Did you know that women spend an average of 17 years caring for their own children and 18 years caring for aging parents? Being the care provider for an aging relative can be stressful. There are support groups that can help. 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 Volunteer Center of the Community Services Council, 212 W. 13th South, 486-2136.Teach guitar to 14-year-old girl. Flexible hours, short-term commitment. She has been depressed but has shown an interest in learning to play.
Drive woman to grocery store once a week. Flexible times.
Sponsor a dog or cat in an emergency situation. Provide temporary shelter until homes can be found.
Deliver food boxes to senior citizens once a month.
Help clean up senior citizens' yards.
Help with bingo activities.
Work with arts and crafts activities.
Visit care center residents. Flexible times.
Spanish-speaking volunteer needed to be "on call" for West Jordan Police Department.
Take blind adults to grocery store once a week.
Play the piano for a sing-along.
Be a librarian at Cottonwood Hospital Library four to six hours a week. Flexible.
Build a playhouse for Easter Seal Society. Blueprints, plans and material provided.
Help with the Living Traditional Arts Festival May 17-19.
Pain senior citizens' fingernails once a month.
Teach basic housekeeping skills. Flexible time, 1-2 hours a week.
Do office tasks.
Explain the exhibits at the Children's Museum of Utah. Flexible times.
Train to be a hospice volunteer. April 9. Work with terminally ill patients.
Provide temporary homes to teens with family problems. Training provided.
Help with a city scrapbook. Flexible times.
Be a volunteer receptionist. Two to four times a week, flexible times.
Teach weightlifting class.
Befriend young mothers. Five to 10 hours a month.
Provide clerical assistance to historical society.
Teach English as a second language to children and adults. Training. Flexible hours.
Volunteers 19 and older needed to help with after-school programs for elementary students. Once a week, 3-6 p.m.
Help with basic office and computer work.
Write letters for a woman who has arthritis.
Work with plants and flowers in West Valley City park. Training.
Visually-handicapped senior companions needed to work with visually handicapped individuals. Training, small stipend. Volunteer will be needed 20 hours a week. Must be over 60.
Work on the information desk at Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Pick up bread donations for the food bank.
Coordinator needed eight hours a week at the Humane Society.
Do follow-up calls to people who have adopted a pet. Need own transportation.
Take calls about pets that are lost, found, sick or injured. Training. Work at home, one day a week.
Answer adoption questions.
Volunteers over 50 who like children are needed to work with chronically ill or disabled children 12 and under in the child's home. 4-5 hours a week. Training.
Grandparents are needed to help in group homes and work one-on-one with troubled teenage boys. Flexible times.
Provide window curtains and shower curtains.
Give household items and furniture to families leaving homeless shelter.
Donate washer and dryer in good working condition.
Give yarn for therapy project for terminally ill patients.
Provide puzzles for senior citizens center. (Center would trade already put-together puzzles.)
Donate furniture of all types.
Provide art supplies to detention center.
Donate sewing machine and furniture for low-income refugee families.
Contribute art supplies to detention center.
Provide candy for youths at detention center.
Provide twin-size blankets or quilts to Detention Center.