The start date for Gloucester Mathews Care Clinic’s Dental Assisting Course will be Saturday October 8th! If you are still thinking about applying for this fall course, head over to the Clinic’s website and and fill out an application!
Adult Literacy on the Middle Peninsula, Inc. is organizing and currently preparing students for the Mathews Market Days Spelling Bee! The Spelling Bee will be held September 10th at 3:30 PM at the Mathews Market Days in historic downtown Mathews. There will be gold, silver, and bronze medals awarded to the top three spellers, along with other prizes! Registration forms are available at the Gloucester Main Street Library, Gloucester Point Library, and Mathews Memorial Library. Parents can show their support for their student spellers by purchasing a Mathews Market Days Spelling Bee t-shirt for $15.00.
For more information, please contact Adult Literacy on the Middle Peninsula at 804-210-9169.
NAMI Virginia (National Alliance on Mental Illness) is offering its Family to Family Program in September. This program consists of 12 classes for persons who care for or are related to individuals with Mental Illness. Check out the flyer below for more information!
Gloucester TRIAD, in partnership with Riverside Health System, invites all seniors in Gloucester to attend their informative and fun Senior Safety Fair at Newington Baptist Church. This event fills up quickly so don’t wait too long!
For more information, check out the registration form below!
The Gloucester Mathews Care Clinic is currently looking for volunteers in the following areas:
- Medical front office (weekly position – either Monday or Wednesday, 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.)
- Office assistants (weekly position – positions available on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday mornings, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.)
- Front desk screening assistant (weekly position – Wednesday morning 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Training is provided for all positions and volunteers do not need to have a medical background! The Clinic is a great place to volunteer! Please contact Janet Gomez at 804-210-1368, option #5, or e-mail at email@example.com.
Riverside Walter Reed is having a blood drive on the 17th of August. There are huge shortages related to the risk of Zika virus and some collection points have been closed down, so please consider donating if you’re able to! All types are needed and all donors will receive a $5 Amazon gift card!
The Laurel Shelter, Inc. is a non-profit agency dedicated to providing direct services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. Volunteer opportunities include: childcare, transporting clients, client advocacy, crisis hotline support, administrative support, community awareness events, repairs and maintenance, resident mentor, fundraising help and more!
New Volunteer Training begins Tuesday, August 16th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. If you are interested please complete a volunteer application which can be found on their website at www.laurelshelterinc.org and contact the Volunteer Services Coordinator at 804-694-5890 to register and secure your spot!
Also, be sure to like and share their Facebook page!
Listen to our July Spotlight on Hope with WXGM Xtra 99.1 on a collaborative effort between MP RACE (Middle Peninsula Regional Adult Continuing Education), The Gloucester-Mathews Care Clinic, and Bay Transit!
The Gloucester Resource Council and Community Education were recognized with the 2016 VACo (Virginia Association of Counties Achievement) award for the Gloucester Community Needs Network!
For more information, check out this Gazette Journal article.
If you have any questions regarding the Needs Network, feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org!
This weekend, the Gloucester Salvation Army will be collecting back-to-school supplies for disadvantaged children as part of their “Stuff the Bus” campaign! Volunteers will be stationed in front of the Gloucester Walmart Friday and Saturday (August 5th and 6th) accepting donations of new school supplies for children who might otherwise go without – please consider stopping by and helping with this effort!