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Empower
Growth

Through volunteering.

Not only will you help a child, caregiver or family in need, you will grow too!

Below are volunteer opportunities were your help is needed:

  • Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) or Guardian ad Litem volunteer. Your voice can help the Court in finding a safe permanent home for childrent where they can thrive.

    • Responsibilities: To serve as a fact-finder for the Court by completely researching the background of child abuse and neglect cases. The CASA volunteer may do this by reviewing documents and interviewing the child, parents, family members, neighbors, school officials, and doctors.

    • To speak for the child in the courtroom, focusing exclusively on the child's best interests. A CASA volunteer provides carefully researched information to help the Judge or Magistrate make decisions.

    • To continue to monitor the child during the life of the case, helping to ensure he or she will be raised in a safe, permanent, and nurturing home.
       

  • Advisor/Friend/Tutor/Coach/Mentor. We are looking for positive, caring role models for students. Often, these are community leaders, former educators, pastors, and parents whose children are raised and out of the house. 

    • Responsibilities: To help students who are facing some type of challenge that is impacting their success. These challenges could be an illness or death in the family, divorce, a parent incarceration, difficulty in making friends, moving to a new school, struggling academically or trying to focus on future career plans. ​

    • There are currently 300 students in one-on-one mentoring relationships in the Benton-Carroll-Salem Local, Port Clinton City, Danbury Local, Put in Bay, Genoa and Woodmore school systems. 
       

  • GrandLove Advocate/Mentor. When parents are absent or unable to raise their children due to struggles with substance abuse, mental illness, incarceration, economic hardship, domestic violence, divorce, chronic illness, etc., grand parents (and other adults) serve a critical and under-recognized role in our community by providing stable,  loving and supportive environments for these children in need.  We help assist grandparents in stabilizing their family.

    • Responsibilities: Identifying and accessing the services needed to support families.​

    • Help at monthly meetings, parent cafes, support groups and respite services.

    • Note: our activities are not just for grandparents. We welcome great-grandparents, aunts and uncles performing peer support.

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Volunteer
Contacts
Details

GrandLove

Judy Peters

Judy's email

419-367-6385
 

Konnections

Ashley Walterbusch

Ashley's email

419-301-0225

CASA

Ashley Walterbusch

Ashley's email

419-301-0225

TNT Mentoring

Genoa Schools

Melissa Antry

Melissa's email

419-704-8892
 

Benton-Carroll-Salem

Ann Puckett

Ann's email

419-544-1162

Port Clinton Schools

Curt Fleming

Curt's email

419-341-8913

Danbury/Put in Bay

Caroline Gatch

Caroline's email

614-620-2676

Woodmore

Dawn Schling

Dawn's email

419-522-1506

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