Welcome to another edition of the Geauga News Weekly Roundup! Try glass painting during “Full Moon Rising” at Observatory Park in Montville Twp. Meet seasoned hiker and author Jim Klovic at his book discussions hosted by the Geauga Public Libraries in Chardon and Bainbridge. Give back to your community this Spring and read about five volunteer opportunities near you!
Events on Thursday, March 29th, 2018
Events on Friday, March 30th, 2018
Events on Saturday, March 31st, 2018
– Book Discussion by Jim Klopovic, Seasoned Hiker and Author of “The Honest Backpacker: A Practical Guide for the Rookie Adventurer over 50” at the Geauga County Public Library (Chardon Branch), 110 East Park Street, Chardon, OH – 10:00 a.m.
Five Volunteer Opportunities Near You (Part One)
Volunteering is one of the most rewarding things you can do for others and for yourself. When you volunteer, you gain leadership skills, get to know your community and help someone else. Here in Geauga County, hundreds of organizations need volunteers. Keep reading and check out five local volunteer opportunities near you!
- The Weils
If you are looking to volunteer in a senior community, The Weils is the perfect place to go. This assisted living facility is looking for enthusiastic volunteers to take on a range of activities, including: teaching art, assisting with cooking programs and playing games. Bingo night is tremendously popular among the residents and a fun activity for volunteer Bingo callers.
At The Weils, you not only spend time enhancing the quality of life for residents, but you also build strong relationships with the people there. Individuals or groups of volunteers ages 12 and up are always needed.
- Big Brothers Big Sisters
A unique experience is offered in the Big Brothers & Big Sisters of Northeast Ohio. Adult volunteers get matched with a child between the ages of six and 15. You and your “little” will develop and maintain a one-on-one relationship. As an adult mentors in the Big Brothers & Big Sister program, you become a role model in your “little’s” life.
If you are under 18, you can be an after-school mentor. In this program, the “bigs,” or high school student volunteers, are recruited to help elementary-school children. The older students help their “little” develop healthy outlooks toward school and improve their self-confidence. Volunteers spend around two hours after-school developing relationships with their “littles” through activities and crafts.
- Lake-Geauga Habitat for Humanity
As the winter months are finally defrosting, Habitat for Humanity is one of the best opportunities for you to work hands-on and literally build a better future for someone in need. There are a range of volunteering options. You can work as a construction team member, help with administrative assignments or join the board of trustees. Regardless of which you choose, you will contribute a positive change to someone’s life.
Give strength, stability and independence to a person in need. Team up with the 200 volunteers donating over 5,000 hours every year to Lake-Geauga Habitat for Humanity. You can volunteer in groups or alone, with skilled experience or not – help is always needed!
Read the rest of our local volunteer opportunities after Thursday’s events!
Events on Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018
– Book Discussion by Jim Klopovic, Seasoned Hiker and Author of “The Honest Backpacker: A Practical Guide for the Rookie Adventurer over 50” at the Geauga County Public Library (Bainbridge Branch), 17222 Snyder Road, Bainbridge, OH – 7:00 p.m.
Events on Wednesday, April 4th, 2018
Five Volunteer Opportunities Near You (Part Two)
- WomenSafe, Inc.
Created in 1979, WomenSafe has provided nearly 40 years of emergency shelters for women suffering from domestic violence. The organization first emerged from the generosity of women in our community. They opened their doors to their neighbors in need. Today, because of the organization’s dedicated and magnanimous volunteers, WomenSafe is a haven for thousands of women victimized by domestic abuse and violence.
WomenSafe volunteers are needed to staff the hotline, provide client support, plan fundraisers, maintain the shelter and much more. Volunteers scheduling is flexible, and the moral rewards are abundant.
- Geauga County Historical Society
Consisting of over 20 historical buildings, Century Village Museum is a distinctive experience of life in the 19th century. Visitors to the museum immerse themselves within the past. The village is not funded by the government. It relies solely on donations, special event sales and volunteers!
By signing up, you can get an inside look at relics from the 1800s. You can help by organizing and cleaning museum displays or fundraising banquets and other functions. Participating in this unique volunteering adventure allows you to experience a perfectly-preserved part of Ohio’s history.
Volunteering makes a real difference for those aided and those generous enough to undertake the task. By volunteering, you become an active part of the Geauga County community, gain new perspective and participate in memorable and life-affirming experiences.
Volunteer today. Have a new appreciation for your own life while lending a hand to those struggling in theirs. Besides, you never know when you’ll need the help of a volunteer.
Which of these volunteers opportunities will you take? Do you currently volunteer? Write to [email protected] and tell us your story!
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