March 29, 2007 in Voices


The Spokesman-Review

Southside Senior Activity Center – Volunteers are needed to help with maintaining the grounds at the center. General gardening and landscaping work is needed once or twice a month during the growing season. Volunteers are also needed to assist the facility manager with miscellaneous tasks. Training will be provided. Contact Beth Alcorn at 535-0803.

Rebuild Together of Spokane – Volunteers are needed to help work on six homes in the Spokane area April 28. Tasks include painting, cleaning up yards and removing debris. Contact Char Morris at 325-1456.

Friends of the Moran Prairie Library – Volunteers are needed to help prepare for the library’s June book sale and fundraiser. Also, members of the community, authors, educators and professionals are invited to speak, or present programs on a monthly basis in the library. Contact Jan Woodward at 893-8340.

The Campus Kitchen – Volunteers are needed for this Gonzaga University program to prepare and deliver meals to low-income residents. Contact Rebecca Teichmann at 323-6939.

The Center for Justice – A volunteer receptionist is needed to staff the front desk from 1-5 p.m. Contact Rosie Ennis at 835-5211.

Goodwill Industries of the Inland Northwest – Retail and production assistant volunteers are needed to assist with stocking, merchandising and customer service. Volunteers must be at least 16 years of age. Background check and application required. Contact Nichole Bogarosh at 344-0161.

Aging and Long Term Care of Eastern Washington – Volunteers are needed to work on the Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors Helpline. A three-day training is provided by the Office of the Insurance Commissioner. Contact Leslie Noll at 458-2509.

Eastern Washington Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing – Energetic individuals with good business sense or experience are needed to volunteer on the board of directors. Contact Char Parsley at 328-9220.

Spokane Valley Community Center and Food Bank – Volunteers are needed to greet and check-in patrons at the clothing bank on Tuesdays from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Some computer skills are helpful but not required. Training will be provided; a six-month commitment is requested. Contact Sharon Hengy at 927-1153.

Goodwill Industries of the Inland Northwest – Volunteers are needed for the Mentoring Children of Promise program which helps to empower children and youth of incarcerated parents in eastern Washington. Volunteers/mentors must commit to supporting, guiding, and being a friend to a young person for a period of at least one year. Mentors must be at least 18 and be able to pass a criminal background check, including a fingerprint check. Contact Amanda Guthmueller at 838-4281.

Consumer Credit Counseling Service – Volunteers are needed to assist consumers experiencing financial hardship. This is a part-time position, no more than 20 hours per week are needed. Candidate must be analytically minded, enjoy working with people, and have strong interpersonal skills. On the job training will be provided. Contact Mark Harnishfeger at 242-4222.

Goodwill Industries – Volunteers are needed to help with preparations for the Goodwill Industries annual fashion show April 14. Assistance will be needed right up to the event day. Contact Nichole Bogarosh at 344-0161.

OCEAN – Host families are needed for international students scheduled to arrive in the U.S. in August. Students are enrolled from more than 55 countries and are registered in local Eastern Washington or North Idaho high schools for either a semester or full academic year. All students are proficient in English and have been screened for academic achievement, character and maturity. Contact Timothy Coyle at 939-3424.

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