SFC News

March 1, 2012

Advisory Council to RSVP Charlotte seeks volunteers to assist in fund raising activities, including, but not limited to planning, phoning supporters and generally promoting events. Previous fundraising experience is not necessary. Time commitment varies.

Charlotte 2-1-1 seeks volunteers to provide information to telephone callers seeking services. Duties include screening potential clients against eligibility criteria, maintaining logs, referring callers to appropriate agencies, may respond to inquiries by phone or email or written correspondence. Minimum time commitment is 4 hours per week.

Community Emergency Response Team C.E.R.T. will hold its next class beginning March 12. The course will run on Mondays and Thursday evenings for 4 weeks. Classes start at 6:30 pm and run about 2 ½ hours. Contact the RSVP Charlotte Office to register. CERT teaches neighbors what to do in cases of emergencies before first responders arrive.

Habitat for Humanity is seeking housing production workers to work building houses or rehabilitating houses. Tasks involve the installation of drywall, doors, windows, tile, framing, roofing, painting, trim, cabinets, vinyl siding, insulation and site clean-up. Property rehab tasks include removal of items such as cabinets, windows, doors, commodes, sinks, light fixtures for the Home Improvement Center. Outside work also includes installing sod, planting flower beds, trimming shrubs and trees, and mowing lawns. The minimum time commitment is 4 hours once per week, and can be any day Tuesday thru Saturday.

Habitat for Humanityis seeking program associates to: assist with administrative tasks such as answering phones, greeting visitors, light cleaning, making copies and assisting with bulk mailings; assist in a resale store by assisting store customers, setting showroom displays, dusting items on shelving and helping staff with other tasks; or special events such as Raise the Roof, Hooked on Habitat and Turkey Trot.

Homeless Coalition is seeking volunteers in several different positions. 1. A public relations assistant to assist the director of development with community and public relations. 2. A food drive coordinator to coordinate food drives and solicit food donations from vendors, churches and other organizations. 3. Donation drivers to pick up food from various sources. 4. A shelter monitor to assist residents with resumes, interview skills, unemployment applications and food stamp applications. Also, help with job, education and work opportunities. 5. A meal planner/nutrition educator to help clients plan nutritious meals, and budgets, and work closely with the food pantry at the Homeless Coalition and other area food pantries. Most positions are 8 hours per week on a day or days of your choice.

Meadow Park Elementary School needs volunteers to assist in the FCAT reading tests on April 16 & 17. Volunteers will be asked to listen to a 3rd 4th or 5th grade student read aloud. It has been found that when poor readers read to someone, their comprehension increases over what it would be if they just read to themselves. Volunteers will not be able to assist students. Volunteers are asked to work from 8:30 am to 1:00 pm.

YMCA READS!@ Peace River Elementary: A mentor based reading program where teachers refer students in grades K-3 who are reading below grade level. YMCA READS also seeks to increase students self esteem by creating relationships with positive role models. The program is in need of people willing to make a commitment 2 days a week from 3:00-4:30.

For more information, please call 941-613-2299 or email: rsvpcharlotte@friendshipcenters.org

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