After-school program needs volunteers

September 2015 Posted in Community

Some amazing volunteers are need to assist with ASAP, an after-school program for middle school students in the Silver Falls School District. The program is 3 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays during the school year at the Immanuel Lutheran gym. ASAP provides a meal, academic assistance and engaging activities for our students while seeking to establish relationships with positive adult role models.

Last year, about 60 people volunteered their time to make the program possible. There was a dramatic increase in the student attendance at ASAP and they expect increased numbers for the upcoming school year. Needs vary from tutors and activity volunteers, to help on the kitchen team.

There is no minimum time commitment required for volunteering. All volunteers must pass a background check upon completion of an orientation day.

Help is needed during “power hour,” which is the homework session at the beginning of program. During the activities portion of the program they typically have 34 activities running simultaneously. Individuals who feel comfortable running an activity with a small group of ASAP students or assisting another staff doing so would be welcomed.

There also are opportunities to volunteer in the kitchen with a rotating kitchen crew to clean, cook, and serve a meal to students.

If you can’t volunteer, you can be a special guest by giving a presentation on a topic or doing an activity.

For more information on volunteering, contact ASAP Director Josh Burgeson at

If you are interested in volunteering in the kitchen, contact Grace Allen at

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