Posted 11/11/08

Douglas County Libraries Program Host volunteers help implement, promote and assist with library programs, activities and events. Volunteer hours can …

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Douglas County Libraries Program Host volunteers help implement, promote and assist with library programs, activities and events. Volunteer hours can be used for high school graduation requirements. Contact Paula Standen at 303-688-7632 or pstanden@dclibraries.org or fill out a volunteer application at your Douglas County Library or online at DouglasCountyLibraries.org.

Denver Regional Council of Governments Aging Services ombudsman volunteers serve as advocates for residents in assisted living facilities and nursing homes. The program requires a commitment of one year. Extensive training provided. Volunteers are placed in facilities convenient to their home or work. Contact Nancy Ferrier at 303-480-5638.

The Douglas County Chapter of Spellbinders volunteers ages 55 and older tell stories to Douglas County school children in a classroom setting. Priscilla Queen, outreach coordinator for Douglas County Libraries and experienced storyteller and certified Spellbinder trainer, will lead training sessions. Volunteers can specify preferred grade levels and region. Call Debby Novotny at 303-387-0128. The Douglas County School District is online at dcsdk12.org. Douglas County Libraries is online at DouglasCountyLibraries.org.

Meals on Wheels volunteers help deliver meals to residents in need in the Englewood, southern Jefferson County and western Arapahoe County areas. Meals are prepared, boxed and labeled by 11 a.m. Drivers deliver on a prearranged route. Interested people who are able to dedicate an hour or two a week can call Phil or Mary at 303-798-7642 between 8 a.m. and noon Mondays through Fridays.

Angel Heart Project volunteer drivers deliver meals to men, women and children with life-threatening illnesses. The mission of Project Angel Heart is to promote health, dignity and self-sufficiency for people living with AIDS, cancer and other illnesses. Pick-up time is at 1 p.m. Saturdays. Call Emily at 303-830-0202 ext 24 or e-mail emily@projectangelheart.org.

Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office volunteeropenings include mail/delivery room personnel, internal mail delivery/pick-up personnel, creative people with publishing experience — or those who would like experience — and fingerprint technicians. Citizen Academy graduates will be given priority consideration. All other applicants must pass a background screening. Call Lt. Steve Curti at 720-874-3936.

The ARC of Arapahoe and Douglas counties volunteers provide friendship and community experiences to adults with developmental disabilities in its Friends and Connections program. People can share hobbies, activities and outings. Contact 303-220-9228.

ASSE International Student Exchange Program local host families provide homes for boys and girls from a variety of countries around the world. Students ages 15-18 are ready to enter high school. Local contact is Cathy Hintz, 406-488-8325 or 1-800-733-2773.

Colorado Humane Society volunteers provide temporary care for pregnant cats, dogs and their litters and homes for cats and dogs that require socializing or who are recovering from surgery or injuries. Call foster care coordinator Teresa Broaddus at 303-961-3925.

Court Appointed Special Advocatesget to know abused and neglected children in Arapahoe, Douglas, Elbert or Lincoln counties and speak up for them in court to help ensure their best interests are served. Call 303-695-1882 or visit www.adv4children.org.

The Crazy Merchant at 1700 W. Belleview Ave. in Littleton donates10 percent of purchases to any charity.

Gateway Battered Women’s Shelter volunteersassist Gateway staff members in such areas as crisis-line management, children’s services, legal advocacy, community education and other shelter services. Volunteers must attend a 26-hour training session that provides a comprehensive overview of battering dynamics and causal factors related to domestic violence. Gateway provides services to women and children who are victims of domestic violence and reside in Aurora and Arapahoe County. Bilingual skills welcome. Also accepted are used cell phones, younger than 4 years old, to give to victims so they can access emergency personnel. Excess inventory is sold to companies that refurbish them, and the money goes directly to fund Gateway’s programs. Donations are tax-deductible. Mail phones to Gateway at P.O. Box 914, Aurora, CO 80040, or drop them off at Neighborly Thrift Store, 3360 S. Broadway, Englewood. Call Jeneen Klippel-Worden at 303-343-1856 or e-mail jkworden@gbws.attbbs.net.

Hospice at Home volunteers help patients and their families with respite care, videotaping, massage and other tasks. Home study training is available. Call 303-698-6404.

Rainbow Bridge is seeking donated space for relocation of their offices. Five rooms and file cabinets are needed for all program materials and admin files. Respond to www.rainbowb.org or contact Linda Holloway at linda@lindaholloway.net.

Red Cross volunteers provide support to the elderly, international and social services including support for the U.S. Armed Forces and their families. Call 303-607-4768 or 303-266-7855 to volunteer.

SMARTS! volunteers help with public relations, marketing to public officials, fundraising, and special projects. SMARTS! is an acronym for South Metro Arts Center Inc. The goal is to bring a cultural district with local centers and a regional center to the south metro area. Call 303-790-8264 or e-mail gdnguy@comcast.net.

South Platte Park volunteershelp with programs ranging from hikes, overnights, gold panning, sunset canoeing or HawkQuest events. Call 303-730-1022 to sign up for any shifts, programs or training.

The Wildlife Experience volunteers promote wildlife awareness and the need for conservation around the world. Call 720-488-3300.

The 18th Judicial District Probation Department volunteersin the Deputy Probation Officer Program work one on one with adult and juvenile offenders in all aspects of the probation process. The program offers its volunteers the opportunity to work with specialized probation officers, monitor a caseload of clients or track offenders who have not complied with probation conditions. The program requires 18 hours of training. Call Rebecca Rivera at 303-794-4890 ext. 102 or Steve Ferree at ext. 103.

Volunteer Connection, an Arapahoe County volunteer program, is seeking volunteer workshop facilitators of Arapahoe/Douglas Works!, a full-service workforce center for job seekers. Call Val Purser at 303-738-7938 or visit www.co.arapahoe.co.us.

Editor’s Note: Organizations in the south metro area may send information about volunteer opportunities to calendar@ccnewspapers.com. Please include a contact phone number. Listings are free and run on a space-available basis.


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