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on May 14, 2014 10:49 AM

Teens, did you know volunteer service can transfer to work experience and looks great on your college application? Volunteering is fun because you get to decide to work in a field that interests you.

Interested in environmental work?

• Evergreen Conservancy can use your help with water monitoring and other environmental projects.

Minimum age: 16.

Contact (724) 471-6020 or (724) 463-8138.

Thinking about becoming a veterinarian?

• Indiana County Humane Society could use your assistance. Volunteers are needed to clean kennels, walk dogs and raise funds.

Minimum age: 18.

Contact Lisa Wier at (724) 465-7387.

• Four Footed Friends is looking for general office workers, animal care volunteers and dog walkers.

Minimum age: 18, younger with parental supervision. Call (724) 349-1144.

Do museums interest you?

• Historical and Genealogical Society of Indiana County has positions available for museum exhibit assistants, library volunteers and tech support.

Minimum age: 12. Call (724) 463-9600.

Is the education field your passion? There are several places to get experience.

• Aging Services Inc. is looking for volunteers to help seniors with crafts, trips, computer training and special events.

Minimum age: 18.

Contact Jim McQuown at (724) 349-4500.

• Torrance State Hospital is asking volunteers to help their residents with tutoring, the library and special events.

Minimum age: 16.

Contact Donnalee Fleming at (724) 459-4464.

• Indiana Free Library is looking for teens to shelve books from 3-5 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

Minimum age: 16.

Contact John Swanson at (724) 465-8841.

Thinking your field is medical or social work?

• Communities at Indian Haven has openings for teens to assist residents with activities, bring appropriate pets to visit, share craft ideas/skills, and join its adopt-a-grandparent program.

Minimum age: 13. Call (724) 465-3900.

• American Red Cross is looking for volunteers to help with blood drives and CPR/FA instruction.

Minimum age: 16, younger with parental supervision. (18 for instructors).

Contact (724) 465-5678.

• VNA Family Hospice can use help in providing respite care for patients and families, doing errands for families, reading and other activities for patients.

Minimum age: 16

Contact Mary Edith Cicola at (724) 463-8711.

Busy with school and extra-curricular activities? You can still volunteer.

Special event volunteers are needed for:

• Indiana County Community Action Program Inc. (Care and Share Day, food collection days.) Call (724) 465-2657.

• Indiana County Humane Society (fundraising). Contact Lisa Wier at (724) 465-7387.

• Four Footed Friends. Call (724) 349-1144.

• Torrance State Hospital (Run for Mental Health, patient/family picnic, auction in October). Contact Donnalee Fleming at (724) 459-4464.

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