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Trying to volunteer within the Coachella Valley?


These native nonprofits may use your assist.

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

AAP – Meals Samaritans (AAP)

In search of 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 practice and has alternatives that can match a person’s explicit space of curiosity or experience, together with: group 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 folks of the Coachella Valley. ACV is a small, native, hands-on nonprofit that helps our valley’s households scuffling with dementia and different cognitive points. If you’re all for helping with social teams, hospitality, workplace assist, help group facilitation, organizing particular occasions or fundraising, please contact Priscilla at (760) 776-3100 or by way of priscilla@cvalzheimers.org.

American Purple Cross – Put together, Reply & Get better

In search of 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 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. If you’re all for volunteering with Animal Samaritans, please fill out an utility at animalsamaritans.org/volunteer or e-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 group day and exhibition opening receptions. These positions require solely an curiosity in artwork, the enjoyment of assembly the general public and a dedication to a daily schedule. Coaching is offered. Contact information@artistscouncil.com or name Stephen Kladder at (760) 565-6130.

Help League Coachella Valley

On the lookout for volunteers who wish to make a distinction within the lives of faculty kids, seniors and the navy in our group. 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 way of our philanthropic applications. We dress 3,000-4,000 faculty kids 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

If you happen to ask any one in every of our volunteers, they’re going to 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 fantastic alternative to make pals whereas additionally enhancing the lives of the folks round you. The CCSC volunteer program is presently 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 preserving our metropolis clear, secure and pleasant for residents and guests? In search of 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 offered. We’re 30 members robust 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)

In search of grownup volunteers who wish to assist their fellow Coachella Valley residents get educated and skilled on making ready for every type of disasters. Hours are versatile. We are going to practice you, and varied ability units are welcome: group 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 have interaction in the wide range of roles and positions inside knowledgeable fairness theater firm. Keen on set development or the technical aspect of theater? Keen on visitor providers, advertising and marketing, administration or occasion administration? Need the prospect 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 group 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

In search of bilingual Spanish volunteers for medical workplace placement, offering affected person care, medical translation, reception and knowledge entry, relying on expertise and coaching. Name at the moment and be a part of our crew to offer care to uninsured residents of the Coachella Valley. Name Mica at (760) 342-4414 or e-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 searching for certified candidates to grow to be 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’d like ombudsmen who’re fluent in Spanish, Korean, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Farsi and English. Volunteers might 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

For the reason that inception of DAP Well being, volunteers have been the lifeblood of lots 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. Will need to have a sound California license with no shifting violations or suspensions in your license within the final three years. Should have the ability 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 prepared to undergo background test and drug check earlier than volunteering. CPR and First Support Licensed. We might present funding for these certificates. Name (760) 422-5504.

Desert Greatest Good friend’s Closet

In search of volunteers to behave as wardrobe “stylists” who work with shoppers 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 corporations within the Coachella Valley. Positions embody ushering, working field workplace and concessions. Please fill out the volunteer utility kind at dezartperforms.org/volunteer-opportunities.

Elder Love USA

In search of 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 because of the influence 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 package deal meals in our warehouse or distribute meals at our drive-thru distributions. You’ll be able to coordinate a particular youth volunteer day for a gaggle 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. In search of people over 18 and/or households to foster our puppies. As a pet raiser, your job is to assist the canine be taught in regards to 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 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, 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 might be topic to a background test. Good phone abilities and pc functionality together with the will to help folks 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 varied 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 driving file and move a background test. Coaching is offered. Info: 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

In search of 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 way more! The Joslyn Middle is searching for important supporters to help with each day operations in varied departments to make a constructive 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

In search of volunteers to meet quite a lot of distinctive roles all through the zoo. Volunteers are skilled to work together with visitors of all ages, to interpret the zoo’s animals and vegetation and encourage visitors to take conservation motion. Go to livingdesert.org/help/volunteer to be taught extra info or contact Billy Morrow at (760) 346-5694 or by way of volunteer@livingdesert.org.

Loving All Animals

In search of 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 a part of our life-saving crew of foster dad and mom; houses wanted for kittens and canines 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 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 higher Palm Springs space for greater than 45 years. Signal as much as volunteer and be a 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.

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 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 faculty 12 months. Ophelia Challenge 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? 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 utility at psanimalshelter.org/help/volunteer or e-mail volunteer@psanimalshelter.org.

Parkinson’s Useful resource Group

If you’re task-oriented, take pleasure in 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 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 information@parkinsonsresource.org.

Paws & Hearts Animal Assisted Remedy

Our group takes skilled remedy canines, Canine Ambassadors as we check with them, on visits to native hospitals, long-term care services, most cancers facilities and particular schooling courses. We’re searching for pleasant, outgoing canines 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 Driving Middle

In search of 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 Cook dinner Road and I-10, gives animal remedy to youngsters with disabilities. We’d like and would love your assist! Name Erika (760) 772-3057 or e-mail information@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 growth to enhance their abilities to learn, comprehend and converse the English language.  We’re accepting absolutely vaccinated volunteers to commit two to 3 hours a couple of times per week to assist tutor these kids in particular person 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 by way of aceroni@rmhcsc.org.

SoCal Adaptive Sports activities

In search of 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 offer airport transportation for active-duty Marines, their instant households and sweethearts between the USMC base in Twentynine Palms and space transportation hubs, similar to Palm Springs and Ontario worldwide airports. Certified volunteers may be Navy Veterans, retired, housewives or anybody else who respects our enlisted women and men. You have to have a dependable automobile that may accommodate two or extra passengers and baggage, have 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, artistic writing, drama and music for college kids ages 8-11 all through the Coachella Valley. Courses 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 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 adjustments lives for the higher. Name (760) 202-4308, go to trans.well being or e-mail information@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 present 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, 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. If you happen to love historical past, love the realm or are merely trying to get out of the home, cease by, name (760) 367-2366 or e-mail volunteers@29palmshistorical.org.

Waring Worldwide Piano Competitors

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



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