YORK/POQUOSON—Animal Resource Foundation needs volunteers who are interested in helping cats and dogs in their community. Volunteer activities include fostering, cage cleaning, fundraising and adoptions. Training will be provided. Information: 838-6985.
The Cancer Care Foundation of Tidewater seeks volunteers to assist in oncology centers in Hampton, Newport News, Williamsburg and Gloucester. Volunteers are needed Monday through Friday. Information: 286-8804 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The city of Newport News archaeology program is looking for volunteers, ages 12 and up, to assist with excavations. No experience is necessary, and professional archaeologists will provide on-site training. Those interested can contact the Virginia War Museum, 9285 Warwick Blvd., email@example.com or 247-8523.
Drivers for Historic Triangle Senior Center's RIDES program needed. Give a morning or afternoon once a week or once a month. Drive Williamsburg-area seniors to medical appointments. Volunteers needed for drivers and office help. Information: 345-6166 or visit www.rides4u.org.
The Education First Foundation for Foreign Study is in immediate need of host families in York. The foreign exchange students, from all over the world, are thoroughly screened, fully insured and bring their own spending money. For more information, call Frances McDaniel at 564-7006.
The Hampton History Museum gift shop, 120 Old Hampton Way, needs volunteers. There are two shifts, 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and 1:30-5 p.m. Information: Thalia Lawrence, volunteer coordinator, 723-5180.
Heartland Hospice is seeking volunteers to become companions to people who have life-limiting illnesses. Volunteers are trained, and then visit clients for socializing, emotional support and caregiver relief. Administrative and bereavement volunteers are also needed. Information: 594-8215.
Human Relief Organization needs volunteers at its office, 46 Towler Drive, Hampton. Its mission is to provide medical assistance, education, food, clothing and a message of hope to less fortunate countries. Information: 838-1749, firstname.lastname@example.org or www.hrointernational.org.
The Mariners' Museum. Additional volunteers are needed who are willing to help the public enjoy the museum experience. Those who enjoy history, science and maritime-themed subjects, and who would enjoy sharing that knowledge with others are needed as docents. Enthusiastic and friendly volunteers are also needed for key public service roles such as greeters, special events assistants, admissions and museum shop clerks. Regular help for either weekday or weekend hours would be welcome. Those interested can contact Dan Maher, manager of Educational and Volunteer Activities, at 591-7747, or email@example.com.
The Peninsula Foster Grandparent Program is looking for "grandparent" volunteers, age 60 or older, to mentor and counsel special-needs youth in Hampton, Newport News, Williamsburg, York County and James City County. Volunteers receive a tax-free stipend, free training and reimbursement for physical exams and travel expenses. Information: 727-1858.
Peninsula READS, 393 Denbigh Blvd., Newport News, needs volunteer tutors to help adults improve basic reading and writing skills. Information: call 283-5776, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.peninsulareads.org.
Personal Touch Hospice has an opportunity for you to make an immeasurable difference in the life of a family coping with a terminal illness. Volunteers provide companionship and respite to hospice patients, make bereavement contacts or provide program planning to assist other volunteers. Opportunities available on the Peninsula, in Williamsburg and Gloucester. Four hours per week average; training provided. Contact Michelle Wells, 595-8005 for details.
Poquoson Island Players need volunteers to build sets, organize costumes, usher guests, serve refreshments at intermission, move props between scenes and perform other duties. Volunteers view plays for free. Information: 881-9797.
The PORT Winter Shelter for the Homeless is looking for churches to work with the program. The group is looking for new members to join a network of churches that open their doors to the homeless over a 20-week period, November-March. A partner church provides two meals and volunteers on one day during the PORT season. Information: 358-9525 or 595-1953.
Refugee and Immigration Services is seeking volunteers to teach English to refugees from war-torn countries. Requires two to four hours a week to help adults who are new to the country. There is a brief training session to help prepare volunteers to teach survival English skills so refugees can communicate with employers and teachers. Information: Susan Smith, 247-3600 ext. 21 or e-mail email@example.com.
Retired Activities Office at Langley Air Force Base needs volunteers who can answer questions from fellow retirees about benefits or legislation. People can volunteer for just a few hours per month individually or with friends/spouses. Call 764-7386 for information.
Sentara Home Care Hospice seeks volunteers to share their time and talent with patients and families living on the Peninsula. Training and ongoing support provided. Information: Ellen Manning, 224-4813.
Transitions Family Violence Services needs volunteers to help change the lives of children and adults who have been affected by domestic violence. Information: Jennifer Wellman at 728-0025 ext. 509 or visit www.transitionsfvs.org.
The Virginia Fall Classic Committee is looking for volunteers, vendors, event sponsors and supporters for its fifth annual Virginia Fall Classic Events on Oct. 26-28. This family-oriented program will benefit the Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters. Additional information is available at www.VaFallClassic.org, or call Hal Hartel at 867-6336 before 9 p.m. or HarDHar@cox.net.
York County 4-H needs volunteers to lead or assist with 4-H clubs, assist with 4-H camping programs and work with 4-H after school programs. Volunteers will participate in training activities and will have opportunities for professional development at district and statewide volunteer events. Information: Joel Bunn at 890-4940 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
York County and Poquoson senior centers need volunteers to spend time with senior citizens. Tabb High School senior Aagya Mathur has compiled a database of senior centers, retirement homes and nursing homes in York County and Poquoson and a database of teen volunteers. Teens who would like to get involved are encouraged to contact Mathur at email@example.com or visit www.syconnection.org.
To submit an item for volunteer opportunities, contact Zak Minor at 247-7429 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.