Three Events Seeking Volunteers – Sign Up Today!

Date of Event/Activity: Saturday, November 17th
Name of Event/Activity: Free Spirit Outreach Prayer Breakfast (A Partnership with KidSafe Foundation)
Location: Caribbean Teeze Restaurant, 6295 Lake Worth Rd., Greenacres, 33463
Hours: 2 shifts are available, either 7:30AM to 10:00AM AND/OR 10:00AM to 12:30PM 

Details of Volunteer ActivityWe will be providing event participants with KidSafe resources and collecting donations for KidSafe books. You will be responsible for passing out materials, collecting donations and sharing information about our organization. Service hours will be awarded accordingly. 

Contact Info to Register/Sign Up: volunteer@kidsafefoundation.org 

Holiday in Paradise (14)
Date of Event/Activity: Sunday, December 9, 2018
Name of Event/Activity: Holiday in Paradise Parade
Location: Forest Hill Blvd. Wellington, FL 
Hours: 4 Hours
Details of Volunteer Activity: Water Tent, Staging, clean Up, Carry Banners in Parade, Help with Parade Dispersal
Contact Info to Register/Sign Up: krissy@cpbchamber.com or (561) 578-4813
 Please fill out volunteer form and return to the above contact information: 2018 Parade Volunteer Application

Date of Event/Activity: 11/30 to 12/2
Name of Event/Activity: FITTEAM Palm Beaches Marathon
Location: 101 S Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach, FL
Hours: (Varied) 11/30: Mid-morning (10 am) until evening
12/1:  8 am to 1 pm, 1 pm to 6 pm
12/2: Early morning until afternoon
Note: Dependent on volunteer position, see sign up page link for clarification
Details of Volunteer Activity: Volunteer positions include registering runners, directing runners along race courses, selling and distributing event merchandise, distributing finisher medals, manning water stops, etc.
Websitehttps://www.fitteampalmbeachesmarathon.com/
Contact Info to Register/Sign Up: Link to register/sign up – http://signup.com/go/ZWScbDb
Questions? Contact Ben via email at ben@k2roadsports.com

Last Chance for Light the Night and New Opportunities Open!

Date of Event/Activity: Friday, November 9th, 2018
Name of Event/Activity: Light the Night
Location: FITTEAM Ballpark of the Palm Beaches
Hours: Three Shifts Available: Shift 1 (8am-12pm), Shift 2 (12pm-4pm), Shift 3 (4pm-10pm)
Details of Volunteer Activity: Light the Night is an annual event which raises funds for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. The event itself is a 2 mile walk and honors those who have passed from cancer, survived cancer, and those who are currently fighting the battle. The volunteers will be have a variety of responsibilities including set-up and clean-up, handing out lanterns, congratulating those who finish the walk, and more!
Website: http://www.lightthenight.org/events/west-palm-beach
Contact Info to Register/Sign Up: Send a volunteer inquiry through http://www.lightthenight.org/ways/volunteer and a staff member will send you a prompt response.


The Autism community
You may be familiar with Autism as a condition that interferes with a child’s ability to communicate. It’s like watching a loved one experience difficulties every day without the ability to sufficiently interact with them or be understood.
Parents of children with Autism struggle in a way no other parent can imagine. In many cases there is little peace in the house, little sleep, and there may be a constant threat of injury or running away.
It is so important to get these kids into programs early on that help them learn and make behavioral adjustments, so that they and their family can enjoy a more fulfilling and independent life. Moreover, the most basic services are a huge financial drain as parents reallocate funds to provide crucial developmental services.
The Directory (the project)
In order to assist these families in finding what they need, reduce their stress, and improve their lives we have created a online directory, knowledge-base, list of events, and an advocacy program all wrapped up in one online website that works on the phone.
It is an online service for the families this is also run by the families, and potentially your students as well. Now parents of children on the spectrum can quickly share and identify the appropriate services that will meet the needs of their child, get answers to common questions, find relevant events, and participate in advocacy for their families, all in one location.
The website is built on a widely used online content management system call “WordPress” which stores all of the information, allows users to rate, add, comment, and generally filter and find services.
We are looking for a limited number of middle and high school students who have leadership qualities and an interest in:
  • Tech
  • Marketing
  • Writing
  • Mediating
  • Organizing
Participants will manage the website, moderate discussion, interact with the listed resources, and engage the families. While satisfying their required community service hours students will gain real world experience that simultaneously benefits our community and the families struggling with this situation.
You can preview the website below at https://faresources.wpengine.com
•  User – demo
•  Password – h@lfgen1us
Role descriptions are below along with the count of how many we need and for how long each week. We can only take on a limited number of applicants so please let us know of any interested students. If interested, please contact Michelle Rubin at michellerubin@autismafter21.org
Students:
  • Website manager (4) 6 hrs/wk – manages overall website for integrity, schedules volunteers and work, assures that positions are filled and work is getting done
  • Asst Website manager, Trainer, and Website Quality Assurance (4) 6 hrs/wk – assists IT Tech manager, schedules and trains volunteers, and checks overall website for quality and integrity
  • Directory ambassador (24+) 2 hrs/wk – assure accurate information and encourages the listed resources to participate, manage their own info, and post their own events
  • Knowledgebase manager (8) 3 hrs/wk – Assists family ambassadors with creating and refining questions and answers, manages links to Directory entries and assures quality
  • Family ambassador – community participation (24+) 2 hrs/wk – contacts families in the community to provide and rate their resources, gather info from them regarding any particular challenges or hardships, encourages them to add themselves to the advocate roster to build the list of petitioners, and consults family members regarding the kind of questions and answers they would add to the knowledge base
  • Web Link manager (4) 1 hr/wk – add and organize web resources that have no physical location, and assure quality
  • Events manager (4) 1 hr/wk – create relationships with event organizers, assist them and encourage them to add, manage, and promote their events. Provide quality assurance

West Palm Beach:
Do you have a few hours a month to make a huge difference in someone’s life by offering companionship? A wonderful woman living with ALS in West Palm Beach needs a visitor once a week for a couple hours, depending on your schedule.
Loxahatchee:
Do you have a few hours a month to make a huge difference in someone’s life by assisting with household chores, organizing, meal preparation, and/or cleaning? A lovely lady living with ALS in Loxahatchee needs assistance in the home any day of the week, possibly in the evening, once or twice a month or once a week – depending on your schedule.
Palm Springs:
Do you have a few hours a month to make a huge difference in someone’s life by assisting with household chores, organizing, meal preparation, and/or cleaning? A lovely lady living with ALS in Palm Springs needs assistance in the home once a week for a couple hours, depending on your schedule.

Becoming a Visiting Volunteer with The ALS Association Florida Chapter will bring you purpose and meaning. We require potential Visiting Volunteers to complete an online training process, including two reference checks, a short phone interview, and a background check. Volunteers assist with simple tasks of everyday living and are not allowed to help with medical or personal care, finances, or transportation.

If any of these unique opportunities interests you, please respond to this posting or contact Becky Ford, bford@alsafl.org, (813) 637-9000 ext. 133, for further information. We hope you consider joining the team!