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Patricia Coffey


Students, Faculty/Staff

Subject: Volunteer Opportunities

Message: If you volunteer for one of these organizations please contact
ADULT DAY VOLUNTEERS: D'Youville Senior Care Center, 981 Varnum Ave.,
Lowell, seeks volunteers for a variety of activities. Hours flexible. Contact Kristen
Leonard, 978-569-1000 or
ADULT SOCIAL DAY PROGRAM: "The Club" Roudenbush, 65 Main St.,
Westford, is looking for volunteers to assist in their 5-day/week elder program. Join
us for lots of fun and friendship. Call 978-692-0803.
ALLEGIANCE HOSPICE & PALLIATIVE CARE: Seeking volunteers to provide
support to patients and their families in the Lowell area. Call Laurie Gomm,
Volunteer Coordinator, 877-255-4623.
AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOOD SERVICES: Seeking volunteers to assist from
3-6 hours at area blood drives in the registration or canteen. Transportation necessary.
Call Georgia, 978-794-5625, ext. 14.
shelter organizations, nursing and other areas of disaster relief. College students and
retirees are encouraged to volunteer. Call 978-372-6871.
be mentors for children ages 7-15. Supervision and training provided; a one-year
commitment is requested. Call 978-453-9339.
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,
978-654-5080, ext. 14.
CTI SENIOR CORPS FOSTER GRANDPARENT PROGRAM: Seeking incomeeligible people aged 60 and over to volunteer 15-40 hours per week in schools, day
care facilities, after-school programs and Head Start centers. Benefits include small
tax-free stipend and transportation reimbursement. Call Joan, 978-654-5080, ext. 14.
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 Heather, 978-937-1908.

HEALTH CENTER VOLUNTEERS: Lowell Community Health Center, 585

Merrimack St., Lowell seeks volunteers to interpret Spanish, Khmer, Laotian and
Vietnamese. Also needed are teen chaperones, clerical workers, and other volunteers.
Call 978-937-6045, ext. 288.
HERITAGE NURSING CARE CENTER: Located in Lowell, is seeking volunteers
to sit with residents and provide companionship and friendly visits. Training and
supervision provided. Student interns welcomed. Contact Mr. Louis La Bella,
Director of Social Services, 978-459-0546 or
HOME HEALTH FOUNDATION VNA CARE: Seeking men and women for the
Home Health Partners program, contributing a few hours each week or as needed
assisting in key projects. Also recruiting 15 volunteers to staff the Friendly Voices
program, a telephone outreach service offered to all patients, as well as an
administrative team providing clerical help. Call Elaine Rotolo, 978-552-4525 or
HORIZONS FOR HOMELESS CHILDREN: Non-profit organization dedicated to
providing programs and services for homeless children throughout
Massachusetts.Recruiting new volunteers to work with homeless children living in
family shelters and domestic violence shelters in Lawrence, Lowell, Haverhill,
Tewksbury, N. Chelmsford, Salem, Peabody, Lynn, Revere, Gloucester and Malden.
Call 978-557-2182 or visit
HOSPICE VOLUNTEERS: New England Hospice at Town and Country Nursing
Home, 859 Baldwin St., Lowell, seeks volunteers to provide companionship for their
hospice patients. Tasks include reading, listening to music, chatting or sitting quietly.
Training and support provided. Call Tanya, 781-643-7106.
HOSPICE VOLUNTEERS: Merrimack Valley Hospice of Lawrence is seeking
volunteers to work with patients, fundraising and public relations, or clerical support.
Training held at 360 Merrimack St., Lawrence. Call Lou LaBella, 978-552-4522.
HOSPITAL VOLUNTEERS: Lowell General Hospital is seeking volunteers for their
busy gift shop. Other opportunities at the main hospital are also available. Contact
Linda Gaetano, manager, volunteer services, 978-937-6366 or
LIFE LINKS, INC.: LifeLinks, Inc. provides services for adults with developmental
disabilities. Volunteers (18 years or over) are needed to chaperone monthly dances,
provide housekeeping support in group homes, or do small maintenance projects.
Individuals or groups from churches, civic organizations or workplaces are welcome.
Call 978-459-6179, ext. 610 or
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 e-mail to
LOWELL COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER: Seeks volunteers to spend time
reading to children in English, Spanish, Khmer or Portuguese, one hour per week at
585-597 Merrimack St. Call Nicole Roy at 978-937-9700, ext. 252.
LOWELL HUMANE SOCIETY: Needs volunteers to transport animals to and from
various veterinarian and grooming appointments. Must have a reliable vehicle with
the ability to safely fit 7-10 cat carriers for transport. For more information on
becoming a Transport Volunteer contact Chris Arnott, 978-452-7781 or e-mail
LOWELL PARKS & CONSERVATION TRUST: Seeking volunteers to help with a
variety of projects: lock tending for the Concord River, land stewardship and office
help. Flexible time. Call 978-934-0030.
LOWELL SENIOR CENTER: In conjunction with UMass Lowell, seeking
volunteers for "Lowell Seniors Count," a door-to-door census and needs assignment
of all adults 60 and over living in Lowell. Flexible hours, no long term commitment
required. Training provided. Call Sipham, 978-275-6328.
MOBILE PANTRY: The Mobile Pantry Program of the Merrimack Valley Food Bank
is seeking volunteers to work inside the warehouse sorting and bagging groceries to
be delivered to homebound elderly and disabled residents of Greater Lowell. Morning
hours available for warehouse positions. Volunteers also needed to deliver the
groceries. Flexible day time hours available for food delivery. Please call 978-4547174 for information.
OPEN PANTRY OF GREATER LOWELL: Volunteers needed to help bag food
orders, stock shelves, and reception desk, 9 a.m.-noon, Tues.-Thurs.; Wed., 5:30-7
p.m. Closed on holidays. Validated parking at 200 Central St., Lowell. Call 978- 4536693.
RAPE CRISIS COUNSELOR: Seeking volunteer counselors to support survivors of
sexual violence on the 24-hour hotline, at courts and hospitals, and do community
educating and outreach. Free training at Rape Crisis Services, 144 Merrimack St.,
Suite 304, Lowell. Call 978-452-7721.
R.A.R.A. of Greater Lowell is seeking volunteers to assist in programs for mentally
challenged adults. For more information call 978-453-5598.

SALAMANDER SURVIVAL: Volunteers needed in Pepperell to move spotted

salamanders off roadways including Maple, Lawrence & Elm streets as they make
their vernal journey. Contact Pepperell conservation office Mon.-Wed., 8 a.m.-4:30
p.m., at 978-433-0325. Sign-up sheet at Pepperell Town Hall. For nightly crossing
updates, call 978-433-0995.
SHELTER VOLUNTEERS: Pawtucket House Family Shelter, 360 Pawtucket St.,
Lowell, seeks volunteers for various positions. Call Atilio Winfrey at 978-458-8853.
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.
TEACHER AIDES: The Tsongas Industrial History Center, Lowell, seeks museum
teacher aides and National Park Rangers for the presentation of education programs.
Aides help students learn and perform hands-on skills such as weaving and adjusting
looms, model canals and experimenting with water wheels. Candidates must have an
associate's degree or more in education and able to work with grades 4-8. Must be
available to work a minimum of one 4-hour day per week, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Training available. Call 978-275-1740.