Volunteer opportunities for May 12

OlympianMay 13, 2014 



RETIRED AND SENIOR VOLUNTEER PROGRAM needs volunteers. RSVP supports volunteerism nationwide for people 55 years of age and older with consultation, placement and supplemental insurance benefits. RSVP needs volunteers to be shelter hosts, board members, senior center drivers, reading buddies, event helpers, office assistants, home repair people, skilled trade workers, a Rochester story teller and Tenino Senior Center dining room volunteers. If you can give an hour or 10 a week, we can find a position for you. Email Jennifer Thompson, RSVP volunteer coordinator at jthompson@unitedway-thurston.org, or call 360-943-2773, ext. 21.

Sound Learning is looking for volunteers to help with daily operations of the adult learning agency. Tasks include filing, copying and answering phones. Help is also needed with tutoring and special events. Opportunities at Sound Learning also include office support, creative projects such as designing window displays, and a variety of tutoring opportunites ranging from reading and math to English for speakers of other languages. For more information, call Tracy Moore, at 360-426-9733, or email tmoore@soundlearning.co. In Shelton: Sound Learning provides alternative education opportunities for adults in basic skills (reading, writing, math and GED prep) and English for speakers of other languages. Opportunities include serving as an adult education tutor, a children’s program volunteer, or a general volunteer to help with special projects, office administration, or both. Call 360-426-9733, or go to soundlearning.co, for an application.

boots to shoes foundation is a nonprofit organization founded by two Washington businessmen to show their appreciation to military service members. Volunteer mentors attend a free mentoring workshop, then are paired with a veteran whoM they meet with twice a month. Mentors provide insight into the civilian workforce and discuss career goals and job search strategies. Go to bootstoshoes.org.

Sea Mar community health center Make a difference in the health of your community, and volunteer to serve vulnerable members of the population. Sea Mar Community Health Center’s Olympia Clinic is seeking volunteers to help with administrative duties, maintaining our community garden, making displays to help educate patients about their health and community outreach. Contact 3030 Limited Lane, Olympia, call 360-704-7574, seamarchc.org.

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