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October 7, 2019

VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT
   
                                          

          Imagine the Possibilities
                  Career Expo


If you have not heard of the Imagine the Possibilities Career Expo, ask an eighth grader what it's all about.



On October 1, 2, and 3, more than 7,200 eighth graders from 75 schools in 17 Northeast Mississippi counties converged on BancorpSouth Arena in Tupelo for this annual interactive expo. Students explored career opportunities in 18 career pathways via hands-on experiences and conversations with professionals in each field. The annual event is made possible by the Toyota Wellspring Education Fund and CREATE Foundation.



No event such as this one can possibly take place without numerous volunteers - both on the front lines and behind the scenes. Some volunteers take vacation time from work in order to help at this expo every year. 




In addition to the vendors at each booth, volunteers assisted with greeting students, handing out bags, monitoring for safety issues, checking vendors in, setting up and taking down displays, and keeping things running smoothly at the food tent. A special shout-out goes to the volunteers who directed traffic in the parking lot - making sure the buses parked in the right locations, giving instructions to the students and chaperones, and ensuring everyone's safety between buses and buildings. That job is demanding enough, but add in 100-degree weather, and you have a whole new ballgame!

Thank you to all the vendors, the volunteers, and the staff at CREATE Foundation for another outstanding Career Expo!




FEATURED VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

United Way of NEMS is looking for community impact volunteers. These volunteers will read and rate program grant proposals and provide periodic oversight once the grant is awarded. Applicants need to have content expertise in academic success, health/wellness, or family stability. For more information and to apply, click here.

Northeast Mississippi Habitat for Humanity has four build days coming up. No skills are required; you will be taught what you need to know. For information about shifts and to sign up, click on the date of the build:
Oct. 19
Nov. 2
Nov. 9
Nov 16

The Autism Center of North Mississippi needs volunteers to help with childcare on the 4th Monday of each month. While parents meet with their support group, volunteers keep the children engaged with activities.The meeting is from 6:00-7:00 pm. Click here for more information and to sign up.

AGENCIES REGISTERED ON THE MISSISSIPPI HUB NETWORK:



- Agape Health Services
- A.M.E.N., Inc.
- American Red Cross of     
  North Mississippi
- Arc of Northeast Mississippi
- Autism Center of North
  Mississippi
- Banah Pregnancy Testing
  Center
- Belmont UMC Community
  Food Pantry
- Big Brothers Big Sisters of
  Northeast Mississippi
- Boys and Girls Clubs of
  Booneville/Prentiss County
- Boys and Girls Clubs of
  North Mississippi
- Boys and Girls Clubs of
  Northeast Mississippi
- Cami Jo Cares
- CATCH Kids, Inc.
- Churches United Food Depot
  of Pontotoc County
- City of Oxford - Recycling
- Comfort Creatures of
  Northeast Mississippi
- Corinth-Alcorn Animal
  Shelter
- CREATE Foundation
- El Centro
- English as a Second
  Language
- EXCEL, Inc.
- F.A.I.T.H. Food Pantry
- Faith Haven
- Family Resource Center of
  North Mississippi
- Food Depot of Tishomingo
  County
- For the Love of Paws Corp
- Fulton UM Church Food
  Pantry
- Girl Scouts Heart of the
  South
- Good Samaritan Health
  Services
- GumTree Museum of Art
- Helpful Samaritan
  Food Pantry
- Helping Hands Food Pantry
  and Clothes Closet
- Hope Unbridled
- Itawamba Crossroads Ranch
- Keep Tupelo Beautiful
- Lee County 4-H
- Life Choices Pregnancy Care
  Center
- Magnolia Foundation
- Meals on Wheels
- Mississippi State Department
  of Health
- Monroe County Children's
  Vision Center
- National Council on Alcohol
  & Drug Dependency
- New Expectations for
  Women in Mississippi
- NextAge Mississippi
- North Mississippi Kidney
  Foundation
- Northeast Mississippi Habitat
  for Humanity
- Oren Dunn City Museum
- Oxford Film Festival
- Parkgate Health Services
- Pontotoc Habitat for
  Humanity
- Reconnect 4 Autism
- Regional Rehabilitation
  Center
- SAFE, Inc.
- Saints' Brew
- Sally Kate Winters Family
  Services
- Salvation Army
- Sanctuary Hospice
- Second Chances Animal
  Rescue
- Shepherd's Center of
  Greater Tupelo
- Southerncare Hospice
- St. Jude Dream Home
- St. Luke Food Pantry
- Talbot House
- The Orchard
- The Refuge Foster Care
  Closet
- Tippah Co. Good Samaritan
  Center
- Tishomingo Co. Historical &
   Genealogical Society
- Tupelo Housing Authority
- Tupelo/Lee Hunger Coalition
- Union County Good
  Samaritan
- United Way of Northeast
  Mississippi
- Vitalant
- Volunteer Northeast
  Mississippi
- VVSC, Inc.
- Wear It Well, Inc.
- West Itawamba Food Pantry
- Wives of Warriors






 




 
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