VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
April 23, 2013 10:49 AM

Did you know volunteer work is real work? Volunteer service can enhance a ré←sum←é.

Not looking for employment? Retired? Looking to change career fields? Want to give back to your community? Or just love volunteering?

Indiana County has numerous opportunities for adults to volunteer. Where does your interest lie?

ANIMALS

Four Footed Friends can use your help with animal care, walking dogs and even as a foster parent. (724) 349-1144

Indiana County Humane Society is looking for volunteers to bathe, groom and walk the animals. (724) 465-7387/3977

CLERICAL

American Red Cross needs help with front desk/clerical support. For more information call (724) 465-5678.

Community Guidance Center needs volunteers to file and do data entry. Contact Julie Ruzbacki at (724) 465-5576 ext. 128

Four Footed Friends is looking for a volunteer receptionist. (724) 349-1144

Indiana County Community Action Program (ICCAP) has a need for volunteers to answer the phones, type and do filing. (724) 465-2657 or (724) 248-9555

Indiana County Humane Society can use assistance with filing, mailing and answering the phone. (724) 465-7387/3977

Torrance State Hospital is in need of clerical support in the Volunteer Office and Employee Health. Contact Donnalee Fleming at (724) 459-4464.

DISASTER ASSISTANCE

The American Red Cross is looking for volunteers for the Disaster Action Team caseworkers, and Health and Safety instructors are also needed. (724) 465-5678

Indiana County Health & Human Services is looking for volunteers to assist in an emergency or disaster. Register at www.servpa.state.pa.us or call (724) 463-8200, ext.13.

EDUCATION

ARIN has a need for tutors to work with adults to improve basic math and reading skills, in preparation for the GED. Also tutors are needed for the English as a Second Language Program. (724) 463-5300, ext. 2319.

Indiana Free Library needs volunteers to reshelve books from 3-5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Contact John Swanson at (724) 465-8841.

Torrance State Hospital can use assistance as a library aide, or as a GED & literacy tutor. The hospital is also in need of tutors for basic computer skills. Contact Donnalee Fleming at (724) 459-4464.

The Salvation Army is in need of volunteers for tutoring students. Call (724) 465-2530.

Historical & Genealogical Society of Indiana County is looking for a library volunteer. Contact Coleen Chambers at (724) 463-9600.

MEDICAL/SOCIAL WORK/CHILD CARE

accessAbilities Inc. is looking for volunteers who can provide companionship supports for their consumers such as making crafts, playing cards or board games, reading or doing small home repairs. (724) 465-8380, ext. 1030.

Aging Services Inc. is looking for volunteers who can help with group activities, crafts, reading, music and card games. Also to provide friendly one-on-one visits. Contact Jim McQuown at (724) 349-4500.

Alice Paul House is looking for volunteers for their 80-hour training. Upon completion of training, volunteers will offer crisis intervention, support and information to victims of domestic and sexual assault violence, in and outside the shelter. Volunteers will also staff the 24-hour hotline. Contact Melodee Gett at (724) 349-5744.

CareNet, A service of the Visiting Nurse Association, is looking for volunteers who would like to make a difference in the lives of others. Volunteers provide friendly visits, transporation or shopping assistance to the elderly and disabled in the community. Those interested may contact Lisa Davis, volunteer coordinator, at (724) 463-6340.

Aging Services Inc. is looking for Ombudsman Volunteers. If you have 2 hours of free time a month to help ensure the quality of life and care of long-term care residents, they need you. Call (724) 349-4500 for more information.

Aging Services, Inc. is looking for APPRISE Volunteers to assist the older adult with services and information on health insurance benefits, Medicare and Medicaid eligibility, claims filing, benefits counseling, telephone assistance, consumer protection, referral to other resources, and advocacy. Call 724-349-4500.

Communities at Indian Haven is in need of volunteers to assist with wheelchair transportation and assisting residents with activities and religious service; assist with prep and pushing wheelchairs on outings; bring appropriate pets to visit, share craft ideas/skills; and the adopt-a-grandparent program. (724) 465-3900

Indiana County Community Action Program can use assistance in the shelter as a mentor or child care provider. (724) 465-2657 or (724) 248-9555

Moorehead House, is looking for volunteers who can help with group activities, bingo, crafts, games, exercise, etc. Contact Anna Bernard at (724) 465-9606.

VNA Family Hospice needs volunteers to assist with grief support and companionship for patients and their family, respite relief and errands for families, and other activities. Contact Mary Edith Cicola at (724) 463-8711.

OUTDOORS

Aging Services, Inc. could use volunteers to help with water monitoring efforts. The project calls for volunteers who are outdoor types who like being near a stream in the woods. They will go out 2 times per month for one to three hours each day and must be able to hike up to ᄐ mile from the road and occasionally step into a stream. Should also be willing to go out in various weather conditions. For more information, call (724) 349-4564

Historical & Genealogical Society of Indiana County is looking for lawn maintenance volunteers. Contact Coleen Chambers at (724) 463-9600.

WEB/TECH

Historical & Genealogical Society of Indiana County could use a Web assistant. For details contact Coleen Chambers at (724) 463-9600.

OTHER

ICCAP can use your assistance in the food warehouse. For details please call (724) 465-2657 or (724) 248-9555.

Indiana County Humane Society is looking for volunteers to assist with grant writing and publicity. (724) 465-7387/3977

SPECIAL EVENTS

accessAbilities is in need for volunteers to assist with projects and special events. Call (724) 465-8380 for details.

The American Red Cross needs help with blood drives as a walker, greeter or canteen worker. For more information call (724) 465-5678.

Communities at Indian Haven needs assistance with bingo (Wednesday/Saturday) and religious services (Sunday evening). Call (724) 465-3900 for more information.

Four Footed Friends needs special event volunteers. Call (724) 349-1144 for details.

ICCAP Food Bank Warehouse volunteers are needed anytime Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Call (724) 463-7440.

Indiana County Humane Society is looking for volunteers to assist with the county fair, school presentations, and fundraising. Call (724) 465-7387/3977 for details.

Historical & Genealogical Society is in the need for a collections assistant, volunteer coordinator and special events volunteer. Contact Coleen Chambers at (724) 463-9600.

The Salvation Army needs volunteers to help sort/bag/tag gifts for the Treasures for Children Program in December and Kettle volunteers in November and December. Call (724) 465-2530.

Torrance State Hospital needs assistance for special events (picnic, auction, holiday events) through the year.

Contact Donnalee Fleming at (724) 459-4464.

SENIOR CORPS is a national volunteer organization sponsored by CNS. Provides volunteers age 55 & over with volunteer opportunities in nonprofit agencies. Benefits include free accident, personal liability and access automobile insurance while volunteering.

Contact Janeen Love at (800) 648-3381 ext. 236 or jlove@jccap.org for more information.

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