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Spring and Summer 2019: Volunteer With JMF

April is National Volunteer Month, and as the month winds down, the Joseph Maley Foundation would like to provide our audience with a full list of upcoming volunteer opportunities. Keep reading to learn more about the volunteer needs for each of our programs, as well as our upcoming events.

Butterfly Tea: Saturday, April 27

Event Description:
The seventh annual Joseph Maley Foundation Butterfly Tea is a lovely afternoon event where guests can enjoy one another’s company, share treats and fine teas, and celebrate the work of the people who empower the Joseph Maley Foundation to serve children of all abilities. Attendees will also be able to hear the empowering stories of our 2019 keynote speakers, Maggie and Kate McGowan. Maggie is a disABILITY Awareness speaker who will share her story of life with dyslexia, followed by Kate’s perspective as a mother of an exceptional child. Guests will also have the opportunity to participate in our silent auction.

Volunteer Needs:

  • Prepping food (Friday, April 26)
  • Set up (11:00 AM – 1:30 PM on April 27)

 

Interested in volunteering for the Butterfly Tea? Contact Events Manager, Courtney Basso at: cbasso@josephmaley.org

Want to register to attend the seventh annual Butterfly Tea? Register here.

 

Joseph Maley Road Mile: Friday, June 28

Event Description:
Race through the streets of downtown Indianapolis for one mile on Friday, June 28 for a prize purse totaling $1,000. This fast, downhill course begins on the West New York Street Bridge and finishes on IUPUI’s Michael A. Carroll Stadium Track. This event is open to individuals of all ages and abilities, and is a great preview for our July 20 Run, Walk, Roll.

Volunteer Needs:

  • Course guides
  • Registration volunteers
  • Set up and tear down volunteers

 

Interested in volunteering for the Road Mile? Contact Events Manager, Courtney Basso at: cbasso@josephmaley.org

Want to register to participate in the inaugural Joseph Maley Road Mile? Register here.

 

Run, Walk, Roll: Saturday, July 20

Event Description:
Join the Joseph Maley Foundation on Saturday, July 20, 2019 for Indy’s premier summer road race event. Start and finish on the Michael A. Carroll Stadium Track at IUPUI and run through the streets of scenic downtown Indianapolis while supporting the Joseph Maley Foundation mission, “serving children of all abilities.” Participants of all ages and abilities are welcome. 5K and 10-Miler options available.

Volunteer Needs:

  • Course marshals
  • Water station volunteers
  • Registration and bag check
  • Infield volunteers
  • Set up and tear down volunteers

 

Interested in volunteering for the Run, Walk, Roll? Contact Events Manager, Courtney Basso at: cbasso@josephmaley.org

Want to register to participate in the eleventh annual Run, Walk, Roll? Register here.

 

 

disABILITY Awareness:

Volunteer Needs:

  • Christ the King disABILITY Awareness: April 23 – April 26
  • Holy Spirit disABILITY Awareness: May 13 – May 17
  • Immaculate Heart of Mary  disABILITY Awareness: May 20 – May 24

If you are interested in volunteering with the disABILITY Awareness Program, contact Chelsea McCloskey at: cmccloskey@josephmaley.org

 

Joseph Maley Fitness

Volunteer Needs:

  • Soccer: April 27, May 4, 11, 18
  • Swimming: April 28, May 5, 12, 19
  • run2gether: May 4
  • JMFitness Summer Camp: June 17 – June 21

If you are interested in volunteering with the Joseph Maley Fitness Program, contact Cory Hernandez at: coryh@josephmaley.org

 

Joseph Maley Friends

Volunteer Needs:

  • Joseph Maley Friends Puppet Camp: June 10 – June 14 and July 22 – 26

If you are interested in volunteering with the Joseph Maley Friends Program, contact Anna Fon at: annafon@josephmaley.org

 

Health through Outreach, Personal Perspectives, and Engagement (HOPE)

Volunteer Needs:

  • In need of professional speakers from the mental health field for both student and parent groups.
  • Volunteers for facilitating small groups for our We Step Up initiative. A training will be provided by JMF staff.

If you are interested in volunteering with the HOPE Program, contact Allison Boyll at: aboyll@josephmaley.org

 

Joseph Maley Family Support

Volunteer Needs:

  • Sibs Summer Camp: June 17 – June 21

If you are interested in volunteering with the Joseph Maley Family Support Program, contact Liz Freisen at: liz.freisen@josephmaley.org

 

 

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