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EWC 2017 - 2018 VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

DONE IN A DAY PROJECTS

More specifics on each of the opportunities below will be given in the newsletter and at meetings.

UR SPECIAL

UR Special is an organization that distributes new seasonal clothing to children who qualify throughout the Edmond school system (ages 3-9). There are 3 distributions per year beginning August 11th and 12th (others in November and April). At each distribution, you have the opportunity to assist 700-800 children within our community who are in need of seasonal clothing. The other primary goal of UR Special is to increase the self-esteem of the children who benefit.

  • Volunteers needed to work two hour distribution shifts from 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. on Friday and from 9:30 - 1:30 on Saturday.

THE MIRACLE LEAGUE

The Miracle League of Edmond is a baseball league for children and young adults with varying types and degrees of physical and mental disabilities.  Dates for Fall games are to be determined.

  • Volunteers are needed to assist players during the games by providing encouragement while helping them bat and field balls
  • The games are played at the baseball fields at Mitch Park. A large Miracle League sign indicates the location of their field.
  • Shifts are two-hour shifts and the games are at 6:00 and 8:00 (subject to change).

ADOPT-A-STREET TRASH COLLECTION

Volunteers are asked to collect trash on both sides of our 1 mile designated road. The EWC street is the one mile segment on Fretz between Second St and 15th St (up to 15 ft. off the roadway) and we will collect 3 times per year. One collection must be during a specified "Keep Oklahoma Beautiful" week which is typically in early April. Volunteers will be provided with gloves and safety vests by EWC.

The first street clean-up dates are set for September 16th and November 11th.

WINGS DONATIONS

WINGS provides a Christ-centered community where adults with special needs can thrive within an environment focused on personal growth through participation in educational, vocational and recreational programs.

  • Donations will be needed for classes, including arts & crafts supplies, Walmart, Hobby Lobby and Michael gift certificates - collected at the October meeting. Make sure to include your name with your donation to earn credit.
  • Also, Wings has a Pumpkin Patch during the month of October so a date will be set for EWC to work one day to help sell pumpkins and flowers and assist with children's activities.

FREE TO LIVE ANIMAL SHELTER

This opportunity is for the animal lovers. Free to Live is open from 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM daily except Wednesday. Free to Live is located on Western, 4 miles North of Waterloo Rd. Volunteers may help with Dog/Cat Fun Days (1st and 3rd Sat. 1-3 PM: playing with animals). Dog/Cat Work Days (2nd & 4th Saturday 1-3:30 PM (cleaning animal cubbies, etc) and Facility/Ground Maintenance (mow, weed, fill holes, etc). Age 18+ required for all activities except Fun Days (or over-age supervisors from EWC required). Volunteer applications need to be completed prior to volunteering and may be found online at www.freetoliveok.org. Contact Annette @ 282-8617 or ftloffice@netzero.net.

Our first EWC dedicated volunteer day will be October 7th.

HOPE CENTER

The Hope Center provides social services and meets the basic needs of Edmond Residents who are having personal emergencies or crisis. Each year, they request 6-20 volunteers for the Christmas Toy Room set up.

EARC 7 THE MEADOWS VALENTINE DANCE

This is one of the most fun and fulfilling events of the year as volunteers help set up the dance event and enjoy the stuffed and Meadows members dance the night away and receive stuffed toys and other treats.  Date to be announced.

Volunteers needed to staff the annual Valentine's party and help with set up and clean up.

CONTINUING SERVICE PROJECTS

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    Breakfast on Boulevard Cookies

    Breakfast on Boulevard (out of First Christian Church) provides more than 30,000 meals annually to homebound seniors and community members in need of help. Volunteers at the church cook meals and provide a sack lunch with dessert, Monday through Friday.

    • EWC members are asked to make homemade cookies for sack lunches. Directions: Please provide 2 dozen cookies, minimum:
    • Must be home baked, not store bought and 3 inches or larger; Bag the cookies in zip lock baggies, two per bag; Put the cookie bags into a larger sack marked "BOB"; Deliver the cookies to the front desk at First Christian Church (2nd & Boulevard) between the hours of 10 am - 5 pm, Monday – Friday
    • SPECIAL NOTE: This community project counts as 1 hour (1/2 shift).

    Edmond Mobile Meals

    Mobile Meals provides hot, nourishing meals to elderly and disabled persons who are unable to prepare meals for themselves. Mobile Meals needs help delivering meals. Routes are approximately 30 minutes to 1 hour and you can sign up as often as you would like, but preferably once a month for consistency. The organization always needs substitute drivers if your schedule is flexible and you want to help on a less frequent basis.

    Hopefully Yours

    Hopefully Yours is a resale shop, benefiting the HOPE Center of Edmond. The HOPE Center provides social services and meets the basic needs of Edmond residents who are having personal emergencies or crises. The store is located at 908 N. Broadway just north of the Post Office.

    • There is an ongoing need to staff the resale shop. Shifts are 2 hours and it would be best if you could work once a month. The store is open Tuesday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and shifts may vary. Volunteers are especially needed on Tuesday afternoons and Wednesday morning.
    • Begin by filling out a volunteer application online (www.hopecenterofedmond.com). Then, wait for a call from HOPE Center volunteer coordinator Denise  (348-1340) to set up your shift.

    WINGS

    WINGS provides a Christ-centered community where adults with special needs can thrive within an environment focused on personal growth through participation in educational, vocational, and recreational programs

    WINGS needs helps with its day program. The program meets on Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday from 10 am to 2 pm. Typical volunteer shifts are from 9:30 am-12:30 pm and 12:30-2:30 pm. Volunteers build relationships with program students, provide assistance with activities and help with quality control for the products produced by the program.

    • For more information or to request a volunteer application please contact Wings at wingsok.org or 242-4646.
    • Special Note: WINGS is located at 13700 Eastern and they are also offering the center as a meeting place for EWC members.
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