April 26, 2012 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. Call Judy at (509) 328-9373.

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. Call (509) 535-8510 or visit www.ugmspokane.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. 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. Call Cyndie Lapke at (509) 459-6172, email clapke@ccspokane.org or visit www.catholiccharitiesspokane.org.

Communities In Schools – Volunteers are needed to help site coordinators at Shaw Middle School and/or Sheridan Elementary School. Volunteers will be asked to commit to a minimum of four hours per week to help with paperwork, student programs, watching students during/between classes, lunch times, recess times and tutoring. Positions require a Washington State Patrol background check. For more information and an application, call (509) 414-1436 or email Jessica@cisspokane.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.

This list is a sample of opportunities included on the Spokane County United Way Volunteer Solutions website. For a complete list visit href=”www.unitedwayspokane.org “>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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