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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
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

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