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AVID Tutors for spring semester

The Green Bay Public School District is currently hiring AVID tutors for the spring semester! What is AVID? It stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination, and it is an elective class offered to targeted middle and high school students who may not have the knowledge or support system in place to help them achieve their dreams of going to college. AVID students typically are the first in their family to attend college, are historically underserved in four year colleges, are low income, or have special circumstances which make the need for extra help so important. AVID is not a remedial class, but rather a support system to drive these students to higher levels of achievement.

AVID tutors work in the classroom with students to act as role models, help them with homework, and teach them organization, collaboration, and critical thinking skills. They are not required to be an expert in any particular subject. Tutors get paid to help others while also making contacts and gaining valuable experience working with students in the public school system. AVID is a well-respected and nationally known program so it looks great on your resume! We offer paid training and incentives for students who return for more than one year. Tutoring occurs every Tuesday and Thursday during the school day at various Green Bay schools. Spring tutoring has already begun so if you are interested please contact the tutor coordinator, Paulette Zastrow, as soon as possible!
Email: pmzastrow@gbaps.org for more info or an application; or call 920.492.2600 ex. 43914.

N.E.W. Curative Rehabilitation Volunteer

Are you passionate about nutrition and helping others? Would you be willing to assist with setup and help teach others what you know? N.E.W. Curative Rehabilitation is looking for a volunteer to assist in its Nutrition Program every Friday from 9-12. Job duties would include set up and clean up and serving lunch to our program participants.
Please sign up to share your time and talent by visiting www.volunteergb.org or contacting Sarah at 920.593.3576 - direct/confidential or by email.

Literacy Program Volunteer Opportunity

N.E.W. Curative’s Literacy program is looking for volunteers to assist with tutoring adult students with learning disabilities. This volunteer opportunity is Wednesdays and Thursdays from 12:00-3:00pm. Volunteers would work with students on understanding reading, English, math, social studies, or basic computer skills.
For more information please contact Sarah Kramer at 920-593-3576 or by email.

ALS Support Group Facilitator

The Muscular Dystrophy Association is currently looking for a licensed professional to facilitate the monthly ALS Support Group. Support groups may include guest speakers, field trips, and getting to know other families affected by ALS.
If interested, click here for details.

Young Adult Mentor

Brown County Volunteer Services is currently looking for individuals with a desire to mentor youth in our community ages 15½ - 21 years old. Mentors need to be a consistent, positive presence in the life of youth who have spent a portion of their life placed out of their parental home. Interested volunteers must be willing to work with a youth for a minimum of 18 months to assist them with independent living skills. Volunteers must be at least 21 years old and able to meet with the youth a minimum of 2 times a month.
Mentors provide long term guidance to youth in areas of: household management, budgeting, employment skills, secondary education, obtaining knowledge of community resources, and more. Training, program sponsored activities, and on-going support will be provided. Mileage reimbursement is provided to mentors who are able to transport youth at the annually established rate.

Here is a collection of Volunteer Opportunities in the Green Bay area. See the attached flyers for more information.

  • Volunteer Support for Circle of Support. Click here for flyer and here for website.
  • Volunteer Guardian for Brown County Human Services Department. Click here for flyer.
  • Spanish Translator Volunteer or Intern for Brown County Human Services Department. Click here for flyer.
  • Administrative Review Panelist at Brown County Human Services Department. Click here for flyer.
  • Foster Care Supervision Volunteer for Brown County Human Services Department. Click here for flyer.
  • Pals Volunteer. Click here for flyer.
  • Opportunities at Heartland Hospice in Brown County. Click here for flyer and here for the list of opportunities.

Cash Awards For Students

The Judith Holm Memorial Awards Program is a national competition which confers $2000 cash awards. The deadline for submitting a paper is February 24, 2012. Final-year master's degree students may compete by submitting a clinical-practice paper focused on a case from field placement. Guidelines should be available from a contact person at your school (Master's Coordinators and Field Placement Coordinators), or online here

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