United Way Volunteer Opportunity Column for Week of May 2
Volunteer Opportunity Column 5-2-18
United Way of Inner Wisconsin’s Volunteer Center promotes the volunteer needs of local non-profit organizations in both south Wood and Adams Counties on a weekly basis. Here is how you can get involved and volunteer for these great organizations.
Jeremiah’s Crossing: Horse Riding Lessons Volunteer- Training is provided for all lesson volunteers. Training dates for Summer 2018: June 2,4,5
Volunteers need to attend just one day of training. Lessons begin June 11th and end August 20th.
Volunteers are needed Mon- Fri 8:15am-1:30pm
Side Walkers – walk along side students – assist with balance and tasks.
Horse Handlers – are responsible for leading a horse during lessons.
Lesson Assistants – assist instructors
Grooming & Tacking – prepares horses for lessons
Side Walkers must be 14 years of age.
Horse handlers must be at least 15 years of age.
Side Walkers must be able to keep their arm raised above their shoulder for extended periods of time, and must be able to jog alongside a trotting horse for 100 meters.
City of Wis Rapids Park & Rec Dept: Lots of new summer fun volunteer opportunities. See our website for all the dates and times.
T-Ball/Pitch Ball Aide Evenings or Mornings- Hey, batter swing! We are looking for volunteers to assist a t-ball coach with a team of 6-10 children ages 4-8. Volunteers are expected to assist the coach as needed. You will be assisting the coach with basic warm-ups, positive encouragement, supervision of children while team is batting, position children out in the field and assist with participants running the bases. You are essentially an extra pair of hands. Little knowledge is preferred about baseball or softball, but not necessary. The second hour is pitch ball and you will assist the coach, as mentioned above.
Volleyball Aide-Do you enjoy the sport of volleyball? Do you enjoy working with children? Then we have the perfect volunteer position for you, a combination of both. Volunteers will work with children ages 4-12 under the direct supervision of the instructor. Volunteer will assist with set-up, take-down, skills and game-like drills. Some basic knowledge about volleyball is required.
Soccer Lead/ Aide-Do you enjoy the game of soccer? Do you like working with children? If yes, then we have the perfect fit for you! We are looking for volunteers to work with children ages 3-7 to lead them through a variety of soccer skill stations. You will assist in set-up and take-down. But, the main responsibility is too lead children through these stations: dribble around the cone, red light, simon says, shoot and score, etc. Lesson plans are available. Will train. No experience necessary.
Action Shot Photographer-Get ready and take aim and shoot! This is a fun flexible volunteer position that aids our department in displaying the youth in our community being active! Individual would take photos of participants in our recreation programs, so that they may be utilized for program advertising. Time and places may vary depending upon the activity. The schedule is very flexible. Volunteer must own their own camera and be able to send photos via email to recreation department.
United Way of Inner Wisconsin’s Volunteer Center at 715-421-0390 or visit our website at www.volunteerinnerwisc.org.