|Volunteering is the act of offering your service to another person, a community, social issue, or an organization. In West Central Texas, we believe that each person has a unique gift to share to make the world a better place. A Call for Help Community Resource Center is pleased to provide a basic level of coordination for people wanting to share their time and talent through volunteerism.|
|Here are several ways people can volunteer:|
|Community Special Events|
|Join A Call for Help with coordinated opportunities for service groups and individuals to serve the community with short-term, event-driven, opportunities.|
All volunteer shifts for the 2017 Key City Rhythm & Blues Festival are at capacity.
Volunteer assignments will be emailed on Thursday, April 20th.
For more information about the event, please visit keycityblues.com.
Save the date: Tuesday, December 5, 2017.
Volunteer registration will begin mid-October!
|Opportunities with Local Community Based Organizations|
|Day Nursery of Abilene|
|702 Cedar ST|
|Volunteer(s) are needed on-site to organize several years of newspaper clippings into chronological order and glue clippings into a scrapbook. Necessary tools will be provided for use by the volunteer(s). Estimated to take 25 - 30 hours to complete the task. For more information please call: 673-1110 and ask for Sheila.|
|Opportunities to Give Back|
|Food Bank of West Central Texas|
|5505 N 1st ST|
|At the Food Bank help with product recovery, work in the fast-paced warehouse, provide administrative support, conduct your own food and fund drives, or assist with special events. All volunteer opportunities are customized to suit the skills and needs of those involved. The Food Bank can always find a fun and meaningful way for you to contribute to helping the hungry. Register at: http://www.fbwct.org/volunteers.htm for a volunteer opportunity that is perfect for your family.|
|Cancer Services Network|
|100 Chestnut ST, STE 100|
|Cancer patients in our community are in urgent need of travel expense support. All amounts are welcome. $5 will help someone get across town for their treatment. Please mail donations to Cancer Services Network, PO Box 2026, Abilene TX 79604. Donations can also be made online at http://www.cancerservicesnetwork.org/ Cancer Services Network provides HELP and HOPE to cancer patients and their families through financial, emotional, spiritual and social support. For more information please call: 672-0040.|
|St Mark’s Baby Room (St Mark’s Episcopal Church)|
|3150 Vogel ST|
|$72 for disposable diapers and another $20 for wipes is the average monthly cost for each baby in diapers. This expense is a huge burden for low-income families. St. Mark’s Baby Room works to fill that gap. They need donations of diapers (newborn to size 6) and wipes to help families in need. They also accept gentled used baby furniture. For more information call: 677-1471.|
|2-1-1 Volunteer Phone Corps|
|Serve as a trained volunteer to take 2-1-1 calls during times of disaster.|
|* Contact Mary|