Community service is at the heart of the 1 Campus, 1 Community program. See below for ways you and your friends can contribute and make a difference!
Interested? Contact a member of the 1C1C staff:
K-12 Opportunities - You and/or your group could volunteer for as little a one hour a week
After School Buddy Program
Help supervise and mentor elementary students in an after school program at their school. Any time between 2:30 and 5:30 p.m. Play games, help with homework, be a mentor. A highly flexible opportunity.
Volunteer in one classroom throughout the semester and support the teachers work by tutoring, mentoring, reading to students, and/or helping to plan field trips and class parties. This program can be big or small depending on your availability and interests.
Special Projects Program
You or your group can commit to doing occasional special projects at a local school. For example: help judge reading fair or science fair projects, or pitch in at a school-wide holiday festival. You would be on call for special projects and would contribute when you could.
A transitional living facility for people living with HIV-AIDS - Cook or deliver supper to residents, or host a cookout or holiday party.
Good Samaritan Center
A non-profit social service agency - Volunteer by sorting clothes, organizing donated items, or cleaning up the grounds. You can also assist clients by helping them shop in the Good Samaritan store.
A food distribution facility for the homeless - Volunteer for an hour to serve lunch, donate clothes or help organize the clothing closet, or spend time once a week with children in the after-school program.
A Stewpot-operated house for homeless women and children - Host a dinner or party for residents, or hold a clothing drive to provide residents with nicer and less worn clothes. Help the children at the shelter with their homework, or read or play games with them in the afternoons. Teach a brief seminar on financial budgeting, computers, or another relevant topic.
A transitional shelter for women and children
Help with parenting classes, nutrition classes, Bible study, or career development classes.
MS Childrens Home
An educational and recreational program for kids - Host a field day, one of the monthly birthday parties for the children, an arts and crafts event, or a pick-up game.
An art exhibition and music performance studio - Host an art class, art show, or teach a seminar.
A community support agency in West Jackson - Become a mentor in their after-school program.
North Midtown Community Development Corporation
An economic and neighborhood development agency - Pitch in where neededfor example, conducting homeowner surveys, helping write a neighborhood newsletter, or serving cotton candy at a neighborhood street party.
Meals on Wheels
A non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the independence and well-being of seniors - Deliver meals to the elderly/disabled in Midtown.