Volunteer opportunites for Feb. 14

February 14, 2010 

For more information, call the Volunteer Center at 360-741-2622. An expanded list of volunteer opportunities is available at www.volunteer.ws.

Do the dishes: Donate your hands doing dishes at a senior center.

DRIVE MISS DAISY: Transport homebound seniors to appointments and activities.

facilitatE: Help facilitate an early child care learning program.

Maintain the Mounds: Work to preserve habitat at the Mima Mounds.

Tax time help: Help low-income families and seniors prepare their taxes.

Be a Steward: Serve as a site steward at an area nature preserve.

CHILD care reception: Multi-task at a receptionist desk at a YMCA day care.

Tutor time: Serve as a homework tutor in a community housing project’s mentoring program.

A haven for wolves: Lead the public on educational tours at a wildlife sanctuary. Training is provided.

CLEAN UP: Do janitorial work at the main headquarters of an organic farm.

ADDITIONAL VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Providence St. Peter Hospital has volunteer positions open in their gift shops. Profits from the gift shops fund equipment for the hospital. Call Volunteer Services at 360-493-7482.

the Crisis Clinic of Thurston and Mason Counties needs help staffing its hot lines. Hot-line volunteers offer free, anonymous, and confidential crisis intervention over the phone 24 hours a day. Volunteers receive training. To schedule an interview and join the next training, call Jill Joanis at 360-586-2888, ext. 103.

The North Olympia Fire Department needs volunteers to create Web sites, maintain vehicles, promote life safety education, or work with teen fire cadets. For more information, call Lt. Derek Hall at 360-705-0234 or send an e-mail to hall@northolympiafire.com.

The Habitat for Humanity ReStore needs volunteers to solicit donations for its new and used building supply store. For more information, call Alex at 360-753-1575 or send an e-mail to alex.bertolucci@spshabitat.org.

Stitches from the Heart needs volunteers to knit, crochet or quilt blankets, sweaters and hats for babies in need. These items are donated to hospitals all over the country. Patterns available. 877-985-9212 or www. StitchesFromTheHeart.org.

The American Red Cross Mount Rainier Chapter needs volunteers to support military service members and military families with emergency communications and casework services. For more information, call 360-352-8575.

Friend to Friend needs volunteers to visit with residents in nursing, assisted-living and retirement homes throughout Puget Sound. Call 888-383-7818.

Pastoral Care Program needs volunteers to provide lay, nondenominational ministry services to patients and families in a medical setting. Spiritual care-based training will be provided, as well as ongoing supervision and training. Call Renee Crotty at 360-956-1299.

Thurston County Search and Rescue Teams needs volunteers for ground search, mounted patrol (horse teams), dog teams, mobile units (4x4, SUV, pickup), mountain bike, quads, radio operators, logistic report and medical support specialists. Call 360-455-8002.

Rosie’s Place, a drop-in center for high-risk youths ages 12-21, needs to fill various volunteer positions. Call Carli at 360-943-0780, ext. 129.

The Hampton Alzheimer’s Special Care Center needs volunteers to play instruments or assist in craft-related activities such as painting. Contact LaRay at 360-786-6062.

Kokua needs volunteers to be buddies to its clients and take them to community activities, the library, or church or help them achieve a lifetime goal. For more information, call Cary Richardson at 360-705-4665, ext. 108, or go to www.kokuaservices.com.

Mason County Literacy has many volunteer jobs available, including tutoring positions in math, reading, GED preparation and English as a second language. Volunteers also are needed to do office work, child care and database management. Call 360-426-9733.

Dispute Resolution Center needs volunteers to help people resolve their conflicts with friends, neighbors, families, co-workers, landlords or businesses. Learn how to be a neutral listener for four hours per week. Call 360-956-1155.

SafePlace needs volunteers and interns to provide support to those affected by domestic and sexual abuse. Call 360-754-6389, ext. 103.

Alterra ClareBridge needs volunteers in its local memory care assisted-living facility. Contact the activity director at 360-236-1400.

The Hugs Project needs volunteers who sew, knit or crochet to create items for the care packages it sends to all branches of the military. Call 360-493-6090.

Thurston County Sheriff’s Jeep Patrol needs volunteers to assist emergency services during natural disasters. Requirements: minimum age of 21, running 4x4, valid driver’s license and proof of insurance. A background check will be performed on all applicants. Call 360-280-2866.

City of Olympia Safe & Sober Driving seeks volunteers who have been injured or have had a loved one injured or killed by a drunken driver to share their stories with the DUI Victim Impact Panel. Call Patty or Cheryl at 360-753-8284.

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