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Sunday, June 18, 2000
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Volunteer opportunities



Lubbock has numerous social and service organizations, nursing homes and agencies that need volunteers to provide a variety of worthwhile services. For more information about these and other volunteer opportunities, call the Volunteer Center at 747-0551.

Adult Learning Center needs volunteers to help with adult education classes. Bilingual knowledge is helpful. 766-1540.

Adult Protective Services needs volunteers to help handicapped and elderly clients with shopping, errands and transportation. Percilla Carey, 762-8922.

A.F.S. Intercultural Programs needs host families for exchange students from 55 countries. Marti Benton, (806) 647-2311.

American Cancer Society needs volunteer transportation drivers to transport cancer patients to their treatments. Volunteers also are needed to work in the office. Christy Reeves, 792-7126.

American Red Cross needs volunteers to teach health/safety courses, including first aid and CPR, on weekdays during business hours or on Sundays. Disaster training is free. Melissa Stell, 765-8534 Monday through Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Bender Terrace needs volunteers as well as bands, someone to direct crafts and someone for Tuesday morning church services. Billie Thomas, 795-4368.

Big Brothers/Big Sisters needs volunteers at least 18 years old to commit one year to the program. Children from single parent families need outside adult guidance. 763-1631.

Buckner Children's Home's Nurturing Program needs volunteers for assistance in nurturing children and babies, helping provide meals, preparing a monthly newsletter and to organize an emergency clothing and furniture closet. Charlotte Foreman, 795-1751.

Carousel Care Center needs volunteers for visitation, bingo, singing and other group activities. 744-5775.

CASA of Lubbock, Inc. Call for application packet. Also needs volunteers to provide advocacy for children entering the court system as a result of abuse or neglect. A 28-hour training program will begin soon. 763-2272.

Catholic Family Service needs volunteers for emergency assistance, family life service programs, immigration/legalization service, to interview clients and do general office work. Steve Hay, 765-8475, or come by 102 Ave. J.

Children's Enterprises Inc. a private, non-profit children's resource agency seeks volunteers to provide transportation for clients to therapy sessions, to offer support to victims through support groups and to spend time with victims of child abuse and adult victims of crime. 796-0734.

Community Health Center of Lubbock needs volunteers to work in clinics, business office and to provide direct client services. Sue West, 744-1171.

Contact needs volunteers for listeners on the 24-hour-a-day help and crisis telephone line, fund-raising and special events. Fifty-hour training session for listeners offered January and September. 765-7272.

Epilepsy Foundation for the South Plains invites volunteers to help transport people who cannot presently drive to support group meetings and doctor appointments. A volunteer also is needed to help coordinate this service and work directly with the board of directors. 747-0551.

Family Outreach of Lubbock is a volunteer organization dedicated to the prevention of child abuse and neglect. Free volunteer training is provided. Become a friend to a family in need of support and help to strengthen their lives. 747-5577.

Girl Scouts needs leaders and assistant leaders throughout Lubbock. Girl Scouts of the Caprock Council, 745-2855.

Golden Age Nursing Home needs volunteers who will visit and adopt elderly residents. Carolyn Thompson, 792-2196.

Goodwill needs volunteer help with literacy program, school to work transition and work adjustment programs and as assistants in their stores. Sue Ann, 744-8419, ext. 112.

Guadalupe Economic Services Corporation needs volunteers to assist with numerous projects. 744-4416.

Helping Hands seeks volunteers to help with parenting classes led by this child-abuse prevention agency. Jennifer or Ronda at 745-0322.

Highland Medical Center needs volunteers in many areas of the hospital. Edith Maines, 788-4099.

Hospice Family Care Foundation a non-profit organization, seeks volunteers for work in direct patient care and other areas. Call Sam at 785-6111 or visit www.lubbockhospice.com.

Hospice of Lubbock seeks volunteers for work in many areas of the program and direct patient care. 795-2751.

International Friends needs families to be friends to international students. Students do not live with the family. 742-2974.

Keep Lubbock Beautiful needs volunteers to help with community awareness and involvement in environmental issues, including conservation, recycling, litter abatement and beautification. Efren Villanueva, 767-2658.

KOHM needs volunteers to operate the station's programs. 742-3100, or write KOHM, Box 4710, Tech Station, Lubbock, Texas, 79409.

Lakeside Care Center needs volunteers with musical or creative abilities to provide entertainment for residents. 793-2555.

LIFE Independent Living Center a non-profit organization serving all disabilities, is recruiting volunteers to help in all program areas. 749-5433.

Lubbock Area Coalition for Literacy needs volunteer tutors for non-readers and individuals who want to improve their skills. 747-7323.

Lubbock Civic Center needs greeters a few hours a day to direct visitors throughout the Civic Center. Sandy Baker, 767-2241.

Lubbock Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse is a non-profit agency providing information, education and referral services for alcoholics, addicts and co-dependents. Volunteers are needed for crisis calls, speakers' bureau and light clerical responsibilities. Pam Vandeman, 763-8763.

Lubbock Habitat for Humanity needs volunteers to help with construction of homes for Lubbock families, for committee work for development, publicity and fund-raising. 763-4663.

Lubbock Health Care Center needs volunteer singing groups, church groups, bingo groups, etc. Also looking for help with activity programs, helping with projects and visiting bed-bound patients.Call Joanne at 793-3252.

Lubbock Hospitality House needs volunteers who are interested in visiting an elderly resident and helping with social activities. Mary Moore, 797-3481.

Lubbock International Airport needs volunteers to serve as tour guides for school groups and visitors. Training provided and hours are flexible. Rod Paine, 767-2035.

Lubbock Lake Landmark State Historical Site a research element of the Texas Tech museum, needs volunteers to act as tour guides. 742-1116.

Lubbock Meals on Wheels needs volunteers to drive once per week or on a substitute basis or to assist in the office. Barbara Bulen, 792-7971, or come by 2304 34th St.

Lubbock Rape Crisis Center needs volunteers to work on-duty shifts answering the 24-hour crisis line, as well as providing counsel to victims of sexual assault and their families. 763-3232, or 763-7273.

Lubbock Regional Mental Health Mental Retardation Center needs volunteers to serve as group facilitators, instructors, assistant care managers, secretaries and to provide transportation. The organization is non-profit and provides services to individuals with mental illnesses. 766-0327.

Lubbock State School needs volunteers to help with direct care and support jobs, recreation, chapel, dormitories, workshops and offices. Training is provided. 741-3532, or 741-3633.

Lubbock Vista Health Corps seeks volunteers to offer transportation for children and pregnant women to their prospective health care appointments. Corbin Pemberton or Tina Shipp, 767-2937.

Lutheran Social Service of Texas need volunteers for social service delivery. 763-7051.

Methodist Children's Home seeks Christian couples to provide foster care to young children. Some financial compensation. Kelly Smith, 792-0099.

Methodist Hospital Auxiliary will hold orientation for new volunteers on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month. 793-4065.

Muscular Dystrophy Association needs volunteers to spend a week as counselors for summer camp in Happy. Also looking for people to work in office or to help with fund raisers. Jennifer Wagner, 793-5632.

Museum of Texas Tech University Division of Education needs education volunteers. Flexible hours, interesting topics, short training periods, and excellent learning opportunities. 742-2432 or 742-2456.

Neighborhood House needs volunteers to work with youth and emergency assistance programs. 741-0459.

Parkway Manor Care Center needs volunteers to help with bingo and birthday parties. They also need volunteer visitors. 765-8608.

Prime Time Living Center needs volunteers to help with arts and crafts, calling bingo and giving manicures. 763-9922.

Quaker Villa Nursing Home 4403 74th St., needs volunteers to help with group activities and one-on-one visitation. 795-0668.

Ranching Heritage Center needs volunteers as ranch hosts. David Salay, 742-2442.

Retired Senior Volunteer Program at Texas Tech matches senior adults older than 55 with volunteer opportunities in Lubbock County. Insurance and recognition provided. 742-2423.

Ronald McDonald House needs caring and efficient volunteers to lend their skills and talents. The house serves as a home away from home for families of seriously ill children who are hospitalized. LaJuana Quarles, 744-8877.

Safety City needs volunteers to help instruct children on bicycle, pedestrian and motorist safety. Volunteers may be asked to ride a bicycle, walk the pedestrian path or monitor motorists. Paula Simpson, 767-2712.

The Science Spectrum needs volunteers. 797-1676.

Senior Community Service Employment Program is a plan designed to help seniors 55 and older to become gainfully employed. Call Virginia at 744-0123.

Service Corps of Retired Executives needs retired volunteers with a background in business or public service to counsel and train small business owners. 743-7496.

Slaton Care Center needs full-time and part-time volunteers to visit elderly residents and help with social activities. Joyce Tyler, 828-6268.

St. Mary of the Plains Hospital needs volunteers. Gail King, 792-1176.

South Plains AIDS Resource Center needs volunteers for administrative work and for their buddy program. Kathryn McMahon, 765-0444.

South Plains Food Bank needs volunteers to work in several areas of their operation, including front desk receptionist, sorting food, working on their farm and packing boxes. 763-3003.

Texas Attorney General's Office of Child Support needs volunteers for data entry, filing and copying documents. Some duties involve use of computers. Mickey Holley, 763-3951, ext. 149.

Texas Department of Human Services needs volunteers to work as front desk receptionist, working with children in the learning center, and perform general office functions. 766-6164.

Texas Society to Prevent Blindness needs volunteers to help with free glaucoma and preschool vision screenings. 797-6701.

Texas Tech School of Medicine Volunteer Program places individuals in 14 outpatient clinics at the Health Sciences Center from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Positions include clinic assistants, clerical assistants and greeters. Volunteers must be at least 14 years old. Jean Bardy, 743-2959, or come by HSC room 1B097.

University Medical Center needs volunteers to work in patient-related or support service areas. Susie Guzman, 743-3349.

Victims Assistance Service is a non-profit organization to assist victims and survivors of violent crime. Volunteers needed for one-on-one contact with victims, phone contact and some light office work. Pam Stephenson, 763-3131.

Volunteer Center of Lubbock matches people who want to volunteer with agencies in need of volunteers. 747-0551, or come by 1706 23rd St., Suite 101.

Women's Protective Services needs volunteers in Lubbock and surrounding counties. Training classes available. 747-6491.

Youth for Understanding International Exchange is accepting applications for host families, 15-18-year-olds desiring international exchange and adult volunteers. Darlene Lewis, 795-2102, or Becky Larson, 797-7473.


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