Welcome to MBC Serve. Discover what interests you from the list below of one-time and on-going service projects. Use the form at very bottom to sign-up for any of the following opportunities:
Do conservation work on local farms
On Fri. Mar. 14 and Sat. Mar. 15 there are opportunities to work with groups of area college students to plant trees and improve areas that filter storm water from polluting local streams and the Chesapeake Bay. Sign-up by March. 10.
Be a marketing intern for an online course
Help market an online course about Gluten Sensitivity and Celiac Disease (www.GlutenGlut.com
). Spend 2-3 hours per week managing a Twitter account, and other social media sites (e.g. Pinterest). This unpaid intenship requires excellent writing skills and grammar, experience with social media, and an engaging and entertaining writing style.
Remove invasive species... It's an MBC tradition!
For the last several years MBC students have helped pull garlic mustard, an invasive species, in Ramsey's Draft wilderness area which is about 30 minutes from Staunton. On Thur. March 27 from 10am-2pm another group will work to eliminate this destructive plant from proliferating in our wilderness areas.
Be an after school math tutor
Offer one-on-one math tutoring with individual middle school children who have trouble being in a larger classroom. Create learning games to assist. Provide at least one hour per week Mon. Tue. Wed. or Thur. from 4:30-5:30pm.
Be a Market Research intern with the Staunton Senior Center (SSC)
Complete a market study of Staunton/western Augusta County and create a marketing plan for SSC with a focus on increasing older adult awareness of the Center. Do some data collection and program development too.
Be a LEARN "Fundraising Committee Assistant"
Help LEARN (Learn English and Reading Now) plan fundraising activities by researching current literacy/non-profit fundraising activities and their earning potential; develop best practices for fundraising; and interview potential participants.
Be a volunteer board member and observer with The Arc of Augusta
If you want to improve opportunities available to individuals with intellectual and/or a developmental disabilities consider this position where you will be responsible to clients by advocating for services and promoting community awareness. Listening skills, being organized, some experience with marketing or just the interest to learn will be helpful.
Be a Girl Scout "Outreach Program Provider"
Work at Riverheads Elementary (about a 15 minute drive) mentoring girl scouts 2-4 hours per week. Prep materials, use provided curriculum to deliver programs, administer surveys, and complete brief reports.
Be a File Clerk with Natural Resource Conservation Service
Work 1-2 hours per week filing documents following guidelines. On the BRCC Shuttle line in Verona.
Be a tutor in Staunton City Schools
There all kinds of ways you can help: Tutor individual students in homework, reading, or math; Work with small groups; Be a book reading buddy; Help in the office or library; Assist students with technology; Be a lunchtime buddy; Help with after school clubs; and make learning materials.
Smith Center receptionist/greeter
Volunteer downtown for 3-4 hour shifts in an art and history gallery. Greet and assist the public, orient them to the galleries and the missions of the organizations in the Center, and help them find their way in the building and downtown. From the desk, volunteers also assist the three non-profits in the building with tasks such as bulk mailings. When visitors are not present, volunteers can make use of the PC to read, and work on homework. Be friendly, impart information and provide a good vibe. Students will learn the impact of arts and culture on participants of art and culture offerings and they will learn about the economic impact art and culture has on the City.
For additional opportunities listed on our partner site, The Greater Augusta Volunteer Center click here:
http://unitedwayga.galaxydigital.com/volunteer/agency/needs/ (warning: this link will leave the MBC Serve site).