Western Avenue Community Center would not have a story to tell if it were not for dedicated Community Volunteers and University Student Volunteers. We believe that all volunteers can make a positive impact on the Western Avenue Community Center and on the lives of the clients served. Our hope is that the volunteers also feel blessed by their service to others.
See each progam description below for links and required paperwork for some programs.
Please review the Volunteer Handbook.
The After School Program seeks volunteers to assist with reading instruction, one-on-one tutoring, homework, and enrichment activities.
The Food Pantry seeks volunteers to welcome clients, distribute food, stock shelves, unload food deliveries and assist with client record keeping.
The Hispanic Outreach Program seeks volunteers who are fluent in Spanish and have some knowledge of the culture to assist clients with interpretation and translation of government, medical and legal documents and communication with landlords, employers, schools and other community agencies.
LINC Youth Programs seeks volunteers interested in coaching and/or refereeing basketball leagues, mentoring young ladies through Girls only, after school tutoring, and mentoring and "hanging out" with junior high and high school youth in Teen Club.
On My Way Summer Camp seeks volunteers interested in helping in any part of a 6-week program for youth entering grades 7, 8 and 9, with the focus of confidently transitioning junior high students to high school. Activities include sports, art, drama, leadership activities, academic review and field trips.
The Senior Programs seek volunteers to set up, decorate and/or serve for quarterly dinner-dances, assist with monthly BINGO, teach new computer skills and drive for field trips.
If you are interested in volunteering email us and a staff member will answer your questions and help you find the right place to serve.