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December Volunteer of the Month

Paula Seward has been nominated to be First Step, FVIS volunteer of the month for December 2012. In the past 2 years, Paula has supported First Step in numerous ways. She has assisted with various fundraisers throughout the year, including the First Step Annual Canal Day Car Show, Annual 5-K in April for Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Paula has also spent Wednesday evenings volunteering for First Step at Moose 935 Bingo. She also helped with the Christmas Parade, as the First Step walking Christmas tree. Paula has selflessly taken time to pick up donations, sorted and organized them for the shelter and clothing room. Paula initially became involved with First Step in the early years of the agency. She was the first office manager in 1995, First Step staff and board of trustees are very grateful for Paula and all that she has done to better the agency and services to victims of violence.

First Step Family Violence Intervention Services, Inc. mission statement is: “To promote safety to victims of violence through education, counseling, advocacy and shelter when needed to any person suffering the effects of family violence and/or sexual assault. Victims program include: Shelter for victims of domestic violence and assault; 24 hour on-call advocate; individual support services; court advocacy (CPO, TPO, SPO); shelter for pets; 24 hour helpline; community education/presentation; self-defense program; elementary, Jr. High/High School presentations/education programs. Perpetrator programs include 25 week education/prevention program, Men’s Group and Women Who Resort to Violence.
To volunteer for First Step, or want more information about programs, please contact the office at 622-8504.

October Volunteer of the Month

The United Way is announcing that Jackie Jackson has been chosen to be the Volunteer of the month for October. Jackie volunteers with the Girl Scouts of Ohio’s Heartland and has been a troop leader for 5 years. During this time she has led at least one troop or assisted in leading multiple troops at the same time.

“Jackie is always willing to jump in and help when needed. She has assisted me in Recruitment Night by leading the perspective girls through activities similar to what they might do in a troop, giving them a taste of Girl Scouts,” said Regional Director, Kendra O’Reilly.

Jackie encourages the parents to be active participants in their daughter’s troop. By doing this she fosters the parent/daughter bond with the families in the troop.

Jackie has led the girls in participating in the Clean Up Coshocton day even when the weather has been less than cooperative.

Jackie lives with her husband and 3 children in Coshocton.

Featured Volunteer Opportunities in Education, Income and Health

United Way is working to advance the common good by focusing on education, income and health: the building blocks for a good life. But we can't do it alone. We need the heads, hands and hearts of committed people like you to help us tackle the problems facing our communities.
Each one of us has special talents. Things we can to help. Put your talents to work for your community. Volunteer.

Give an hour. Give a Saturday. Give your best. We all have special talents. Things we can do to help. And when we reach out a hand to one, we influence the condition of all. Whether it’s reading to children, or leading financial literacy classes for hard-working families, or delivering meals to home bound seniors, there are hundreds of volunteer options available every day.


Give the gift of you. Volunteer.


Community Heros

New Volunteers with RSVP honored at luncheon, October 9, 2012.

Chip Udischias volunteers his time with the Boy Scouts!

Betty Shutt volunteers her time with the Salvation Army!

Beth Anderson volunteers with Union Recreation.

Volunteer Opportunities!

Looking for a way to give back an volunteer in Coshocton?  Check out the different agencies needing volunteers!  Click here to register.

If you are a not-for-profit agency wishing to post volunteer opportunities, click here!

It's Fun to Volunteer!

The Handicapped Society loans out medical equipment in order to make life more convenient for those with special needs.

More Valuable Volunteers!

Trish and Troy Balo volunteer for Canal Lewisville Rec.

A group of Americorp workers came on a cold and rainy Saturday to help us Clean Up Coshocton!