Local Programs

Working with Children and Youth

If you enjoy working and interacting with children elementary through high school age, MOVE has multiple opportunities for you to play games and do activities after school, spend quality time one on one or in small groups or formally mentor a child. Our youth-based programs welcome students who want to hang out once or who want to commit to multiple years of involvement. Spending quality time with a child can mean the world to them, we hope you get involved. Please note that our formal mentor programs involve an application process and require a multi-year commitment. Applications are available in September. Whether helping with homework, playing games, hanging out with teenagers on a Friday night, or wanting to spend time with one child one-on-one over a longer period of time (all of our mentoring programs require a commitment of at least one year with the ideal being three or four years), the variety of programming allows you to decide what moves you the most and where you’ll be best able to make a difference. more

Hands on Programs

Environmental justice, animal rights, and human dignity are central to our Hands-On programming. If you are committed to making change and participating in programs that offer tangible results, these programs are for you. Sign up once or sign up every week to spend time with rescue animals, give blood, harvest much needed healthy food, or participate in our many other Hands-On Programs. more

Working to Build Community

Our community-building programs offer students the opportunity to spend time with and be present for people in our community who may experience injustice. The hope of our Community Building programs is to recognize the innate dignity in every person and to show up through a service of presence. Spend time with senior citizens, migrant farm workers, people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and make a difference in our community and in someone’s life. You can get involved with working alongside groups of people whose needs aren't often met to the fullest extent and who often aren't a priority to our society. Elders, people with intellectual and cognitive disabilities, those who are homeless or hungry, and New Americans who are coming to make a life here are all connected to each other, and we are to them. When one suffers, we all suffers. When one rejoices, there is reason for us all to rejoice. more

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