Stories tagged with: Volunteers

March 30, 2016 - 3:33pm
8 weeks 3 days ago

Mollie Crooks, Executive Director at Big Brothers Big Sisters said they recently started a page on Facebook called “Waiting Wednesday” to help publicize the children in the program looking for a mentor.

“We looked at the list of children that have been waiting for a mentor. These are such great kids and they really aren’t asking for a whole lot. They are just looking for someone to spend one on one time with,” said Crooks.

Crooks said two of the...

January 5, 2016 - 6:17pm
17 weeks 5 days ago

The Untied Way of Muskingum, Perry, and Morgan Counties help individuals file more than 1,000 tax returns in 2015.

This year they added a new location at Colony Square Mall in hopes to serve more people.

"This year we're looking for volunteers in Perry and Morgan countries as well as Muskingum County. And without those important people and their gracious donation of their time we would not be able to offer this service to the community. Just to give you an idea, last year we...

December 16, 2015 - 8:31pm
23 weeks 3 days ago

One local organization took time to show appreciation to its volunteers with a special celebration.

Christ's Table hosted its annual Christmas bash for all the ones who spend their free time to give back to the less fortunate. We spoke with volunteer Karen Smith who has been apart of the organization for the last two years, volunteering her time every other Thursday.

"We really appreciate coming here because it makes us appreciate what we have at home. There are a lot of...

April 20, 2014 - 4:08pm
2 years 5 weeks ago

Members of the Wildwood Church of Christ visited Christ's Table earlier on Sunday to lend a helping hand.

The church is a regular supporter of the food pantry and visits every few weeks. This time their scheduled visit landed on Easter and they say they wouldn't have it any other way.

" We find it very rewarding to learn the stories behind everybody and to meet new people and we want to spread God's love and show these folks that there are people out there who do care. They...

March 11, 2014 - 2:02pm
2 years 11 weeks ago

The Animal Shelter Society and PetSmart are teaming up to help find homes for Muskingum County animals. The adoption event will take place this Saturday and Sunday starting at noon at PetSmart in the Northepoint Center Plaza in Zanesville.

"We usually try and have a variety of puppies and cats and kittens so and of course if they stop up there and they're not seeing what they want, ,they can always come to the shelter because we're still open on Saturday's so they can go up there...

January 14, 2014 - 4:22pm
2 years 19 weeks ago

The Washington Township Fire Department is looking for volunteers to join their team.

The department is currently having a membership drive to increase their staff numbers. The department says it takes the right kind of person to serve their community and be a part of their fire house family.

"You definitely have to be a team player, you can't come in and try to run the place, but still must have a go get it attitude," said Firefighter, Jennifer Davis.

Along with...

November 12, 2013 - 4:37pm
2 years 28 weeks ago

Starting in January, the United Way of Muskingum, Morgan and Perry counties will start their free tax clinics again, but they need the help of at least 35 volunteers to meet their goal of filing 560 individual tax returns.

"We're looking for volunteers who are willing to take a couple hours every week and sit down with a client and assist them in putting their information into the tax software and then it'll e-file your state and federal tax return absolutely free of charge,...

August 27, 2013 - 4:54pm
2 years 39 weeks ago

Every year the United Way of Muskingum, Morgan and Perry counties kick-off its annual fundraising campaign. On Tuesday, over a dozen volunteers spent four hours in a training session held at Community Bank to prepare them for the start of the September 17 campaign.

"United Way is unique in that it's one of the only organizations that I know of anyway, that volunteers are responsible for primarily raising the money," said Executive Director of the United Way, Meg Deedrick....

April 11, 2013 - 8:01pm
3 years 6 weeks ago

There were about 300 people at the Wild West themed banquet held at the North Terrace Church of Christ Thursday night. The hospital honored all of the volunteers as a group and also recognized volunteers who have reached specific milestones

"We as volunteers, volunteer in every aspect of Genesis Hospitals, both campuses and at the pavilion. I am serving as President of Volunteers and tonight the staff is honoring us as volunteers. They do it once a year at the banquet," said...

March 7, 2013 - 7:07pm
3 years 11 weeks ago

If you have a love for animals and would like to volunteer the animal shelter is looking for you.

The animal shelter in Muskingum County is in need of volunteers and this Saturday they'll hold an event to speak to those who are interested in giving their time.

The shelter's executive director said the purpose is to match people's talents to support the shelter.

"We have volunteers that help with some of our outside events. We have volunteers that help with fundraising...

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