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 include diapering, bathing and food preparation. Training will be provided; volunteers must meet state requirements. For more information and other volunteer opportunities call (509) 535-3155 or visit www.vanessabehan.org.
Victims’ Rights Response Team - Volunteers to become advocates for victims of sexual assault and other crimes. Community volunteers will provide medical and legal advocacy, crisis intervention and information referral to victims of sexual assault and other crimes. Comprehensive 35-hour training is provided and commitments of two evening or weekend shifts per month are required and stipends are available. For more information call (509) 343-5005.
Women & Children’s Free Restaurant - To offer nutritious meals three times a week to women and children in need, volunteers are needed to pick up food, manage inventory, electronically keep statistics, and serve and clean up the meals. Meals also are prepared and sent to Hope House, St. Margaret’s Shelter and Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery. For more information call (509) 324-1995 or visit www.wcfrspokane.org.
Women’s Hearth - Volunteers are needed to interact with women in an open and accepting manner through one-on-one conversation and small or large group activities. They will need to be available to play games, do arts and crafts, assist staff and help with general clean-up activities. Training will be provided. For more information call (509) 455-4249 or visit www.help4women.org.
American Cancer Society Discovery Shop - Volunteers are needed for the Discovery Shop, 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 in the nursery and kitchen; various program class teachers; reception work; and help in the medical clinic. Required introductory classes are offered three times per month. For more information, call (509) 535-8510 or visit www.ugmspokane.org.
Arc of Spokane - Advocacy and Family Support is in need of a library aide to review its library and 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 (509) 328-6326 or visit www.arc-spokane.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 or call for more information about these and other opportunities. If your organization is looking for volunteers, contact Spokane County United Way at (509) 838-6581.
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