Volunteer Opportunities: Make learning about careers fun

Agency: USD 497, Peaslee Tech, the Lawrence Schools Foundation and the United Way

Contact: Shelly at volunteer@unitedwaydgco.org or at 865-5030, ext. 301

We need your help on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 10 and 11. USD 497, in partnership with Peaslee Tech, the Lawrence Schools Foundation and the United Way, is holding a Career Connection Event for USD 497 seventh-graders.

Many volunteers are still needed to share information about familiar career pathways in a fun, low-stress setting where volunteers will visit with small groups of four to five students at a time.

Morning shifts from 8 to 11:40 and afternoon shifts from 12:15 to 2:45 are available both days. The following career areas are especially needed:

• Thursday morning, volunteers are needed with expertise in architecture, arts, communication, government, hospitality/tourism, information technology, manufacturing and transportation.

• Thursday afternoon, volunteers with expertise in architecture, hospitality/tourism and science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields are needed.

• Friday morning, volunteers with expertise in agriculture, health science, hospitality, human services, information technology and STEM fields are needed.

• Friday afternoon, volunteers with expertise in information technology are needed.

If you are unable to volunteer, please share the information with your coworkers and friends who may be interested. This is a great opportunity for retirees with a wealth of knowledge to share with our students.

— For more volunteer opportunities, please contact Shelly Hornbaker at the United Way Roger Hill Volunteer Center at 843-6626, ext. 301; at volunteer@unitedwaydgco.org; or go to volunteerdouglascounty.org.