Patient Assistance: Volunteers needed for to sit with patients. Free group or individual training available . 499-0018.
AMERICAN RED CROSS
Hospital Volunteers: Time commitment of one day a week at area hospital.
265-3455 ext. 125
HUMANE EDUCATION SOCIETY
Pet Socialization: Volunteer spends one-on-one time with shelter animals to exercise, play and love them.
Pet Therapy: Volunteer accompanies pets to assisted-living homes for visits with residents. 624-5302, ext. 228.
MCKAMEY ANIMAL CARE & ADOPTION CENTER
Cat & Dog Caregivers: Volunteers socialize with animals, show them love and attention, and exercise puppies or older dogs in the play yards.
Fostering: Volunteers open their homes to foster a dog, cat, kittens or pups for an overnight stay or until adopted.
Transportation: Volunteers take animals to adoption centers, rescue organizations or other centers that have made requests for particular breeds.
Adoption: Volunteers assist with animal handling and presentation at local pet stores that sponsor weekend adoptions.
All volunteers must attend an orientation class, which is held at the McKamey Center every two weeks. www.mckameyanimalcenter.org or call 305-6500.
READ CHATTANOOGA INC.
Tutors: Volunteers needed to work one-on-one with nonreaders, training included in Laubach method; volunteers needed in Adult Ed classrooms to work with students who need extra help in math and reading; individuals to assist/monitor students in the computer lab, training included.
Office Assistant/Receptionist: Individual needed to answer phones, greet visitors, assist tutors and students on Thursdays from 5 to 8 p.m.
Readmobile Assistants: Volunteers will assist Readmobile coordinator, read aloud and participate in book-related activities for children up to 10 years in age.
Adopt-a-Block Program: Volunteers needed to participate in community service activities in East Lake on the second Saturday of each month.
Family Store: Help staff receive, sort, price and place donations in store showroom.
Social Service: Volunteers assist caseworkers with office and administrative duties.
Youth and Adult Programs: Volunteers will help with after-school recreation, education and mentoring programs for youth; assist with adult education, computer literacy and English-as-a-Second-Language classes for adults. 756-1023.
Barbie Patrol: Groups and individuals needed to groom and dress Barbie dolls and action figures for sale in thrift store.
Toy Preparation: Groups and individuals needed to make sure donated games and puzzles have all pieces before being resold in thrift store.
Prayer Partners: Encourage others through anonymous notes and prayer in the Secret Samaritan prayer program.
Thrift Store Assistance: Individuals needed to sort and process donated items.
Volunteer Coordinator Assistant: Help with secretarial work such as organizing files, making copies, and sending out letters. 238-7777, ext. 24.
Caregiver Assistance: Volunteers provide support and companionship to patients with terminal illnesses and their families by writing letters, reading to patients, running errands, baking, yard work or making blankets and lap quilts. Free training, time commitment of one to three hours per week. 892-3737.
UNITED WAY’S VOLUNTEER CENTER
Barger Academy: Volunteers needed to help students paint portable classrooms, landscape front lawn and repair mosaic fountain at the school’s front entrance. 355-1881 or Allyson.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chattanooga Arthritis Foundation: Volunteers are needed Sunday, Nov. 9, at the Jingle Bell Arthritis Walk/Run, which begins at 2 p.m. in the Tennessee Riverpark. Volunteers will help set up, pass out water to participants, set up markers, and clean up. 667-3040.
Club Discovery: After-school program at Creative Discovery Museum for children ages 8 to 12 with disabilities and their typically developing peers. Volunteers needed Tuesdays from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., through Dec. 2, to help children with art activities, chaperone field trips; commitment of 14 hours over seven weeks. 648-6046
Foster Grandparent Program: Foster grandparents needed to work 20 hours a week with special-needs children in day-care centers, Head Start programs, hospitals and nonprofit agencies. Shifts are 8 a.m. to noon Monday-Friday. Volunteer must be 60 years of age or older, meet low-income eligibility requirements and reside in either Hamilton, Bradley, or McMinn county. 757-5273.
Little Miss Mag Child Care Center: Volunteer with musical training in early childhood education needed for music instruction three hours a week. 266-5286 .
Reflection Riding: Weeding group meets each Thursday, 9-11 a.m., to maintain grounds at Riding. 653-0091
Tennessee River Gorge Trust: Anyone interested in becoming a land steward, willing to volunteer two to four hours twice a month, is invited to a Land Stewardship Volunteer Orientation Session. Choose from either this Thursday at 7 p.m. or Monday, Dec. 8, noon to 1 p.m., at the Tennessee River Gorge Trust office, 535 Chestnut St., Suite 214. 653-0091.
Walker County CAT Team: Volunteers call on families in Walker County to verify that children living at that address are receiving monthly books from the Ferst Book Foundation and to correct mailing information. (706) 866-5488.