IN THE NEWS
Lee County 4-H is looking for someone with sewing skills to conduct a 2-3 day workshop during the summer that will consist of teaching 4-H'ers the parts of a sewing machine, how to use the machine, cutting patterns, and then actually sewing an item at the end of the workshop. They prefer that the volunteer has completed a background check. You can sign up for this opportunity at https://mscvs03.galaxydigital.com/need/detail/?need_id=419696.
Imagine our surprise when the editorial in the Daily Journal spotlighted Volunteer Northeast Mississippi! If you didn't see it, check it out now. https://www.djournal.com/opinion/editorials/our-opinion-new-resource-leverages-region-s-volunteerism/article_ea289a0c-6846-5c53-ada7-d0775a278328.html
The folks at the paper know what YOU already know: that volunteerism is alive and well in Northeast Mississippi. You will not find more giving, generous, selfless people than our neighbors right here in our corner of the state. Thank you ALL for being a driving force behind the good deeds that are done every day.
FEATURED VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
Tupelo High School needs volunteer proctors for spring testing. Any time you can give would be appreciated. Testing continues through May 9.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer.
Wear It Well is partnering with the Tupelo Parks and Recreation Department for "Pop In The Park" on Saturday, May 18, from 5:00 - 7:00 pm at Ballard Park for Lupus Awareness Day. Events include a community walk, live music, and words of encouragement and assistance from fellow Lupus Warriors. In addition, for a $5 donation, you can create your own masterpiece with paint supplies and canvas provided by the event organizers. POP (Put On Purple) and come out to support the Lupus Foundation. For more information and to volunteer, call 662-841-6440 or visit https://www.wearitwell.org/.
Wear It Well is also sponsoring a Men's Health Awareness Walk on Saturday, June 1, beginning at 8:00 am at Robins Field. The goal is to draw attention to the preventable health problems men face and encourage action – behavior changes, early detection and screening, and treatment. This will be a family day of fun activities. For more information and to volunteer, visit https://www.wearitwell.org/.
The ever-popular Dudie Burger Festival has been rescheduled for July 27. The event runs from 10:00-4:00, and they will have 2 shifts for volunteers. Feel free to drop by the Oren Dunn Museum to sign-up to volunteer or call 662-841-6438. There WILL be a way to sign up online (via signupgenius.com) but as of this writing, the new event date had not yet been entered.
Sally Kate Winters Family Services in West Point needs volunteers in 3 areas (listed below). For any of these positions, the volunteer will need to have a background check done, which costs $20. For more information and to volunteer, click on the link for the opportunity that interests you.