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Stillwater Volunteer Center – Opportunities to Serve

The following is a list of volunteer opportunities around the Stillwater area. If you are interested in any of these opportunities, please contact the SVC at (405) 377-2161 to register as a volunteer.

American Red Cross:

What: Help with blood drives

When: Tuesdays, 12-6 p.m.

Central Oklahoma Community Action Agency:

What: Special Projects

When: Varies, M-F 8-5

Edwin Fair Community Mental Health Center:

What: Receptionist/Greeter; Maintenance; Cleaning

When: Flexible, M-F 8-5

Elite Repeat Resale Shop:

What: Process items

When: Flexible, M-Sat. 10-5

First United Methodist Church:

What: Prepare and serve community dinners

When: Thursdays, 2-7:30

Habitat for Humanity ReStore:

What: Receive and process donations; Recycling

When: Fridays 9-5, Saturdays 9-1

Highland Park Elementary:

What: Reading Buddy – read with a child

When: One day a week, M-F 11:30-12

Humane Society of Stillwater:

What: Walk dogs; Socialize cats

When: Flexible, Tues. Wed. & Fri. 2-6, Th. 2-7, Sat. & Sun. 1-5

Image Hospice:

What: Office work and direct care with patients-sit with them, read, play cards.

When: Flexible, M-F 8:30-5

Judith Karman Hospice:

What: Visit patients; Assist in resale shop; Office help; Fundraising

When: Flexible, M-F 9:30-4:30, and Saturdays

Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma:

What: Office assistance

When: Flexible, M-F 8:30-12 & 1-5

Life Adult Day Center:

What: Socialize with elderly

When: Flexible, M-F 7:30-5:30

Payne County CASA:

What: Be a court appointed advocate for an abused or neglected child; Fundraising

When: Various times, a one-year commitment to be a CASA, fundraising help also needed

Payne County Youth Services:

What: Administrative assistance; Perform activities and socialize with youth

When: Varies, Mon. Wed. & Fri. 8-5, Tues. & Thurs. 8-8

Sheerar Museum of Stillwater History:

What: Receptionist/Greeter; Educational programs; Shop assistance; Data entry; tours

When: Varies, T-F 11-5, Sat. & Sun. 1-4

St. Andrew’s Thrift Shop:

What: Serve a three hour shift to help customers at the sales desk; work the cash register

When: T,W,F 10-4, Th 10-6 (3 hour shifts; 10 am-1pm or 1pm-4pm one day a week)

Sterling House of Stillwater:

What: Accompany residents to doctor appointments; Shave male residents

When: Varies

Stillwater Community Health Center:

What: Volunteers with medical experience

When: Tues. & Thurs. 4-7

Stillwater Domestic Violence Services:

What: Assist with transportation for shelter clients

When: Varies

Stillwater Medical Center:

What: Take photos of babies for website; Install Lifelines

When: Flexible, M-F 8-5

Stillwater Mobile Meals:

What: Deliver hot meals to the elderly, convalescing or homebound

When: One or more days a week, M-F 11:30-12:30


The Saville Center:

What: Cleaning; Maintenance; Mail-outs; Holiday decorating; Prepare lunches

When: Flexible, M-F 9-5

Tiny Paws Kitten Rescue:

What: Bottle feed and socialize kittens; Clean cages

When: Flexible, Mon.-Sun. 7-7


Remember, if you would like to serve at any of these opportunities, you must contact the SVC at (405) 377-2161 and register as a volunteer.

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July is Make a Difference In a Child’s Life

(Stillwater, OK)  This month and throughout the year, Payne County Youth Services, Inc. encourages all individuals and organizations to play a role in making Payne County a better and safer place for children, youth and families.  By ensuring that youth have supportive and caring people they can turn to, we can improve their quality of life.

Young people perform better in all areas of their lives when they have a supportive relationship with a caring adult. For at-risk youth, volunteer mentors can be an especially positive influence that helps them make good decisions, believe in their own strengths, and excel in school. Safe Place agencies and sites can connect youth to positive supportive caring adults and help influence youth when they are in crisis and need someone to talk to.  Safe Place agencies can also connect youth to long term mentoring in their community which research has shown that youth with mentors are less likely to engage in at risk behaviors. (Big Brother’s Big Sisters)

Communities across the country search for ways to keep youth safe and many have established Safe Place as a community collaboration making help readily available.  Safe Place designates businesses, community buildings and mobile units as Safe Place sites that prominently display the Safe Place logo.  Any youth in crisis can walk in and a trained representative will come to meet with them and together they will begin to determine what kind of help is needed.  Safe Place connects children and their families with the supportive resources they need.  In Payne County, Safe Place is operated by Payne County Youth Services, Inc.

The designated Safe Place sites of Payne County include:

Stillwater Safe Place Sites:

  • All On-Cue locations, Anderson’s Taekwondo, Carl’s Jr., Cimarron Medical Services, Consumer’s Grocery, CREC (Central Rural Electric Co-op), Family Resource Center –OSU, Food Pyramid, IHOP,Holiday Inn and Suites, Lincoln Academy, OSU Parking and Transit Services, Payne County Youth Services, Payne County Youth Shelter, Stillwater Designs, Inc., Stillwater Fire Departments, Stillwater Home Health, Stillwater Medical Center, Stillwater Middle School, Stillwater Junior High, Stillwater High School, Stillwater Police Department, Stillwater Public Library, Strode Funeral Home, Texas Roadhouse,Total Health, Walgreens and the YMCA;

Perkins Safe Place Sites:

  • Perkins Junior High, Perkins High School, Perkins Library, On-Cue locations, Christian Church of Perkins, Perkins Drug

Cushing Safe Place Sites:

  • Cushing Middle School, Cushing High School, Cushing Fire Department, Cushing Youth Center, Escott’s Foods

Yale Safe Place Sites:

  • Yale Library, Yale Public Schools, Yale Maveric Mini Mart;

Glencoe Safe Place Sites:

  • Glencoe Maveric Mini Mart, Glencoe High School;

Ripley Safe Place Sites:

  • Ripley Maveric Mini Mart

The Safe Place sites display the Safe Place sign and employees are trained and prepared to assist any youth needing help. In Payne County, an estimated 2 to 4 youth receive help from the Safe Place program each month.

This national initiative operates in 40 states that serve over 1528 communities across the country.  Safe Place has helped over 265,000 young people who have gone to a Safe Place and asked for help or contacted the youth serving agency after they learned about the program at school.  For additional information, contact Angie Freeny, Safe Place Coordinator at Payne County Youth Services at (405) 377-3380.

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Celebrating the Survivors Spirit: Need Volunteers April 9

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

Stillwater Domestic Violence Services is inviting you to participate in the Celebrating the Survivors Spirit 5K 10K Run on April 9th at Couch Park. In addition, we are looking for civic and religious leaders, OSU Faculty and Staff , students and fraternity members, scholars and athletes, police departments and fire departments to create a 4-member team to compete in the “Kick UP Your Heels” Events held after the race.


April 9th          8:00 AM    Registration

                      9:00         5K 10K Race     

                      10:00       Prizes Awarded

                      10:15       Kick Up Your Heels Events

It is our goal to spread awareness about sexual violence by educating communities with relevant and insightful information. The events that we have planned in April focus on breaking the myths that surround sexual violence. In addition, we are celebrating those survivors whose spirits have persevered against this type of tragedy.

The 5K 10K run starts at Couch Park and is the beginning event. Prizes will be awarded in each age category.

Kick Up Your Heels Event has a “trading places” feel as 4 member male teams, wearing women’s shoes, compete with other teams in 10 events. Get a sense of what it feels like to be in someone else’s shoes by putting together a team to compete in the challenging games.

Registration fees are for, groups, individuals, and dual race/KUYH participants. Free event t-shirt is given to each competitor.

Contact:    Desiree Ingram, M.S., LMFT   377-2344,                    dingram@sdvs.org

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Fast Pitch for Service: Spring Volunteer Fair

Fast Pitch for Service is Wednesday, Feb. 23, from 11 am – 2 pm in the Student Union Starlight Terrace (Fourth Floor).

Get connected with local & campus service organizations by dropping by our come-and-go service fair.

Our attending community service partners include:

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters
  • Birth Choice
  • Domestic Violence Service, Inc.
  • Girl Scouts
  • Humane Society
  • Judith Karman Hospice
  • Junior Lions
  • Kids on Kampus
  • OSU Botanical Gardens
  • TBI Raiders

    Updates coming soon!

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Coat Collection Drive

The College of Education Student Council at OSU is again joining with Stillwater’s Northside Laundry and Cleaners to collect coats for those in need this winter season.

Coats will be collected at a donation box just outside Willard Hall room 106 the week of Monday, Nov. 15, through Friday, Nov. 19.

Coats for women and children will be donated to the local Domestic Violence Center and coats for men will be donated to the local homeless shelter. Questions? E-mail Shianne Fouts at shiannf@okstate.edu.

Your support is appreciated.

Contact: E-Mail: shiannf@okstate.edu

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Support Domestic Violence Awareness This Week

We would like to invite you to attend one (or all) of the Domestic Violence Awareness events we have planned in support of victims and survivors.

  •  October 6 – Wear Purple in support of Domestic Violence victims and survivors
  •  October 7 – Community Forum 6 pm @ Stillwater Public Library
  •  October 12 – 3rd annual DV Awareness Fashion Show 6:30 pm @ Meditations
  •  October 28 – “Walk the Course” Against Domestic Violence 6 pm @ Boomer Lake

 Please RSVP.

Thanks for your support.

Marie Abraham-Robinson, M.S., CDSVRP


Stillwater Domestic Violence Services, Inc.



Tel: 405-377-2344

Fax: 405-624-2408

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Fashion Show: Domestic Violence Awareness Month


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