"A Gathering Place for Everyone!"
Volunteers are the lifeblood of our organization. We couldn’t exist without the people who share their time and hearts with Diesel Fit Center & Gym. Volunteers help us with everything from tutoring and mentoring to fundraising and carpentry – and we appreciate all of it!
Here are ways to get involved:
Be an After School Volunteer: Building relationships is the key to our success with students. Impact our youth by helping out with after school activities, becoming the familiar face at the sign-in table, or initiating a round of Scrabble. After school volunteers can take relationships further by becoming mentors or sharing their own talents and interests with students by leading workshops, enrichment activities, and field trips.
Be a Mentor: Through our community-based mentoring program, we encourage each of our students to experience a nurturing one-to-one relationship with an adult mentor and the deeper level of support that relationship brings. Volunteer mentors meet weekly with students to build relationships, complete school assignments, set and achieve goals, and make positive life choices. Mentors and students alike benefit from the meaningful connections made over a study session, baseball game, or a slice of pizza.
Be a Tutor: We tap into the potential of every student by providing the extra resources and support they need to thrive beyond after school hours. Volunteer tutors instill the value of learning and the confidence to pursue academic or vocational goals. Tutoring takes many forms: Come during homework hour to assist students with general homework help or get paired one-on-one with a student for specific subject needs. Tutors are key to influencing our students to graduate from high school and enter college or other post-secondary opportunities.
Be a Fundraising Volunteer: Diesel Fit Center & Gym will hold annual fundraising events, which are critical to ensuring the sustainability for our programs. Our Center hosts an Annual Fundraising Banquet. This event requires time, talent, and creativity. Join our team to use your event planning and networking skills to keep our programs strong.
Be an Administrative Volunteer: We could not be successful in impacting our students without the volunteers who work behind the scenes to help keep us organized, well supplied, and engaged in the community. There are a variety of ways you can support our efforts on a flexible time frame.
- Help keep our office going with your organizational skills and knowledge of Word and Excel. Use your skills to input data, track students' progress, and assist with office related program needs.
- Get out in the community and be a spokesperson for the opportunities and good news about Diesel Fit Center & Gym at community events and presentation to local groups.
- Work with local groups, businesses and churches to coordinate drives for snacks, school supplies, and gift cards to support and sustain our after school programs.
- Serve as hosts for volunteer orientations, trainings, and special events by ensuring that everything is set up and well stocked.