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Updated: July 15, 2019

Seeking Host Families For Exchange Students

Lisa is from Germany is very friendly and open to new experiences. She is Christian and attends church regularly. She has two half sibling ages 8 and 2 and loves to spend time with them. Laura loves swimming, hiking, cooking, drama/theater, church activities and piano. She is excited about doing a high school year and learn American lifestyle. When asked from a scale of 1 to 10 how excited is she, she says 10. 

Laura is also from Germany is kind, friendly and open minded. She is also flexible and family oriented. Laura is super excited to finally see America and get to know American culture a little better. She cannot wait to give her host family a little taste of Germany and cook or bake something with them. Laura is into sports, math and fine arts.

Host families provide a bed, place to store their belongings, meals with the family and a supportive environment. They come with their own spending money and are fully insured.

Please consider this very rewarding and educational experience. For more information on Lisa or Laura and hosting, please call me, Terri Callahan at (419) 865-1443 or e-mail me at terri444@gmail.com and/or visit the EF website at www.efexchangeyear.org, a non-profit organization.

If one of these girls does not match your family, there are still more than 200 students from many countries to chose from set to arrive in August.

Maumee Valley Historical Society Seeks Volunteers

The Maumee Valley Historical Society located at the Wolcott Heritage Center is seeking volunteers. There are many volunteer opportunities available to pick from. 

Volunteer docents to lead museum visitors through the Wolcott House Museum and grounds, explaining the Wells-Wolcott legacy and the pioneering traditions of the lower Maumee Valley, and hosts to greet visitors at the Wolcott House Museum door are two examples of volunteer opportunities. 

Visit www.wolcotthouse.org for information about the Society and Wolcott Heritage Center. For more information, please call (419) 893-9602 or e-mail director@wolcotthouse.org.

Maumee Senior Center Seeks Garden Volunteers 

The Maumee Senior Center is in need of “garden angels” or volunteers to tend to the garden located at the center. Approximately three to four individuals are needed to work once a month for 30 minutes through October. The garden has several annual plants, along with herbs and vegetables, which are used for meals that are served at the center. You do not have to be a senior to volunteer.

Those interested may contact Heather Cole at (419) 376-2828 or e-mail dhcole741@gmail.com.

Valet Shuttle Drivers Sought At St. Luke’s Hospital

Are you interested in helping others and serving your community? If so, consider becoming a St. Luke’s Hospital volunteer valet shuttle driver.  

St. Luke’s offers a free valet van service for the convenience of patients, visitors and employees. As part of its commitment to offering the warmth and comfort of a small-town hospital in a medically advanced hospital environment, the valet van transports people between the hospital and their vehicles on regular, established routes for drop-off and pickup at the visitor entrance and the outpatient center. 

The service operates Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  

For more information on how to become a valet shuttle volunteer, please contact Gina Kasch, volunteer and community services manager, at (419) 893-5919 or gi-na.kasch@stlukeshospital.com.

Host Families Needed For AFS Exchange Students

AFS is looking for host families in Northwest Ohio willing to open their homes to exchange students for the 2019-20 school year. By hosting an AFS exchange student, families help build bridges of intercultural understanding at home and abroad while connecting with an outstanding young person. 

Each year, AFS Intercultural Programs/USA welcomes 2,300 high school students from more than 90 countries into communities. Host families provide a bed and meals, share their daily lives with students, and help guide and support students as they would their own children. AFS spends time finding students to match the interests of host families, whether it’s the arts, academics, sports or other interests. Families and hosted students receive ongoing support from AFS staff and experienced, local volunteers.

For more information about how to host a student, study abroad or volunteer with AFS, call (800) AFS-INFO or visit www.afsusa.org.

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