Volunteer Opportunities

Visit our “Volunteer Opportunities” page to find how you can make a difference in the

Strengthen Families

Are you looking to make a difference in a family’s life? Texas A&M AgriLife Extension is looki

Thirty Days of Drivers

Thirty Days of Drivers Just imagine not being able to drive to the doctor, pharmacy or grocery store

 

Volunteer Opportunities

May 22, 2012 in Featured, News, Uncategorized

Visit our “Volunteer Opportunities” page to find how you can make a difference in the Brazos Valley

Strengthen Families

March 4, 2013 in Featured, News, Spotlight, Uncategorized

Are you looking to make a difference in a family’s life? Texas A&M AgriLife Extension is looking for energetic volunteers to teach the Strengthening Families curriculum. Volunteers with an education background or facilitator experience is preferred. The Strengthening Families Program (SFP) is an evidence-based family skills training program for parents and their children. The program is based on studies that show children grow up best when parents/caregivers communicate emotional support and practice consistent discipline.  SFP was designed in 14 sessions to assure sufficient dosage to promote behavior change in families. Parents and children participate in SFP, both separately and together.

Volunteers will be required to attend 8-hour training. Group Leader Manuals contain a complete lesson for every session. Parents’ and children’s Handbooks/ Handouts are also provided for every session.  Evaluation tools are included with the program. For more information please contact Torry McGee at 979-862-1915 or temcgee@ag.tamu.edu.

Thirty Days of Drivers

March 4, 2013 in Featured, News, Spotlight, Uncategorized

Thirty Days of Drivers

Just imagine not being able to drive to the doctor, pharmacy or grocery store
whenever you needed? When an elderly person is unable to drive or without
transportation, they must rely on others. Fortunately the Health Resource Centers in
Grimes, Leon, Madison and Burleson counties have vans for volunteer drivers to
provide this service, but more volunteer drivers are needed. If thirty volunteers
would drive just one day a month, 12 times a year, the staff at the Health
Resource Center would be able to schedule rides for everyone needing
transportation.

Giving a day a month to serve as a volunteer driver is a great way to honor the
memory of a parent or family member who gave their time to help others.
Continue the legacy of service – call today and be part of the “Thirty Days of
Drivers” team.

To Volunteer Call:

Grimes Health Resource Center: Betty Feldman (936) 870-4575

Burleson Health Resource Center – Somerville: Sherii Alexander (979) 596-2315

Burleson Health Resource Center – Caldwell: Kathy Jones (979) 567-3200

Leon Health Resource Center: Glory Dueitt McCarty (903) 536-3687×1

Drivers for the Disabled Veterans

Central Texas Veterans Health Care System: Bryan College Station
Community-Based Outpatient Clinic is recruiting Volunteer Drivers for the
Disabled Veterans Van to pick-up veteran outpatients receiving chemotherapy,
dialysis, radiation therapy, and other outpatient appointments. To fill this
role, you must have a current driver’s license, automobile insurance and pass a
physical exam. The Clinic is open Monday – Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon, or
12:00 noon – 5:00 p.m. To volunteer, stop by for a volunteer application or
call (254)743-0740. You can also complete an application online at www.volunteer.va.gov. They will be happy to receive your application or discuss how
you can help to provide comfort and care to America’s veterans. The Clinic is
located on Rock Prairie Road in College Station

Good Drivers Wanted

Founded in 1990, Elder-Aid’s mission is to “ensure that the elderly in the
Brazos Valley remain independent and in the community for as long as
possible.” We accomplish this mission through a variety of
“hands-on” help for the elderly Elder-aid is involved in many
projects throughout the year. Almost 100% of these require volunteers. The
opportunities are categorized into six groups; transportation, home repairs,
yard work, home visits, housekeeping, and office work. Volunteer Drivers are
needed to provide transportation for a senior citizen the doctor, dentist or
grocery store. To volunteer, contact Heidi at the Elder Aid office in Bryan
(979) 823-5127