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Community Service Opportunities

Painesville City Schools SUMMER XP PROGRAM
This summer Painesville City Local Schools (PCLS) is combining an outdoor tutoring and event program called Summer XP, with their mobile Lunch Box program.  Catalyst Ministry is helping PCLS to recruit volunteers to participate in tabletop games, reading, and math.  It is a very exciting program that is geared towards helping students prior to the start of school in the fall. Volunteering can start as early as June 7th or as late as the last week of July. Contact Neal Nelson at info@catalystministry.org.

Drive-Thru School Market Volunteer Sign-Up
The PCLS Family Resource Center is looking for volunteers ages 18 and older to help our Lake County families with limited resources. The Greater Cleveland Food Bank will be delivering 4,000 pounds of food to the Central YMCA located at 933 Mentor Ave. in Painesville.  Volunteers are needed to help set up, organize and serve all of the food to our guests.  Face masks, gloves, and hand sanitizer will be provided to all volunteers as we must follow all Covid-19 CDC guidelines to ensure a safe environment.  If you have any questions please contact Maribel Young, Family Resource Center Coordinator, at 440-392-5548 or via email at maribel.young@pcls.net
Use the SignUpGenius link here to sign up

New Volunteers Needed at Hospice of the Western Reserve
Are you looking for a way to help individuals in your community? Virtual and in-person volunteer opportunities are available including in our new Pet Piece of Mind and End of Life Doula programs. Consider becoming a Hospice of the Western Reserve Volunteer. We offer two virtual training series for new volunteers every month. Registration is contingent on meeting pre-requisites. For more information, contact us at 216.255.9090 or fill out an online application at hospicewr.org/volunteer to get started today.

Royal Family Kids Camp
Royal Family Kids Camp is a summer opportunity for children in our community, ages 6 - 11, who are in foster care and have dealt with issues of neglect and abuse. At camp, the children are treated as royalty receiving positive attention and encouragement as they participate in fun activities designed for their success and to build self-esteem. Last year due to the pandemic we did not have camp but kept in touch with our families through drive-by activities. This year we have camp dates August 10 - 15. We have 36 interested kids and are planning that we will break the group in two and have two shorter camp sessions so that we can be socially distanced in the cabins and dining hall, etc. but still offer a camping experience.

There are several ways you can help. First, RFK is always looking for volunteers, so if you might be interested in helping with camp on the above dates, please contact Johanna Martin for more information. Virtual training will be provided prior to camp.

Secondly, in past years we held a dinner, silent auction, and concert at MUMC to raise funds for camp. That is not feasible this year, but we are having an online/virtual auction on June 19th. We are collecting baskets and donations for the auction.  If you would like to make a donation, contact Johanna Martin,  johannamartin@sbcglobal.net to make arrangements for your donation to be picked up. We will be collecting items through the month of May.

FOR AUCTION INFORMATION CLICK THIS LINK  .  The auction is online June 7-19.