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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Arlington volunteer opportunities

• Be a visiting musician at Village Community Services' weekly 'Friday Music' jam session, facilitate an arts and craft project, or mentor a musician who has a disability. To volunteer contact Michelle at 360-653-7752 ext. 14 or visit Friday Music 1 - 3 p.m. every Friday at the Arlington United Church, Fourth & McLeod.

• The city of Arlington has a variety of openings for volunteers. Volunteer firefighters are needed; no experience is required and training will be provided. Volunteers are also needed for the planning commission and the airport commission. The planning commission reviews land-use issues before they go to City Council and the airport commission guides management of the airport. Commissioners must be residents inside the city limits but that is not a requirement for firefighters. Applications for all positions are available at City Hall. Call 360-403-3441.

• The City of Arlington is looking for an individual who lives within Arlington city limits and is interested in serving on the planning commission to fill an unexpired term until April 1, 2009. Applications are available on the City's website at www.ci.arlington.wa.us or at City Hall. Questions may be directed to Bill Blake, Interim Community Development Manager at bblake@ci.arlington.wa.us or 360-403-3440.

• Stillaguamish Senior Center needs volunteers for bingo on Tuesdays and Fridays and van drivers for special events and to deliver food for the food bank Mondays. Call Karen at 360-653-4551 ext. 228.

• Arlington Food Bank needs drivers once a week and people to hand out food on Tuesdays and Fridays, 6 - 7 p.m. Call 360-435-1631 or stop by 127 1/2 W. Cox, Fridays, 1 - 2 p.m. and Tuesdays, 6 - 7 p.m.

• Kids' Kloset needs helpers to stock the shop as well as people to help distribute clothing and hygiene products to children, pre-school through 12th grade in Arlington, Lakewood and Darrington. Call Linda Dussault at 360-387-5270 or Kimberly Meno at 360-403-8696.

• Purrfect Pals, the Arlington cat shelter, is looking for volunteers to drive cats to partner pet stores across Puget Sound. Call Kathy at 360-618-0417.

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

• The Arlington-Smokey Point Chamber of Commerce, 360-659-5453, needs volunteers for officer work, phones and special projects; the Visitor Information Center, 360-657-2326, needs volunteers for helping tourists with brochures, maps and directions.

Volunteer opportunities in general

• The Monroe Community Concert Band is looking for percussion players to play all types of percussion instruments. They need timpani and percussion players. Practice is Thursday evenings, 7 - 9 p.m. in Monroe at the New Hope Fellowship Church, 1016 W. Main St. High school level or better skills and can read music, contact Roger Walker at 360-691-5310 or at monroeconcertband@gmail.com.

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

• Snohomish County elementary schools need volunteer reading tutors. Contact Linda Jorve, Washington Reading Corps at 425-257-2111 ext. 3318 or lindaj@ccsww.org.

• The Senior Peer Counseling program is looking for volunteers aged 55 and older to provide counseling support to seniors who are struggling to cope with life transitions. Volunteer training ongoing. Call 425-290-1252 or email rholsinger@sssc.org.

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

• Catholic Community Services in Everett is seeking families of diverse ethnic and religious backgrounds to become licensed to provide either long-term or short-term foster care. Call Donna Witte at 425-257-2111 for more information.

• The Volunteer Transportation Program at Catholic Community Services is looking for volunteers to drive clients to doctor appointments and other essential errands. A safe running vehicle, up to date minimum insurance coverage, a clean driving record are required. Call 425-257-2111 x3374 or email volunteerinfo@ccsww.org.

• The Snohomish County Chapter of the American Red Cross is looking for volunteers to assist in response to disasters and other local emergencies as Disaster Action Team members. Training will be provided in CPR, first aid and other disaster-oriented courses. For information, contact Richard at volcoord@snohomishcountyredcross.org or 425-740-2330.

• The Red Cross needs volunteers to serve as case managers and emergency communication workers at the Naval Station in Everett. Opportunities are also available for volunteers to work at home during after-hours for on-call assignments about one week per month. For more information, contact Bev Walker, AFES director, at 425-304-4476 or 425-252-4103, ext. 20. Contact Elizabeth Grant at elizabeth.grant@co.snohomish.wa.us.

• AFS students come from more than 40 countries and represent many different cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. Local AFS Volunteers enroll students in high school and support students and their families to help both gain the most from their experience. In addition to host families, AFS needs people who are interested in becoming volunteer liaisons to work locally with families and their hosted students. Anyone interested in learning more about hosting or volunteering with AFS should visit www.afs.org/usa/hostfamily or call 1-800-237-4636. AFS Intercultural Programs/USA is a nonprofit, 501(c)3 organization.

• Donations for the annual Lake Goodwin Community Club Garage Sale needed. The community club hosts a silent auction, which benefits local high school student scholarships, and it provides a map of all the garage sales around the lake. 7-lakes (www.7-lakes.org) will hold a garage sale in conjunction with this event. Proceeds help preserve rural lands and educate the public about land use and the development process in Snohomish County. Call ahead, or for help with large items, to 360-618-0448. Or email info@7-lakes.org to find out where else to leave donations.

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