PPDC’s 2016 Summer Promise begins full swing July 5 and runs through August 26. This year, 90 children in grades two through eight will enjoy a variety of camps both on-site and around the metropolitan area Monday through Friday from 9:00 until 3:00 at our PPDC Central Campus and 50 children will attend our Fairfield Court Summer Promise program. Summer orientation dates: Wednesday, June 8, 6:15-7:15 or Thursday, June 16, 10:00-11:00. Below is a list of our summer volunteer needs!
PPDC Central Campus & Fairfield Court Summer Promise Campus
Camp Classroom Assistant. 9:00-12:00 Monday through Friday. Assist teacher with different reading groups and math skills. Commitment: one full week, if possible.
Camp Program Assistant. 1:00-3:00 Monday through Friday. Assist with afternoon enrichment and recreational activities. Commitment: once a week.
Reading Buddy. 12:00-1:00 Monday through Friday. Enjoy lunch and reading time with a small group or one of our students. Commitment: one or more days a week.
Mentors. H3 – Heart, Hand and Head Mentoring Program. Our mentoring program matches a caring adult with a child at the Center. Mentors provide the gifts of heart, hand and head by developing a caring relationship with the child, enjoying fun activities with them and helping with school work when needed. There are two variations of the mentoring program:
Garden Mentor. 9:00-12:00 Thursdays. Assist our garden educator during garden time each Thursday. Or water on non-gardening days.
Clare’s Camp July 11-15 & August 8-12
The Clare’s Camp program takes place at Roslyn Retreat Center on River Road in Henrico. With a traditional VBS format, groups rotate from activity to activity, ranging from recreation to arts and crafts. Volunteers are needed as Camp Counselors, Junior Counselors, and Leaders and Assistants for Arts & Crafts, Recreation, Music, Bible Study and Food Preparations. Commitment: One week. Full job descriptions are available upon request, and a separate application is required for this camp. Volunteer Orientation for July 11-15 Clare’s Camp: July 6, 3:00 p.m.; for August 8-12 Clare’s Camp: July 29, 3:00 p.m. or August 3, 3:00 p.m.
Food Distribution Workers
Distribution takes place the first and third Wednesday of each month. We need approximately 5 to 10 volunteers to help with registration, unloading food, sorting food and assisting clients with food selections. We begin registration at 8:00 a.m. and finish up by noon. This is a great volunteer opportunity for church or youth groups. Dates for summer distributions: July 6 and 20, and August 3 and 17.
If you can’t join us during our summer program, but would like to help out, this is a great group project. Each afternoon, we will send our students home with a snack bag, included are such items as a box drink, whole wheat crackers, baked chips, mini-muffins, applesauce or fruit cup (no sugar added); nuts or seeds (pistachios, peanuts, sunflower seeds); fruit roll up, cookie or brownie.
For more information, please contact:
Rosemary Jones, Director of Volunteer Services
firstname.lastname@example.org or 804-780-1195