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: 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. Training 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.

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 an im­pact on another’s life, contact RSVP Fixit Corps. 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. 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 scheduled for death row from the South. They spay, neuter, vaccinate, microchip, treat any medical conditions and 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. 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. 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. Floral-arranging experience isn’t required. Other volunteer opportunities include picking up or delivering flowers and fundraising. Information: powerofflowersproject.org or 1-978-226-8545.

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

For more volunteer op­portunities, visit nashuatele­graph.com/community.

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 an upcoming Breakfast Exchange Club meeting. The Breakfast Exchange Club provides support through a variety of programs for the Greater Nashua area’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 during the year in support of its outreach programs. The Breakfast Ex­change Club of Nashua meets at Langdon Place of Nashua, 319 East Dunstable Road. The group meets at 8 a.m. on the second Wednesday of the month in July and August and on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month the remainder of the year. The Breakfast Exchange Club of Nashua 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.

CORE

CORE (Community Outreach and Resource Education Center) is a newly formed faith-based non­profit that provides activities that relate to the welfare of the community by offering educational programs, health awareness, mentoring (sup­port groups), referrals and a meeting place. Every Thurs­day from 8:30 a.m.-noon (or until food is gone), they give out boxes full of food to those in need. To volunteer your time or donate, call Yvonne Brodie or the Rev. Perkins at 882-0135.

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.

THE FIXIT PROGRAM

Southern New Hampshire Services’ The Fixit Program is seeking volunteers to help seniors 60 and older and the 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. Donations accepted also. Information: Nicholas Copadis at 598-9421