Volunteers

Apr 5 2012 - 4:39pm

To submit a request for volunteers, call (801) 625-4258.

AARP Tax-Aide, the largest free tax-preparation service in the country, is looking for volunteer tax counselors to prepare basic income taxes at no charge for seniors and low- and moderate-income taxpayers from Feb. 1-April 15. This community service is provided at local senior centers or libraries. Basic tax knowledge and computer literacy is required, and Spanish speakers are needed. All study materials, training and support is provided. Contact Roger Legare at roger1941@comcast.net or Chris Martinez at chrismartinez5@q.com.

Abundant Life Social Services provides detailed assessments and evaluations as well as make recommendations based on current research in the social and behavioral sciences. Volunteers are needed to join the board of directors. For more information contact Darwin Crosland at 801-244-0084.

Adopt a Park Program in Clinton needs volunteers. Available parks to adopt include Trailside park, 1000 W 1800 North; Heritage Park, 1000 W 1300 North; and the Civic Center grounds. Contact Zac Martinez for more information at 801-614-0873.

American Cancer Society is dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer through research, education, advocacy, and service. Volunteers are needed to provide clients with transportation services, one-on-one discussions, and facilitate support groups. For more information, call Jane Reynolds at 801-493-4708 or e-mail jane.reynolds@cancer.org.

American Red Cross of Northern Utah provides assistance in times of disaster; courses in first aid, CPR, and water safety; a way to connect with family members overseas in the military; and utility assistance for the elderly and disabled. Volunteers are needed to assist with preparedness education and emergency supply efforts, promote and coordinate programs at health fairs, entering shelter information, and much more. For more information contact Leslie Hicken at 801-627-0000 or e-mail her at leslieh@redcrossutah.org.

Autumn Glow Senior Activity Center in Kaysville provides classes, trips, activities, social interaction, health and nutrition information, entertainment and one daily meal to any senior 60 or older who wants to participate. Volunteers are needed to assist with these daily activities. For more information, call Emily Jackson at 801-544-1235 or email her at ejackson@co.davis.ut.us.

Applegate Hospice is seeking volunteers in Weber and Davis counties to provide companionship to patients a few hours per week and offer support to their loved ones. Volunteers must be 18 or older. A 12-hour training program will be provided. Call Marry Bybee at 800-871-0102 or 801-603-4792.

Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Utah is stepping up the effort to provide more one-on-one mentoring for children in active-duty military families. Volunteers do not replace the deployed parents, but provide another mentor to the child by setting a good example, doing fun activities and encouraging the development of positive social, academic and life skills This initiative is only available through May 1. A school-based program is also available at Hill Field Elementary School. To joint his effort volunteers must be 18 years or older, have a valid driver's license, and proof of insurance and be able to pass a background check. For information or to volunteer contact Dan at 801-313-0303 ext. 119 or go to Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Utah website at www.bbbsu.org.

Intermountain Homecare is looking for Hospice volunteers. Share a moment, a touch, a smile or even a tear. For more information contact Kally Heslop at 801-399-1400.

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