AARP Tax-Aide – Volunteers are needed for free tax preparation services for middle and low income workers. Training is free and no prior experience or an accounting background is needed. Greeters are also needed to welcome individuals and review paperwork prior to meeting with tax counselors. For more information call (509) 838-6581 or visit http://www.aarp.org/money /taxes/aarp_taxaide/
American Red Cross – The American Red Cross, Inland Northwest Chapter, has volunteer opportunities available for its disaster action team. Team members provide 24-hour emergency response to local disasters, ensuring that those affected have basic necessities such as food, shelter and clothing. Licensed professional volunteers are needed in the mental health field, nursing, and disaster education. Team members are asked to be on call 24 hours a day for at least a one-week period at a time. For more information, call (509) 326-3330 or visit www.spokaneredcross.org.
Arc of Spokane – The Arc of Spokane – Advocacy and Family Support is in need of a library aide, to review their library and its organization, checking for inaccuracies. Other duties would include re-shelving books and updating the library content list. Volunteers are needed on a monthly basis. For more information call Volunteer Coordinator, Brian Holloway at (509) 328-6326 or visit www.arc-spokane.org.
Camp Fire USA Inland Northwest Council – Opportunities are available to be a club co-leader in the Spokane and Coeur d’Alene area. Contact Marcia Asmussen, program coordinator, at (509) 747-6191.
Catholic Charities – Drivers are needed to deliver “brown bags” to those in need of meals who are unable to obtain food themselves. Volunteers must pass a Washington State Patrol background check, have a valid driver’s license and a vehicle to use for food deliveries and be able lift and carry bags weighing 8 to 10 pounds. For more information, call Judy Marte at (509) 358-4250 or visit www.catholiccharities spokane.org.
Friend to Friend – Community volunteers are needed to visit one-on-one with residents in Spokane area long-term care and assisted-living facilities. Each adult volunteer visits one resident, a couple of times a month at their convenience for a one-year commitment. Call Jan Kendrick, Volunteer Coordinator, at (509) 483-1600.