The success of Children First/CIS is credited to its fantastic volunteers. These volunteers include our Board of Directors but also include community volunteers who come and help with the day-to-day activities of the organizations.
Some Volunteer Opportunities Include:
• Letter and E-Mail Writing Campaigns, Petition Drives, and Phone Banking to help push child-advocacy issues through the legislature.
Contact: Director of Advocacy, Greg Borom at firstname.lastname@example.org
• FRCE Clothing Closet provides seasonal children’s clothing to families in the Emma Community. It is in constant need of organizing and sorting.
• FRCE Community Garden provides fresh produce for members of the Emma Community and educational opportunities for Emma Elementary School students. Volunteers are needed to weed the garden, gather the harvest, and maintain general upkeep.
• FRCE Food Pantry provides food boxes to families living in the Emma Community. Food pick-ups, cleaning, stocking, organizing shelves, and packing food boxes are essential to running the pantry.
• FRCE Building Maintenance involves cutting grass, minor painting, etc.
• FRCE Spanish Translation and Russian Translation.
• Computer Tutoring with Latino adults in basic skills and office software programs. Must speak Spanish.
• MotherRead Assistant work with Latino mothers to show the value of reading on a regular basis to their children. Must speak Spanish.
• Spanish Translation Services
Contact: Latino Outreach Coordinator, Norma Brown at email@example.com
• Learning Center Assistance with K-5 students after school from 2:30 to 5:30 at one of our three Learning Center sites located in the Deaverview, Pisgah View, or Woodridge communities. Assist site leaders and mentor children with homework help and enrichment activities.
• Reading Coaches with K-5 students after school 2 days a week from 3:15 to 4:15 at one of our three Learning Center sites located in the Deaverview, Pisgah View, or Woodridge communities.
• Program Assistance on an “as needed” basis at our Learning Center sites. Some examples of assistance include prep and clean up for arts and crafts and various activities, cooking and/or supplying snacks, set up or babysitting for special events.
Fundraising and Special Events such as our Annual Rummage Sale, Holiday Giving Program, and other events on an “as needed” basis.
Here are just a few photos showing the work of our dedicated volunteers.
Children First/Communities In Schools Buncombe County
50 S. French Broad Ave. Ste. #246
Asheville, NC 28801
fax: (828) 281-3308
Jodi Ford– Outreach & Engagement Coordinator