SNAPkids is a non-profit organization dedicated to enriching the lives of children with disabilities by providing community-based swimming and fitness activities. By providing volunteers with a chance to work closely with our special swimmers, we open hearts, change attitudes and create more respectful, inclusive, and just communities. Learn more at: snapkids.org
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For the Love of Volunteering: A gift both given and received
Topics: inspiration local volunteering Stories from the Field
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Tutor a child, change a life.
School on Wheels is an organization enhancing educational opportunities for children who are experiencing homelessness from kindergarten through twelfth grade.
- 1/3 of unhoused people are under the age of 18
- 1:20 children in CA don’t have homes
- 64% of children experiencing homelessness do not graduate high school
Topics: virtual volunteering inspiration local volunteering Stories from the Field
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Planting the Seeds for Change during National Adult Education Week
This week is National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week and we want to show some #LocalLove to Literacy Minnesota, the only statewide, volunteer literacy organization in Minnesota.
Sophie Phan, Volunteer Outreach Coordinator and volunteer for Literacy Minnesota, believes in English literacy as a powerful means to broaden educational and economic opportunities for immigrants and refugees in the United States. Sophie immigrated from Vietnam to Minnesota when she was five years old, grew up as a voracious reader, and believes in the power of stories to motivate and inspire.
Topics: inspiration Stories from the Field
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“Feeding others feeds my soul” Pajaro Valley Loaves and Fishes
An interview with Rozene Pieri Enloe, a Community and Volunteer Outreach Coordinator with Pajaro Valley Loaves and Fishes— a community-based organization dedicated to alleviating hunger in Santa Cruz County, California.
- 40% of those served by Loaves and Fishes are children
- Homelessness in Santa Cruz County is 5x the national average
- With only four full-time staff members, the nonprofit relies on volunteers