2019-04-12 / News Update

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

***The Department of Defense does not endorse any non-federal entity, service, or product. Any recreational opportunities contained in this message should not be construed as an endorsement of the organizations. This list of events is only provided as a community relations courtesy.***

If you are interested in giving your time and efforts to any of the following volunteer opportunities in the Central Savannah River Area, contact the POC directly. Provide your name, organization, email, and good contact number. If your class is interested in accepting the cause as a community relations project, provide the complete names and rank of each volunteer with a designated POC and contact information. If you need your volunteer hours tracked via VMIS (Volunteer Management Information System), call 706-791-3880.

Southern Souls Rescue

They need four to eight volunteers this Saturday to help with a large donation. Contact Nancy or Kathy at 706-830- 2340 or Southernsouls@aol.com.

Senior Spring Formal Dance

The Augusta Richmond County Recreation and Parks need 10-20 people Thursday at the Robert Howard Community Center. Contact Willamae Shaheed, wshaheed@augustaga.gov, office 706-560-1814, cell 706-560-2351, for more information.

Run United 7th Marathon

The event in Aiken is looking for as many volunteers as possible April 27 to help monitor the race course. For more information, contact Keyatta D. Priester, 803-617-3982, kpriester@aikenco-op.org or Sherri Walker swalker@aikenco-op.org.

Earth Day Clean Up

The Savannah River Keepers are looking for volunteers to help clean up the Hawks Gully Canal on April 27 from 8:30 a.m. until noon. Contact Mary Jacobson, riverkeeper@savannahriverkeeper.org, office 706-826-8991 and cell 912- 596-7780 for more information.

Earth Day Clean-up

The Savannah River Keepers are holding a community cleanup day downtown April 27 from 8:30 a.m. until noon. For more information contact Tonya Bonitatibus, riverkeeper@savannahriverkeeper.org, office 706-826-8991 or cell 706-755-4839.

Fly Days

Challenge Air for Kids & Friends are in need of up to 50 volunteers May 4 at the Augusta Regional Airport to support this event. For more information, email tspears@acpsd.net or call (706) 394-0263 www.challengeair.com/events1/augusta-ga-fly-daymay 4-2019

USA Cycling Collegiate Road National Championship

The host of this event, the Augusta Sports Council, needs volunteers each day May 10-12. Contact Michelle Naval at michelle@augustasportscouncil.org, 706-849-3235, 706-399-7122. For more details, www.usacycling.org/article/ augusta-to-host-usa-cycling-collegiate-road-nationalchampionships

Ongoing opportunities

• Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History has volunteer opportunities. Reach out to Joyce Law, joycelaw@lucycraftlaneymuseum.com, 706-724-3576, to find out what is available.

• The Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center is always looking for volunteers to assist Veterans and their families at their facilities. Please can contact Robert.Frasier@va.gov, (706) 733-0188 ext. 3020.

• The Jessye Norman School of the Arts is looking for volunteers for academic tutoring and homework help. Contact Irene Shastri, jnsa.academics@gmail.com, 803-761-1401.

• Fort Gordon Youth Sports and Fitness needs coaches. Contact FGYSF at 706-831-2666 to apply!

• Fort Gordon’s Community Garden is in need of volunteers to help keep it in good condition. Dates and times are flexible. Contact Kathy Duncan, kathleen.s.duncan4.naf@mail.mil, 706-791- 9483.

• The Boy Scouts of America Cub Scouts Pack 105 and 108 need volunteers who are at least 21 years old. For more information, contact Staff Sgt. Nunzio Incorvaia, nunzio281@gmail.com, 908-461-2873.

• Tidewater Hospice providers have an ongoing need for volunteers to provide companionship and emotional support to some of their patients. Contact Laura Forbes, lforbes@tidewaterhospice.com, 706-585-1790 for more information.

• YMCA Camp Lakeside needs volunteers to help out the first Saturday of every month from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. with light construction and trail maintenance. For information, contact Jacob Kaiser at jkaiser@thefamilyy.org, 706-359- 2152 or 706-830-7626.

• Trinity Hospice has volunteer opportunities for anyone interested in supporting terminally ill patients. Volunteers can choose to support in a variety of ways and must be at least 18 years old. If interested, contact Bonny Garrison at bonny_ garrison@chs.net, 706-729-6704, 706-305-6933.

• Golden Harvest Food Bank has various volunteer opportunities available. Orientation is required. An online form to volunteer and more information can be found at goldenharvest.org or contact Ann Ancog at aancog@goldenharvest.org to set up an opportunity.

• DFMWR holds several running events throughout the year that require volunteers to support the events. Contact Neil J. Smith, 706-791-1142, neil.j.smith.naf@mail.mil or Curtis Dorsey, 706-791-7857, Curtis.d.dorsey2.naf@mail.mil

• Additional community volunteer opportunities can be found at Augusta’s City Hope Alliance website, http://cityhopealliance.org/cityserve.

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