Volunteer Opportunities

Peace Neighborhood Center has an ongoing need for volunteers in many capacities. We would love to work with you to find a good fit within our existing programs.
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Summer Day Camp Volunteering
June 26th – August 8th
Elementary-aged children participate in a variety of special interest clubs, recreational activities, swimming, and field trips. Middle school youth in our Leadership Development Camp participate in leadership activities, college and career prep field trips, and community service projects.
Camp meets Monday – Thursday from 9 – 3. Extended care hours are from 3 – 5:30 PM.

Volunteer Opportunities in this Program:
Volunteers commit to at minimum 1 activity/week for the 6 weeks of camp

Special Interest Club Leader/Assistant Mondays (10:00 – 12 :00 PM, 1:00 – 3:00 PM)
Volunteers with talents in sports, performance or material arts, or other special interests can lead or assist with instruction of a special club. Clubs meet for ~2 hours in the AM and PM. Special interest clubs meet on Mondays (except for the first week of camp – clubs meet on Tuesday 6/27)
Club Dates: Tuesday 6/27, Mon 7/3, Mon 7/10, Mon 7/17, Mon 7/24, Mon 7/31, Mon 8/7

Academic Support Monday – Thursday (9:00 – 10:00 AM)
Assist staff and children with our academic hour. Work on math, reading, and writing skills.

Assistant Camp Counselor Mondays / Tuesdays / Wednesdays (9:00 AM – 3:00 PM)
Assist staff with the general supervision and care of the children and youth in our summer youth programs. Lead and/or assist in the direction of small groups, interact with children during activities, model and encourage positive interactions, and maintain a safe atmosphere.

Extended Care Assistant Monday – Thursday (3:00 – 5:30 PM)
Assist staff with the general supervision and care of youth in extended care programs. Prepare and serve snacks, interact with and supervise “free time” activities, model and encourage positive interactions, and maintain a safe atmosphere.

Academic Bridge Camp Volunteering
August 14th – 17th & August 21st – 24th
Academic Camp is an academic refresher camp for students who are struggling with learning and maintaining the skills learned in school. Students work one-on-one with an academic tutor to refresh and build their skills for the upcoming school year. Academic camp provides practice in all skill areas with an emphasis on literacy.

Volunteer Opportunities in this Program:
Volunteers commit to the entire 2-week session.
We will consider volunteers who can commit to one of the two weeks.

Academic Camp Tutor Monday – Thursday (10:00 – 11:30 AM)
Work one-on-one with a child to maintain and increase academic skills. Assist children with workbook activities, academic games, reading practice, and literacy skill-building. Volunteers work with the same child over the course of the 2 weeks.

You must attend a Volunteer Orientation in order to serve as a tutor. Please bring your volunteer application & ID with you to orientation. We will complete a background check on volunteers 18 yrs & older.

The following date and time for our Summer Volunteer Orientation is:
Monday, June 19th at 1 PM
(additional orientations will be scheduled as needed)

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Food Service
An integral part of these programs is the daily meal each child is served upon arriving at the center. For many children, the food served at Peace Neighborhood Center is their primary meal for the evening. Each year, Peace Neighborhood Center serves over 14,000 meals. Meal preparation is needed every afternoon Monday through Thursday during the school year.

For more information about these activities, please email MaryAnn Meyers at:
mmeyers@peaceneighborhoodcenter.org
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In addition, if you are interested in larger, one-time projects such as landscaping and grounds maintenance, please call Bonnie Billups, Jr. at 734.662.3564.