Hurricane Katrina Trip, soccer refs, Miller Center and more!

Applications are now available for the Fall 2018 Katrina Recovery Team trip service-learning trip to New Orleans! This year’s trip will take place over Thanksgiving Break, from Saturday, November 17, through Saturday, November 24. Despite being 13 years after the storm, there is an incredible amount of housing restoration to be accomplished, and we are excited to once again be working with the award-winning SBP disaster recovery group. Trip cost subsidies are available for students requiring financial assistance.

It is recommended that anyone interested in applying for the trip attend one of three information sessions, where we will provide full details about the experience:

– Friday, September 21 – 12:00 to 1:00 in Bertrand 213 (Traditional Reading Room)

– Tuesday, September 25 – 12:00 to 1:00 in Academic West 114

Applications are available online at https://goo.gl/forms/VsuIAXPyoPzPGwG13 and are due by 4:30 pm on Friday, September 28. Please contact Kyle Bray at kwb004@bucknell.edu with any questions!
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– The Lewisburg Community Garden is very close to campus and will host open volunteer hours next week every Tuesday and Thursday from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m as weather permits. Consider volunteering alone, or with a group of your friends. Kids are welcome. Please dress appropriately for working outside (closed-toe shoes, clothes that can get dirty, layers of clothes to stay warm or sunblock and hat to stay cool) and bring a water bottle. Volunteers are welcome to come and go as their schedule allows – it is not necessary to stay the entire time, and any help is appreciated! The garden is located on the Southeast Corner of the North Water Street and St. Anthony’s Street intersection, near Wolfe Field and the Street of Shops. Please contact Jen Partica jsp030@bucknell.edu at with questions, or to sign up to volunteer!

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Like pottery? Or want take a break during your day for a good cause? Ever wanted to make your own bowl to be featured during the Empty Bowls spring event? Here’s your chance! Wednesday, Sept. 12th from 12-1pm in 7th Street Studio & MakerSpace we will be teaching you different techniques as you hand build or wheel throw your own Empty Bowl. Participants are also welcome to glaze bowls that have already been built this semester.

Questions? Please contact Sabrina Shankar at ss100@bucknell.edu.

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Located approximately one-mile from Bucknell University, The Miller Center (120 Hardwood Drive Lewisburg, PA 17837) offers multiple volunteer opportunities! It is so close volunteers could walk from campus.

Drop In Childcare

Drop In Care provides members a safe and affordable place to leave children, so they can pursue their health and wellness goals within The Miller Center.  Volunteers will be working closely with a Drop-In Care Coordinator and/or Associate to care for children between the ages of 3 months to 12 years.

 Schedule:      Monday – Friday:       8:00 am – 12:30 pm

Monday – Friday:       4:00 pm –   8:00 pm

Saturday:  8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Contact:  Terri Hixson   terri.hixson@millerrec.org

Sports & Recreation

Offering volunteer opportunities for the following positions during anytime within the associated time frames:

Game Manager (Leagues/Tournaments)     Hours: 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm, times may vary

After School Coordinator    Hours: 3:30 pm – 6:00 pm,  Monday through Friday

Kids Programming Assistant 

Hours: 7:30 am – 5:00 pm  for Kids In Action & 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm for Kids Night Out

Gym Teacher Assistant    Hours: 10:00 am to 2:30 pm – Tuesdays

Marketing Assistant  Hours: flexible

Contact:  Kyle Snyder    kyle.snyder@millerrec.org

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– Volunteers are needed to help serve the weekly meal at Community Harvest on  October 1 and November 26 from 4:45-6:30 pm. Community Harvest is a weekly meal program in Milton, about a 10 minute drive from campus. Some transportation might be available. To sign up please email Lynn at lcp008@bucknell.edu 

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Lewisburg AYSO is in need of volunteer referees at our site, Riverwoods AYSO Field, about a mile from the University. We need referees primarily for 8U-14U. Our “part 1” season starts the weekend (Saturday’s only) after Labor Day and typically ends on the last weekend in October (again, Saturday’s only). Typically the season is Sept/October in Fall and April-May in Spring. Training is provided and each week there are plenty of slots to fill. If you could help ref or assist games each week with our current crew that would be fantastic. For each game you ref you will accumulate a $10 B&N/Amazon gift card which we keep track of and distribute at the end of the season. We sign up to ref games through SignUpGenius.com

We also require you are registered by PA and FBI for child clearance protection reasons. We will pay for your FBI clearance upon receipt. The PA clearances are free. Information can be found at https://www.lewisburgayso.org/become-a-volunteer.html. To sign up contact John at  johnwd5@gmail.com

 

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