published Sunday, November 27th, 2011

Stepping out n New opportunities for volunteers

HOUSTON MUSEUM OF DECORATIVE ARTS

  • 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 some light dusting. 267-7176.

PARTNERSHIP FOR FAMILIES, CHILDREN AND ADULTS

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

  • Extreme Couponers: Help Partnership programs obtain needed 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.

PRISON PREVENTION MINISTRIES

  • Event staff: Staff needed for children's party on Saturday, Dec. 3, at Calvary Chapel, 3415 S. Broad St., 9 a.m.-noon. Volunteers also needed to purchase Christmas gifts for children of incarcerated parents. 622-5768.

SALVATION ARMY

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

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

  • Homeless Shelter: Assist clients 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.

UNITED WAY VOLUNTEER CENTER

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

  • Alzheimer's Association: Enter data four to six hours a month, help answer phones, help with mailings and filing.

  • Chattanooga Community Kitchen: Sort and hang clothes, test equipment at thrift stores; help needed 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.

  • Samaritan Center: Social service assistant needed through December to process paperwork and data entry for Christmas assistance program; event staff needed for Ooltewah-Collegedale parade; groups needed to sort food, check expiration dates and organize donations.

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

  • St. Barnabas Senior Living Services: Sing and perform for residents at the assisted living and nursing home campuses.

UNITED WAY VOLUNTEER CENTER DISASTER RELIEF

  • Catoosa County: Groups with rebuilding skills needed to continue rebuilding work in Catoosa County; needed skills: carpenters, heat/air conditioning, painters, contractors, electricians, dry wall hangers.

  • Open House: Skilled and unskilled volunteers needed to help with construction and debris cleanup in Apison.

  • Cleveland-Bradley Community Action Network: Help with construction in Bradley County. Groups and individuals needed.

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