Volunteer Opportunities

03/18/2014 12:00 AM

03/17/2014 11:10 PM

Rotary Club

Mansfield Sunrise Rotary Club (2014 Chamber of Commerce Volunteer Organization of the Year) will be moving our meetings from its current location to Mansfield Methodist Medical Center. We will meet in the physicians’ conference room at the hospital beginning 7 a.m. March 6. Come visit us and discover ways to make a difference in our community and around the world. We would also like to thank First United Methodist Church for nine years of hospitality allowing us to meet in their facility.

Envoy Hospice

Envoy Hospice is looking for volunteers to provide companionship and support to families. Volunteers can assist with light housework, run errands, help patients make memory books, read, play cards, garden and provide respite for the caregiver. For more information, contact Bekki Schoch at (817) 714-7049.

Community Hospice

Community Hospice of Texas, a non-profit, is currently seeking compassionate individuals to support patients and their families who are facing end-of-life challenges. Volunteers are needed who can sit with patients, 3 to 4 hours, one day per week to give family caregivers a much needed break and an opportunity to run errands. Hospice volunteers are compassionate adults who are trained to listen to patients and family members. Interested persons should contact Bertha Orona, volunteer coordinator at borona@chot.org or call (817) 878-3712.

Lighthouse Hospice

Looking for a way to make a difference and touch someone’s life? Consider joining the Lighthouse Hospice volunteer team. Lighthouse Hospice needs volunteers to assist with companionship, family support and assistance in the office. No minimum time requirements. If you would like to help, call volunteer coordinator Melissa Krenek at (817) 304-6009 for more information.

Wesley Mission Center

The Wesley Mission Center in Mansfield provides food, clothing, financial and counseling assistance to those in our community who are in distress. Come and share your time by volunteering in the food pantry as a stocker and bagger or in the thrift store as a greeter and merchandise handler. Shifts are usually two hours in length between 9 a.m.-5 p.m. To share of your time and gifts as a local Mission Center Volunteer, contact volunteer coordinator Jackie Stover at (817) 473-6650 or jackiesstover@gmail.com.

Historical society

Would you like to help preserve Mansfield’s history? If so, volunteer at the Mansfield Historical Museum and Heritage Center. Please come by and visit at 102 N. Main St. or go to www.mansfieldhistory.org. For more information, call (817) 473-4250 or e-mail mansfieldmuseum@sbcglobal.net.

Hospice aid

Phoenix Hospice is seeking compassionate individuals to provide friendship support to individuals with life-limiting illnesses and their families in the Mansfield/eastern Tarrant County/western Dallas County area. Training is provided. Interested persons may contact Bill Cox at (214) 500-0522 or by e-mail at bill_cox_58@yahoo.com.

Youth Enrichment

The T.M. Moody Enrichment Program at Bethlehem Baptist Church seeks individuals that enjoy working with children and youth in kindergarten through sixth grade. Caring volunteers are needed to assist with homework, crafts, sports and a host of other educational and fun activities. If you have at least one hour per week to help a child between 4-6:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, call (817) 473-1236.

New Century Hospice

Embracing life is what New Century Hospice encourages patients and families to do. Volunteering can consist of being a companion for a patient or their family, helping at facilities with bingo, bake sales, carnivals, office work, doing crafts to send to our patients and families. If you have a kind heart and the willingness to give of your time, contact Volunteer Coordinator Romy Copeland at (817) 246-9100 or by e-mail at rcopeland@newcenturyhospice.com.

Girl Scouts

We are looking for new faces within the Mansfield/South Arlington community. We have our monthly service team meetings the second Monday of every month beginning in September. If you are interested, call Kriste Ryan at (817) 487-3237 or everdale_fields@ymail.com.

Covenant Hospice

Covenant Hospice and Palliative Care seeks compassionate, caring people to serve as volunteers for patients and their families. Volunteers serve in a variety of ways with hospice patients, but primarily they serve as friends.

For more information, call Bekki at (817) 735-8741.

Ministry center

Harvesting International Ministry Center seeks volunteers from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. The center operates a nonprofit Christian food bank based in Mansfield. For more information, call (817) 453-3663.

All Star Equestrian

All Star Equestrian needs help grooming, tacking, leading and side walking horses for its therapeutic horseback riding program. Children and adults with disabilities ride at the nonprofit center, located five miles west of downtown Mansfield. Call (817) 477-1437.

American Hospice

Be a part of our hospice team that serves those with life-limiting illnesses and supports their families. For more information, contact Sherry Hawkins at (817) 551-0945 or toll free 866-430-2273. If you have recently lost a loved one yourself, we recommend that you wait one year before you serve others.

Nursing home

Volunteers needed at The Plaza of Mansfield. If you have one hour a week or a month and could lead group activities or visit residents one to one, please contact Paul Chunga at (817) 276-4809.

Volunteer opportunities run on a space-available basis. If your organization needs volunteer help, e-mail the information to arogers@star-telegram.com, fax it to (817) 473-0730, mail it to P.O. Box 337, Mansfield, TX 76063 or drop it off at 119 N. Main St.

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