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Volunteer Directory

October 17, 2009

BURBANK TEMPORARY AID CENTER

Burbank Temporary Aid Center, 1304 W. Burbank Blvd., needs kindhearted people to interview clients or to work in the pantry sorting food and preparing food packages for clients. Training is provided. For more information, call Stacy, Edward or Jeanne at (818) 848-2822 ext. 101.

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PROVIDENCE ST. JOSEPH MEDICAL CENTER

The Ralph M. Parsons Blood Donor Center at Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center needs blood donors. All blood donations will be used to help patients in the San Fernando Valley. Donation hours are 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday; and 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday through Saturday. For an appointment or more information, call (800) 469-9555.

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RETIRED AND SENIOR VOLUNTEER PROGRAM

The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) seeks volunteers 55 and older to assist in various programs, including computer and Internet assistance, the Simple Will Program, and free electronic tax return assistance. Duties will include arranging and scheduling appointments, arranging reservations, selling gift certificates, collecting donations and mailing out paperwork. Volunteers 55 and older are also needed to provide companionship to terminally ill patients and their families at Verdugo Hospice, 4170 N. Verdugo Road, Burbank. For more information, call Dee Call at (818) 238-5370.

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BURBANK FARMERS MARKET

Volunteers are needed from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays at the Burbank Farmers Market at Orange Grove Avenue and Third Street. Duties include checking on the farmers and stamping coupons. For more information, call Elaine Paonessa at (818) 845-6851.

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NATURE DOCENT TRAINING

Volunteers are needed for the Burbank Nature Programs and the Stough Canyon Center to lead hikes and workshops, help with special events, design Nature Center displays and work as receptionists. Training consists of four three-hour sessions covering interpretive skills, plants, animals, Native American history and the habitats of Verdugo Mountains. Training sessions are Wednesday nights and Saturday afternoons. For more information, call (818) 238-5440.

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PROVIDENCE ST. JOSEPH MEDICAL CENTER

Volunteers are needed at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center to assist in the emergency, marketing and foundation departments, and with customer service at the information desk. Volunteers must be older than 18. For more information, call the volunteer office at (818) 847-3501.

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BURBANK FIRE DEPARTMENT

Dedicated volunteers are needed to perform a wide range of tasks within the Disaster Services Division of the Burbank Fire Department. No special skills or training is required. All that is needed is a willingness to help the community in the event of a disaster. Upon acceptance, you will be registered as a disaster services worker with the city of Burbank and will be issued a Community Disaster Volunteer card. Volunteers can choose to participate as part of an Emergency Response Team, attend monthly disaster training classes, and other special events. For more information, call Burbank’s personnel division at (818) 238-5021.

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AMERICAN RED CROSS

Volunteers are needed for the American Red Cross of Greater Los Angeles to work the front desk at the Red Cross Service center, 101 S. 1st St, Burbank. The task requires excellent phone etiquette, customer service skills, typing skills and consistent daytime availability. For more information, call (818) 842-5295.


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