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UCARE, the Ursinus Center for Advocacy, Responsibility, and Engagement, has many exciting volunteer opportunities for students this fall. Having recently moved to the basement of the library, the office, which serves as the center for community services on campus, kicked off the year with a service and advocacy fair in Lower Wismer to expose students to most of the service opportunities open to them. Here are the details on some of the opportunities:
UCARE’s ESL for the Ursinus Cleaning Staff
If you would be interested in teaching an English as a second language class to the Ursinus Cleaning Staff, please contact the UCARE office for details! The class would be held 2-3 days a week. There is no Spanish knowledge required to teach the class.
ACLAMO Family Centers
The activities at ACLAMO include social service help, health and wellness activities, and assisting K-8 students after school with homework, reading, and enrichment activities. The center is in Norristown, PA and primarily serves the Latino and Hispanic population of Montgomery County.
Camphill Village Kimberton Hills
If you would love to assist the community of adults with special needs in Phoenixville by making a mosaic, assisting with workshops, or helping out in the café, orchard or herb garden, please email camphillkinberton.org!
Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy
The Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy is an environmental non-profit that hosts different activities seasonally. This fall, the Conservancy is focusing on native planting. Over 1500 trees need to be planted, and the work will only get done with volunteer help! Please contact Jessie Kemper at 610-297-9383 or email@example.com if you are interested.
Cradles to Crayons
This donation-based non-profit supplies everyday essentials for kids from newborn to age 12 and serves 70,000 kids a year. They have a warehouse in Conshohocken where they need help sorting and packaging donations. They also have a clothing drive Saturday, September 29. Please contact cradlestocrayons.org/philadelphia/big-give or cradlestocrayons.org/Philadelphia for more information.
Orion Communities is a social services agency in Phoenixville, near the Colonial Theater. They need help with many activities, from office-work to events. They are having a concert in October and need help with publicizing and day-of preparations. There is also a coat drive that they need help with! Please contact www.OrionCommunities.org or info@OrionCommunities.org for more information.
Sebastian Riding Associates
Sebastian Riding Associates offers equine assisted learning and therapy for people with disabilities ages 2+ in Evansburg State Park. Volunteers can help care for the horses and assist instructors with lessons. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 610-489-3741
Barnstone Art for Kids
If you volunteer with Barnstone Art for Kids, you can become a mentor for a child who has experienced some form of trauma. Sessions often feature a small group format of 8 child-mentor pairs. Phoenixville is the base, but other locations need help too. For more information, visit www.barnstoneartforkids.org or contact Linn Detweiler at 610-917-0140, lynn@BarnstoneArtForKids.org.
American Red Cross
With the American Red Cross, you can monitor a call line from your dorm or travel to places such as South Carolina to provide various types of assistance. Location and activities are based on availability. To get involved, please contact Ned Bloom, Sr Volunteer Specialist at www.Ned.Bloom@redcross.org or 484-403-4721.
At Frederick Living, you would have the opportunity to spend time, play games, play music, do memory activities with or read to the elderly residents.
Avalon Hospice is looking for volunteers to work with patients, often in their homes. You would visit patients to talk, play games, read to patients or provide music. Administrative volunteers also needed. Please contact Colleen McBride @ email@example.com.
Parkhouse Nursing and Rehab Center
Parkhouse Nursing and Rehab Center in Royersford, PA is looking for volunteers to help with memory/dementia care, the craft room, the pinochle club and the sewing club. They also need help with their Halloween Festival on Friday, October 26, 5-8 p.m. and they need computer lab assistance on Fridays from 3-5 p.m. Please contact Sally Hawk-Jones at (610)-792-2341 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wismer on Wheels
Wismer on Wheels is looking for delivery drivers.
Ann’s Heart needs volunteers to build beds, put them on wheels, and race them for a Bed Race Event to raise money for men and women in Code Blue Shelters. They also need people to stock shelves, clean, serve coffee, greet people, and hand out linens at Code Blue Shelters. If interested, please contact www.HEARTPXV.org or www.AnnsHeart.org or email@example.com. Contact www.PXVBedRaces.org for that info.