: Assist Director in researching the history of the Victorian mansion and the museum’s collection for inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places. Organize objects for exhibits, evaluate collection objects, and perform historic research. You will hone research skills, plan and lead programs and activities, collect data and analyze program success, network with a wide variety of public agencies and community organizations Please submit a resume. Interviews will be held prior to selection. Time Commitment: From 4-10 hours weekly. Location: Rockwood Park and Museum, 4651 Washington Street Extension, Wilmington, DE 19809 Contact: Barbara Duvall at barbara.duvall@newcastlede.gov

Through 12/31/19

Rockwood Museum Tour Guide

New Castle County’s Department of Community Services (DCS) has part-time openings for: Rockwood Museum Tour Guide: Provide costumed tours of the Museum and gardens to the public; Evaluate and interpret historic artifacts; Assist with special events and exhibit set-up; Opportunities for historic research. You will interface and network with the general public and a wide variety of public agencies and community organizations; Hone research skills; participate in a variety of special events and activities for all ages; collect data and analyze program success. Please submit a resume. Interviews will be held prior to selection. Time Commitment: From 6-8 hours monthly. Location: Rockwood Park and Museum, 4651 Washington Street Extension, Wilmington, DE 19809 Contact: Barbara Duvall at barbara.duvall@newcastlede.gov.

Through 12/31/19

Saturday hours

We are lookiing for volunteers and feeders every Saturday 9 a.m.-12 p.m. throughout fall months. There are many events Rescue has coming up and will need extra hands and feet. Trail clearing, grass cutting, trimming, obstacle making, run in painting, grooming and feeding

8/24/19 9:00 AM +more

Serve Happiness in our BBD Donor's Snack Bar! : Dover, DE, area!!

Purpose: As a volunteer, you welcome, greet, and thank donors and make sure they are looking well and not having an adverse reaction to donation (fainting or other) and call for help if something does happen. You help donors feel comfortable, cared for, and want to return again. You keep the tables and cabinets stocked with food options, cold drinks in the cooler, and keep hot drinks available. Donors need to have liquid and food intake after donation to stay well and healthy and remain in the area for 15 minutes for health and safety reasons. You ensure this happens (donors MAY leave early only AFTER signing a release waiver) Qualifications: Customer service skills, a positive attitude, and a desire to help. Time commitment: shift schedules vary between center locations To apply: https://www.delmarvablood.org/get-involved/volunteer/ Or contact Angela at awilliamson@bbd.org

Through 1/1/20

Serve Happiness in our BBD Donor's Snack Bar! : Newark, DE, area!!

Purpose: As a volunteer, you welcome, greet, and thank donors and make sure they are looking well and not having an adverse reaction to donation (fainting or other) and call for help if something does happen. You help donors feel comfortable, cared for, and want to return again. You keep the tables and cabinets stocked with food options, cold drinks in the cooler, and keep hot drinks available. Donors need to have liquid and food intake after donation to stay well and healthy and remain in the area for 15 minutes for health and safety reasons. You ensure this happens (donors MAY leave early only AFTER signing a release waiver) Qualifications: Customer service skills, a positive attitude, and a desire to help. Time commitment: shift schedules vary between center locations To apply: https://www.delmarvablood.org/get-involved/volunteer/ Or contact Angela at awilliamson@bbd.org

Through 1/1/20

Serve Happiness in our BBD Donor's Snack Bar! Salisbury, MD, area!!

Purpose: As a volunteer, you welcome, greet, and thank donors and make sure they are looking well and not having an adverse reaction to donation (fainting or other) and call for help if something does happen. You help donors feel comfortable, cared for, and want to return again. You keep the tables and cabinets stocked with food options, cold drinks in the cooler, and keep hot drinks available. Donors need to have liquid and food intake after donation to stay well and healthy and remain in the area for 15 minutes for health and safety reasons. You ensure this happens (donors MAY leave early only AFTER signing a release waiver) Qualifications: Customer service skills, a positive attitude, and a desire to help. Time commitment: shift schedules vary between center locations To apply: https://www.delmarvablood.org/get-involved/volunteer/ Or contact Angela at awilliamson@bbd.org

Through 1/1/20

Services to the Armed Forces Caseworker

Support members of the military by making contact to support family members and deployed service members who are experiencing emergencies back home. This is a position that can be done remotely by anyone with a computer with internet connection and a phone.

Through 11/30/19

Sleeping Mat Project

Sleeping Mat Project Day Date Time Wednesday June 5, 2019 12:30 – 3:30 Wednesday September 11, 2019 12:30 – 3:30 Wednesday November 13, 2019 12:30 – 3:30 Wednesday March 11, 2020 12:30 – 3:30 Wednesday June 10, 2020 12:30 – 3:30 Public Health Conference Room Adams State Service Center 544 South Bedford Street Georgetown, DE 19947 The Supplies you can bring Plastic bags (Walmart, Giant, etc.) Scissors or rotary cutter w/mat Yard stick or tape measure “N” crochet hook (metal works better than plastic) The sleeping mats are cut from plastic shopping bags into strips. The strips are then looped together into “plarn” so they can be crocheted into the sleeping mats. These mats are given to different organizations to be distributed to the homeless. You can participate with this project even if you don’t crochet.

9/11/19 12:30 PM +more

Special Events Volunteer

Title: Special Events/Special Ops Volunteer Reports to/Department: under the supervision of the Education Curator, reports to lead Education team members as assigned. Position Description: The Brandywine Zoo is seeking interested volunteers who may have limited time availability but still looking to make an impact and help the zoo in a big way! Look no further and join our Special Events team by helping various zoo departments in successfully hosting events to our members and visitors. “Special Events” volunteers assist with events like Boo at the Zoo, Noon Year’s Eve, Earth Day, Family Fun Nights, and much more! This may include working a craft table, game station, information station, handing our promotional materials, crowd control, and way finding. We’re looking for volunteers with great people skills (outgoing), able to work as part of a team and independently, energetic, positive, friendly, and have a passion for sharing the wonder that is the Brandywine Zoo. Volunteer Responsibilities: Assist zoo staff in the facilitation of assigned events. Set-up and/ or break down of event. Assisting with the staffing of stations or other event happenings Provide direction and answer visitor questions about event or zoo. Perform other special event related assignments as agreed upon. This Opportunity is GOOD for People Who: Enjoy talking with others in an exciting and engaging manner. Want to be an ambassador for the zoo and share their knowledge with others. Are independent, require minimal supervision setting up zoo info and activity tables. Like to interact with both children and adults. Enjoy being creative/artistic, good at working with their hands, or have special skills to apply. Requirements: 14 years of age or older. Must be fluent in the English language (verbal and written communication). Able to professionally represent the Brandywine Zoo in all interactions with visitors, staff, and other members of the community that may visit the zoo. Able and willing to read and follow verbal and written work instructions and work independently. Able and willing to speak in front of mixed age audiences. Training: Tasks as assigned by Supervisor of event and/or Volunteer Manager Required Time Commitment: 6 events per year. Shift Times: Will vary depending on type of event and length. Please note that some events may include evenings and/or weekends. Scheduling: Schedule via VolunteerMark To Apply: All volunteers must complete the DE State Parks Volunteer Application at https://www.volgistics.com/ex/portal.dll/ap?AP=514905851&OR=1 . Volunteers must also complete and pass a background check administered by DE State Parks. For more information, please visit www.destateparks.com/volunteers.

Through 9/7/50

Summer Art Camp Teen Interns Needed!

The Teen Intern Program at the Center for the Creative Arts is an excellent way for young people to learn about art instruction first hand and to gain valuable volunteer and leadership experience. While there are many opportunities for teens to get involved with CCArts throughout the year, the Teen Intern Program runs mainly in conjunction with our Visual & Performing Arts Camps, which features ten weeks of arts classes for children. You can select from 10 different weeks of art camps available to intern at. You can also choose to volunteer at either the Morning camps (9:00AM-11:30AM) or the Afternoon Camps (12:30PM-3:00PM) or both! So you can volunteer as little or as much as you would like! Camp dates are from June 17th- August 23rd, 2019. Interns are an essential part of the summer camp experience, providing valuable assistance as teacher’s aides, caretakers, and positive role models for younger students. In exchange for their volunteer time, CCArts interns get to explore their creative talents and social skills by working side by side with professional instructors from a variety of backgrounds and artistic mediums. We have many different kinds of camps available such as drawing, painting, theatre and more! In addition, our volunteers also receive special benefits, free credits towards membership and classes at CCArts. We are also happy to provide certification and recommendation letters for schools, special programs and scholarship foundations. Please email, mail or drop off the information below to the CCArts office. Contact Jennifer Hartz, for more information at (302) 239-2434, or email jhartz@ccarts.org. By signing this agreement no later than June 1, 2019 you agree to all the information sent in your 2019 Teen Intern package. Keep in mind, availability of specific weeks is based on first come, first served. Your application does not guarantee placement, although we will do our best to set you up with a time that’s available. You can follow this link to the CCArts Intern Page to get you started... http://www.ccarts.org/teen-internships

Through 8/23/19

Sussex volunteers (50+) Needed to Help in the Opioid Crisis

Volunteer Delaware 50+, Sussex County is looking for volunteers to dedicate their time and commitment to a year in support of existing programs or to design new programs to address the opioid crisis in our community. Training is free and features experts in healthcare, law enforcement and community support programs. It will give a comprehensive understanding of the current crisis and how it is affecting Sussex County, and detail the services available. Volunteers will be coached and provided the tools needed to actively engage in addressing specific needs within existing programs or to design programs that may fill in the gaps in existing services. Training classes will consist of seven two- hour sessions beginning September 25 and running through November 6. Are you a volunteer with a passion to address this crisis? If so, please call the office at 302-515-3020 for more information, so together we can work towards creating avenues hope for those most in need.

9/25/19 9:30 AM +more

United Way of Delaware

Your help is needed! The United Way of Delaware is participating in a Poverty Simulation on August 21 at Delcastle High School. The poverty simulation experience is designed to help participants begin to understand what it might be like to live in a typical low-income family trying to survive from month to month. It is a simulation, not a game. The object is to sensitize participants to the realities faced by low-income people. In the simulation, participants assume the roles of different families facing poverty. The simulation is conducted in a large room with the “families” seated in groups in the center. Around the perimeter are tables representing community resources and services for the families. Volunteers will assume these roles of community resources and services around the room. Your role as a volunteer could that of a police officer, utility collector, pawnbroker, grocer, mortgage/rent collector, quick cash/payday & title loan manager, two DFS caseworkers, a DFS receptionist, community action worker, employer,worker, school teacher. In anticipation of the simulation we will be providing training for all volunteers participating that day. Training will take place on August 6 at 11AM at the United Way building on 625 N. Orange Street in Wilmington. It will take place in the boardroom from 11-12 noon. On August 6 volunteers will be given general instructions on how you will function in your role. This will prepare you for the simulation on August 21. Two simulations will take place that day. 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 enrollment form by clicking here: Volunteer Delaware 50+ Enrollment Form

8/21/19 9:00 AM

Volunteer

New Volunteer

Through 7/31/20

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.

Through 8/27/21

Volunteer

Volunteer for Friendly visitor

Through 8/27/21

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.

Through 11/30/41

Volunteers Needed to Assist Our Senior Neighbors

Faith In Action/DECCF in Wilmington and New Castle County are in need of persons who can assist our neighbors who are senior citizens, or disabled, by providing them with periodic transportation to medical appointments, errands, groceries and light shopping. This helps them to retain fairly independent lifestyles, and in their homes. Schedules are flexible, and depends on your availability. Mondays through Fridays . Any time you can spare, even a few hours, will be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your consideration and kindness. Please contact: Brian K. Sanders (302) 225-1040.

Through 12/31/19

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.

Through 5/31/20

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.

Through 5/31/20

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.

Through 6/29/20

Yard Worker

Yard worker – mow lawn, use weed wacker, bag yard waste, (shoveling snow in winter), power washing

Through 10/31/19

Yard Worker

Yard worker – mow lawn, use weed wacker, bag yard waste, (shoveling snow in winter), power washing

Through 10/31/19

Board Development Consultant: Help a Nonprofit Get the Right People on the Bus

Join a team of age 50 plus volunteer consultants who keep their business skills sharp by providing short-term assistance to nonprofit managers. Discuss management problems with other professionals, create the project you will undertake and enjoy flexibility as to when and where you do the work. Work in self-directed teams that often draw out members' underdeveloped or undervalued skills. Projects requiring board development expertise can include designing board trainings, facilitating retreats and creating board manuals.

Through 12/31/19

Business Planning Consultant: Help a Nonprofit Sharpen Its Vision

Join a team of age 50 plus volunteer consultants who keep their business skills sharp by providing short-term assistance to nonprofit managers. Discuss management problems with other professionals, create the project you will undertake and enjoy flexibility as to when and where you do the work. Work in self-directed teams that often draw out members' underdeveloped or undervalued skills. Projects requiring business planning expertise can include creation of mission/vision statements, strategic planning, and development of business plans.

Through 12/31/19

Internet Technology Consultant: Help a Nonprofit Harness the Power of the Web

Join a team of age 50 plus volunteer consultants who keep their business skills sharp by providing short-term assistance to nonprofit managers. Discuss management problems with other professionals, create the project you will undertake and enjoy flexibility as to when and where you do the work. Work in self-directed teams that often draw out members' underdeveloped or undervalued skills. Projects requiring Internet technology expertise can include creation of websites, social networking sites and development of policies and procedures.

Through 12/31/19

Program Development Consultant: Help a Nonprofit Get a New Program off the Groun

Join a team of age 50 plus volunteer consultants who keep their business skills sharp by providing short-term assistance to nonprofit managers. Discuss management problems with other professionals, create the project you will undertake and enjoy flexibility as to when and where you do the work. Work in self-directed teams that often draw out members' underdeveloped or undervalued skills. Projects requiring program development expertise include developing logic models, identifying performance measures and creating implementation plans.

Through 12/31/19

Read Aloud Delaware

VOLUNTEER READERS. Volunteers are needed to read to preschoolers. Volunteers commit to 1-2 hours per week to read to one child at a time in various childcare, Head Start, and kindergarten centers in New Castle County. Read Aloud Delaware has partnerships with 38 reading placement sites. Volunteers must complete an online application available at www.ReadAloudDelaware.org/volunteer. Volunteers must provide two references, complete a fingerprinted criminal background check, and attend a 90-minute training session. PARENT EMPOWERMENT PROGRAM (PEP) PRESENTERS. Retired teachers are especially needed for this volunteer role. PEP presenters deliver information, ideas for free, or low-cost, activities that parents can use to help their children learn to speak well, get ready to read and get ready to write. Each session lasts approximately 60 minutes. Sessions take place at the childcare centers we serve and may be scheduled for daytime or early evening (5:30-6:30 pm). An information session for this project will be held at the new Barnes & Noble bookstore on Concord Pike in September; the date is to be arranged. MOTHER GOOSE/FATHER GOOSE. Animated, outgoing volunteers are needed to bring nursery rhymes to life in preschool classrooms all over New Castle County. These volunteers wear a costume consisting of an apron or a long vest with lots of little pockets. Inside each pocket is a small toy that represents a classic nursery rhyme. Children get to pick a pocket and learn a nursery rhyme. There is plenty of room for innovation and self-expression. You get to pick the rhymes you will teach and you get to assemble the toys that represent the rhymes. If you would like to volunteer for this assignment, please contact Mary Hirschbiel at 656-5256 in the Read Aloud Delaware office. 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 enrollment form by clicking here: Volunteer Delaware 50+ Enrollment Form

Through 9/30/19

Research Consultant: Help a Nonprofit Avoid Re-creating the Wheel

Join a team of age 50 plus volunteer consultants who keep their business skills sharp by providing short-term assistance to nonprofit managers. Discuss management problems with other professionals, create the project you will undertake and enjoy flexibility as to when and where you do the work. Work in self-directed teams that often draw out members' underdeveloped or undervalued skills. Projects requiring research skills include identifying grant opportunities, best practices, and conducting surveys and focus groups.

Through 12/31/19

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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