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Local Community Volunteer Needs

 

Tutoring Opportunity

The Greater Holy Temple is looking for student volunteers to tutor a variety of subjects at their after school program. The program meets on Tuesdays evenings from 6-8 pm and works with students from the 1st to 12th grades. It is located just five minutes from campus and free meals are provided. Please contact Starla Ross at sross6@nd.edu or 574.631.0953 or Barbra Lewis at 574.234.2351 for more information.

Volunteer with Holy Cross Village 

Holy Cross Village at Notre Dame is looking for volunteers interested in enriching lives by providing one-to-one attention during group or individual activities. Volunteers would be responsible for assisting with activities and working alongside Life Enrichment Staff to do so. Located across from Notre Dame’s campus, we are within walking distance of many dormitories. Time commitments and availability would be worked out an individual basis based on the volunteer’s availability and interest level. If you are interested or would like to know more, please call Kelli Oldfield at (574)236-5992 or koldfield@holycrossvillage.com.

Help Disabled Resident with Yard Work

  • A local, disabled resident is seeking help from students to help out with yard work over the summer.  He lives a mile off of campus on Congress Street Avenue.  His mobility is severely limited would greatly appreciate help from 2-3 students.  If you can help, please contact Jim Lichkay at 574.234.7228.
  • An elderly woman is looking for student volunteers to help her with yard work and raking leaves. She lives on N Jacobs Street. If you are interested in helping her, please contact 574.233.0086.

Help with Grocery Shopping and Errands

  • A local resident is looking for a non-smoking student to help her with her grocery shopping and driving errands a few times a month.  She is willing to help pay for gas.  If you would be interested in helping, please contact Tammy Norwish at 574.255.2334.
  • A sickly resident is seeking student help for grocery errands.  She lives in Mishawaka, IN.  She is new to the area and too sick to drive but would greatly appreciate any help.  If you can help and have transportation, please contact Robin Becker at 574.256.9295 or email at rob4447@gmail.com.
  • A disabled veteran is seeking help for grocery errands and appointments. She lives at 1511 Liberty Drive Apt. 10 in Mishawaka, IN. If you are interested in helping, please contact Cindy Bynum at 574.514.0362.  She has had trouble with her voicemail so if you have trouble contacting by phone, please consider sending a letter to the address listed above.

Volunteer with AseraCare Hospice

AseraCare Hospice is looking for individuals that would like to spend time with terminally ill patients in nursing facilities in South Bend, Mishawaka and even Elkhart. Some typical duties would include: reading to a patient, playing music, writing letters/cards, talking with them, praying with them, taking them to sit outside on a nice day or simply holding their hand. They will work around busy schedules and provide training to volunteers. For the utmost safety for both volunteers and patients we require a driver's license, car insurance, background check, TB test, and of course orientation/training (paid for).  Any further questions please contact Jamie Gillum at 574.206.1875 or jamie.gillum@aseracare.com.

Volunteer with Harbor Light Hospice

  • Companionship Volunteer
    These Volunteers provide emotional support and companionship to hospice patients and their families. Visits are made to the patient's location (i.e. nursing home, extended care facility) and time is spent interacting with the patient. You might just sit and talk, or play cards, or watch a favorite TV program, or talk about current events. Visits usually last from one to two hours depending on how the patient is feeling that day. Most volunteers will visit once a week or once every other week. Volunteers do not provide any medical or hands on care. Training is provided. (Harbor Light provides services in St. Joseph, Elkhart, LaPorte, Marshall, and Kosciusko Counties) Contact Jamie Rhew at jrhew@hlhin.com or 574.254.1041.
  • Office Volunteer
    These Volunteers provide assistance in the hospice office at 1608 E Day Rd in Mishawaka. They do not come in direct contact with hospice patients. Office volunteers do interact with the hospice staff and provide assistance with a variety of office tasks. Contact Jamie Rhew at jrhew@hlhin.com or 574.254.1041 if interested.

Volunteer with Milton Adult Day Services 

Individuals served by Milton Adult Day Services are frail adults/elderly and disabled individuals. Our program provides fun and engaging activities and assisting with the quality of life.  Volunteers would assist staff in organizing and leading activities, one-on-one or in groups, assist with set up and clean up, assist with snacks and lunches.  Volunteers will not be allowed to assist with any hands on personal care of the participants (ex: showering) or distribution of medications.  We are looking for an individual that would like to come 1-2 times a week for 2-4 hours.  Please fill out application at realservices.org and follow the volunteer prompts for St. Joseph County.  For any questions or concerns, please contact Alison Veeck at (575) 232-2666 or Alison@alzni.org or Allen Holt at (574) 284-7138 or allen2@realservices.org .

Volunteer with Grace Hospice

The focus for volunteers is to treat every patient as their own treasured loved one, providing care that affords a quality of life that outweighs quantity of days, and supports caregivers as their hearts find healing. Volunteers will provide companionship and respite visits to patients and their families, assist with clerical tasks at the office, make weekly telephone calls, and help with special administrative projects.  Patient care is 24 hours a day while office opportunities are Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm.  A Driver’s license, auto insurance, background check, drug screening and TB test are required (paid for by Grace Hospice). We are hoping for 30+ placements. For more information or questions, please contact Allison Mitchell at 574-208-9270 or amitchell@ghospice.com.

Volunteer at Healthwin 

Healthwin’s purpose is to enhance through Volunteers the quality of life of those residents they serve through their music, laughter, and friendships. They are looking for Volunteers to serve this Purpose.  If you like to play cards, board games, help with crafts, watch a movie, assist with manicures, help with bingo or have the ability to entertain, Healthwin is the place for you.  The residents love One-on-One visits too. Healthwin is on the bus route for those that have transportation issues.  They will also work with your schedule.  Please contact Karen Martindale at (574) 272-0100 ext. 288 or Email: kmartindale@healthwin.org if you would like additional information and a tour of our building.

Questions, please email Miranda Madrid or call 574-631-7847.

Updated  04/28/14

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Other Volunteer Opportunities

The Family Children’s Center Science Immersion Mentors

Fridays at 4pm at the O. C. Carmichael, Jr. Youth Center Boys & Girls Club

502 E. Sample Street, South Bend (Directions from campus http://mapq.st/1a4Hgrx)

Sea Research Foundation, Inc., parent organization of Immersion Learning, will establish Immersion Mentoring within existing after-school mentoring programs at 35 youth-serving organizations in 31 states from October 2013 – September 2015. Please contact Alisa Zornig Gura (azornig2@nd.edu) if you are interested in this volunteer opportunity.

 

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Notre Dame Student Group Volunteer Opportunities

MONDAYS

3:00-5:00 PM

Robinson Community Learning Center

Contact: UNITED WAY OF ND

3:30-5:00 PM

Riley High School

Contact: UNITED WAY OF ND


TUESDAYS

3:30-4:30 PM

YMCA Michiana's Innovation Delta

Contact: UNITED WAY OF ND


WEDNESDAYS

3:00-5:00 PM

Robinson Community Learning Center

Contact: UNITED WAY OF ND

FRIDAYS

3:00-5:00 PM Tutoring at St. Adalberts

Meet at Library Circle
Contact: SAINTS, Katie Bond

 

Local community organizations and other volunteer opportunities.
 

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