Blue Ridge Commons Neighborhood Network Center
The After-School tutoring/mentoring program runs from Monday to Thursday, 3 - 5 p.m. for kindergartners to 4th graders who live in Blue Ridge Commons. Monday Wednesday and Friday, after-school girl scout program. Monday Wednesday and Friday, parks and recreations 5-7:15PM. Volunteers help students one-on-one with their homework, oversee small-group activities and games and build meaningful relationships with the children.
ESL classes for adults 11AM to noon, as well as computer literacy and resume building classes.
Beth Neville Evans
The mission of the Ixtatan Foundation is to honor the culture of the Chuj-Maya people of San Mateo Ixtatan, Guatemala by promoting the socio-economic development of the community through education.
The Ixtatan Foundation funds the Asociacion INHAT which generates and runs the Seeds of Knowledge (Yinhatil Nab'en) High School and other community-based projects; including an organic farm, a computer academy, a community water filter project, and a brick-making project. The Ixtatan Foundation initiated these projects but the Asociacion oversees their progress.
The goal is that by 2021, 20 years after it began, the Asociacion INHAT will become self-sustaining and have the capability of raising its own funds and manage its various projects without being dependent on the Ixtatan Foundation. By staying in San Mateo Ixtatan for a limited period of time, we can ensure that our work becomes self-sustaining and truly community-based.
We are seeking volunteers to help out in the North Garden office for a few hours per week (times and hours are flexible). Duties include helping to organize and participate in fundraising and public education events.
Book Buddies is a tutorial program that pairs an adult volunteer with a first grade or Kindergarten student who is just learning to read. This one-on-one instruction supplements regular classroom learning and has been shown to be very effective in helping students become successful readers.
Volunteers undergo training and meet with one or two students twice a week for 45 minute sessions during the school year. The Book Buddies coordinator will plan all lessons and be available to provide support during the tutorials. Book Buddies volunteers really do make a difference in the lives of these young learners.
The Adult Learning Center is looking for volunteer tutors to work with GED and ESL adult students. Volunteers first need to have an orientation, then they would be placed in a classroom setting based on their availability once a week for 2-3 hours. Classes run in 12 week sessions and volunteers work under the direction of a classroom teacher.
Volunteers are not responsible for any planning and work either one-on-one or in small groups. GED volunteers could help out with any of the subjects on the test. The math on the test goes up to geometry and algebra 1. Most GED students struggle with math and writing the most. You do not need to speak another language to help with ESL classes-our classes are English only.
If you are interested in helping someone learn English or prepare to take the GED tests, please contact Cherry Stewart, Volunteer Coordinator at 245-2815 or firstname.lastname@example.org
817-1121 ext. 1
Mentors - are matched with a middle or high school student of the same gender and they work together on a variety of projects on the computer. Projects range from learning how to use databases to designing a website. Mentors do not need to be computer experts. If you know your way around the basics of a PC and the internet then you'll have no problem working with our students. Mentoring with C4K is a great way to learn new skills - we offer educational workshops and help from knowledgeable staff. C4K encourages students and mentors to learn together as they try out new software and test their technology skills. Mentors meet with their student 1 hour per week until they have completed 36 total hours of mentoring (this usually takes about 9 months), and the student then graduates from our program. C4K's after-school learning lab is open 2:45 p.m. - 8p.m. Monday - Friday. New mentors must complete a free background check at C4K, and attend an initial 1 hour orientation session. To fill out an application visit http://computers4kids.net/forms/mentor/index.php
Refurbishers - help to refurbish and repair computers for our students. To do this, volunteers should be comfortable with hardware and software components (training on computer repair is not provided). The time commitment is 4 hours per month. A one hour initial orientation to C4K policies and procedures is required and is scheduled based on volunteer availability. Individuals can volunteer between the hours of 9 a.m. and 8 p.m. Monday through Friday. To fill out an application visit http://computers4kids.net/forms/mentor/index.php
Stone-Robinson has many opportunities available for those wishing to volunteer: Reading buddies are needed a few times a week to work with 1st graders. Assist teachers with clerical work and classroom procedures.
Volunteer opportunities available: Book Buddies-help 1st graders struggling with reading skills, Family Literacy Program, After School Program- 3-5:30 .pm., volunteers are needed for different after school activities. Work with children and their families from Somalia and Liberia. They are new to this country and the educational system, etc. After school and weekends. Contact: 996.7099 and 979.5913
Paul H. Cale Elementary School seeks to provide a stimulating and positive learning environment that will encourage the student to reach his/her maximum potential. Through technology students and educators will acquire information, as well as to generate creative products, using a wide range of sources. Cale students and educators will be empowered to become independent, lifelong learners in a rapidly changing society.
Mortimer Y. Sutherland, Jr. Middle School, located in the Rivanna District, is a suburban school located on 21 acres in the Hollymead subdivision off Route 29 North. Elementary feeder schools are Agnor-Hurt, Hollymead, Stony Point and Baker-Bulter. Students then feed into Albemarle High School. Instructional facilities include a TV studio, a library, a Technology Center, computer labs, a "gathering area," band room, art room, cafeteria and gymnasium. An after-school program is offered. Tutors needed. Intramural athletics are offered in several sports. The school play areas, multi-purpose fields, baseball diamond and tennis courts serve as a district park after school hours.
Volunteer opportunities available: Book Buddies-help students with reading skills. (Volunteers wishing to help with the Book Buddy program must go through a short training session). Tutors/ Mentors for math, reading and classroom help twice a week for 1-2 hours. Career Volunteers-to come in and discuss a certain career with students.
The Crozet School community will always be on a journey towards excellence. This reflects an attitude of learning and improving that is evident in the students and staff. Learning standards (curriculum SOLs) define the knowledge and skills children require in order to become productive, informed, responsible and compassionate members of society.
Volunteer opportunities available: Book Exchange-volunteer to read and assist with reading skills. Big Brother/Sister-become a mentor for a student. Academic Clubs-assist with various academic clubs. After school program-assistance and ideas for different programs and games. Playground help-monitor and play. Lunch Buddies/Assistants. Clerical-help teachers with making copies, book binding, etc. Assistance with drama programs, assistance with arts and crafts.
Offender Aid and Restoration & Jefferson Area Community Corrections
Needs volunteers to facilitate classes or mentor individuals incarcerated at the local regional jail.
Virginia Discovery Museum cultivates the curiosity and imagination of children and Adults through "hands-on" exhibits, programs and resources which offer inquisitive minds and hands access to the arts, the sciences, the humanities and VA's rich cultural heritage. The Museum needs and depends upon its volunteers. They make the museum run smoothly and generate a spark of enthusiasm.
Volunteers needed to exercise horses, aiding in the teaching of horseback riding, grooming horses, cleaning stalls, general maintenance and repairs.
Literacy Volunteers of America
Nelson County: 434.263.8228
Volunteers needed to help with publicity, newsletter, fund-raising, library maintenance, clerical/office management, in-service tutor support, special events, etc.
Volunteers needed to assist with reshelving books and helping people find books and other materials. Clerical assistance with mailings is occasionally needed.