Community Service Opportunities
Pet handlers, coordinate volunteers, provide foster homes and transportation, etc.
Contact: Mishell Fricke
P.O. Box 15262
Advocate for abused and neglected children. Volunteers stay with child until placed in safe, permanent home. Must complete 35-hour training program.
Program contact: Bobby Salazar
103 E. Grace St.
Volunteers needed for programs for children and adults with disabilities: administrative support, special events and fundraising
Contact: Irene Williamson
8003 Franklin Farms Dr., Ste. 100
Serve as companions, adopt a person or family at Christmas, assist with recreation, after-school program, summer youth camps
Contact: Jane Rhyne
1901 Westwood Ave.
Work with children’s groups, offer administrative support, help with special events and public education
Program contact: Sarah Mersereau
1506 Staples Mill Road #203
Looking for puppy raisers to open their hearts and homes to raise a future guide dog and give the gift of independence to a blind person.
Contact: Cathy and Les Foldesi
Local number: 285-7931
Assist children and adults with mental disabilities in recreational activities, provide office support, help with fundraising.
Contact: Lucy Cantrell
P.O. Box 91
Provide safe housing, help with fundraising, staff adoption stands, work at shelter and special events such as parades and photo booths.
Contact: Any available staff member
P.O. Box 1011
Office support, volunteer training, hotline volunteers, court advocacy, children’s group volunteers, special projects and events, speakers bureau
Program contact: Sheree Hedrick
629-A N. Washington Highway
Evening supper programs at this transitional shelter for women and children. Tutor, cook meals, donate supplies, children’s activities, transport
Program contact: Sue Leedes
3900 Nine Mile Road
236-5800, ext. 27
On-call shifts, answer crisis hotline, legal advocacy, accompany clients to the hospital, group support, office assistants
Program contact: Chana Ramsey
Volunteers are instrumental to the organization’s mission by serving as wish interviewers, wish granters and fundraisers.
Contact: Carly Morton
2810 N. Parham Road, Ste. 302
Assist with advocacy efforts, help-line support, fundraising, community outreach activities, and National Child Abuse Prevention Month events.
Program contact: Johanna Schuchert
4901 Fitzhugh Ave.
359-6166, ext. 310
Help with special events, animal grooming, greeting visitors, socializing and comforting cats, walking and comforting dogs, and donations.
Contact: Erin Van Vleet
2519 Hermitage Road
Relief staff, child care for residents at the shelter, hotline help, advocacy, sort donations, fundraising.
Program contact: Chris Cain
249-9470, ext. 15
Volunteers help to ensure the humane conditions and treatment of shelter animals through a Pen Pals prison dog- and cat-socialization program.
Program contact: Pixie Williams
P.O. Box 27142
Offer administrative support, work with domestic violence victims in shelters, meet rape victims in emergency rooms, work in the preschool and assist with after-school programs. Speaking opportunities. Some training required.
Contact: Rebekah Carrow
6 N. Fifth St.
643-6761, ext. 117