ONGOING: Nevada Humane Society has several wonderful opportunities. They need volunteers and there is a variety of ways you can help with tasks such as walking the dogs or socializing the cats. Some of the opportunities are less direct hands-on with the animals and all opportunities are designed to make the lives of the animals better. The Humane Society is privately funded and they work in close cooperation with Reno Animal Services. If you care about animals, this is likely to be an opportunity you will truly enjoy. Here is the link with information:
ONGOING: The Discovery Museum is looking for volunteers. The volunteer coordinator is Stacy D'Arcy. Contact is firstname.lastname@example.org. Some students have volunteered in the museum and the reports back is that this is a GREAT place to volunteer. Our students have requested Discovery Museum to be an ongoing opportunity for all the Knights and Ladies. Check out this link:
Dec 7- Santaland at Westergard Elementary School: The event runs from 8-12, so students need to arrive around 7:30am. Students help with gift wrapping and to help students with their “shopping” experience (Elves) in the school cafeteria. Your Westergard contact is Rachel Huff. Westergard will take as many students as are willing as this is a volunteer heavy event. Sign up at the Novemeber club meeting.
Sept 19- KTMB: This is the day of our September monthly meeting for all members. Meet in room 205 right after school to do our fall clean up from McQueen to the Northwest Library. This is a terrfiic activity and it goes quickly when everyone comes to help. All Knights & Ladies are required to do at least one of the two clean ups we do each year. All members sign in when they arrive to track your time for this event. Bring your hours sheet.
Sept 21- PEAVINE CHILI FEST: from 11am to 2pm. the volunteer shifts are 10:30 to 12:30 and 12:30 to 2:30. We help Peavine out every year. Here is a link for sign ups
Sept 23- MCQUEEN JOB READINESS: Help set up the tables in the small gym right after school for the sophomore job interviews. This should not take too long and is an enormous help to the school. Ms. Williams from the career center or any adult present can sign off on your hours.
Oct 19 & 20- MCQUEEN CRAFT FAIRE: All K&L members volunteer for a minimum of 2 hours. Your contact is Ms. Greene. She is in charge of the volunteers and she will sign off on your hours. Most volunteers are required to do more than two hours and she is allowing K&L members to be an exception to that rule. Here is is some information about this:
- Help is needed on Saturday, Oct 19 and on Sunday, Oct 20
Sat hours are 10-5pm
Sun hours are 10-3pm
Jobs consist of either working the ticket tables or being a floater (this person walks the craft fair and gives breaks to the crafters)
Time slots for Saturday, October 19 are normally from 9:45am - 12:45pm (and you may work two hours as a K&L member) OR from 12:45pm - 3:00pm (you may work 2 of those hours) OR from 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Time slots for Sunday, October 20 are from 9:45am - 12:45pm OR from 12:45pm - 3:00pm
Again, you may show up at any of these times and find Ms. Greene to help you select ticket tables or floater. Ms. Greene will sign off on your hours.
You are only required to work 2 hours.
Oct 20-VERDI ELEMENTARY PUMPKIN PATCH FROM 10 AM - 4PM: This is done with our students in leadership. The date is Sunday on the same weekend as Craft Faire. Verdi needs volunteers for games/events. Sign ups are in 2 hour shifts (10-12, 12-2, 2-4) and the goal is to have 2 students at a time for each of the 16 games/events. Please volunteer for at least a two hour increment. Please come a few minutes early to your shift so you can get situated. Students are welcome to work as long as they like and with a 4 hr. shift, you get a snack, and if you work the whole day – 6 hrs.- you get lunch and a snack. The games are carnival games like tic tac toe, soda toss, football toss, Plinko, wishing well, candy wheel, ball roll etc. Everything is pretty easy to run.
When you get to the Verdi school (250 Bridge Street Verdi, Nv 345-8100) look for the volunteer table which is by the baseball field. Sign in there. Verdi requests that you wear a McQueen shirt of some kind so that you are recognized as from McQueen –wear comfortable shoes etc. too. If you have a Knights and Ladies shirt, that would great to wear for this event. Verdi states they are grateful for any volunteers. Sign up in room 205 Thursday Oct 3.
Oct 24-MELTON HARVEST FESTIVAL: All sorts of help is needed for this elementary school festival. Sign ups are below:
Oct 26-DISCOVERY MUSEUM HALLOWEEN TRICK OR TREAT: There are two shifts, 2:30-5:30 and 5:00-8:00pm on October 26. It will be hosted at the Discovery. It is a Halloween Trick-Or-Treat Event and we will be helping by passing out candy. Stacy D'Arcy, the volunteer coordinator will be present that evening to sign off your hours. Sign up in room 205 Thursday Oct 3.