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Volunteer Opportunities at The EPICENTER

Volunteer Opportunities

 “The Zone” After School Program: 3-6pm Monday-Friday

The Zone features a safe, welcoming, fun, educational environment for students in grades K–8.

Ways to help: Homework Help, Coordinate Athletic activities, Arts & Crafts, Registration, Meal Prep/Service, Teaching Special Skills, Transportation Attendant, Tutoring, Reading

When?:  Can be an hour a week or every day.

Office/Facility: Weekdays & Evenings                   

There are a variety of opportunities to help in the office and around the building to facilitate the many activities that take place. Daytime availability is especially a great asset. Committing to a day or two per week to help in the office and work with our Operations Manager would be a tremendous blessing

Ways to help: answering phones, data input, Greeter,  making calls, sending emails, room set up

Internet Cafe Host: Weekdays, 11am-2pm

We have computers available for public use on weekdays. People can come in and enjoy our facilities while getting their work done or just searching the web, similar to the Public Library, which is very active. We have free wifi available and a comfortable place to sit.

Ways to help: Pick a day and be present to facilitate computer check out/check in and to be available to assist users as needed.  Having a warm & helpful presence is most important.

Child care: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6:30pm-8:30pm

Providing childcare during these two evenings supports other programming taking place at those times. Child care is a significant obstacle for people accessing opportunities that may be valuable to them.

Ways to help: Watching children during these evenings.

Jobs for Life: Tuesdays & Thursdays 6:30-8:30pm

Jobs for Life (JfL) teaches timeless Biblical principles concerning work and the ways those principles are applied in the marketplace. Through this training, men and women develop character and become connected to a community of support; they obtain more than just a job as they experience a life filled with confidence, self-control, coaching, learning, and faith.

Ways to help: Mentor, Facilitator

Edgewood Farmers Market: Every Thursday from 3pm -6pm

The Farmers Market has relocated to the EPICENTER parking lot! We need patrons, vendors, and assistance with set up by 3pm/closing by 6pm.

Food Give-Away and Mini Health Fair: second Friday of every month;  2-5pm

We distribute food to individuals and families in need each month. Additionally, we host a Mini Health Fair,

Ways to help: set up; separate and hand out food; host and greet attendees; hours vary between 12-6pm

If you are interested in any of these opportunities, please fill out a Volunteer Application, and/or contact our Operations Manager, Allison Jefferson.

Personal Information

Employment

References

Please give three character references with whom you have had sufficient contact with over the past five years and who can answer questions about you.

Areas of Interest

Personal

Briefly describe your motivations for volunteering with the Edgewood Community Support Center (aka The EPICENTER at Edgewood.
Please identify any particular skills, experience, or education that has prepared you to work in your area of interest.

Much of our philosophy and worldview is shaped by the historical Christian faith. People who do not claim such a faith are not disqualified from volunteering with ECSC. But if you are willing to share, we would like to know a little about your convictions/practices in this regard.

If your life is guided by a relationship with Jesus, please briefly describe that relationship below.
Background
Statements

By submitting this form, I affirm that the information contained in this application is correct to the best of my knowledge. I, the undersigned, give my authorization to Edgewood Community Support Center (ECSC aka The EPICENTER at Edgewood) or its representatives to release any and all records and information relating to working with minors. ECSC may also contact my references. I authorize any references listed to give you any information they may have regarding my character and fitness for work with minors. I release all such references from liability from any damage that may result from such evaluations to you and I waive any right to inspect these references.

I authorize ECSC to perform a criminal records check for arrests, convictions, or other information the County Department of Corrections, the State Justice Cabinet, and any other local, state or federal criminal enforcement agency may have regarding me and release such information to ECSC.

I release ECSC and the above mentioned agencies from any liability or damages resulting from the release of this information. I waive any present or future claims of privacy resulting from this information for qualifications of volunteer work at ECSC. Moreover, I agree that, if my application for a volunteer position is accepted by ECSC 1) I will abide by the policies & procedures of ECSC and 2) I will refrain from inappropriate behavior and interactions with children and youth.

I understand that there may be occasions when Edgewood Community Support Center (ECSC, aka The EPICENTER at Edgewood) will want to use photographs or audio or video recordings from ECSC’s activities or events in which I participate. I grant to ECSC the right to include photographic, video, audio and other visual or audio portrayals of me taken during or in connection with ECSC activities or events in any medium of any nature whatsoever (including the right to edit, combine with other materials or create any type of derivative thereof) for the purpose of advertising, publicity, promotions, or otherwise, without compensation to me. Such grant shall include the unrestricted right to copy, revise, distribute, and display photographs, images, films, tapes, drawings or recordings in any type of media (including, but not limited to, the Internet). I consent to the use by ECSC of my voice, testimonial, comments and/or narrative writing, in any manner, free of charge, in any form or media, including, but not limited to, the Internet. I understand the wording of any testimonial, comments and/or narrative writing may be edited or altered, provided that the sense and meaning are not materially changed. I agree that all rights, title and interest therein shall be ECSC’s sole property, free from any claims by me or any person deriving any rights or interest from me. I release ECSC and its agents and assigns from any and all claims which may arise out of or are in any way connected with such use.

Once you submit this form, you will be given a link to a secure service to authorize a background check. This second step is required to complete your application.

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