Volunteering is a terrific way to take up any free time that you may have or gain new experience, if you need some on your resume. It also allows you to meet new people, if you want new friends in your life. There are several places, right in your own community that you can volunteer at. This article will detail just a few of the volunteer opportunities in Shawnee, Oklahoma.
Volunteer Opportunities in Shawnee, Oklahoma #1: Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art
If you enjoy looking at art work or want to learn more about art, volunteering with Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art would be a good place for you to volunteer at. As a volunteer, you can greet visitors, lead tours, work in the gift shop, host Museum receptions, help keep the courtyard staying beautiful, working in one of the educational programs or be a Museum Ambassador to the community. Before volunteering, you will need to attend a meeting, which is held on the 3rd Monday every month. Volunteers need to volunteer at least 3 hours per month and there is a $15 dollar yearly fee. Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art is located at 1900 West MacArthur Drive, Shawnee, OK 74804 and their phone number is (405) 878-5300
Volunteer Opportunities in Shawnee, Oklahoma #2: Downtown Shawnee, Inc.
Downtown Shawnee is a non profit organization that is dedicated to beautifying downtown Shawnee. They are completely run on volunteers and always need new volunteers who want to help make downtown more attractive. If you’d like to volunteer with Downtown Shawnee, send a volunteer request with your information to Downtown Shawnee, Inc. P.O. Box 534 Shawnee, OK 74802.
Volunteer Opportunities in Shawnee, Oklahoma #3: American Red Cross
The American Red Cross is a good place to volunteer, especially if you want to help people within your own community and/or all over the world. As a volunteer, you can work directly with the public, helping with those who have been affected by tragedy or you can help out in the office (data entry, phone calls, filing, etc), or help fundraise and raise awareness with the community about the American Red Cross. To volunteer, call
(405) 273-8800. The American Red Cross is located at 232 N. Broadway, Shawnee, OK 74801.
Volunteer Opportunities in Shawnee, Oklahoma #4: Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity is a non profit organization that helps repair homes for lower income citizens that have no way to do it themselves. As a volunteer, you can help directly at the site with rebuilding, or you can fundraise to bring in funds for the organization. Habitat for Humanity is located at 2515 N. Kickapoo Shawnee, OK 74804 and their phone number is (405) 214-0434.
Volunteer Opportunities in Shawnee, Oklahoma #5: Meal on Wheels
Meal on Wheels is an organization that helps deliver up to two meals a day to homebound senior and disabled citizens. Volunteers can deliver meal to those signed up with the program, help load up the food, cook the food, etc. Meals on Wheels is run through three places in Shawnee, the Community Center, the Senior Center and Project Heart. Click here to view address and phone numbers for those centers.