Volunteers

United Way of the Tanana Valley is looking for a new or gently used VoIP phone system for their three-person office. If you are interested in donating a dependable system, please Megan. Contact: 452-7211, Ext. 100; email: megan.h@unitedwaytv.com.

FMH DC wants to know, do you like books? FMH DC needs people like you who are looking to share their interest in the written word with our patients, visitors and family members. How about clerical work? Does organization and filing strike your fancy? FMH DC has several departments where you could put those skills to good use. phone: 458-5595.

Interior Alaska Green Star will accept all electronics free of charge at the Electronics Recycling Depot in July. This event is sponsored by the FNSB as recommended by the Borough’s Recycling Commission. The depot is open to collect old and unwanted electronics for recycling on the third weekend of every month, Friday and Saturday. The next collection will be on July 18 and 19 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on both days. Due to location transitions, collections will temporarily be held at 1855 Marika Road inside the UAF Central Receiving Warehouse. More information about this and other recycling programs can be found at www.iagreenstar.org. Phone: 452-4152; email: info@iagreenstar.org.

Alaska Center for Resource Families is seeking Resource Families willing to open their homes to a child in need of aid. It’s a rewarding experience and a great way to get involved with the healing within your community. If you are interested in learning more about what is takes to become a Resource Family. Contact Rachel: 1-800-478-7307; email: acrf@nwresource.org.

The Fairbanks Airport Police and Fire Department is actively recruiting volunteers (18 years and older) to act as passengers and family members or friends of passengers during a Triennial Mass Casualty exercise. Interested parties are encouraged to email: volunteervictims@gmail.com. Please include your name, age and contact information.

Stone Soup Cafe seeks committed volunteers to help prepare food and clean up. Help us feed the hungry at 507 Gaffney Road. If you are willing to commit to a regular shift between 7 and 10 a.m., Monday through Friday (pick your day, even if once per month or once per week), please Contact Jennifer: 452-1974; email: stonesoupvolunteerinfo@gmail.com.

Literacy Council of Alaska has a long wait list of students grades K-12 who need a summer tutor. The summer is a critical time for students who are already below grade level. Without extra academic support during the summer, many students fall even more behind. Please consider volunteering one to two hours per week in this capacity. Contact Ashley Yeats, 456-6122; email: ashley@literacycouncilofalaska.org.

Fairbanks Arts Association is looking for volunteer docents to attend the Bear Gallery in the Alaska Centennial Center for the Arts building at Pioneer Park. Docent duties include welcoming patrons, managing sales in the gift shop, assisting with special events, meeting local artist and the opportunity to view changing art exhibits. Docents usually volunteer one day per week, for a four-hour shift. We have several shifts available for the summer season. Fairbanks Arts Association will provide necessary training. Contact David: 456-6485, Ext. 223; email: david.fairbanksarts@gmail.com.

Camp Habitat, a nature education and ecology camp for kids, located at Creamer’s Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge is looking for counselors who are 16 or older and instructors who are 18 or older who enjoy teaching, nature and children. Duties vary by job. Contact Lily: 750-2298; email: camphabitat@creamersfield.org.

Access Alaska Youth Transition Program is looking for Volunteer Tutors in literacy, math, science, social studies, and Spanish for our mentor/tutor program. Up to GED/high school levels in each subject required. Contact Karen: 687-0127; email: kschuster@accessalaska.net

Fairbanks Senior Center is in search of Meals on Wheels drivers. Each route is 1 1/2 to 2 hours long. Delivery times start between 9 and 11:30 a.m. A background check is needed. We will provide mileage reimbursement. Help bring homebound seniors a smile by joining the Meals on Wheels team. The seniors genuinely appreciate your hearts. Contact Laurie at 452-1735.

JP Jones Community Development Center is in need of volunteers for the following committees: property, audit, program, volunteer, marketing, and fundraising committees. We also need volunteers to help with programs and events in the following areas: meals, cook-offs, dances, youth programs and cultural, community and social services. Contact Judy Dellinger, 456-3729; email: JPJCDC@gmail.com

AFS-USA invites you to redefine what it means to be a family by hosting an AFS Exchange Student. To find out more about hosting an AFS student, call 1-800-AFS-INFO, email Alaska@afsusa.org or visit www.afsusa.org.

The Salvation Army is looking for after-school volunteers to assist staff in helping children with reading, homework, music, games and free time. Contact: Tina: 452-3103; email: tina.bottjen@usw.salvationarmy.org.

BCDC is looking for volunteers to help with donation and sponsor solicitation, decorating, advertising, procuring entertainment, logistics and table sales for their 10th Anniversary Gala Affair on Friday, Oct. 3. Contact Nichole: 452-3909, Ext. 206.

The Salvation Army is in need of volunteers to help with food deliveries to four senior housing apartment complexes. Deliveries are on the first and third Saturday of every month. Contact Tina: 452-3103; email: tina.bottjen@usw.salvationarmy.org.

ACCA is looking for people to volunteer at their Technology Lab, from 12:30-2 p.m. on Fridays. Volunteer mentors will be matched with an adult who needs help using technology such as an iPad, iPod, other smartphone, PC or Mac computer. Contact Susan: 456-4003.

The American Cancer Society in the J. Michael Carroll Cancer Center at Fairbanks Memorial Hospital is looking for individuals willing to volunteer in our CRC for a few hours per week. The center is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Contact Nonie or Vicky: 458-6410; email: fairbankscrc@bannerhealth.com.

The American Cancer Society also needs more volunteers willing to drive patients from their homes to the cancer center and back home again. Drivers would be given notice about pick-ups and would not be required to assist patients getting in and out of vehicles. The times are flexible and based on patient’s appointments and frequency of those appointments. Contact Nonie or Vicky: 458-6410

Fairbanks Memorial Hospital is looking for hospice volunteers to provide respite care, emotional support, run errands and other practical support to their hospice patient and family. We also have an ongoing need for administrative volunteers to help at the front desk of our hospice office. We welcome donated quilts for our hospice patients. Contact Karen Callahan: 458-3094; email: karen.callahan@bannerhealth.com

Fairbanks Memorial Hospital is also looking for volunteers to welcome patients, their families and visitors to our facility at either our main lobby or Outpatient Surgery Center. This is a great opportunity for outgoing, friendly folks to help fellow community members. Phone: 458‑5595.

North Star Imagination Library is seeking volunteers to register children to receive free books in the mail. Only a couple hours are needed at various summer events and training is provided. Phone: 374-7030.

Boys & Girls Club of the Tanana Valley is in need of volunteers for homework help. Power Hour is a time in the club when members are getting their homework done or working on enrichment activities with the help of staff and volunteers. Volunteers are needed from 3-5 p.m. Monday-Thursday. Contact Sarah Nichols, phone: 457-5223, email: snichols@bgcalaska.org.

Literacy Council of Alaska is in need of tutors. We serve students grades K-12 in the community by providing quality tutoring services. We have students on the wait list who need extra academic support in reading, writing and math. Tutors are provided with training, materials and ongoing support. A one-hour commitment is the minimum time required. Contact Ashley Yeats:

Literacy Council of Alaska needs tutors to help improve the English skills of immigrant adults new to the community and people struggling to pass the GED test in math, reading or writing. Contact Melanie: 456-6212; email: Melanie@literacycouncilof

Forget-Me-Not Books, a second-hand bookstore that supports Literacy Council of Alaska programs, is in need of volunteers. The bookstore depends heavily on volunteers to prepare and shelve merchandise and act as cashiers. Volunteers can donate as little as four hours per month and scheduling is flexible. Contact Krystin: 456-6212.

In-kind

The Salvation Army is in need of two wooden “L” shaped desks with credenzas and office chairs for their offices. Contact Tina: 452-3103; email: tina.bottjen@usw.salvationarmy.org.

AKVOAD is in need of a donated warehouse, 5,000 to 10,000 square feet, to store and stage donations going out to the 2013 Spring Flood Victims. Contact Susan Davis: 322-4483 or Robert Hull: 378-7223.

AKVOAD is in need of various every day item donations. For a complete list go to unitedwaytv.galaxydigital.com Contact Susan Davis: 322-4483.

Alaska Center for Resource Families is seeking donations for raffle prizes, dessert items, craft supplies and picnic supplies for their Foster Parents Appreciation Picnic. Contact Rachel: 1-800-478-7307; email: acrf@nwresource.org.

JP Jones Community Development Center is in need of items for silent auctions, art for our bare walls, new or “newer” computers, new or gently used stacking chairs and chair dolly’s, rectangle and round tables, and table dolly’s. Contact Judy Dellinger: 456-3729, email: JPJCDC@gmail.com.

 Fairbanks Counseling and Adoption’s Family Support services department is in need of furniture items for a family for their new apartment. Contact Wanda: 456-4729

Fairbanks Counseling and Adoption’s Street Outreach and Advocacy Program is in need of diapers sizes 1, 2 and 4; baby shampoo, soap, bottles and lotion, toilet paper, paper towels, coffee, Kool Aid, sugar, canned soups and other canned goods, industrial pots and pans, juice, a toaster, a blender and towels and wash cloths. Many of these items are an ongoing need. Contact Susan Logue: 456-4729; email: slogue@fcaalaska.org.

BCDC is seeking a conference table. Contact Nichole: 479-3909

ACCA is looking for gift cards to Fred Meyer or Walmart for group activities including cooking club, social skills groups, swimming nights and parent support meetings and training. Contact Valerie: 456‑4003.

ACCA is looking for new or gently used furniture and electronic items for the new family friendly multi-purposes room opening this spring. Contact Heidi: 456‑4003, Ext. 104.

Fairbanks Counseling and Adoption’s Family Support services department would appreciate various types of gift cards for family fun and activities, such as movie gift cards, restaurant, grocery or coffee hut snack gift cards. Contact Susan Logue: 456-4729; email: slogue@fcaalaska.org.

Literacy Council of Alaska is in need of newer computers that can run Windows 7 and newer operating systems. We get many requests for laptops with wireless capabilities. Additionally, LCA needs SATA hard drives of 80 GB or more for desktops and PC2 DDR2 memory for rebuilding purposes. Please help us in our endeavor to get computers to persons in need. Contact JR, email: jr@