October 25, 2012 in Washington Voices

Volunteer opportunities

 

Second Harvest Inland Northwest - Second Harvest is in need of volunteers to help sort and pack produce, food drive or bulk food items in preparation for delivery to the food bank’s emergency food outlets. Volunteers must be 14 years old or older and be able to stand for two hours. For more information call Deb Clemens at (509) 252-6257 or visit www.2-harvest.org.

Shalom Ministries - Volunteers are needed to support the cook in preparing breakfast Monday through Thursday for the needy in downtown Spokane. Breakfast is served from 7:30-8:30 a.m.; preparation begins between 5:30-6 a.m. Approximately 100-150 people come to eat daily. For volunteer information call Rev. Marj Johnston at (509) 838-1431 or visit www.spokanecentralumc.org.

SNAP - Volunteers, ages 25-55 or older, with basic carpentry/maintenance skills are needed to help staff with upkeep and special projects, including building shelving, repairing office furniture, cleaning/maintaining outside grounds and upkeep of lawns/parking/buildings, as needed. For more information and other volunteer opportunities call (509) 456-7111 or visit www.snap.org.

SpokAnimal C.A.R.E. - Volunteers who are at least 15 years old are needed to help maintain a healthy and sanitary environment for SpokAnimal’s cats. Includes assisting in cleaning litter pans, thoroughly disinfecting cages, feeding and taking time to hold, brush and play with the cats. Call (509) 534-8133 for more information.

Spokane COPS - Community volunteers are needed for assistance with crime-prevention. Volunteers will receive professional training by crime-prevention agencies, police and with the Department of Corrections officers. For more information, visit any Spokane COPS or visit www.spokanecops.org.

Transitions - Volunteers are needed for Transitions Medicaid Treatment Child Care and EduCare programs, to help the teachers in the classroom. The children, ages 2-6, are behaviorally challenged and have special needs that require extra help and attention. Volunteers will be required to attend a two-hour training. They must also be at least 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 (509) 328-6702 or visit www.help4women.com.

For a complete list visit www.unitedwayspokane.org.

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