Sunday, April 13, 2008

Volunteers Needed List For The Week

Addiction recovery Agency: The Alcohol & Drug Council of Middle Tennessee Description: Seeks volunteers to answer its 24-hour Helpline. Shifts vary from five to 12 hours and can be split among volunteers. To volunteer: Call John or Mary Ann at 269-0029. Fighting cancer Agency: 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: Needs 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 Liver wellness Agency: American Liver Foundation Description: Needs volunteers to help with events, do clerical work and be trained for speaking engagements. To volunteer: Call Kristy Weir at 297-6421 or at 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 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 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 volunteers to tutor children and adults. 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 Rescues animals Agency: Happy Tales Humane Description: Happy Tales Humane is need of foster "parents" for dogs and kittens. ,b>To volunteer to foster a dog: Please call (615) 791-0827, ext. 14 or email If interested in fostering kittens, call 791-0827, ext. 11 or email 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 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 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. Saving lives by organ donation Agency: Tennessee Donor Services Description: Needs volunteers from throughout Middle Tennessee to make presentations to business, civic and church groups and at a wide range of special events to inspire others to become organ and tissue donors. Training is provided. To volunteer: Call Misty Armour at (615) 564-3633 or e-mail

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