EWC IN THE COMMUNITY
EWC 2016 - 2017 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 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 12th and 13th (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.
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.
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.
First street clean-up dates are set for September 17th and November12th.
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.
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. The first EWC dedicated volunteer day will be October 1st.
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 5 to 6 volunteers for the Christmas Toy Room set up. This date is to be determined.
EARC & THE MEADOWS VALENTINE DANCE
February 13th, 2017. This is one of the most fun and fulfilling events of the year as EWC volunteers help set up the dance event and enjoy watching and participating with the Meadows and EARC members as they dance the night away and receive stuffed toys and other treats.
CONTINUING SERVICE PROJECTS
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.
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 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.
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 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.