Community Partnership for Child Development, looking for people to adopt a low-income local family for the holidays. There are many giving options available at cpcdheadstart.org.
Another Life Foundation, volunteers needed to work as trained mentors. The Foundation works to promote wellness, empowerment and support to people in recovery from mental illness. Call 232-0167 for more.
Ellicott Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, seeking tax-deductible contributions to help feed and provide medical care for wildlife in rehabilitation. Call 683-8152 for more.
Re-Entry Center, donations of books accepted. Volunteers also needed to assist in offender re-entry programs. Call 390-0125 for more.
Rocky Mountain Field Institute, workdays in Garden of the Gods park. Work is strenuous and dirty. Dec. 3-4, 10-11, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call Liz at 471-7736 to register.
Colorado Reptile Humane Society, in need of dog and cat crates of all sizes. Donations can be dropped off at 13941 Elmore Road, Longmont, Tues.-Sat., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visit corhs.org or call 303/776-2070 for more.
Warming Families, looking for blankets, hats, socks, slippers and other warm items to be donated to homeless shelters, domestic violence shelters, nursing homes and more. Visit warmingfamilies.org for more.
AARP Tax-Aide Program, in cooperation with the IRS, is seeking volunteer counselors to assist low- to middle-income taxpayers in preparing their 2005 tax returns. Training will be provided in January and taxpayers will be assisted from Feb. 1 through April 17. Volunteers should be able to provide four hours per week. Call Don at 495-3651 or Chuck at 237-3368 for more.
Pikes Peak Library District, call 531-6333 for more. Volunteers needed to interview local people as part of an oral history project; facilitate Talk English! groups; process holds and book bins; shelve books; tutor adults in literacy; work in computer labs and more.
Children's Literacy Center, volunteers needed to provide one-on-one tutoring for first through sixth graders. Tutor one child for two hours a week for twelve weeks and help that child become a successful reader. Training is provided. Call 471-8672 for more.
National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 616 N. Tejon St. Volunteers needed to coordinate support groups, assist in the office and at events, or act as client companions. Call 634-2820 for more.
Be a Santa to a Senior, pick up an ornament that describes a gift for a senior citizen, purchase the gift and return it to the store unwrapped. Home Instead Senior Care will deliver the presents. Pick up an ornament at Wal-Mart, 1575 Space Center Drive or 5550 E. Woodmen Rd. Runs through Dec. 9. Call 534-0908 for more.
Suicide Prevention Partnership, volunteers needed to work part-time doing administrative office duties. Also in need of hotline volunteers who would answer phone calls from people who may be in crisis, or those concerned about people who are. Call 573-7447 for more.
Urban Peak, volunteers needed to serve as role models who create a safe haven for homeless youth. Nonjudgmental individuals needed to play games, cook meals, facilitate activities, listen and encourage. Volunteers need to be over 21 and submit to a background screening and training process. Call Karen or Renae at 630-3223 for more.
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.
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.
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.
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!