Time for Action
Get involved in your community by volunteering for these activities.
Volunteer at the 2014 Ventura County Heart Walk, June 14, Downtown Ventura
The American Heart Association is currently looking for energetic volunteers to help out at this year’s Heart Walk with a variety of tasks, including morning setup, helping to unload and set up the event; preparing the walk route with signage and booth setup; event activities in the health fair area, welcoming walkers, working the food tent; cheering walkers on as they complete the route; helping clean up after the event and load supplies into vans. Volunteer shifts are between 7 a.m. and noon at Mission Park in downtown Ventura. The event will include a 5K in downtown Ventura, plus healthy refreshments, Kids’ Zone, health education, music and much more. For more information, contact Danielle Sanchez at 805-445-7050 or Danielle.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Convalescent hospital needs committee volunteers,
Mary Health of the Sick Convalescent and Nursing Hospital is looking to form a spring luncheon committee involving a luncheon chairman and other leads such as silent auction, sponsorships, entertainment, vendor liaison, theme and décor. Volunteers will meet with the development department for an interview. Please provide a list showing experience in areas of interest. Volunteers will be needed on a monthly basis. The hospital is located in Newbury Park. To learn more about this volunteer opportunity, contact Lisa Osborn at 498-3644 or email@example.com.
Distribute food to low-income seniors,
Permanent volunteers are needed to help with packing of bags and delivering them to the approved client apartments. It requires strength to be able to push a leaded cart in and out of the apartment complexes. Volunteers are needed every other Tuesday, starting at 8:15 a.m. and until all bags are delivered. Volunteers need to show up at site location, sign in with site coordinator to track the hours they put in, and ensure that distribution of all SENIOR Share food is given only to eligible SENIOR Share program participants. Volunteers should be able to stand, walk, bend and lift boxes of food product up to 35 pounds. For more information, contact Christina Forino and Meg Horton, volunteer coordinators, at 983-7100, ext. 104.
Medical field volunteer
Local clinics need health-care professionals to assist at clinics. Other opportunities for the lay person include: receptionist, translator and office helper. Interest, compassion and caring are the attributes needed to volunteer at the local hospital, where volunteers assist in patient care areas and with deliveries between departments. Volunteers need to be 55 and older. For more information, contact Rick Tanaka at 381-2742 or firstname.lastname@example.org