If the Community Services Council needs help, staff members know where to turn: They'll just call Josie Coleman, who's always willing to help out in a pinch.
Coleman came to the council through the Retired Senior Volunteer Program in January. Two or three times a week she delivers food boxes to homebound elderly people."The clients just love her," said Ronny Gilmore, Information and Referral Center, one of the programs housed in the council offices. "You name it, she does it, but primarily she helps with food delivery."
She also calls bingo at a nursing home once a week. She's a woman, Gilmore said, who knows to give generously of her own time.
Coleman retired from the Veterans Hospital, where she worked in the dietary department.
Did you know that you may qualify for assistance with your utility bills during the cold months? For more information call the Information and Referral Center, 487-4716.
If you'd like to inquire about, or volunteer for, any of the following requests, call the Voluntary Action Center of the Community Services Council, 212 W. 1300 South, 486-2136.
Plant seedlings in Wasatch Mountain State Park Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Provide a haircut.
Adopt a resident at care center who doesn't have family for Christ-mas.
Take phones calls concerning animals. Once a week in your home.
Be a volunteer receptionist.
Organize a new office. Full-time for about a month.
Help with a ball game for the visually impaired. Saturdays Nov. 24-Dec. 15, 9-11 a.m.
Over 60? Be a senior companion.
Help with phone work and basic office duties for group that benefits orphans in Romania.
Help with office tasks. Training. Flexible schedule, four hours a week.
Work in baby room in day-care center. 1-3 hours times a week for four hours.
Be an on-call receptionist. About two hours a week.
Help in nursing area of hospital.
Provide temporary homes for unaccompanied teenage refugees.
Drive cancer patients to and from radiation treatment. Particularly needed in outlying areas. Daytime hours, on call up to four times a month.
Volunteer at area Boys and Girls Clubs.
Tutor elementary school-age children.
Assist with city library programs. Flexible, four-hour shifts.
Be a teacher's assistant in Head Start program.
Work in crisis nursery. Daytime, two four-hour shifts a month.
Sort clothing and household items for needy and homeless people.
Help with basic office duties.
Provide music at center for the blind once a week from 12:30-3 p.m. Piano or organ music.
Conduct sing-a-longs for nursing home residents. Mornings once a week.
Play piano at nursing home. Thursday at 10:30 a.m. Transportation, sheet music provided.
Conduct Bible study class at care center.
Visit residents, help with activities at care center.
Provide office help for Federation for a Drug-Free Youth.
Help compile five years' of newspaper clippings, awards and other memorabilia into a coherent scrapbook.
Provide general office help. Training, flexible schedule. Also need a volunteer coordinator.
Go to schools and offices and distribute American Cancer Society information. Also help coordinate volunteers at health fairs.
Read to blind student.
Help older residents with letter-writing and reading personal mail.
Tutor school-age children.
Be a "special reader" in high school English department.
Help parents who call about child care. Training, one to three hours a week.
Match special needs children with new parents. Training. Volunteers needed Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday.
Work in Birthright office. Training, flexible schedule.
Donate sewing machine, kitchen chairs and desk.
Provide twin strollers.
Give riding toys to shelter care program.
Give a portable radio/cassette player to YWCA.
Provide cribs and car seats to teen home.
Donate light-colored yarn, material and batting for quilts.
Give new towels, blankets and socks to YWCA.