The Memphis Crisis Center is having a big push for new volunteers to meet the growing community need for our crisis line services.  If you are a good listener, we need you.  Our focus is on recruiting EARLY BIRDS and NIGHT OWLS, volunteers who can work morning shifts (7:30 am-1:00 pm) and overnight shifts (11:00 am-7:30 am).

Overnight shifts can be “buddy shifts.”  That means if you would like to work bring a regular buddy (spouse, friend, classmate), we do allow that although they will need to fill out a confidentiality form and other applicable paperwork.

Our next training will be an accelerated training class on Saturday October 14th from 9:00 am-5:00 pm.  The cost per participant is $25.00.  If you have ever wanted to help those who are lonely, sad, struggling, facing a life challenge, or in crisis, this is your chance to become part of the Memphis Crisis Center Family and make a real difference in someone’s life.

We ask volunteers to work one fixed shift every other week.  For more information contact us at volunteers@crisis7.org or at (901) 448-2803.

 

Mike LaBonte
Executive Director
Office: (901) 448-2802
Fax: (901) 448-4030
Email: mike.labonte@crisis7.org
Website: http://cp.mcafee.com/d/1jWVIq418gdELTvoKMOqejhOrdEEEEIfFLKcCQkkkm7QT4kjpISrlZloDaAUshGpdI3HA1mXUXNl1WTS-UUl7vWoGMed7eyHN1dYlRyXZXLImIDsSrdCPo09nRlysGmzaAGm-4_zM073pIQsIFCPtPqpJUTsTsSyrh


Memphis Crisis Center
P.O. Box 40068
Memphis TN 38174

The Mayor’s office is sponsoring an event, the 2016 Manhood University Fatherhood Conference, on Saturday, July 9th, 2016. It will be an all-day event held at the Pipkin Building, and Tiger Lane, and is geared towards empowering, inspiring, and celebrating men, fathers, and father-figures from all walks of life!

We need to know if you can assist us by  volunteering for set-up on Friday, July 8th, from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm, and/or Saturday). As Saturday is event day, if you cannot stay the entire day, (7:30 am – approximately 4:30 pm), please let me know what times(s) you can work. Shifts for Saturday are : 7:30 am – 12:00 noon, 12:00 noon – 4:00 pm, 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

There will be a Volunteer Information Day on Thursday, July 7th, 2016 from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm in room LL-56 at the Benjamin L. Hooks Library. This will be the session where event instructions and assignments will be given.

We will need volunteers for the following:

  • Set-up on Friday (07/08/16)
  • Registration/ Sign-in (Sat)
  • Session Proctors (Sat)
  • Food Station Monitors (Breakfast)
  • Food Station Monitors (Lunch)
  • Peddle-cart Game Monitors *
  • Water slide Monitors*
  • Face-painting Station Assistants
  • Laser Tag Game Monitors*
  • Breakdown/ Clean-up team*

***NOTE***

The sections with an asterisk * will be stationed mainly outside.

If possible, please advise Timothy Harris by end of business on Wednesday, July 7th as to what your availability is, and many thanks! Timothy.Harris@memphistn.gov

 

Tim Harris | Community Outreach Specialist

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VOLUNTEERS, WE NEED YOU!

THE 2UNIQUE “CLOSET” BOUTIQUE, A PRODUCT OF 2UNIQUE COMMUNITY SALVATION FOUNDATION, A 501(C)3 NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION ARE SEEKING VOLUNTEERS TO ASSIST WITH HELPING SET UP STORE. 

PURPOSE: THE CLOTHES CLOSET WAS ESTABLISHED TO PROVIDE WORKFORCE ATTIRE, CLOTHING, TOILETRIES, PERSONAL CARE PRODUCTS AND OTHER MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS AT NO COST TO REFERRED CLIENTS AND OR PARTICIPANTS. 

TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT: ALL VOLUNTEERS WILL RECEIVE A CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION THROUGH OUR “FIND YOUR DESIGN” CAREER TRACK & LEADERSHIP PROGRAM ENCOMPASSING COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS, EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING, WORK-BASED LEARNING & SKILLS TRAINING INCLUDING RETAIL/SALES EXPERIENCE

DATES: MARCH 28, 2016 – APRIL 30, 2016  * (Monday’s & Saturday’s only)

TIMES: MONDAY (5:30 P.M. – 7:00P.M.)

             SATURDAY (10:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M.)

WHO: ANYONE 16 YEARS OR OLDER

*NEW LOCATION*

WHERE: 3743 HICKORY RIDGE MALL, SUITE 494

(Formerly known as the Baby Resources Center)

CONTACT: ROSHUNDA BUCHANAN 901-489-2386 OR VIA EMAIL THISIS2UNIQUE@GMAIL.COM

PLEASE FILL OUT THE VOLUNTEER APPLICATION FORM ATTACHED AND LEARN MORE ABOUT 2UNIQUE COMMUNITY SALVATION FOUNDATION AND ITS PROGRAMS.

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BlackGirlsCODE Memphis Chapter is excited to host our first workshop of 2016 on Saturday, March 12, 2016, at The University of Memphis, Dunn Hall! The address is 3725 Norriswood Ave., 38152.

Join us for Build a Webpage in a Day -Memphis! This workshop will teach participants to build their own unique webpage in one day using fun games and activities to introduce HTML, CSS, and basic web structure.

All BGC workshops are geared towards introducing tech divas to the technological universe and encouraging them to pursue careers as Tech Creators and Entrepreneurs. This event is intended for girls ages 9-17.

Check-in will begin at 9:00 AM and the workshop will start promptly at 10:00 AM. Registration for this workshop is $35. Limited scholarships are available. Participants do not need to bring their own computers. Access will be provided to a computer workstation during the workshop. Lunch will also be provided. Register here: http://bgcmemwebpage2016.eventbrite.com/

Space is limited, so sign up soon to secure your spot! Once you register for this event please complete the online student profile forms and emergency contact forms which can be found at this link on our website: http://www.blackgirlscode.com/parents.html. Please bring signed copies of these forms to the event.

Please contact BlackGirlsCODE at memphischapter@blackgirlscode.org if you have further questions regarding registration or your sign-up or order.

Swag bag donations are needed! You can also sponsor a girl!

Memphis Chapter Lead, Tecia Marshall
Phone: 901-864-8660

This event sponsored by: The University of Memphis CS Dept., The Bubble Bistro, and Bert Ferguson Community Center.

BlackGirlsCode.com – Imagine. Build. Create.

Want to volunteer for BGC events, complete our Volunteer Registration Form. http://www.blackgirlscode.com/volunteer-signup.html

Interested in volunteering at this event? Click here: http://blackgirlscode.ivolunteer.com/bgcmemwebpage2016

 

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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: Community Alliance for the Homeless has a short-term volunteer opportunity available for someone who is willing to assist with a few office tasks. Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs.

This is an ideal opportunity for an adult  who is looking to gain some volunteer hours.  If interested, please contact Herman Dickey via e-mail (herman@cafth.org). Verification of volunteer hours will be provided.

Save the date on the morning of April 16 to participate in the Race Against Sexual Violence 5K at Shelby Farms. This event is serving as a fundraiser and as a vehicle to raise awareness about sexual violence and the services available to victims and survivors.

Looking for runners, volunteers and vendors. If you’d like to run just click on the link below and register at racesonline.com. The registration fee is $25.  If you’d like to volunteer or be present as a vendor for your organization just let me know.

Thanks Everyone,

Kevin Reed

Click Here To Register

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Mid-South Mission of Mercy will provide dental care for the relief of pain to under-served Mid-Southerners, many of whom are from working families who do not have access or cannot afford dental insurance. Our goal is to treat approximately 2,500 patients at our event and provide over $1,000,000 in free dental care. All dental services are provided free of charge by members of the Tennessee Dental Association, Mississippi Dental Association, and Arkansas Dental Association, assisted by a host of volunteers.  NO qualifications. Cleanings, Extractions, Fillings. This is the first Mission of Mercy Dental event in the Memphis area, so it is your chance to make history as a volunteer!

February 25 (Setup), February 26-27, 2016 are the event days. Breakdown and cleanup on Saturday, February 27 also. It will be held at Bellevue Church on Appling Road beginning at 6 AM daily. When appointments are filled, there will be a cutoff for the day. Early line up is allowed. If you are a church or agency, please consider running transportation from your area for those in need of care. All group transportation needs to arrive early in order to secure a time to be served.

Volunteers of all types are needed! General volunteers, including Adult Patient Guides, are needed, as well as licensed personnel (dentists, assistants, hygienists, nurses and doctors). We are especially in need of Pharmacists! Shifts available so you don’t have to work all of both days. You are needed! Sign up TODAY at http://cp.mcafee.com/d/k-Kr4x8gdEIfFLLT79K6Pqaaab3WrXz9J5555xZdN54SrdCRvlm9OFe74qCjqdSnhmWb_yHHH1EVjv7fyKA3hOUaIcEuaXrPhOaCzBeP-SJJDxP9ISrdCM0iIAalrCjlBiAGMGWHYr5K00UrdEKf6PtPqpJUTsTsSyrh . Updates on our Facebook page as well! Flyers are attached for you to copy and spread the word to both volunteers and recipients.

We hope that this project with become an annual event to serve those in need of dental care throughout Tennessee and the Mid-South. We would love for you to be part of this and appreciate your support to make the first Mid-South Mission of Mercy happen! Donations are welcome to cover supplies, food, and water for those attending. Please donate whatever you can, or consider one of the following suggested donation levels:

Sponsor a smile – $20; Sponsor one patient – $50; Sponsor two patients – $100

Sponsor a dental chair (for one day) – $500; Sponsor a dental chair (for both days) – $1,000

Checks can be made out to: Memphis Dental Society Charitable Fund, 6250 Poplar Ave., Memphis, TN 38119. You can also donate at the website through PayPal.

Thank you for your assistance in making this event successful so that it can be repeated annually.

In His Grace,

Cheryl Bone, Minister of Outreach

901-626-2092

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CAFTH has been asked to provide assistance with the Sunday’s Best Thanksgiving Dinner, which will be held at Binghampton Community Life Center from 2 pm until 6 pm.
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FREE THANKSGIVING DINNER AT BINGHAMPTON COMMUNITY LIFE CENTER
 
Anthony Martin, (901) 262-9146, lanaire.martin@gmail.com | Memphis, Tennessee
 
On Thanksgiving Day, Sunday’s Best (an organization that donates clothing and other resources to homeless individuals) will host a FREE Thanksgiving Dinner at Binghampton Community Life Center from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. This event is open to anyone who is in need of a hot meal on Thanksgiving Day. Volunteers are needed to help serve food and issue donations of clothing, socks, and other items.
 
Hunger wreaks havoc in Shelby County with nearly 1 out of 3 persons suffering. This staggering figure is almost double the TN state average. With over 650 thousand residents, there will be over 175 thousand people (many of them children) who will go hungry while the rest of the population enjoys a festive dinner with family and friends.
This year, the organization is hosting a FREE Thanksgiving Dinner at Binghampton Community Life Center for those who may be homeless and/or hungry in our city. The event is open to anyone needing a hot meal on Thanksgiving Day. Donations of clothing and other items will be given away as well.
 
For more information, please contact Anthony Martin at (901) 262-9146 or Raul Jeevan at (901) 826-6660.

Black Girls CODE, Memphis is thrilled to host their mobile app workshop using MIT’s AppInventor!

No prior programming experience is required and all BGC workshops are geared toward introducing participants to the technological universe and encouraging them to pursue careers as tech creators and entrepreneurs. This event is intended for girls ages 7-17.

When: Saturday, 12/12/15
Time: 10 am – 4 pm
Where: New Horizons Computer Learning Center|4775 American Way, 38118

Cost: $35/girl
60 slots available; 20 per age group (7-9, 10-13, 14-17) You can also sponsor a girl! ALL girls are welcome! Limited scholarships available.

Register, here: https://bgcmemmobile2015.eventbrite.com

Want to volunteer? Sign up, here:
http://blackgirlscode.ivolunteer.com/bgcmemphismobileapp

#BGCMem #blackgirlscode #BGCMemphis #changeherpath #codelikeagirl #codelikeaboss #STEM

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MIFA Job Announcement: Volunteer Ombudsman Coordinator

Job title: Volunteer Ombudsman Coordinator

Reports to Ombudsman program manager; full-time, 40 hours/week; starting rate $16.50 – 18.70/hour

Closing date: October 30, 2015

To apply, mail resume and cover letter to MIFA Human Resources, 910 Vance Ave, Memphis, TN  38126 or email to hrcoordinator@mifa.org. No phone calls, please.

Qualifications

  1. Bachelor’s degree in social service or related field
  2. Three years’ experience in a social service oriented environment
  3. Two years’ team-building experience with adult volunteers
  4. Two years’ experience working with seniors
  5. Proficient in Microsoft Office; capable of learning and operating Ombudsman program software

Major Responsibilities & Related Tasks

Recruit, train, monitor, obtain and write reports, and provide assistance and model activities for Volunteer Ombudsman Representatives (VORs) in the field.

  • Recruit, train, and place six to 10 new VORs quarterly
  • Schedule to participate in at least two community activities per month in order to expand awareness of the program and recruit new volunteers
  • Maintain a respectful and professional manner when in contact with residents and family members of long-term care facilities, facility administrators, and facility staff
  • Become certified through the Tennessee Ombudsman Program’s 15-hour training
  • Proficient with application, background check, interview processes, and program expectations of volunteers
  • Organize and conduct bi-monthly trainings for current active VORs
  • Collect and review VOR monthly reports with program manager
  • Maintain current VOR rosters with appropriate contact information

Maintain ongoing communication with VORs. Provide program support through communication with some data entry. Maintain monthly log of hours served by volunteers.

  • Document at least one face-to-face contact per month with each current active VOR. If face-to-face contact is not possible, contact by telephone, email, or standard mail.  Always document VOR contacts.
  • Prepare a 12-month schedule of VOR activities, including trainings, recognitions, Lunch & Chats, public education, and other activities
  • Create copy for quarterly VOR newsletter and coordinate with Advancement staff for production. The purpose of the newsletter is to provide information and support to VORs while encouraging interest and positive feedback
  • Enter data into Raiser’s Edge and Ombudsmanager software programs monthly
  • Coordinate with human resources, outreach, and with other MIFA departments, including networking with other program coordinators

Other Responsibilities

  • Ensure MIFA’s values, mission and vision are demonstrated in the program’s work
  • Manage multiple tasks well in a fast-paced environment
  • Complete duties on schedule with little or no supervision
  • Learn a new approach to residents’ rights advocacy
  • Learn quickly and model activities expected of VORs
  • Complete certification as a Tennessee Long-Term Care Ombudsman
  • Welcome and respect people of diverse ages and races with sensitivity to civic and cultural issues
  • Work independently on team-oriented projects and goals
  • Manage confidential and privileged information appropriately and lawfully
  • Exhibit good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the aging process, seniors, and their needs
  • Provide proof of auto insurance and ability to visit nursing homes and affiliated agencies, etc.

Physical Demands & Work Environment

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand, walk (or means to transport oneself); sit; use hand to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch; talk or hear.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move 15 to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision.

Work environment: The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to high. Position may also require ongoing or periodic exposure to high crime environments. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to moderate to high levels of stress during peak periods, and atypical work hours are periodically required.

MIFA full-time benefits: MIFA employees may be eligible to participate in the following benefits programs on or before the 90-day trial period: Medical and dental insurance plans, short-term disability, long-term disability, employee assistance program, paid time-off, employer-sponsored life insurance, paid holidays, and MIFA’s matching 401k plan after a year of service.

MIFA employment guidelines: MIFA is an equal opportunity employer. MIFA is a non-smoking facility.

Employment documents: Application and/or resume; I-9; Form W-4; official transcripts verifying education if education is a requirement of the job.

Employment authorization and identification: Current federal law requires that documents be presented which verify both employment authorization and identification. One or more of the following documents must be presented before employment: Social Security card, state driver’s license/identification, U. S. birth certificate, U. S. passport, other U. S. government document.

Please note that it is the practice of MIFA not to allow the employment of relatives or of those living at the same address other than in the job classifications of special, temporary, or substitute.