Call the Volunteer Center of United Way at (209) 524-1307 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit their site at http://getconnected.uwaystan.org/
ONGOING VOLUNTEER POSITIONS
• BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF STANISLAUS COUNTY
Volunteers 18 and older are needed to help in our after-school programs located at two local elementary schools. Tasks may include homework assistance and helping during activities or sports. Volunteer hours are 1:30 to 6:30 p.m. weekdays, as needed. Applicants must fill out a volunteer application and attend an orientation. Qualified applicants will be interviewed. A background check, fingerprint clearance and a TB test are also required.
Marlene Settle at (209) 222-5826, or email msettle@bgcStan.org
COURT APPOINTED SPECIAL ADVOCATES OF STANISLAUS COUNTY (CASA)
Volunteers 21 and older are needed to become an advocate for a child. Advocates will be the voice of a dependent child during court proceedings, conduct case fact-finding, and produce a court report for all court hearings based on what is in the best interest of the child. Interested individuals must attend an orientation on at 6 p.m. on Feb. 3. The next training will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays beginning Feb. 24 through April 2. Volunteers must complete initial and ongoing training and supervision meetings, attend daytime court hearings, maintain strict confidentiality, be computer literate with access to email, pass a fingerprint background check, possess a valid California driver’s license and a vehicle, show proof of insurance, and commit to volunteering a minimum of one year. Bilingual individuals are especially encouraged to volunteer. CASA of Stanislaus County’s mission is to provide quality advocacy services for all abused and neglected children in the dependency system through the use of trained volunteers.
CONTACT: Cindy Julsgard, email@example.com, (209) 548-6320
CENTER FOR HUMAN SERVICES
Volunteers 12 and older to help reduce the amount of wasted fruit and help increase access to fresh produce by low-income families in our area. Individuals or groups are needed to form volunteer teams – young people, supervised by an adult – for Harvest Events. Days and times are usually Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to help glean fruit from backyard tree donors. Adult volunteers are also needed to help pick up empty boxes and distribute harvested fruit to local food banks during the week.
Rhonda Dahlgren, firstname.lastname@example.org, (209) 526-1476
Volunteers 13 and older are needed for a new FRIENDS program funded by the Stanislaus Community Foundation. Volunteers will become a visitor to senior in a skilled nursing facility or nursing home at one of the many locations throughout Stanislaus County. Tasks may include watching television, reading books, talking and many other fun activities. All volunteers must pass a background check, fill out an application and attend a short orientation. The times and days depend on the schedule of the volunteer who will be matched with a senior with similar availability.
Roselynn Tennett, (209) 396-6924, email@example.com
SOCIETY FOR THE PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO ANIMALS
NEEDED:Volunteers 18 and older and their friendly pets are needed to visit seniors in convalescent hospitals and care facilities through the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) Pet Outreach Program. Children are welcome if supervised by parent.
Volunteers accompany their pets as they socialize with residents in facilities throughout the community. During these visits, animals are often successful in increasing communication, decreasing anxiety and in cutting through the barriers that isolate people. Pets need to be friendly and like to be handled. Visits are made the first and second Saturday mornings and the third Wednesday mornings of each month.
CONTACT: Mary David, firstname.lastname@example.org
MCHENRY MANSION FOUNDATION GUILD
NEEDED: Volunteers 18 and older are needed to help in the plans to re-establish the McHenry Mansion Guild as a fundraising arm of the foundation. The primary purpose of the guild is to raise funds for special projects to enhance the mansion and the visitors center. We encourage those who love history and wish to preserve the mansion to call regarding the guild. Interested volunteers should attend the first meeting, scheduled for Feb. 24 at 1 p.m. in the mansion’s basement.
CONTACT: Sandra Nerland, (209) 869-1900
STANISLAUS ANIMAL SERVICES AGENCY
NEEDED: Volunteers 16 and older are needed to socialize, exercise and care for adoptable animals and assist the public with adoptions at the shelter. Flexible shifts are available between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. Foster care volunteers provide a nurturing home for kittens and/or puppies until they are ready for adoption. The Foster care opportunity is available for volunteers of all ages (under 18 years with a parent). All volunteers must have a basic knowledge of animal care and animal handling experience, complete the application process, and attend an orientation scheduled from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month. Please bring completed application with you to the orientation.
CONTACT: Dorothy Nunes, (209) 342-1746, email@example.com