Debi Lyman has made a lasting impact on the Family Support Center in the 18 months since she started volunteering.
She answered an ad: "Volunteers needed during daytime hours to present child-abuse prevention programs in schools." She was interested in preventing child abuse and had some free time during the day. She has been a devoted volunteer since, attending the training program in the fall of 1989.Lyman has presented the program "Say No, Get Away and Tell Someone" to many elementary schools. She has also helped staff the agency booth at various community information fairs and has helped with mailings and fund-raisers for the agency.
According to Judy Wright, the director of the agency, "Debi has always been warm, willing and friendly. She has been a real asset to the Family Support Center. Because she is shortly expecting her second child, she will be taking a short time off from her volunteer position. We will miss her and hope she is back with us very soon."
Did you know that during a given week, an estimated 15 million Americans attend some kind of self-help/support group meeting? One area of support available is for people who have experienced a death of a family member or loved one. If you would like information on bereavement support groups, call the Information and Referral Center, 487-4716.
If you'd like to inquire about or volunteer for any of the following, call the Volunteer Center of the Community Services Council, 212 W. 1300 South, 486-2136.
Help with a rape crisis telephone line. Training, flexible times.
Tutor elementary-age children with basic subjects.
Over 50? Work with chronically ill or disabled children under 12. Four to five hours a week, training. Some transportation reimbursement.
Work in the Birthright office. Training, flexible hours.
Be a secretary for at least two hours a week.
Help with scheduled weekly activities, entertainment and bingo at care center.
Help file records at Department of Transportation.
Be an advocate for abused and neglected children during court proceedings. Training.
Read to blind adults. Flexible hours.
Conduct glaucoma and lazy-eye screenings.
Be managing director of small, non-profit professional theater.
Grandparents are needed to help in group homes with activities, school programs and to work one-on-one with troubled teenage boys. Flexible times.
Provide musical entertainment to rehab unit.
Teach English as a second language to children. Training. Flexible hours.
Visually handicapped senior citizens are needed to help others with daily tasks. Twenty hours a week. Must be over 60. Small stipend provided.
Tutor school-age children.
Teach basic subjects in drug rehab program.
Perform basic clerical duties.
Donate baby items: clothing, maternity clothing, diapers, infant toys, baby food and formula for Adolescent Parent Program.
Give live or silk plants.
Provide twin-size blankets or quilts to Detention Center.
Provide beds and dressers for low-income, single-parent family.
Give a vacuum to an elderly, bedridden woman.
Provide books, especially large print.
Give bookcases, quilting frames and bingo games for senior center.
Donate record player.
Provide vacuum to elderly woman.