“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.”
United Way is partnering with the Clarksville Montgomery County School System to rewrite the book on volunteer engagement. READ UNITED is a virtual volunteer opportunity that allows individuals to read to elementary school students through Zoom, a video conference software. The innovative reading program engages volunteers and students from local elementary schools. Once a week during a designated time, volunteers and students connect online and read alternate pages of a book aloud for twenty to thirty minutes.
- The program runs for eight weekly sessions from March 5, 2018 through April 30, 2018.
- Participating schools are responsible for providing computers and internet access for student use, as well as any required background checks for volunteers.
- Participating volunteers/workplaces must have computers, smartphones or tablet devices with camera capability with internet access and the ability to download Zoom.
- United Way and schools will coordinate training for volunteers and necessary security precautions and will provide the books for each volunteer.
Registration is opened until February 5th. To sign up as a READ UNITED volunteer, please contact Sarah Eskildson at 931-647-4291 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
United Way of the Greater Clarksville Region is proud to support Volunteer Clarksville, a website dedicated to helping volunteers connect with opportunities in the community. Volunteer Clarksville is your one-stop source for volunteer information in Clarksville / Montgomery County and is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. At your leisure, you can search for volunteer opportunities in Clarksville that match your interests. By volunteering, you can connect to your community, make a personal contribution to a cause or organization, set an example for those around you and inspire others to join.
You may also contact the United Way office at (931) 647-4291 for more information.
February Volunteer Opportunities
Host a Masquerade Ball for Senior Citizens.
The Clarksville 50+ Activity Center
The Ajax Turner Senior Citizens Center provides carer for seniors in our community. Volunteers needed to help decorate, set up, and serve during the dinner and ball.
Become a kitchen supervisor.
Loaves and Fishes
Loaves and Fishes serves between 150-200 meals daily to the hungry six days a week and distributes food to area agencies through volunteer efforts. Volunteers are needed to direct others in the kitchen and oversee the meal service.
Deliver lunch to an elderly person.
Meals on Wheels program
Meals on Wheels is a program that delivers meals to individuals at home who are unable to purchase or prepare their own meals.
Provide warmth to the homeless.
Manna Cafe Warming Center
Manna Cafe opens up a warming center when the tempertarure is below 32 degrees for individuals with limited or no heating access. Volunteers needed to help manage the center during opening hours.
Paint an office.
Catholic Charities Immaculate Conception School (Clarksville)
Catholic Charities helps educate and empower parents to prevent child abuse and neglect. Volunteers are needed to paint their office.
Urban Ministries is dedicated to caring for its neighbors in need by providing assistance in a multitude of ways. Volunteers are needed to write thank you letters.
Raise Your Hand Tennessee
Raise Your Hand Tennessee is a statewide effort to recruit volunteers to read, tutor, and mentor children. Anyone with passion and commitment can help children and youth succeed in school and in life.
To learn more about United Way Worldwide’s goal to recruit One Million readers, mentors and tutors and take the pledge the join, CLICK HERE!