Community Service Program-Education and Mentoring
Work with disabled children. Call 704-412-5229 or visit www.allegrofoundation.net.
Boys and Girls Club (Salvation Army)
Assist children with homework, games, activities, parties, etc. Contact Ms. Trina Pratt at 704-824-4773.
Boys and Girls Club (West Gastonia)
Contact Denise Barber-Wilson at 704-864-6171.
Business Partnerships/Gaston County Schools
Mentor students in Gaston County schools. Mentors visit on a regular basis and serve as friend and role model for a child. Mentors may choose the school where they volunteer and the age of the child. Contact Valerie Yatko at 704-866-6329.
CaliCos Haven, Inc.
Help with the care of horses, light cleaning, administrative work, or supervision of children with horses. Contact Michelle Bacogeorge at 704-361-6671 or visit www.calicoshaven.com.
Stock shelves, sort donations, and assist teacher shoppers with the check-in and check-out processes. Contact Taryn Rimland at 704-377-1740 ext. 21.
Ebenezer United Methodist Church
Help with children's programs, yard work, tutor, contribute to creating a website, or assist the elderly. Contact Rev. Angela Hollar at 704-827-3366.
Girl Scouts of the Pioneer Council
Become a troop leader of assist in activities. Contact Shella Causieestko at 704-864-3245.
Greater Gaston PALS Program
Work in the Governor's One-on-One volunteer program, a division of Boys and Girls Club, by committing to be a member for a child for one year. Contact Rachel Jones at 704-747-3079 or visit www.greatergastonpals.org.
Facility operated by the Sisters of Mercy which provides programs and services for individuals with varying degrees of mental retardation and physical abilities. Contact Joanne Sigmon at 704-825-4161 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
M.O.P.S. (Mothers of Preschoolers)
Care for and teach children (infants to 5 years), read to children, supervise and assist with crafts, singing songs, etc. Contact Kathleen Cole at 704-478-0061.
North Belmont Elementary School
Volunteer as a mentor. Tutor in reading and math as well as other activities. Contact Debbie Lorance at 704-827-4043.
Queen of the Apostles
Teach and assist with both religious education and youth group. Contact Kelly Muncie at 704-860-9600.
Rhyne Elementary School
Volunteer as a mentor. Contact Fran Ellis at 704-866-6098.
St. Michaels Catholic School
Student coaches needed for athletic program. Contact Andrea Grenier at 704-864-8646.
Shining Hope Farms
Help keep the grounds and facility clean, painted, etc. This is a facility for handicapped children and adults. Contact Milinda Kirkpatrick at 704-827-3788.
Mentor or tutor in Gaston County. Contact Dee Tudor at 704-865-3525.
Third Street Presbyterian Church
After-school tutorial partnership with Rhyne Elementary School. Contact Peggy Ferguson and Eddie Deas at 704-866-9220.
With Friends, Inc. Youth Shelter
Help with shelter activities and mentoring. Contact Ramsey Penegear at email@example.com.
YMCA (Stowe-Gaston County Family)
Help with multiple activities for student volunteers. Contact Chase Nichols at 704-865-8551 ext. 129.
York Chester Middle School - Communities in School
A dropout prevention program needing volunteers as mentors, lunch or reading buddies, or classroom assistants at various middle schools in Gaston County. Contact Robin Hammel at 704-836-6071.
Youthworks Gastonia Youth Center
Tutor students in Algebra I and II, Geometry, English, Biology, U.S. History; help with projects and research papers. Contact Kenda Lewis-Cobb at 704-830-1420