Volunteer Opportunities

BEDFORD

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 the boxerrescue.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. Training is provided. Informa­tion: 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. Information: 391-9984 or Rachel.Devita@goodwillnne. org or cfsnh.org.

MILFORD

MILFORD RECREATION COMMISSION

The Milford Recreation Com­mission is in need of full and alternate volunteer members. The commission meets at Town Hall at 7 p.m. on the sec­ond Wednesday of the month. Information: 249-0625.

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. 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

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.

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