When Linda Gobble brought her years of experience working in an office to the Community Services Council and announced she wanted to help out, the staff was delighted. Two years later, staff members are still grateful, according to Kathy Labertew, who works at the council.
"She's a rare one," Labertew said of Gobble, "We've been delighted to have her help."That help has branched off from answering phones and typing - although she's done her share of that - to helping with immigrant families. "She picks up on what people need before it's even put into words," Labertew said.
Gobble also goes out of her way for her co-workers, bringing treats and even lunch for the staff at the Community Services Council and the Volunteer Center.
"She wants to share and is such a take-charge person," Labertew said. "She sees what needs done and gets on with it."
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. 13th South, 486-2136.
Write letters for woman with severe arthritis.
Read for the radio reading service for the Blind.
Provide temporary household help for woman just out of the hospital.
Volunteer at area hospital as a "floater."
Work in short-stay surgery area Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Plow a parking lot.
Attend training Jan. 28 for the Children's Museum of Utah.
Recruit families for children who need adopted.
Donate good books to retirement center.
Provide winter clothing for a man.
Give beds to young family. They need six. Also chairs and living room furniture.
Give six mattresses and a kitchen table for a single-parent mother.
Donate a double stroller.
Take blood pressure readings at hospital screening office Thursdays.
Work in hospital nursing area 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Training provided.
Make minor repairs at refugee center.
Answer phones for "Wednesday's Child" calls. Two hours a week, training provided.
Work in food pantry. Four-hour shifts.
Befriend recently homeless, borderline retarded adults. Training provided.
Work on fund-raising auction.
Help move an elderly woman's furniture to new home.
Remove snow for a woman.
Teach English as a second language. Training Jan. 21 and 28.
Take an elderly blind woman shopping once a week.
Tutor a man who needs help with spelling.
Train to work with hospice program.
Conduct simple crafts class weekly for care center.
Do light clerical work once a week.
Be a typist for Lung Association for two or three weeks. Also need help with receptionist duties.
Delivery children's books. Also read and tutor in shelters and other facilities.
Prepare books for library circulation.
Work in emergency food pantry.
Offer advice and assistance to underprivileged youth.
Research and update mailing list.
Friendship newly arriving refugees.
Donate large plastic garbage cans to refugee center.
Donate telephones for newly arrived refugees.
Provide firewood for YWCA teen home.
Give baby furniture to home for teen mothers.
Donate large women's clothing (size 28 coat, 48 blouse).
Provide firewood and kindling for quadraplegic.