Volunteer Events With Variety

Have you wanted to volunteer with children but didn't know how to get involved or were never asked to participate?

Variety Children's Charity has two wonderful opportunities that might interest you. If one of the volunteer opportunities interests you (or your friends) please respond by email with either a confirmation or an inquiry for more questions.

Basketball Class — Help Kids With Development Disabilities Play Basketball

Training Date/Time: Sunday, August 17, 2008
1:00 p.m.
Basketball Clinic Date/Time: Sunday, August 17, 2008
1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. ( all ages)
Location: YMCA Embarcadero San Francisco
Participate: Training for volunteers mandatory
Sports attire - no open toe shoes
You must RSVP to attend

VARIETY CHILDREN'S CHARITY is partnering with KEEN. KEEN (Kids Enjoy Exercise Now) is a national, nonprofit volunteer-led organization that provides one-to-one recreational opportunities for children and young adults with mental and physical disabilities at no cost to their families and caregivers. KEEN's mission is to foster the self-esteem, confidence, skills and talents of its athletes through non-competitive activities, allowing young people facing even the most significant challenges to meet their individual goals.

Read Aloud — Readers needed to promote childhood literacy in schools, after school programs, shelters and special events

Volunteer for one day, two days, or once or twice a month. This effort is on-going for anyone who's interested.

Training Date/Time: Thursday, September 4, 2008
6:00 p.m.
Read Aloud Dates/Time: Monday - Friday, September 8 -12, 2008
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location: Volunteer location will be given at training
Participate: Choose a day that works for you
Two San Francisco Schools and One East Bay School

VARIETY CHILDREN'S CHARITY is partnering with BookPals (Performing Artists for Literacy in Schools) a nationwide all volunteer program of the Screen Actors Guild Foundation. Performers go20into primary public schools, after school programs and shelters on a weekly basis to read aloud to children as a way to combat illiteracy and boost self-esteem.

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