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.
We are in the process of reviewing guidelines to see when volunteers might be allowed in the classrooms.
Our normal proceedures are:
Volunteer commitment is usually an hour a week for six consecutive weeks and that covers two classrooms. The presentations are made in pairs, so 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 Barb Blakey at 217.428.6616 for the next volunteer training opportunity, Thursday, August 5, 2021, 9:00 a.m. to noon.
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 Mondays and Wednesdays, from 1:00 to 3:30 p.m. Contact RSVP Staff at 217. 428.6616 for additional information.
RSVP Community Involvement Opportunities
Are you a natural leader? We are looking for great leaders to help lead our AmeriCorps Senior Programs, Dove Inc.’s Retired and Senior Volunteer Program and the Senior Companion Program. Advisory council members help us to determine needed programing, gaps in services available in their communities, and selects how we participate in Days of Service plus more. Having new people helps give us new perspectives we might not have thought about and the diversity we strive for so Charlie at 217.428.6616 in Macon County or Kimberly in 217.935.2241 for DeWitt County. Or Kathy for the SCP at 217.428.6616 to learn how you can participate in making a difference in your community.
Pieces of Love. This group of talented volunteers takes donated yarn and makes afghans that help bring comfort to others. Afghans are donated to area homeless, Veteran’s, nursing homes, cancer treatment settings, and even kidney dialysis facilities just to name a few. They are looking for their next coordinator to carry the program on. Volunteers meet 4 to 6 times a year. (Every other month). Are you interested in helping to continue bringing comfort to those in crisis? The Coordinator may collect donated yarn or pick up donations from our office, or bring completed afghans to Dove for distribution and other general organizing duties such as sign in sheets, afghan counts Call Charlie at 217.428.6616.
Are you 55 and older and on a fixed income and would like to bring Sunshine into someone’s life while you make a stipend. The Senior Companion Program may be for you. Call Kathy Walters SCP Coordinator at 217.428.6616 to learn more.
Domestic Violence Program
Watch here for dates of the fall 2021 Domestic Violence Education and Volunteer Training