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Welcome To Volunteer Delaware

 

 

Delaware Volunteer Credit

Welcome to Volunteer Delaware! 

Volunteer Delaware strives to promote volunteer opportunities, community outreach, diverse volunteer outreach programs and many various resources to enhance the health and well-being of all Delawareans. 

Volunteer Delaware is part of the Department of Health and Social Services, Division of State Service Centers within the State Office of Volunteerism.

We hope you enjoy exploring new and exciting volunteer opportunities for you, your family, and your community! 

 

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Platinum Picnic

Come join the party at the Hockessin Community Recreation Center on June 6th. Help us celebrate the Platinum Picnic! The Platinum Picnic is a day full of entertainment, fun activities, and useful information for seniors in New Castle County. For the last 68 years the Picnic has been an affordable way for hundreds of Seniors to enjoy each other’s company, visit vendor booths, and even kick up their heels on the dance floor! We need your help to make the day relaxing and enjoyable for all that attend. This year’s theme is “Prom”. Dress up and accessorize and join the party! We need help on the following days: Tuesday 6/5 – 6:30pm to 9:30pm : Set-up help needed. Wednesday 6/6 - 8:15am to 1pm : Help with a variety of tasks including registration, greeting seniors, helping seniors descent from the buses and find their seats, assist with lunch and refreshments. Just an eagerness to have fun and ensure that others are having fun! The event begins at 9am and concludes at 1pm. Volunteers can choose an opportunity that fits their schedule or stay the whole day and assist in a variety of ways.

Hockessin, DE

6/6/18 8:00 AM

Plant a Rain Garden

The Partnership for the Delaware Estuary is participating in The Rain Garden Planting Project at Glasgow Park on Wednesday, May 30th at 10:30am. We need help planting the rain garden. We will provide all the necessary tools. Please dress for the weather. Read more about planting a rain garden at www.delawareestuary.org/plant-a-rain-garden/.

Newark, DE

5/30/18 10:30 AM

Glasgow Park Rain Garden Planting

Volunteer Opportunity at Glasgow Park in Newark, DE Contact: Register for this opportunity with Sarah Bouboulis, at (302) 655-4990 ext. 119 or sbouboulis@delawareestuary.org Date: Wednesday May 30, 2018 Time: 10:30am-12:30pm Location: Glasgow Park, 2275 Pulaski Hwy, Newark, DE 19702 by the tennis courts Description: We are in need of volunteers to help with planting a rain garden Training: All training will be given that morning on site More info: Wear comfortable clothes and closed toed shoes. Bring your own garden gloves if you have some, but they will be provided. Bring your own water. **All participants will need to sign a waiver. Any participant under 18 requires parental signature on waiver. Any participants under 13 require parental supervision.**

Newark, DE

5/30/18 10:30 AM

Choice Pantry Volunteer - Spring/Summer 2018

Lutheran Community Services is looking for volunteers to work at its Choice Pantry located at its main office a 2809 Baynard Blvd in Wilmington. The Choice Pantry is designed for families to "shop" for food. Clients select a specified number of items from each nutrition food group. The Pantry ensures that the clients receive food that will enable well-balanced, nutritious meals. Studies show that personal food choice has a positive impact on a person's self-esteem and can be a part of this meaningful experience. Pantry hours are Monday, Wednesday and Friday 1 – 3:00 pm. Duties include stocking shelves, greeting clients, assisting with intake forms, shopping with clients through the Choice Pantry and advising them on current selections available, weighing groceries on scales, assisting clients to vehicles with grocery orders, (carts are made available), keeping pantry clean and in order, assisting with deliveries. Schedules are flexible: work once a month, once a week, or more. Visit us on line at www.lcsde.org to learn more about LCS. To make an appointment for an interview for this and other volunteer opportunities, contact Volunteer Coordinator Lyn Budd at Lbudd@lcsde.org or call 302-654-8886 x107

Wilmington, DE

5/28/18 1:00 PM +more

Board Members

Adopt-A-Family Delaware (Human Services Council, Inc.) seeks board members who live and/or work in Kent and Sussex Counties Delaware. Human Services Council, Inc. Member of the Council Job Description and Expectations Purpose: To advise, oversee policy and direction, and assist with the leadership and general promotion of Adopt-A-Family so as to support the organization’s mission and needs. *Major responsibilities: Organizational leadership and advisement Organization of the council of directors, officers, and committees Formulation and oversight of policies and procedures Financial management, including adoption and oversight of the annual budget Oversight of program planning and evaluation Encourage community interest in ADOPT-A-FAMILY Develop community awareness of clients’ needs Generate new personnel resources for ADOPT-A-FAMILY Develop sources of funds and disburse same to advance the above purposes in serving eligible clients Solicit and receive items of personal property that will be used for client’s needs Review of organizational and programmatic reports Promotion of the organization Fundraising and outreach *Members of the council share these responsibilities while acting in the interest of Adopt-A-Family. Each member is expected to make recommendations based on his or her experience and vantage point in the community. Length of term: All Council Members will be appointed to serve two-year terms. There is no limit to the number of terms of service on the Council, as long as the member is actively involved to the satisfaction of ALL members of the Council. Meetings and time commitment: The council of directors has a minimum of three regular meetings each calendar year. Location of meetings to be determined by Council. Committees of the council meet as needed according to their respective work agenda. Council members are requested to attend, in person, a minimum of two meetings a year and the Annual Meeting. Expectations of council members: Attend and participate in meetings on a regular basis, and special events as able. Participate on a standing committee of the Council, and serve on ad-hoc committees as necessary. Be alert to community concerns that can be addressed by Adopt-a-Family’s mission, objectives, and programs. Help communicate and promote Adopt-A-Family’s mission and programs to the community. Become familiar with Adopt-A-Family’s finances, budget, and financial/resource needs. Understand the policies and procedures of Adopt-A-Family. Support Adopt-A-Family programs throughout the year with your time, talents, and financial resources. May 2018

Milford, DE

Through 8/31/18

Westside Farmer's Market

Are you dedicated to the "Buy Local" movement and want to support local farmers and increase access to fresh foods? Help support the farmers and vendors at one or more New Castle County’s five markets. Assist with food demonstrations, nutrition and produce information to attendees, outreach, and set-up and break down of markets. Ideal opportunity for anyone interested in agriculture, animal and food science, sustainable farming and food systems, nutrition, food safety or helping the community in general. Westside Park Farmers Market (Thursday) timings: 2 p.m to 4 p.m. - set up, preparation for the opening of market, placement of of signage before market opens, assisting vendors with set up of market stalls. 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. - assist while market operation, carrying equipment and materials during market, greeting market customers, conducting surveys, providing market information, and gathering customer information, such as email addresses. 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. - assisting with breakdown and closing of the market, gathering of market signage after market operation. Live Healthy, New Castle County New Castle County government is the largest local government in Delaware and manages all areas of land use, including sewer services, planning, assessment, licenses, permits and inspections; and provides residents a wide range of public services including police, emergency services, finance, libraries, environmental services, parks, recreation and senior centers.

Wilmington, DE

Through 1/5/19

Route 9 Farmer's Market

re you dedicated to the "Buy Local" movement and want to support local farmers and increase access to fresh foods? Help support the farmers and vendors at one or more New Castle County’s five markets. Assist with food demonstrations, nutrition and produce information to attendees, outreach, and set-up and break down of markets. Ideal opportunity for anyone interested in agriculture, animal and food science, sustainable farming and food systems, nutrition, food safety or helping the community in general. Route 9 Farmers Market (Wednesday) timings: 1 p.m to 3 p.m. - set up, preparation for the opening of market, placement of of signage before market opens, assisting vendors with set up of market stalls. 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. - assist while market operation, carrying equipment and materials during market, greeting market customers, conducting surveys, providing market information, and gathering customer information, such as email addresses. 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. - assisting with breakdown and closing of the market, gathering of market signage after market operation. Live Healthy, New Castle County New Castle County government is the largest local government in Delaware and manages all areas of land use, including sewer services, planning, assessment, licenses, permits and inspections; and provides residents a wide range of public services including police, emergency services, finance, libraries, environmental services, parks, recreation and senior centers.

New Castle, DE

Through 1/5/19

Glasgow Park Farmer's Market Help Needed

Are you dedicated to the "Buy Local" movement and want to support local farmers and increase access to fresh foods? Help support the farmers and vendors at one or more New Castle County’s five markets. Assist with food demonstrations, nutrition and produce information to attendees, outreach, and set-up and break down of markets. Ideal opportunity for anyone interested in agriculture, animal and food science, sustainable farming and food systems, nutrition, food safety or helping the community in general. Glasgow Park Farmers Market (Fridays) timings: 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. - Placing of signs in park. Needs access to a vehicle. 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. - Setting up for the market. 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. - Help with running the market. 7 p.m. - 8.30 p.m. - Taking down signs, canopies, tables, tasks related to closing up. Needs access to a vehicle. Live Healthy, New Castle County New Castle County government is the largest local government in Delaware and manages all areas of land use, including sewer services, planning, assessment, licenses, permits and inspections; and provides residents a wide range of public services including police, emergency services, finance, libraries, environmental services, parks, recreation and senior centers.

Newark, DE

Through 1/5/19

Gardening for a Good Cause 2018

Opportunity to volunteer in the USDA People's Garden in Dover, Delaware to assist with gardening tasks such as watering, weeding, harvesting and delivering produce to those in need within the community.

Dover, DE

5/28/18 8:00 AM +more

Bike Hike & Brews

On all Wednesdays in June, July and August 5-8pm guests can hike or bike along the most beautiful mile in the Brandywine Valley, around Hagley's history, or simply enjoy an outdoor evening excursion to Hagley. Dog Days are on the last Wednesday of June, July and August. Dogs on leashes are allowed those nights only. Dogfish Head beer and Woodside Creamery available for purchase every event night. Volunteers (shift 4:45-8pm) are needed to: Ensure guests remain on the paths and in public areas Help to direct cars and people from the overflow parking lot under the bridge to the Main Gate Take photos of Volunteers working in action Take video clips of volunteers working with the visitors We cannot provide a camera, but a phone video is acceptable. If possible, track the name of the volunteer(s) you are filming. Learn use of radio for emergencies. Staffing needed: Trail Safety Assistant (18yrs or older) Brew Cashier (18yrs or older) Greeter/Direction Giver (18yrs or older) Parking (18yrs or older) Videography/Photography (16yrs or older w/adult) To apply fill out the online volunteer application at https://www.hagley.org/support-hagley/volunteer or for more information, call Angela at (302) 658-2400, ext 257. After we receive your application, we will contact you and arrange to meet to discuss your interests. To learn more about Hagley, visit our website at https://www.hagley.org

Wilmington, DE

Through 8/29/18

Measure and Tag

Looking for help to measure, tag, fold new inventory. This takes place at our office and may require additional instruction. Must coordinate schedule with volunteer coordinator. This is an on-going, as needed opportunity allowing volunteers to commit on a flexible basis.

Wilmington, DE

Through 6/30/18

Embrace Day Camp

Embrace Day Camp works with adults and kids with disabilities. We spend the day teaching, doing arts and crafts, playing games and socializing with our friends with disabilities. We are looking for volunteers to do Arts & Crafts, Recreation, Teaching Bible Stories and just being a buddy for a week.

Dover, DE

8/6/18 8:30 AM +more