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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Marysville

• The Marysville Police Department needs volunteers to help fight crime in its Marysville Volunteer Program. Volunteers get First Aid and CPR training and learn how to use the police radio. Volunteers must pass a background check, get fingerprinted and be able to physically perform the duties as required. Call the MVP office 360-363-8325, leave a message if no one is there or email msac@marysillewa.gov or visit www.ci.marysville.wa.us to download an application.

• The Marysville Community Food Bank is in need of volunteers. One hour or two; some needs are Thursday and Fridays, 8-11 a.m., strong backs to help unload trucks; Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 8-11 a.m., drivers of vans or pick ups to go to local stores to pick up donations (mileage is reimbursed); Wednesday afternoon cleaning (mopping the floor, vacuuming; paid service or volunteers do it); help with data entry on the computer. Call Joyce at 360-658-1054.

• Beachcombers or birders wanted for monitoring project. The Coastal Observation and Seabird Survey Team is a citizen science project dedicated to involving volunteers in the collection of high quality data on the status and trends of coastal resources — mainly seabirds — for the purposes of science, informed management and conservation and proactive citizen involvement and action. They systematically count and identify the birds that wash ashore along the beaches in Washington, Oregon, California and Alaska. Volunteers need no experience with birds, just a commitment to survey a specific beach (1 km) each month. If you are interested in participating, please join the free Stanwood Snohomish/Skagit/Island County training session, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 13, at the Stanwood Public Library (9701 271st Street NW, Stanwood. check www.coasst.org or call 206-221-6893 for additional information on upcoming events and trainings. Please RSVP to Rebecca Gamboa info@coasst.org or 206-221-6893.

Arlington

• Sarvey Wildlife Rescue needs volunteers over age 14 to help care for injured animals. For information www.sarveywildlife.org or call 360-435-4817.

• Take a Vet to Lunch Saturday, Sept. 13, 5 - 8 p.m., at the Assembly of God Church, 201 N. Stillaguamish Ave., Arlington. About 45 Veterans and their guest will be hosted. Looking for businesses to host tables, volunteers to assist in the lunch and local talent to entertain. Contact Bob Rawe, 360-629-5054 or bobsoutback@verizon.net.

• Volunteers needed at Arlington Kids’ Kloset (Old Arlington High School) supplies local children with two wardrobes a year (fall and summer), along with new shoes, socks, underwear, personal products and school supplies. Give one or two hours a week on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday. Help is needed sorting, washing, displaying shelves, office work and fundraising, some can be done at home, like laundry or mending. Contact 360-435-4875.

Snohomish County

• Mother’s Against Drunk Driving needs volunteers in Snohomish County. Call 800-927-6080 or 888-364-6233 or visit maddpnw.org.

• Housing Hope seeks volunteer builders. Call Jenny Cline, Housing Hope’s Community Relations Manager, at 425-347-6556.

• Stanwood Community and Senior Center is looking for volunteer drivers who enjoy people and travel. All costs (lunch or admissions) are covered. Please contact Sandy Kitchens after 1 p.m., Monday -Friday at 629-7403 ext. 112.

• Volunteers needed for United Way’s Days of Caring on Sept. 12 or 13. Team up with co-workers, family, church, neighbors and more than 1,000 other volunteers to complete hands-on projects such as painting, building, cleaning and reading to kids. Volunteer teams and individuals can log on at United Way’s website at www.uwsc.org and click on “Volunteer” to register for a project, or call Michelle Morris at 425-374-5534 or email michelle.morris@uwsc.org for help in finding a project.

• Housing Hope seeks volunteer builders. Call Jenny Cline, Housing Hope’s Community Relations Manager, at 425-347-6556.

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