Send information for this listing 10 days in advance to: Volunteers, Lifestyle Department, The Sun, 491 Dutton St., Lowell, MA 01854 or email to jdeegan@lowellsun.com.

AMERICAN RED CROSS DISASTER VOLUNTEERS: Seeking volunteers in shelter organizations, nursing and other areas of disaster relief. College students and retirees are encouraged to volunteer. Call 978-372-6871.

BIRTHDAY WISHES: Provides birthday parties for homeless children. Seeking fun-loving, dependable volunteers for on-site and behind the scenes volunteers opportunities in Lowell and Lawrence. Contact Courtney Vernadakis at 866-388-9474 ext. 12 or courtney@birthdaywishes.org.

COURT APPOINTED SPECIAL ADVOCATE: The CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) project needs volunteers to advocate in the court and child welfare systems for children who have been abused and/or neglected. Qualified candidates must be at least 21 years old. Call 877-305-CASA or 508-757-9877 or visit www.thecasaproject.org.

FRIENDS OF TYLER PARK: Seeking volunteers of all ages and skills in organic gardening, landscaping or outdoor work for routine maintenance and special projects. Scouts and students welcome. Call Denise, 978-454-6121.

HERITAGE NURSING CARE CENTER: Located in Lowell, is seeking volunteers to sit with residents and provide companionship and friendly visits.


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Training and supervision provided. Student interns welcomed. Contact Mr. Louis La Bella, Director of Social Services, 978-459-0546 or louis.labella@genesishcc.com.

IRONSTONE FARM: Andover farm is seeking volunteers (age 13-adults) to lead horses or walk alongside clients receiving therapy on horseback. No experience required. Volunteers needed Monday-Saturday, yearround. Contact Carolyn Burt, Volunteer Coordinator, at 978-465-4056 or at volunteer@challengeunlimited.org.

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, 888-222-6171, or email volunteer@minutemansenior.org.

PACH OUTREACH AND FOOD PANTRY: Pepperell's PACH Outreach and Food Pantry is seeking volunteers with a desire to help the community and a vehicle: Thurs. mornings, to go to the Merrimack Valley Food Bank to pick up donated food (approx. 3 hours round trip); every fourth Tues., 5-7 p.m., to pack bags for PACH's shut-in clients; every fourth Thurs., noon-1:30 p.m., to deliver bags to shut-in clients; every second Tues., approx 11:45 a.m.-2:45 p.m., to pick up donated food from Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry at Devens; once a week (June-Aug.), to clean the PACH food pantry offices on Main Street. Training provided. Contact PACH Outreach office at 978-925-9770 or pepperell@pachoutreach.org leaving name and contact info. Visit pachoutreach.org.