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

AAP – Meals Samaritans (AAP)

Looking for volunteers (18 or older) to help with administrative and event-related duties. We’d like 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 e mail jpoutre@aapfoodsamaritans.org.

Alzheimer’s Affiliation, Coachella Valley

The Alzheimer’s Affiliation is a volunteer-empowered group. It’s all the time searching 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 schooling, workplace administration, advertising and marketing 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 all the time 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 fighting dementia and different cognitive points. If you’re thinking about 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

Looking for volunteers to assist your neighbors put together for, reply to and get well from disasters and emergencies like house fires, wildfires, floods, earthquakes and extra. Volunteer alternatives can match a variety of pursuits and time commitments. Get began with an internet software 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. If you’re thinking about volunteering with Animal Samaritans, please fill out an software at animalsamaritans.org/volunteer or e mail volunteer@animalsamaritans.org.

Artists Council

Ambassadors for the Artists Council’s Artists Heart 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

On the lookout 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 individuals by means of our philanthropic applications. 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 (760) 848-0084.

Cathedral Metropolis Senior Heart

If you happen to ask any considered one of 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 an ideal alternative to make mates whereas additionally enhancing the lives of the individuals 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 holding 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, autos and communications all supplied. We’re 30 members robust and rising. Regardless 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)

Looking for grownup volunteers who need to assist their fellow Coachella Valley residents get educated and educated on making ready for every type of disasters. Hours are versatile. We are going to prepare you, and numerous talent 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. Fascinated with set building or the technical aspect of theater? Fascinated with visitor providers, advertising and marketing, 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 e 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 information entry, relying on expertise and coaching. Name at the moment and be part of our crew to supply care to uninsured residents of the Coachella Valley. Name Mica at (760) 342-4414 or e 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 change into long-term care ombudsmen. Our ombudsmen are advocates for the rights of residents of nursing properties, board and care properties and assisted residing services. We’d like ombudsmen who’re fluent in Spanish, Korean, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Farsi and English. Volunteers will probably be educated. 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

For the reason that 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 Consumer Wellness Companies, assembling safer-sex kits and Revivals. Time dedication: at the least 4 hours every 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. Will need to have a legitimate California license with no transferring violations or suspensions in your license within the final three years. Should be capable of help purchasers out and in of the automobile, together with pushing wheelchairs, offering assist whereas transferring shopper from wheelchair or walker to the automobile and lifting as much as 25 kilos unassisted. Should be prepared to undergo background examine and drug check earlier than volunteering. CPR and First Assist Licensed. We might present funding for these certificates. Name (760) 422-5504.

Desert Finest Buddy’s Closet

Looking for volunteers to behave as wardrobe “stylists” who work with purchasers outfitting them for job interviews, type 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 software 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 e 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 type and bundle meals in our warehouse or distribute meals at our drive-thru distributions. You may 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 enroll 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 be taught concerning the world and about interacting with people in quite a lot of conditions. The pet will stay in your house till they’re 18 to 24 months previous. Information Canines of the Desert will probably 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 once you change somebody’s life. Go to gddca.org, e 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 should be utterly vaccinated for COVID-19, and will probably be topic to a background examine. Good phone expertise 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 autos and ride-alongs with uniformed officers. Volunteers should be capable of work at the least 4 hours every week throughout common enterprise hours, have an excellent driving file and go a background examine. Coaching is supplied. 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

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 Heart

Receptionists, Meals on Wheels drivers, administrative assist, particular initiatives and far more! The Joslyn Heart is searching for very important supporters to help with day by 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 places 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 satisfy quite a lot of distinctive roles all through the zoo. Volunteers are educated to work together with visitors of all ages, to interpret the zoo’s animals and vegetation and encourage visitors to take conservation motion. Name the volunteer workplace at (760) 346-5694 ext. 1803 or e mail volunteers@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 part of our life-saving crew of foster mother and father; properties wanted for kittens and canine 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 Heart

The Mizell Heart seeks devoted, compassionate and resourceful volunteers with various backgrounds, experiences and expertise 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 better Palm Springs space for greater than 45 years. Signal as much as volunteer and be part of us in providing our various 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.

Outdated City Artisan Studios

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

The Ophelia Undertaking

Ophelia Undertaking is recruiting feminine mentors to facilitate a return to in-person program supply within the 2022-23 college 12 months. Ophelia Undertaking 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 increased 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

Wish to make a distinction in an animal’s life? Changing into a volunteer with the Palm Springs Animal Shelter. We’d like 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 e 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 embrace internet hosting younger grownup contestants (all should have proof of vaccination), observe pianos, transportation, contestant providers, ushers, field workplace and clerical. It is an ideal alternative to observe that overseas 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 atmosphere, 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 e mail data@parkinsonsresource.org.

Paws & Hearts Animal Assisted Remedy

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

Pegasus Therapeutic Using Heart

Looking for volunteers to assist with our horses and kids with particular wants. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 8:45 a.m. to midday. Pegasus, situated in Palm Desert off Prepare dinner Avenue and I-10, supplies animal remedy to children with disabilities. We’d like and would love your assist! Name Erika (760) 772-3057 or e mail data@pegasusridingacademy.org to be taught 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 growth 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 every week to assist tutor these youngsters 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

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 by way of mike@socaladaptivesports.org.

Troopers Organized Companies (SOS)

SOS is looking for devoted volunteers to supply airport transportation for active-duty Marines, their fast households and sweethearts between the USMC base in Twentynine Palms and space transportation hubs, reminiscent of 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 need to have a dependable automobile that may accommodate two or extra passengers and baggage, have an excellent driving file 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, inventive writing, drama and music for college kids 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 Heart

The Transgender Well being and Wellness Heart supplies 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 atmosphere 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 e mail data@trans.well being.

Twentynine Palms Historic Society

Volunteers wanted on the society’s Outdated Schoolhouse Museum to welcome guests, give exhibit excursions upon request and help in reward store purchases. Volunteering one afternoon a month can 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 also be wanted for behind-the-scenes actions, reminiscent of workplace help, checking in guests at occasions and grounds-keeping. Most behind-the-scenes actions happen Wednesday mornings. 6760 Nationwide Park Drive, Twentynine Palms. If you happen to love historical past, love the world or are merely trying to get out of the home, cease by, name (760) 367-2366 or e mail volunteers@29palmshistorical.org.



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