Volunteer Opportunities

NASHUA

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. 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.

BEDFORD

HOSPICE VOLUNTEERS

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. 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. Information and online application: 624-4600 or diane@casanh
.org 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 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.

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. 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.

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.

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. Call for training schedule. Register: Tanya Prather at 424-3822 or volunteer@hhhc.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. 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. 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, helping them with registration, and escorting 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. 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.