Service Learning Opportunities

Service-Learning Opportunities at Rose State College

Updated: August 2013

Rose State Wellness Program
Contact Person: Nikki Williams
Rose State College
Volunteer Opportunities:
Students will participate in many practical aspects of the health fitness career field including personal training, program development, facility management, marketing, publications, wellness assessments, fitness program development, and health fairs.

Rose State College’s Adopted Schools Program
(Willow Brook and Telstar Elementary Schools)
Special Services/Student Outreach Office
Student Services Building, Room 101
Volunteer Opportunities:
Students are needed to help tutor in math and reading. Tutors are asked to commit to at least 30 minutes per week for the length of a semester. The schools may also need miscellaneous help for special projects.

Dale Rogers Training Center, Inc.
Contact Person: Teresa Flannery
2501 North Utah
Oklahoma City, OK 73107
946-4489 ext. 409
Website: & Facebook
Volunteer Opportunities:
Dale Rogers Training Center offers a variety of meaningful opportunities for students to experience first hand the services and issues relating to supporting people with various disabilities, particularly those with mental retardation. This is an especially excellent service choice for those who are studying to work in the fields of speech and hearing, special education, nursing, psychology, occupational therapy, and physical education.
Volunteers may work between the hours of 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Hospice Quality Care
Contact Person: Yvonne Claridge
921 S. Sooner Rd.
Midwest City, OK 73110-2041
Volunteer Opportunities:
Emotional support, caregiver respite, office duties, special projects. Training is required.

Excell Hospice
Contact Person: Toni Cameron
1200 S.W. 104th Suite D
Oklahoma City, OK 73139
Volunteer Opportunities:
Volunteers use their listening skills and presence to provide life-review support, assistance in daily living tasks, caregiver relief, and companionship.
Note: Training is required.

Alleve Hospice
Contact Person: Volunteer Coordinator
908 S.W. 107th Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73170
735-5121  or  605-7787
Fax: 605-7789
Volunteer Opportunities:
Same as other hospices; training may be required.

Faith Hospice
Contact Person: Charlene Kilgore
16211 N. May
Oklahoma City, OK 73113
Volunteer Opportunities:
Volunteers are needed to assist with office work (primarily answering phones). We have openings Monday-Friday, anytime between 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. We ask that all office volunteers commit to at least one hour per week.

Good Shepherd Hospice
Contact Person: Christa Cook 
4530 Will Rogers Parkway
Suite 400
Oklahoma City, OK 73108
Fax: 943-0959
Volunteer Opportunities:
Same as other hospices; some training may be required.

Autumn House
Contact Person: Volunteer Coordinator
500 Adair Boulevard
Midwest City, OK 73110
Volunteer Opportunities:
So much more than senior adult housing! This is a caring, vibrant community of senior adults. Interact with the residents in their comprehensive activities program.

Coffee Creek Riding Stable
Contact: Joy Milligan
17 E. Coffee Creek Road
Edmond, OK 73034
Volunteer Opportunities:
Work with the horses and student with disabilities.

Easter Seals of Oklahoma
Contact Person: Debra Badan
701 N.E. 13th
Oklahoma City, OK 73104
239-2525 Ext. 17
Volunteer Opportunities:
Provide onsite companionship for clients ranging in age from 18 – 100. Especially in need of males for golf, bowling, etc. Will work around students’ schedules. Also need students for cooking, playing, music, reading, etc.

Friends of the Metropolitan Library  - Annual Book Sale February 2014
Contact Person: Chris Carroll
300 Park Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK 73102
Fax:  606-3735
Website: and  
Volunteer Opportunities:
Assist with annual Library book sale at the State fairgrounds.

Oklahoma Blood Institute
Contact Person: Julie Cook Davis
11301 Partnership Drive 
Oklahoma City, OK 73131
Volunteer Opportunities:
Assist with blood drives.

Ronald McDonald House
Contact Person: Casidy McMeans
1301 N.E. 14th Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73117-2018
424-6873 Ext. 102
Fax: 424-0919
Volunteer Opportunities:
Meal preparation, etc. Hours may vary; some available on weekends. Depending on how long you volunteer, you may need to pass a background check. Call agency to check on this.

Special Olympics Oklahoma
6835 S. Canton Avenue
Tulsa, OK 74136
Contact Person: Cathi Morris
Volunteer Opportunities:
There are numerous ways to become involved in Special Olympics. Go to the above website for information, registration, etc.

3800 N. Classen, C-30
Oklahoma City, OK 73118
Contact Person: Brenda Garrett
Volunteer Opportunities:
TARC has two volunteer programs:
OK-AIM: Volunteers visit homes where people with developmental disabilities live, they look at quality of life and report back to the quality assurance system.
ARCCorps: Volunteers are matched as advocates or guardians one-on-one with people with developmental disabilities to provide support and assistance with decision making,
Either program is an excellent opportunity for students who are serious about becoming a social worker.

Oklahoma Goodwill GoodGuides
316 S. Blackwelder
Oklahoma City, OK 73108
Contact Person: Timothy Proctor
Volunteer Opportunities:
The Mission of GoodGuides is to empower youth to make positive choices that enable them to maximize their current and future potential. GoodGuides engages adult volunteers who are expected to commit to supporting, guiding and being a friend to a young person. GoodGuides mentors are good listeners, encouraging, supportive, flexible, patient, tolerant, and respectful of individual differences. If you are interested in becoming a mentor, please contact Goodwill.

Boy Scouts
Contact Person:  Philip Mitchell
Boy Scouts of America
3031 NW 64th Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73116
Volunteer Opportunities:
Volunteers are needed to meet weekly with Cub Scouts at various schools in the OKC and surrounding areas for one hour. Volunteers will be trained on all aspects of being a Cub Scout Master.

Girl Scouts
Contact Person: Wyjuana Montgomery
6100 N. Robinson Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK 73118
Volunteer Opportunities: 
• Fall Break Day Camp and Girl Programming: Help at camp or present a program to girls during this time.
• Outreach – assisting at housing sites and juvenile detention centers, year round
• In schools – deliver programming during the school day between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.; can be for an hour one time or recurring during the school year
• Cookie Sale – assist girls who are selling cookies by monitoring a cookie booth or presenting a program on financial literacy
• You only need to volunteer a few hours each month in a school to receive the most rewarding volunteer experience of your life!
Important – Call this agency for instructions; you will have to provide them with specific information to begin a background check. Be sure to tell them you are with the Rose State College Service-Learning Program.

Positive Tomorrows
Contact Person: Go to front desk and fill out form
P.O. Box 61190
Oklahoma City, OK 73146
Volunteer Opportunities:
Various opportunities exist at this school for homeless children and their families fro helping with their after school program or with classes for parents.

Special Care
Contact Person: Melissa Cook
12201 N. Western Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK 73114
Volunteer Opportunities:
Volunteer opportunities are available Monday through Friday 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. We are closed to volunteers from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. We have children with special needs from six weeks old to 21 years old.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Oklahoma
224 N.W. 10th
Oklahoma City, OK 73103
Contact Person: Jason Johnson
Fax:  943-8162
Volunteer Opportunities:
Volunteering with BBBS involves a long-term commitment of at least a school year. You would be working with school-based mentoring and meet with your child (Little) at least once a week for an hour.

Contact Person: Madeline Whitehorn 
2460 W. I-44 Service Road
Oklahoma City, OK 73112 948-1770
Volunteer Opportinities: 
• Crisis Advocates: Provide emotional support, encouragement, and information to victims of sexual assault and domestic violence. 
• Hotline Volunteer: Answer and screen calls for domestic violence and sexual assault hotlines. 
• Reading to End Racism: Teach children about the benefits of diversity.
Contact Beatrice Johnston at  
• Helping Hand Learning Center: Assist in children’s classroom activities. 
• Speakers Bureau: Help staff booths or speak to community groups about domestic violence and sexual assault. 
• Special Events: Help with various special events….continued on next page 
• Economic Empowerment: Assist women with financial independence and personal growth through education, support, skill training, and mentorship. 
• Program titles include: Crisis Hotline Volunteer, Children Services, Hospital Advocacy, DVVAP Assistant, Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE), Volunteer Presenter, Economic Empowerment, Music and Movement in Child Care, Reading to End Racism, Clothing Shop Assistant, and other special events.

Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity
Contact Person: Chris Hearn
E-Mail:  or  
5005 S. I-35 Service Road
Oklahoma City, OK 73129
595-2818 or cell: 409-5557
Volunteer Opportunities:
At Habitat for Humanity there is a job for everyone. We can use all the help we can get. Currently we are seeking weekday volunteers to help out on the job sites, in the Habitat office, on committees, with out newsletter, and with special events. We would like to identify and train, if necessary, individuals who could help supervise construction tasks on work sites as team leaders.

Infant Crisis Services, Inc.
Contact Person: Elizabeth Moon
4224 N. Lincoln
Oklahoma City, OK 73105
Volunteer Opportunities:
Students are required to work a minimum of 30 hours in our volunteer program.  The mission of this organization is to feed, clothe, and diaper babies and toddlers whose families are unable to do so. It also provides education, emotional support, and guidance to families. Volunteers serve clients, sort donations, and rock babies. Students can fill out the online application form.

The Salvation Army
Contact Person: Lois Green
311 S.W. 5th Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73101
Volunteer Opportunities:
Various opportunities exist throughout the year including special events and projects.

Mid-Del Food Pantry
Contact Person: Volunteer Coordinator
322 North Midwest Boulevard
Midwest City, OK 73140-3603
Volunteer Opportunities:
Help stock pantry, assemble and distribute food to customers.  You may have to leave a message for a return call.

Regional Food Bank
Contact Person: Denice Hurlbut
3355 S. Purdue
Oklahoma City, OK 73179
Fax: 688-6447
Website:  OR
Volunteer Opportunities:
Please call to make an appointment to volunteer. We are open Monday - Saturday. There are two volunteer shifts, 9:00 a.m. to noon and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. We prepare food to be shipped to our partner agencies. At the volunteer center you will sort food, box food, pack bags for Food 4 Kids, Seniors and Summer Feeding programs. We also have gardening opportunities.

Parents Assistance Center (PAC)
Contact Person: Shannon
415 NW 5th
Oklahoma City, OK 73102
232-8226 Ext. 310
Volunteer Opportunities:
Childcare: Serve as child care provider for children of parents attending group sessions at PAC. Children vary in age and numbers. Times can be arranged. We prefer a minimum of 4 month volunteer commitment for childcare volunteers.

The Atkinson Heritage Center
Contact Person: Professor Carolyn Cuskey
Social Science Building Room 119
Hours:  Monday - Friday  8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
733-7504 or 596-8828
Volunteer Opportunities:
The Atkinson Heritage Center is available for students' Service Learning credit during the Spring semester. Students need to be available Monday, Wednesday, or Friday from 8 to 5 and commit to at least 15 hours during the semester. There is a wide range of activities for students at our museum, from scanning, organizing, and/or cataloging archival material to cleaning and preserving historic items. Caring for this museum is a big job, and student assistance is needed! Students will get an introduction to historic preservation, local history, and small museum management and will enjoy their experience!

Science Museum Oklahoma
Contact Person: Volunteer Coordinator
2100 N.E. 52nd
Oklahoma City, OK 73111
Main number:  602-6664
Fax: 602-3769
Volunteer Opportunities:
The Science Museum Oklahoma provides a wide variety of volunteer duties including exhibit floor walkers, greeters, dome theater workers, facilitators in the family/kidspace area, archive maintenance, data entry, and help with special activities and mailings.

Gaylord-Pickens Museum
Contact: Volunteer Coordinator
1400 Classen Drive
Oklahoma City, OK 73106
General:  1-888-501-2059
Fax:  235-2714 
Volunteer Opportunities:
Light administrative work. Greet and assist museum visitors.
Volunteers are encouraged to commit to one four-hour shift per week and no fewer than 2 shifts per month. One year of service to the museum is asked. Training is required.

Oklahoma Republican Party
Contact Person: Kati Harris
4031 N. Lincoln Blvd.
Oklahoma City, OK 73105
Volunteer Opportunities:
Volunteers could assist with duties such as preparing mailings, helping with door-to-door literature distribution, making phone calls, and working with voter registration.

Oklahoma Democratic Party
Contact Person: Christine Byrd
4100 N. Lincoln Blvd.
Oklahoma City, OK 73105
Volunteer Opportunities:
Volunteers could assist with preparing mailings, helping with door-to-door literature distribution, making phone calls, and working with voter registration.

Neighborhood Alliance of Oklahoma City
Contact Person: Laura Hamilton
1236 N.W. 36th
Oklahoma City, OK 73118
Volunteer Opportunities:
Neighborhood Alliance of Central Oklahoma – 528-6322  Mission of Neighborhood Alliance: To create safe, attractive and active neighborhoods throughout Oklahoma County. Work of Neighborhood Alliance: We currently represent over 350 neighborhood associations in the Oklahoma County area. We feel small, grass roots organizations made up of residents know how to help one another better than anyone else. By helping these neighborhood groups get organized we are helping them create better living environments for all their neighbors. We help neighborhoods write grants for beautification and safety projects, train their officers, write by-laws, build new playgrounds, train crime patrol units, develop crime prevention activities, write newsletters, navigate the City of OKC system, and inform them of pertinent issues. We work with all neighborhoods in Oklahoma County, but we primarily focus on the inner city, low to moderate income areas. Basically we create good neighbors and encourage others in the art of being a good neighbor. Together, we are creating a friendlier City, one neighborhood at a time! 
Ways a volunteer could help with 5-15 hours of time: 
• Organize and re-arrange the books in our lending library. Approximately 100 books and another 100 documents need to be organized and tagged. 
• Write articles for our newsletter: This quarterly newsletter is distributed to over 3500 persons. We have the ideas and can give the writer the resources, we just need persons who are willing to write the articles. 
• Assist in setting up one of our monthly Round table Information Series: Calling all the attendees that have RSVP'd and reminding them of the meeting, ordering the snacks, making sure all materials are packed and ready to be taken to the meeting site, etc. ….continued on next page 
• Help neighborhoods with their grant projects: this could mean helping to build a play ground, helping to order park benches, etc. 
• Assist with the monthly Crime Statistic bulk mailings to all neighborhoods: Every month we mail crime stats to all neighborhoods. This involves folding, copying and stuffing envelopes at our large conference table while visiting with your friends or watching TV!! This very necessary job can be fun!! 
• Yard work: As a small non-profit we have to save money how ever we can. We own our own lawn equipment and we use volunteers to help us mow, weed eat, rake and plant flowers in the Spring. 
• Answer Phones: We have limited staff persons and sometimes just having a live body to help in the office to answer phones and mail out information packets can be very, very helpful! 
• Lots and lots of other duties! Call us and we are sure we can use your skills somewhere. We are a fun loving group and would love to get to know you and help you make a difference in our City.

Midwest City Police Department Crime Lab -- Criminal Justice Majors ONLY
Contact Person: Crime Lab Volunteer Coordinator 
100 N. Midwest Blvd.
Midwest City, OK 73110
Volunteer Opportunities:
Opportunities are available for students interested in criminal justice, forensic science, and criminology. Students will be assigned to various areas of the police department including the emergency operations center, municipal court, municipal jail facility, ride-a-longs with patrol officers and community action officers, forensics lab, and criminal investigations. Requests for service-learning positions are taken on a first come basis, so requests should be put in as early in the semester as possible. Students must pass a background check and/or interview as part of the selection process.

Myriad Botanical Gardens
Contact Person: Volunteer Coordinator
301 W. Reno Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK 73102
Volunteer Opportunities:
Many volunteer opportunities exist at the Myriad Botanical Gardens year-round, including: leading tours, helping with our education classes, helping with our events held at the garden , i.e. Orchids in October, Festival of Arts, Creepy Conservatory in October, Holiday Light Installation in November, Downtown in December.

Best Friends of Pets Shelter
Contact Person: Kim Schlittler
720 W. Wilshire Boulevard
Suite 101-F
P.O. Box 415
Oklahoma City, OK 73101 418-8511
Monday - Thursday, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Volunteer Opportunities:
The mission of Best Friends of Shelter Pets is to reduce the number of pets that enter animal shelters and to end pet overpopulation. Best Friends has projects such as: 
• SNAP (Spay/Neuter Assistance Program for low-income pet owners) 
• Pet adoptions 
• Distribution of free pet ID tags 
• Education on responsible pet ownership

Samuel’s Call
Contact Person: Julie Robinson 
St. Luke’s United Methodist Church
222 NW 15th Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73103
Direct Number: 600-3417
Volunteer Opportunities:
On the third Saturday of each month, we offer a “Parent’s Day Out” to families with special needs children. From 1:00 to 5:00 p.m., the parents can drop off all their children and enjoy a few hours of “freedom”. This is not corporate babysitting. We have one volunteer for every child present so that each child receives individual attention and care. Snacks and activities are provided, including music time. The demand for this ministry has exploded and we are currently seeking additional volunteers so that we do not have to turn families away. We are looking for one-on-one buddies for children with special needs and their siblings, back-up volunteers to serve in the absence of regular volunteers, rovers that can assist with general supervision and arts and crafts coordinators. No special training is required.

The Education and Employment Ministry
Contact Person: Laynie Henry
14 N.E. 13
Oklahoma City, OK 73104
235-5671 x – 216
Fax - 235-5686
Volunteer Opportunities:
Since 1987, The Education and Employment Ministry has been serving Oklahoma City with education, training and job placement assistance for those in need of better employment. As a faith based organization, TEEM places no restrictions on individuals accepted into our program. We serve, at no charge, all persons who seek our help. Currently we are in need of tutors for our GED students. As well as administrative help for our bookkeeper/Human Resources Manager, this would include some filing and clerical work. Depending on experience they may also assist with balancing spreadsheets.

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