Sunday, April 27, 2008
Addiction recovery Agency: The Alcohol & Drug Council of Middle Tennessee Description: Seeks volunteers to answer its 24-hour Helpline. Shifts vary from 5 to 12 hours and can be split among volunteers. To volunteer: Call John or Mary Ann at (615) 269-0029. Fighting cancerAgency: The American Cancer Society Description: Needs volunteer drivers to transport cancer patients to and from treatment. To volunteer: Call 327-0991. Fighting diabetes Agency: American Diabetes Association Description: Need Volunteers to help plan the annual fundraising walk and also help with some clerical work. To volunteer: Call Lynley McCarley at 298-3066 ext. 3332 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Liver wellness Agency: American Liver Foundation Description: Needs volunteers to help with events, do clerical work and to be trained for speaking engagements. To volunteer: Call Kristy Weir at 297-6421 or at email@example.com. Domestic violence haven Agency: Bridges of Williamson County Description: Needs volunteers to raise funds, sort donations, be a women's advocate, pick up donations, provide transportation, and staff a crisis line. To volunteer: call 599-5777. Helping children Agency: Cannon County Reach Description: Needs volunteers May 3 to paint and clean up. To volunteer: Call Angela King at 563-5518. Homes for all Agency: Community Housing Partnership Description: Needs volunteer building and painting crews. To volunteer: Call Stephen Murray at 790-5556 or e-mail Stephen@communityhousing.info. Juvenile court advocates Agency: Davidson County Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Description: Needs volunteers to serve as juvenile court advocates for abused and neglected children in Nashville. Morning and evening training classes offered. To volunteer: Call Cindy Johnson at 425-2383 or visit www.casa-nashville.org. Christian women's job corps Agency: Diamonds in the Rough Description: Needs teachers who teach G.E.D., an interpreter, mentors and anyone who loves working with single women and children. To volunteer: Call 500-4785. Family literacy program Agency: Estoy Aprendiendo ("I'm Learning") Description: Needs volunteer teacher tutors for adults learning English, volunteers to aid staff in toddlers room, and volunteers to tutor school-age children. To volunteer: Call Tracy Jennings at 941-8658. Helps the developmentally disabled Agency: Evergreen Presbyterian Ministries, Inc. Description: Needs a carpenter to lower cabinet and build storage spaces, a musician for music therapy and an artist for arts and crafts sessions. To volunteer: Call Sereadia Dunn at 366-7454 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Rescues animals Agency: Happy Tales Humane Description: Happy Tales Humane is need of foster "parents" for dogs and kittens. To volunteer to foster a dog: Please call (615) 791-0827, ext. 14 or e-mail Caninecorner@happytaleshumane.com. If interested in fostering kittens: Call 791-0827, ext. 11 or e-mail email@example.com. Supports seniors Agency: Hendersonville Senior Citizens Center Description: Needs desk volunteers Monday noon-3 p.m. and Tuesday, Wednesdays and Thursdays 9 a.m.-noon. To volunteer: Call Joy Borawski at 822-8758. Helps at-risk children Agency: Monroe Harding Description: Needs mentors and tutors for at-risk children. Training will be provided and the time commitment can be as little as an hour a week. To volunteer: Call Melissa Houck at 298-5573, ext. 121 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Learning supplies for at-risk children Agency: PENCIL Box program of the PENCIL Foundation Description: Needs shopping assistants during teacher appointments Tuesday-Thursday from 2-5 p.m. at 1300 56th Ave. North, Nashville, TN 37209. To volunteer: Call Sarah Killpack at 242-3167, ext. 233. Supports Nashville public schools Agency: Pencil Foundation Description: Needs volunteers to become tutors and mentors to students during the school year. Reading Partner volunteers serve elementary students as one-on-one tutors and classroom readers. Math Partner volunteers tutor fifth and sixth graders using manipulatives and problem-solving activities. To volunteer: Call Pencil at 242-3167, ext. 235 or visit www.pencilfoundation.org. Services for the mentally challenged Agency: Prospect Inc., Description: Needs volunteers to wash vans and help with various individuals. To volunteer: Call Bill Potter at (615) 444-0597. Assists seniors Agency: Springfield-Robertson County Senior Center Description: Needs a volunteer seamstress to sew denim curtains for Adult Care Center, volunteer painters, light carpentry (framing), sheet rock hangers, and light electrical for center refurbishing. To volunteer: Call Sarai Reed at 384-6367 or e-mail email@example.com.