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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 - firstname.lastname@example.org
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 - email@example.com - firstname.lastname@example.org
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 - email@example.com
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 - firstname.lastname@example.org
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 - cecilia@
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.
Contact: Michelle Lawson - 325-670-0432 - email@example.com
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 – firstname.lastname@example.org
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 – email@example.com
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 - firstname.lastname@example.org
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 pm
Contact: Caroline Thompson - 281-782-2956 - email@example.com
Description of Service: Two upcoming events.
- 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!
- 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:
- 20 per day
- 30-35 per day
- Centennial Park
- Abilene Bowling Lanes
- September 26-27
- November 6-8
Contact: Luann Chastain - 325-677-3200 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Spring Break Service Opportunities