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These native nonprofits might use your assist.

Is your nonprofit searching for volunteers? Electronic mail giving@desertsun.com. Entries could also be edited for house.

The print model of this text could also be truncated for house. For an entire checklist of volunteer alternatives, go to desertsun.com/life/desert-scene.

AAP – Meals Samaritans (AAP)

Searching 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 at all times searching for new people to onboard and prepare and has alternatives that may match a person’s specific space of curiosity or experience, together with: neighborhood schooling, workplace administration, advertising and communications, Stroll and Gala committees and Advisory Council. Volunteers are additionally wanted to assist with social engagement applications for caregivers and their family members. Name (760) 996-0006 for extra info.

Alzheimers Coachella Valley (ACV)

ACV is at all times searching for volunteers who’ve a coronary heart for the individuals of the Coachella Valley. ACV is a small, native, hands-on nonprofit that helps our valley’s households battling dementia and different cognitive points. If you’re excited by helping with social teams, hospitality, workplace assist, assist group facilitation, organizing particular occasions or fundraising, please contact Priscilla at (760) 776-3100 or by way of priscilla@cvalzheimers.org.

American Pink Cross – Put together, Reply & Recuperate

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

Animal Samaritans

Animal Samaritans wants volunteers to assist in our mission to enhance the lives of animals and other people. As we’re heading into kitten season, we’d like 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. If you’re excited by volunteering with Animal Samaritans, please fill out an software 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 latest 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 offered. 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 faculty kids, seniors and the army 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 throughout the pandemic and touched the lives of greater than 10,000 native individuals by way of our philanthropic applications. We dress 3,000-4,000 college kids every year, 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 (760) 848-0084.

Cathedral Metropolis Senior Middle

Should you ask any one in all our volunteers, they will inform you 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 mates whereas additionally enhancing the lives of the individuals round you. The CCSC volunteer program is at the moment 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

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

Coachella Valley Catastrophe Preparedness Community (CVDPN)

Searching for grownup volunteers who need to assist their fellow Coachella Valley residents get educated and skilled on getting 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 searching for volunteers 18 or older to have interaction in the wide range of roles and positions inside an expert fairness theater firm. Eager about set development or the technical facet of theater? Eager about visitor providers, 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 Drugs

Searching for bilingual Spanish volunteers for medical workplace placement, offering affected person care, medical translation, reception and information entry, relying on expertise and coaching. Name as we speak 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 software at cvvim.org.

Council on Ageing – Southern California

Change a senior’s life. The Council on Ageing is searching for certified candidates to turn into long-term care ombudsmen. Our ombudsmen are advocates for the rights of residents of nursing houses, board and care houses and assisted residing services. We want ombudsmen who’re fluent in Spanish, Korean, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Farsi and English. Volunteers will likely be skilled. To use, contact Anita Johnson at (833) 772-6624 or by way of ajohnson@ombirs.org. For extra info, go to coasc.org.

DAP Well being

Because the inception of DAP Well being, volunteers have been the lifeblood of a lot of our applications; providers; 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: no 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 have the ability to help purchasers out and in of the car, together with pushing wheelchairs, offering assist whereas transferring consumer from wheelchair or walker to the car and lifting as much as 25 kilos unassisted. Should be prepared to undergo background examine and drug take a look at earlier than volunteering. CPR and First Support Licensed. We could present funding for these certificates. Name (760) 422-5504.

Desert Greatest Buddy’s Closet

Searching for volunteers to behave as wardrobe “stylists” who work with purchasers 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 corporations within the Coachella Valley. Positions embody ushering, working field workplace and concessions. Please fill out the volunteer software type at dezartperforms.org/volunteer-opportunities.

Elder Love USA

Searching for volunteers to assist in our Palm Desert thrift retailer. Volunteer a median of 10 hours per week and get 50% off every thing 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 as a result of affect of inflation and the excessive price of residing on family budgets. FIND, the desert’s regional meals financial institution wants volunteers to assist feed each household and particular person experiencing meals insecurity. We welcome volunteers 16 and over to kind and package deal meals in our warehouse or distribute meals at our drive-thru distributions. You possibly can coordinate a particular youth volunteer day for a bunch of 14- to 17-year-olds to volunteer in our warehouse. Contact FIND’s volunteer applications division at (760) 775-3663 ext. 123 or join on-line at findfoodbank.org/volunteer.

Information Canines of the Desert

Volunteer pet raisers wanted. Searching for people over 18 and/or households to foster our puppies. As a pet raiser, your job is to assist the canine be taught 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 will likely be with you all through the journey with in-person group coaching periods, pet raiser outings and fixed assist. And when the pet is sufficiently old to be matched with their human — that is while 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 will likely be topic to a background examine. Good phone abilities and pc functionality together with the will to assist individuals in troublesome circumstances are the {qualifications}. Contact Michele at michele.nobleman@hansonhouse.org or (562) 338-3798.

Indio California Freeway Patrol

The CHP is searching 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 normal classes: administration, public affairs, volunteer use of CHP automobiles and ride-alongs with uniformed officers. Volunteers should have the ability to work no less than 4 hours per week throughout common enterprise hours, have an excellent driving file and move a background examine. Coaching is offered. Info: chp.ca.gov. To use, go to Indio CHP Workplace, 79-650 Varner Street, Indio, and ask for an software.

Jewish Household Service of the Desert

Searching 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 assist, particular initiatives and rather more! The Joslyn Middle is searching for important supporters to help with each day operations in numerous departments to make a optimistic affect 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 Residing Desert Zoo & Gardens

Searching for volunteers to satisfy a wide range of distinctive roles all through the zoo. Volunteers are skilled to work together with company of all ages, to interpret the zoo’s animals and vegetation and encourage company to take conservation motion. Go to livingdesert.org/assist/volunteer to be taught extra info or contact Billy Morrow at (760) 346-5694 or by way of volunteer@livingdesert.org.

Loving All Animals

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

Mizell Middle

The Mizell Middle seeks devoted, compassionate and resourceful volunteers with assorted backgrounds, experiences and abilities for Meals on Wheels, bingo, info and referral receptionists and resale store cashiers. Mizell has been offering applications and providers 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  applications and providers. 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 searching 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 Mission

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

Palm Springs Animal Shelter

Need to make a distinction in an animal’s life? Turning 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 software at psanimalshelter.org/assist/volunteer or electronic mail volunteer@psanimalshelter.org.

The Palm Springs Worldwide Piano Competitors

The Palm Springs Worldwide Piano Competitors is searching for volunteers to assist with the April competitors. Duties embody internet hosting younger grownup contestants (all should have proof of vaccination), apply pianos, transportation, contestant providers, ushers, field workplace and clerical. It is a terrific alternative to apply that international language, too. (760) 773-2575, data@vwipc.org.

Parkinson’s Useful resource Group

If you’re 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 an excellent 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 skilled remedy canines, Canine Ambassadors as we consult with them, on visits to native hospitals, long-term care services, most cancers facilities and particular schooling lessons. We’re searching for pleasant, outgoing canines who’re full-time desert residents, as your dedication to go to is each week. Canines have to be a minimal of 1 yr outdated, present on all of their pictures and spayed or neutered. Info: pawsandhearts.org or (760) 836-1406.

Pegasus Therapeutic Driving Middle

Searching 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 Cook dinner Road and I-10, gives animal remedy to youngsters with disabilities. We want and would love your assist! Name Erika (760) 772-3057 or electronic mail data@pegasusridingacademy.org to be taught extra.

Learn With Me Volunteer Packages

A 16-year-old nonprofit that has efficiently assisted native kids from low-income, restricted English-speaking households of their improvement to enhance their abilities to learn, comprehend and converse the English language.  We’re accepting absolutely vaccinated volunteers to commit two to a few hours a couple of times per week to assist tutor these kids in particular person on campus. For extra info or to acquire an software 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 by way of aceroni@rmhcsc.org.

SoCal Adaptive Sports activities

Searching 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 by way of mike@socaladaptivesports.org.

Troopers Organized Companies (SOS)

SOS is searching for devoted volunteers to offer airport transportation for active-duty Marines, their quick households and sweethearts between the USMC base in Twentynine Palms and space transportation hubs, comparable to Palm Springs and Ontario worldwide airports. Certified volunteers could be Army Veterans, retired, housewives or anybody else who respects our enlisted women and men. It’s essential to have a dependable car that may accommodate two or extra passengers and baggage, have an excellent driving file and be versatile with days and hours of service. Gasoline bills are reimbursed. We’re additionally searching 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 academics 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 ability 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 providers 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 immediately impacts and modifications 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 present store purchases. Volunteering one afternoon a month can be of nice assist. Volunteers work in pairs, and also you don’t must 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, comparable 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. Should you love historical past, love the realm or are merely trying to get out of the home, cease by, name (760) 367-2366 or electronic mail volunteers@29palmshistorical.org.



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