Current Opportunities

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Adult Literacy Tutors

Commences on January 4th and expires on December 31st

Assist either an adult English speaker who has elementary-level reading skills or a non-English speaker who wants to learn English. Tutors are asked to commit to a full year of tutoring including summer if at all possible, but they can continue as long as they wish. Tutors must attend training and orientation before being matched with an adult student. Tutoring is for about an hour and a half to two hours at one of the public libraries convenient to you. With preparation time, the total weekly commitment is about 2-3 hours. Tutoring can be during the day, evening, or weekend. You only need to have the available time weekly, an interest and ability to help someone one-to-one, and a good understanding of English spelling and pronunciation. No teaching experience is necessary. There is much support for tutors from the tutoring materials and the other literacy volunteers and director. This would be great for students who want to directly helping another person over a period of time.

For more information, contact Steve Spaulding at 321 674 7155

Brevard County Animal Care Centers Volunteer Program

Commences on April 10th and expires on December 31st

Brevard County Animal Care Centers seeks volunteers to assist in a variety of roles dedicated to helping homeless animals in need. Available volunteer positions include greeters, event volunteers, transport volunteers, photographers, animal care assistants, dog walkers, clerical assistants, and animal biographers.

If you are interested in volunteering, go to www.brevardanimalservices.com and complete a volunteer application. Once your application is received, you will be contacted to schedule an orientation to attend.

For more information, contact Jennifer Kerr at 321-255-4379

Reception Desk

Commences on September 13th and expires on April 25th

The Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts has volunteer opportunities available throughout the year during our exhibits. Shifts are available in 2 hour blocks. The Center is located on campus, next to the Evans Library. Our weekday hours are Tuesday-Friday, 10:00 am-4:00 pm and Saturday 12:00pm-4:00 pm.

DESCRIPTION
• Work front desk reception answering phone calls, greeting visitors, handling gift shop transactions
• Assist in gallery prep and installation for tri-annual exhibitions
• Help out at occasional evening and weekend events and lectures
• Back office duties as needed

For more information, contact Donna Sewell at 321-674-6129

Math Helpers

Commences on November 13th and expires on May 31st

I am the Math Coach at Palm Bay Magnet High. Our school had the second lowest scores on the Algebra 1 EOC (End of Course) exam last year. This year, I was able to raise funds for our math students to use an online tutorial computer program during the day inside our computer labs. However many of these students need one on one help that one teacher alone is unable to provide. Subjects in Algebra 1 include: solving equations, graphing lines using y=mx+b, working with exponents, and factoring. And if you don't know how to do something, I can show you! Please contact me via email if you would like to help. The math teachers and I would greatly appreciate it!

For more information, contact Sandra Martin at 321-750-4830

K-8 Education All Subjects

Commences on January 12th and expires on May 29th

Palm Bay Academy Charter is an A rated school providing education for kindergarten through eighth grade students on multiple campuses in the Palm Bay area. We are seeking volunteers for our middle and elementary campuses. Opportunities are available in all subjects and grade levels including support services. We offer an excellent environment for anyone interested in becoming a teacher or other related support positions to come and be part of a highly successful program while earning valuable experience and/or internship hours. Both the Palm Bay Academy middle school and elementary school are located within 5 miles of the Florida Tech campus. Our location and flexibility in needs make this a perfect opportunity for anyone balancing a full course load and schedule. So whether you are pursuing a career in math, science, English, computer education or any other support position, (psychological services, ESOL, ESE, etc.) contact Palm Bay Academy for the opportunity to learn the profession first hand! Please contact Henry Rockhill at the Middle School with any questions.

For more information, contact Henry Rockhill at 321-726-9005

Tax Preparation Volunteers

Commences on January 28th and expires on April 15th

LOOKING FOR A REWARDING VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE?

If you have the desire to help others and acquire new skills, you would be a definite asset to the volunteer federal income tax preparation program sponsored by United Way of Brevard! Here is the opportunity you have been looking for!
You do not need prior tax preparation experience; all you need is a desire to help others, a flare for being detail-oriented and an ability to work with diverse populations. Being computer literate is mandatory, unless you serve as a Greeter. All training is provided, resulting in I.R.S. tax preparer certification. Most of the training is online, self-paced instruction; classroom training will be provided, along with mentors to answer volunteers’ questions.
Opportunities are available at tax sites in Rockledge, Melbourne and Palm Bay, during the day, evenings and on Saturdays.
If you are able to donate at least four (4) hours of your time per week during the tax season, January 28 through April 15, 2015, please consider assisting with this very valuable program.
Opportunities also exist for Greeters, for those without tax preparation certification.
This is a wonderful opportunity to work with a great group of people and experience the rewarding experience of helping others!
Details and a volunteer testimonial are posted on www.volunteermatch.org (enter: key words, tax preparation), posted under United Way of Brevard opportunities.
Make a difference in the lives of Brevard County residents and learn a new job skill!
If you have free time, we would really appreciate your help.
Contact: Gerri Ludwig / Manager, Financial Initiatives / United Way of Brevard
937 Dixon Blvd., Cocoa, FL 32922 / tel: 321.631.2740 / http://www.uwbrevard.org

E-mail: gludwig@uwbrevard.org

For more information, contact Gerri Ludwig at 321-631-2740

Reading Mentor

Commences on February 1st and expires on April 30th

Make a difference in a child's life!

Did you know in Brevard more than one-third of all elementary students failed the FCAT Reading test last year? Students who lag behind in reading are more likely than their peers to drop out of high school, to be unemployed or underemployed and to end up on welfare or in prison. Third grade reading proficiency is critical for continued academic success.


To reduce the unacceptable third grade reading achievement gap in Brevard, United Way is piloting a reading mentor program. This is your opportunity to help! We are seeking individuals and teams for our pilot program.



What you’ll be doing:
Work one on one with four struggling readersVolunteering one hour per week, Monday – Thursday (thru May 2015)


How it works:
Teams will consist of 5 people (One team member will serve as an alternate to help out with scheduling conflicts.) You’ll use an online software program called myON that gives kids access to thousands of digital books but also allows measurement of gains in student reading ability.

For more information, contact Zac Bell at 321-631-2740

AVID Tutors

Commences on February 8th and expires on May 14th

Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) is a program that seeks out under-represented students, students who may be first generation college-bound students, or students who face other special circumstances that may make access to college appear to be unattainable. The prospective AVID student has a desire to go to college and demonstrates potential to succeed in academically rigorous classes. AVID students participate in tutorials twice a week, receiving assistance with academic coursework through inquiry and higher-order questioning. Tutors must be trained in the AVID tutorial process before interacting with students and qualify and apply as a volunteer in the classroom. Tutorials take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:30-10:30am (9th grade class) and 1:45-2:30pm (10th-12th grade class).

For more information, contact Stephanie Mathews at 952-5900 ext. 5207

Promise Walk for Preeclampsia

Commences on February 13th and expires on May 16th

We are looking for volunteers the day of the event to assist with the walk; we are also looking for teams and walkers.
This is a fun bonding experience and super family friendly.
Create a fun and outgoing themed team and raise funds for this super worthwhile cause and learn to give back!

Please visit www.promisewalk.org/spacecoast for more info!

Thanks!

For more information, contact Tracey Weber at 3214216957

Receptionists and Museum Store cashiers

Commences on February 24th and expires on December 31st

The Foosaner Art Museum has volunteer opportunities available throughout the year during our exhibits. Shifts are available in 2 hour blocks. The museum is located in Eau Gallie Arts District at 1463 Highland Avenue. Our weekday hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 10:00 am-5:00 pm , Thursdays 10:00 am - 7 pm and Sundays 1 - 5 pm

DESCRIPTION
• Work front desk reception answering phone calls, greeting visitors, handling gift shop transactions
• Help out at occasional evening and weekend events and lectures
• Back office duties as needed

For more information, contact Tina Murray at 321-674-8919 or tmurray@fit.edu

For more information, contact Tina Murray at 321-674-8919

Volunteers Needed for set/up & work festival

Commences on March 28th and expires on March 28th

This is an annual one-day Spring festival located in the Town of Malabar @ The Malabar Community Park 1850 Malabar Road, Malabar FL 32950 (next to the Malabar Fire Department). It will be held on Saturday March 28th, 2015 from 10AM- 4PM. Volunteers are need before the event to set up,during the event and after the event for clean up.
It is a small Town festival and includes the following: local crafters, kid zone area, music, raffle prizes, car show and much more.
Volunteers will be given a food & beverage voucher and a credit for community service hours. Any questions please call the Town of Malabar 321-727-7764.

For more information, contact Cindi Kelley at 321-727-7764