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With January being National Mentoring Month, there is no better time than now to follow through on that New Year’s resolution about getting more involved. Project MOVE, a mentoring program for Spokane County youth with disabilities, is searching for adult mentors who can commit to a yearlong mentoring program.
This is the deal. Spend a month or a summer in the woods of North Idaho and enjoy a campsite for free.
With as many as 500 calls coming in to 211, every day from people needing help with errands and other nonemergency issues, the list of volunteers is quickly exhausted. “It’s a very, very short list we have,” said Amy Peters, program manager for 211.
Catholic Charities is looking for volunteers for each of its 15 programs in the 13 counties of Eastern Washington. Its programs include Bernadette Place, Catholic Campaign for Human Development, Catholic Relief Services, Childbirth and Parenting Alone Program, the Christmas Bureau, counseling, the House of Charity, Parish Social Ministry, Refugee and Immigration Services, the regional offices, Respect Life, St. Anne’s Children and Family Center, St. Margaret’s Shelter, senior and family housing and senior services.
A year ago, Arlene Patton retired from her job overseeing the Eastern Washington region of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. It didn’t last long. Within weeks, the Spokane woman was doing for free some of the work that had once earned her a salary.