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Thu., Jan. 14, 2010

New Hope Resource Center – The New Hope Resource Center in Colbert needs volunteers to help seniors and disabled individuals clean their homes and provide companionship during the time spent. Community members can volunteer monthly, weekly, or occasionally. 4211 E. Colbert Road Call Janeen Leachman, director, at (509) 467-2900.

Sierra Club, Upper Columbia River Group – Many volunteer opportunities to work in the outdoors and for those who are enthusiastic about keeping the environment clean. Call Chris Bachman at (509) 280-8159 or visit

SpokAnimal C.A.R.E. – Volunteers who are at least 15 years old are needed to help maintain a healthy and sanitary environment for SpokAnimal’s cats. Tasks include assisting in cleaning litter pans, disinfecting cages, feeding and grooming and playing with the cats. Call Kandace Watkins, outreach and volunteer coordinator, at (509) 534-8133.

Spokane C.O.P.S. – Volunteers are needed for assistance with crime-prevention. Training will be provided by crime-prevention agencies, police and Department of Corrections officers. For more information, visit any Spokane COPS or visit

Spokane Valley Meals on Wheels – Volunteers are needed to deliver hot meals to elderly and disabled people in Spokane Valley. Volunteers will also need to check on the well-being of each person on their route and let staff know of any concerns. Volunteers may choose to drive a route any day, Monday through Friday, or drive as a substitute on flexible days. Meals will need to be picked up at 11 a.m. and delivered to approximately 15 people and delivery time is approximately 90 minutesone and one-half hours. Volunteers must use their own vehicles to deliver meals and must pass a background check. For more information, call Pam Almeida, executive director, at (509) 924-6976 or visit

Spokane Valley Partners – Volunteers for an administrative assistant to the program director to maintain the volunteer database; six-month commitment, up to 10 hours per week; assist in the recruitment and hourly tracking of volunteers involved in seasonal programs, food bank and clothing bank. Contact Connie at (509) 927-1153, ext. 18.

Transitions – Volunteers are needed for Transitions Medicaid Treatment Child Care program and EduCare program, to help the teachers in the classroom. The children, ages 2- 6, are behaviorally challenged and have special needs and require extra help and attention. Volunteers will be required to a attend two-hour training. They must also be at least 21 years old and pass a Washington state background check. Volunteers will need to commit to a three-hour a week block of time. For more information, call Jaki Brophy at (509) 328-6702 or visit

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