Connections Volunteer Center opportunities


MARCH 2019

Special to The Sunbury News



Connections Volunteer Center, a program of HelpLine, has information about the following volunteer opportunities in Delaware County. For more information or to register visit www.connectionsvolunteercenter.org, call 740-363-5000 or emailcdennis@helplinedelmor.org.

Turning Point – Help needed at both the Delaware Shelter and the Marion Shelter. Shelter Coordinator Assistant, Literature Distributor, and Children’s Area Maintenance. Volunteer orientation March 19. Background check required.

Central Ohio Symphony – Volunteers needed for the March 31st concert. Help as a ticket taker, usher, handicapped entrance assistant, ticket sales or at the Friends of The Symphony table with coat check and selling refreshments. Concert is at 3 p.m., arrive at 2 p.m. to volunteer.

Preservation Parks — Gallant Farm is a representation of a Depression-era farm. Volunteers share the ways farm families lived during the Depression and World War II era. Learn how while helping ready the site for spring. Training & potluck on Sunday, March 31, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Dress to be outdoors. Sign up online.

IronMan – Volunteer during the IRONMAN triathlon with Team Connections. Athlete Check-In Sat, July 27, 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m., Sun, July 28, 1-5 p.m. Click more info for sign up instructions.

The Arts Castle – Help give group tours, with events and exhibits, assist with classes or provide building maintenance. Flexible hours. Or help in the volunteer run Gallery Shop which offers a place artists can sell their work.

Friends of the DCDL — Volunteer with the Friends and advocate and raise funds for the Delaware County District Library. Help with Book Sales, Young Writers Workshops, author visits & more. Seeking a volunteer chair for the publicity committee. Help get the word out about these great programs to ensure their success.

Grace Clinic – Free medical ministry in Delaware City serving the uninsured and under insured, is in need of volunteer Pharmacists, Optometrists, Dentists, Physicians, Interpreters, Nurses and Prayer Encouragers. Monday mornings, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings.

Grandparent Café — Grandparent Cafe is a safe space where grandparents, who are raising their grandchildren, can connect and discuss the challenges and successes of second time parenting. Lead the Cafe discussion times and form relationships to support each other.

HelpLine/SARN — Looking for an opportunity to helping others in crisis? HelpLine’s Sexual Assault Response Network (SARN) program needs compassionate and motivated individuals to join the volunteer team in assisting survivors of sexual assault.

Kids on the Block – Join this award-winning international education program and help school age children learn about peer pressure, bullying prevention, sexual abuse prevention, physical abuse prevention and healthy habits.

LSS Food Pantry — Help needed to sort food deliveries and donations. Individuals, families and groups welcome. 2-3 hour shifts on weekdays 9 am – 3 pm. Children 12 and older with an adult. Saturday morning shifts for groups available with advance notice.

People In Need Produce Market — Volunteer to help provide fresh food to individuals and families in need. Each market can serve up to 300 families. The market is the last Wednesday of the month, March-November, 1:30-4:30 p.m. The markets are outside (dress for the weather) and each needs 10-15 volunteers.

Restore, Habitat for Humanity of Delaware and Union Co. – Support the mission of building homes by volunteering to help with sales of new and gently used furniture, appliances, home goods and building materials

Senior Companion — Help older adults maintain their independence by being a friend who takes them shopping or to doctor appointments, go for walks or play cards. Companions must be 55 or older. Receive a tax-free stipend and some benefits. Income restrictions apply.

SourcePoint – Join in, volunteer, get perks and make new friends! Transport home bound seniors to medical appointments, prep/pack for Meals on Wheels, deliver Meals on Wheels-short term and long-term assignments available or be a friendly visitor with a homebound senior and give their caregiver some relief.

Strand Theatre & Cultural Arts – Movies are magic and The Strand is a magical place that has been in the Delaware Community for over 100 years! Help keep the magic alive by volunteering.

Stratford Ecological Center – Be a Spring Farm & Nature Tour guide at Stratford Ecological Center. Lead small groups of students around the farm and nature preserve for a hands on experience. Must be age 18 and up.

About Connections

Founded in 1996, Connections coordinates the referral and placement of volunteers for more than 70 different agencies who offer more than 200 volunteer opportunities. In the past year, Connections matched over 1,300 volunteers who engaged in almost 20,000 hours of service to the community. An affiliate of HelpLine, Connections core services are partially funded by United Way of Delaware County and SourcePoint.

About Helpline

HelpLine of Delaware and Morrow Counties, Inc. is a private, non-profit organization that provides a 24-hour support and information line, prevention education and serves as the area’s only volunteer center. Committed to empowering people through knowledge, support and resources, HelpLine responds to the emotional, financial and informational needs of the Delaware and Morrow County communities. HelpLine is a contract provider of the Delaware-Morrow Mental Health & Recovery Services Board and partially funded by the SourcePoint. A United Way partner Agency, HelpLine is accredited by the American Association of Suicidology, National Alliance of Information & Referral Systems and certified by the Ohio Department of Mental Health.

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MARCH 2019

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For more information, please visit: www.HelpLinedelmor.org.

For more information, please visit: www.HelpLinedelmor.org.