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Volunteer Opportunities

MACLAY SCHOOL VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITES (This list is comprised of only some volunteer opportunities Maclay students have worked previously.)

 

AT MACLAY (ON CAMPUS)

Athletic Ticket Taker (Spring)

Help collect tickets at the entry before Maclay baseball games. Contact MJ Brady at (850) 212-4247 or Mrs. Bas at hbas@maclay.org.

 

Maclay Summer Camp Junior Counselor (Sign up in May)

Volunteer to help at Maclay’s weekly summer camps. Contact Mrs. Harris (lharris@maclay.org )or Mrs. Bas (hbas@maclay.org) for a form to sign up.

 

Rowdy Rauder (first weekend in October)

Volunteer to work on the race course. Adults and students are needed. Click on the link to register http://www.rowdyrauder.com. Contact Susan Johnson at susanchip@embarqmail.com

 

Tutoring

Students can sign up with Mrs. Ashcroft (Middle School) or Mrs. Kiser (Lower School) to tutor younger kids. This may change as we build our academic resource center.

 

LONG TERM OFF CAMPUS (REPEATING AND ANNUAL)

 

Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC) at Children’s Home Society

Once per week, for 1-2 hours, a volunteer will come into the office and make follow up phone calls to clients to complete satisfaction surveys. Other tasks may include making copies, assembling informational folders, organizing the clothing and snack closets, and light cleaning of the reception area. Contact Kendra Walker or Annalise Spotts at (850) 921-0772.

 

Children’s Home Society Back-to-School Drive (July-August)

Children’s Home Society’s goal is to collect backpacks and school supplies for more than 400 children and teens in the Big Bend area. They can utilize volunteers to assist with organizing inventory, stuffing the backpacks, and assisting case managers with loading the backpacks. They host a distribution event for ages 13-17. Contact Shannon Clement, Volunteer Coordinator with Children's Home Society at shannon.clement@chsfl.org.

 

Children’s Home Society FHM Meetings (June & July)

Every month, Foster Home Management holds a workshop for foster parents, and during these meetings volunteers are needed to supervise the foster children. It lasts only a few hours and is actually really fun. 10 volunteers are needed per meeting. Contact Shannon Clement, Volunteer Coordinator with Children's Home Society at shannon.clement@chsfl.org.

 

Daughters of the Nile

Volunteer at various events to help raise money for Shriner Children’s Hospital. Contact Rachel Roopnarine at (850)591-4917.

 

Early Steps at Children’s Home Society

Volunteers are needed to assist in coordinating services for infants and toddler, from birth to age three, who have developmental delays. This may include direct service and administrative duties. Contact Shannon Clement, Volunteer Coordinator with Children's Home Society at shannon.clement@chsfl.org.

 

Gulf Winds Track Club

GWTC is always in need of volunteers for different races to help at aid stations or course monitors. Contact Coach Droze at gdroze@maclay.org.

 

Lee’s Place

Lee’s Place has many events and always are looking for volunteers. They are a nonprofit grief, loss and trauma-counseling center providing professional mental health counseling and training services. Contact Beth Tedio at (850) 841-7733. 

 

The Oasis Center for Women and Girls

Many volunteer opportunities available. Visit site for more details. http://www.theoasiscenter.net/7.html

 

Pace Center for Girls

This organization is looking for math tutor volunteers. Contact Casey Duncan at (850) 241-0241.

 

Pennies for Patients

The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society would like you and Maclay School to participate in Pennies for Patients! See their local website to inquire about other service opportunities through the Leukemia Society. Contact Monica at 407-454-5844.

 

Salvation Army

Volunteer at the Salvation Army by ringing the bell during holiday season, sorting items at the thrift store or cooking meals. Contact David Roberts at (850) 893-4414 if interested.

 

Westminster Oaks

“Untold Stories” history recording. Contact Dianne Johnston (djohnston@maclay.org) for the contact information for Taylor Phillips at Westminster. 

 

ONE-TIME ANNUAL (OFF CAMPUS)

 

Camp Pioneer

Camp Pioneer is our camp for mentally challenged individuals which is held yearly at the Florida Conference Life Enrichment Center in Fruitland Park. Currently, there are a number of campers who are on a waiting list who will not be able to come to camp unless buddies can be found for them. Orientation for Buddies begins Sunday night, July 10, 5:00 p.m.  Campers arrive Monday at 1:00 p.m.  Camp ends Saturday morning, July 16. Call or email John Hicks if you might be interested or would like more information.  Jandkhicks@aol.com; (850) 321-0126.

 

Children’s Home Society Super Saturday (August)

Super Saturday is an event that Children’s Home Society along with Boys Town and other community based care agencies provide for their foster parents to receive their mandatory training hours! 15 to 20 people are typically needed for this event.

 

A Full Summer (June)

A Full Summer is a non-profit organization.  The event is at Godby High School, June 4, 10-noon.  Volunteers will be packing 60,000 meals to be used over the summer to feed the children in our community.  1 in 4 children will go hungry this summer. Register at www.afullsummer.org .  St. John’s Episcopal Church is the coordinating organization.

 

Greenwing Field Day with Ducks Unlimited (late February)

Volunteers will be responsible for helping set up and dismantle the event, as well as a variety of roles throughout the day to keep things running smooth. Contact David Cardman at dwcardman@gmail.com.

 

Leon County Reading Council (early March)

The Leon County Reading Council needs student volunteers (mature middle school students or high school students) to work at this fun, community-wide Dr. Seuss Pancake Breakfast. It is typically at the Applebees on the Parkway.  The students work as waiters or other fun jobs, and they always need a volunteer to dress up as The Cat in the Hat.  They can earn 3 or more volunteer hours plus have a big pancake breakfast at the end. 

 

LeMoyne Center for the Visual Arts Holiday Show (early December)

Volunteer to help at the show by clicking on this link http://www.lemoyne.org/2015-holiday-show-volunteers/

 

Maclay Annual Soccer Tournament (early December)

This event is held at FSU and ball kids are needed. Contact Rene Lewis at (850) 228-2141 or rblewis2@me.com or Sarah Grant (850) 294-1400 or Sarahgrant@earthlink.net.

 

Modern Language Expo (early spring)

This expo gives students the opportunity to make impromptu speeches, declaim poetry, and perform one-act plays and musical pieces that are in the language they study. It is held at a different school each year. Contact Mrs. Bas (hbas@maclay.org) or Mrs. Moody (kmoody@maclay.org) to volunteer. Students can earn up to 6 hours of service.

 

Second Harvest Food Bank 

Help harvest potatoes at Lott's Community Garden, about 20 minutes south of Tallahassee at 39 Lott Road, Monticello FL, 32344. They will be working from 8:30 to 11:30 and this event is dependent upon the weather. Contact Turner Barnes at tbarnes@fightinghunger.org

 

St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer (late September)

Visit https://www.stjude.org/get-involved/at-play/fitness-for-st-jude/st-jude-walk-run-to-end-childhood-cancer.html

 

Tails and Trails Race with the Animal Shelter Foundation (early May)

Help is needed on race day for this event. Contact Claudia Machado at claudiaucf08@gmail.com or 787-525-9199.

 

Tallahassee Memorial Hospital Spring Garden Party (April)

This event occurs each April and students will receive volunteer hours for helping with set up and valet parking. Contact Carri Smith at ccsmith@maclay.org.

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