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Call the Volunteer Center of United Way, 209-524-1307, or email volunteer@uwaystan.org.


Volunteers needed for special events:

AMERICAN CANCER

SOCIETY RELAY FOR LIFE

NEEDED: Volunteers ages 16 and older on the first day of each relay to register walkers and teams, assist with sales, help with other activities and assist with cleanup at all sites. Event dates run through September in Stanislaus, San Joaquin and Merced counties. Visit relay.acsevents.org.

CONTACT: Jasmyne Landry, 209-524-7241, jasmyne.landry@cancer.org

BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF STANISLAUS COUNTY

NEEDED: Volunteers 18 and older to help in the summer camp program at one elementary school and one club site through Aug. 5. Tasks include helping during activities, sports and field trips. Must commit to a minimum of one hour a week, 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday, as needed. Background check, fingerprint clearance and TB test required.

CONTACT: Carrie Bleau, 209-523-4568, cbleau@bgcstan.org

Ongoing positions:

INTER-FAITH MINISTRIES

NEEDED: Volunteers 18 and older to help provide food and clothing to needy individuals and families. Warehouse volunteers pick up, receive, sort and distribute food to clients; food pantry volunteers interview clients, offer support and referrals, bag grocery orders and stock shelves; and clothes closet volunteers sort clothing and assist in the community clothes closet. Volunteers needed Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., depending on the position. Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age or 16 to 17 years with an adult and be able to lift at least 25-40 pounds, depending upon the position.

CONTACT: Shawna Teague, 209-572-3117, steague@interfaithmodesto.org

MODESTO VETERANS FUNERAL DETAIL

NEEDED: Honorably discharged veterans who have the spirit to honor our fallen heroes. There is a growing number of requests for funerals in Modesto, Ceres, Escalon, Ripon, Turlock, Patterson and San Joaquin National Cemetery at Santa Nella. Also will perform numerous formal flag raisings, flag retirements, flag folding, parades, etc.

CONTACT: Frank Machado, 209-527-7020, machadofrank@att.net

OPERATION 9-2-99

NEEDED: Volunteers are needed to help with the Tuolumne River Clean-Up Project. Duties include hauling tires and shopping carts out of the river and removing trash along the riverbank. Cleanup days are Aug. 13, Sept. 10, Oct. 8, and Nov. 19. Individuals and groups are encouraged to volunteer and asked to bring gloves, water, hat and sunscreen. Visit http://tinyurl.com/operation9-2-99 for more details and to sign up.

CONTACT: Chris Guptill, guptill.c@monet.k12.ca.us

PARENT RESOURCE CENTER

NEEDED: Volunteer ages 14 years and older on an ongoing basis to assist with child care supervision while parents are attending class on site. Play games, sing songs and help children increase their developmental skills. Volunteers need to commit to two hours per week. Volunteers must have a current TB clearance and a background check for individuals 18 years and older.

CONTACT: Debbie Root, 209-549-8193, rootd@prcfamilies.org

STANISLAUS ANIMAL SERVICES AGENCY

NEEDED: Volunteers 16 and older to socialize, exercise and care for adoptable animals and assist the public with adoptions at the shelter. Flexible shifts are available Monday-Saturday between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Open to 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 the third Wednesday each month 5:30-6:30 p.m. Take completed application orientation.

CONTACT: Dorothy Nunes, 209-342-1746, nunesd@stancounty.com

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