January 20, 2011 in Washington Voices

Volunteers needed

 

Arc of Spokane – The Arc of Spokane – Advocacy and Family Support is in need of a library aide, to review its 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.

“Miss School, Miss Out” – Program assistant volunteers are needed for the attendance incentive program, based out of Shaw Middle School. Volunteers will support the program with Communities In Schools at multiple sites, helping set up and distribute prizes to students who achieve excellent attendance goals. Organizational skills and knowledge of Excel are required. Positions require a Washington State Patrol background check. For more information, and an application call (509) 414-1436 or e-mail Jessica@cisspokane.org.

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. Includes assisting in cleaning litter pans, thoroughly disinfecting cages, feeding and taking time to hold, brush and play with the cats. Call Kandace Watkins, outreach and volunteer coordinator, at (509) 534-8133.

Spokane C.O.P.S. – Community volunteers are needed for assistance with crime-prevention. Volunteers will receive professional training by crime-prevention agencies, police officers and officers with the Department of Corrections. For more information, visit any Spokane C.O.P.S. or visit www.spokanecops.org.

Transitions – Volunteers are needed for Transitions Medicaid Treatment Childcare 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 attend two-hour training due to the special nature of the environment. They must also be 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 www.help4women.com.

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.


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