Volunteers are needed to walk and clean the trails that will be used for the Veteran Heritage Trail Run. Clean the sides of the roads of the park and picnic area. Meet at the observation overlook.
Wear gloves, sunscreen, and bug spray! Long pants are recommended. Bring water and a smile!
Second Harvest Food Bank has a new construction project and needs assistance with maintenance. Volunteers will be partnered with a staff person. Responsibilities include handling tools, holding ladders, etc.
Help is needed during business hours: between 8am-4pm (volunteers do not need to commit to the entire 8 hourse).
Do you want to help, but feel more comfortable in an office setting? Avalon Hospice needs volunteers to assit with calling patients on Thursdays to ensure that they have everything that they need. As a tuck-in call volunteer you offer support through a phone call and ask if hospice patients need any supplies, need a nurse to call them, do they have any concerns or needs, and remind them that Avalon Hospice staff are available 24hrs a day.
This opportunity does require a drug screen, background check, 12 hour training that is divided between office setting and self-study time, completion of all required volunteer forms, medical exam form, and ongoing trainings provided on a monthly basis. These can all be completed at no cost to you. Proof of valid car insurance and driver’s license also required.
Hospice patient/family volunteers work directly with patients, caregivers, and families. Direct care volunteers can provide support and comfort to patients and families in many ways. Common areas where direct care volunteers can provide assistance are: companionship, meals for patient/families, assisting with light chores. Volunteers will not be expected to provide hands on care, administer medications, or assist with transfers or walking.
Any volunteer opportunities that involve direct patient contact requires a drug screen, background check, 12 hour training that is divided between office setting and self-study time, completion of all required volunteer forms, medical exam form, 2 step TB testing, and ongoing trainings provided on a monthly basis. These can all be completed at no cost to you. Proof of valid car insurance and driver’s license also required.
If you're looking for a Handy Man project, we've got you covered!
There is always a task at hand for a General Maintenance Volunteer at Marble Springs State Historic Site! From gutter cleaning to repainting a chalkboard, our projects await a person who is handy with a paintbrush or a hammer. Simply express interest and someone will connect with you to get you started.
I know it still feels like winter, but this is a great time of year for gardeners and farmers. We are in full swing planning for this year's growing season. Each year we try something a little different. This year in our main garden we're going to put in some companion plants known as the three sisters-corn, beans, and squash. The beans add nitrogen to the soil, the corn supports the beans as they grow, and the squash provide shade and help reduce weeds. We will be relocating our pollinator garden to a sunnier location and adding in Black-eyed Susans, Coneflowers, Milkweed, and others yet to be determined. The Marble Springs gardens enhance the beauty of the site, while also helping us to educate our visitors. Volunteers are an important part of their success and help make this possible. If you would like to be a part of the clean up, prep and/or care of these gardens, just express interest and we will be in touch!