A help-wanted listing for senior citizens
WORTHINGTON -- Attention District 518 senior citizens: Would you like to attend District 518 sporting events at no charge? How about attending a Christmas concert at one of the schools or enjoy the fall play without having to open your wallet or ...
WORTHINGTON -- Attention District 518 senior citizens: Would you like to attend District 518 sporting events at no charge? How about attending a Christmas concert at one of the schools or enjoy the fall play without having to open your wallet or purse?
This is all possible by simply donating a few volunteer hours at a District 518 school of your choice.
At the beginning of last school year, District 518 offered local senior citizens a free activity pass in exchange for five hours of volunteering at one of the District 518 school buildings. This activity pass is valued at $80 and is good for the entire school year. This program is being offered again, and I encourage any interested senior citizens to take advantage of this opportunity.
Last school year, numerous senior citizens took advantage of this program at Worthington High School. Each Thursday morning, eight senior volunteers from RSVP greeted students at the door as they arrived for the school day. An additional six seniors donated time in the office folding the high school newsletter to earn their activity pass. These are just some examples of the volunteer work being completed by seniors in our school buildings.
The poster child of District 518 volunteering has to be local senior citizen Joyce Ebbers. Mrs. Ebbers has volunteered in District 518 schools for the past eight years. A typical day for Mrs. Ebbers would look like this: helping with math class tutoring at the Alternative Learning Center, listening to children read at Prairie Elementary and helping with the after-school program at the middle school.
Mrs. Ebbers stated that she enjoys her work in the schools and it is fun to work with the students. She further stated, "One young boy at the elementary school was so excited by reading, he couldn't wait to show me his new book. He couldn't wait to read it to me."
In addition, yes, Mrs. Ebbers more than earned her activity pass and enjoyed attending various events at the District at no charge throughout the school year.
Senior citizens: Volunteer only five hours at a District 518 school of your choice to earn a free activity pass good for the entire school year. Moreover, like Mrs. Ebbers, you may be rewarded with much more than the activity pass. Please contact one of the building administrators to schedule your volunteer work.
Thank you for your continued support of District 518.