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Community Family Partnership is looking for volunteers and paid positions at $10 per hour for child care a couple of evenings per month. Some of the children could have special needs or mental health issues, so any experience with special needs, behavioral issues, or mental health needs is highly recommended. Most are siblings of a youth with mental health or behavioral concerns. Arts and Craft items , sensory games and snacks will be provided to plan activities for the time the children are here. Background checks will be done and mental health first aid training will be provided to you as well. Referrals are required. Great opportunity for those going into Special Education or Teaching positions. Serious inquiries can contact Barb Flowers at 616.301.0598 or email barb.flowers@network180.org. Check out our website for more background information on who we are. www.cfpsystemofcare.org or on facebook at www.facebook.com/communityfamilypartnership

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West Michigan Center for Arts and Technology (WMCAT) is a non-profit organization in downtown Grand Rapids that offers after school and summer programs for urban area teens. These programs are designed to help students find their own voice and give them the opportunity to use professional technology and learn from professional artists.   WMCAT is looking for tutors for this fall's after school program. They would like to have tutors available from 2:30-5:00PM, Monday-Thursday starting September 29th.   For additional information, please contact Brooke Warner at brooke.warner@wmcat.org

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The New Covenant Community Church Summer Academy and Vacation Bible School is looking for student volunteer(s) to assist with our Summer Academy and Vacation Bible School. It's a neighborhood outreach program we're offering to elementary and middle school students on Tuesdays and Thursdays, July 29, 2014 - August 28, 2014 from 10:45 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. with lunch served at noon.
We are looking for students who would like to experience in a Christian setting, by:

  • tutoring young adolescents in math and English
  • supervising recreation time
  • leading young people in low-impact exercises and non-competitive games
  • coaching small groups in moving to music a la praise dance or line dancing and/or
  • serve as tech and sound aides

While it would be nice for volunteers to spend the whole time with us, if coming only for the morning academic session, the noon athletics, or the afternoon arts would be more convenient, we'd be glad to consider those volunteers as well.
 
Volunteers will need to provide a copy of their Criminal History Check and DHS Clearance.
 
For more information, contact:
Anna J. Small Roseboro, Director
nccchog49508@gmail.com

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Grand Rapids Public’s Burton K-8 School. Burton is looking for individuals to help run the library during the school day- currently there is only one on staff, available only on Mondays. This means, Mondays are the only days children have regular access to the school library. Additional details and information on expressing interest in the opportunity can be found here: http://connect.volunteercentergr.org/HOC__Volunteer_Opportunity_Details_Page?id=a0CU000000L3RZSMA3

Katelyn Kovalik Michigan Nonprofit Association Civic Engagement AmeriCorps*VISTA Volunteer Center Heart of West Michigan United Way 118 Commerce Ave SW Grand Rapids, MI 49503 p. 616-459-6281 x 669 f. 616-459-8460 kkovalik@hwmuw.org