Volunteer

BEDFORD

HOSPICE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

SolAmor Hospice, a provider of hospice care, is seeking volunteers in Greater Nashua and Manchester. Some ways hospice volunteers can serve are by providing one-on-one companionship, reading to pa­tients, letter writing, veteran to veteran support, spiritual care, bereavement support, office support, vigil team, reiki, and pet and music therapy. No vol­unteer experience or medical background is needed. Volun­teer training is free, but space is limited. Information about training dates: Rita Stanton, hospice volunteer coordinator, 606-7974, ext. 6603.

NATIONAL CHARITY LEAGUE

National Charity League Southern New Hampshire Chapter is a mother-daughter philanthropic organization for moms and their daughters in grades 6-12 dedicated to com­munity service, leadership and cultural exploration. Informa­tion: 714-4728 or nclsnhc.org.

MANCHESTER

BOXER RESCUE

The Boxer Rescue is a nonprofit group made up of volunteers who care for home­less, abused and unwanted boxers. The Boxer Rescue is in desperate need of foster homes and volunteers to help build its rescue. Volunteer: Visit theboxerrescue.org. Infor­mation: 1-800-471-2030.

CASA OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

Court Appointed Special Advocates of New Hamp­shire is recruiting committed volunteers who enjoy a serious challenge to train to be guard­ians ad litem and advocate for children in their own commu­nities. Applicants must be at least 21 and have a high school diploma. Average of eight to 10 hours per month are required. Training is provided. Information and online appli­cation: 624-4600 or diane@casanhorg or casanh.org.

GOODWILL GOODGUIDES

Goodwill Goodguides, a national youth mentoring program, and Child and Family Services of New Hampshire seek volunteer mentors to work with youths ages 13-17 who are at risk for making harmful choices. Mentors are required to invest one hour per week and will work one-on-one with a local youths. A one-year minimum commitment is required from adult mentors. Information: 391-9984 or Rachel.Devita@goodwillnne.org or cfsnh.org.

THE FIXIT PROGRAM

Southern New Hampshire Services’ The Fixit Program is seeking volunteers to help seniors 60 and older and disabled with minor home re­pairs and maintenance. If you enjoy keeping busy, like using your skills and take pride in knowing you have had a direct impact on another’s life, the RSVP Fixit Corps would like to talk to you. Information: Dee Martin at 668-8010.

HOSPICE AND PALLIATIVE CARE

Allegiance Hospice and Palliative Care is seeking volunteers in the Manchester area. Information: 606-7974.

MAKE-A-WISH FOUNDATION

The Make-A-Wish Foun­dation grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions. The founda­tion is seeking volunteer office helpers at its home base on Elm Street. Volunteers develop their own schedules and perform many tasks. Requirements in­clude three letters of reference and a criminal background check. Information: 623-9474 or write to Nikki Lyons. Make-A-Wish Foundation of N.H., 814 Elm St., Suite 300, Manchester, NH 03101.

NASHUA

BREAKFAST EXCHANGE CLUB

People interested in help­ing to improve the lives of se­niors in southern New Hamp­shire are invited to attend a Breakfast Exchange Club meeting. The club provides support through a variety of programs for Greater Nashua’s seniors, including Days of Car­ing shopping sprees, Heat Up/Cool Down energy assistance programs, cookouts and other social activities held at senior housing locations through­out the area. The club holds several fundraisers in support of its outreach programs. The club meets at Langdon Place of Nashua, 319 East Dunstable Road, at 8 a.m. on the second Wednesday of the month in July and August and on the second and fourth Wednes­days the remainder of the year. The club is affiliated with the National Exchange Club. Information: bxcnashua@gmail.com.

COMFORT SHAWL KNITTERS

St. Joseph Hospital is seek­ing volunteers to help knit or crochet comfort shawls. The shawls bring a special mea­sure of comfort to patients. The shawls are knitted or crocheted with great love by volunteers, who donate them to the hospital. Call the Spir­itual Care Department at St. Joseph Hospital at 882-3000, ext. 67800. Leave your name and address, and you will be mailed information and a brochure with knitting and crocheting instructions.

DAY AWAY PROGRAM

St. Joseph Hospital is seeking volunteers to provide one-on-one companionship for participants of the Edward V. Karg Day Away Program, which is designed to give those caring for loved ones suffering with Alzheimer’s a break. The program, which runs from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. one day a week, offers music ther­apy, crafts, pet therapy, physi­cal therapy, lunch, games and other stimulating activities for the Alzheimer’s participant. The program is at Milette Manor, 72 Vine St. Information: Kathie Rice Orshak, 595-3144.

GATEWAYS COMMUNITY SERVICES

Volunteer at Gateways in Nashua, a private nonprofit corporation created to estab­lish and maintain programs and services which promote growth and independence for individuals with developmen­tal disabilities. Information on Gateways: 882-6333 or gatewayscs.org.

HARBOR HOMES

Harbor Homes is seeking volunteers for a variety of ser­vices, including office support, fundraising, companionship and helping to transport clients to appointments. Volunteers must be at least 18. Information: volunteer@nhpartnership.org.

HOSPITAL TO HOME VISITATION

St. Joseph Hospital and The Caregivers are seeking volunteers to provide one-on-one companionship to some of their most vulnerable patients: older adults who are alone, poor of spirit or means, and chronically or acutely ill. Information: Michele Cantos at 595-3144.

KEYSTONE HALL

Keystone Hall, 615 Amherst St., seeks volunteer drivers to transport clients to and from appointments throughout the Nashua area. Drivers will use Keystone Hall’s vehicles and must have one year of sobri­ety, a valid driver’s license with insurance in place, and pass a criminal background and driv­ing record check. Information: volunteer@nhpartnership.org or 882-3616 and ask to speak with the volunteer coordinator.

NASHUA SOUP KITCHEN & SHELTER

The Nashua Soup Kitchen & Shelter needs help in these areas:

  • Breakfast Crew – Kitchen: 6:45-8 a.m. We need you at 6 a.m. Opportunities available Monday-Friday.
  • Receiving/Sorting/Shelv­ing – Pantry Volunteer: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. or 1-3 p.m. Ability to lift and move up to 20 pounds necessary. Opportunities available Monday-Friday. Help especially needed on the Friday afternoon shift.
  • Food Pantry Volunteer/Escort: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Opportu­nities available Monday-Friday.
  • Evening Meal Prep – Kitch­en: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Opportuni­ties available Monday-Friday.
  • Food Pantry Volunteer: 3-5:30 p.m. Ability to lift and move up to 20 pounds neces­sary. Opportunities available Monday-Friday. 7:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday shift also available.
  • Dinner Crew – Kitchen: 4-7 p.m.

You must be at least 12 to volunteer. Information or to be added to the schedule: Paula at paula@nsks.org. If you are part of a group, email Car­ol at carol@nsks.org. The NSKS phone number is 889-7770.

ST. JOSEPH HOSPITAL

St. Joseph Hospital is seek­ing individuals who would like to enrich their life and touch the lives of others by sharing their talents, time and energy. St. Joseph Hospital volunteers compliment our hospital staff by assisting with services for our patients, families and visitors. There are many ways to volunteer at St. Joseph Hos­pital. Information: Volunteer Services, 595-3044.

REGIONAL

ANIMAL RESCUE NETWORK OF NEW ENGLAND

The Animal Rescue Network of New England is a nonprofit organization that rescues pets that are scheduled for death row from the South because there simply are not enough homes. They spay, neuter, vaccinate, microchip and treat any medical conditions and then place them in carefully screened forever homes. They are in desperate need of volunteers. Information: 233-4801 or info@arnne.org.

BARNYARD BUDDIES

Barnyard Buddies at Touch­stone Farm home of Horse Power in Temple is seeking fun-loving and responsible volunteers. Must be 12 or older and enjoy being around people and animals. Sessions run 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Fri­day. Information: Terri at 654-6308.

GARDENING MENTORS

The 4-H Green Thumb Team, an initiative of the New Hampshire Common Ground Garden Project, a program of the UNH Cooperative Extension 4-H, is recruiting new volunteers. The garden is located at the Massabesic Audubon Center in Auburn and serves as an educational site for inner city youths ages 5-14. Volunteer mentors guide youths in exploring gardening through fun, hands-on activ­ities. In addition to teaching children, the Garden Project donates produce to the New Hampshire Food Bank. There are a variety of volunteer opportunities in addition to mentoring youth. Information: Hillsborough County UNH Cooperative Extension office at 641-6060, or Carol Martin Ward at 315-0334 or Susan Kroehl at 641-5623.

HHHC HOSPICE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Home Health & Hospice Care is seeking volunteers to work in the hospice program with home-bound patients and clients who live in Am­herst, Hollis, Hudson, Merri­mack, Milford, Nashua, Pelham and Greater Manchester. Free training covers a variety of topics. Individuals interested in hospice training for person­al or professional reasons may attend for a $100 fee. Call for training schedule. Register: Tanya Prather at 424-3822 or volunteer@hhhc.org.

CIRCLE HOME HOSPICE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Circle Home (formerly the Visiting Nurse Association of Greater Lowell) is seeking hospice volunteers. Free training begins in September. Special need for volunteers to visit with patients and families in Nashua, Hudson, Dunstable, Mass., and Pepperell, Mass. Rewarding activity with flexi­ble schedule and full support. Information: Cathy Damon at 1-978-459-9343, and ask for hospice program; circlehomehealth.org.

MEALS ON WHEELS DRIVERS

Meals on Wheels urgently needs volunteers to deliver meals to homebound senior citizens and disabled adults from 10:30 a.m-12:30 p.m. in Bedford, Merrimack, Milford and Nashua. Just a few hours of your assistance on the weekday of your choice can help the elderly and disabled remain healthy and live inde­pendently at home. Informa­tion: Terri McGrew, assistant program manager at 424-9967 or mealsonwheelsnh.org.

POWER OF FLOWERS PROJECT

The Power of Flowers Project is seeking volunteers to create small, individual arrangements of refreshed and recycled flowers donat­ed from weddings, funerals and party events. Flowers are then delivered free to seniors, veterans, hospital patients and others in need. Floral-arrang­ing experience isn’t required; we will train you. Other volunteer opportunities in­clude picking up or delivering flowers and fundraising. Hours are flexible and vary accord­ing to donations and your level of interest. Information: powerofflowersproject.org or 1-978-226-8545.

RED CROSS BLOOD SERVICES

Volunteers are needed to staff area blood drives. Duties entail serving refreshments to donors, welcoming donors and helping them with regis­tration, and escorting donors to lounges and the canteen area. Information: 1-800-262-2660 or 625-1951.

UPREACH

UpReach Therapeutic Riding Center, 153 Paige Hill Road, Goffstown, is a nonprof­it organization dedicated to improving the lives of children and adults with disabilities through partnering with the horse to provide therapeutic riding and driving lessons. Volunteers are needed in hour-long time slots, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday to serve as leaders and sidewalkers with UpReach participants. Previous experi­ence isn’t required. Volunteers must be at least 14 and attend a training session. Informa­tion: Liz at 497-2343 or Liz@upreachtrc.org.

VOLUNTEER DRIVERS

The American Cancer Society’s Road to Recovery program is seeking volunteers to drive patients to and from cancer treatments. Informa­tion: 1-800-ACS-2345 or visit cancer.org.