Send information for this listing 10 days in advance to: Volunteers, Lifestyle Department, The Sun, 491 Dutton St., Lowell, MA 01854.
BILLERICA SENIOR CENTER AND COUNCIL ON AGING: Seeking transportation volunteers to take seniors to medical appointments and grocery shopping. Call Mary or Ruth, 978- 671-0916.
COMMUNITY TEAMWORK INC. LITERACY PROGRAM: Seeking older volunteers (55-plus) who want to help support literacy organizations in Lowell (writing grants, book drives, recruiting volunteers) or through direct service (tutoring, reading aloud). Meets at 169 Merrimack St., third floor, Lowell. Call Joan Aseltine, 978-654-5682.
HOME FOR LITTLE WANDERERS: Located all over Eastern Mass.; seeking volunteers to mentor children, assist with activities and provide office support. Call 617- 585-7521 or www.thehome.org.
LINK TO LITERACY TUTORS: Link to Literacy is a nonprofit, library-based, volunteer-run organization devoted to enabling adults who have joined us from other cultures to read, write, and speak American English more effectively. Tutors are trained by the Link to Literacy Coordinator and matched with a student. Students meet with their assigned tutors one to two hours a week at the Library. For more information or a tutor application, please contact the Information Services department at 978-399-2309 or send an email to linktoliteracy@gmail.
MEDICAL TRANSIT AND MEALS ON WHEELS DRIVERS NEEDED: Drive homebound seniors to essential medical appointments on weekdays at a time/place of your preference. Deliver hot/cold lunchtime meals in your town on weekdays. Regular and substitute drivers needed. Support and training provided. Travel reimbursement available. Call Minuteman Senior Services, 781-221-7023 or 888-222-6171, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
NATIONAL FAMILIES ORGANIZATION: Works toward improving the lives of children and strengthening society by protecting the child's right to the love and care of both parents after separation or divorce. Seeking volunteers and members to help promote equality in the family court. Contact email@example.com or visit www.fathersandfamilies.org.
PARENTS HELPING PARENTS: Child abuse agency seeking volunteers with good interpersonal skills and a commitment to strengthening families to facilitate support groups in your area. Must commit to spending five hours per week for one year. Training and supervision provided. Call 800-882-1250 or visit www.parentshelping parents.org.
POWER OF FLOWERS PROJECT: Seeks volunteers to create and distribute small, individual bouquets of recycled and refreshed flowers donated from weddings, parties and funerals. The flowers are delivered free-of-charge to seniors, veterans, hospital patients and others in need of a smile throughout southern N.H. and northern Mass. Flower-arranging experience not needed. Other volunteer activities also available such as donation pickup/delivery, fundraising, newsletter etc. Hours are varied and extremely flexible. For information, visit powerofflowersproject.org or call 978-226-8545.
PUBLIC HEALTH MUSEUM: The Public Health Museum in Tewksbury is seeking individuals who will contribute their time and expertise to specific areas of the museum. Opportunities available for tour guides, archiving, general maintenance and office support. Call Christine Pondelli, 978-851-7321, ext. 2606 or email PHMuseum@comcast.net.
R.A.R.A. (RECREATIONAL ADULT RESOURCE ASSOCIATION): R.A.R.A. of Greater Lowell is seeking volunteers to assist in programs/activities for developmentally challenged adults. For more information call 978-453-5598.
SALEM ANIMAL RESCUE LEAGUE OF N.H.: Seeking volunteers to assist with kennel maintenance and dog walking. Ages 21 and older. Flexible hours. Call 603-890-2166.
S.O.S. 4 PAWS: S.O.S. 4 Paws is an animal advocacy group in Lowell that takes in abandoned animals (primarily cats). Volunteers are needed to help feed animals. Also accepting donations of food, blankets, towels, monetary contributions, and time. Located at 225 Stedman St., Lowell. Call Christine, 978-726-6102.
SUBSTANCE ABUSE HELPLINE: The Massachusetts Substance Abuse Information and Education HELPLINE seeks volunteers for 24-hour, 7-days per week information and education phone services to persons affected by alcoholism and substance abuse. Close proximity to the T. Must have computer experience. Call 617-536-0501, ext. 201.
WESTFORD SUPPORTIVE DAY PROGRAM: Seeking volunteers who can assist at the Supportive Day Program at 65 Tadmuck Road, Westford. Assist in every day activities on Mon., Tues. or Thurs.; hours flexible. Call Kathy Mull, 978-692-0803.