Love Oliver: More Details

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Note: Some opportunities require a separate training, so be sure to connect directly with those ministries if a registration link is provided so that you're in-the-know!


 

BACK-T0-SCHOOL PARTY (JULY 30) and Setup Day (July 23)

This is a great opportunity to meet kids, families, and staff before the school year begins. At the event, students will have the opportunity to “purchase” school supplies and uniforms using points earned at school, as well as meet local ministries and churches and enjoy a free lunch! The event will take place from 10 AM until 1 PM. We will be setting up for the event on July 23 from 9-11 AM. Register Here.

 

ASPIRE MENTORING

*This opportunity is coordinated by a partnering organization, so be sure to connect with them directly at www.aspiremovement.org

The vision of Aspire is to transform urban youth to reflect Christ and restore their communities. Christian mentors are matched with 4th or 5th grade students and are expected to pray for their student, call/text them twice a month, and meet with them face-to-face at least 2 times a month. A two-year commitment is encouraged, but the hope is that mentors will continue with their student through high school.

 

BREAKFAST CLUB

The mission of the Breakfast Club at Oliver Elementary is to positively impact students by providing friendship, wisdom, and encouragement through weekly discussions focused on building character, instilling confidence, and encouraging positive behaviors. Mentors meet with 3 Oliver students on the morning of their choice each week from 7:00-8:00 AM in the school cafeteria.

 

LUNCH CLUB

The mission of the Lunch Club at Oliver Elementary is to positively impact students by providing friendship, wisdom, and encouragement through weekly discussions focused on building character, instilling confidence, and encouraging positive behaviors. Mentors meet with 2-3 Oliver students on the day of their choice during lunch in the school cafeteria. *Lunch Hour, Days Flexible

 

DISCOVERY CLUB

*This opportunity is coordinated by a partnering organization, so be sure to connect with them directly at www.immiehalemission.com/discovery-clubs

The Oliver Elementary Discovery Club meets on Thursday afternoons from 3-4 PM on the school campus. Discovery Club is an after-school Bible Club for grades 2-5 held in various public schools across the city offering fun, safe, and inspirational activities to help children learn the love of Christ. 

 

READING CLUB

*This opportunity is coordinated by a partnering organization, so be sure to connect with them directly at www.oaktreeministries.org

Oak Tree Ministries’ Reading Club takes place every Tuesday from 2:30-5:30 pm at Ambassador for Christ Church in Marks Village. Volunteers invest in the lives of 1st-5th graders and make disciples who love to read!

 

BIBLE CLUB

*This opportunity is coordinated by a partnering organization, so be sure to connect with them directly at www.oaktreeministries.org

A team of volunteers invest in 80+ kids ages 4 – 18 each Sunday at Ambassador for Christ Church in Marks Village from 2:30-5:30 PM. The afternoon is spent praising, playing, studying God’s word and loving on His kids. 

 

STAIR READING TUTOR

*This opportunity is coordinated by a partnering organization, so be sure to connect with them directly at http://stairbirmingham.org.

STAIR Reading Tutors work one-on-one with students once a week for 2 hours after school. STAIR has a user-friendly curriculum that makes it easy for volunteers to follow with no outside prep time. Snack volunteers and substitute tutors are also needed and would not require a weekly commitment. Mondays or Wednesdays from 3:30-5:30 PM.

 

LUNCHROOM AID

Lunchroom aids assist in maintaining an orderly, safe, and pleasant atmosphere in the cafeteria during lunch. *Lunch Hour, Days Flexible

 

CLASSROOM AID

Classroom aids assist teachers by reinforcing instruction, performing organizational tasks, supervising centers, helping with crafts, working one-on-one with students, etc. *Times Flexible

 

MATH OR READING BUDDY

Math and Reading Buddies work one-on-one with students during class time to provide additional support in math or reading. *Times Flexible

 

BACKPACK SNACKS

As part of our efforts to care for the physical needs of the Oliver students, we send home a bag of food each weekend with any students showing signs of malnutrition. You can sign up to pack and/or deliver backpack snacks for the next school year once a week or once a month according to your schedule. *Times TBD

 

PTA DINNERS

Parent-Teacher Meetings are held quarterly at Oliver. This is another great way to build relationships at the school and encourage communication between parents and teachers. Serving a free meal gives extra incentive for attendance and also frees up the teachers to be able to focus on their students. Volunteers are needed for cooking, serving food, and clean up, usually from 5-6:30 PM on a Thursday. *Dates TBD

 

TEACHER / STAFF APPRECIATION

Oliver is blessed with some great teachers and faculty who are dedicated to their students. In order to encourage them to continue their work in a difficult place we serve breakfast and lunch to them on special occasions such as training weeks, back to school, holidays, and teacher appreciation week. Time is given to pray for the staff, serve meals, and supervise students so that teachers can have a duty-free lunch. *Dates TBD

 

FAMILY SOCIALS

As a part of our efforts to encourage healthy relationships among the students, staff, and parents of Oliver, we serve dinner at family nights in the surrounding community. These events are quarterly and rotate to different neighborhoods each time, usually from 4-6 PM. Volunteers are needed to cook, serve dinner, clean up, help with games, and mingle with the families. This is a great opportunity to engage the community with the love of Christ & encourage the students by seeing them outside of the school. *Dates TBD