We CAN Program Needs Volunteers

The WE CAN program is looking for volunteers to help tutor foster children and local students.

The Children’s Home Society of West Virginia is a child welfare organization group that supports the well-being of foster children while helping them to find a loving family.

The WE CAN volunteer program is looking for up to 10 volunteers to serve as tutors and mentors to children ages 5 – 17 every other Saturday from 12 – 4 p.m.  From foster kids to children in the community, tutors will help the kids in the subjects of math, spelling, English, reading and any other area of study needed.  Once a month, volunteers help the children in arts and crafts, such as carving pumpkins. The children also participate in other extracurricular activities, such as fishing.

“All the kids don’t have a mentor,” said Celestine Boyd, the program coordinator of the WE CAN program. “They are very friendly kids and they always need help with something.”

“This is a nice, steady program,” said Deb Tadler, a longtime mentor of the WE CAN program. “They are very nice and caring kids. They want to be there.”

Anyone interested in volunteering should contact Celestine Boyd at boyd@childhswv.org or 304-260-0400.

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