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ONGOING Volunteers

AARP seeks volunteers to prepare income tax returns for seniors. Info: 773-3238.

ACHIEVEMENT HOUSE needs volunteers to work with developmentally disabled adults. Info: 543-9383.

ADOPT-A-GRANDPARENT seeks seniors 50 and older to work with SLO Parks and Rec. Info: 781-7068.

ADOPT-A-PARK Needs help for cleanup days, tree plantings and more. Info: 473-4580.

ADOPT-A-PET needs volunteers in Templeton. Info: 927-7370 or www.secondchancelove.org.

AIDS PROJECT CENTRAL COAST needs volunteers for Necessities of Life Food Pantry and desk. Info: 349-9947.

ALPHA PREGNANCY COUNSELING AND FAMILY SUPPORT CENTER needs volunteers for clerical work, fundraising and more. Info: 541-3367 or ingridpiresed@aol.com.

AMERICAN RED CROSS needs licensed health professionals to become part of the Disaster Health Services Program. Free, fun training. Info: 543-0696 or slo-redcross.org.

ANIMALS REQUESTING FRIENDS needs volunteers to care for dogs and cats. Info: 781-4413.

ANIMAL SHELTER ADOPTION PARTNERS needs volunteers to adopt, donate funds and more. Info: 489-0689.

ANIMAL WITH ELDERS (AWE) seeks volunteers throughout SLO County to assist seniors and the disabled with their pets' needs. Info: 227-0205.

ARROYO GRANDE HOSPITAL AUXILIARY needs volunteers to assist with patients and at the front desk and gift shop. Info: 489-4261.

ARTREACH PROGRAM needs artists for classroom workshops. Info: 924-0400.

BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS needs mentors. Training provided. Info: 781-3226, ext. 26.

BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA needs volunteers for recruiting, special events, and running units. Info: 594-1263.

CALIFORNIA CONSERVATION CORPS needs docents for refurbished museum. Info: Cindy at 788-0517.

CAMP FIRE BOYS and GIRLS needs adults to lead programs. Info: 489-7345.

CARING CALLERS needs volunteers to read to seniors, write letters, and more. Info: 541-1800.

(CASA) COURT APPOINTED SPECIAL ADVOCATES has moved to Pacific Coast Center, 75 Higuera, Suite 180 needs volunteers to help abused and neglected children. Info: 541-6542.

CENTRAL COAST EXPLORATION STATION needs volunteers for program development. Info: 473-8221.

CENTRAL COAST PRIMARY CARE seeks volunteers for clinical studies Info: 543-2724.

CENTRAL COAST VETERANS MUSEUM needs various docents. Info: 543-1763 or 473-9704.

CENTRAL COAST WELLNESS needs you! Info: www.hingedmind.com.

CHILDREN'S HOPE FOUNDATION seeks volunteers to greet families with newborn babies. Info: 549-0586.

CITIZENS' ASSISTANCE TEAM needs volunteers to patrol streets. Info: 473-4511.

COAST MOUNTED ASSISTANCE seeks volunteers for trail maintenance at Montana de Oro's Horse Camp. Info: 528-4522.

SLO COUNTY ANIMAL SHELTER desperately needs volunteers to work with cats/dogs must be 18 or older. Info: 781-4413.

CREATIVE KIDS AND CREATIVE TEENS seeks artisan mentors for winter and spring sessions. Info: 325-8042.

CREATIVE MEDIATION seeks volunteer board members. Info: 549-0442.

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SOLUTIONS needs helpers. Info: 928-8701.

DRIVERS NEEDED by American Cancer Society to take patients to doctor appointments. Info: 544-8740.

EMERGENCY FOOD MINISTRY needs volunteers to sort and give donated food. Info: 489-2309.

EOC HOMELESS SHELTER needs volunteers with open minds. Info: 541-7616.

FAMILY SERVICES CENTER seeks counselors in SLO. Info: 543-0859.

THE FELINE NETWORK seeks volunteers to help humanely trap, alter and return feral cats. Training provided. Info: 549-9228.

FIVE CITIES MEALS ON WHEELS needs volunteer drivers to deliver meals. Info: Betty, 773-2053.

FLYING SAMARITANS needs volunteers and tax-deductible donations. Info: 543-4144.

FOOD BANK COALITION OF SLO COUNTY needs volunteers for warehouse support activities. Info: 238-4664.

FORTE INTERNATIONAL seeking volunteers to open their hearts and homes to English speaking exchange students from Mongolia, China and South Korea, ages 15-18. Info: 877-520-2522 or ForteInternational@yahoo.com.

FRENCH HOSPITAL seeks volunteers in variety of departments. Training is provided. Info: 542-6330.

FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY seeks gift store clerks once a week in Paso Robles. Info: 237-3870.

FRIENDS OUTSIDE needs volunteer mentors. Info: 543-3888.

GIRL SCOUTS volunteers needed as troop leaders. Info: 541-8336.

GLOBAL ALLIANCE FOR BALANCE AND HEALING seeks volunteers for publicity and fundraising committees. Info: 461-1212.

GOODWILL OF SLO COUNTY needs donations of clothing, furniture, household items, running vehicles to provide employment and job training. Free pickup: 544-0542.


HABITAT FOR HUMANITY needs volunteers at warehouse and thrift store on Saturdays. Info: 235-5099.

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY'S CARS FOR HOMES PROGRAM needs donated cars, trucks, boats and RVs. Info: (877) 277-HFHI.

HART needs volunteers for therapeutic equine riding program. Info: 467-2606.

HEALTHY FAMILIES PROGRAM needs volunteers to help SLO County Public Health Dept. Info: 781-5500.

HOSPICE needs volunteers for grief counseling. Info: 544-2266.

HOTLINERS NEEDED FOR CRISIS INTERVENTION - call Mike Bossenberry at 544-6016 after 3 pm for information.

HUMANITARIAN FOUNDATION Developing and seeking dependable volunteers. Academic and professional experience. Info: 595-1982.

I.P.U.R.R. needs trappers, etc. for feline intervention program. Info: 438-3519.

JACK HOUSE of SLO needs docent volunteers. Training provided. Info: 781-7300.

LONG TERM CARE OMBUDSMAN SERVICES seeks volunteers to advocate for care facility residents. Info: 785-0132.

LOOK GOOD, FEEL BETTER needs licensed cosmetologists to help cancer patients during treatment. Info: 543-1481.

LUCIA MAR SCHOOLS need Spanish bilingual volunteers to assist elementary-age children. Info: 473-4347.

MENTOR ALLIANCE OF SLO COUNTY needs volunteer mentors. Info: 549-3770.

MONTA A DE ORO needs volunteers to help maintain trails. Info: 528-8335.

MORRO BAY HARBORFEST needs year-round volunteers to serve on committees. Info: 772-1155.

MORRO BAY REC and PARKS DEPT. seeks volunteers for planning special events and youth sports. Info: 772-6278.

MORRO BAY MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY needs volunteers to work at visitor desks and nature stores, lead public walks, tend native plant gardens, develop exhibits, help with publicity, and lead programs for schools and youth groups. Call 528-8578 or 772-2694, Ext 105, www.ccnha.com.

NECESSITIES OF LIFE PANTRY Volunteers needed for daytime shopping. Info: 349-9947.

NON-PROFIT THRIFT STORE needs volunteers. Info: 922-2059.

NORTH COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY needs volunteers for office work, cat care and more. Info: 466-5403.

NORTH COUNTY WOMEN'S SHELTER needs crisis volunteers for intervention assistance. Bilingual a plus. Training provided. Info: 461-1338.

OCEANO DUNES STATE PARK needs docents at boardwalk. Info: 473-7232, Ext. 18.

OMBUDSMAN SERVICES OF SLO COUNTY seek volunteers to visit residential care homes for the elderly. Info: 785-0132.

OUT 'N' ABOUT ADVENTURES needs volunteers to help supervise monthly field trips for people experiencing memory loss or Alzheimer's disease. Info: 481-9364.

PACIFIC PRIDE FOUNDATION needs volunteers. Info: 349-9947, ext. 106.

PASO ROBLES FOOD BANK needs volunteer truck drivers. Info: 238-4664.

PASO ROBLES PUBLIC LIBRARY needs volunteers to help patrons. Info: 237-3870.

PARTNERS IN EQUESTRIAN THERAPY seeks volunteers to work with handicapped riders. Info: 786-4059.

PISMO BEACH RECREATION needs teachers for workshops. Info: 773-7063.

PISMO BEACH SENIOR SOCIAL CLUB needs volunteers for social events. Info: 773-7063.

PISMO NATURE CENTER is looking for volunteers to help plant, water and care for trees and flowers. Volunteers meet at 9 am Tuesdays at the Nature Center. Info: 773-2147.

PLANETARY SURVIVAL ALLIANCE needs volunteers for information tables. Info: 550-2670.

PLANNED PARENTHOOD OF SLO needs mentors to work with at-risk youth. Info: 549-9446.

POUNCE needs volunteers to rescue cats. Info: 528-7326.

PRADO DAY CENTER needs volunteers to answer phones, sign clients into programs and more. Info: 786-0617.

RABBIT ADVOCATE needs volunteers to educate and promote spaying and neutering. Info: 239-2176.

REACH FOR RECOVERY PROGRAM seeks breast cancer survivors to help others. Info: 543-1481, ext. 3.

RETIRED and SENIOR VOLUNTEER PROGRAM can match your talents and interests with community needs, including long-term care ombudsman, caring caller, senior nutrition program, Food Bank, American Cancer Society, Big Brothers/Sisters. Info: 544-8740.

ROAD TO RECOVERY PROGRAM seeks volunteers to drive cancer patients to appointments. Info: 1-800-ACS-2345 or www.cancer.org.

SAN LUIS OPTIMISTS INTERNATIONAL needs speakers and assistants. Info: 781-2630.

SECOND TIME AROUND AUSSIE RESCUE needs volunteers to foster unwanted Australian Shepherds. Info: 541-4375.

SENIOR CITIZEN ASSISTANCE needed for Garden Creek residents. Info: 543-2311.

SENIOR NUTRITION PROGRAM OF SLO COUNTY seeks volunteers to prepare and deliver lunches to homebound seniors. Info: 541-3312.

SENIOR PEER COUSELING seeks volunteers over the age of 55 to provide one-on-one counseling. Free training provided. Info: 547-7025, ext. 15.

SENIOR TELECARE HOTLINE needs volunteers to place telephone calls to homebound seniors. Info: 544-0566.

SEXUAL ASSAULT RECOVERY and PREVENTION CENTER offers training and certification for crisis volunteers. Info: 545-8888.

SHERIFF'S CHRISTMAS BICYCLE PROGRAM Accepts refurbished bicycles and tricycles to underprivileged children. Info: 434-4291 (Templeton), 473-7100 (Oceano), 528-6083 (Los Osos).

SIERRA VISTA REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER needs volunteers for front desk and gift shops. Info: 462-0808.

SLO ART CENTER needs volunteers to greet and assist with classes. Info: 543-8562.

SLO BOTANICAL GARDEN needs volunteers to distribute surveys. Info: 546-2501.

SLO BLUES SOCIETY needs volunteers and designers for upcoming events. Info: 541-7930.

SLO COUNTY ANIMAL SHELTER seeks volunteers to walk pets. Info: 781-4413.

SLO COUNTY COASTAL TRAIL PROJECT needs volunteers. Info: (707) 829-6689.

SLO COUNTY DRUG AND ALCOHOL ADVISORY BOARD seeks new members. Info: 781-4290.

SLO COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM seeks volunteers to research local history and create exhibits. Info: 543-0456 or 544-8740.

SLO LITERACY COUNCIL urgently needs Tutors. Info: 541-4219.

SLO SCIENTIST VOLUNTEER FACILITATORS needed to provide hands-on science activities for kids. Training provided. Info: 781-5944.

SLO 4-H YOUTH/ADULT SCIENCE Help with science activities. Info: 781-5944.

STATE PARK VOLUNTEERS needed to plant, water and tend native flowers, shrubs, and trees in Oceano. No experience necessary. Info: Jack or Grace, 773-2147.

SUPPORTIVE MUSIC PROGRAM needs musicians for terminally ill and bed patients in nursing facilities. Info: 544-2266.

SURFRIDER FOUNDATION organizes a beach clean up the first Sat. of the month at Cayucos and Pismo piers. Donuts, Bags and gloves provided. Info: 771-9134.

TRAINED VISITATION MONITORS needed to help children coping with divorce. Info: 546-2401.

VOLUNTEER SLO Opportunities with local agencies. Info: 756-2176 or www.volunteerslo.org.

WILDERNESS PRESERVATION WARRIORS NEEDED in the Elfin forest. Help with weed and erosion control. Info: 528-0392.

WILDING ART MUSEUM seeks operation volunteers. Info: 688-1082.

WOMEN'S SHELTER PROGRAM needs volunteers to assist with victims of domestic violence. 40-hour training is provided. Info: 781-6401, Ext. 112.

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