Service Learning opportunities, April 4
Published: Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Updated: Tuesday, April 3, 2012 22:04
Heartland Gardens: Did you know that FGCU alums started this nonprofit? They have a 1,700 square-foot raised labyrinth and they’re landscaping the entire acre with edible plants. Help with your financial expertise, business background, economic background, bookkeeping and data entry skills, public relations or communications background, or assist with newsletters, e-blasts, or grant writing. Contact Andrea at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 239-689-4249.
Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium: Numerous opportunities! Contact email@example.com or call 275-3435.
Naples Botanical Garden: Horticulture gardening starts at 8 a.m. Monday through Friday and includes weeding, potting, moving plants, digging, raking, sweeping, clearing debris, etc. Wear closed toe shoes. No shorts or tank tops. Bring water. Wear sunscreen. Bring work gloves if you have them. Looking especially for groups of students on Fridays. No last minute requests. Give 4-5 day lead time. If you commit, then can’t make it, give notice. Be on time. Email Sally Richardson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rookery Bay: Help give out literature, talk to visitors about the Learning Center, or assist with children’s craft. Contact Susan Maunz at email@example.com or call 239-417-6310 x412.
Sustainable Living and Interconnected Education (SLIE): So much of what needs to be done will be decently challenging labor, digging, building raised garden beds, constructing water capturing vessels and their gutters. Contact Hunter Preston at firstname.lastname@example.org or 239-245-3250.
Lee County Sheriff’s Youth Activities League: Help now through summer! Thursday at 3 p.m. at the board meeting, or flyer creation on Thursday from 3–5 p.m., or telecommute phone via Skype. Contact Katie at 239-898-6090 or Katie@katieromano.com.
Bonita Springs Assistance Office: Help this primary social service agency and serve the community in assisting needs of clients, enhancing public speaking presentations, or writing informational materials. Contact Maribel Slabaugh at Maribel@bonitaassistance.org or 239-992-3034.
Education for Collier: Would love strong, committed volunteers! Workshops in the Take Stock Program needs students to help in the ACT testing areas of Math, English, Reading, Writing and Science to help every week. Sessions held at Grace Place in Naples. Choose Monday or Tuesday evening from 6–7:30 p.m. Contact Linda Morton at email@example.com.
Uncommon Friends Foundation: Are you a history buff? Become a tour guide in a Georgian Revival style home located on the bank of the Caloosahatchee River in Downtown Fort Myers. Contact Christine Forbes at Christine@BurroughtsHome.com or 239-337-0706.
Grace Community Center: Has a multitude of opportunities! Help with an afterschool program for at-risk high school students, tutor to GED seekers, thrift store assistance, or serve food to neighbors in need. Contact Cheryl Wilcox at firstname.lastname@example.org or 239-656-1320.
FGCU Athletics: Numerous opportunities with game day operations. Serve as ushers for basketball, baseball, softball, and timers for swimming and diving. Contact Will Pitt at email@example.com or 239-590-7055.
Center for Academic Achievement: Want to use your skills and knowledge from a specific FGCU course to help another FGCU student? Then becoming a tutor with the Center for Academic Achievement just might be for you! Service Learning and paid positions available. We are currently looking to fill tutoring positions for summer and fall 2012 in the areas of math (Calculus 1), Biology I and II, Chemistry I and II, Physics, Economics, Statistics (STA 2023). For further information about this volunteer opportunity contact The Center for Academic Achievement at (239)590-7906 or stop by Library 103.
Abuse Counseling & Treatment (ACT): Second Act Thrift store needs help. The benefit of volunteering is a 50 percent discount! Also need someone to help this nonprofit agency with a marketing plan for two to three months. Contact Honara Jacobus at firstname.lastname@example.org or 239-939-2553.