Volunteers bring diverse skills, perspectives, and energy to Black River United Way by helping the organization extend its reach and deepen its impact. By actively participating in various aspects of the mission, volunteers contribute to the organization's goal of creating a better quality of life for residents in Georgetown and Williamsburg Counties.
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AmeriCorps members serve as reading tutors and family engagement specialists for children birth to 3rd grade. Members serve 300-900 hours directly on site at various schools, afterschool centers, and child development centers. Members receive a stipend.
Reading Buddies connect business professionals and community stakeholders to PreK - 3rd-grade students who need extra support in reading. Reading Buddies will provide 1 on 1 or small groups tutoring 1-2 times per week.
REAL Mentors read and discuss four books during (4) class visits reflecting their families, friends, communities, and concerns. Students will receive their own copies of the book to build their personal libraries.
United to Read
United to Read is an annual event that matches volunteers to an elementary classroom all on the same day, at the same time across Georgetown and Williamsburg County.
AmeriCorps VISTA members serve annually to alleviate poverty by helping local organizations expand capacity to make change. Think of it as the domestic Peace Corps.
Office Support Volunteers assist with filing, completing data entry, preparing mailings, and/or assisting with other behind-the-scenes tasks that keep the organization running smoothly.
Disaster Preparedness Ambassador
Preparedness Ambassadors engage community members by providing disaster preparedness information and presentations to youth groups, faith-based groups, and other community-based audiences.
Day of Caring
Day of Caring volunteers are matched to nonprofit agencies to help complete projects that these organizations may not have the capacity to take on internally. Volunteer teams are comprised of corporate colleagues, and friends.