Service Opportunities

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Big Brothers Big Sisters 

Description of Service: Big Brothers Big Sisters “Lunch Buddy” program: Each volunteer is matched an elementary-age child at a local school. Volunteers spend just 30 minutes per week eating lunch with their “Little Brother” or “Little Sister”, all while mentoring through the simple act of friendship. Participants can enjoy playing card games, reading books and visiting during lunch. Each volunteer can choose their own “Lunch Buddy day” that fits best with their schedule. 
Number of Volunteers needed: There are 138 children on the waiting list
Location: local elementary schools 
Dates:
during the school year 
Contact: Jamie Bearden - 325-674-3113 - jbearden@bbbstx.org 
Updated: 9/8/14

Description of Service: Bike for Kid's Sake is a fundraising event for Big Brothers Big Sisters. Volunteers are needed to direct riders and staff rest stops along routes. An orientation October 3 from 12-1 p.m. will equip volunteers will all of the necessary instructions, and lunch is provided.
Number of Volunteers needed: 10
Location: Wylie High School
Dates:
Oct. 3-4 
Contact: Mallory Ashford - 325-674-3115 - mashford@bbbstx.org - jbearden@bbbstx.org
Updated: 9/25/14

Center for International Students 

Description of Service: Conversation Partners Program. Non-native and native English speakers are paired together to learn about each other's culture and to help non-native speakers practice conversational English.
Number of Volunteers needed:
No specific number 
Location: Set by the Conversation Partners pairs. 
Dates: A commitment of one semester, with the possibility of extending into a full school year. 
Contact: Leanne Moore – 325-674-2821 - lmm10b@acu.edu 
Updated: 9/8/14

Champions for India

Description of Service: Champions for India connects individuals and groups to the marginalized, hungry, thirsty and enslaved people of the world. We rescue women and children from human trafficking, drill water wells and run preschools in the slums and villages, and we have a home for orphaned and abandoned children. There are many different ways that you can get involved. Whether you want to get a group of friends together or do an individual fundraiser, host a screening of a human trafficking documentary, or join us in prayer, there is a place for you!
Number of Volunteers needed:
No specific number 
Location: Wherever you are located.
Dates: You can get involved anytime of the year.
Contact: Katrina Mueller - 817-734-9891. katrinam@sowerofseeds.org
Updated: 10/14/14

Communities in Schools 

Description of Service: Reading and lunch buddies 
Number of Volunteers needed: 10-20 
Location: Ortiz Elementary/ Communities In Schools 
Dates: anytime between M-F(9-2:30pm) 
Contact: Sheila Ashford - 325-671-4945 ext.5351 - sheila.ashford@abileneisd.org 
Updated: 9/8/14

Communities in Schools - Fall Carnival

Description of Service: Help with various tasks with our Fall Carnival! Help setup, run, and tear down activity booths.
Number of Volunteers needed: 10
Location: 2250 Vogel St.
Dates: October 24, 2014 from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. 
Contact: Sheila Ashford - 325-671-4945 ext.5351 - sheila.ashford@abileneisd.org 
Updated: 10/7/14

Friends for Life 

Description: We work with the elderly and people with disabilities, focusing on those that don't have family or friends to care for them. Some live in nursing homes and some live independently. For nursing home clients, we have friendly visitation, reading to the blind, entertainment, play games, help write letters, special holiday recognition, adopt a grandparent and Gifts for Grannies and Grandpas at Christmas. For those living independently, we have minor household repairs, transportation to the grocery store or doctor appointments, run errands, reassurance calls, change lightbulbs and mow lawns. 
Dates: Dates and times are flexible and able to work around students' schedules. 
Location
: 301 Oak St., Abilene TX 79602 
Contact: Cecilia Barahona - 325-672-2635
Updated: 9/8/14 

Girl Scouts 

Description of Service: Be The Role Model She’ll Always Remember. Girl Scouts offers several flexible ways to volunteer. You choose how: a 1 day event, 6 week series, or year-round troop! 
Number of Volunteers needed:
Volunteer positions are ongoing and varied. Contact the Girl Scout Office for current opportunities. 
Location: Abilene 
Dates: Variable 
Contact: Michelle Lawson - 325-670-0432 - mlawson@gs-top.org 
Updated: 9/8/14 

Highland Church of Christ - CMA Food Pantry

Description of Service: Clean up and setup warehouse. Pack up garage sale items to donate to another non-profit. Wear comfortable clothes and expect to get dirty.
Number of Volunteers needed:
12-15 
Location: 701 Walnut
Dates: October 11, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. - Noon 
Contact: Becky Almanza - 972-965-5778 - beckyhighland3@gmail.com 
Updated: 10/7/14

Highland Church of Christ - The Christmas Store 

Description of Service: Inventory and sorting of donated Christmas Store items.
Number of Volunteers needed:
12-15 
Location: 701 Walnut
Dates: November 8, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. - Noon 
Contact: Becky Almanza - 972-965-5778 - beckyhighland3@gmail.com 
Updated: 10/7/14

Keep Abilene Beautiful 

Description of Service: Litter Clean-ups 
Number of Volunteers needed: Small to large groups 
Location:
Around Abilene 
Dates: Whatever works for the group 
Contact:
Nicole Eaves – 325-734-3301 – nicole.eaves@abilenetx.com 
Updated: 9/8/14

Kingdom Kids (Beltway Park Baptist Church) 

Description of Service: Assist with Sunday morning activities for Kingdom Kids (physically and emotionally challenged children). 
Number of Volunteers need:
5-6 
Location: Beltway Park Baptist Church, KP 101 
Contact:
Sharla Sanders – beltwaykids@beltway.org 
Updated: 9/8/14 

Meals on Wheels Plus, Inc. 

Description of Service: Deliver meals to the elderly and homebound in Abilene, volunteer in our kitchen or pantry. 
Number of Volunteers needed:
Unlimited 
Location:
Meals on Wheels office, 717 N. 10th Street 
Dates: Monday through Friday 
Contact: Jessica Stewart - 325-672-5050 - volunteer@mealsonwheelsplus.com 
Updated: 9/8/14 

Mission Abilene Children's Ministry

Description of Service: Need volunteers to teach and interact with the kids. Listen to them, pray with them, sing with them. We have about 25-30 children a week that just need love and attention and who need to learn about Jesus' love for all of us.
Number of Volunteers needed:
2 or 3 per week
Location:
3001 N. 3rd St.
Dates: Wednesdays from 6:00-7:30 pm
Contact: Jonna Look – 325-338-4956 – lookjonna@yahoo.com
Updated: 10/14/14

Oro Negra Chapter of American Business Women’s Association

Description of Service: Serving customers in main concession stand, popping popcorn, helping prepare food in the kitchen, and helping to move cartons of soft drinks from coolers to concession stands.
Number of Volunteers needed:
4-6 per shift
Location:
2633 S. 11th St.
Dates: Friday 11/14/14 – Sunday 11/16/14; Fr-5-9 PM, Sat 10AM-8PM, Sun 12-5PM
Contact: Debbie Hunt – 325-701-4356 or 325-669-1372 – debhunt1@suddenlink.net
Updated: 10/14/14

REACH @ Abilene North Apartments 

Description of Service: Building relationships with at-risk kids and their families through a unique and developing apartment ministry. 
Number of Volunteers needed:
over 10 - no limit! 
Location:
2411 North Willis Street, Abilene, Texas, 79603 
Dates: Mondays from 4:30-6 p.m. 
Contact:
Caroline Thompson - 281-782-2956 - crt12a@acu.edu 
Updated: 9/8/14

Special Olympics

Description of Service: Two upcoming events. 

  1. September 26-27 – We will be hosting a Bocce Ball tournament at Centennial Park. Volunteers needed to keep score, hand out medals, escort athletes, and cheer! 
  2. November 6-8 – We are hosting a bowling tournament at the Abilene Bowling Lanes. Volunteers are needed to sit with the athletes at the lanes, make sure each athlete bowls on his/her turn, and handle issues of stuck balls and lane malfunctions. 

Number of Volunteers needed: 

  1. 20 per day
  2. 30-35 per day 

Location: 

  1. Centennial Park 
  2. Abilene Bowling Lanes 

Dates:

  1. September 26-27 
  2. November 6-8

Contact: Luann Chastain - 325-677-3200 - lchastain@sotx.org 
Updated: 9/10/14

St. John's Episcopal School 

Description of Service: Our annual Halloween Carnival is a fun and safe place intended for pre-school and elementary aged students. Volunteers will help with various tasks to keep the Carnival running.Food will be provided for volunteers.
Number of Volunteers needed:
10-15
Location:
1600 Sherman Dr. (St. John's gymnasium) 
Dates: October 25, 2014 from 4:30 - 8:00 p.m. 
Contact:
Jeannette Black - 325-864-8680 - jeannetteblack@gmail.com
Updated: 10/3/14

University Church of Christ 

Description of Service: Childcare for an event with the single-moms ministry.
Number of Volunteers needed:
6-10
Location:
University Church of Christ
Dates: October 18, 2014 from 10:00 a.m.  - 1:15 p.m. 
Contact:
Carolyn Thompson - 325-674-6905 - thompsonc@acu.edu
Updated: 10/7/14

 

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