Sunday, December 10, 2017

Volunteer Opportunties

Village Library Volunteer Opportunities   Interested, contact Elisabeth Wright, Teen Librarian directly (ewright@metrolibrary.org405-755-0710).

  • Starting in January, the library will be providing Homework Help for grades K-6 on Tuesdays from 3:30-5pm. We're looking for volunteers ages 14+ who are available most Tuesday afternoons during the school year. To sign up for this opportunity, please follow this link.

  • The library is also starting up a Teen Service Team. This group will meet two Thursdays a month (starting in January) from 6:30-8:00pm and will help with various behind-the-scenes tasks around the library, help with library programs, and plan other service projects. To sign up for this opportunity, please follow this link.

Metropolitan Library Needs Volunteers:   Do you want to do something that is satisfying and of great service to your community and the library system? Become a Metropolitan Library Volunteer! Library Contact Person: Shren Sylvester, Administrative Specialist, Outreach Services, 405-606-3835

What is Best Buddies International?  An organization dedicated to ending the social, physical, and economic isolation of people with intellectual and developmental dissabilities (IDD).  Contact Zac C.'18 for more information at

Positive Directions mentors at Stanley Hupfeld Academy seeks new tutors and mentors!  Hupfeld Academy is located at 1508 N.W. 106th (106th & N. McKinley), and serves the Western Village neighborhood children. 

The Positive Directions program matches mentors with elementary (K-5) students for one-on-one sessions, one hour each week during the school day (10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.).  The program’s purpose is to build relationships and provide consistent, caring friends and role models for the children, and to help them with their academic and social needs.  Most mentors spend ½ of their time on academic needs/reading, and the other ½ on a fun activity (games, puzzles, walking the track, etc., to encourage casual visiting and building the relationship).  We have two designated mentor rooms at our school site, with all of the supplies and materials needed for mentoring sessions. 

Many of our mentors tell us it’s the best hour of their week, and they gain as much from the experience as their student does!  We have a number of mentors who stay with their student throughout their elementary years. 

Team mentoring is also encouraged; two mentors may team to mentor the same child, alternating weeks, so it is less of a time commitment for those who may find it difficult to mentor an hour each week. 

Interested mentors have to complete a mentor information form.  Mentors will receive a packet containing a photo and information about their student, as well as a mentor nametag and handbook.  There will be an orientation onsite or at Casady if a group decides to mentor.  There are also mentor volunteer opportunities for interested adults.  There is an application process and training for adult mentors also.   For application and more information contact:  Tobi Campbell, Director, Stanley Hupfeld Academy at Western Village & Positive Directions Mentoring,  Office (405) 717-9831,  Cell (405) 550-3762,  Fax (405) 951-880

First Serve OKC needs volunteer tutors at the tennis center(3400 N Portland Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73112)  Passionate tennis players need help in math and science. 6th and 7th grade levels. They are extremely motivated by tennis, so behavior is not an issue. They are just in need of some outside resources to complete homework on time and to grasp concepts. It would be from about 4:30/5 to 6 pm, Tuesdays/Thursdays.  Contact
Emmy Tigert, Executive Director, First Serve OKC Foundation,, Direct: 405-640-3317, Cell: 405-315-3822

Animal Recue Friends of Nichols Hills *ARF" seeks animal smart kids who can help walk & work with our available dogs at Petsmart at N.W. 63rd & N. May from 12-3 most Sunday afternoons.  Contact Person:  Suzy Morgan

OK Kids Korral located at 818 N.E. 8th Street, Oklahoma City, OK 73104 needs volunteers to cook dinners for families of children undergoing cancer treatments at Children's Hospital.  Ok Kids Korral aims to provide dinner for the families at least 5 nights a week.  Meals have to be cooked at the OK Kids Korral kitchen. Visit

The Adoption Center of the Central Oklahoma Humane Society is located near Casady, on NW 74th and Western Ave. The Center needs help from responsible, dependable, outgoing volunteers who care about animal welfare. Volunteers spend time helping  keep animals clean and safe and providing customer service to  potential adopters.  To begin volunteering, students would simply need to visit and create a new volunteer profile. They would then sign up for The Adoption Center volunteer training.   To learn about volunteering at our other locations, students should visit

Volunteer for EL SISTEMA

El Sistema Oklahoma is seeking applicants for volunteer positions. Volunteers are adults or high school aged students who embody the core values of El Sistema Oklahoma and embrace both the social and musical mission of the program. A commitment to creating a caring environment that encourages cooperation, creativity, inclusion, kindness, and joy is essential among students, teachers, and all volunteers.
Volunteers serve functions such as:
  • Greeting and directing students, parents, volunteers & visitors as they arrive
  • Kitchen volunteers to prepare and/or serve snacks
  • Classroom mentors to assist students with journal writing
  • Classroom monitors to provide teacher/student assistance & help with student’s homework
  • Safety coordinators to direct teachers, students & volunteers in the event of emergency
  • Runners to help greeters, teachers and classroom monitors with any needs that arise
  • Maintain schedule of volunteers — clerical/computer data entry (does not require volunteer to be present on site)
  • Student Appreciation Team to encourage students with notes, cards, music backpack, etc. (does not require volunteer to be present on site)
  • Teacher Appreciation Team to encourage teachers with notes, cards, etc. (does not require volunteer to be present on site)
  • Classroom painting and repairs — summer (dates and times to be determined)
  • Performance & Special Event Volunteers — functions will vary (dates and times to be determined)

Position Details:

Hours: Up to 15 hours per week (documentation of service hours will be provided)
Operation Hours: Weekly, Monday-Friday from 3:15 P.M. to 6:30 P.M.        
For questions or assistance, please contact

Peppers Ranch Foster Care CommunityPeppers Ranch is a foster care community with a mission to "break the cycle" of child abuse and neglect through loving homes, counseling and activities designed to enrich lives. We have a variety of fun and rewarding volunteer opportunities for students. A few examples are to play sports or board games with the kids, lead a balloon fight, plan an easy cooking lesson, assist a teacher during horseback riding classes or come up with your own idea and pitch it to us and we will help make it happen. 
FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT: . Tonya Ratcliff, Cell (405) 919-9888,

Food Bank for Pets Needs Volunteers:  A certified 503c nonprofit organization that strives to help people keep beloved pets in their home by serving as a food bank for animals. 

The ultimate goal of the Pantry is to reduce the rapidly growing rate of animal surrenders to local shelters or the outright abandonment of pets due to financial strain. Visit find us on Facebook. Contact Person: Judy Smith Event/Volunteer Coordinator Pet Food Pantry of OKC 405-286-6008


Morning Shift 9:30 to 12:00 AM.  Afternoon Shift: 1:30-4:00 PM.  

Wear closed-toe shoes and register online at  

Walk-ins welcome.  

Minors must be accompanied by an adult. It's time to be a Hunger Hero! 

For more information contact:  Lacey Bagley, Volunteer Engagement, 405-600-3161,

Boys and Girls Club @ Memorial Park-A Kids' Cafe of the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma: Volunteers wanted Monday through Friday  Volunteers can choose the activity they desire to facilitate from sports clinics to cheer sessions; mentoring and tutoring an individual child or helping with a group of children focusing on a special area of interest.   Volunteers also choose a preferred time for their service action. 
For more information about volunteering at the Club, contact or contact Carmen Clay @; 405-520-1325.
The club needs music, dance, voice, reading and math tutors. The club welcomes walk in volunteers from Casady School.   The Club is a Kids Café of the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma.é

Closer to Earth Youth Gardens.  Empowers teenagers through personal mentorship and leadership development.  Teens engage in organic gardening and environmental and food advocacy.  CTE mentors a diverse group of teens including youth serving court ordered or school required community service.  Visit Closer to Earth, 405-524-3977
Weekly volunteer work and service learning events.  Central Park Community Gardens at NW 31st and Shartel, Sunday and Wednesday 4-6 pm during school year and 7-9 pm in the summer.  1004 W Hill Street, Saturdays 9-noon year round

Find other organizations and service opportunities at: