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You’ve almost made it to midterms! Congrats!
Listed below are Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities within our area.
If you aren’t already signed up, Give Pulse and the Point App
are two great resources for finding local volunteer events.
If you have any questions, please email us –> firstname.lastname@example.org
Every THIRD Saturday of each month is a general work day at Eden Village. The more help the better! The time is from 9:00 to noon and we will even feed you pizza for lunch if you choose to stay! This work is mostly outdoors such as landscaping, gardening, painting, cleaning etc.
Location is at Eden Village 2 at 3155 W Brower. Hope to see you there!
Available Dates to Sign-up:
OATS, Inc. Fund-A-Bus Shoe Drive
OATS, Inc. Launches Fund-A-Bus Shoe Drive (Columbia, MO, October 30, 2017) – OATS, Inc., a Missouri-based non-profit company, is conducting a Fund-A-Bus shoe drive, which will run through the end of this year to raise money for a new bus. OATS will earn money based on the total weight of shoes collected, and hopes to collect more than 2,500 pair of shoes. OATS has partnered with Funds2Orgs, who will issue a check for the collected shoes. The money raised will go toward the 20% local match to purchase a new bus. Anyone can help by donating gently worn, used and new shoes at any OATS’ regional office or by giving to any OATS’ driver. Donated shoes are redistributed throughout the Funds2Orgs network of micro-enterprise partners. They work with micro-entrepreneurs in helping them create, maintain and grow small businesses in developing countries where economic opportunity and jobs are limited. Proceeds from the sales of the shoes collected in shoe drive fundraisers are used to feed, clothe and house their families. “We are excited about the shoe drive,” said Susan Streit, Volunteer Coordinator. “We raise money to help with the purchase of a new vehicle, plus we have the chance to help families in developing countries who need economic opportunities. It’s a win-win for everyone.” By donating gently worn, used and new shoes to OATS, the shoes will be given a second chance and make a difference in people’s lives around the world. OATS, Inc. is a not-for-profit corporation providing transportation for the rural general public of all ages, to those with disabilities and senior citizens in 87 Missouri counties. Our services range from taking toddlers to pre-school, getting people to work each day, taking people to life-saving appointments, and shopping so they can continue to live independently in their own communities. OATS has grown to be one of the largest and most unique systems of its kind in the country. More information can be found at www.oatstransit.org. or email Susan at: email@example.com. Reach out if you can help collect shoes.
Road To Recovery- American Cancer Society
Road To Recovery is an American Cancer Society program designed to help improve the quality of life and reduce barriers to care for cancer patients undergoing active treatment by transporting them to and from cancer-related treatment appointments.
The Road To Recovery Volunteer driver can help provide people with transportation to and from their cancer-related treatment appointments. Drivers donate their time and the use of their personal vehicles to help ensure that people with cancer get the treatments they need. Volunteer drivers are also there to show support and provide information and resource referrals coordinated through the American Cancer Society.
· Follows program guidelines and maintains required volunteer eligibility requirements.
· Provides ride(s) as agreed upon.
· Verification of completed COVID-19 vaccination status
· Completes all necessary transportation documentation information.
· Reports all changes with contact information, availability, insurance coverage and driving eligibility to the Society in a timely manner.
· Reports traffic accidents and violations to the Society within 24 hours of occurrence.
· Abides by the Society’s privacy and confidentiality policies.
· Internet access.
Volunteer Driver Qualifications:
· Drivers must be between 18 and 84
· Good driving record
· Current, valid driver’s license
· Access to safe reliable vehicle
· Proof of adequate automobile insurance
· Complete American Cancer Society training course and background check
· Availability Monday through Saturday during the hours of 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.
· If cancer survivor, must be one year post-treatment.