Volunteer

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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.

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 NEEDED

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.

NASHUA

AMERICAN RED CROSS

The American Red Cross N.H. Region has several volunteer opportunities available in Nashua: development intern, volunteer services and emergency services. Visit redcross/org/nh/volunteer and click on Ways to Help, then scroll down to the Nashua Office.

Or call 889-6664, ext. 224.

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.