Service Learning, Sept. 19
Published: Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Updated: Tuesday, September 18, 2012 21:09
Omega Youth and Community Development Foundation: The forum will be at Dunbar High School Saturday, Sept. 22 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. We have had faculty from the College of Health Professions and several FGCU students who have volunteered in the past and will continue. There will be approximately 25 health screenings provided free of charge to the community, as well as health-related educational information. This year the Kleist Health Education Center will also be participating. Contact Cecil F. Carter at firstname.lastname@example.org or 239-590-7794.
Lee Memorial: Help out the children’s section at the Annual Health Forum. The event is at Dunbar High School on Saturday, Sept. 22 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Contact Martha Mayorga-Beck at Martha.email@example.com or 239-424-3806.
FGCU Kleist Health Education Center: Help the 5K by being an awesome volunteer. It’s at 8:30 a.m. on Sept. 29 at FGCU. Duties would include keeping track of the time when runners finish, registering runners when they arrive, and setting up facilities. Contact Diane Odeh at firstname.lastname@example.org at 239-590-7459.
Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park: Specific outdoor projects for groups are available for those who would like to participate in Public Lands Day on Sept. 29 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Contact Donna Young at email@example.com or 239-597-6196.
Rookery Bay: Save the date on Saturday, Sept. 29. Reserve your place now to volunteer for National Estuaries Day, which is a very fun and popular event! Volunteer positions include set up/ cleanup crews, parking attendants, FORB table, registration, interpretation, crafts, info/ survey table, front desk & nature store, face painting, tough tank, and facilities. Contact Susan Maunz at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 239-417-6310 x412.
Lee BIA Builders Care: Help volunteer with fundraising at the Miniature Golf Fundraiser on Oct. 11 from 5-8 p.m. at Castle Golf, 7400 Gladiolus Drive, Fort Myers. Just contact email@example.com for more information or call 239-938-0056.
Lakes Park Enrichment Foundation: Have a fun way to enjoy the fall season! Sign up right away to Join the FUN GROUP OF VOLUNTEERS at the 3rd Annual Halloween Extravaganza held Oct. 19-31, 2012 at Lakes Park. Ask for the “Head Scarecrow” Marsha Asp. Contact her at 239-851-6434 or E-mail Scarecrows@lakespark.org for details. Traditional, weird, wacky, creative displays are welcome! Get going now! Lakes Park is a fantastic and beautiful state park located at 7330 Gladiolus Drive, Fort Myers.
Estero Bay Preserve State Park: Enjoy the outdoors? Ever feel like we have a huge impact on the environment? Are you ready to make a difference and need service hours!? Well then come volunteer at the Estero Bay Preserve State Park! Location is by Corkscrew Road and US 41, not too far from FGCU. For more information, contact Scott Stimpson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lakes Regional Park: Help with a program for children’s tours of the gardens from 3:30–5 p.m. on a weekday or Saturday at 9 a.m. Concepts that may be included are: importance of plants to the earth, plants and insect interdependence, kinds of propagation, composting and nutrients, ability of plants to filter water. Contact Susan Moore at email@example.com or 239-481-7845.
FGCU Food Forest: This is a student-run botanical garden that highlights tropical/subtropical edible species that grow well in South Florida and is right here on campus! They need students to help on Fridays 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. And there’s an opportunity for the next two weeks on Saturday, Sept. 22 and Sept. 29 from 7:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or Kelly Walsh at email@example.com.
ECHO (Educational Concerns for Hunger Organization): Help out with agricultural development. Fill out a volunteer application at www.echonet.org. For questions, contact Ruth at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Koreshan State Park Historic Site: Students welcome every Wednesday at 8 a.m. Simply show up on time at 3800 Corkscrew Road, the gate opens automatically at 8 a.m. Long pants, closed toed shoes are required, they suggest water and gloves.
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 email@example.com or call 239-689-4249.
Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium: Numerous opportunities! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 239-275-3435.