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Take Part in First Responders Appreciation Day Activities!

Take Part in First Responders Appreciation Day Activities!

August 28th, 2015

First Responders Appreciation Day is held each September in the Starkville and Oktibbeha County community to recognize the efforts of our first responders who serve us every day to keep our community safe. To show our appreciation for their service, Volunteer Starkville and the Maroon Volunteer Center coordinate several events and service projects to provide members of the Starkville community with several opportunities to participate and show your gratitude for our local first responders. Read [...]

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Conversation Partners

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Conversation Partners

August 26th, 2015

Would you like to help international students get a firm grasp on the English language and maybe even make a new friend in the process? Crossroads International Friendship House is in need of volunteers to serve as conversation partners for our International English as a Second Language (ESL) Students to help them practice their English. Conversation partners meet with an one of our International students once a week for about 1 hour if possible so they can practice English at neutral or comf[...]

Volunteer Newsletter: August 25, 2015

Volunteer Newsletter: August 25, 2015

August 25th, 2015

Want to Be a Mentor? Register for Our "Mentoring Matters" Volunteer Training on September 3! Do you want to volunteer as a mentor? Are you already volunteering as a mentor but not exactly sure how or what to do? Volunteer Starkville is hosting a community mentor training on Thursday, September 3, 2015 from 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM at the Starkville Sportsplex. This mentor training will feature six local mentor experts that will cover a wide range of mentoring topics. Once you have participated in th[...]

Oktibbeha County Excel By 5's Mission

Oktibbeha County Excel By 5's Mission

August 24th, 2015

Excel By 5 is a community-based certification designed to improve a child's overall well-being by age five.  The first-of-its-kind in the United States, this program emphasizes the important roles communities play in educating their children during their most formative years--birth to five. Initially funded with a grant from Chevron, Excel By 5 is currently working with thirty-eight communities throughout the state of Mississippi including Oktibbeha County and West Point, MS. Excel By 5 se[...]