• How You Can Help!
     
     
     
      Service-learning
    is a way of involving young teens in
    a community and of teaching
    them to become good citizens.
    Currently, there are eight organizations
    in Blair County
     that have jobs specifically for
    teenagers to perform.
    (We are adding to this list as we receive the information
    from the organizations.)
     
     
     
     
    Altoona Hospital - PMC
     
        1.   Mail delivery to hospital departments
       2.   Help at the information desk
       3.   Help in the waiting areas
     
     
     
     Big Brothers and Sisters Program
     
        1.   Fundraising
       2.   Office work
     
     
    American Rescue Workers
     
       1.   Helping clients
       2.   Packing food orders and hospitality packs
       3.   Stocking shelves
       4.   Sorting and arranging clothing
       5.   General cleaning 
       6.   Approximately 30% of the volunteers are teens 
     
     
    American Red Cross
     
        1.   Fundraising
       2.   "Together We Prepare" program 
       3.   Penny Wars (fundraising by collecting pennies)
       4.   Rock A Thon (rocking chair fundraiser
       5.   Measles Initiative (support efforts to vaccinate African children)
       6.   School Chest Program (collect supplies for needy children abroad)
     
     
    Central Blair Park and Recreation
     
        1.   Office Work
       2.   Maintenance --- grasscutting, trash clean-up
       3.   Recreational activities ---  coaching; playgrounds; concessions
     
     
    Family Services of Blair County
     
       1.   Childcare during " Women Aware" meeting
     
     
    Altoona Area Public Library
     
       1.   Fundraising
     
     
    The Arc of Blair County
     
       1.   Fundraising (holiday dances and special events)
       2.   Office work
       3.   Helping clients
       4.   Promoting organization by photocopying and assembling newsletter, creating flyers         
       5.   Assembling mailing lists
     
     
    Lutheran Home in Hollidaysburg
       1.   Read to residents
       2.   Take residents for walks
      3.   Play games
      4.   Little visits with residents
       5.   Contact:  Volunteer Manager 696-4530
     
     
    Garvey Manor
          1.    Take people outside to sit on the patios and visit
             2.    Bingo
           3.    Make birthday cards
               4.    Participate in games
         5.    Contact:  Volunteer Director 695-5571
     
    Blair County Humane Society
     
           1.    Walk dogs
         2.    Bathe dogs
         3.    Clean cages
         4.    Socialize cats
         5.    Contact:  Volunteers 942-5402