Volunteering at the Putnam County Council on Aging is a great way to meet new people, have fun and enjoy the sense of satisfaction you get when you know you’ve made a difference. If you’re interested in volunteering, contact Executive Director Jodi Warnecke at 419-523-4121 or click here to email.
The Putnam County Council on Aging is looking for volunteers to work with school-aged students in a reading mentoring program call Project MORE (Mentoring in Ohio for Reading Excellence). Project MORE is an evidenced based intervention that is making a difference for students with disabilities or students identified as not on track. Project MORE mentoring sessions provide one on one instruction with students. Sessions last for 30 minutes and take place 4 times per week at the host school. Project MORE was developed by the Putnam County Educational Service Center and is in about 300 schools across Ohio.
The Putnam County Council on Aging is partnering with Project MORE to recruit volunteers to mentor students and help them become better readers. The schools will train the volunteers on how the program works. The volunteers will decide which school they would like to work with and how often they would like to volunteer.
By volunteering to help others, you can be a hero in someone’s life. As a volunteer you can develop a sense of pride, satisfaction and accomplishment while giving your time, talents and expertise to others. Volunteering is about connecting to others. Volunteering can boost your self-confidence, lift your emotional well-being and help build lifelong relationships.
If you are looking for a way to get involved in your community and looking for a way to make a difference in someone’s life, Project MORE could be for you. For more information on becoming a Project MORE volunteer, please call the Putnam County Council on Aging at