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Kid Time museum needs volunteers; more opportunities

Kid Time Children’s Museum needs volunteers

Community volunteers are needed to fill several positions at Kid Time Children’s Museum in Medford.

The following positions are open at the museum, located at 106 N. Central Ave.:

Kid Time play experts: These outgoing individuals interact with visitors of all ages, answer questions and assure that the museum environment presents as a clean inviting play space. They are the smiling faces inside the museum. Minimum of two hours per week with a two-month commitment. This position does require walking.

Kid Time program instructors: Lead or assist with one of the popular pre-developed programs, such as Master Builder (Legos) and Sound Painting, or develop and present your own program. These free-with-admission museum programs are a great way to share with the younger generation. Minimum of one program per week with a two-month commitment. Most programs are 1/2 to one hour long.

Kid Time Art Room assistants: Be a friendly face and interact with visitors while helping the Art Room educator assure that the Art Room is an engaging, creative environment. Minimum of one hour per week with a two-month commitment.

Kid Time field trip facilitators: This job creates a bridge of success for the Kid TIme Museum and the visiting class. This is an on-call position. We’ll let you know when the field trips are scheduled, and you let us know if you’re available for that date and time.

To reach Kid Time, call 541-772-9922, or see kid-time.org. Interested senior citizens also can call RSVP at 541-857-7780 or email jburtner@retirement.org for more information.

Central Point library urgently needs volunteers

Volunteers are urgently needed at the Central Point library, 116 S. Third St. Any level of help is welcome. For more information, contact Friends of the Central Point Library membership chairwoman Lynn Obrien at 541-930-1141. To reach the library, call 541-664-3228.

Riding Beyond Volunteer Training, an opportunity to support breast cancer survivors in the Rogue Valley through the Horse/Human connection. Training will be at Little Creek Ranch, 2900 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland, from 1 to 5 p.m. March 10. Please sign up at the Riding Beyond website: ridingbeyond.org/events. For more information, contact Trish Broersma at trishbroersma@gmail.com or call 541-482-6210.

Current RSVP volunteer opportunities

Please call RSVP at 541-857-7780 or email jburtner@retirement.org for more information.

RVCOG is seeking a temporary volunteer to enter responses from the Senior Needs Assessment Survey into a database. The importance of this survey is it will help guide where dollars and effort is spent to support needs of the seniors in our community. It is how the community knows what it needs to respond to — to best serve seniors and meet their needs. Training is provided.

Long Term Care Ombudsman is looking for volunteers to advocate, educate and investigate on behalf of seniors in residential care facilities. Volunteers visit with residents, and establish relationships with them. They advocate for the resident and make sure their needs are being met. Volunteers are needed for four hours a week. Days and times are flexible. Must pass criminal background check. Training is provided.

Age Wise Age Well is a volunteer senior peer counseling program in which volunteers work with older adults to provide support during life events and emotional stress. The goal of this program is to promote healthy aging and cope with related transitions. Are you 55 years or older? Do you have 6 to 8 hours per week to volunteer? Do you have the ability to listen and share life experiences? Come join us at our upcoming training from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 28-Jan. 30 and 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 4-6. Call 541-646-3402 if interested.

Jacksonville Collectibles Thrift Shop is made up of wonderful volunteers who generously give their time because they believe in helping their community. They enjoy keeping the store clean and organized in order to help make every shopping experience a rewarding one. If you enjoy assisting customers and you are friendly and easy to get along with, we would love to have you join our team of volunteers. Store hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays. Training will be provided.

VA SORCC (Southern Oregon Rehabilitation Center & Clinics) is seeking individuals to join the Volunteer Caregiver Support Program. Help is needed to visit homebound veterans and provide respite for their family caregivers. Additional volunteer openings at the veterans adult day care program in Medford.

CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) is seeking volunteers to be the voice of children who are victims of abuse or neglect. CASAs may go to court, meet with parents, go to foster homes, go to treatment facilities, visit children at school or at doctor offices and other places that could help obtain information about the child and family. CASAs need to be positive, passionate to make a difference and have the ability to work with others as well as on their own. CASAs will go through 40 hours of training, hours vary and are flexible. Mileage reimbursement is available.

The Alzheimer’s Association is seeking volunteers to facilitate weekly/monthly family caregiver support groups. Support Group facilitators create a safe environment where people share their feelings and experiences to better cope with dementia. Facilitators receive training and ongoing support from Alzheimer’s Association staff.

Asante Foundation is in need of friendly, caring and responsible individuals to work the reception desk at its new office. Volunteers will greet visitors, offer refreshments, assist with mailings and other office tasks and more. Training is provided.

Friendly Visitor is in need of volunteers to visit with, share a cup of coffee, play a game of cards and/or take a walk with older adults who are in need of companionship, support and socialization in the comfort of their own homes. The weekly visit will give the homebound senior a sense of connection to the world around them. Mileage reimbursement is provided.

Senior sitter wanted. RSVP is seeking a friendly face to help a gentleman care for his wife for two hours every other week. “Jane” does not need medical care. She needs simple companionship and friendly conversation. If you are available to relieve her husband, he can perform tasks such as going to the grocery store, getting a haircut or taking care of his own medical needs. Senior sitters to do provide medical assistance, garment changing and so on. Hours are flexible. Mileage reimbursement is available.

Medford Police Department is in need of volunteers to help with handicap parking patrol. Volunteers are paired up with another volunteer to help educate drivers regarding handicap placards, issue warnings, issue citations and operate police volunteer vehicles. Flexible hours, three to four hours per day, one to two days per week. Volunteers will receive training.

Jackson County District Attorney’s Office, Victims Assistance Program is seeking volunteers to assist crime witnesses who are testifying at grand jury. Ability to be compassionate and understanding desired. Training is provided.

The Foster Grandparent Program of Southern Oregon is looking for lower-income senior citizen volunteers who want to work with children. A small stipend, mileage reimbursement, training and continuing education is provided. There is a minimum commitment of 15 hours per week.

RSVP Respite Program seeks volunteers to provide family caregivers a time of relief from the constant everyday care of an elderly person. Volunteers provide companionship and help with simple recreational activities or assist with a meal. Training and mileage reimbursement is provided.

Call-A-Ride is in need of volunteer drivers to ensure a safe ride for local seniors to get to their medical appointments. Many of the clients have no means of transportation and often have to cancel and go without medical care. Shifts are flexible around volunteer’s schedule; mileage reimbursement and supplemental insurance are offered for each volunteer.

SHIBA (Senior Health Insurance Benefits Assistance) is seeking volunteers to provide assistance and guidance toward seniors who have questions or need help navigating through the Medicare insurance programs and enrollment. Volunteers will receive training and mileage reimbursement.

Rogue Valley Genealogical Society’s mission is to inspire interest in genealogy, inform and educate the public, and maintain a growing sustainable library with a strong online presence. Volunteer wanted to help with financials. Training and mileage reimbursement is provided.

American Cancer Society Discovery Shop is in need of volunteers to help with sorting and pricing donations; assist customers with selections and sales. Volunteers must enjoy working with others to benefit an exciting cause. Training will be provided.

The Jackson County Courthouse Information Booth is seeking volunteers for shifts on Wednesdays. There is currently a morning and afternoon opening. Volunteers help visitors to the County Administrative offices find the appropriate department and answer light phones. Training and mileage reimbursement are provided.

The Medford Senior Center is seeking volunteers to help serve lunch. Volunteer shifts are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. Volunteer as many shifts as you would like. Training will be provided. Mileage reimbursement and supplemental insurance are offered for each volunteer. The Medford Senior Center offers events, games, classes and other forms of social interaction.

St. Vincent de Paul in Medford is seeking volunteers to help staff its Urban Rest Stop. The rest stop is open Monday through Friday, providing showers and washer and dryers to clients who do not have access to these facilities. They are also looking for volunteers to fill numerous positions in our Thrift Store (Monday through Saturday), including cashiers and intake personnel. Training is provided.

1st Phoenix Community Center is looking for volunteers to help with a variety of tasks in its food pantry and community kitchen. It also needs help in its free clothing closet. Days and hours vary.

Food and Friends/Meals on Wheels are looking for volunteers to deliver meals to homebound seniors in the Central Point, Jacksonville, Rogue River, Medford, Shady Cove and White City areas. One day a week, from 10 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday. Training will be provided.

The Family Nurturing Center is looking for volunteers to read to preschool age children through the SMART program at their Medford location on Wednesdays. Training is provided, and background checks will be required.

Senior and Disability Service of RVCOG is looking for volunteers to help with phone calls and data entry. The phone volunteer will work from home and call from a disaster registry set list to verify information and submit paperwork once a quarter. Training provided

Medford Food Project Green Bag Connection: Help the Medford Food Project feed our hungry neighbors. Be our voice and join the Green Bag Connection. Volunteers are needed to call our food donors from home and keep them inspired and involved. We’ll provide everything you need. Homebound volunteers are encouraged to join this special project. Totally flexible hours and minimal commitment.

ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum is looking for volunteers to help science come alive for visitors of all ages. Facilitate hands-on art, science and tinkering activities and get museum guests involved in the act of discovery! Training will be provided.

Grandmas2Go is looking volunteers to help mentor and support struggling families with infants and toddlers. These parents do not have local extended family to help them. Volunteer will need to be able to email, text, drive, lift and carry up to 30 pounds. Volunteers must be active. Training will be provided.

Dogs for Better Lives is in need of volunteers to be dog walkers, tour/office docent and Foster Puppy Raisers. Please contact the number above for additional information.

Rogue Valley Habitat for Humanity is looking for volunteers to assist in a variety of capacities, including fundraising, constructing and restoring homes for low-income future homeowners. Shifts, job duties, and schedules are very flexible. On-the-job training will be provided.

Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center is looking for volunteers who are interested in being par t of their sewing team. Sewing experience is not necessary but is appreciated. The sewing team makes neck pillows, eye glass cases, ice pack holders for breast biopsies, and large Christmas stockings for every baby born in December

FOTAS (Friends of the Animal Shelter) is looking for people to foster kittens too young for adoption for 6 to 8 weeks in the comforts of their home. All materials will be supplied. Training will be provided.

VA SORCC (Southern Oregon Rehabilitation Center & Clinics) is seeking individuals to join the Volunteer Caregiver Support Program. Help is needed to visit homebound veterans and provide respite for their family caregivers. Additional volunteer openings at the veterans adult day care program in Medford.

Providence Medford Medical Center is in need of volunteers who would like to make a caring difference in someone’s life. Openings are available in the emergency department, gift shop, information desk, messenger service and more. Orientation and training will be provided.

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