January 6, 2011 in Washington Voices

Volunteer opportunities

 

American Cancer Society Discovery Shop – Volunteers are needed for the Discovery Shop, located at 905 W. Garland Ave., for help with a number of duties. For more information, call Judy at (509) 328-9373.

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.

Anna Ogden Hall Long Term Recovery Shelter – Volunteers opportunities include nursery and kitchen volunteers; various program class teachers; reception work; and help in the medical clinic. Required volunteer introductory classes are offered three times per month. For more information, call (509) 535-8510 or visit www.ugmspokane.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.

Global Neighborhood – Volunteers are needed in the Spokane area to work with refugee individuals and families. Volunteers will interact with refugees, help them practice English, educate them on food, help with bus transit, and introduce them to family, friends and other aspects of the community. Volunteers are required to complete and submit the Global Neighborhood Volunteer application and undergo cultural orientation training. Volunteers must be at least 19 years old; submit to undergoing a Washington State Patrol background check; be willing to actively seek out resources for refugees; and commit to one year of service with a family or individual, three hours per week. For more information, call Amy Hendricks, volunteer coordinator, at (509) 703-7524 or e-mail amy@global-neighborhood.org or visit www.global-neighborhood.org.

This list is a sample of opportunities included on the Spokane County United Way Volunteer Solutions Web site. For a complete list visit www.unitedwayspokane.org and click on the link for the volunteer center, or call for more information about these and other opportunities. If your organization is looking for volunteers, contact the Spokane County United Way at (509) 838-6581.


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