October 4, 2012 in Washington Voices

Volunteer opportunities

 

Alexandria’s House - Volunteers are needed to tutor moms or 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 Susan Woehrlin, Volunteer Coordinator at (509) 489-0349 or visit www.voaspokane.org.

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

Girl Scouts - The Girl Scouts of Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho is looking for 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 the Spokane area to work with refugee individuals and families. 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 undergoing a Washington State Patrol background check; be willing to actively 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 Amy Hendricks, volunteer coordinator, at (509) 703-7524 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 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. All skill levels are needed. 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.

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

Horizon Hospice - Compassionate volunteers are needed to visit, read, play games and spend time with Hospice patients to provide the main caregiver a break. Training will be provided. A background check, driving record and TB test is required. For more information call Lori Bradeen, Volunteer Coordinator, at (509) 489-4581 or visit www.horizonhospice.com.

Inland Northwest Blood Center - Volunteers are needed to serve refreshments and assist with possible donor adverse reactions after blood donations. An ability to discern and assist with adverse reactions and good customer service is required. For times and details call Selina Worley at (509) 624-0151 or visit www.inbcsaves.org.

Inland Northwest Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society - Inland Northwest Chapter is looking for volunteers to assist the staff with receptionist duties, data entry, filing and hands-on projects in preparation for special events. Call Kerry Wiltzius, program director, at (509) 482-2022.

Inland Northwest Mentoring Partnership - Inland Northwest Mentoring Partnership is looking for volunteers to open their eyes, minds and hearts to mentoring. Visit www.unitedway.org or www.inlandnwmentoring.org for more information.

Meals on Wheels Spokane - Volunteers are needed for Meals on Wheels Spokane to deliver hot, nutritious meals to seniors in need in the community. Meals are delivered Monday through Friday. Delivery time takes approximately one to two hours. To volunteer call Heidi at (509) 456-0397.

New Hope Resource Center - The New Hope Resource Center, 4211 E. Colbert Road in Colbert, is looking for a handyman to help the elderly with home repairs. Experience in carpentry, plumbing and electrical work, would be helpful, but is not necessary. Volunteers are needed occasionally. Volunteers are also needed to help seniors and disabled individuals clean their homes and provide companionship. Volunteers may be asked to drive seniors and disabled individuals to doctor’s appointments and to the grocery store. Transportation may be needed once a month or once a week. Community members can volunteer monthly, weekly or occasionally. Call Janeen Leachman, director, at (509) 467-2900.

Odyssey Youth Center - Volunteers are needed to cook meals for local youth who may not get a hot, wholesome meal at home or anywhere else. Meal preparation would be for 10-20 people in a house-sized kitchen, Wednesdays through Fridays, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. For more information, call Joel Williamson, volunteer coordinator at (509) 325-3637 or visit www.odysseyyouth.org.

Salvation Army - The Salvation Army Food Bank is in need of volunteers to help sort and hand out food, along with helping clients’ shops and processing donations. Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age, be able to lift up to 25 pounds, have good customer service skills and pass a criminal background check. For more information call (509) 325-5005 or visit www.salvationarmyspokane.org.

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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