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Volunteer Events:
Volunteer Needs, Fall 2008

This fall, Volunteer Committee is publicizing volunteer needs at the following four agencies. If you can help, please contact them directly:

Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Services of Saratoga County
www.dvrcsaratoga.org
Saratoga Springs
Contact: Volunteer Coordinator Bobbi, 518-583-0280
Volunteer Needs
1. Childcare during support groups (evening or daytime)
2. Hotline volunteers (training provided)
3. Temporary foster families for pets while families are in the shelter

Equinox
www.equinoxinc.org
Albany
Contact: Call their main number 518-434-6135 and ask for the program you are interested in volunteering for.
Volunteer Needs
1. For their domestic violence program: sort and organize donations of household items to help domestic violence victims set up new homes; organize donations area, and assist in distributing donations based on family wish lists. Flexible days/hours/frequency.
2. Youth services needs: Homework help; organize and coordinate a book sale; collect toiletries for young women moving into the youth shelter; buy and organize youth clothes; teach a cooking group; and engage youth in group activities, discussion, etc.

Community Caregivers
www.communitycaregivers.org
Guilderland
Contact: Visit their web site for details, including the dates of their next one-hour volunteer information and orientation sessions. Or call Executive Director Diane Cameron, 518-456-2898.
Volunteer Needs
1. Transport people of all ages and especially seniors to and from medical appointments, shopping and other errands. You set your own schedule, and can volunteer once a week or once a month.
2. Make friendly assurance calls and visits. You set your own schedule.
3. Help in the Community Caregivers offices (three hours a week, two to four times a month).
4. Families can volunteer together, or a parent and child can volunteer together.

Creating Assets, Savings and Hope (CA$H) of the Greater Capital Region
www.cashgreatercapitalregion.org
Various locations in the Capital Region
Contact: Erin Boggan, 518-456-2200, eboggan@unitedwaygcr.org.
Volunteer Needs
1. Prepare taxes (for free) for low-income families and individuals, using computer software. Extensive training is provided at various times and locations. Volunteers can help at any of the 40 sites operated by CA$H throughout the Capital Region.
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