Memorial Hospital, volunteers needed to knit lap blankets (average size of 5 feet by 3 feet) for cancer patients who may become chilled during treatments that last six to eight hours. Yarn is available through their volunteer services office. Personal patterns and creativity are encouraged. The tighter the weave, the warmer the blanket. Call 365-5298 to sign up.
Springs Rescue Mission is collection non-perishable food items for their holiday meals program that will serve over 15,000 meals through the next few months. Donate at their offices at 5 W. Las Vegas St., at any Colorado Springs King Soopers store or at The Grace Place, 2403 Templeton Gap Road. Call 632-1822 for more.
American Cancer Society, training for licensed cosmetologists to teach beauty and skin care techniques to women who are undergoing cancer treatments as part of their "Look Good ... Feel Better" program. Training on Mon., Oct. 24, 9 a.m. to noon. Call 636-5101 for more.
Make a Difference Day, the largest community service effort in the nation, is searching for volunteers (corporate or individuals) for their work on Oct. 21-22. Call Maggie at 955-0741 for more.
Bear Creek and Fountain Creek Nature Centers, volunteers needed to work as a visitor information receptionist or environmental education program leader. Sign up by Oct. 20 for training class on Sat., Oct. 22, 9-11:30 a.m. Call Paula at 520-6388 for more.
Project Angel Heart, volunteers needed to deliver meals to men, women and children living with life-threatening illnesses. Deliveries in Colorado Springs, Fountain, Manitou Springs and Falcon. Pickup time is 12:45 p.m. on Saturdays. Call Emily at 800/381-5612 ext. 24 for more.
Manitou Ghost Tours, volunteers needed to post as ghosts, act as guides, help with props, make-up and special effects for "Emma's Favorite Haunts" tour on Fri., Oct. 28. Call Historic Manitou at 685-1960 for more.
Odyssey Hospice, volunteers needed to make friendly visits, telephone calls, support with office and special projects. Volunteers with skills in massage therapy, Reiki, aromatherapy and reflexology also needed. Training begins Oct. 21. Call Kent at 573-4166 for more.
One Nation Walking Together, 45A Commerce Street. Seeking holiday gifts including educational items, toys, mittens, playing cards, slippers and lotion. Call 329-0252 for more.
Rocky Mountain Field Institute, recruiting for work at Table Mountain Trail construction on Oct. 29-30; Garden of the Gods workdays on Oct. 22-23, Nov. 5-6, 13, 19-20. Call 471-7736 for more.
Pikes Peak Library District, volunteers needed to work on landscaping in the 1905 Carnegie Library garden; shelve books; work in the bookstore; tutor adults in literacy; work in maintenance; staff the return center; assist in computer labs; act as holds searchers; clean computers; do outreach for new members; transfer videotapes to DVD; and catalog photographs. Call 531-6333 for more.
Looking for more Volunteer opportunities? Check out our full online version of the community calendar at csindy.com. Click on "Calendar" on the left-hand side of the page!