published Sunday, July 31st, 2011

Stepping out New opportunities for volunteers


  • Training: Volunteers needed to sit with terminally ill patients for physical, emotional and spiritual support. Free group or individual training at your convenience. 499-0018.


  • Construction Crew Leader Assistant: Help lead projects including framing, installing siding/blue board, painting, installing trim and finishing work; must be 18 or older.

  • Construction Workers: Provide labor on a Habitat home, no experience required, all tools provided. Must be 18 or older.

  • Event Planner: Help coordinate Habitat events.

  • ReStore: Process donations, assist customers or help on the donation truck.

  • Marketing Adviser: Promote Habitat, assist staff in the creation of a comprehensive marketing plan.

  • Partner Family Advocate: Mentor a partner family during the Habitat for Humanity process; must be 18 or older.


  • Opportunities: Socialize with homeless animals to prepare and promote them for adoption. Help with cleaning, customer service and other tasks on weekdays and Saturdays. Orientation and training provided for all positions.


  • Opportunities: Dog walking, cat cuddling, kennel cleaning, maintenance, assisting with off-site adoptions and special events. Orientation and animal-handling class required. Must be 16 or older and work two- to four-hour shift. 305-6503.


  • Thrift Store Staff: Sort and organize donations, greet public and work in Dogwood Shop.

  • Advocacy Training: Training for sexual assault, court and hot-line advocates will begin Tuesday, Sept. 13. To register for either volunteer job, call 697-3830.


  • Donation Drive Assistant: Collect essentials such as food, clothing, baby items for families in need.

  • Family Thrift Store Assistant: Help sort donations at thrift stores.

  • Homeless Shelter: Assist clients in the program with shelter upkeep and outreach programs.

  • Social Service: Assist caseworkers with client interviews, data entry, food pantry management.

  • Disaster Response: Assist Salvation Army personnel with emergency food service, shelter management; free training provided.


  • Opportunities: Visit with residents and patients, assist with activities and games at either campus. 847-4392.


To volunteer for any of these positions, call Windy Brooks at 752-0316, unless otherwise noted.

  • American Red Cross: Opportunities include data entry, class setup, stuffing envelopes and filing, assistance with special events and fundraising activities. Train to respond to local and national disaster events.

  • Arts & Education Council: Office support needed for mailings, data base management, fundraising events.

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Chattanooga: Mentor children ages 6-12 from single-parent homes; time commitment of four to six hours a month for a year in the community-based program, one hour a week during the school year for the site-based program.

  • Chattanooga Area Food Bank: Help assemble emergency food boxes for families, one day a week for two hours between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday-Thursday. Must be able to lift 20 pounds and be 14 or older. 622-1800

  • Chattanooga Cares: Drive clients to medical appointments or grocery store; must be 18 or older, have valid driver's license, insurance and own vehicle.

  • Governor's Mentoring Initiative: LIFT needs volunteers ages 21 or older to work with youth in need of positive role models; time commitment is four hours per month for six months.

  • Hospice of Chattanooga: Visit patients in homes, assisted-living facilities and local hospitals; offer clerical assistance in office.

  • Northside Neighborhood House: Research and price vintage items/collectibles donated to thrift store; time commitment of four hours a week.

  • On Point: Groundskeeper with own lawn equipment needed, can set own schedule.

  • People Helping People: Help sort donations, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday or Friday, and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday.

  • Public Education Foundation: Assist college advisers in Hamilton County public high schools. All training provided, must be 18 years or older, minimum of four hours per month August-May.

  • Ringgold United Methodist Church: Individuals and groups still needed to assist with tornado cleanup. Plumbers and electricians especially needed. 706-935-2109 or 706-935-2199.

  • Rosewood Supportive Services: Deliver Meals on Wheels to elderly and disabled individuals between 9:45 and 10:15 a.m. until noon.

  • St. Barnabas Nursing Home: Assistance needed with resident activities such as bingo at 2 p.m. Wednesdays, 10 a.m. Fridays and weekly parties at 1:30 Fridays.

  • The Tri-State Therapeutic Riding Center: The center provides horseback riding and equestrian education for individuals with disabilities. Opportunities include assisting with riding lessons, barn management, fundraising and public relations; flexible scheduling.

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July 31, 2011 at 3:28 a.m.
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