*CURRENTLY NOT ACCEPTING VOLUNTEERS DUE TO COVID
**Virtual- RSVP volunteers are reading books and site words for local schools. These readings are recorded and uploaded on our YOUTUBE channel for easy access.
*BAPTIST MEMORIAL HOSPITAL – NORTH MISSISSIPPI
Volunteering at Baptist Memorial Health Care is a great way to experience health care with professionals while helping others lead happier lives.
Delivery: Volunteers may assist with delivery of snacks and drinks to the patients. They may also delivery flowers, mail and magazines.
1) Cancer Center
2) ICU Waiting Rooms
3) Emergency Room
4) Outpatient Surgery
5) Hospital Main Lobby
6) Diagnostic Counter Lobby
Clerical: Volunteers may help with routine documentation and administrative tasks.
(Virtual) BOYS & GIRLS CLUB
Working with youth today means a brighter future for everyone.
Volunteering with the Boys and Girls Club means making a difference in the lives of youth and giving back to the community. Within the first few minutes of walking into a Club, volunteers know they’re in a special place.
Filled with the sounds and energy of spirited children and friendly, caring professionals, the Club is a fun and hopeful environment. Whether volunteers help with homework, coach a game, or teach an art project, volunteers have the opportunity to build healthy relationships with young people eager for adult guidance, and have a positive impact on their lives. In turn, volunteers will find that spending time with young people has a positive impact on them as well.
Mentor: Volunteers may serve as mentors, tutors or in other leadership roles in the classrooms and for different activities.
Special Events: RSVP may host special events for Days of Service, National Read Across America Month. Dr. Seuss Day and other special educational related holidays.
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
The Chamber represents the business community in problem-solving, promoting economic development, raising the per capita income and providing strong financial resources to create a better life for all citizens.
Double Decker Fun Run: Volunteers help prepare information/swag bags for the runners.
Newcomer Club: Volunteers prepare information packets for Newcomer Club members.
Red Carpet Gala: Volunteers may serve as greeters at the Red-Carpet Gala table. (semi-formal attire)
Clerical: Chamber of Commerce may have last minute needs for special events or extra clerical work and may request RSVP volunteers for help.
GERTRUDE CASTELLOW FORD CENTER
The Ford Center for the Performing Arts is committed to bringing the highest quality entertainment to its stage.
Ford Center volunteers may serve as ushers, hand out programs, collect tickets and/or work in concessions for various shows and events. Volunteers are recruited and trained at the beginning of the fall semesters.
GIRL SCOUT TROOP 13616
RSVP volunteers assist the troop leaders during Troop activities and special events.
Volunteers will introduce girls to new experiences that show them they’re capable of more than they ever imagined. They’ll each find their inner G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-Taker, Leader)!
Special programs and activities include:
Valentine’s for Vets- RSVP host the annual Valentine’s for Veterans. RSVP volunteers and Girl Scouts create hand crafted cards then personally deliver them to the Veteran’s Home.
Blankets for therapy dolls- Girl Scout Troop 13616 purchased therapy dolls with funds from cookie sales. Blankets were sewn together by Girl Scouts from guidance of an RSVP volunteer. Therapy dolls and their blankets were delivered to living assistant units with adults suffering from dementia.
Drives- RSVP volunteers may assist Girl Scout Troop 13616 with a variety of drives; food drives, supply drives, toy drives, pet drive etc.
*INTERFAITH COMPASSION MINISTRY (ICM)
Interfaith Compassion Ministry (ICM) assists individuals and families through crisis situations by providing for their basic needs: food, shelter, utilities, medications, and transportation.
Client Interaction: All volunteers assist clients with the application process and screening of applications.
Sorting: Interfaith accepts donations and will need help sorting and preparing items for critical needs. Items may include: toiletries, luggage, clothes, toys.
*LAFAYETTE COUNTY LITERACY COUNCIL
As part of the Adult Basic Literacy Education (ABLE) program, volunteers will coach adult learners who need help improving their reading skills for 2 hours each week. 1.5 hours will be spent in one-on-one coaching sessions, with the remaining 30 minutes used for planning the next week’s session. The minimum coaching requirement is six months. Volunteer coaches must complete an online application. Training is provided. Help an adult learner prepare to take the GED: Training is provided, and coaches must commit to working with a learner for two hours each week for six months. Volunteer coaches should be patient and flexible with their learners. Coaches are also expected to have strong skills in at least one of the subjects on the GED: math, science, language arts, and social studies.
(Virtual) LAFAYETTE COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT
Volunteers will serve as tutors and mentors to students needing assistance. Emphasis is placed on assisting students with reading activities. Volunteers read to students during Dr. Seuss Day in March of each year.
*LAFAYETTE COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT
Volunteers will visit with reading library for the inmates. They serve as sponsor for TRIAD program.
Provides supplemental food for school age children in need on weekends and holidays. Volunteers can help host food drives & organize food packs that will then be discretely placed in backpacks by school employees, at the end of a school day.
(Virtual) MARY CATHEY HEAD START
Volunteers are needed in the classroom to work with the students on pre-literacy skills and to read during Dr. Seuss week.
MEALS ON WHEELS
Volunteers deliver meals to the homebound elderly.
Memory Makers depends on volunteers from the community to meet a variety of program needs. Volunteers are most needed 1 day every week from 10-2 to help the program run smoothly. They are also in need of volunteers to make soup for 15-20 people for lunch. This can be done on a weekly, monthly, or occasional basis!
They also love music, art, and learning about new things, so if you have special talents or interests they would be delighted for you to come and share your gifts with them!
MORE THAN A MEAL
Volunteers are needed to serve the meal and other ways to be involved on Tuesday nights include:
Visiting with our guests, tutoring or reading to the children who attend, helping distribute toiletries to guests, playing and supervising children at the meal and on the playground, creating crafts with children, providing programs or talks to the guests, and assisting the host group serve the meal, as needed.
NINE LIVES CAT RESCUE
Volunteers will assist with various needs for rescue cats at PetSmart.
NORTH MS REGIONAL CENTER
Volunteers will be friends to the clients and assist with special projects.
NORTH MS RURAL LEGAL SERVICES
Volunteers are needed to witness wills.
OXFORD COMMUNITY MARKET
Volunteers may help with the fresh food drive. Food is purchased from local farmers, donated by market customers and then delivered to the food pantry. Volunteers may also help with special events—Opening Market Day, Pie Contest, Picket Contest, Haunted Harvest Market and Holly Jolly Market.
OXFORD EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY
Volunteers will be trained to assist with disaster preparedness and response to disasters for the Oxford/Lafayette County community. Volunteers may be trained to assist with vaccination sites.
YEAR ROUND/PRE-FEST: This includes set up and organization of materials as well as helping with fundraisers, helping with office needs, screening events and more from March-January.
BOX OFFICE and MERCHANDISE SALES TEAMS: This area includes ticket sales, badge check-in, information table, OFF merchandise during the actual festival. Do you have a friendly smile and are great at welcoming people? Then this is the job for you!
HOSPITALITY: This area includes working in or coordinating the Green Room and set up, execution and take down of the film festival parties. We need volunteers to serve, stock and arrange during the festival and also people who would like to get more involved with pre-festival planning.
*OXFORD FIRE DEPARTMENT
Volunteers will assist with special events, such as Fire Academy for Kids.
OXFORD MEDICAL MINISTRIES CLINIC
There are approximately 23 opportunities available for volunteers. Please call the RSVP office for additional information.
OXFORD PARK COMMISSION
Volunteers are needed for various projects for different non-profits. Volunteer opportunities change constantly with this station. Companionship such as wellness check-ins for the elderly or homebound and accompany homebound and isolated elderly to the pharmacy, doctor or assist them with basic errands. “Be a friend to someone that is lonely”.
*OXFORD POLICE DEPARTMENT
Volunteers will assist with special events.
(Virtual) OXFORD SCHOOL DISTRICT
Volunteers serve as tutors and mentors to students needing assistance with emphasis placed on reading skills. Volunteers read for Dr. Seuss Day in March of each year. Volunteers discuss their childhood with students each year which has become known as “Present Meets the Past”.
OXFORD/LAFAYETTE COUNTY LIBRARY
Volunteers help with the quarterly census and help in the genealogy room. Maintain the “little free libraries” throughout the City and County.
Volunteers will assist with stocking the shelves and assisting people at the pantry.
Packing and delivering of meals for the homebound and with Pantry Data entry.
Greet attendees, sell and collect tickets, distribute programs and can serve on various standing committees.
Volunteers provide community presentations, sponsor the AARP Safe Driver classes and focus on disaster preparedness and safety for seniors.
Volunteers assist with on-going United Way campaign activities.
Volunteers will assist with summer camps and other special events.
VETERANS AFFAIR HOME
Volunteers will assist with special activities, parties, provide socialization and companionship, visiting, and reading.
Volunteers serve as Oxford Ambassadors for special events as needed.
YOKNAPATAWPHA ARTS COUNCIL
Volunteers are needed to help with various art related events in Oxford and Lafayette County.