November 1, 2012 in Washington Voices

Volunteer opportunities

 

Odyssey Youth Center - Volunteers are needed to serve as mentors and positive role models for kids at the youth center. Volunteers would provide supervision, help with meals and activities and assist staff and community educators. Greatest need is during drop-in hours. Shifts are 3:30-6 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, and 3:30-6 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. Friday. Volunteers must be 24 years old or older and pass a criminal background check. For more information call Ian Sullivan, operations coordinator, at (509) 325-3637 or email Ian@odysseyyouth.org.

Spokane Valley Partners - Three volunteer drivers are needed to transport food donations to the Spokane Valley Partners Food Bank warehouse. Shifts vary, Monday through Friday, from morning to afternoon. Truck access is preferable and a previous or current commercial driver’s license is encouraged. For more information and other volunteer opportunities call (509) 927-1153 or email volunteer@svpart.org.

Alexandria’s House - Volunteers are needed to tutor moms or to take care of babies at Alexandria’s House, a transitional living program for pregnant and parenting teenage mothers, a program sponsored by Volunteers of America of Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho. For more information, call volunteer coordinator Susan Woehrlin at (509) 489-0349 or visit www.voaspokane.org.

American Cancer Society Discovery Shop - Volunteers are needed for the Discovery Shop, at 805 W. Garland Ave., for help with a number of duties. For more information, call Joanne at (509) 465-1607.

Anna Ogden Hall Long Term Recovery Shelter - Volunteer opportunities include nursery and kitchen duties; 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.

Arc of Spokane - The Arc of Spokane - Advocacy and Family Support is in need of a library aide to review the library system, checking for inaccuracies. Other duties would include shelving books and updating the library content list. Volunteers are needed on a monthly basis. For more information call (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 meals to those 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 to lift and carry bags weighing 8 to 10 pounds. For more information, 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, chaperoning 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) 413-1436 or email jessica@cisspokane.org.

Girl Scouts - The Girl Scouts of Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho seeks volunteers for leadership development and mentoring of girls. Call Janet Davis, volunteer manager, at (800) 827-9478 or visit www.gsewni.org.

Global Neighborhood - Volunteers are needed in to work with refugee individuals and families in the Spokane area. 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 a Washington State Patrol background check; be willing to 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 volunteer coordinator Amy Hendricks at (509) 703-7528 or email amy@global-neighborhood.org or visit www.global-neighborhood.org.

Greater Spokane County/Valley Meals on Wheels - Volunteers are needed to deliver hot meals to elderly and disabled people. Volunteers will also need to check on the well-being of each person on their route. Volunteers may choose to drive a route any day, Monday through Friday, or drive as a substitute on flexible days. Meals are picked up at 11 a.m. and delivered to approximately 15 people. Delivery time is about 90 minutes. Volunteers are also needed to help prepare the meals. All skill levels are needed. Volunteers must use their own vehicles to deliver meals and must pass a background check. For more information, call Executive Director Pam Almeida at (509) 924-6976 or visit www.valleymow.org.

Habitat for Humanity - General construction volunteers, age 16 and older, are needed to build homes. No experience is necessary and onsite training will be provided for people who are interested. For more information call (509) 534-2552.


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