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August 1-15 E-Newsletter

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YOUR VOLUNTEER E- NEWSLETTER August 1-15 E-Newsletter 2019 Volunteer Service Hours Reports Information! Thank you for remembering to send us your volunteer service…
YOUR VOLUNTEER E- NEWSLETTER August 1-15 E-Newsletter 2019 Volunteer Service Hours Reports Information! Thank you for remembering to send us your volunteer service hours each month! If you have not turned in your hours for July, we need them! August hours need to be turned in no later than September 7th. You may report hours in several ways. You can call or email us! It’s that simple. For email please list the agency or agencies where you are volunteering and the hours you volunteered for the month. You may report all of your volunteer service hours at non-profit and public agencies, as well as care hours you provide to other seniors living at home for transportation, food and meals, home care, driving to and from your volunteer job and for training purposes. If you would like us to call you each month to ask for your monthly hour report, please tell us and we will add you to our list of other volunteers who prefer to be called! If you have a change in contact info or if you have changed volunteer positions or wish to do so, please let us know at rsvp@rsvptulsa.1RSVP is the only agency that documents the value of senior volunteerism in communities! Here are the email addresses and phone numbers to use to report hours each month. Creek County rsvpcreekcounty@rsvptulsa.org 918-227-3844 Tulsa County rsvp@rsvptulsa.org 918-280-8656 Wagoner County wagonerrsvp@rsvptulsa.org 918-485-8992 Washington County rsvp@rsvptulsa.org2If you are interested in any of the volunteer experiences offered, please contact annette@rsvptulsa.org for further info unless otherwise listed. 918.280.8656SPECIAL EVENTS AND ONE TIME OPPORTUNITIES IN THE TULSA METRO AREA:Calling all volunteers!! Help!!!! Please ask your friends to help as well, it is an amazing experience! What: Poverty Simulation at OSU-Tulsa on Friday, September 6th from 8:30 to noon. Event Description: Poverty is a reality for many individuals and families. But unless you've experienced poverty, it's difficult to truly understand. The simulation is an interactive immersion experience. It sensitizes community participants to the realities of poverty. As a volunteer you, will play the role of a community member for the participants. (IE: The social worker, the teacher, the employer, the grocery store clerk, etc.) For more information regarding the simulation, please visit this link: http://www.povertysimulation.net/about/ Training will be provided before the simulation begins. When: Friday, September 6th - 8:30 to noon (approximately)3Location: OSU-Tulsa, Conference Center – B.S. Roberts Room - B.S. Roberts Room is next to the Auditorium in the Conference Center.) Address: 700 N Greenwood Ave, Tulsa, OK 74106 It is very easy to find and there is plenty of parking. For the best access, please park in Lot E or Lot D. If you would like a referral, please let me know!Tulsa Debate League is gearing up for October judging events. No debate experience needed. Just attend a 30 minute judge training session at the beginning of your shift and be willing to provide support and encouragement to young people learning a new skill! Your mentorship and encouragement makes a big impact on the self-esteem and academic success of these debaters. Dates and places as follows: 1. Friday, October 11th, 3:15-7:00pm or 5:00pm – 9:00pm 2. Saturday, October 12, 8:45am -11:00am or 10:45am -2pm 3. Friday, October 25, 3:15-7:00pm or 5:00pm – 9:00pm 4. Saturday, October 26, 8:45am -11:00am or 10:45am -2pmLocation: Will Rogers High School 3909 E 5th Pl, Tulsa, OK (meals provided)4A fun opportunity is just around the corner. Discovery Lab/Tulsa Children’s Museum, will be hosting a great event “Circus! The Exhibition”. This is a big top tent exhibition that explores math and science through the lens of traditional circus activities. If you love math, science and fun, there will be several fun opportunities for you to help facilitate the Circus Exhibit experiences. You will be volunteering on the museum floor alongside museum educators and education assistants to support guests of the museum. This exhibit comes to the museum in early September (dates TBA) and will be here for several months. Volunteers interested who would love to help, the shifts are flexible and can be regular, occasional or just whenever you’d like to come. Museum location is in Owen Park, 560 N Maybelle Ave. Background checks will be done by the museum. Hours Monday through Saturday: 9am to 5pm. Contact annette@rsvptulsa if you may be interested and I will add you to a list and contact you as soon as I know the start dates! The Salvation Army is gearing up for their busiest time of the year and are in need of volunteers! Listed below are the opportunities that will be coming up before you know it! Christmas Assistance Appointment Setters Tuesday Sept. 3-6, 2019 Shifts: 8:45a-12p, 12p-3:00p Volunteers requested: 1-2 each day per shift Answering phones, scheduling appointments, some data entry, customer service. This is a sit down desk job.5Christmas Assistance Data Entry Monday-Friday Sept. 9-13 Shifts: 9a-12p, 12-3p Volunteers Requested: 1-2 each day per shift Answering phones, data entry, filing, organizing. This is a sit down desk job. Christmas Registration Monday-Friday Sept. 30-Oct. 11 Shifts: M-W-TH 9a-12p, 12:30p-3:30p TUE 4p-7p FRI 9a-12p Volunteers Requested: 3-4 each day per shift Greeters, Document Checkers. This is a sit down desk job. Christmas Kettle Counting Every Thursday from Nov. 14-Dec. 19 (excludes Thanksgiving) Shift: 9a-12p Volunteers Requested: 2-3 each Thursday Straighten and organize money donated from Kettle Campaign. This is in a secured room with Finance staff. Thanks for helping!!Miller Hospice has several short term events they are needing help with. If you have an extra hour or two to spare, they can use the help! Dates as follows: Tuesday, Aug, 20th, 10:45am to 11:45am and Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2:30 to 3:30pm, – They are hosting a root beer float event on the 20th and a sherbet event on the 28th for a Luau at Zarrow Point, 2025 E 71s St. Wednesday, Aug. 22, 11:30am to 1:00pm – Miller Hospice will be presenting Purple Hearts to veterans with Tulsa Mayor GT Bynum. If you can help with these events, they can use the extra hands. 6LONG STANDING TULSA COUNTY VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES :4 hours/week and sometimes every other week, depending upon needs of the agency or the volunteer, by agreement.Tulsa cares is currently looking for volunteers for several positions. Background checks required. Training for all positions. Located near 11th and Harvard. http://www.tulsacares.org/our-story/ 1. Food panty help – you will assist clients shopping in the food pantry. Either Mon., Tues., Thurs., or Fri. 9am to noon or 1pm to 3pm. 2. Kitchen Assistant – Assist food program manager with prep, serving and clean up of weekly congregate meal held each Tuesday from 9-noon or noon to 3pm. 3. Reception assistant – greet clients, contact staff about appointment, answer phones. Every Wed. 9am to 1pm or 1pm to 5pm.Good Samaritan Health Services is a nonprofit organization changing our community through mobile health care clinics for the uninsured. They currently have over 49 monthly clinics at 12 locations throughout the Tulsa metro. They are in need of several positions throughout the county as follows: Sapulpa -Site Coordinator. They have partnered with the First Baptist Church in Sapulpa and are needing a site coordinator for that location. This will be the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Wednesday of every month. Clinic opens at 4pm and usually closes at 8:30pm. Sand Springs – Check-in helpers. (non-nursing). They have partnered with Church That Matters at 3 W 41st St. You will help greet patients and see that they are checked in properly. The clinics in Sand Springs are the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month from 4:30pm until approximately 8:00pm. 7If you’d like to join them for a clinic tour, dates are as follows: Thursdays: Sept 12, Oct. 24, Nov. 21st and Dec. 5th at Common Ground Church, 7810 E 49th St (Fontana Shopping Center) Meals on Wheels Broken Arrow is currently looking for a Monday coordinator. This coordinator will volunteer every other Monday at the BA site, 12620 E 31st from 9am to 11am. You will be opening up the kitchen and helping pack prepared meals into insulated totes. You may need to call in volunteers as needed for substitutes, etc. You will also be responsible for signing volunteers in and out. Basic computer skills needed and able to work independently every other Monday from 9am to 11am. They are also looking for volunteer drivers!! You will be delivering meals directly to elderly and homebound clients. A delivery route typically takes about an hour in the morning and helps ensure that a neighbor in need isn’t left hungry or alone. Multiple locations throughout the Tulsa metro where you meet up to help a site coordinator pack and deliver these meals. Most volunteers serve one morning a week for 1-2 hours. Contact us for a referral! Joy in the Cause currently recruiting office help at their 39th and Harvard location. You will be calling volunteers to see if they are still wanting to volunteer and documenting. You may be taking in-kind donations, stuff & addressing envelopes, sorting, making copies, etc. It can be quiet, so you may bring a book or kindle with you when it’s slow. They are needing help Monday through Friday, any time between the hours of 10am and 3pm. If you can help out any of those days and even for a few hours, they can use you! They are also looking for help with specific projects in their “sowing room” which means “sowing seeds of kindness.” There they make crafts, dress the dogs (their mascots), make tutus for the dogs and help sort fabric. They can also teach you to sew if you’re interested. 8Cancer Treatment Centers Tulsa has a fun request for artists. If you like to paint and would like to be involved with this wonderful facility, let us know. They are looking for one or two people to help form a “Pinot’s Palette” type experience for their guests. They are also always recruiting for Lobby Greeters anytime. If you have some time and would like to help out in the lobby, contact us! South 81st and Highway 169. Contact annette@rsvptulsa.org for further information.81st & Yale Area: OBI is always recruiting for various positions including, packing t-shirts in their conference room, bundling tubes, snack packers to pack snacks in backpacks. They can also use help with their mobile drives and helping out their warehouse workers by putting away medical supplies, etc. No heavy lifting. Great environment. Background checks and copy of DL required. Contact Annette@rsvptulsa.org for further information.Museums, Airports and Aquariums The Military History Center in Broken Arrow is always looking for docents! Contact Annette@rsvptulsa.org if you would like more information. Here is a link to their E-Newsletter too. http://www.okmhc.org.9TULSA AIR AND SPACE MUSEUM & PLANETARIUM - TASM is currently looking for volunteers for several positions: Volunteers needed to come in whenever they have time during the museum’s hours to help out with light duties such as wiping fingerprints off displays, dusting exhibits, etc. Even if you could only stay an hour or two, they would be grateful for any help. Other volunteers are still needed for varying shifts on the floor and for special events. Training and a TASM shirt will be provided. The museum is planning an extension involving a new hangar that will double the current space and will include a restaurant and classrooms. Experience in the aviation field is helpful but not a requirement. If you would like to work in a fun atmosphere and meet lots of interesting guests from all around the country, this is the spot for you. Contact annette@rsvptulsa.org for further information. The museum is located across the street from the Tulsa Zoo. Contact annette@rsvptulsa for info regarding a PT paid position in the Education Department, setting up tours and calling schools to schedule field trips.RSVP AIRPORT AMBASSADORS is a collaborative program betweenRSVP and Tulsa Airport. Ambassadors work four-hour shifts one day per week to provide hospitality and info services to airline passengers at three information desks or work three-hour shifts roaming the terminal. Ambassadors offer goodwill and a vital community service by promoting a positive community image while also providing assistance to military personnel, passengers and the general public. Free parking, uniforms, and other volunteer recognition events for volunteers! Volunteers are in short supply for the Fri-Sat-Sun shifts. Can you help? Contact: annette@rsvptulsa.org for current shift openings.The Oklahoma Aquarium (Jenks) has openings for volunteers to help man interactiveexhibits, and occasionally help on the front information desk. With new exhibits recently opened, they can always use additional help. Must be able to commit to one -4 hour shift per week preferably on the same day each week. Background check and orientation required. Contact Annette@rsvptulsa.org for further information. 10HOSPITALS IN THE TULSA METRO, INCLUDING CREEK AND WAGONER COUNTIESOSU Medical Center is currently in need of front lobby help. Bring a friend and help greet guests in their newly remodeled lobby. Lobby hours are 8am to 4pm and they can use help for 4 hour shifts any time during the hours the lobby is open. They are particular needing help in the mornings. You will be seated at the desk. If you can, there may be a few times when you might need to walk someone to an area for directional purposes. But it’s not required.Laureate is STILL looking for volunteers to help man their information desk in the outpatient clinic. You will be greeting patients and visitors, provide directions and give out information regarding Laureate. There are several shifts available and listed below: Front Desk/Outpatient Clinic: Mondays (1st, 3rd & 5th of the month) from 8:00 until noon Mondays (every) from noon until 4:00 p.m. Tuesdays (every) from 8:00 a.m. until noon Thursdays (every) from 8:00 a.m. until noon Laureate can also use volunteers in their Visitor Check-in area on the following days and times: Tuesdays from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Saturdays from 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. and/or 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. There is a required 1.5 hour orientation. TB skin test screening required. Free meal, discount on Health Zone membership, free covered parking, service awards, free annual flu vaccine and invitations to recognition events. Volunteer shirt purchase required. ($15)11ST. JOHN MEDICAL CENTER - Volunteers needed at main location and Sapulpa. Not allpositions are at all locations. Volunteering in a hospital setting involves an interview, background check, TB test screening, and volunteer orientation. Currently seeking volunteers for the following: (background checks, some immunizations and TB checks required) SJMC Surgery Waiting – Greeting families, checking them in, forwarding phone calls from surgery, recovery, and surgeons to families, and providing directions Monday evenings 4-8 pm Information Desk – Providing directions and helping lost guests to locations all over the hospital. Answering phone calls and forwarding them appropriately Monday mornings 7:45 am – Noon Gift Shop – Cashiering, helping customers with merchandise selections, and answering the phone to take gift orders for patients and associates Monday and Friday evenings 4-6 pm, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday mornings from 8:30 am – 12:30 pm Sapulpa West Entrance and Extra Eyes – Greeting people at the west entrance of the hospital and directing them to various locations; visiting and rounding on patients Monday and Friday mornings from 8 am – Noon Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoons from Noon – 4 pm Broken Arrow Guest Services Desk - Greeting and directing guests to various locations throughout the hospital Any evening of the week from 4-8 pm Gift Shop - Cashiering, helping customers with merchandise selections, and answering the phone to take gift orders for patients and associates Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings from 8am – Noon 12Monday and Friday afternoons from Noon – 4 pm.WAGONER COMMUNITY HOSPITALLooking for something fun to do this summer? The Wagoner Community Hospital continues to look for volunteers for the information desk and/or gift shop! For more info, call Diana at 918485-8992. ext. 2316VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES, CREEK, WAGONER COUNTIES & SAND SPRINGS AREA ONLY WAGONER COUNTY VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:  Wagoner Library can use volunteers for their summer reading program, hours are flexible  Wagoner Community Hospital needs information desk volunteers  Contact Diana Cooper at (918) 485-8992 or wagonerrsvp@rsvptulsa.org for more info!CREEK COUNTY VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES AND EVENTS: CASA, Court Appointed Special Advocates, are volunteers who become the voice for children in DHS and the foster care system. Volunteers receive training in how to be advocates for the child in the court system. CASA needs many volunteers for this important mission of help for our children. Please contact Elaine Tittle at 918-224-6492 or visit the CASA website at www.creekcountycasa.org. Sapulpa Community Theatre needs volunteers to help with various theater projects. These include organizing costumes, sewing costumes, helping construct props, volunteering to take tickets and hand out programs, and handyman projects around the building.SAND SPRINGS AREA VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Sand Springs Meals On Wheels Volunteer Drivers needed for one hour on either Mon-Wed-Fri from 9:30-11:30am, or on an alternating schedule, for example: the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Monday of each month. Choose your schedule! Volunteers pick up pre-plated meals at St. Andrews Church distribution site at 3210 S 113th W Ave and then deliver on a pre-scheduled route. Working in pairs is more fun and the 13clients you deliver to get a double dose of social connection. Meals On Wheels delivers more than just meals to isolated people. Contact Annette@rsvptulsa.org for info and referral.VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES FOR CRAFTERS: TULSA AREA RSVP TULSA ‘KNITTIN’ KITTENS’ invite volunteers, new to knitting and/or crocheting, or a seasoned pro, to meet year-round to yarn-craft comfort and practical items for RSVP partner agency clients. Free yarn and crochet hooks! This includes crafting hats and scarves for elementary school children each year who might not otherwise have them for the cold winter months among other items for Tulsa area nonprofits in need. The Knittin’ Kittens meet every Friday from 12:30 pm–1:30 pm at the RSVP Tulsa office at 5756 E 31 st. Come have some fun! Contact: annette@rsvptulsa.org for further information! 918.280.8656 CREEK COUNTY AREA RSVP Creek County ’Happy Hands’ volunteers meet on Tuesdays, from 1:00 pm- 3:30 pm at the Creek County Resource Center, 19 N Main St., Sapulpa, where the RSVP office is located. All are invited! Contact Penny at rsvpcreekcounty@rsvptulsa.org. 918.227.3844SAND SPRINGS AREARSVP Sand Springs/Case Community Center “Comfort Crafters” Volunteers contribute thousands of hours to craft and create functional items for Sand Springs residents in need. We are seeking contributions of yarn, and fabric in a minimum of ½ yard lengths. Sand Springs Comfort Crafters volunteers will put your donation to good use. Join us (55 +) the 2nd and 4th Fridays from 11:30 am-1:00 pm at Case Community Center. Just show up and we’ll be happy to greet you. Contact garyann@rsvptulsa.org WAGONER COUNTY AREARSVP Wagoner County ‘Nifty Needlers’ are crafting “Caps for Kids”. Volunteer craftersmake stocking caps for kindergarten students at Wagoner Ellington Elementary School. Caps can be crocheted, knit or loomed. U
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