Do you need Eco/Green hours?

Dear Friends of Serve the City Geneva,

We have a couple of events scheduled to correspond with World Clean Up Day and wanted to invite you to sign up for one of the events.

A.  We are looking for a few energetic cleaners to help clear some of the overgrown animal cages in Bellevue at the Zoo Parc d’Accueil. The animals will be very grateful for your time! This will be a half day event 9-12:30.

B.  Another option is to help with some cleaning at Villa Julien at Ali Baba a  second hand shop run by Carrefour Rue in Geneva (click “Activités” and then “Caverne Ali Baba” for information.)  This is a full day event, from 9:00 to 16:00 .

It’s easy to sign up. Just send an email here: volunteers@servethecitygeneva.ch stating your project of interest (either “A” or “B” – or  “Either event.”) We will then send you more details on the project.   Let us know if you would not  mind taking up a the job of a project team leader some time.

Serve the City Geneva

As you have experienced recently the temperatures have been plummeting well below zero. A bitter cold is gripping the whole Europe. To date, over 200 people have died and millions of others are affected across the continent, including many in Geneva.

One of our faithful service providers, The Salvation Army, are asking for our assistance as it aims to cope with the increasing demand of people in need.

There is an opportunity to serve lunches to those impacted by these Artcic conditions every day from 11:30 – 14:00.

If you want to serve, please contact Richard Holt at: richardghni@gmail.com

Thank you for your time and kind consideration.

Richard Holt

Serve the City Geneva

http://www.servethecitygeneva.ch/

ASK Volunteer Programmes

We are looking for student volunteers that are interested in working with children and also volunteers who are keen to use their natural skills to help develop our programmes.

If your students are interested in getting involved with any of the following programmes, starting from January 2012, please ask them to email Lydia.shaw@allspecialkids.org stating which programme(s) they would like to help with.

Study Skills & Homework Club

This Program is for those students who enjoy working one on one with children, who wish to develop core tutoring skills and learn valuable study skills to help make learning easier, more fun and creative for the special children who have learning differences. Note: the training for this program will lead to working at our camps during school breaks and summer camps.

  • Volunteers will help with paired reading, prepare classroom activities and assist children with the computer based learning programmes.
  • Volunteers will work along-side the tutors /teachers trained in special needs education.
  • You must be available for a one day training and from 3.30pm – 6pm either on Wednesday or Thursday afternoons.
  • Location – Geneva or Lausanne

Monthly Kids & Teen’s Social

These monthly events are to provide our special children with a series of stress-free, fun monthly activities, which offer a friendly, supervised environment, while improving their social skills. Activities can be anything from ice-skating to bowling, pizza making to Pony riding.

  • We need volunteers who can help with researching and planning the activities and taking part in the monthly outings.
  • You must be available for one after-school planning session and commit to attending the weekend outing once a month.
  • Location – Geneva or Lausanne area

Research

We need volunteers who can help us research the best experts in the field of special needs, child development and learning support. We invite these specialist experts to Geneva as part of our annual seminar series.

  • You will be provided with names and template reports to do this research.
  • Location – non (location) specific, but must have access to the internet.

Lending Library

We need volunteers for our lending library, who can help us with maintaining, reviewing and publicising our books, videos and learning resources.

  • We need volunteers who can help with research, catalogue management and write book reviews.
  • You must be available 2-3 hours a week to come to the ASK office.
  • Location – Geneva

Web Support

Our website is the way a lot of parents first find ASK and we need volunteers who are skilled in IT and enjoy working with web technology.

  • We need volunteers who can help build our web presence, both through our website and on other social media sites.
  • We need assistance with regular website maintenance, create promotional fliers and marketing brochures. You must be available 2-3 hours a week to come to the ASK office.
  • Location – Geneva.

Play Chess for CAS/REACH

Mr Watanabe is looking for cover for his Chess club on Tuesday 29th November from 4pm to 4:40pm in the Primary School. If you interested please see Mr Watanabe today (Wednesday 23rd) or tomorrow (Thursday 24th).

If you can help please contact Hikari.WATANABE@cdl.ch or Ryan.BLYTH@cdl.ch

Become an ASK volunteer

The ASK volunteer programme is for volunteers who want to make a difference through volunteering. To truly make a difference, volunteers need to be committed to their volunteer service, and be willing to invest their time to make a change in the lives of people who need their help.
ASK volunteer program provides the opportunity and the support to both adults and young adults (ages 15 through 18) to make a difference in their community through volunteering. Through a unique network approach, ASK volunteer program exposes the volunteers to positive experiences that may affect their views on community service… now and in the future.

WHO COULD BE AN ASK VOLUNTEER?

Someone we can call upon to help us during their free time, to assist in one of the many activities run by ASK. Our volunteers include young adults who mentor a peer and/or help out at the monthly organized outings. We are a parent community that believes in using our time & talent to help children; young and not so young, who need a little more attention, time and patience to reach their best potential in life.

Please visit our website Programs link and view the programs that may interest you. 

Volunteer Brochure             Volunteer Registration Form

 

Me, Elderly?

The Red Cross of Geneva are looking for volunteers to lend a hand in their new project: “Me, Elderly”.

Aims:

  • to improve the daily lives and well-being of elderly people across Geneva
  • to develop and facilitate aid between generations
  • to visit retirement homes in Geneva and spend time with the elderly

Are you young, motivated and willing to make a difference to the lives of the elderly?

For more information email: crj@croix-rouge-ge.ch

 

Geneva Association for Social Integration

There are several volunteer opportunities to earn service hours volunteering for the Geneva Association of Social Integration (AGIS) – these are people of all ages who would like to spend some of their spare time with handicapped people.
You don’t need any particular skills, just the willingness to share a little bit of your free time, once a week, once a month, or whenever you can.

If you have the time to offer and would like to know more please contact.
info@agis-ge.ch tél: 022 308 98 10 (French Speaking), have a look at some of the offers available at the moment.

Red Cross Fund Raising Activity

Present wrapping in Geneva’s department stores  – December

Wrapping presents at Payot in order to raise money for kids in Geneva and orphans in an Eastern European country.

Choose a time a minimum of 3 hours.

For more information contact crj@croix-rouge-ge.ch