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On August 20-23, the Blinded Veterans Association will celebrate its 68th annual national convention here in Spokane. Volunteers are needed as "sighted guides" to assist attendees during their stay. For more information, please contact Gerald Willis at or 328-4693.
Father Bach Haven offers housing to the chronically homeless. Right now they are in need of donations to help their residents. Clothes, food, and hygiene products are greatly appreciated. If able to help, please contact James at 209-777-3326.
Interested in befriending a family coming from a different country? Sign up today! Contact Amy at for more information.
How about an internship? G.N. is looking for interns to serve September through May starting in 2013. Two positions are available (Community Engagement Intern and Job Mentor Intern). Contact Amy (above) for details. Or visit the G.N. website and click on the "internships" tab. Applications are due September 13th.
Make a teen's dream come true while fostering cultural understanding between nations. Enrich your family by hosting an international teen for the next school year! Students come with insurance and spending money, you provide a bed, meals and care. For more information on this volunteer opportunity, please contact Dawn of Northwest Services (www.nw-services.com) at 979-3065.
Youth for Christ is looking for volunteers: drop-in volunteers, Club 56 leaders (their 5-6th grade ministry), sound studio volunteers, homework tutors, etc. If interested in helping out, contact JJ Vancil at 327-7721.
Up for an interesting challenge? Check out the Carlyle Care Center! CCC serves those with mental health issues, as well as displaced veterans. They're looking for volunteers to come and interact with their residents. If you or your life group are interested, contact Lindsay at . (Also, check out this website for more information.)
This spring the Union Gospel Mission is doing a clothing drive for our thrift stores. The thrift stores provide clothing for Mission guests, job training, and financially support the Mission's ministries as well. Help impact the poor and homeless in Spokane by donating! Contact Hannah at 532-3815 for more information. Drive ends May 31st, 2013.
Do you work in the field of biological sciences and research, or cyber-security and computer sciences? If so, your expertise is needed! Get connected with high school students who would benefit from your business experience and knowledge. For more information about how to get involved, please contact Mike Nepean at 354-7330 or .
Living Green Data Analyst: collect and enter data from SNAP's Living Green Workshops, gather client stories, and report to Conservation Ed coordinator and Living Green specialist.
Living Green Community Educator: facilitate Living Green workshops, communicate with various groups and build collaborations.
Conservation Program Grant Writer: Research and write grants for Living Green program.
There are more opportunities available! For a comprehensive list and more information, please contact Craig Howard at .
The Red Cross is collecting items to place in housewarming baskets for homeless veterans transitioning into housing. They need cleaning items, personal hygiene products, blankets, and other small household goods. (Click here for a more complete list.) If you'd like to donate, please contact Keirsten at .
A ministry to teen moms, YoungLives is in need of volunteers to do childcare & provide rides on Thursday nights. Call Shauna at 570.3921.
Lewis and Clark High School is recruiting volunteers to help young people who are struggling to read. If you have the time, they will provide the resources! The program runs 8-10am daily, but volunteers can choose to work an hour a week (or more). If interested, contact Kim at 879-4362.
CAPA is looking for a few good men. Community volunteers are needed for mentoring first-time fathers with a child age newborn to one year. To qualify, you must be 26 years or older, a father, and willing to give time once a week (from 5:30-8:00pm) for a full year. For more information, contact .
Sponsor a refugee by donating to World Relief! $220 (or $36 for 6 months) will provide employment assistance, ESL training, job training scholarships, and household items (among other things). Interested? Contact Meagan Adolfson at .
Invite a Japanese student into your home for a weekend! Girls from Mukogawa Fort Wright Institute are given the opportunity to experience American family life during their time at school. Host families are needed to help these girls experience our culture while integrating them into their lives for a weekend. Interested? Please call 232-2071 for more information, or visit www.mfwi.edu/homestay.
*Prepare a "Kitchen Welcome Basket"
Purchase and place the following items in a dish-drainer/with draining board: 1 bottle dish liquid, 1-2 pack of sponges w/th scrubbing pad, a manuel can opener, 1 wooden spoon,1 small plastic cutting board, a kitchen towel.
*Personal Hygiene" Welcome Basket
Purchase and place the following items in a small wastebasket : 2 bars of soap, 4 rolls of toilet paper, 1 reg. size toothpaste, 2 adult toothbrushes, 1 reg. size shampoo and conditioner.
*General Household" Welcome Basket
Purchase and place the following items in a laundry basket: Plastic shower curtain, curtain rings, 1 package 60 watt light bulbs, 1 bottle kitchen cleaner, 1 dustpan with handbroom, 1 small container of laundry detergent.
*Fill free to add a bow and note to welcome the family. Bring the welcome baskets to: World Relief Spokane: 1522 N. Washington St. Suite 204, Spokane, WA 99201
For a large number of baskets please Call Robert Malone @ 509-232-2805 to schedule a pick-up!
Questions: visit WorldReliefWelcomeBaskets.
World Relief is also collecting bins and toiletries for refugees staying in dorm-like accommodations while working in the orchards. Items like deodorant, shampoo, toothbrushes and toothpaste, soap, etc. are greatly appreciated! If interested (or if you have additional questions), please contact Patt Walker at .
Foster parents are desperately needed! Consider opening your home to a child in need. Find out more information here.
Life Services trains, licenses and offers ongoing support for families who are willing to provide homes for young women leaving the maternity home or who might need supportive housing when we are full. If you would like further information please feel free to contact Sharon Hengy. 509-327-0701
You can be the voice of an abused or neglected child within the court system. As a trained volunteer, you would represent the best interests of a child, based on your own investigation and the tools provided in training. If you have good communication skills, tolerance for frustration, and a heart for children, please contact Susan Cairy to find out more. (509) 477-2469.
Builds homes for the homeless! Volunteer by contacting Michelle at 534-2552 or sign up here.
Serving nutritious meals and providing hospitality to women and children. Contact Karen Orlando, Volunteer Coordinator at 324-1995 or email
International Students Inc desires to see every international student befriended, led to a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and discipled for His service. On the first Friday night of every month ISI meets from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. at Fourth Memorial Church. If you would like to help make food, decorate the room around the celebrated holiday or be a table host for talk time, please contact Dan Ubaldo at 325-3852 or email