The Education Station Volunteer will help staff the Education Station, located next to the Information Booth, and oversee kid-friendly edu-tainment activities promoting love of fruits, vegetables and farmers markets!
Tuesdays April 2 through September 24, 2019
Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Will have experience and enjoy working with kids
Must be able to do light lifting and comfortable working outside
Spanish language skills a plus
Set up the Education Station between 8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Staff the Education Station during market hours 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Support Story Time 9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. – 11:00a.m. (read stories if there is no volunteer)
Conduct the Harvest of the Month Produce Tasting
Follow healthy practices during produce tasting preparation, serving and clean up
Lead fruit and veggie-centered play (coloring, chalk art, origami, art projects, etc.) with kids between Story Time and Produce Tasting
Help keep the Education Station area and materials clean, sanitary and organized
Pack up the Education Station between 12:45 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Assist older adults in your community. Volunteer drivers offer rides to ambulatory older adults going to medical appointments or to the grocery store. Drivers use their own cars and receive ride requests through email. Drivers can accept or decline the rides, and drive on their own schedule.Duties: Pick up and drop off client to destination. Either wait for client or return at specified time for pick up. On most rides the volunteer will escort the rider for the duration of the round trip to assist them with their tasks or appointments.Qualifications and experience: Access to reliable passenger automobile and with current insurance certificate. - Valid California Driver License and a clear DMV report. Volunteer drivers must take a one hour CarePool orientation and training.Must have email address, cell phone, and ability to access email and accept the ride request in a timely manner. Time and Schedule Commitment Drivers can accept or decline assignment on their own schedule. - CarePool volunteers are asked to commit to a minimum of three months volunteering with at least 2 rides per month. - Ride lengths may vary but are about one to three hours for each round trip.
Provide ESL instruction to older adults learning the English language. Teaching credentials necessary and ESL experience a plus. Classes are held at Whistlestop in San Rafael on Monday and Wednesday afternoons. Qualifications and experience: Completion of Volunteer Application and Disclosure Form.Availability to teach one or both of the class days. (Monday and/or Wednesday)Work with staff and volunteers to create and implement curriculum.Benefits of VolunteeringSatisfaction of knowing you are helping older adults remain active and engaged.Recognition for your contributions.Opportunity to meet diverse participants, fellow volunteers and staff.
Give the gift of your time and companionship to a senior, become a Social Call friendly visitor in Marin County.
Volunteers find their visits highly rewarding and many develop long-term relationships with their older adult match. This connection is based on the idea that both the volunteer and participant have much to give to one another, ensuring a reciprocal bond. We encourage volunteers to embrace the experience and stories that come with aging, as it’s sure to give you a unique perspective!
Social Call volunteers:
Receive training in interpersonal and listening skills. Trainings are held regularly and last about 2 hours.
Are matched with an older adult to whom you will provide friendly companionship and a compasionate presence.
Visit with their match once a week, for an hour or 2, at a time that works for both of you. Matches are based on location, common interests, and availability.
Bilingual volunteers encouraged to apply.
For more information, please contact Casey O'Neill at firstname.lastname@example.org or 415-535-7741.
San Rafael, CA
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