Volunteer opportunities, Nov. 21- 28

Posted 11/21/19

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Volunteer opportunities, Nov. 21- 28


AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY seeks English-speaking and bilingual volunteers to drive patients to appointments and help with other tasks. Call (575) 751-8927.

BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS provides mentoring relationships for boys and girls ages 5-18. Call Oralia González (575) 779-0003 or Karen Koyote (575) 770-5751.

CASA training to begin soon. Become a Court Appointed Special Advocate working on behalf of children in foster care. Contact coordinator Yasmin Haque at (575) 758-0106 or email casa@youthheartline.org.

DREAMTREE PROJECT is looking for 30 volunteers on several two-hour shifts across Dec. 5-7, to help make this year's Taos Festival of Trees a success. A volunteer shift = one free ticket to the event (a $20 value). All volunteer shifts are located at El Monte Sagrado, unless they help with tree delivery on Dec. 7. To sign up, email Irene Loy at events@dreamtreeproject.org or call (575) 425.2039. See dreamtreeproject.org/events-1.

DRIVERS NEEDED by the Road to Recovery program for cancer patients. Volunteer to drive people to their doctor and chemotherapy appointments. All you need is a driver's license and a stint in the American Cancer Society's training program. Call (800) 227-2345.

EQUINE SPIRIT SANCTUARY seeks volunteers,13 Los Caballos Road, Ranchos de Taos. Contact Ruth Bourgeois at (575) 758-1212 or ruth@equinespiritsanctuary.org.

FOR THE LOVE OF READING is looking for one afternoon/week readers and substitutes to read with second- and third-graders at Arroyos del Norte Elementary School starting in January. Training provided. Contact Julie Bouchard at (505) 228-8754 or tmrftlr@gmail.com.

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY TAOS needs volunteers to work at our local home-build job sites, office and the ReStore on a regular basis. E-mail info@taoshabitat.org or call (575) 758-7827.

HOLY CROSS HOSPITAL MEDICAL CENTER Holy Cross Medical Center seeks volunteers to serve in the gift shop, Day Surgery and as ED Patient Advocates. Teens are also needed to serve in a variety of functions. Contact Judy Rebholtz at (575) 751-1188 or pick up an application in the gift shop.

HOSPICE VOLUNTEER TRAINING with Mountain Home Health Hospice, 630 Paseo del Pueblo Sur, Suite 180, Taos. Free. Call (575) 758-4786, ext. 121.

MILLICENT ROGERS MUSEUM is looking for volunteers. Contact Katie Ritter at (575) 758-2462 or by email at coordinator@millicentrogers.org to apply.

STRAY HEARTS ANIMAL SHELTER. Come volunteer at 1200 Saint Francis Lane, Taos. Call (575) 758-2981.

TAOS CENTER FOR THE ARTS needs volunteers for box office, concession, ushers and TCA membership support. Call (575) 758-2052 or email info@tcataos.org.

TAOS RETIREMENT VILLAGE is searching for volunteers to play bingo and help provide other activities for assisted living residents. Contact Bonnie Golden at bonnieg@taosretirement.com or (575) 758-8248 ext 112.

TUTORS NEEDED TO HELP ADULT LEARNERS. Tutors will help students prepare for High School Equivalency. Contact (575) 737-3730 or visit 115 Civic Plaza Drive, entrance and parking are on Bedford Street, Taos.

VETRIDES, an all-volunteer nonprofit corporation to transport disabled veterans to the Albuquerque VA hospital, is in dire need of board members, volunteer drivers, grant writers and interested people to help disabled veterans. See vetrides.org. Contact (575) 758-3894 or (575) 779-5517 or email jerry@vetrides.org.

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