|Written by Janine O'Neill|
|Thursday, 05 August 2010|
Community Volunteer Opportunities
Alzheimer’s Association. Needs people to staff its help line, which provides free literature and assistance to the public. 962-8111.
American Cancer Society Discovery Shop. Needs a few more volunteers in Los Altos. Downtown Los Altos. Proceeds go to cancer awareness, education and improving the comfort of cancer patients. 949-0505.
Assistance League Costume Bank. New volunteers sought for Los Altos shop. 941-2610.
Breast Cancer Action. Seeking volunteers to assist in events, task force, activist work and in office. (415) 243-9301.
Casa Say. Group home in Mountain View for teenage runaways seeks help with chores and supervision. (408) 253-3540.
Center for Economic Conversion. Mountain View organization needs help with database, library management and administration. 968-8798.
Child Abuse Prevention Center. Needs volunteers to work four hours a week in San Mateo or Santa Clara counties. 327-8120.
Child Advocates of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties. Volunteers needed to mentor and speak up for abused and neglected children who have been placed in the foster-care system. (408) 416-0400.
City of Los Altos. Needs handy people to work in the Senior In-Home Repair Program performing minor home repairs. Telephone greeters at City Hall are also needed. Flexible hours and basic training provided. 948-1491, ext. 229.
City of Mountain View. Needs office assistants, translators and assistants at Deer Hollow Farm and docents at Rengstorff House. 903-6607.
Clearinghouse. Needs teens to connect junior and senior high school students with nonprofit agencies. 941-0950, ext. 315.
Community Breast Health Project. Help needed for research and hot line. Four hours a week. 725-1788.
Community Services Agency. Help a few hours a week to drive frail seniors to medical appointments or take home-bound seniors grocery shopping. 964-4630.
El Camino Hospital Auxiliary. Needs people with cheerful attitudes and caring sensitivity. 940-7214.
English-in-Action. Seeks people to converse in English one hour a week with Stanford’s international students, scholars or spouses. 327-7412; 498-5252;
Environmental Volunteer Docent. Teach kids to enjoy nature and learning. Next training class, on Marine Ecology, is 6:30-9 p.m., Tuesday. 961-0545; www.evols.org.
Hidden Villa: Farm/Nature Guides. Located in the Los Altos Hills, the Guides introduce children to cows, sheep and other farm animals, explore the vegetable garden and hike in the wilderness area. Training provided. 949-8643; www.hiddenvilla.org.
Hidden Villa Farm and Wilderness Preserve. Needs help around the farm. 26870 Moody Road, Los Altos Hills. 949-8655.
Jesuit Retreat House of Los Altos. Needs office help on a regular basis. 917-4040.
Los Altos Flower Arranging Team. Seeks those interested in donating and arranging flowers for city offices and events. 948-1491.
Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital. Needs help with various programs. 497-8915.
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District. Outdoor educational leaders needed during the week to share nature with children at Skyline Ridge Open Space Preserve. 691-1200.
Pathways Hospice. Seeks caring volunteers to help patients and their caregivers manage care at home. Volunteers provide companionship, practical help and emotional support at a crucial time. Training schedule: (408) 773-4219.
Riding For The Handicapped classes at Westwind Barn. Classes 4-5 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays. 27210 Altamont Road, Los Altos Hills. No horse experience necessary. 947-8680. Stanford Hospital’s Hospice Program. Needs people to work with dying patients in their homes. 203-6586.
Stanford Hospital Auxiliary. Volunteers sought to work in the hospital gift shop. Training provided. 723-6636.
Stanford Hospital’s Partners in Caring. Volunteers needed to provide friendly visiting, transportation, shopping or meal assistance to homebound persons. Training held monthly. 725-4137;
Visit elderly Los Altos residents. People needed for weekly one-hour visits to lonely seniors. 329-0888.
Volunteer Exchange of Santa Clara County. Seeks tutors and teachers’ aides. 965-2426.
West Bay Opera Guild. Needs people to usher and/or serve refreshments at West Bay events. 494-7355. Westwind 4-H Riding for the Handicapped. Needs volunteers for classes 4-5 p.m., Mondays and/or Thursdays, in Los Altos Hills. 725-4754; 941-4808.
Wildlife Rescue. Needs help in its Palo Alto shelter to provide care for sick, injured and orphaned wild birds and small mammals. Training provided. 494-7417.