Category: Get Involved – Volunteer

  • My favorite MOOC so far – Scratch Programming from edX

    My favorite MOOC so far – Scratch Programming from edX

    I feel like a real CS First “Guru” more than ever now! Our after-school Computer Club is exploring Scratch and Google CS First this year, so I was quick to sign up for the edX Scratch Programming course. I really enjoyed the workout this course gave my brain, but what impressed me the most were the parallels between this college […]

  • JABA Volunteer Opportunities for April 2015

    JABA Volunteer Opportunities for April 2015

    Want to get involved in our community?  JABA has some great opportunities for you: JABA’s Ethics Committee is looking for individuals with a variety of experience and backgrounds such as social worker, attorney, clergy or caregiver to long term care recipient, medical, geriatrics, home care aide, and/or training in ethical issues to fill several member […]

  • Discover Google CS First and Scratch – fun for all ages!

    Discover Google CS First and Scratch – fun for all ages!

    I am a Senior Corps RSVP volunteer keeping my brain sharp by serving as a Guru for the Jackson-Via Computer Club – Charlottesville’s first Google CS First after-school club.  Scratch is really a fun new language to learn — and the kids are always happy to help me.  Thanks, Google and Scratch! Learn more from this EdSurge […]

  • We are again enjoying Scratch coding at Jackson-Via

    We are again enjoying Scratch coding at Jackson-Via

    Our first spring 2015 after-school Computer Club meeting on Monday was a huge success.  We have some new enthusiasts joining a number of “old” members so we have a good environment for sharing and collaboration.  We are very happy to have this opportunity for joint inquiry, experimentation, and play! An interesting article from Harvard Magazine: The […]

  • Literacy Volunteers seeks new volunteers to tutor adults

    Literacy Volunteers seeks new volunteers to tutor adults

    Literacy Volunteers seeks compassionate and enthusiastic volunteers to tutor adults in reading, writing, or speaking English. Students come from a variety of backgrounds, and hope to acquire the skills they need to independently pursue life goals, support their families, and contribute to their communities. Help our students achieve their goals and register for our New Tutor […]

  • JABA Volunteer Opportunities – January 2015

    JABA Volunteer Opportunities – January 2015

    In honor of the MLK Day of Service in January, JABA is holding a non-perishable food drive “Soup for Seniors” to benefit JABA’s Food Bag Program & the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank, running now until January 19th.You can help by donating nonperishable food items. Especially needed are: canned meat products such as stew, chicken […]