Macon Volunteer Opportunities
Methodist Home for Children and Youth
Contact: Stephanie Macon
Volunteer Role Description: We are blessed to have the volunteer services of compassionate students in our surrounding communities. Volunteers help provide the heart-beat of any service-oriented organization. Volunteers often find that not only does their service bless others, but it blesses them as well!
At The Methodist Home, volunteers help us in a variety of ways:
Administrative services (stuff envelopes, file documents, Xerox, create packets and notebooks, etc.)
Receptionist services (working the phones, greeting people)
Working at events for a campus (helping with Celebration Day, Community Fish Fry, Fall Festival, etc.)
Aiding our development and marketing work (helping with mailings, phone calls, fundraising events, etc.)
Mentoring a child (requires extra training and supervision)
Working with an Auxiliary Group
Greater Allen Chapel Community Enrichment Program, Inc.
Contact: Sinda Martin
Volunteer Role Description: Helping to provide invaluable support and enrichment to students who are learning to read and write. Helping with homework in way that extend children's understanding and interest. Helping children feel successful by giving positive feedback and support. Offering individual or small group attention. Have a knowledge of the basic skills in math, reading, word building.
Contact: Jovan Jolley
Volunteer Role Description: Heartland Hospice is seeking volunteers to work with our Hospice families in the Middle Georgia area. Heartland volunteers offer support, companionship, and compassionate help. Some interact directly with the patients and their families. Others prefer to work behind the scenes, in an office setting. When volunteering, you are able to determine what best suited for you. As a Heartland Hospice volunteer, you can donate as much or as little of your time as you desire. It will all be appreciated.
Save A Pet
Next Level Community Development Center
Contact: Lakesia Toomer
Volunteer Role Description: Next Level Community Development Center Inc., is a 501©3 nonprofit organization. The program is federally and state funded through Georgia Department of Human Services and the Governor's Office for Children and Families. We are seeking Senior-Level College Students majoring in Education, Math and/or Science to provide outstanding academic support by assisting middle and high school students with homework, tutoring in math and science, E/LA, creating project based learning activities, and assisting with student academic tracking. And we are seeking Sophomore, Junior, and/or Senior-Level College Students to provide tutoring for middle and high school students in math and science. Tutors will assist students in improving academic achievement by clarifying learning problems and work on study skills. Other assistance might include: reviewing class material, discussing the text, predicting test questions, formulating ideas for essays, or working on solutions to problems.
Centenary Community Center
Contact: Sylvia Sapp
Contact: Benita Blackwell
Volunteer Role Title: Mentor
Volunteer Role Description: STARBASE 2.0 combines STEM activities with a relationship-rich, school-based environment to provide the missing link for at-risk youth in Houston County, Peach County, and Bibb County who are making the transition from elementary to middle school. It extends the positive impact of STARBASE through a team working approach which solidifies students' attachment to and engagement with school. Mentors must commit to eight hours per month, two hours every week, from September until May, must attend a mentor training session in August and September, and must assist children in STEM activities, goal setting, and team building exercises. Mentors should be at least 18 years old, be able to commit to the established schedule, and pass a background check.
Central Georgia Technical College Adult Learning Program
Volunteer Role Description: Volunteers are needed to assist/tutor students in math relative to preparation for the GED practice test and the GED test.
Volunteer Role Title: Wish Granting Volunteer
Volunteer Role Description: As a Wish Granting Volunteer, you will experience the magic that occurs when a child is permitted to dream. Wish Granting Volunteers are paired up in teams of two to interview children to determine their heartfelt wish. You will assist in the granting of each wish with Make-A-Wish staff and your volunteer partner. Requirements: Must be 21 years or older, successfully complete a volunteer application and background check before attending a two hour training. Must work on a minimum of three wishes within the year and complete additional training as needed. We are specifically in need of bilingual wish-granting volunteers.
Volunteer Role Title: Special Events Volunteer
Central Georgia Technical College
Contact: Judie Luttrell
Volunteer Role Description: To conduct (30 min, one-on-one) Career Readiness Counseling sessions using the O'Net website AND/OR to facilitate a Career Readiness Academy study group session (1 hr, 2-6 group members) using provided content material. Both the CRC and CRA sessions are conducted at Centenary Church (across the street from Mercer).
Macon-Bibb County Animal Welfare
Contact: Tracey Belew
Web Site: http://www.maconbibb.us/animal-welfare/
Volunteer Role Description: We need volunteers for several different jobs:
1. Dog walking
2. Dog bathing
3. Cleaning kennels
4. Dog training
5. Adoption Events
6. General cleaning duties of the facility
Contact: Jamie Thompson
Volunteer Role Description:
Special Projects: Grow and deliver flowers to our patients, help with Beauty Brigade-spa days at nursing facilities, Butter Bean Auctions at facilities and more.
Direct Patient Care: Sitting with family members for companionship, relieve caregivers to go to appointments, grocery shop, or to just have time to themselves
Indirect Patient Care: Make phone calls and write cards to our patients and family, make a meal or knit hats or blankets for patient use
Every first visit with a direct care client is supervised with the Volunteer Coordinator from our office so the volunteer is introduced to the family comfortably. No need to be nervous! We are always just a phone call away! All volunteer hours are calculated and a copy can be provided monthly or anytime at the student's request. Let us help you make the most of your volunteer experience!
Contact: Marissa Gunther
Volunteer Role Description: Georgia Cares serves any and all youth who have been victimized in the state of Georgia. We believe that youth can be restored to safety, health and wellbeing when they are recognized as victims of sexual abuse and supported with appropriate treatment. At Georgia Cares, our vision is that Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking is one day eradicated, and survivors of DMST are able to thrive with the help of trauma-informed treatment.
We are seeking volunteers statewide to commit to being a positive, encouraging and supportive adult in the life of a survivor of child sex trafficking between the ages of 11 and 17 years. This positive relationship will provide support to a youth in their transition to being a healthy, productive member of society. We believe that mentoring relationships will help survivors reengage in learning and living, will increase community connection, will help youth develop positive well-being by increasing resilience and optimism, and will help youth set positive goals.
Salvation Army of Central Georgia