Looking for volunteer opportunities? The following organizations need volunteer help for a day, a week or on a regular basis.
Colesville Meals On Wheels needs volunteers to deliver meals to homebound seniors in Woodmoor, Four Corners, Burnt Mills, White Oak, Colesville, Calverton and Burtonsville. Meals are delivered between 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Mondays-Fridays. A two-hour commitment per week is required. For more information, call Sarah Day at 301-384-5735.
The Telephone Reassurance for Family Caregivers Program needs volunteers to make weekly 15-30 minute telephone calls to caregivers to offer support, companionship, empathy and information on resources to help them feel less isolated. Volunteers receive six hours of training, monthly support group meetings, continuing education workshops and ongoing consultation with program staff. The next volunteer training is July 16 at the Montgomery County Volunteer Center, 401 Hungerford Dr., First Floor, Rockville. To register or learn more about the program, contact Marcia Rose Fuoss at 240-777-2600.
Affiliated Sante Group, a mental health care provider to Montgomery County, is interviewing seniors who are interested in becoming volunteer peer counselors. Peer counselors provide support to homebound seniors one to two hours a week and attend supervision meetings from 1 to 3 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. Volunteers are required to attend a three-day training program conducted by a mental health professional and to make a one-year commitment. For more information, call Donna Chavers at 301-589-2303, Ext. 312.
The Jewish Social Service Agency seeks adult volunteers for Transitions, a program designed to enhance quality of life and provide support to patients with life-threatening illnesses and their families. Volunteers visit patients weekly, provide friendship and help with errands, chores, transportation and short-term respite care to family members. The program is nonsectarian. Volunteers are trained and asked to make a one-year commitment. For more information, call Amy Goott at 301-816-2681.
Partnership for Animal Welfare (PAW) seeks volunteers to help at animal adoption shows, provide foster homes for dogs and cats and take animals to veterinarian appointments. For more information, call 301-572-4729 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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