Address:130 W. Bruce Street
By car: Head west on W Wisconsin Ave toward N 12th St. Turn right onto N 12th St. Follow W Wells St and N 6th St to W Virginia St. Continue on W Virginia St. Drive to W Bruce St.
By bus: Take the #23 bus east on Wisconsin Ave. Get off at 2nd and Bruce (after 13 stops). Walk one block east.
Days/Hours of Volunteering: To be determined at Sign Up Night Jan. 25
Description of Agency/Activities: CORE El Centro is a natural healing center for the low-income and under-served populations, founded on the central principle that the body's natural ability to heal itself is enhanced when energy and vibrational medicine is integrated with conventional medicine, cognitive behavioral principles, and ancient spiritual practices. The center offers a variety of services that assist an individual in their personal healing. They offer bodywork that includes the many techniques that promote relaxation, movement awareness and energy balancing. Some of the modalities the center offers are Therapeutic Massage, Reiki, Healing Touch, Color Therapy, Acupressure and Acupuncture. The center is also providing classes in art therapy, wellness, stress reduction, exercise, drumming, self-care and self-healing modalities. While parents are taking advantage of the many offerings at CORE, children can spend time at the Children's Space. Here, they are exposed to health and fitness education: the goal is for children to take something away with them.
Student Role at Agency/Activities: Service Learners are needed to assist in the Children's Activities Space, where they will assist in facilitating activities for children while their parents are participating in holistic movement and exercise classes. The ages of the children range from 2 to 13 years old. A staff memember will always be on duty to lead the activities. The role of the service learner is to assist the staff member with these actvities. On nights with fewer children, service learners may assist with gentle cleaning of the children's activity space and their toys. Students may also reasearch new games and activities. There will also be oppurtunties for service learning students to particpate in holistic health movement classes or volunteering in a different area, such as with the garden nututrion program or in office. Although Spanish speaking skills are not required, this role is a great opportunity for students who would like to pratice their Spanish. A pre-service orientation is required. We ask that you commit to one regualr shift per week rather than having a varied schedule.