Lena Park values volunteers and has many opportunities to serve. Below is a list of different ways to get involved. If you would like to serve for any period of time please fill out the form attached and we will contact you for an interview.
- Leaders Serving on Committees:
- Stakeholder Committee members work with community residents and staff to review Lena Park’s programs and services and recommend changes or new directions so that residents needs are being met. Monthly meetings involve anywhere from 10-70 residents and staff.
- Gala Event Committee members meet primarily from December to April leading up to the gala in April to design and execute the event. Committee members are expected to contribute, recommend potential new contacts, and attend the event.
- Administrative Volunteers:
- Database Entry: Lena Park’s donors rely on accurate outcomes about our programs through data entry that is completed on our Salesforce and Google docs. Precise typing skills, paying attention to details, and the ability to understand computers is expected.
- Public Relations/Marketing/Design: Serve as a public relations/marketing/design volunteer, assisting with the writing or editing and distribution of Lena Park’s marketing materials, brochures, invitations, etc, and/or getting the word out about our programs and services. This includes both online and print media and website assistance.
- Video Production: Assist with video design about Lena Park’s programs and services.
- Program volunteers:
- Recreational assistant/coach/referee: Throughout the year, Lena Park operates recreational classes, including basketball, soccer, baseball, tennis, golf, all of which need assistants and some also are in need of coaches or refereeing. Also if you are an instructor in some style of fitness, (Zumba, Yoga, etc.) volunteers are welcome to operate a class/classes.
- Educational Training: Provide workshops for adults who need guidance in a variety of areas to improve their lives. Topics include changes in accessing health care, diabetes and obesity prevention, healthy eating, fitness, parenting, job readiness training, computers/technology, budgeting and/or other financial education topics;
- Youth Council Training: Provide youth specific curriculum in the areas of job site work habits training, financial literacy, workplace etiquette and dress codes, dining etiquette, college readiness, financial aid application support, relationship/domestic violence prevention training, internet/social media etiquette, etc.
- Meal Support: Provide a meal for one of our classes for either our youth council (pizza and beverage) or a meal or snacks for parenting classes/afterschool program, etc.
- Youth Council Mentor: Our youth council meets on a regular basis and would benefit from having a mentor in their lives. Mentoring requires a CORI check and we ask that you make a year-long commitment to this volunteer opportunity.
- Kids Connect Afterschool Program: Must complete a state mandated CORI check to ensure the safety of the youth in our care. These volunteer opportunities include:
- Tutors 1-2 days a week for 3 months in Reading, English, Math or Science; and
- Artists serve as vocal or musical instrument instructors, performers for special occasions, lead arts and crafts activities, etc.