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    Many students in the Methacton School District are currently performing service in their community and school.  The Community Service Program was created as a way to reward students who are making a difference and being active in our society.
    • Students receive .25 credit for every 30 hours of documented service.
    • There is no limit to the number of hours or credit each year.
    • Community service credits can be used for elective credits for graduation, but cannot replace the minimum number of credits required for a student to take during a six day cycle.
    • Hours are cumulative.
    • Community Log Sheets and Summary forms need to be turned into the student's school counselor upon completion. Forms should be handed in for every 30 hours of completed service.  Partial credit will not be awarded. 
     
     
     
     
      
     
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    Upcoming Opportunities  
     
     
     

    New November 12, 2019

     

    Elmwood Park Zoo Volunteer Opportunities

     

    We have two volunteer opportunities that might be of interest to your students! We just ask that all volunteers at the zoo wait until they are at least 14 years old, and we make everyone aware that our volunteers do not come into direct contact with our animals during volunteering.

     

    The first volunteer opportunity is short term, for our event volunteering at Wild Lights November 22nd until January 5th in the evenings. I will attach more detail below.

     

    The second opportunity, which students can start applying to after the holidays, is a long-term commitment. We have our teen education volunteer program, which starts up in the early spring. For that program, teens make a minimum one-year commitment of 7 hours of service per month here in the zoo. They mainly interact with our guests and assist the education department sharing information about our animals in order to inspire our guests to take action for conservation! They assist us with Giraffe and Bison feeding with the public, and this year they will be assisting with our new contact yard with our goats. If you would like more info about that opportunity, please let me know!

     

    For more detail, below is the run down on short term volunteering at Elmwood Park Zoo: 

     

    Volunteers for special events are accepted as singles or small groups, as long as all volunteers are over the age of 14. Volunteering for events at Elmwood can be especially fun with a club, a small group of friends or group of coworkers, and is encouraged! Share the opportunity with friends or family who may also be interested in volunteering, and you help the zoo fulfill our needs!

     

    For those wondering what volunteers do for us, Harvest Fest or Wild Lights can involve helping guests with making enrichment and/or crafts for our animals, running educational games, handing out prizes, assisting photo opportunities managing props, supervising a bonfire with s'mores making, and many other tasks.  If any of the above sound interesting then consider signing up for an afternoon or even several! 

     

    Harvest Fest shifts run from 11:30 AM to 4 PM on weekends from September 28th to November 17th. Wild Lights shifts run from 4:30 PM to 9 PM at night, starting Friday, November 22nd and running every Thurs through Sunday night until December 8th, then it runs every night Dec. 12-23 rd, and 26th -  through January 5th.

     

    *** Zoo parking during busy events RUNS OUT! You are welcome to park in free street parking spots nearby or down Harding Blvd. The best thing to do is give yourself 20 to 30 extra minutes for finding parking! 

     

    ***No food will be provided for volunteers; however, food is available for purchase in the zoo.

     

    ***Remember that the volunteer opportunities at the zoo are mainly outside, so volunteers must always dress practically for the weather! For Wild lights, the events are outside, and at night! You will want to dress warmly in layers, hats, gloves and full winter clothing in order to volunteer! *

     

    ***The dress code for Harvest Fest is clean, un-ripped and un-shredded blue jeans and flannel shirts, with maybe a cowboy hat or straw hat. For Wild Lights, feel welcome to wear any kind of holiday gear, plus whatever will keep you warm!

     

    To register for any of these events contact Sara Harrington sharrington@elmwoodparkzoo.org

     

     

     

     

    New October 30, 2019

     

    Volunteers Needed

    2019 – 2020 Woodland Chess Club Schedule

    Chess Club will meet in the Woodland Library from 3:30 to 4:40 pm

    ALL MEETINGS ARE ON THURSDAYS

              Woodland Chess Club is looking for volunteers for their bi-monthly chess meetings. You may volunteer for 1 session or all of the sessions. It is up to you. Our club has 55 members that range from 2nd grade to 4th grade. Some of the responsibilities include keeping the members engaged in

    their matches, some set-up and take down, assisting students in transitioning from one room to another and monitoring parent pick-up. Chess knowledge not necessary. Time commitment would be 3:00/3:15pm – 4:50pm.

              For more information or to volunteer contact Mr. McDonough at DMcDonough@methacton.org or call at 610-489-5000 ext. 43410 and leave a message.

    Chess Club Dates:                                                                 

    November 7th                                       November 21st

    December 5th                                       December 19th (T-shirt info day)

    January 9th                                           January 23rd (Human Chess)

    February 6th (Doubles Day)**              February 20th (Tournament Start)

    March 5th                                             March 19th

    April 2nd (Chess Fun Day Discussion)          April 16th

    May 7th                                                 May 21st (Chess Fun Day)

     
     

    Kinney Center for Autism Education and Support

    The Kinney Center at St. Joseph’s University is looking for high school students to volunteer in their Transitional and Recreational Programing.  Volunteers will serve as peer mentors to model age-appropriate behaviors and social skills for learners with autism and spectrum disorders (ASD).  Current opportunities include Basketball and Karate on Saturdays and Transitional Skills on Tuesday evenings.   

    Contact: https://kinneyautism.sju.edu/s/1378/kinney/interior-hybrid.aspx?sid=1378&gid=56&pgid=2800&cid=5127  or questions can directed to Matt Fullmer at mfullmer@sju.edu.
     
     
    Brookdale Hospice Birthday Team
     
    Are you at least 16 years old and want to make a difference in a Hospice Patient's life?  Become part of a group of Brookdale Hospice Volunteers who help patients celebrate their birthdays.  For more information about the program and training contact Lisa DiCerto, vounteer coordinator, at ldicerto@brookdale.com or call 610-337-1101.  Brookdale is looking for students and parents to be involved.
     
     
     
     
     
     
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    Service Opportunities 
    The following is a list of some of the opportunities available.
     

    Organization

    Contact Person

    Email

    4H Seeing Eye Puppy Club

    Sandy Marshall

    sandym9494@verizon.net

    Abington/Jefferson Health

     

    amh-volunteer@abingtonhealth.org

    American Red Cross

    Rachel Andes

    andesr@usa.redcross.org

    The Arc Alliance

    Scott Camilleri

    scamilleri@thearcalliance.org

    Blinky Patrol

    Regina Babcock

    rraiford@yahoo.com 

    Chester County: Economic Development Council

    Ashley Allgyer

    aallgyer@ccedcpa.com

    Cradles to Crayon

    Ray Taylor

    rtaylor@cradlestocrayons.org

    Eagleville Hospital

    Sherry Young

    volunteersusers@eagleville.org

    Elmwood Park Zoo

    Laura McBride

    volunteer@elmwoodparkzoo.org

    Family Service for Montgomery County

    Drew Meyers

    ameyers@fsmontco.org

    For Pete's Sake Cancer Respite Foundation

    Sarah Hopkins

    sarah@takeabreakfromcancer.org

    Lower Providence Ambulance

    Marie Eckman

    phillieschik12@aol.com

    Lower Providence Fire Co.

    Chris Reynolds

    cjreynolds@comcast.net

    Lower Providence Community Lib

    Bobbie Sheffield

    sheffieldrj@gmail.com

    Meadow Springs Guardian Angel

    Stephanie Canfield

    scanfield@aristacare.com

    Methacton Community Theatre

    Mark McElwee

    mark.mcelwee@yahoo.com

    Montgomery County SPCA

    Stephen Conway

    Humaneed@vocienet.com

    Mill Grove/Audubon Wildlife

    Maggie Innes

    jjacvolunteer@audubon.org

    The Mitzvah Bowl

    Cheryl Friedberg

    cfriedberg@comcast.net

    Mitzvah Circle Foundation

    Rachel 

    rachel@mitzvahcircle.org

    National Charity League

    Tammy Ashliman

    inquiries.ncl@gmail.com

    Norristown Hospitality Center

    Kim Tucker

    outreach@hospitalitycenter.org

    Norristown Police Athletic League

    Ken Fennal

    ken.fennal@greaternorristownpal.org

    Norristown State Hospital

    Rita Kelly

    brendkelly@pa.gov

    North Penn Valley Boys/Girls Club

    Brian Sullivan

    bsullivan@npvclub.org

    Parkhouse Pointe

    Laura McAlvey

    lmcalevy@mid-atlanticltc.com

    Perkiomen Watershed

     

    volunteer@perkiomenwatershed.org

    Peter Wentz Farmstead

    Dianne Cram

    dcramm@montcopa.org

    Pitchinforbaseball

    Meredith Kim

    meredithk@pifb.org

    Red Buffalo Ranch

     

    rideredbuffalo@gmail.com

    Sebastian Riding Academy

    Cindy McFarland

     sebastianvol@Verizon.net

    Senior Center Norristown

    Susan Edgren

    sedgren@montcosaac.com

    Special Olympics

    Scott Otterbein

    scottotterbein@gmail.com

    Team Children

    Robert Toporek

    teamchildren@teamchildren.org

    Teen Talk Line

    Dave McClain

    dmcclain@accessservices.org

    Worcester Volunteer Fire Depart.

    Craig Markle

    craig@worcesterfd.com 

     

    Methacton High School Opportunities

    Family Career & Community Leadership Association

    Lucy Gmitter

    lgmitter@methacton.org

    Key Club

    Jill Nickerson 

    jnickerson@methacton.org

    Women's Performance Group

    Rosemary Welsh

    rwelsh@methacton.org

    Habitat for Humanity                          

       
         
     
     
Last Modified on November 12, 2019