Entries are categorized in alphabetical order.
Center for International Education
What: Conversation Partners is a unique and exciting new opportunity to experience the world here at ACU. Interested international students are paired up one-on-one with native English speakers (females with females, males with males) for English practice, conversation, and cultural learning. Partners meet for one hour each week at a time and place determined by the partners. This opportunity allows international students to improve their English and expand their understanding of American culture. At the same time, American students benefit by developing greater cultural awareness and understanding as well as gaining incredible friendships!
Contact: Laura McGregor, 325-674-2821, email@example.com
Date Added: 9/12
The Christmas Store
Friends for Life
What: We need volunteers to help elderly or disabled persons. Nursing Homes: visitation, play games, read to the blind, work puzzles, arts and crafts, special holiday recognition, entertainment (musical programs), and Gifts for Grannies and Grandpas at Christmas. Independent Living: mow yards, minor household repairs, change light bulbs, grocery shop, take a senior to the doctor or to run errands.
Date: October 9 through the end of school
Time: Days, early evening, or weekends.
Location: 301 Oak Street, Abilene, Texas 79602
Contact: Cecilia Barahona; firstname.lastname@example.org; 325-672-2635
Date Added: 10/13
JUMP @ Abilene North Apartments
What: We work with at-risk kids in a low income apartment complex. We strive to build relationships with the kids by playing outdoor games and leading Bible studies. Our 3 goals are:
- Build relationships with kids
- Share the Gospel with as many as possible
- Have each consistent volunteer seek out kids to disciple.
Date: For the spring semester, we will begin on January 27th. Our last Monday will be April 28th.
Time: Mondays from 4 - 5:30. p.m.
Location: 2441 N Willis St, Abilene, TX
Contact: Caroline Thompson; email@example.com; 281-782-2956
Date Added: 12/13
Meals on Wheels Plus
What: We have a table set up at the Mall of Abilene and are asking for volunteers to sit at the table and collect donations from shoppers. Our main requirement is that volunteers engage with shoppers and not sit at the table reading, on phone or listening to music on headphones.
Time: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. in two-hour shifts.
Location: Mall of Abilene, between Zales and Shoe Dept.
Contact: Jessica Stewart; firstname.lastname@example.org; 325-672-5050
Date Added: 12/13
Ogra Negra Chapter of American Business Women's Association
What: We need volunteers to serve customers in main concession stand, pop popcorn, help prepare food in the kitchen ad help move cartons of soft drinks from coolers to concession stands. In a pinch, we might be able to provide some transportation. Proceeds from this fundraiser help to provide funds for scholarships. We had several students last year that were really great help. A few of them were able to stay late on Sunday and make a little extra money for themselves by helping venders take down their booths and load their trailers.
Date: Friday, November 8 - Sunday, November 10
Time: We have shifts going all day on each of the days. Each shift is three or four hours.
Location: Abilene Civic Center, North 6th & Pine Streets
Contact: Debbie Hunt; email@example.com; 325-701-4356 or 325-669-1372
Date Added: 10/13
West Central Texas Aging and Disability Resource Center
What: We need six volunteers to help with symposium event: set up, registration, prepare lunch boxes, hand out lunches, clean up. This symposium event is titled " Bridging the Gap Between Faith Communities and People with Disabilities". The Disability Resource Center is working on a Disability Inclusive Faith Based Communities Project to help organizations to become more inclusive with people with disabilities and their families.
Date and Time: November 14th from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Location: Region 14 Service Center - Nolan Room 1850 Texas 351 Abilene,
Contact: Kathleen Hewes; firstname.lastname@example.org; 325-796-8440
Date Added: 11/13
Windcrest Health Care Center
Wisteria Place Retirement Living
Please Note: Due to the volume and breadth of opportunities we post, Ministry & Service cannot screen off-campus host sites, their work environment, or the content of the activities offered. Therefore, before volunteering off-campus, it is essential for each student to (1) evaluate whether his or her goals can be achieved through the experience; (2) assess his or her mental, physical, and academic readiness for the opportunity; (3) research the safety of the environment and activity; and (4) assume all risks involved with the opportunity.