May 12, 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. 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

Anna Ogden Hall Long Term Recovery Shelter – Volunteer opportunities include nursery and kitchen work; 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

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 reshelving 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

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

Corbin Senior Activity Center – Lunch helpers are needed to set and clear tables, make coffee and serve food on Wednesdays. Volunteers are also needed to pick up food once a month. A food handler’s permit is preferred. For more information, call Christa Richardson at (509) 327-1584 or visit

This list is a sample of opportunities included on the United Way Volunteer Solutions website. For a complete list visit

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