Central Iow RSVP: April 19

Category: Basic Money Management Published: Tuesday, 21 April 2015 Written by Admin

Women with Initiative

The purpose of this program is to help women achieve self-sufficiency and confidence through financial education. Through financial workshops and one-to-one mentoring women, who are financially at risk, build financial skills. Program directors are looking for women interested in volunteering to serve as mentors. The primary role of the mentor is to provide support and encouragement as the mentee identifies financial goals and action steps, and implements strategies for achieving them. Volunteers do not need to have previous mentoring experience or financial background; however, knowledge of basic money management skills are preferred. Volunteers should be comfortable working with disadvantaged individuals and have the ability to accept individuals with different values and lifestyles than their own. Volunteers should respect and support participants' rights to self-determination and independence. To find out more about how to become a mentor for this empowering program, call Arti at (515) 292-8890.

Story City Chamber of Commerce

If you are looking for something fun to do in the beautiful weather, consider helping out with the Viking Games and a 5K Fun Run in Story City on Saturday, April 25 These events conclude the community's three-month fitness initiative. Volunteers are needed to assist with the Fun Run from 8 to 11 am; and the Viking Games from noon to 3 pm To find out more about what volunteer positions are needed, call (515) 292-8890.

Salvation Army Bill Payer Program

The Bill Payer Program offers peace of mind for those needing help to manage monthly bill paying. It is a service that enables low-income older adults and people with disabilities to remain in the community with the assurance that their monthly financial obligations have been met. Compassionate, trained volunteers meet one-on-one with individuals in their own homes to help with the tasks of monthly bill-paying. The client makes all financial decisions and signs all checks. Meetings take place once or twice monthly at a mutually convenient time; generally the time commitment is four to six hours a month, including reporting. Training and supervision are provided. To find out more about this flexible volunteer opportunity, call Arti at (515) 292-8890.

RSVP Pillowcase Project

In collaboration with the American Red Cross, Central Iowa RSVP will be launching a new disaster preparedness project for kids. Volunteers who enjoy working with third- to fifth-graders are needed to present this unique learning material, centered around a pillowcase! Training will be provided. Information will be presented to kids clubs, 4-H Clubs, summer educational programs, neighborhood children's groups, etc. To find out more about this exceptional educational program, call Betty at (515) 292-8890.

Summer Food and Enrichment Program

United Way of Story County, in collaboration with YSS of Ames and the Nevada Community School District is sponsoring a summer enrichment and meal program in both Ames and Nevada. Students K-8 will be invited to participate in STEM activities, free of charge, and will be provided with breakfast, lunch and snack. Volunteers are needed for following positions from June 1 to July 9 from Monday through Thursday: Registration Volunteers: Greet and check in volunteers; Lunchroom Buddies: (Breakfast, Lunch, and Snack) -- During both lunch and breakfast, volunteers will supervise and sit with students, talking with them and encouraging them to eat. Volunteers will also assist with lunchroom clean-up; Classroom Assistants -- One week commitment is required for this position. Volunteers will work alongside another assistant and an experienced classroom facilitator with pre-determined activities. Volunteer should enjoy interacting with and working with young children and be flexible in their role; Meal Servers (Breakfast and Lunch) -- Youth and adult volunteers will help serve meal to children. Must use basic food safety practices and take direction from the meal crew leader. Volunteers will also assist with cleaning meal areas; Floating Assistants -- Adult volunteer will agree to fill any position, implement "Back Pocket" activities on a whim, or just play with the children. Volunteer must be willing to adapt and be comfortable with children and youth; Bus Room Supervisor (Nevada only): Volunteers will supervise and check in students to the bus room. They will also work with assistants to provide activities for the children as they wait for the bus; Bus Room Assistants (Nevada Only): Volunteers play with the children and maintain a flow of activities while students wait for the buses. Volunteers will work with supervisor and must be comfortable working with children; Recess Assistants (Nevada only): Assist with supervision and playground management during recess time. Volunteers must be comfortable working with children.

Food at First

Volunteers are needed to help with set-up, serving and clean-up at the Food at First program at First Christian Church in downtown Ames. Volunteers are needed from 5:15 to 6:45 pm on Thursday, May 14, and on Monday, May 18.

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