Released 27 February 2012
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The Salvation Army Seeks Volunteers for Youth Programs
Area Children Need Mentoring, Tutoring and Engagement to Help Them Excel
Cincinnati, OH (February 27, 2012) - The Salvation Army issued an appeal today for volunteers to assist with its youth development programs. The Salvation Army offers After-School and Summer Enrichment programs, providing children from at-risk neighborhoods with development opportunities throughout the year. The Salvation Army offers these programs at Community Centers across Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky, providing localized opportunities for volunteers to engage with these critical programs.
"The Youth programs we offer are making a real difference in the lives of the children we serve," stated Melanie Fazekas, Youth Development Coordinator at The Salvation Army. "We're delighted to be able to help these children, and we need more volunteer support to effectively achieve our goals." The Salvation Army seeks those who have interest volunteering in one or more of the following roles:
- Assisting children with homework
- Being a reading buddy
- Playing learning games with the children
- Assisting with ‘skill drills'
- Playing sports and gym games with the children
- Helping with snacks and meals provided to the children
- Being a good listener and role model
The Salvation Army's After-school program serves children ages 6 to 12 years throughout the school year, from August to May, generally 3 to 5 days a week in the 2:30 to 5:30 pm timeframe. Program elements include tutoring, homework help, computer literacy, conflict resolution and character training, spiritual development, recreation, sports and arts & crafts.
The Salvation Army's Summer Enrichment program functions for eight (8) weeks, 5 days per week, in the 8:30 am to 5:30 pm timeframe. The itinerary entails sports and recreation, field trips, computer literacy, arts & crafts, character training, spiritual development and academic maintenance.
Volunteers are sought to help with any and all components of these wonderful youth programs. Volunteers are generally high school age and older. It is preferred that volunteers can be present at least one hour per week for the duration of the program (i.e., the school year, or summer).
For more information or to volunteer with The Salvation Army's youth programs, please contact Melanie Fazekas at 513-762-5671, or Melanie.firstname.lastname@example.org.
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