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Volunteer Opportunities at the Notre Dame Urban Education Center
Volunteer tutors are the essential key to the success of the Notre Dame Urban Education Center's program. Assisting the children with their homework or working with them to improve their reading or math skills gives the children the ability to be successful in school. The tutoring may done in one-on-one, in small group sessions, or by directing a group using a Smartboard. As consistency is a key to success, we ask that volunteers who are interested in tutoring commit to remain with the Center for the semester.
Arts & Crafts Helper
The students participate in art activities most days. Volunteers create, design, organize and implement the arts and crafts program at the Center. This includes instructing and assisting the children with their art activities, which could be making a pillow or small rug, creating a paper mache globe, or a formal lesson on lines and shapes.
Physical Education Coach
Physical education and structured recreation is an important component of the Notre Dame Urban Education Center's program to encourage physical activity and heath. Volunteers oversee the children as they participate in their daily exercise. This includes instructing and guiding the children in their practice of the exercises, use of the fitness equipment, or playing the Wii games.
Administrative and Office Helper
A smiling face to greet the children and visitors who come to the Center helps to make NDUEC a welcoming place. Volunteers also answer incoming calls, assist with making calls, and handling basic paperwork. Some responsibilities may include typing, word processing, mailings, taking pictures and other administrative projects.
We encourage and welcome corporate, school or community groups to the Center. There are a variety of projects that would be well suited for a volunteer group to assist with such as painting, landscaping, organizing and hosting activities for the children. We are also open to other ideas from the group. If you are interested, please contact the Executive Director, Sister Reinetter Kroeger, SND, at 859-261-4487 or fill out the form below.
Cultural Enrichment Programs
Cultural enrichment programs (including, but not limited to, performing arts, theater, foreign language, dance and music) are offered when volunteers express interest in working with NDUEC staff to develop these “special” programs. Volunteers are invited to engage and direct students in creative plays, teach a variety of dance styles introduce beginning foreign language words or phrases, or offer group and/or private music lessons.
If you are interested in working with our staff to develop a cultural enrichment program please contact Mary Gray, Volunteer Coordinator, at 859.261.4487.