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AAP – Meals Samaritans (AAP)

Looking for volunteers (18 or older) to help with administrative and event-related duties. We want greeters, public sale helpers and extra. Proficiency with computer systems useful however not important for all duties. Contact Jim Poutre at (760) 325-8481 or electronic mail jpoutre@aapfoodsamaritans.org.

Alzheimer’s Affiliation, Coachella Valley

The Alzheimer’s Affiliation is a volunteer-empowered group. It’s all the time on the lookout for new people to onboard and prepare and has alternatives that can match a person’s explicit space of curiosity or experience, together with: neighborhood training, workplace administration, advertising and communications, Stroll and Gala committees and Advisory Council. Volunteers are additionally wanted to assist with social engagement packages for caregivers and their family members. Name (760) 996-0006 for extra info.

Alzheimers Coachella Valley (ACV)

ACV is all the time on the lookout for volunteers who’ve a coronary heart for the folks of the Coachella Valley. ACV is a small, native, hands-on nonprofit that helps our valley’s households battling dementia and different cognitive points. In case you are enthusiastic about aiding with social teams, hospitality, workplace assist, help group facilitation, organizing particular occasions or fundraising, please contact Priscilla at (760) 776-3100 or through priscilla@cvalzheimers.org.

American Crimson Cross – Put together, Reply & Recuperate

Looking for volunteers to assist your neighbors put together for, reply to and recuperate from disasters and emergencies like dwelling fires, wildfires, floods, earthquakes and extra. Volunteer alternatives can match a variety of pursuits and time commitments. Get began with a web based utility at redcross.org/volunteer.

Animal Samaritans

Animal Samaritans wants volunteers to assist in our mission to enhance the lives of animals and folks. As we’re heading into kitten season, we want foster volunteers to assist with the inflow of kittens and puppies. Our Adoption Alliance Rescue Program additionally wants Freeway Heroes to assist transport rescue animals to different no-kill shelters in our effort to save lots of extra lives. In case you are enthusiastic about volunteering with Animal Samaritans, please fill out an utility at animalsamaritans.org/volunteer or electronic mail volunteer@animalsamaritans.org.

Artists Council

Ambassadors for the Artists Council’s Artists Middle on the Galen in Palm Desert help in greeting the general public and introducing guests to the altering artwork exhibitions. Ambassadors additionally assist with particular occasions such because the current neighborhood day and exhibition opening receptions. These positions require solely an curiosity in artwork, the enjoyment of assembly the general public and a dedication to an everyday schedule. Coaching is supplied. Contact data@artistscouncil.com or name Stephen Kladder at (760) 565-6130.

Help League Coachella Valley

Searching for volunteers who need to make a distinction within the lives of college youngsters, seniors and the navy in our neighborhood. We’re an all-volunteer nonprofit that has been serving the Coachella Valley since 1973. In 2020-2021, our devoted members volunteered greater than 9,000 hours through the pandemic and touched the lives of greater than 10,000 native folks by means of our philanthropic packages. We dress 3,000-4,000 college youngsters annually, present leisure to nursing home-bound seniors, grant scholarships within the performing arts to highschool college students and maintain a child bathe for first-time moms at 29 Palms Marine Base. For extra info, contact membership@alcoachellavalley.org or name (949) 848-0084.

Cathedral Metropolis Senior Middle

In case you ask any one among our volunteers, they’re going to let you know that having the chance to make a distinction within the lives of seniors is why they do what they do. It is a terrific alternative to make associates whereas additionally enhancing the lives of the folks round you. The CCSC volunteer program is at present recruiting new volunteers within the following areas: the meals financial institution, entrance desk/reception, rummage sale committee and program facilitators. For extra info, contact Pat at (760) 321-1548 or pat@cathedralcenter.org.

Residents on Patrol in Palm Desert

Wish to safely help Palm Desert First Responders and provides some very versatile time to preserving our metropolis clear, protected and pleasant for residents and guests? Looking for women and men 18 years or older to be further eyes and ears for Metropolis and Sheriff’s Dept. After coaching, your volunteer occasions and days are very versatile with uniforms, automobiles and communications all supplied. We’re 30 members sturdy and rising. Regardless of the place you reside, Palm Desert appreciates its volunteers. For extra info, go away a message at (760) 862-9848.

Coachella Valley Catastrophe Preparedness Community (CVDPN)

Looking for grownup volunteers who need to assist their fellow Coachella Valley residents get educated and educated on making ready for all sorts of disasters. Hours are versatile. We’ll prepare you, and numerous ability units are welcome: neighborhood occasion help, occasion set-up, bilingual assist and extra. Apply by sending an e-mail to nilacvdpn@gmail.com.

Coachella Valley Repertory (CVRep)

Coachella Valley Repertory is looking for volunteers 18 or older to interact in the big variety of roles and positions inside an expert fairness theater firm. Occupied with set building or the technical aspect of theater? Occupied with visitor companies, advertising, administration or occasion administration? Need the possibility to earn distinctive prizes? Every front-of-house shift labored enters you right into a raffle to win prizes from native companies, starting from dinner for 2 to a spa day. Complimentary tickets, rideshare advantages and neighborhood engagement are all perks of volunteering with CVRep. All volunteers should present proof of full vaccination. For alternatives, go to cvrep.org/volunteer, contact Kudra Wagner (760) 296-2966, ext. 117 or electronic mail housemanager@cvrep.org.

Coachella Valley Volunteers in Medication

Looking for bilingual Spanish volunteers for medical workplace placement, offering affected person care, medical translation, reception and knowledge entry, relying on expertise and coaching. Name in the present day and be part of our workforce to offer care to uninsured residents of the Coachella Valley. Name Mica at (760) 342-4414 or electronic mail mica.mendez@cvvim.org. On-line utility at cvvim.org.

Council on Getting old – Southern California

Change a senior’s life. The Council on Getting old is on the lookout for certified candidates to change into long-term care ombudsmen. Our ombudsmen are advocates for the rights of residents of nursing properties, board and care properties and assisted dwelling amenities. We want ombudsmen who’re fluent in Spanish, Korean, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Farsi and English. Volunteers might be educated. To use, contact Anita Johnson at (833) 772-6624 or through ajohnson@ombirs.org. For extra info, go to coasc.org.

DAP Well being

For the reason that inception of DAP Well being, volunteers have been the lifeblood of a lot of our packages; companies; occasions; and particularly, our Revivals Shops, situated in Palm Springs, Cathedral Metropolis, Palm Desert and Indio. Volunteers are wanted for the welcome desk, particular occasions, for Shopper Wellness Companies, assembling safer-sex kits and Revivals. Time dedication: not less than 4 hours per week. Contact Larry Naishtut for details about volunteering at DAP Well being at lnaishtut@daphealth.org and Marice Lerner at mlerner@daphealth.org for details about volunteering at Revivals Shops.

Desert Entry and Mobility

Volunteer driver wanted. Should have a legitimate California license with no shifting violations or suspensions in your license within the final three years. Should be capable to help shoppers out and in of the automobile, together with pushing wheelchairs, offering help whereas transferring consumer from wheelchair or walker to the automobile and lifting as much as 25 kilos unassisted. Should be keen to undergo background verify and drug check earlier than volunteering. CPR and First Support Licensed. We might present funding for these certificates. Name (760) 422-5504.

Desert Greatest Buddy’s Closet

Looking for volunteers to behave as wardrobe “stylists” who work with shoppers outfitting them for job interviews, kind incoming donations, gross sales assistants in our boutique and resume writers/employment mentors. Contact Johnny Anderson at (760) 776-9975 or janderson@bfcloset.org.

Dezart Performs

Volunteers wanted for Dezart Performs, one of many premiere theater firms within the Coachella Valley. Positions embrace ushering, working field workplace and concessions. Please fill out the volunteer utility type at dezartperforms.org/volunteer-opportunities.

Elder Love USA

Looking for volunteers to assist in our Palm Desert thrift retailer. Volunteer a mean of 10 hours per week and get 50% off all the things within the retailer. Name (888) 336-8322 or electronic mail shannon@elderloveusa.org.

FIND Meals Financial institution

Starvation stays at elevated ranges within the desert because of the influence of inflation and the excessive price of dwelling on family budgets. FIND, the desert’s regional meals financial institution wants volunteers to assist feed each household and individual experiencing meals insecurity. We welcome volunteers 16 and over to kind and bundle meals in our warehouse or distribute meals at our drive-thru distributions. You possibly can coordinate a particular youth volunteer day for a gaggle of 14- to 17-year-olds to volunteer in our warehouse. Contact FIND’s volunteer packages division at (760) 775-3663 ext. 123 or join on-line at findfoodbank.org/volunteer.

Information Canines of the Desert

Volunteer pet raisers wanted. Looking for people over 18 and/or households to foster our puppies. As a pet raiser, your job is to assist the canine study concerning the world and about interacting with people in a wide range of conditions. The pet will stay in your house till they’re 18 to 24 months outdated. Information Canines of the Desert might be with you all through the journey with in-person group coaching periods, pet raiser outings and fixed help. And when the pet is sufficiently old to be matched with their human — that is whenever you change somebody’s life. Go to gddca.org, electronic mail puppyraisers@gddca.org or contact Annika Collister (760) 329-6257.

Hanson Home

Volunteers wanted to run the entrance desk, checking households out and in and taking funds. We particularly want volunteers within the evenings from 4 p.m. to eight p.m. and on weekends. Volunteers have to be utterly vaccinated for COVID-19, and might be topic to a background verify. Good phone expertise and pc functionality together with the will to help folks in tough circumstances are the {qualifications}. Contact Michele at michele.nobleman@hansonhouse.org or (562) 338-3798.

Indio California Freeway Patrol

The CHP is on the lookout for senior volunteers aged 55-plus to assist with numerous duties on the workplace in Indio. CHP Senior Volunteer Program (SVP) duties fall into 4 basic classes: administration, public affairs, volunteer use of CHP automobiles and ride-alongs with uniformed officers. Volunteers should be capable to work not less than 4 hours per week throughout common enterprise hours, have a great driving document and go a background verify. Coaching is supplied. Data: chp.ca.gov. To use, go to Indio CHP Workplace, 79-650 Varner Highway, Indio, and ask for an utility.

Jewish Household Service of the Desert

Looking for volunteers highschool age or older for the next assignments: senior medical transportation help (five-plus openings / 21-plus years of age), workplace help (5 openings). Contact Julie Hirsh (760) 325-4088 ext. 103, jhhirsh@jfsdesert.org.

The Joslyn Middle

Receptionists, Meals on Wheels drivers, administrative help, particular tasks and far more! The Joslyn Middle is on the lookout for important supporters to help with day by day operations in numerous departments to make a optimistic influence within the lives of native seniors. If this sounds such as you, please contact Judy Sterling, volunteer coordinator at (760) 340-3220 ext. 103 or judys@joslyncenter.org.

LifeStream Blood Financial institution

Seeks volunteers 18 or older to help blood donors within the canteen following blood donation and drivers 21 or older to ship life-saving blood merchandise to native hospitals. LifeStream has two areas within the desert, La Quinta and Rancho Mirage. Contact Barbara at (760) 777-8844, ext. 265 or hamerba@lstream.org.

The Dwelling Desert Zoo & Gardens

Looking for volunteers to meet a wide range of distinctive roles all through the zoo. Volunteers are educated to work together with company of all ages, to interpret the zoo’s animals and crops and encourage company to take conservation motion. Go to livingdesert.org/help/volunteer to study extra info or contact Billy Morrow at (760) 346-5694 or through volunteer@livingdesert.org.

Loving All Animals

Looking for volunteers (18 and older) who love working with rescue canine and cats. Duties embrace cleansing kennels at our small canine shelter in Coachella, socializing and leash coaching canine, transporting them to veterinary and grooming appointments and serving to at occasions. Be a part of our life-saving workforce of foster mother and father; properties wanted for kittens and canine of all sizes. Make a distinction in a homeless animal’s life! Full utility on lovingallanimals.org or contact Mike at (760) 834-7000.

Mizell Middle

The Mizell Middle seeks devoted, compassionate and resourceful volunteers with different backgrounds, experiences and expertise for Meals on Wheels, bingo, info and referral receptionists and resale store cashiers. Mizell has been offering packages and companies to older adults within the larger Palm Springs space for greater than 45 years. Signal as much as volunteer and be part of us in providing our numerous roster of life affirming  packages and companies. For extra info please contact Ector at ectors@mizell.org or (760) 323-5689, ext. 110. Volunteers should present proof of vaccination.

Previous City Artisan Studios

Nonprofit arts studio is looking for volunteers 18 or older for a wide range of actions together with, however not restricted to: music occasions, chalkboard artwork, portray, outreach artwork lessons for youths, summer season camp and extra. Contact Ivanna Diaz Hansen at ivanna@oldtownartisanstudios.org or name (760) 777-1444.

The Ophelia Challenge

Ophelia Challenge is recruiting feminine mentors to facilitate a return to in-person program supply within the 2022-23 college 12 months. Ophelia Challenge serves teenage ladies in eighth by means of twelfth grade throughout Coachella Valley. Mentors work with college students on the colleges twice month-to-month, delivering a broad vary of curricula and group mentoring actions that encourage ending highschool, persevering with on to greater training and planning for future careers. Orientations are held month-to-month, adopted by mentor certification coaching within the Nationwide Ophelia mannequin. Data: contact Tricina Sheppard at tsheppard@jfkfoundation.org.

Palm Springs Animal Shelter

Wish to make a distinction in an animal’s life? Changing into a volunteer with the Palm Springs Animal Shelter. We want volunteers to fill the next assignments: pet fostering, Village Fest sales space attendants, customer support concierge and administrative assistant, kitten and cat care, cat coaching, canine walkers and laundry and kitchen. If , please full a volunteer utility at psanimalshelter.org/help/volunteer or electronic mail volunteer@psanimalshelter.org.

Parkinson’s Useful resource Group

In case you are task-oriented, get pleasure from customer support and like working in a pleasant, mission-driven workplace surroundings, volunteering in a clerical capability with Parkinson’s Useful resource Group could also be a great match for you. Volunteer duties can vary from answering telephones, serving to with mailings and making follow-up calls to our constituents. Contact Eileen Lynch at (760) 773-5628 or electronic mail data@parkinsonsresource.org.

Paws & Hearts Animal Assisted Remedy

Our group takes educated remedy canine, Canine Ambassadors as we consult with them, on visits to native hospitals, long-term care amenities, most cancers facilities and particular training lessons. We’re on the lookout for pleasant, outgoing canine who’re full-time desert residents, as your dedication to go to is every week. Canines have to be a minimal of 1 12 months outdated, present on all of their photographs and spayed or neutered. Data: pawsandhearts.org or (760) 836-1406.

Pegasus Therapeutic Driving Middle

Looking for volunteers to assist with our horses and youngsters with particular wants. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 8:45 a.m. to midday. Pegasus, situated in Palm Desert off Prepare dinner Road and I-10, gives animal remedy to children with disabilities. We want and would love your assist! Name Erika (760) 772-3057 or electronic mail data@pegasusridingacademy.org to study extra.

Learn With Me Volunteer Packages

A 16-year-old nonprofit that has efficiently assisted native youngsters from low-income, restricted English-speaking households of their improvement to enhance their expertise to learn, comprehend and converse the English language.  We’re accepting absolutely vaccinated volunteers to commit two to 3 hours a few times per week to assist tutor these youngsters in individual on campus. For extra info or to acquire an utility about this rewarding volunteer alternative, name (760) 567-1830 or go to readwithmevolunteers.com.

Ronald McDonald Home Inland Empire

Volunteers wanted for 18th annual charity golf event at Morongo Golf Membership, Friday, Nov. 5. A number of volunteer shifts can be found. Contact Allie Ceroni, volunteer coordinator, at (909) 747-1275 or through aceroni@rmhcsc.org.

SoCal Adaptive Sports activities

Looking for volunteers (18 or older) to help with administrative and event-related duties, e.g. teaching, attending hikes. Proficiency with web sites and social media are useful for admin duties. Contact Mike Rosenkrantz at (760) 469-9207 or through mike@socaladaptivesports.org.

Troopers Organized Companies (SOS)

SOS is looking for devoted volunteers to offer airport transportation for active-duty Marines, their fast households and sweethearts between the USMC base in Twentynine Palms and space transportation hubs, similar to Palm Springs and Ontario worldwide airports. Certified volunteers could be Navy Veterans, retired, housewives or anybody else who respects our enlisted women and men. You should have a dependable automobile that may accommodate two or extra passengers and baggage, have a great driving document and be versatile with days and hours of service. Gas bills are reimbursed. We’re additionally looking for volunteer dispatchers to assist assign drivers to Marines. For info, name Founding Director Erica Stone at (760) 799-5488 or go to sosride.org.

Instruments for Tomorrow

Instruments for Tomorrow seeks classroom volunteers to help lecturers with TFT’s arts literacy program integrating artwork, artistic writing, drama and music for college students ages 8-11 all through the Coachella Valley. Lessons meet weekly for 90 minutes within the afternoon with hands-on actions to unlock the facility of creativeness and encourage responsive sharing. Volunteer coaching begins in early September. TFT additionally seeks volunteer photographers and videographers to seize class actions and particular occasions for publicity. Social media creators, web site designers and workplace volunteers are wanted too. For more information, contact Andrea Hecht at (760) 601-3954 or go to toolsfortomorrow.org. 

Transgender Well being and Wellness Middle

The Transgender Well being and Wellness Middle gives healthcare and social companies to transgender, gender non-conforming and intersex individuals within the Inland Empire. We additionally work with households to assist them have a nurturing surroundings so LGBTQ+ youth can attain their highest potential. Volunteering for us straight impacts and adjustments lives for the higher. Name (760) 202-4308, go to trans.well being or electronic mail data@trans.well being.

Twentynine Palms Historic Society

Volunteers wanted on the society’s Previous Schoolhouse Museum to welcome guests, give exhibit excursions upon request and help in reward store purchases. Volunteering one afternoon a month could be of nice assist. Volunteers work in pairs, and also you don’t should be a member to assist out. The museum is open Wednesday-Sunday, 1-4 p.m. Volunteer help can be wanted for behind-the-scenes actions, similar to workplace help, checking in guests at occasions and grounds-keeping. Most behind-the-scenes actions happen Wednesday mornings. 6760 Nationwide Park Drive, Twentynine Palms. In case you love historical past, love the realm or are merely seeking to get out of the home, cease by, name (760) 367-2366 or electronic mail volunteers@29palmshistorical.org.

Waring Worldwide Piano Competitors

The Waring Worldwide Piano Competitors is on the lookout for volunteers to assist with the April competitors. Duties embrace internet hosting younger grownup contestants (all will need to have proof of vaccination), observe pianos, transportation, contestant companies, ushers, field workplace and clerical. It is a terrific alternative to observe that international language, too. (760) 773-2575, data@vwipc.org.



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