December 13, 2006 – Volunteer Job of the Week

December 13, 2006
Volunteer Job of the Week
“Three things in human life are important: The first is to be kind. The second is to be kind. And the third is to be kind.”
–Henry James
Welcome to another week of VJOTW!
Did you know that in 2001, there were more than 850,000 registered
501(c)3 nonprofit organizations in the U.S.? That number shot up to over one million in 2005. Now that is A LOT of nonprofits. Nonprofits that could use your help, that is!
In this week's newsletter, we are including communications-related opportunities and the special “Holiday Helping Hands” section, which includes special ways you can help this time of year. And, of course, no edition would be complete without a fun opportunity, so we've included one to close the newsletter.
Happy Volunteering!
Heather and Rachel
In this issue:
*** One Paragraph Pitch
1.) Various Positions, The Glass Slipper Project (Chicago)
2.) Event Volunteers, 2007 Florida Film Festival (Maitland, Fla.)
3.) Business Analyst for Arts Program, Centro Nueva Creación
4.) Various PR, Event and Other Opportunities, Make a Wish Iowa (Various Locations in Iowa)
5.) Event, Marketing and Various, Wildlife Associates (Half Moon Bay,
6.) Marketing, PR, Web and Other Opportunities, Under One Roof (San
7.) Marketing Intern, American Red Cross of Central Fla. (Orlando)
8.) Marketing Support, Prison Fellowship Ministries National Office (Lansdowne, Va.)
9.) Marketing Experts, Medical Awareness Institute (Virtual Opportunity based in San Diego)
10.) PR and Marketing Volunteers, Friends of the Shelter (Hilliard,
11.) Marketing and PR Support, Lidrosh Torah Audio (Virtual Opportunity based in Southfield, Mich.)
12.) Communications and Marketing Specialist, NAVASA (Silver Spring,
13.) Marketing and Development Specialists, The Disability Foundation (Virtual Opportunity based in Dayton, Ore.)
14.) Communications & Marketing Coordinator, Red Cross (Murray, Ken.)
15.) Marketing Specialist, Illinois Capital Area Chapter American Red Cross (Springfield, Ill.) 16). Marketing/Fund Raising Campaign Volunteer, Kentucky Pediatric Society (Frankfort, Ken.)
*** Special Holiday Helping Hands Section
1.) Helpers, (Fairfax, Va.)
2.) Gift Wrappers, Fairygodmother Foundation (Chicago)
3.) Helpers, Madison County Humane Society (Madison, Va.)
4.) Volunteers, Eagleville Hospital (Eagleville, Penn.)
5.) Holiday Help, Decatur Cooperative Ministry (Decatur, Ga.)
6.) Resolution Run 5k Run and Walk (Baltimore)
7.) Volunteers, Meals on Wheels of Lehigh County (Penn.)
*** Weekly Fun Report
Now, on with opportunities…
*** One Paragraph Pitch:
Volunteer! Baton Rouge seeks individual with experience in nonprofit, private sector or public agency management, including supervising paid staff and volunteers. Experience working with a board of directors is desirable. Bachelors or masters degree required.
Working knowledge of nonprofit fiscal management, including fund accounting and budgeting. Working knowledge of computer software applications including Microsoft Office, website support and databases.
Demonstrated ability in grant writing, public speaking, clear and effective written and oral communications, and effective group skills.
Marketing background is desirable. Resume and cover letter must be received by Friday, Dec. 15.
Send your information to Personnel, Volunteer! Baton Rouge, 460 North 11th Street, BR, 70802-4607. EOE.
*** And here we go…
1. Various Positions, The Glass Slipper Project (Chicago)
The Glass Slipper Project is
starting to plan for Prom 2007, our 10 year anniversary! With all the
growth we have had since our first year, we are well overdue for a
website overhaul. Since we are a non-profit organization, we are seeking
an individual or company who would be willing to donate design and
development services for our new website and volunteer registration.
If you are interested in speaking to us about donating your services or
know of a company who creates websites for non-profit organizations,
please contact Jeanie Pluta at
2.) Event Volunteers, 2007 Florida Film Festival (Maitland, Fla.)
Each year the Florida Film Festival relies on the help from close to 200
volunteers, in every department. Whether you have years of experience or
are just joining us for the first time, we welcome your help and
support. Volunteers are needed before and during the 10-day Festival for
a variety of positions, weekdays and weekends, so you're sure to find a
slot that fits your schedule and interests.
Supporting a unique non-profit organization, gaining valuable experience
and meeting others who share an enthusiasm for film is what makes
volunteering at the Florida Film Festival all worthwhile. Being able to
participate in this event has proven to be a prized opportunity year
after year.
Volunteers must be at least 16 years old to participate. All volunteers
(and staff) are required to attend the Mandatory
Orientation/Sign-Up/Training. This is your only opportunity to sign up
for shifts and learn exactly what is expected in each position. All
staff will be in attendance.
For returning volunteers this occurs: Saturday February 17, 2007
For new volunteers this occurs: Saturday February 24, 2007
Volunteers must choose shifts within particular TEAMS at a certain
Please read below to familiarize yourself with the options available.
-Team Marketing (Venues: HQ, Enzian Theater)
Assist with the final details of preparing and promoting the Festival.
Duties may include assembling packets, gift bags and other collateral;
clerical work, such as making copies and numbering vouchers;
distributing posters and flyers to various venues/neighborhoods;
monitoring press screenings; and surveying guests.
-Team Info (Venues: HQ, Enzian Theater, Regal Cinemas, Enzian satellite
office “Clay Street”)
Team Info volunteers must be able to complete shifts BOTH before and
during the Festival. Excellent phone skills are required as well as
great patience and a love for interacting with people. You ll need to
have a flexible schedule in order to attend pre-festival screenings:
Final film transfers are screened by volunteers and staff to ensure
there are no technical glitches. This also serves to educate you about
many of the films, should guests ask. Members of Team Info are the first
impressions of the Festival at most times and should have an outgoing
personality and willingness to help guests.
-Team Filmmaker (Venue: HQ)
Shifts run before and during the Festival. Must be courteous, cheerful
and make filmmaker guests feel welcome. Checking filmmaker in: handing
out necessary credentials, walking them through their filmmaker packet
and verifying all their information. Also responsible for familiarizing
them with special events and the surrounding area. Help out with other
tasks/department as needed.
-Team Box (Venues: Regal Cinemas)
Preparing and numbering off-site tickets for daily show and guiding
guests towards the appropriate theater. Team box may also help sell
merchandise as needed.
-Team Theater (Venue: Enzian Theater, Regal Cinemas)
Responsible for taking tickets, counting the number of guests as they
enter the theater, checking badges for admission. Volunteer also helps
find seats for guests, directs them to the appropriate theater and
counts ballots after films. Important: At Enzian Theater, Team Theater
is also responsible for cleaning up the theater to turn it over for the
next show. This involves clearing/wiping tables and distributing menus
(gloves are always provided.)
-Team Event (Venue: Enzian Theater, special event locations)
Main duties are the SET-UP and BREAKDOWN of special events/parties.
Requires the ability to work well in large crowds, assertiveness as
necessary while being calm and friendly. You must be able/willing to
offer heavy lifting assistance as these duties involve such tasks as
moving tables, carrying cases of wine, setting up tents, etc. While this
isn t the most glamorous of the volunteer shifts- it is no less
important as help with events is extremely valuable to us. J If you are
able, please consider helping in this capacity.
Call: 407-644-6579, or go to:
3.) Business Analyst for Arts Program, Centro Nueva Creación
Centro Nueva Creación's mission is to build hope in Fairhill and
surrounding neighborhoods by providing opportunities for youth and
families to transform their community. We fulfill this mission through
integrated programs in education, technology, and the arts.
The center operates an After-School Program, summer camp, and a
community photo arts program known as The Goodlands(r). This program
seeks to address the negative stereotype of North Philadelphia as “The
Badlands” and trains students to use a camera to convey their
neighborhood as they see it. Our goal is to harness the creative assets
of our youth and produce confident individuals with the ability to
succeed. We serve primarily Latino youth ages 6-13.
This position is ideal for an individual who wants to learn about
non-profit management. We hope to open a storefront in the near future
but much needs to be done to develop the potential of this program to
generate resources for the organization to be more self-sustaining. The
responsibilities of the Business Analyst include developing the
financial infrastructure to execute the business plan for
commercializing the Goodlands(r) program. This includes setting up the
computerized systems and the processes to track the program aspects.
Much of the work required revolves around creative thinking and process
If interested, please call Christine at 215-426-3459 or email
4.) Various PR, Event and Other Opportunities, Make a Wish Iowa (Various
Locations in Iowa)
The Make-A-Wish Foundation granted its first wish in Iowa in late 1985.
Our area committees are always accepting new volunteers and have a wide
variety of opportunities including wish granting (training required),
special event/fundraising, outreach, publicity/public relations,
volunteer recruitment, and much more. Our twelve area committees meet
monthly and are located in the following cities:
-Cedar Falls is a committee that is actively seeking new volunteers to
do wish granting, help with fundraisers and promote the Make-A-Wish
Foundation in the Cedar Valley area. If you would like to help in this
area, please contact the Chapter Office at (800) 797-9474 or
-The Mason City area committee participates in many activities. These
activities include granting wishes, holding their annual Wish Ride
fundraiser, golf outing and coordinating many external events. The Mason
City area committee is actively seeking new volunteers to do wish
granting, help with fundraisers and to promote Make-A-Wish in the Mason
City area. If you would like to help in this area, please contact the
Chapter Office or call Matt Dodge at 641-421-1192 or 641-422-9264.
-The Riverbend Committee welcomes volunteers from its coverage area: the
Iowa Quad Cities, north to LeClaire, and down the river to Muscatine.
The committee grants wishes, hosts special events, assists with
community and company fundraisers, speaks to groups and businesses,
among other activities. The Riverbend Committee meets on the third
Tuesday of each month at 5:15 p.m. Contact: Darrell Iossi, Area Chair,
Web Site:
5.) Event, Marketing and Various, Wildlife Associates (Half Moon Bay,
Do you…Have a sincere interest in animals and conservation? Enjoy
making a difference by using your skills and talents? Feel you can make
a dedicated time commitment to your volunteer role?
If so, then volunteering with Wildlife Associates may be a great
opportunity for you!
Volunteers provide significant support for Wildlife Associates. From
preparing meals for the animals to providing computer assistance, the
time you spend volunteering can make a big difference in helping us
achieve our goals.
Volunteer Opportunities: The following is an overview of the volunteer
opportunities available at Wildlife Associates. Please contact us at
(650) 712-0800 for full details about these opportunities and for a
volunteer packet.
0Help Out at the Wildlife Sanctuary: Do you enjoy working outdoors and
being around animals? Would you like some added physical activity in
your life? Then, volunteering at our wildlife sanctuary would be a great
match for you. The following opportunities are available:
Wildlife Nutrition (making meals for the animals)
Wildlife Sanctuary Cleaning and Maintenance
Electrical and Plumbing
Landscaping and Gardening
Van Repair/Maintenance
General Operations
Many other opportunities
-Help Out with the Education Programs and Special Events
Do you enjoy working with people, especially children? Do you enjoy
talking in front of small groups? Do you have skills in coordinating
special events or facilitating groups? Do you have a background in
research or evaluation? Then, volunteering directly for our educational
programs or special events would be a great match for you. The following
opportunities are available:
Special Events
Group Facilitation
Educational Material Support (writing, editing, consulting)
-Help Out with the Business of Wildlife Associates
Do you prefer to volunteer primarily from your home or office? Do you
have experience managing business operations? Do you have business
and/or personal connections that might be interested in learning about
our agency? Do you have computer skills? Do you enjoy writing or
supporting marketing and development projects? Do you have skills in
office and administration support? If so, then volunteering to support
the business of Wildlife Associates would be a great match for you. The
following opportunities are available:
Business Advisory Support
Business Networking Support
Computer Consultation
Graphic Design
Database Management
Marketing and Development
Product Development
Technical Writing
Office Assistance
-Custom Projects
We are always open to learning about new ideas and projects. Do you have
specialized skills that could creatively support our programs? Are you a
university student linked with a research project?
Would you like to brainstorm with us about other ways that you can “make
a difference”? If so, then please contact us at (650)-712-0800. Website;
6.) Marketing, PR and Various Opportunities, Under One Roof (San
Volunteer opportunities abound at Under One Roof, located in the heart
of the Castro neighborhood in San Francisco! We have numerous
opportunities for people with all sorts of skills to contribute to the
fight against HIV/AIDS. You do not need prior experience in these areas
to volunteer and we give you a complete orientation prior to your first
day “on the job”.
Since Under One Roof is a retail gift store, volunteer opportunities are
a great way for you to learn the retail business first hand while also
giving back and supporting those in need. Volunteering at Under One Roof
is also a great way to meet others who share your enthusiasm for the
cause and who like actively participating in their community.
-Webmaster: Help us take our website to the next level by building
traffic, improving our links with other HIV/AIDS sites, optimizing
search engine rankings, and improving usability, graphics, and overall
-Marketing/PR: Help promote our store by pitching story ideas; writing
press releases; developing relationships with local writers, reporters,
and editors; and improving communication with magazines, tourist
associations, and retail trade associations.
-Corporate Business Development: We're looking for an experienced
business development volunteer who would like to strategically build
relationships for comarketing of our promotions, sell sponsorships of
our store's front window, and come up with creative new ideas for
increasing the visibility of our brand.
-Finance: Members will assist with the analysis of business performance
and with financial forecasting for new business initiatives.
-Marketing, Public Relations and Advertising
Members will assist with marketing plan development, branding, sales
promotions, advertising, publicity, in-store collateral, email
marketing, celebrity affiliations, tie-in and sponsored promotions,
publicity and events marketing. The Marketing Committee has an urgent
need for a Web Master, a Public Relations Expert, and a Corporate
Business and Sponsorship Development Expert.
-Fundraising & Planned Giving: Members will help with donor cultivation,
planning events, organizing merchandise donation drives, soliciting
corporate sponsorship, grantwriting, and organizing our annual events.
-Volunteer Recruitment, Retention and Development: Members will help
with volunteer recruitment, orientation, and training for opportunities
that include in-store operations, in-store and off-site events,
merchandising, and inventory management/logistics.
If you have questions about any of the opportunities below, or if you're
ready to offer your time and expertise: Contact our volunteer
coordinator at 415-503-2300
7.) Marketing Intern, American Red Cross of Central Fla. (Orlando)
Description: Health and Safety Services is looking for a volunteer to
help support its marketing area. Responsibilities of the job are data
entry, phone calling, and assisting with direct-mail preparation for
ongoing projects. Good computer skills are a must (Excel & Word).
Knowledge of ACT 2000 is would be helpful. The time commitment is two 4
hour days per week, but can be flexible.
Requirements: The responsibilities of this position include assisting
with various marketing projects and promotional activities throughout
the community.
Est. Time/Duration: Ongoing/20 hours per Week
Contact: Jeanelle Duncan (Volunteer Coordinator), (407) 894-4141.
8.) Marketing Support, Prison Fellowship Ministries National Office
(Lansdowne, Va.)
Prison Fellowship ( is a non-profit,
volunteer-reliant organization founded in 1976 by Chuck Colson. It is
focused on one overriding vision: that all those involved in and
directly impacted by crime will experience the grace and peace of Jesus
Christ. Prison Fellowship recruits, trains, and mobilizes volunteers
from a variety of denominations and backgrounds to participate in a wide
range of in-prison and community programs.
Opportunity: Work with Prison Fellowship Ministries' Marketing team to
coordinate the intake systems for the ministry's marketing projects.
This process helps staff know where their projects are in the
development process and keeps track of the details that so often slip
through the cracks! If you have great administrative skills and an
interest in learning about marketing, this is a great opportunity for
Skills: Some college preferred, advanced computer skills, attention to
detail and dependability. Contat: Volunteer Services Manager: (703)
9.) Marketing Experts, Medical Awareness Institute (Virtual Opportunity
based in San Diego)
The Medical Awareness Institute ( ) investigates
established practices and seeks new ways for limiting their detrimental
effect upon our citizens.
The Medical Awareness Institute is looking for volunteers who can help
develop an image attractive to government agencies and pharmasutical
Patrick Lawler (Founder): (619) 280-2100
10). PR and Marketing Volunteers, Friends of the Shelter (Hilliard,
Friends of the Shelter ( is a nonprofit
group created exclusively to provide financial support for the medical,
educational and adoption programs of the Franklin County Dog Shelter,
which addresses the pet overpopulation problem and promotes responsible
pet ownership in our community.
Money raised by Friends of the Shelter is allocated to fund diagnostic,
medical/surgical, dental, grooming, and enrichment activities that
directly benefit the dogs of the Franklin County Dog Shelter. In
addition, Friends of the Shelter funds an innovative low cost spay and
neuter program, called The Fix.
Friends of the Shelter seeks volunteers with public relations and
marketing experience to support our mission through the development of
our quarterly newsletter, consistent email communications, scheduled
media advisories and other similar activities throughout the year. FOTS
meets monthly to discuss current and upcoming activities.
Skills: Public relations or marketing degree preferred, Ability to speak
comfortably with the media when needed, and experience with graphic
design applications.
Ellen Mrochek, 614-850-0512.
11.) Marketing and PR Support, Lidrosh Institute of Jewish Education
(Virtual Opportunity based in Southfield, Mich.)
Lidrosh Institute of Jewish Education was created in 1999 with a goal of
offering free Jewish education to all Jews regardless of age, gender,
race, or affiliation. This is accomplished through personal lessons,
public classes, and via the internet using a comprehensive multimedia
website that offers free classes to any and all.
Lidrosh Torah Audio, the premier free Jewish Educational Audio online
resource seeks a volunteer with experience in the field of marketing and
publicity to assist in promoting our website. The website is a
beautifully designed collection of more than 500 classes and lectures in
mp3 format available for free listening to anyone interested in learning
more about traditional Judaism. Specifically, we're interested in help
arranging interviews and exposure with all forms of media and marketing
our site to a variety of forums.
The ideal volunteer will have experience in the area of generating
publicity and marketing. Contact: Elazar Meisels: 248-890-4426
12.) Communications and Marketing Specialist, NAVASA (Silver Spring,
Founded in 1995, NAVASA ( is a national membership
agency currently comprised of 37 Mutual Assistance Associations and
community organizations. NAVASA'€™s mission is to improve social
and economic justice in Vietnamese communities nationwide.
To achieve this mission, NAVASA focuses on three key strategies: (1)
Providing culturally tailored technical assistance and training; (2)
Preparing a new generation of non-profit leaders; and (3) Increasing
financial resources for its member organizations.
NAVASA is currently running 3 main projects:
1) Dan Than Corps: The Corps engages emerging leaders from Vietnamese
American communities across the U.S. who are passionate about economic
justice and social change, and want to make a difference in individual
lives and build strong communities.
2) Operation Community Building: The Operation assists the Vietnamese
hurricane victims successfully achieve economic self-sufficiency,
empower the Vietnamese communities in the impacted areas to rebuild
their communities, and build community capacity to protect and advance
the rights and interest of the Vietnamese community nationwide.
3) Compassion Capital Fund: The program provides technical assistance
and consultation to developing and emerging nonprofits. Contact: Linda
Hoang, 301-587-2781
13.) Marketing and Development Specialists, The Disability Foundation
(Virtual Opportunity based in Dayton, Ore.)
The Disability Foundation ( is
dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for persons with disabilities
by complementing public benefits through the prudent management of
financial resources.
The Disability Foundation is organized as a supporting organization of
The Dayton Foundation. Its mission is to enhance the quality of life for
persons with disabilities by complementing public benefits through the
prudent management of financial resources. To do this, the Foundation
acts as Distribution Trustee over two supplemental needs, pooled trusts:
The Ohio Community Pooled Annuity Trust (OCPAT) and The Ohio Pooled
Flexible-Spending Trust, both authorized by federal and Ohio laws.
Contact: Kevin Hayde, 937-225-9939
14.) Communications & Marketing Coordinator, Red Cross (Murray, Ken.)
The Communications & Marketing Coordinator is responsible for planning
and conducting public relations and goodwill programs to improve Red
Cross Chapter Services relations with the public, industry, stakeholders
and employees. May participate in advertising campaigns, edit material
for organization publications. May supervise work of outside consultants
on occasion. Serves as a member on the Financial Development and Public
Support team conducting outreach, promoting client activities, issues
and strategies to key stakeholder audiences.
Develops and formulates internal and external communications and events
to ensure maximum exposure of chapter services programs, policies and
areas of public concern. Serves as the communication and marketing lead
and provides ongoing support to assigned client groups. Develops and
monitors contacts with national media representatives such as reporters,
correspondents, editors, producers to promote interest regarding
organization programs, events and news items. Prepares and drafts press
releases, talking points, FAQs, letters, articles, background materials,
public position statements, press kits and other materials related to
media activities. Reviews and responds to media requests for
information. Prepares staff and volunteers for interviews by identifying
issues and suggesting appropriate responses. Fundraising knowledge would
be a big plus.
Knowledge of print & electronic media along with information, technical
& creative requirements. MS Suites experience. Portfolio sample writing
Tory Daughrity, 270-753-1421
15.) Marketing Specialist, Illinois Capital Area Chapter American Red
Cross (Springfield, Ill.)
We are a non-profit organization that helps people prevent, prepare for,
and respond to life's emergencies through servcies such as disaster
relief, Meals on Wheels, Respite Services, Armed Forces Emergency
Services, International Social Services, Holocaust Tracing, Community
Disaster Education and Health & Safety Services.
Duties: Assist Red Cross Health and Safety Services in ongoing marketing
efforts to promote awareness of Red Cross CPR and First Aid trainings,
Business Continuity Programs, Red Cross special event and services.
Public Speaking (at least an interest in it)
Attention to detail
Customer service skills
Contact: Kyle Belz
Phone: 217-522-3357
16.) Marketing/Fund Raising Campaign Volunteer (Kentucky Pediatric
Society (Frankfort, Ken.)
This volunteer opportunity is hosted by the Kentucky Pediatric Society
(KY Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics). The Chapter has
created newly established Foundation arm (501 c3) and is preparing to
raise funds for child heatlh programs in the state. A volunteer is
needed to work on marketing and/or fund raising projects (via mail
Skills: Experience with developing mailing lists regarding fundraising
activities. Marketing/PR skills such as media coverage, awareness
raising also helpful.
Contact: Mary York, 502.875-2205
*** Special Holiday Helping Hands Section
1.)Helpers, (Fairfax, Va.) is looking for volunteers to
help us with their annual Santa Paws event. This is a 4 hour event on
December 16 where people bring there dogs to take pictures with Santa.
We volunteers to help take organize attendees, collect money and aid in
printing pictures. This is a fun event and the only skills needed are
the love of animals and the willingness to help us in our fundraiser. We
are working to raise money to fund 2007 adoption events for our local
rescue groups. Danielle Brogan: (703)980-6017.
2.)Gift Wrappers, Fairygodmother Foundation (Chicago) Tap into the magic
of the holiday season by wrapping gifts on behalf of Fairygodmother
Foundation. Organize your family, friends, and co-workers and volunteer
to staff gift wrapping tables at downtown Chicago Borders, Barnes and
Nobles, Intercontinental Hotel Chicago, and Gurnee Mills Mall. Shifts
are 3-5 hours long and will need up to 5 volunteers depending on the
site. If volunteers are under 18, an adult must be present. This is a
perfect opportunity to spread a little holiday cheer, have tons of fun,
all while raising funds and awareness for Fairygodmother Foundation and
its work with adults facing terminal illness. Contact Natalie Meinert,
Development and Marketing Associate, at 773-388-1160 x15 or at
3.)Helpers, Madison County Humane Society (Madison, Va.). Volunteers
needed to help take pet photos on weekends during the month of December.
Help needed starting Dec. 9th at 3351 Jefferson Davis Highway,
Alexandria, VA AmeriCorps volunteers had a great time doing this for us
last year–we would like to challenge them to contact us immediately and
repeat their success of last year. Contact: Eloise Price: (540)
4.)Volunteers, Eagleville Hospital (Eagleville, Penn.) – Volunteers are
needed to help prepare and serve meals on New Year's Day to patients in
substance abuse treatment facility. Volunteers will help with light food
preparation and cafeteria style line service. Shifts available are:
Breakfast: 6:30am – 9:00am, Lunch: 11:00am – 1:00pm, Dinner: 4:00pm –
6:00pm. Web Site:
5.)Holiday Help, Decatur Cooperative Ministry (Decatur, Ga.) – Decatur
Cooperative Ministry is a faith-based cooperative providing a continuum
of services for homeless and at-rsk families. Hagar's House is an
emergency night shelter for homeless women with children. We provide
private rooms for five families, two meals per day, homework help,
computer lab assistance, and case management.Every year around the
Holidays we need extra volunteers to do a variety of tasks around our
shelter! This year, you can have the opportunity to spend time at
Hagar's House on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day. We
need volunteers who would be willing to take a shift on one of those
days and spend time with the families in our shelter. We will have a
training in the middle of December to inform volunteers or their role
while they are in the shelter over the Holidays. Contact: Ashlee Starr,
Manager of Volunteers and Donations, (404) 377-5365.
6.)Resolution Run 5k Run and Walk (Baltimore) – United Ministries is
holding a 5K run and walk, The Resolution Run, on New Year's Day in
Patterson Park to benefit Earl's Place transitional housing program.
Volunteers are needed for a variety of duties including registration,
course marshalls and split timers to guide the runners, assist at the
finish line, serve refreshments. A brief training will be provided
before the event. Web Site:

7.)Volunteers, Meals on Wheels of Lehigh County (Penn.) seeks volunteers

to pick up decorated table-top Christmas trees at LV Hospital and

deliver them to clients Dec 8. Volunteers are also needed to pick up

gifts at Trinity Baptist Church and deliver to clients in early Dec.

Dorothy Bloom: 610-398-2563.


*** Weekly Fun Report:

Airplane Restoration Associate, Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, (NYC)

We are in need of qualified airplane mechanics, spray painters and those

just interested in aviation and the preservation of our important

collection of airplanes and helicopters. Your help will assist in

creating one of the best collections of museum airplanes. Mechanical

aptitude very helpful and interest in working on historic aircraft. You

will be working with plexi-glass replacement, preparing planes for

painting, repairing and riveting metal, cleaning and restoring cockpits

and instruments for helicopters, propeller and jet powered planes.
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