BABES Volunteers

BABES, Beginning Awareness Basic Education Studies, is a program sponsored by Dove, Inc., which brings worthwhile life skill lessons to children in grades K-3rd, in Macon and DeWitt county schools.

BABES will be seeking additional volunteers to cover all of the classrooms requesting this valuable program. If you would like to make a difference in the lives of 6 to 10 year olds, please consider becoming a volunteer.

This volunteer commitment is usually an hour a week for six weeks and that covers two classrooms. The presentations are made in pairs. Bring a friend who can be your partner or be teamed with a person during the training.

BABES is seeking additional volunteers. If you would like to make a difference in the lives of 6 to 10 year olds, please contact Sandy Laesch at 428.6616 for the next volunteer training opportunity, Thursday, September 7, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.


Children's Clothing Room

Sort donations and assist those seeking clothing. This free clothing room is located at Prairie Avenue Christian Church, 2201 E. Prairie and is open Monday - Thursday, from 1:00 to 3:30 p.m. Contact Charlie or Sandy at 428.6616 for additional information.


RSVP Community Involvement Opportunities

Are you looking for some fun this summer? We have some of the best places to volunteer. Now is the time to get involved with all the family focused, outdoor, or kid friendly opportunities throughout our community.

Love the outdoors? Then the Macon County Conservation District might be right where you belong. Summer/fall opportunities outside include summer camp volunteers, volunteer naturalists (programs/hikes/canoeing/fishing), natural area restoration, trail monitors, and more. Summer/fall opportunities indoors include activities such as nature center greeter (front desk) or library attendant.

Want a few more animal interaction? Scovill Zoo needs drivers for the Z.O. & O. Express or operators to give riders a spin on the Endangered Species Carousel. Scovill Zoo also has opportunities in their Mobile Zoo, Guided Tours, and special events. Background checks required.

Prefer inside on a rainy day? Why not try somewhere dryer. The Decatur Public Library's local history room could use a couple new pairs of hands too!

Perhaps you would rather spend some one on one time mentoring a child doing something fun. Big Brothers Big Sisters has children waiting for that special Big. Are you him or her?

Love working with your hands? Habitat for Humanity has opportunities with every aspect of building homes or repairing furniture/fixtures for the ReShop.

Do you travel all summer and are looking to help come fall? We have you covered there too! BABES combine puppets, stories, and discussions designed to help school children develop positive living skills. They are taking names for their fall training session.


Click here for more information about Dove's RSVP program


 Domestic Violence Program

Check the dates below for the next volunteering training program for the Domestic Violence Program in the fall.  

October 2 - 18, 2017

Monday - Thursday Afternoons, 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Dove's Dean Simcox Conference Room at 302 S. Union, Decatur

$150 training fee with some scholarships available. 

This will be a 40 training and at the completion of the training and the background checks, participants will be issued a certificate.

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For other opportunities please check the Get Connected website from the United Way.

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