Adults from the community are invited to help in our After-School Program. As After-School Volunteer, we need your support with homework, reading, serving as an Activity Assistant, or even the leader of your special project. Opportunities exist to provide tutoring for assignment and homework help. We encourage participation in enrichment activities for after-school youth programming. Our volunteers provide one-on-one or group assistance to students grades K-5. Assisting students with independent reading enabling our younger students to develop essential literacy skills. Opportunities exist in preparing and serving healthy snacks for our program participants (menu is predetermined, and food is supplied). Additional duties include making phone calls to families to notify them if children are absent from the program. Lastly, our volunteers complete monthly sheet of volunteer hours to document activities.
There is an opportunity to volunteer in the Food Distribution Center, assisting customers with shopping, stocking shelves, and packing emergency bags. Our volunteers provide support to Customers utilizing the FDC.
Supporting the Senior Gem Program includes participating and coordinating activities. We serve breakfast, lunch, and snacks. You are welcome to coordinate activities, games, events to encourage socialization and participation.
The Community Garden welcomes your green thumb! Join us during special events and community engagement events. Volunteers may participate in scheduled or unscheduled workdays under the supervision of a designated garden manager. Volunteers will schedule available times and activities directly with garden managers. You do not have to fret; just commit to the areas you are interested. If you cannot attend your scheduled volunteerism event, contact the garden manager to make them aware so they are not left waiting onsite. Typical tasks include weeding, mulching, pruning, composting, and sprucing up. Less common, specific tasks may involve assembling or repairing raised beds, filling beds with soil and the best part is the harvest!
COLLEGE STUDENTS, GROUPS AND LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS
We are always interested in partnering with student groups and community organizations. The Wesley Center currently partners with students from Central State University, Wright State University, Wilberforce University, University of Dayton, Sinclair College, Clark State Community College, Miami Valley CTC, Dunbar High School, Thurgood Marshall High School and Westwood Elementary School.
Contact us if your group is interested in helping regularly.