Volunteer Link, April 13


Autumnwood is looking for individuals willing to volunteer an hour of their time twice a week to assist resident with playing bingo. Games are held 1:30-2:30 p.m. every Monday and Saturday. Interested individuals should contact Mary Lee Creeger at (419) 447-7151 or by email at mcreeger@voa.org.

Court Appointed Special Advocates

CASA is looking for objective, conscientious and dependable community members who are willing to be trained as advocates for abused and neglected children. Individuals will speak in court to the juvenile court judge about the best interest of these children. Candidates must be 21 or older and will be required to pass a background check and various interviews. If you are interested in safeguarding the welfare of abused and neglected children please contact Tracie Cress at (419) 448-1442 or by email at director@casaofssw.org.

Read to Succeed

Tiffin-Seneca United Way and Tiffin-Seneca Public Library are seeking caring volunteers to help children improve their reading skills through the Read to Succeed program. This program is an on-going volunteer opportunity to become directly involved in encouraging a students‚’ achievement. Volunteers donate about one hour each week; work one-on-one with students to improve their reading and comprehension skills; are assigned a school and classroom, and will work directly with the teacher on necessary curriculum to be covered. Volunteers must provide their own transportation to the schools and participate in an orientation at the building in which they are volunteering. Volunteers must undergo a limited background check before entering classrooms (funding is available for background checks).

Interested individuals may contact the Tiffin-Seneca United Way at (419) 448-0355, or the Tiffin-Seneca Public Library at (419) 447-3751 and ask Kayleigh Tschanen for an application.

Retired Senior Volunteer Program

RSVP is looking for individuals interested in making a difference in their local community. RSVP is seeking volunteers ages 55 and older to work at various non-profits around Seneca, Huron and Wyandot Counties. Supplemental insurance and gas mileage reimbursement is available. Contact Ariel Nearhood at (419) 448-1530 for more information.

St. Francis Senior Ministries

St. Francis Senior Ministries is looking for volunteers to help in the gift shop, assist with resident activities, go on outings with residents and visit one on one with residents. Interested parties can contact Darlene Bloom at (419) 447-2723

Seneca Mentoring Youth Links

SMYL is seeking volunteers to mentor youth 6-17 years of age in a few different settings. SMYL is looking for mentors during the school day with our School Pals Program, after school with Impact Youth Center and one-on-one mentoring at your convenience. Interested parties can contact Matt Coleman phone at (419) 443-0981, fax at (419) 443-1192 or by email at mcoleman@ncoesc.org.

Sisters in Shelter

Sisters in Shelter is seeking caring, compassionate women to join our team, offering accompaniment to adult, female victims of human trafficking. SIS safe house volunteers must complete our eight-week training series and background check. Interested parties can contact Sisters in Shelter at (567) 938-6163 to find out when the next training will be held or to ask about volunteer opportunities. Volunteers may also contact Sisters in Shelter by email at sistersinshelter@gmail.com.

Tiffin Community YMCA

Tiffin Community YMCA is seeking volunteers to help deliver bags of food to the children registered with the weekend backpack food program. Now, 550 bags of food per week are being delivered to six Tiffin Schools on Thursdays and Fridays. For more information contact the YMCA at (419) 447-8711.

Tiffin-Seneca Child Care Center

Tiffin-Seneca Child Care Center is looking for volunteers to help clean toys and rooms. Interested individuals can contact Kelly Showman by phone at (419) 447-3382 or by email at tsccc@att.net

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance

and Tax Counseling for the Elderly

The VITA/TCE programs, which are overseen by the IRS Wage and Investment Division, are looking for volunteers. The purpose of these programs is to provide free tax preparation and outreach for low- to moderate-income taxpayers (defined as within the EITC threshold), senior citizens, persons with disabilities, those with limited English proficiency and Native Americans. Volunteers would be asked to participate in providing services to these demographics within the Seneca County community. Interested parties should contact Jason Pollick at First Call For Help by calling (419) 448-4357 or by email at firstcall@tsunitedway.org.

Volunteer Link is service of First Call for Help and this newspaper. If you need assistance with finding a volunteer placement, or if you wish to advertise for volunteer help, contact First Call For Help at (419) 448-4357.