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12/31/2012 4:12:00 PM
Volunteers: Dec. 31
Special to the Courier


The Area Agency on Aging - NACOG is seeking individuals interested in volunteering for the Ombudsman program in Sedona, Cottonwood, Prescott, Prescott Valley and Chino Valley. If you are a good listener, enjoy people, and want to contribute to a senior's quality of life in a long term care facility, please contact Barbara Andre at 928-649-3763 (email bandre@nacog.org) or toll free 1-877-521-3500 or Bruce Reed at 928-776-7871 (email breed@nacog.org).

Prescott Center for the Arts PCA Singers are looking for a few good men who can sing. If you are interested, call the director of the PCA Singers, Mary Ann Dutton, at 776-8992. The first rehearsal is Jan. 8, 2013.

The Prescott Center for the Arts is looking for volunteers to help with theatre and visual art exhibits at the corner of Marina and Willis Streets in the old Scared Heart Church. Visit www.pca-az.net and select the volunteer tab or, call Jon Meyer at 541-0209.

Grants To You will be have a two-day workshop from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, and Saturday, Jan. 26, at the Town of Prescott Valley Library. Register and pay ($35) online at www.grantstoyou.org or send your check to Susan Bailey Smith, 7085 N. Coyote Springs Road, Prescott Valley, AZ 86315. For more information, call Susan at 925-1971.

The Coalition for Compassion and Justice/Open Door is looking for a case-management volunteer to assist with client intakes and voucher distribution. This position will be shared with another volunteer and will require a commitment of four to eight hours per week. Please call Meghan at 533-2674, email ccjvista1@gmail.com, or visit yavapaiccj.org.

Neighbor to Neighbor in Prescott Valley and People Who Care in Prescott and Chino Valley are seeking caring volunteers to help people who are unable to drive to continue living independently. Volunteers are needed to drive people to medical appointments, shop for food, visit the homebound, give caregivers respite, and more. Contact Neighbor to Neighbor at 775-6145, neighbor@northlink.com or www.ntnaz.org; for People Who Care, call 445-2480, email ppwc@cableone.net or visit www.peoplewhocareaz.com.

The Bob Stump VA Medical Center is recruiting for home respite volunteers who will visit veterans in their home, providing relief to families and caregivers. The volunteer will socialize with homebound veterans, but will not provide any direct hands-on care. The VA seeks mature adult volunteers with excellent communications skills. A background check is required. If interested, call 776-6013.

Stepping Stones Agencies is looking for volunteers for the human resources and administrative office, community awareness program, thrift store cashiers, pricing and merchandising, and at the bookstore and gift shop. Contact Robin at 772-4184.

The Prescott Area Women's Shelter (PAWS) is for women and children who need a warm meal and a place to sleep in warmth and safety. The shelter needs office, laundry and kitchen supplies, quarters for laundry, bus passes/tickets and easy breakfast foods. Donors may contribute the items or money to buy them. Financial donations will also go to help pay the rent and utilities. All donations are tax-deductible. The shelter is always in need of volunteers to be advocates, meal providers and overnight supervisors; there is a $25 volunteer stipend pay for any overnight volunteer and the shift runs from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. Training is provided for all volunteer positions, contact Marissa Mezzio at 778-5933 or email to paws.volunteer.az@gmail.com. Call Carmen Frederic at 778-5933 or email pawsdirector@qwestoffice.net.

Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary is seeking caring and dedicated individuals to help in the Living Collections department (animal care). Duties would include kitchen work, food/diet prep, animal feeding and enclosure cleaning. The sanctuary is also seeking a caring, dedicated, driven individual who wants to help the nonprofit rescue and education facility raise money by managing and directing the grant-writing projects to continue the goal of "Conservation through Education." Call Becky at 778-4242, ext. 17, or email bsalazar@heritageparkzoo.org.

AARP Tax-Aide, an IRS-certified program, is seeking greeters, facilitators and counselor volunteers to assist with preparation of federal and state tax returns for low- to moderate-income individuals in Prescott, Prescott Valley and Chino Valley. Contact Janelle at taxaide@cableone.net.

Humboldt Unified School District's GEAR UP Grant (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs) needs volunteers. The mission of the GEAR UP program is to get more students to college by focusing on keeping students in school, increasing the graduation rate, improving students' academic performance and increasing their knowledge of college options and financing. Contact Lisa at 759-4043 or lisa.garnes@humboldtunified.com.

Central Yavapai Fire District seeks volunteers. Fire Corps creates opportunities for citizens to give back to their community by providing non-emergency assistance to their local fire/EMS department. From maintaining vehicles, promoting life safety education or offering administrative assistance, you can help your community become safer and better prepared for natural disasters and other emergencies. For a volunteer application, visit www.centralyavapaifire.org. For other information, contact Steven Owings at 772-7711, ext. 3023

Sharlot Hall Museum, 415 W. Gurley St. and Fort Whipple Museum, 500 N. Highway 89 on the Bob Stump Memorial Veterans Hospital grounds, are seeking volunteers. Opportunities at the Sharlot Hall Museum include serving as tour guide or as a docent in the historic buildings, working as a front desk receptionist, assisting with merchandising in the gift store, participating in special events and festivals, getting involved with restoration and museum maintenance, preserving museum collections and archives, or helping to maintain the showplace gardens and grounds. Ft. Whipple has docent opportunities available Thursday - Saturday. Call 445-3122, ext. 18, for more information.

Every day, senior adults help increase joy and meaning in the lives of other older adults. How can you do this? By serving as a Senior Peer Volunteer. You can lift adults up when they feel down, help them decrease loneliness, or assist them in creating purpose in their lives. What can be better than that? If you want to make this kind of impact in an older adult's life, call the Senior Peer Volunteer Program of West Yavapai Guidance Clinic at 445-5211, ext. 2601.

The Prescott Valley Library Adult Literacy Program is seeking experienced volunteer tutors for adults who wish to improve their reading and writing. Tutors meet with students in Prescott Valley or Prescott. Email Cathie Mount at seejmount@yahoo.com or leave a message at 759-3049 detailing the basics about yourself.

Woodworkers with home wood shops are needed to volunteer to help make toys for kids in the Burn Center in Phoenix and the Children's Cancer Hospital in Phoenix. The wood is all donated and the group has patterns. Contact Ed at 776-9193.

The Susan J. Rheem Adult Day Centers in Prescott and Prescott Valley are looking for volunteers to lead games and classes, share stories, assist with activities, help with cooking, cleaning and organizing, answer phones, and more. Any and all help is greatly appreciated. Call Melody Thomas-Morgan, activity director of the Prescott center, at 445-6384, ext. 106, or Kathy Christianson, activity director of the center in Prescott Valley, at 775-3563. For more information, visit www.AdultCareServices.org.

Prescott Valley's Good Works Crew needs volunteers to help citizens physically unable to maintain their property because of age, disability or circumstance. To volunteer, arrange for a volunteer packet or for placement on the service waiting list, call the Community Development Department at 759-3050.

Yavapai Regional Medical Center has openings for volunteers in the gift shops on both campuses. If you are interested in helping with sales and providing excellent customer service, call the Prescott campus at 771-5678 or the Prescott Valley campus at 442-8678.

The Arizona Pioneers' Home Foundation is looking for people who would like to participate with fundraising events, which include a fall rummage sale, Christmas bazaar and spring rummage sale. Call Virginia at 445-3216 or Janet at 778-1743.

The Sunshine Stitchers group is looking for volunteers to crochet, knit, quilt and sew. We donate to local organizations and meet twice a month on Mondays, from 12:45 to 3 p.m. in Prescott. For information and the meeting location, call Lynne at 778-7748.

Blankets 4 Kids is looking for a volunteer from the Chino Valley area who will be responsible to pick up donations from the three box locations - Country West Mobile Home Park on Highway 69, inside the entrance of the Safeway Store and in the Safeway parking lot. These boxes can be serviced at your convenience. The nonprofit is also looking for a part-time volunteer who has some marketing skills. Please call Ron at 541-0483.

Boys to Men Mentoring Network is looking for men to be mentors to teenage boys. For additional information, call Richard Mansbach at 642-3087 or visit www.boystomenaz.org.

Yavapai Big Brothers Big Sisters is looking for volunteers who want to positively impact the lives of children in our community. YBBBS needs volunteers to work in the office, plan agency events and help with graphic design/photography projects. YBBBS also needs individuals to become Big Brothers, Big Sisters and family matches. There are hundreds of vulnerable boys and girls in every community throughout Yavapai County who are in need of a Big. Please call 778-5135 or sign up at www.azbigs.org.

The Highlands Center for Natural History is seeking volunteers to serve as Highlands Hosts in its Benson Family Nature Store for three to four hours per week, or as a sub to fill in and cover vacations. Hosts operate the computer cash register, greet visitors and explain the center's mission. Some administrative work possible and computer skills helpful. Call Gwyneth or Sue at 776-9550. Other volunteer positions may be available; check the website at www.highlandscenter.org.

The Chino Valley Animal Shelter (CVAS) needs volunteers daily to walk dogs in Memory Park and to play with them in the exercise yard. Volunteers are also needed on weekends to transport and show adoptable dogs at off-site locations, and to work at events to raise funds for veterinary care and other animal-related needs. To schedule a short orientation and learn about the application process, call Danielle or Launi at 636-4223, ext. 7.

Animal Disaster Services (ADS) is seeking volunteers to create and maintain an emergency shelter for animals during disasters when evacuations are required. Call Becky Salazar at 445-3347 or email beckysalazar@cableone.net.

Are you interested in helping traumatized victims? If it's not in your nature to walk away from someone experiencing the worst moment of their life and if you would like to work with police officers, firefighters and nurses on emergency scenes, consider becoming a Certified Trauma Intervention Program (TIP) volunteer. TIP is a group of specially trained citizen volunteers who provide emotional and practical support to victims of traumatic events. For information, call Sue at 445-4655.

The Yavapai County Sheriff's Response Team Search & Rescue 4X4 unit needs volunteers as drivers or observers. A 4WD vehicle is not required to be an observer. If you like helping people and learning new skills and can commit to responding any time of the day to help those in need, contact Art at 717-9350 or Jim at 925-2224.

The Yavapai County Volunteers in Protection program is looking for individuals interested in joining the Sheriffs Auxiliary Force Patrol Group. Patrol Group members are armed and drive YCSO patrol vehicles. All training, including defensive tactics and firearms, is provided. Visit www.ycvip.org or call Richard at 443-0607.

The Chino Valley and Paulden Area Ministerial Association works in conjunction with St. Vincent De Paul Society and the Salvation Army to help people with critical housing needs. To volunteer or to make a donation, call 636-0276. The office is located behind the Chino Valley Community Church, 1969 N. Highway 89.

Community Forest Trust needs volunteers to work in various capacities within the Prescott National Forest. Duties range from indoor clerical work to vigorous physical labor outdoors. Volunteering can be temporary, seasonal or full-time commitments. Visit www.communityforesttrust.com, call Bruce Maurer at 443-8230 or email bmauer@fs.fed.us.

Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Arizona is looking for volunteers to work with youths from 6 to 18 years of age after school and during the summer. Do you have a special hobby or interest and would like to share or teach to kids? We have club sites in Prescott and Prescott Valley. If your specialty is in the arts, sports, fitness, health, life skills or leadership and having fun, call 776-9191 (Prescott) or 759-3205 (Prescott Valley) for more information.

The Prescott Police Department's Citizens on Patrol Program is recruiting individuals who wish to join a team of dedicated citizens willing to donate their time to better our community. Citizens on Patrol assist with traffic control, crime scene security, vacation watches, city code enforcement, sex offender notifications, radar deployment and speed enforcement programs, school and park watches, and more. Contact Sgt. Jeff Hemphill at 777-1971.

The Spot... A Child's Museum, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit located in the Gateway Mall, is looking for volunteers to assist in presenting quality hands-on STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) exhibits and activities for children of all ages. Visit www.thespotmuseum.org or call 713-9796.

Prescott Area Tennis Association, a local nonprofit, is seeking part-time tennis volunteers to assist with tennis clinics. We offer low-cost instruction to elementary-age children in the greater Prescott area. If you are energetic, enthusiastic, enjoy working with children, and have a positive attitude, we can use your help. Call Barbara at 772-2099 or email pataquickstart@prescotttennis.org.

The Lonesome Valley Company of the Arizona Rangers is an unpaid all-volunteer law enforcement support and assistance civilian auxiliary working under established law enforcement agencies. They also provide youth support, community service and work to preserve the tradition, honor and history the Territorial Arizona Rangers created in 1901. Visit www.lvrangers.org or call Captain David Kyburz at 899-1941.

Grants To You, a national nonprofit with corporate offices in Prescott, seeks individuals to serve on the Board of Directors. Grants To You provides very low-cost training to volunteers who want to assist their favorite local nonprofit with their grant research and writing. Call Paul at 776-7976.

The Elks Opera House Guild needs docent volunteers to work in the beautifully restored historic theater. The Elks Opera House is open Tuesdays through Fridays from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. for tours and ticket purchases. Call Maxine at 778-5236 or email mvdillahuntycableone.net.

Community Partnership for Comfort Care volunteers help people put in writing their plan for the care they want or don't want long before a traumatic event takes place. Comfort Care needs volunteers to help fulfill this mission. The group meets the third Friday of each month at 1065 Ruth St., Prescott. Call Sarah at 308-4292 or Janet at 776-8457.

Prescott Audubon Society is looking for volunteers to help remove non-native invasive weeds at the Highlands Center for Natural History. Email Cathy at cpalmgessner@gmail.com.

The Smoki Museum has volunteer opportunities available for anyone interested in American Indian art and culture, whether they have an hour per week, would prefer an ongoing commitment or just want to work special events. For information, contact Cindy at 445-1230 or director@smokimuseum.org.

The American Cancer Society's Cancer Resource Center has various volunteer opportunities available in the Prescott area. For information, call 526-7345.

Prescott Area Celtic Society promotes the preservation and education of Scottish and Celtic culture. The group needs volunteers to help with the Highland Games that take place at Watson Lake in Prescott every year. Call Gary or Roslyn at 237-1113.

Arizona Department of Public Safety is accepting applications for a chaplain volunteer representing different faith groups to provide assistance to employees, their families and citizens during critical times. To apply, visit www.azdps.gov/careers/volunteers/openings or call (602) 223-2290.

The Civil Air Patrol, Prescott Squadron 206, a nonprofit all-volunteer organization, is seeking men and women to train for Search and Rescue and Disaster Relief and FEMA support. Come to a meeting on the second, third and fourth Thursday of every month at 6 p.m. in the Civil Air Patrol Hut at the airport, 6508 Janine Lane. Call 415-1506 for information.

Prescott Churches Online needs volunteers to help churches write up their spiritual growth opportunities into a free listing at www.GracePathways.org. Email gracepathways@gmail.com or call 499-8306.

Life Connections, a pro-life Christian pregnancy center offering support and resources to women facing an unplanned pregnancy, needs volunteers passionate about serving with love and understanding. The organization gives free pregnancy tests, offers education in the area of sexual responsibility, and provides referrals to doctors' offices and community resources. The center is located at 654 W. Gurley, Suite A. Contact Diane or Donna at 227-3130.

Prescott Art Docents serve the area's children and adults with an interest in art. No prior art history background or art skills are needed. Training is provided. Continuing education is offered through the Monday morning program series, which is open to the public. For information, call Jeanne at 777-9097.

Funeral Consumers Alliance trains volunteers interested in helping people pre-plan a simple, dignified, affordable funeral. They counsel people weekly at the Adult Center of Prescott. If you would like to volunteer, call 778-3000.

The Arizona Pioneers Home Foundation is a nonprofit charitable organization that assists residents of the home by helping to provide needed amenities and repairs. The group is also in need of monetary donations and items for its spring and fall rummage sales. Please call Dawn Knight at 445-4471.

The Bob Stump VA Medical Center seeks volunteers to assist veteran patients in the hospice unit. This unique position requires a compassionate individual willing to make a difference during veterans' final hours. Schedules may vary. For more information or to register, contact Carole at 445-4860, ext. 7514.

Good Samaritan Society - Hospice, a nonprofit organization, needs volunteers as part of the team to assist with patients and families. The volunteers are formally trained in an eight-week comprehensive program so that they can provide respite for caregivers and enhance the end-of-life support for patients. Call 778-5655, ext. 207.

United Animal Friends (UAF) is looking for volunteers to change the lives of local cats and dogs. UAF needs foster homes and will pay vet bills. UAF has a variety of animal-related and administrative volunteer opportunities available. Volunteers meet at 12:30 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month at Yavapai Title Agency, 1235 E. Gurley St., Prescott. Interested animal lovers should contact UAF at 778-2924 or visit www.unitedanimalfriends.org.

Yavapai County Jeep Posse, a search-and-rescue unit reporting to the sheriff's office, is looking for volunteers. Openings are available in all areas. A four-wheel drive vehicle is not required. In addition to search-and-rescue operations, the posse conducts forest fire evacuations and floodwater evacuations for the sheriff's office. Call Larry at 379-1909.

Arizona's Off-Highway Vehicle Ambassador program is seeking individuals to monitor and maintain motorized areas, roads, trails and facilities in Prescott National Forest. Volunteers must have an off-highway vehicle such as a motorcycle, quad unit or a four-wheel-drive vehicle and provide a recognizable presence on public lands, model appropriate riding behavior and provide educational and informative material to the public. Contact Bruce Maurer at The Community Forest Trust, P.O. Box 10883, Prescott, AZ 86305; call 443-8230 or 307-259-0765; or email communityforesttrustmail@gmail.com.

Hospice Family Care is recruiting volunteers. Shopping, respite, reading to the patient, holding a hand or listening are some of the ways in which a volunteer can care for patients and their families experiencing life-limiting illness. A two-hour visit each week in home care or a scheduled time in the inpatient unit at the Crossings is asked of all volunteers. Training and paid mileage is provided. For information, call Kristy at 541-1740.

Prescott Community Access Channel Inc. is looking for creative individuals who are interested in serving on the PR and marketing committee. The committee meets once a month and is responsible for coming up with creative ideas to help promote awareness of the station and upcoming events. Call Monika at 445-0909.

Search and Rescue Quad Unit has volunteer opportunities for those who want to learn new skills, assist the community or help those lost or injured. If you own a quad/ATV, UTV or RZR, call Paul at 775-3298.

New Hope Ranch, a horse rescue, rehabilitation and relocation organization in Chino Valley, is looking for volunteers to help with grooming, cleaning of water troughs and stalls, groundskeeping and general maintenance that may include painting of animal pens and repairs of corrals. Call 636-2230.

Project Linus is a nonprofit organization looking for quilters, knitters and crocheters to make fresh and bright blankets for children of all ages. These blankets provide a sense of security, warmth and comfort for children in trauma situations. Donations of yarn and fabric (cotton, flannel and fleece) always needed. Call Adrienne at 445-6471.

The Prescott Fine Arts Gallery has volunteer opportunities helping curate shows, assisting the gift shop manager and hosting at the gallery. Training will be provided. Call Maria at 443-8854.

Peace4Kids (P4K), a nonprofit high school foreign exchange organization, is looking for community supervisors to find host families and work with exchange students during the school year. Individuals must enjoy working with teenagers and have good communication skills. Community supervisors receive a stipend for their work. Call 1-877-381-4739 or visit www.peace4kids.net.

Miss Kitty's Cat House Adoption Center is looking for dedicated volunteers who love cats. You can be a foster and provide that extra one-on-one attention so many cats and kittens need. If you want to enjoy a variety of cats, you could join our team of house crew volunteers to help care for resident cats and kittens. Or perhaps you have another skill that would help Miss Kitty's to provide homes for our feline friends. If you are ready to lend a helping paw, call 445-5411.

Prescott Creeks, a local nonprofit working on water quality and riparian habitat, is looking for committee members to help organize this year's Run for the Creeks. Volunteers are needed to help determine racecourses and lengths, T-shirt design, medal design, sponsorship, advertising and gifts and prizes for participants. Call 445-5669.

The Lucky Club Animal Rescue Group is looking for volunteers who love dogs. We need people who can foster dogs in their homes, people who can transport dogs to veterinary appointments and adoption events and people to help show dogs at weekend adoption events. The Lucky Club pays for veterinary bills and medical care. Please call 778-5507 or 1-800-364-9454.

Horses With HEART (Hands-on Equine Assisted Riding Therapy) provides therapeutic riding for people with physical, mental and emotional disabilities. We are always looking for volunteers to help with riding lessons, horse care and committee work. For more information, call 533-9178.

The Yavapai Humane Society (YHS) is looking for animal lovers to make a difference in the lives of companion animals. Needed are foster parents, dog-walkers, cat caretakers, special event and fundraising assistance and help in the thrift store. Call 445-2666 or visit www.yavapaihumane.org.

The Prescott Chamber of Commerce is seeking qualified volunteers to work the Visitors Center, 117 W. Goodwin St. Volunteers work one or two four-hour shifts per week assisting tourists and citizens. Qualifications include a friendly, outgoing personality, good general knowledge of Prescott and the surrounding communities, good computer skills, good communication skills, and adaptability. Volunteers should be proud of their town and ready to show it off. To apply, send a letter of inquiry to the Prescott Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 1147, Prescott, AZ 86302, Attn: Robert Coombs, or call 445-2000, ext. 122.

City of Prescott Parks and Recreation Department is recruiting volunteers for ranger positions. Individuals who enjoy hiking and biking and value an environmentally clean park and trails system can join the team to become the "eyes and ears" of the city. Rangers will work with park staff, the police department and fire department on park, safety and first aid training. Call 777-1588.

The Victim Services Division of the Yavapai County Attorney's Office is looking for volunteers to serve as victim advocates. Volunteers provide victims' rights information, victim input to judges, and courtroom advocacy, as well as some clerical assistance within the Victim Services division. A comprehensive training program is provided. Qualifications include good listening, communication, people skills and a desire to help people in need. A criminal background/fingerprint check is required. Call Jennifer at 777-7113.

The local Red Cross office is looking for disaster and office volunteers. Red Cross disaster volunteers help meet the immediate emergency needs of disaster victims such as locating a safe place to sleep, food and emotional support. Office volunteers are needed to answer phones, register people for CPR classes and organize recruitment events. To learn more or complete an application, visit www.arizonaredcross.org and click on "Volunteer."

The Prescott Valley Police Department is seeking people for citizen patrols, animal control, criminal investigations, evidence assistance, records and special events. Applications are available at the PVPD records window. Call Sgt. Mark Postula at 772-5144 or email mpostula@pvaz.net with questions. You can find more volunteer opportunities with the PVPD at www.prescottvalleypolice.net.

Northland Cares, the only non-profit HIV/AIDS clinic in a six-county region of Northern Arizona, is in need of volunteers to do light housekeeping, answer phones and assist the office manager in helping with clerical work. Please call 776-4612.

NOAH, a nonprofit thrift store that supports local animal organizations, needs volunteers. Morning (10 a.m. to 1 p.m.) or afternoon shifts Mondays through Saturdays are available. No experience is necessary. Come by NOAH, 603 S. Granite St., to sign up or call 708-0545 for more information.

Hacienda de los Milagros (Home of Miracles), a nonprofit teaching and healing animal sanctuary, has volunteer opportunities to clean pens and assist with events and fundraising. The organization is also looking for volunteers to join the board of directors. Interested parties should love animals, have good community connections and be willing to find new donors. Call Wynne at 533-0684.

Hospice of the Pines needs volunteers who would make home visits, do office jobs or help with deliveries. The time commitment is one or two hours every one or two weeks. A free orientation class takes place from 9 a.m. to noon every Tuesday at 6719 E. 2nd Street, Suite C, Prescott Valley. The class is eight weeks long but modular in format, so interested parties can begin at any time. For further information, call 632-0111.

Prescott Valley Old Town preserves and promotes the past for future generations. The organization is raising money to build the Old Town Park and needs more people to help with the mission to preserve and promote the historic district of Prescott Valley. Meetings are at 8:30 a.m. every Wednesday at Pony Espresso. For more information, call 420-4373 or email patty@pvoldtown.com.

Community Pregnancy Center has a variety of volunteer opportunities including front desk assistance, sorting clothes in the baby store or being trained to be a mentor/peer counselor. For more information or to apply, call Mary Kay at 778-7654. CPC is located at 1124 E. Gurley St., Prescott.

The Phippen Museum is looking for volunteers who love Western art and meeting new people. Phippen volunteers help in every area of the museum, from greeting visitors to helping install exhibits. If interested, contact volunteer coordinator James Ward at 778-1385 or email phippen@phippenartmuseum.org.

Volunteer positions are available in Granite Gate Senior Living Community's activity department. Call Barbara at 771-8200 for information.

Stitches from the Heart needs volunteers to knit, crochet or quilt blankets, sweaters and hats for babies in need. These items are donated to hospitals all over the country. Patterns are available. Donated yarn is appreciated. For information, call 1-877-985-9212, mail to 4572 Telephone Road, #909, Ventura, CA 93003, email StitchFromHeart@aol.com or visit www.StitchesFromTheHeart.org.

The Arizona Pioneers Home Foundation is looking for people who are interested in enhancing residents' lives by providing new ideas and hands-on involvement to raise money for new equipment, help pay for activities, décor and help with rummage sales, book sales, the Christmas bazaar, music events, etc. The foundation also needs participants for a speakers bureau. Call Dawn at 445-4471 or Virginia at 445-3216.

Prescott Area Habitat for Humanity is looking for volunteers. There are openings on the construction sites for skilled and unskilled workers. There are also openings at the ReStore to help clean and stock the donated items. We also need people to help with resource development and various other committees. Orientation/safety trainings are at 7 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursday of each month. Call Gail at 445-8003, ext. 14, for more information.

Yavapai County Ares/Races, a volunteer amateur radio organization working with the Yavapai County Office of Emergency Management to provide emergency communications, is in need of public-service minded amateur radio operators who would like to serve their communities. Technician class and higher licensees are eligible to join. Visit www.k7yca.org or call Lloyd at 717-2706.

Rainbow Acres, a faith-based assisted-living facility located in Camp Verde, is seeking volunteers to work in a new program for developmentally disabled adults. The right candidates will have a desire to work with very special "Ranchers" and be available for a minimum of three hours weekly. For more information, call Dee at 567-5231, ext. 1045.

The Circle L Ranch in Prescott Valley needs volunteers to help with their dog and horse rescue mission. Volunteers are especially needed on weekends to help brush dogs, train dogs, do laundry, dog-walking, adoption events, water the horses, help feed and clean paddocks, and general cleaning. Experienced animal handlers would be valuable, as would foster-care families for puppies. For information, call 772-6746 or 273-7005, or email circlelranchdogs@gmail.com.

Birthline needs volunteers to keep the facility open and answer the phone. The facility is located at 808 Hillside, Prescott. The shifts are two hours from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays. Contact Donna at 445-7903 or Pat at 778-5787 to volunteer or for more information. Any mother needing help for a pregnancy crisis situation or anyone wishing to donate an item may call 778-5683 or visit the facility.

The Prescott Valley Historical Society welcomes anyone interested in helping preserve the heritage of the area by participating in its monthly meetings and other activities of the society. Volunteers are needed to staff exhibit tables at special events and to help in the office and archives located in the Prescott Valley Civic Center. Call 759-5524 and leave a message.

The Yavapai County Volunteers in Protection (VIPs), a nonprofit organization which operates under the direction of the Yavapai County Sheriff's Office, is looking for volunteers in administration and armed patrol. Previous law enforcement experience is not required; all training is provided free of charge. Males and females are urged to apply. For more information, contact Volunteer Services at 771-3281 or VIP recruiter Richard Vencill at 443-0607.

Yavapai Regional Medical Center needs a volunteer in the Family Resource Center's First Steps Program. After training, the volunteer will make visits to new moms requesting parenting education and one-on-one support in the privacy of the parent's own home. Bilingual as well as just English-speaking volunteers needed. For information, call Bonnie at 771-5651.

Meadow Park Care Center has volunteer opportunities for people at least 18 years of age. Volunteer positions include interacting with residents during periods of arts, crafts, games, music, reading and reminiscing. For more information, call Ashley at 778-9777.

The J.S. Acker Music Park Association, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of musical culture in the community, is looking for volunteers to help with the annual Acker Musical Showcase. Share your talent for organization and ability to bring in sponsorship money and help committee members put on this annual December event. Email your interest to info@ackershowcase.com or call Marion at 771-1520. Visit www.ackershowcase.com for more information.

Pioneer Park Equestrian Center Association seeks volunteers to help with various fundraising events, mailings and publicity. General meetings are held monthly on the first Wednesday of the month at Extension Building C on the Prescott Rodeo grounds. For information, call Frank or Carrie at 830-2883 or 830-2882 or email Fdeak@DeakTeam.com. Visit www.PPECA.org.

Open Space Alliance of Central Yavapai County needs a marketing expert who would like to help preserve open space and the community's quality of life. The group also needs someone with web design skills to upgrade its website to recruit new members and offer people the ability to make online contributions. Call Tom at 708-0695.

Volunteer at Parenting Arizona needs volunteers to help parents and teens in strengthening their family relationships. Training provided. 776-9409.

Northern Arizona VA Health Care System needs volunteers - men, women and young people - every day. Information: 776-6013.

AARP needs volunteers for the AARP Driver Safety Program. Participants will receive initial training and participate in annual or semiannual instructor workshops to maintain and enhance their skills. Instructors are required to teach a minimum of three classes each year. The schedule can be very flexible. Volunteers are reimbursed for approved out-of-pocket expenses. For further information, call 1-888-227-7669 or email drive@aarp.org.

Granite Mountain Home Care and Hospice is currently accepting applications for hospice volunteers. Volunteers provide companionship visits with patients, brief respite for family caregivers or assist in the office if desired. A commitment of two or more hours per week is required. A four-session training will begin soon. For information, call Sarah at 445-2522, ext. 207.

Department of Veterans Affairs is asking youths in the tri-city area to donate their time and talents to helping veterans. For information, contact the Voluntary Services office at the Bob Stump Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center at 776-6013.

Parenting Arizona needs volunteer childcare workers for a couple of hours a week. Monetary compensation is available. For further information, call 776-9409.

The Center Adult Day Services in Prescott needs a volunteer to work one half-day a week to keep its small patio garden neat and clean. Small raised beds and flowerpots make it easy to manage. Call Pam Catlin at 445-6384.

Disabled American Veterans is looking for volunteer drivers. For more information, call Reuben at 776-6064 between 8 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

Yavapai Family Advocacy Center needs volunteers. Pick one or more three- to four-hour shifts Mondays through Fridays. Help at the front desk, answer phones, greet clients and help with children. Call 775-0669.

Northern Arizona Vision and Hearing Loss Center needs volunteers for a variety of jobs. Help vision-impaired with ceramics and help coordinate special events. Call Doris or Carol at 778-0055.

SCORE, a group of volunteer counselors to small businesses in Yavapai County, is seeking men and women with business experience to help new and existing entrepreneurs become more successful. SCORE volunteers not only provide free, confidential, one-on-one counseling to new and existing small businesses, but also teach more than 10 low-cost seminars on a variety of business topics in Prescott. Those interested in becoming a counselor should contact Northern Arizona SCORE at score@northlink.com or 778-7438 from 10 a.m. to noon Mondays through Fridays. The office is located at 1228 Willow Creek Road, Suite 2, in Prescott.

New Horizons Independent Living Center is looking for volunteers to help with answering phones, classes and support groups, fundraising, scheduling and driving for its transportation program, and much more. Call Deborah at 772-1266.

Teenage Pregnancy Prevention Program needs volunteers to help with special events, educational training, afterschool programs, life skills classes, mentoring, coaching, office duties, writing/editing, and much more. Contact Diane at 778-2531, ext. 3414.


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