Genesis and Light Center Volunteer Opportunities

Hosted by: Genesis And Light Center

Date

Ongoing Opportunity

Time

Contact coordinator for times

Contact

Albert Wilson
GenesisandLight@att.net
601-362-6736

About Genesis and Light Center Volunteer Opportunities

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Summer of Drama
The project objectives are to enhance art education, help students appreciate and value art, and encourage support for the arts and culture of Mississippi.
10 to 20 people.

o Act in or direct stage play or other artistic event
o Sing or play musical instrument
o Share artistic genre with youth
o Help build set
o Assist in organizing, developing, and implementing artistic event which may include stage set-up, ushering, security, sound, promotions, or other
duties related to a stage production
o Evaluate and supervise youth
3+ hours per week


Summer Program
Camp coordinators for elementary, middle, or high school student during our 8 week summer camp

10 to 20 people.
o To help students prepare academically during summer months
o Assist with educational and recreational activities during summer program
o Help students develop positive attitudes toward learning and studying
o Serve as a role model for students being served
o Assist in selecting materials and approaches that are suitable for the student’s ability and needs
o Assist in the organizing, developing, and implementing summer program
o Evaluate and supervise youth
6+ hours per week (Summer Months)



Saturday Math Club

Tutor elementary, middle, or high school student in area of math only.
10 to 20 people.

o To help students improve reading, math, and language arts skills
o Help students develop positive attitudes toward learning and studying
o Serve as a role model for students being served
o Assist in selecting materials and approaches that are suitable for the student’s ability and needs
o Assist in the organizing, developing, and implementing program
o Evaluate and supervise youth
3+ hours per week (Saturday)



After School Program
Tutor elementary, middle, or high school student in areas of math, language art, and reading

10 to 20 people.
o To help students improve reading, math, and language arts skills
o Help students develop positive attitudes toward learning and studying
o Serve as a role model for students being served
o Assist in selecting materials and approaches that are suitable for the student’s ability and needs
o Assist in the organizing, developing, and implementing program
o Evaluate and supervise youth
3+ hours per week



Senior Social Club
Assist senior, elderly, and handicap with games and activities.

10 to 20 people.
o Assist in planning the day services program to meet individual needs of participants, liaison with community agencies, and providing services to individual and families
o Assist in coordinating the development and ongoing review and monitor participant plan of care
4+ hours per week


Web Designer
o Writing and editing content
o Designing web page layout
o Determining technical requirements
o Updating websites
o Creating back up files
o Solving code problems
5+ hours per quarter


Newsletters
o Organize & Develop upcoming stories
o Proofread and publish stories
o Develop photos
o Organize mail outs
o Organize printing
o Assist in developing newsletter staff
5+ hours per quarter


Volunteer Coordinator Assistant
o Assist in identifying program volunteers and youth participants
o Develop partnerships with community organizations
o Assist in interview and screen prospective volunteers
o Assist in training volunteers to perform volunteer assignments
o Assist in developing/updating other volunteer documents: applications, surveys, assessment, manuals, etc.
3+ hour per week


Administrative Assistant
o Screens incoming correspondence, refer to appropriate staff member for reply
o Compose and arrange correspondence for staff
o Reviews outgoing correspondence prepared by other staff members for consistency with administrative policy as well as for format, grammatical construction, and clerical error.
3+ hour per week


Gardner Assistant
o Care of plants, flowers, trees and other shrubbery
o Tasks subject to change accordingly to the season and climate.
o Cultivating ground quality to enhance condition to grow and plant using fertilizer and chemicals in order the keep the plants healthy and provide nourishment
o Trim shrubs and trees, water, feed, transplant and remove weeds
o It may also be needed to lay down mulch, wood chips, moss and other soil moisturizers depending on the plants so should do that.
o Make grounds clean from debris and litter
o Keep lawn and bushes nice and neatly cut
o General repairs and upkeep
1+ hour per week



Custodian Assistant
o Clean offices, meeting chambers and recreational facilities
o Mop tile and concrete floor areas
o Vacuum all carpeted areas
o Dust all furniture
o Wash and disinfect washroom floors, toilets, and toilet seats,
o Clean all mirrors
o Replenish toilet tissue and soap as needed
o Empty all waste baskets and garbage cans
o Place garbage in outside storage bin
o Clean entrance and exit including glass, doors and hardware
o Clean kitchen sinks and counters
o Report damages and acts of vandalism
o Wash entrance and exit floor
o General repairs and upkeep
1+ hour per week




GLEAM Partners
Assist in organizing agency's sponsorship project

1 to 5 people.
o Recruit possible supporters
o Maintain written and verbal communications with sponsor concerning agency status and events
o Contact supporters
o Create sponsor reports
1+ hour per week



Annual Appreciation Banquet.
Assist in organizing agency's annual volunteer banquet –

10 to 15 people.
o Create overall event budget
o Develop event date and theme
o Develop menu
o Choose and contact honorees
o Organize awards, gifts, and door prizes
o Recruit speaker
o Recruit volunteers
o Recruit sponsors and donors
o Organize ticket sale
o Develop dress code/color
o Organize banquet details including activities, agenda, decorations, programs, etc.
5+ hours per quarter


Belk's Charity Sale
Represent G&L during Belk’s annual charity sales 6 people.
o Sale tickets to sale
o Organize in-store sale
o Recruit volunteers
One Day Sale
3+ hours


Christmas Sponsorship
Assist in organizing donations of Christmas gifts for needy children - 5 to 15 people.

o Organize Christmas party
o Organize Christmas gifts for youth
o Recruit Sponsors
o Create Wish List
o Create Thank You cards
3+ hours per week



Fundraising Grant Writer
Assist team in the grant developmental process - 5 to 10 people.

o Research grants
o Write grants
o Proofread grants
o Follow up on submitted grants
3+ hours per week



Fundraising Coordinator
Lead in organizing G&L’s fundraising events - 2 to 5 people.
o Recruit volunteers for fundraising events
o Organize Christmas Sponsorship
o Organize Annual Appreciation Banquet
o Organize Belk's Charity Sale
o Organize GLEAM Partners
3+ hours per week


Event Monitor
o Monitor Facility Rental Events
o Make sure guest observe all center rules
o Make sure guest have the things needed for their event
o Familiar guest with room being rented
Weekends
(Fri – Sundays)
3+ hours per week

Application Process

Completed volunteer application at http://www.genesisandlightcenter.com/downloads/Volunteer%20Application%202015.pdf

Family-Friendly

Parents and children are invited and encouraged to get involved.


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