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Chronic Non-Payment Counseling Program Volunteer. Need for Spanish speaking counselors – the kind of counseling is very basic, walking a family though basic budgeting and helping them understand expenses v. income. Contact Rush Bailey firstname.lastname@example.org. (Posted 6/15/13)
The Adult Learning Center offers a number of free and low cost classes and needs volunteers to assist in a classroom setting while students from around the world learn English or prepare for their GED tests. No need to speak another language. Daytime and evening volunteer opportunities available now through June 30th. Spend a few hours a week assisting in a classroom with a small group or one-on-one with students.. For more information, call Cherry Stewart, Volunteer Coordinator at (434) 245-2815 or email email@example.com.
JABA’s Virginia Insurance Counseling and Assistance Program (VICAP) is looking for English-Spanish translators to assist in counseling sessions for clients on an as-needed basis. VICAP offers free health insurance information, one-on-one counseling and claims filing assistance to Medicare beneficiaries and their families. For more information, contact Becky Calvert at firstname.lastname@example.org or via phone at 817.5272.
The Thomas Jefferson Medical Reserve Corps (TJMRC) is looking for volunteers (both medical and non-medical and those who have bilingual skills) to assist the health department this season with immunization clinics. The Medical Reserve Corps augments the community’s ability to respond to public health emergencies. Prior to emergencies, TJMRC volunteers train and participate in emergency preparedness activities. During emergencies, TJMRC volunteers are activated by health department staff to assist in public health emergency response. There are roles for both medical and non-medical volunteers. To join the TJMRC visit http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/mrc/ Register in the Virginia Volunteer Health System (VVHS) at https://vms.vdh.virginia.gov/vms/. If you have any questions contact TJMRC@vdh.virginia.gov. Note: All TJMRC volunteers are subject to a background check.
Children Youth and Family Services (CYFS) is seeking volunteers fluent in English and Spanish for its Early Literacy Program. The program serving children from 0-5 years of age, and including group activities such as singing, reading, and arts and crafts, is open to four communities in the area. It hopes to continue to expand and develop, offering a wider variety of services such as nutrition counseling. The groups typically meet twice weekly for a few hours. Interested volunteers can contact Hilary Nagel at email@example.com.
Piedmont CASA. CASA - http://www.pcasa.org – is a volunteer organization which trains Court Appointed Special Advocates, who work one-on-one with abused and endangered children to assist the courts in determining the best environment to ensure each child’s safety and well-being. CASA is seeking bilingual and bicultural volunteers to assume these tasks, especially men. Spanish speaking individuals and Latinos interested in volunteering at CASA should contact Lindsey Henry at 971-7515 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Support Cville Fire Department’s Important Work with Latinos. The city Fire Department welcomes Latino and Spanish speaking volunteers to work with Fire Corps on initiatives educating Latinos about fire safety, from helping to increase Cville’s Latino participation in the annual December Posada to getting Latino children excited about fire safety so they can teach their parents about important issues, like not using gas stoves to heat homes, or help them get free fire alarms. Volunteering with Fire Corps will avail service providers – teachers, social workers and others working with Latino children and their parents – important and fun resources to educate their students with life skills and motivate them to share their knowledge. For more information contact Mary Loose (MLoose@aol.com or 970-3536) or Felipe (301/537-8312).