Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Volunteer opportunities

RACINE PUBLIC LIBRARY’S GRAND RE-OPENING: The Racine Public Library is hosting a grand re-opening party for its newly refurbished second floor on Thursday, December 2nd from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Volunteer docents are needed to lead tours and highlight the new features of the second floor. Each docent will be given talking points and a tour prior to the event.

HELP OUT AT THE COPS ‘N KIDS’ BOOK GIVEAWAY:  Cops ‘n Kids Book Giveaway is set for Saturday, December 4th at Merchants Moving and Storage from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Volunteers are needed for a variety of jobs including set-up on Friday December 3rd from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

PROVIDE TRANSPORTATION FOR MEAL ON WHEELS: Homeless Assistance Leadership Organization (HALO) is seeking volunteers to provide transportation for its clients to the Meal on Wheels site for vocational training in assisting the packaging of meals.

TRANSPORTATION NEEDED THIS WINTER: HALO’s Snow Removal Service needs volunteers to provide transportation for its clients to and from job sites this winter. HALO’s aim is to help its clients earn income so they may secure safe, warm homes. Volunteers are also needed to move equipment to the sites.

COPS ‘N KIDS NEEDS HELP: Do you have time to work with 3rd and 4th graders after school Wednesdays from 3:30 to 6:00? You will help teachers locate reading materials as well as assist in preparation of snacks and the like.

SEXUAL ASSAULT VICTIM ADVOCATES ARE NEEDED: Volunteer advocates are needed to answer crisis intervention calls and provide support to survivors of sexual assault and their families. Volunteers respond directly to the Emergency Room 24 hours a day to meet with survivors and their families to provide emotional support and information. Volunteers carry a crisis intervention phone for 24-hour shifts once a month and are required to sign on for one year. Volunteers must have reliable transportation and pass a background check. Training is provided. To register or for further details, call Katy Adler at 262-619-1634.

If you are interested in any of the listed volunteer opportunities or others on file at the Volunteer Center of Racine County, call 262-886-9612 or toll free (Racine County only) at 1-800-201-9490 or email us at or visit our web site at Office hours are weekday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. at 6216 Washington Avenue, Suite G.