Good morning volunteers! Happy New Year!
This email came across my desk today from Operation Breakthrough. Their mission is to provide a safe, loving and educational environment for children in poverty and to empower their families through advocacy, emergency aid and education.
Flexible Volunteer Opportunities:
The OB Network is our newest group of KC Professionals. It’s a fun, flexible way to get involved. Click here for information about joining The OB Network.
Since our launch last year, we have over 100 members who have raised over $18,000+ for Operation Breakthrough. Together, we can make a big impact. Membership begins at a minimum of $10/month.
As a member, you will receive various discounts at various OB Network events, stay in the know on our current donations needs, and have opportunities to volunteer. We also host an optional All-Member Meeting every 6-weeks at Operation Breakthrough. Become as involved as your schedule allows!
Grapevine meets on Wednesdays every 8 weeks over the lunch hour. Lunch is delicious and generously provided by The Planned Approach. During the meetings, the group connects on updates at OB, current needs, and future events. It’s an excellent way to get connected and to meet others who are passionate about our children and families!
If you are interested in attending, please contact Jennifer Heinemann at email@example.com.
Group Volunteer Opportunities:
Monday-Friday Group Volunteer Shifts (depending on our Group Volunteer Calendar Availability):
*Groups are best 6-10 volunteers in size.
AM Shift: 9AM-12PM
9AM-10AM: Facility Tour
10AM-12PM: Volunteer Project
PM Shift: 2-5PM
2-3PM: Facility Tour
3-5PM: Volunteer Project
Attire: Closed-toe shoes are required. Comfortable attire is best, as we may be cleaning, moving items, organizing donations, etc. and you may get a bit dusty and/or dirty.
**Projects and Volunteer Opportunities Available
Volunteer projects that can be accomplished by groups are essential for OB to keep running and growing — a group could make some huge strides for us in a short amount of time. Previous projects have recently varied from everything such as helping organize our warehouse, setting up our PreK Library, sanitizing cots/chairs/toys, painting our new therapy wing, leveling books for our Summer Reading Program, assembling computer carts for MakerCity, assisting our Donations Specialists when large donations come in to the Food Pantry/Clothing Closet, and more. Because of the ever evolving nature of our work, in addition to strict licensing standards, many times there are pressing projects that need to be accomplished outside of our classrooms. For groups, we will be able to share the project(s) that need to be accomplished within one week of the groups arrival.
Individual Volunteering Opportunities:
There are two volunteer options to work with our children in our classrooms and/or our new MakerCity. All volunteers over the age of 18 working directly with our students are required to complete a background check ($15 fee) and TB skin test as well as attend an orientation. Volunteers 14-18 must attend an orientation and complete our volunteer application/agreement with a parent signature.
Friday, January 3: 930AM-1130PM
Tuesday, January 14: 930AM-1130PM
Thursday, January 23: 530PM-7PM
Wednesday, January 29: 530PM-7PM
Early Childhood Education Classroom Volunteer: (6 week-5 year old children)
Monday-Friday, either 9AM-12PM OR 3-530PM
*Must commit to 12-weeks of volunteering. Must choose a consistent day to volunteer in the same classroom (ex: every Monday AM in Green 1 Classroom).
*Must be 14 years or older to volunteer
MakerCity Volunteer: (6-14 year old children)
*Must be 16 years or older to volunteer
*Must commit to 2X/month volunteer shifts
For more information check out their volunteer webpage or send questions to firstname.lastname@example.org