The Volunteer Opportunities column is compiled from community input and in partnership with United Way of Anchorage's Volunteer Center, liveunitedanchorage.org/volunteer. To list an opportunity, email Joy Guest at firstname.lastname@example.org or Sue Brogan of United Way at email@example.com.
Southcentral Foundation: Help elders with arts and crafts 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesdays, or with bingo 12:30-1:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Must be 18 or older. (729-6515)
Standing Together Against Rape: Help with office work, events, community outreach, speakers bureau and crisis line. (Rebecca, 276-7279)
Alaska Medicare Program: Learn about Medicare and help others navigate the system, including the online prescription drug plan tool. Training provided. (269-3669)
Loussac Library: Provide program support for Anchorage Public Library by working with staff to host programs. Duties may include setting up for an event, making announcements, distributing materials and evaluation forms, operating audio/visual equipment, keeping track of attendance or working with staff in charge. (343-2981, www.anchoragelibrary.org)
Alaska Regional Hospital: Help at the gift shop, the information desk or in other areas. (264-1745)
Alaska Women's Resource Center: Help with a variety of tasks. (Diane, 565-1239, firstname.lastname@example.org)
Alzheimer's Resource Agency: Help with art classes, office work and special events. (Angela, 561-3313, www.alzalaska.org)
Alaska Disaster Medical Assistance Team: AK-1 DMAT provides medical assistance in the event of a national disaster. All medical skills are needed as well as security, logistics and communications volunteers. (www.ak1dmat.com)
Covenant House Alaska: Adults are needed to join the mentor program to provide guidance and act as role models to community youths. As a mentor, you would be matched with an individual youth. The ideal candidate would be willing to make a one-year commitment, working with ages 18-20. Must be able to pass a background check. (www.covenanthouseak.org/mentor.asp, 339-4497; email@example.com)
Alaska Dog and Puppy Rescue: The nonprofit organization working in the Mat-Su and Anchorage is looking for loving homes for rescued dogs and puppies. Or you can volunteer at adoption clinics, help with fundraising efforts and more. (745-7030, firstname.lastname@example.org)
Girls on the Run: Both men and women are needed to serve on the board and as volunteers for this youth development program that combines an interactive curriculum with running to inspire self-respect and healthy lifestyles in pre-teen girls. Lessons provide girls with the tools to make positive decisions and to avoid risky adolescent behaviors. For details and position descriptions, email email@example.com.
Anchorage Pioneers' Home: Help with a variety of activities such as baking, community outings, arts and crafts, or bingo and other games. (343-7240)
Rabbit Creek Shooting Park: Motivated individuals who are concerned with firearm safety and interested in assisting the public are needed as range safety officers to monitor the range during weekend shooting hours. Training is provided. (345-7831)