January 12, 2012 in Washington Voices

Volunteer opportunities

 

Spokane Valley Meals on Wheels – Volunteers are needed to deliver hot meals to elderly and disabled people in Spokane Valley. Volunteers may choose to drive a route any day, Monday through Friday, or drive as a substitute on flexible days. Meals will be picked up at 11 a.m. and delivered to approximately 15 people and delivery time is approximately 90 minutes. Volunteers are also needed to help prepare meals for elderly and disabled people. Volunteers must use their own vehicles to deliver meals and must pass a background check. For more information, call Pam Almeida, executive director, at (509) 924-6976 or visit www.valleymow.org.

Spokane Valley Partners – Volunteers for an administrative assistant to the program director to maintain the volunteer database; six-month commitment, up to 10 hours per week; assist in the recruitment and hourly tracking of volunteers involved in seasonal programs, food bank and clothing bank. Contact Connie at (509) 927-1153, ext. 18.

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.

Union Gospel Mission – Volunteers are needed for the Men’s and the Women’s and Children’s facilities. Duties for the Men’s facility include clothing room sorters, kitchen help; checking in residents, administration duties, pantry/donations managers, and building relationships through teaching classes, evangelism, tutors, etc. Duties for the Women’s and Children’s facility include updating and maintaining office paperwork; provide security for the facility, such as ensuring the health and safety of all guests; and worship leader, game leader, and other general supervision duties. For more information call Greg Barclay, Director of Volunteers, at (509) 535-8510 or visit www.ugmspokane.org.

Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery – Certified houseparents are needed for at-risk children in the Spokane community. Shifts are between four and eight hours per week and will include diapering, bathing and food preparation. Training will be provided; volunteers must meet state requirements. Call Teresa Venne, volunteer coordinator, at (509) 534-7099 or visit www.vanessabehan.org.

This list is a sample of opportunities included on the Spokane County United Way Volunteer Solutions website. 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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