500 W. Harper Road
Agape House can always use volunteers for a variety of jobs. They have a continuing need for people to sort clothes. At present they also have a need for people to put boxed meals together and to help in maintaining landscaping.
Children's Museum of Eastern Oregon
400 S. Main St.
CMEO needs volunteers to spend an hour or two a week to work at the facility. Duties include helping at the front desk, cleaning up and helping in the Art Room. Adults and teenagers 14 and older are welcome to volunteer.
Foster Grandparent/ Senior Companion Program
1601 S.E. Court Ave.
Foster Grandparent volunteers help kids with reading and become their friends. Senior Companion volunteers bring joy and comfort to lonely, isolated seniors through companionship, respite and personal care.
Volunteers earn a completeley non-taxable stipend of $265 per hour up to $425 per month. They also have a 35-cents per mile mileage reimbursement if using personal vehicles for visits. Other forms of transportation (taxi and bus) are reimubursed.
Volunteers must be at least 60 years old, in good health and with no criminal background. They also must meet income guidelines, which can be reduced if the volunteer has high medical or health care costs.
For more information, call (800) 541-5116.
Hermiston Senior Center
435 W. Orchard Ave.
The center can always use volunteers. Their biggest need at present is for drivers for the meals-on-wheels program and the senior bus. The bus is a 14-passenger vehicle which doesn't require a special license to drive it. It's an automatic, and is like driving a large pick-up. Drivers for meals-on wheels must use their own vehicle but are reimbursed for mileage. Meals are serviced Tuesdays and Thursdays, which are the only days volunteers are required.
Pendleton Center for the Arts
214 N. Main St.
The Arts Center is currently seeking two to three volunteer summer interns from the ranks of high school students. The interns will gain arts administration, retail management and community development experience. They can work as little as four hours a week.
Pendleton Farmers' Market
400 block of South Main Street
969-9466 or 276-4474
The Farmers' Market is open every Friday and can use volunteers to perform many tasks. For more information, call Volunteer Coordinator John Brenne at 276-4474, or PFM at 969-9466.
Pendleton School District Mentoring Program
1207 S.W. Frazer Ave.
The mentoring program looking for adult volunteers that can spend up to one hour a week to become a friend to a fourth through eighth grade student. These students are considered on the brink of success and would benefit greatly from a positive adult role model. If you enjoy the company of young people and would enjoy making a new friend during the 2007-2008 school year please contact Wendy Sorey as soon as possible. Volunteer hours are during the school day and would begin again in September of 2008.
707 S.W. 37th St.
The activity department at this skilled nursing center welcomes volunteers of all ages for aid with a variety of activities such as crafts, baking, reading and outdoor activities. Volunteers 16 and older require a background check. Inquire with Anne Gauthier.
Help Wanted appears Wednesdays. If your group or organization needs volunteers, provide us with the contact information for your group or organization and a brief description of the volunteer duties involved. Please also tell us how long you want the notice to run, and any other pertinent information. Send the information by mail to Terry Murry, EO, P.O. Box 1089, Pendleton, OR 97801.