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Upcoming and Ongoing Opportunities

(Contact: Ginty Porter, e-mail : or 656-2126 for more information)

Kellett Elementary After School operates M-F from 2:30 – 6:00; this program serves students 5-12 (K-5th grade). Volunteers are needed to provide homework assistance, recreation, arts & crafts, mentoring. Additionally after school clubs are forming to provide enrichment activities such as chess, drama, music, writing and other special interest.

Big Brothers/ Big Sisters After School Program Mentors are needed for Kellett Elementary on Thursdays (2:30-4:00) and Tuesdays at James M. Brown Elementary (2:30-4:00. These volunteers are matched with a “little” to assist with homework, play games, enjoy pizza parties and other activities.

Reading Tutors for Project RISE are needed at Kellett Elementary, Seneca Middle and Oakway Middle; these volunteers will receive training in the use of the Great Leaps Reading curriculum and work one-on-one with students during the school day to provide tutorial assistance in reading.

GAME (Guiding and Advising Men to Empowerment) and SWAP (Sisters With A Purpose) are mentoring programs that Tuesday Evenings from 6:00-7:30 with students from our various after school programs to provide a one-on-one relationship with an adult. The meetings are held at Seneca Presbyterian Church where a meal is served each week to all participants. Tutoring, homework assistance, arts & crafts projects, movie nights and other events are held each week as part of this program.

Al Aboard is a program that works with kindergarten students during the school day. This program matches volunteers to a kindergarten student who needs some one-on-one assistance in preparing for first grade. Volunteers are asked to give two hours a week; to work with four different students, 30 minutes each student. Through interactive play volunteers are able to assist students in better preparing themselves for first grade. This program operates in 11 elementary schools in Oconee County. Typically the best hours to work with this program are from 8-10 and 12-2, although some classes have other time periods that can be accommodated.

Seneca Middle School After School Program operates M-Th from 3-5, serving students 6th-8th grade. Volunteers will assist with homework and provide tutoring and a positive role model to the after school students.

Oakway Middle School After School Program operates M-Th from 3-5, serving students 6th-8th grade. Volunteers will assist with homework and provide tutoring and a positive role model to the after school students.

“Lunch Buddies Program” Sponsor: Prevent Child Abuse/Communities in School of Oconee County— Dates: Nov. 2004-May 2005 Consider becoming a Lunch Buddy in an Oconee County school. The Lunch Buddy program is designed to give a child a role-model and, more importantly, a friend to have lunch with from time to time. This is a flexible way for you to give back to the community. If you choose to volunteer with the Lunch Buddy program, you can try it out once with one child for one lunch, or you can make this a semester long commitment.

Clemson Community Care Volunteer Program Dates: Ongoing Monday through Friday Hours: 9:00 am to 1:00 pm /Afternoons by arrangement

Volunteer Duties : I. Food Bank: • Keeping track of the food and bagging it for clients • Picking up food Monday mornings from local churches • Picking up food every afternoon in the second week in Nov. from local elementary schools II. Assist clients in filling out applications III. Computer assistance: • Data entry for tracking food, expenditures, volunteer hrs, etc. • Grant research IV. Updating outside bulletin board/sign V. Assist with vacuuming, mopping, and dusting of the facility


Homework Center Volunteer Sponsor: Littlejohn Community Center Dates: Ongoing Times: Mondays-Thursdays between 3:00 pm and 5:00 pm Volunteers needed to help tutor elementary school children on. Any time you can give would be welcomed.

After-school homework tutors & Morning Pre-school playtime partners Sponsor: Helping Hands of Clemson Dates: Ongoing Dates: Ongoing 2:30-5:30 Monday-Friday (not necessarily that whole time)

Helping Hands is an emergency home for abused and neglected children . They also encourage coming out on Saturdays just for fun playtime.

Classroom assistant/mentor Sponsor: Ravenel Elementary School (in Seneca) Dates: Ongoing Can volunteer at any time when it fits your schedule. Need students to work with groups or one-on-one. Might involve reading, or mentoring a specific student or eating lunch with a student or even playing on the playground. The staff has worked closely with student volunteers and know the ropes; you will be welcomed and put to work right away!

Linda White, Director Of Community Relations 864-656-2095…
Ryan Fenton, Community Service Assistant