published Sunday, December 25th, 2011

Stepping out n New opportunities for volunteers


  • Training: Sit with terminally ill patients for physical, emotional and spiritual support. Free training at your convenience. 499-0018.


  • Help-line staff: Answer crisis intervention/help lines, three- or four-hour shift may be done from agency's call center or home. Training provided. 899-5719.


  • Tuck-In Callers: Make telephone calls once a week to patients/families to ensure they have necessary supplies, medications and support for the weekend. Volunteers are given script to follow for calls. 892-4289, ext. 23855.


  • Docents: Train to give tours of the museum, flexible scheduling Thursday-Sunday, noon-4 p.m.

  • Gift Shop: Work in gift shop selling, wrapping and doing light dusting. 267-7176.


  • Dogwood Shop: Individual with retail experience or who enjoys meeting people needed to staff shop.

  • Extreme Couponers: Help Partnership programs obtain food, household supplies and toiletries economically by clipping coupons. 697-3830.

  • Kitchen Manager: Keep shelter kitchen and pantry stocked and clean; coordinate food donations and prepare up to two nutritional meals per week.

  • Shopping Helpers: Responsible person with a car needed to help homebound clients by shopping for their food and household items.


  • Donation Drive Assistant: Collect food, clothing, baby items for families in need.

  • Family Thrift Store Assistant: Help sort donations at thrift stores.

  • Homeless Shelter: Assist clients in the program with shelter upkeep and outreach programs.

  • Social Service: Assist caseworkers with client interviews, data entry, food pantry management.

  • Disaster Response: Assist Salvation Army personnel with emergency food service, shelter management; free training provided.


To volunteer for any of these positions, call Windy Brooks at 752-0316, unless otherwise noted.

  • Alzheimer's Association: Data-entry volunteers needed four to six hours a month, and an office assistant to answer phones, help with mailings and filing.

  • Chattanooga Community Kitchen: Sort and hang clothes, test equipment for thrift shop; help with general cleaning, sanitizing.

  • Children's Home/Chambliss Shelter: Teach music lessons to teenage males who have either no music education or minimal knowledge of instruments; time commitment of once a week at least.

  • Epilepsy Foundation of Southeast Tennessee: Event staff needed for April fundraiser, Chocolate Fling; silent- auction committee members.

  • Northside Neighborhood House: Research and price vintage items/collectibles donated to thrift store; four hours a week.

  • Ringgold United Methodist Church: Individuals and groups still needed to assist with tornado cleanup. Plumbers and electricians especially needed. 706-935-2109 or 706-935-2199.

  • Signal Centers: Assist marketing and development office with special events, flexible scheduling Monday-Saturday.

  • St. Barnabas Senior Living Services: Share your talent by singing and performing for residents at the assisted living and nursing home campuses.

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