Wildfires are devastating communities across California, causing more than 300,000 people to evacuate their homes and threatening many more. The Camp Fire in Northern California -- one of three blazing across the state -- is the most destructive in state history. We want to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you find access to shelter. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know the most effective ways to contribute.
Video overview of who we are: www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ydQ8EcqzEQ
We are a Christian based, results-driven, after-school program that helps at-risk youth have abundant life. We are looking for people who love the Lord and love helping kids, to join us in the after-school hours to make a difference for kids.
Students failing in school are recommended to us by principals in the four under-resourced neighborhoods where we have after-school programming. We need volunteers to help us walk alongside the student as we work to enrich their lives-- mind, body, and soul. Come be a part of the solution!
How can you help?
1. Help kids with their homework. Encouraging them and giving them the individual attention they need.
2. Bible study or chapel - teaching them about God and His Word.
3. Be a mentor and encouragement! Building relationships is key!
Programming Days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday Volunteers choose one day a week (or more) .
Sample Programming Schedule: 3:30-4:00- Students arrive (We provide transportation from school to program 4:00-5:00 - Dinner/Chapel/Bible study 5:00-6:30 - Homework help/tutoring (most help needed here)
One day a week, one hour a day can truly make a difference! We are flexible with what time you come and need to leave!
By The Hand Club Sites locations:
Austin: 415 N. Laramie.
Cabrini Green: 1000 N. Sedgwick
Englewood: 8301 S Damen Ave.
Altgeld Gardens: 13015 S. Ellis Ave
Please go to our website for even more details www.bythehand.org.
How to get started?
1.) Go here to fill out a volunteer application www.bythehand.org/apply
2.) Attend a volunteer orientation. Eric will contact you after you have applied
If you have any questions, please email Eric Peng, email@example.com. We're looking forward to meeting you! Thank you for considering us!