Opportunities to volunteer in the Ashland and Medford communities compiled by the Social Action Committee of the Rogue Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship:
Ashland Chamber of Commerce: 482-3486. Volunteers answer the phone and open mail, greet customers and provide coverage for booth in the Plaza
Ashland Community Hospital: Serena Merriman — Human Resources Dept: 201-4019. Volunteers provide music, deliver food from the Maple Street Café, and publish a newsletter.
Ashland Emergency Food Bank: Marge Zettler 210-5002. Volunteers assist clients to select the food they want off the shelves.
Ashland Library: 482-5715. Volunteers staff welcome desk, clean, sort, pull and pre-shelf books. Assist with story hour. Also use teen-age volunteers as young as 15.
Ashland Nature Center: Sherrill Deckelman 488-6606. Volunteers perform administrative tasks, garden and teach in outdoor education programs.
Ashland Police: 482-5211. Volunteers act as couriers for the district attorney and intra-city departments. Perform data entry. Provide foot, bike and house patrol as well as security for parades and special events.
Ashland Senior Center and Food and Friends: 488-5342. Volunteers assist with onsite lunch program, assemble and deliver meals to house-bound seniors
Child Support Center: 734-5437. Volunteers write supportive letters to children
Community Health Center: 773-3863 or 826-5853. Volunteers provides medical services for the uninsured and maintain medical charts. Volunteers receive 40 hours of training.
Dunn House: 799-4357 or 608-7005 ext 1001. Volunteers provide support and advocacy to victims of domestic violence and assist residents with cooking and cleaning. Volunteers receive 40 hours of training to teach life skills.
Headstart: 734-5150. Volunteers work with children ages 0 to 5. Read books, rock, teach, and play with children. Criminal history check required.
Hospice: 488-7328. Volunteers provide direct patient care, respite care, companionship, massage or pet therapy, bereavement counseling and perform administrative tasks.
Jackson County Fuel Committee: 488-2905. Volunteers cut, stack and deliver wood, and weatherize homes
Jackson County Mental Health: 774-8201. Volunteers receive six weeks of training to provide seniors counseling, support and advocacy. Must be at least 55 years of age.
Jefferson Public Radio: 552-6301, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Volunteers prepare mailings, answer phones during fund drive. Mind the program board.
Northwest Seasonal Workers: 773-6811. Volunteers provide legal and medical advocacy. Perform office work and membership canvassing in low-income neighborhoods. Distribute food and clothing. Design, and write the newsletter. Volunteers receive an orientation.
Oregon Shakespeare Festival: Complete application on Web site. Volunteers take tickets, usher, perform office work and staff the welcome center. E-mail address required
Peace House: 482-9625. Volunteers develop and conduct an "Alternative to Military Recuitment" program. Maintain the physical plant and grounds. Serve meals at Uncle Food's Diner.
Planned Parenthood: 482-8700. Volunteers staff information tables at community events.
Rogue Community College: Volunteer Tutor Coordinator: 245-7701. Volunteers teach reading and English to non-native speakers. Tutors receive training.
Science Works: 482-6767. Volunteers build and interpret exhibits, provide support for school groups
Tudor Guild: 482-0940 (message phone). Volunteers receive merchandise, do brass rubbings, cashier, provide patron assistance, sell in theaters and kiosk. Tutor Guild holds a tea twice a year for people wishing to volunteer.
Uncle Food's Diner: 482-9625. Volunteers provide a free hot supper every Tuesday to the public at the Methodist church. Volunteers pick up food donations, prepare and serve food and clean up.
US Fish and Wildlife Service Forensic Laboratory: 482-4191. Volunteers perform GPS mapping, DNA analysis, carcass preparation. A science background required.