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Published: 8/25/2004

Volunteers: Heartbeat of Toledo

ACES, a nonprofit child support advocacy group seeks volunteers to help with court monitoring, outreach, advocacy, fund-raising, etc. Information: 1-800-738-2237.

American Cancer Society Discovery Shop is in need of volunteers to help in the new resale shop. They also need donated merchandise: furniture, collectibles, adult clothing, linens, jewelry and more. Information: 419-882-6567.

Arthritis Foundation of Northwest Ohio seeks volunteer clerical staff. Information: 419-537-0888.

Bay Park Community Hospital seeks volunteers for the Beacon gift shop and information desk. They are also looking for volunteers in the Health Resource Library. Both teen and adult programs are available. All volunteers receive a free health screening, orientation and training prior to their volunteer experience. A 40-hour commitment over a six-month period is requested. If interested please call the Volunteer Services department at 419-690-7509.

Bluebird Passenger Train volunteers needed for Wednesday and Thursday runs, mid-week runs are tours bus and school field trip programs. Hours vary depending on position, retirees welcome. Please contact Dawn Bly at 419-878-5126 or Bill Linebaugh at 419-878-2177.

Call for Action, Toledo-area affiliate of the international consumer-assistance organization, seeks volunteers one day a week to help solve consumer problems. Training provided. Information: 419-248-4421.

Coalition to Access Technology and Networking in Toledo seeks volunteers to teach basic computer skills at labs throughout the city. Information: 419-530-3447.

Crisis Response Team needs committed volunteers to be trained as responders or dispatchers to provide short-term crisis intervention to victims of domestic violence. Shifts available 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. Must be available to work a six-hour shift at least one day per month. All volunteers must pass a criminal background check. Information: 419-213-4715.

Family House emergency shelter for temporarily homeless families needs volunteers for reception desk or library, to tutor, plan children s activities. Information: 419-242-5505.

GED tutors , probation officers and case manager assistants for various departments within the Lucas County Common Pleas Court, general trial division. Volunteers must be 18 or older, high school graduates, and available daytime hours. Information: 419-213-6197.

Girl Scouts of Maumee Valley Council in need of adult volunteers. Must be at least 18 years old and be caring adults who want to help girls develop skills that make them resourceful, competent and successful adults. Information: 419-243-8216.

Heartbeat of Toledo, a pregnancy help center, needs volunteers to provide positive assistance to women facing unplanned pregnancies. Information/registration: 419-241-9131 or Mary at 419-841-0971.

Heartland Health Care Centers and Perrysburg Commons Retirement Center are looking for people interested in working with seniors and have some extra hours to share. Information: 419-494-9506 or 419-252-5500, ext. 71297.

Heartland Hospice of Toledo offers training to volunteers who want to provide support and companionship to individuals facing an end of life disease. Information: 419-531-0440.

Hospice of Northwest Ohio is looking for gardening volunteers of all ages to help maintain the many gardens at its Hospice Center in Perrysburg, 30000 East River Rd. Volunteers can come alone or in groups, one time or on a weekly basis, any time that s convenient for them. Anyone interested should call 419-661-4001.

Junior Achievement of Northwestern Ohio, Inc., needs adult volunteers for grades K-12 in Toledo-area schools. Training and materials provided. Information: 419-865-5511 ext. 201.

Kidney Foundation of Northwest Ohio, clerical duties. Information: 419-893-5512.

Lupus Alliance of America seeks volunteers to work with lupus patients and their families. Information: 1-800-705-6677.

Lutheran Village at Wolf Creek is looking for volunteers for a variety of opportunities such as working in the Village Store, tending the flower garden, play music or read to residents, accompany residents to the beauty shop or on a walk or help plan projects and events. If interested please call the Volunteer Coordinator Ruth Frankhouse at 419-861-5531.

Meals for homebound in Bowling Green area needs individuals or couples to deliver meals, 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays. Lunch provided to drivers, who must have own transportation and be licensed to drive. Call the Wood County Senior Center, 419-353-5661.

Medical College of Ohio Hospitals, volunteer opportunities for adults and students. Information: 419-383-3835 or visit www.mco.edu/depts/volunteer.

Mercy Memorial Hospice of Monroe offers volunteer training for light duties including patient care, housekeeping chores, letter writing, running errands and providing companionship. Information on training sessions: 734-242-6761.

Mercy Health Partners is seeking volunteers to be ambassadors in the main lobbies and patient and family areas of Mercy Children s Hospital, Mercy College, Mercy Healthcare Center, St. Ann Mercy Hospital and St. Vincent Mercy Hospital. Volunteers are also needed in clerical areas. Information: 419-251-4145.

Mobile Meals of Toledo, Inc., nearly all neighborhoods in Toledo area need help two days a month or more. Substitutes are also needed. If you are a student with service hour requirements or a teacher with some extra time this summer, you have the perfect opportunity to connect with your community. Information: 419-255-7806 or contact the Mobile Meals office at info@mobilemeals.org.

Nature s Nursery Center for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation Education in Whitehouse seeks volunteers 16 and older. Information: 419-877-0060.

Oakleaf Village, 4220 North Holland-Sylvania Rd., is seeking volunteers to escort residents to dinner, beauty shop, and help with other activities. Information: 419-885-3934.

Ohio Reads program needs mentors to teach reading to grade 1-5, 10:15 a.m.-noon, Monday-Thursday. Information: 419-473-3074.

Our Lady of Toledo Shrine, Oregon. Needs volunteers for variety of duties. Information: 419-697-7742.

Paws and Whiskers Cat Shelter seeks animal-loving volunteers. Information: 419-841-8831.

Planned Pethood, Inc., seeks volunteers to foster a dog or cat in the home. Information: 419-478-2072.

Rape Crisis Center, seeks individuals 21 or older with valid Ohio driver s license, reliable transportation, and able to complete a 40-hour training program. Information: 419-241-3235.

Reach Out and Read of Northwest Ohio, read to children in the pediatric waiting room of various clinics at MCO and Mercy Children s Hospital. High school students and adults welcome. Information: 419-383-4007.

RSVP Volunteers is looking for members 55 and over to provide service at more than 175 community organizations. Members will benefit from supplemental accident and liability insurance, mileage reimbursement and recognition. Information: 419-382-7060 or e-mail postmaster@areaofficeonaging.com.

Senior Center, Bowling Green, seeks volunteers to accompany seniors grocery shopping on Tuesdays. Information: 419-353-5661.

Senior Center, Rossford, seeks volunteers to deliver meals on Mondays and Wednesday. A substitute driver is also needed other days. Information: 419-666-8494.

St. Anne Mercy Hospital, St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center, Mercy Children s Hospital and Mercy Healthcare Center are in need of volunteers for a variety of programs. Information: 419-251-4145.

St. Charles Mercy Hospital is looking for volunteers for the gift shop, transportation department (in-house), and clerical opportunities. Information: 419-696-7424.

St. Paul s Community Center, 230 13th St., needs help to prepare, serve breakfasts and lunch for the homeless and the mentally ill. Information: Marcia, 419-255-5520, days.

Suitably Attired, professional clothing closet for women seeking self sufficiency, needs volunteers for reception and inventory duties, assisting clients or fund-raising experience. Information: 419-478-7420.

Sunset House, Sunset Village providing assisted living and health care to men and women, have opportunities that include providing companionship, reading, activities and meal delivery. Information: 419-536-4645, or 419-724-1200.

Swan Creek Retirement Village, 5916 Cresthaven Lane, needs volunteers over age 14 to visit with seniors and participate with them in activities. Information: 419-865-7601.

Toledo Area Humane Society is recruiting volunteers who share a love of animals. Opportunities include animal care, pet therapy, education programs, front office and special events. Information: 419-891-1561.

Toledo, Lake Erie & Western Railway is looking for volunteers to be Maintenance Personnel, Crew Members, Depot Staff and Car Attendants. Anyone interested should contact William Linebaugh, President of the Bluebird Passenger Train , at 419-878-2177 or contact us at info@tlew.org.

Toledo Museum of Art, volunteer information: 419-254-5090.

Toledo Zoo is seeking education volunteers for the new Exhibit Interpreters education program. Training for this seasonal initiative will begin March 31. For more information contact Bill Davis at 419-385-5721 or bill.davis@toledozoo.org.

United Way volunteer opportunities listed in Share the Joy, a booklet designed to help find ways to serve the needy. Copies: Volunteer Center, 419-244-3063; in Wood County, 419-352-2390; in Ottawa County, 419-734-6645. Also, available at: www.uwgtol.org.

Vail Meadows therapeutic riding center seeks volunteers to work with special-needs students in therapeutic horseback-riding program. Information: 419-697-8960.

Valentine Theatre seeks volunteers to usher, work concessions, and check coats during performances. Information: 419-242-3490.

Victim Witness Assistance Program needs volunteers to assist with light clerical duties and correspondence to victims of crime. Time slots available during business hours at the Lucas County Common Pleas Courthouse Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Visiting Nurse Hospice and Health Care, share time with terminally ill patients and their families. Information: 419-897-2803.

Wolcott House is looking for people interested in history and in volunteering at the Wolcott House Museum Complex, especially at docents on Saturday and Sunday afternoons and tour guides to lead school groups during the morning hours Tuesday through Friday. Docents may spend from one to four afternoons a month from 1-4 p.m. showing guests the Wolcott House Complex. Training and costumes are provided. Retired teachers are specifically encouraged to become docents. For information call 419-893-1840.

Wood County Historical Center is looking for volunteers to serve as roving hosts or hostesses inside the museum during special events. The historical center is located at 13660 County Home Rd. For more information call the museum at 419-352-0967.

Wood County Senior Center looking for a volunteer gardener to take care of plants on the center grounds, 305 North Main St. Fertilizer and soil provided.

YWCA Battered Women s Shelter is in need of volunteers to answer the 24-hour domestic violence crisis line, provide children s activities, sort donations and perform light office duties, must be 18 years of age, criminal background check required. Information: 419-241-3235.

YWCA Rape Crisis Center is in need of volunteers, especially those who speak Spanish and those who can sign for the deaf and hard-of-hearing. Must be at least 21 years old, submit an application, pass a background check, attend a monthly meeting for support, commit to a minimum of 12 hours a month, have car and insurance, have a flexible personal schedule and complete a 52-hour training program. Information: 419-241-7006.



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