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Volunteer opportunities in Jackson County: Dec. 3

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The Community Volunteer Network is helping coordinate volunteer opportunities in Jackson County. Visit besavvyso.org/how-to-get-involved for detailed information about the opportunities below and to check out a list of more organizations looking for volunteers. Call the Community Volunteer Network at 541-857-7780 or email bkirkland@retirement.org for more information and to sign up.

Ashland Senior Phone Buddy Program: Make a difference in someone’s day from the comfort of your home. Make regular social phone calls to an older adult buddy. Call Ashland Senior Services Division at 541-488-5342 for more information.

CASA of Jackson County is in need of committed and compassionate volunteers who will serve as Court Appointed Special Advocates for abused and neglected children. Volunteers are specially trained to advocate for children in the pursuit of safe and permanent homes. This opportunity is only for volunteers 21 and older.

Medford Police Department is looking for volunteers to perform handicap parking patrol, school patrol and park patrol. An Oregon driver’s license is required and comprehensive training is provided. Hours are flexible, Monday through Friday.

Medford Police Department is also looking for a volunteer to perform document delivery and pick-up on Wednesdays from 8 to 10 a.m. A vehicle is provided. An Oregon driver’s license is required, and comprehensive training is provided.

Rogue Retreat Thrift Shop is looking for volunteers to cashier, help sort donated items, price donations, set up displays and do window paintings.

SHIBA (Senior Health Insurance Benefits Assistance) is seeking volunteer Medicare counselors to help seniors navigate the ins and outs of Medicare. No experience needed; volunteers receive extensive training and meet one on one with clients to provide unbiased support for all things Medicare-related. This opportunity is only for volunteers 55 and older.