Volunteer Link, Nov. 25


Autumnwood is looking for individuals willing to volunteer an hour of time twice a week to assist resident with playing bingo. Games are played 1:30-2:30 p.m. every Monday and Saturday. Interested individuals should contact Mary Lee Creeger at (419) 447-7151 or by email at mcreeger@voa.org

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)

CASA is looking for objective, conscientious and dependable community members who are willing to be trained as advocates for abused and neglected children. Individuals will speak in court to the juvenile court judge about the best interest of these children. Candidates must be 21 or older and will be required to pass a background check and various interviews.

If you are interested in safeguarding the welfare of abused and neglected children, contact Tracie Cress at (419) 448-1442 or by email at director@casaofssw.org

Read to Succeed

Tiffin-Seneca United Way and Tiffin-Seneca Public Library are seeking caring volunteers to help children improve their reading skills through the Read to Succeed program. This program is an on-going volunteer opportunity to become directly involved in encouraging a students’ achievement. Volunteers donate about one hour each week; work one-on-one with students to improve their reading and comprehension skills; are assigned a school and classroom; and work directly with the teacher on necessary curriculum to be covered. Volunteers must provide their own transportation to the schools, and participate in an orientation at the building in which they are volunteering. Volunteers must undergo a limited background check before entering classrooms (funding is available for background checks).

Interested individuals may contact the Tiffin-Seneca United Way at (419) 448-0355, or the Tiffin-Seneca Public Library, (419) 447-3751 and ask Kayleigh Tschanen for an application.

Seneca Mentoring Youth Links (SMYL)

Seneca Mentoring Youth Links is seeking volunteers to mentor youths 6-17 years of age in a few different settings. SMYL is looking for mentors during the school day with our School Pals Program, after school with Impact Youth Center and one-on-one mentoring at your convenience.

Interested parties can contact Matt Coleman by calling (419) 443-0981, by fax at (419) 443-1192 or by email at mcoleman@ncoesc.org.

Sisters in Shelter

Sisters in Shelter is requesting caring, compassionate women to join our team, offering accompaniment to adult, female victims of human trafficking. Interested parties can contact Alyssa Buccione at (567) 938-6163 and ask about volunteer opportunities. Volunteers also may contact Sisters in Shelter by email at sistersinshelter@gmail.com.

Sisters in Shelter Safe house volunteers must first complete the provided, trauma-informed, training series and background check.

Tiffin City Schools

Volunteer Mentors are needed to read with kindergarteners through fifth-graders in the Tiffin City Schools Elementary Buildings. The program is designed for 30-minute sessions and helps students improve their fluency and comprehension in reading and builds confidence. Volunteers decides the amount of time per week you can help.

Training and all materials are provided. Background checks required and provided, if needed. Contact Leah Hartschuh at Washington School for more information at (419) 447-1072.

Tiffin Community YMCA

Tiffin Community YMCA is seeking volunteers to help deliver bags of food to children registered with the weekend backpack food program. Now, 550 bags of food per week are being delivered to six Tiffin Schools on Thursdays and Fridays. For more information, contact John Aragon at (419) -447-8711 or jaragon@tiffinymca.org

Tiffin-Seneca Child Care Center

Tiffin-Seneca Child Care Center is looking for volunteers to help clean toys and rooms. Interested individuals can contact Kelly Schwab by phone at (419) 447-3382 or by email at tsccc@att.net

VITA/TCE Programs

The VITA/TCE programs, which are overseen by the IRS Wage and Investment Division, are looking for volunteers.

The purpose of these programs is to provide free tax preparation and outreach for low- to moderate-income taxpayers (defined as within the EITC threshold); senior citizens; persons with disabilities; those with limited English proficiency; and Native Americans. Volunteers would be asked to participate in providing services to these demographics within the Seneca County community.

Interested parties should contact Jason Pollick at First Call For Help by calling (419) 448-4357 or by email at firstcall@tsunitedway.org.

If you need assistance with finding a volunteer placement, or if you wish to advertise for volunteer help, contact First Call For Help at (419) 448-4357.