Volunteer opportunities

    KSKQ community radio in Ashland is seeking volunteers.

    KSKQ Programming Advisory Committee: The committee is responsible for reviewing new local programs, as well as syndicated programs concerning local issues, news, public affairs, religion, sports events, and other subjects. The Programming Advisory Committee comprises up to 11 members: half KSKQ programmers and volunteers and half KSKQ listeners at-large. Committee members assist the program director in valuable decision-making efforts. The committee meets quarterly to assess the entire schedule, discuss content and availability, review new proposals and implement new changes. If you would like to be a member of this committee, get the application online at www.kskq.org and drop it to the studio at 330 E. Hersey St. No. 2, Ashland, or email to connie@kskq.org.

    Community Works Advocacy Services Training: Fall training is scheduled Nov. 3-4. Volunteer opportunities are available in the following programs: HelpLine, Dunn House Shelter, Outreach, and Sexual Assault Hospital Response. To register or to request more information, please call 541-779-2393, ext. 212, or email Dross@Community-Works.org. The training is offered free of charge and is open to the community. Space is limited.

    RSVP volunteer opportunities: RSVP Respite Program seeks volunteers to provide family caregivers a time of relief from the constant everyday care of an elderly person. Volunteers provide companionship and help with simple recreational activities or assist with a meal. Training and mileage reimbursement is provided. Call RSVP at 541-857-7780 or email crose@retirement.org for more information.

    Jackson County District Attorney’s Office and the Jackson County Juvenile Court Victims Assistance Program is seeking a volunteer to assist crime victims in juvenile court. This volunteer would assist the juvenile advocate in a courtroom setting by taking notes on cases, and sitting with crime victims making them feel comfortable. It is helpful to have an understanding of the juvenile system, but is not mandatory. Bing comfortable dealing with people in stressful circumstances, being compassionate and understanding, and aware of the sensitive nature of juvenile cases, is valued. Call 541-774-8187.

    ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum is looking for volunteers to help science come alive for visitors of all ages. Facilitate hands-on art, science and tinkering activities and get museum guests involved in the act of discovery. Training will be provided. Click here for more info.

    Long Term Care Ombudsman is looking for volunteers to advocate for the rights and dignity of the elderly and disabled living in licensed long-term care facilities. The mission is to protect individual rights, enhance quality of life, improve care, and promote dignity for residents. Call 800-522-2602 for more information on becoming a Certified Ombudsman, or to report a concern about a facility.

    Senior and Disability Service of RVCOG is looking for volunteers to help with phone calls and data entry. The phone volunteer will work from home and call from a disaster registry set list to verify information and submit paperwork once a quarter. The data volunteer will update changes to the ACCESS file and GIS (Geographic Information System) map. GIS training will be provided. Click here for more info.

    Grandmas2Go is looking volunteers to help mentor and support struggling families with infants and toddlers. These parents do not have local extended family to help them. Volunteer will need to be able to email, text, drive, lift and carry up to 30 pounds. Volunteers must be active. Training will be provided. Click here for more info.

    SHIBA (Senior Health Insurance Benefits Assistance) seeks volunteers to provide assistance and guidance towards seniors who have questions or need help navigating through the Medicare insurance programs and enrollment. Volunteers will receive training and mileage reimbursement. Call 800-722-4134 for more info.

    Rogue Valley Habitat for Humanity is looking for volunteers to assist in a variety of capacities, including fundraising, constructing & restoring homes for low-income future homeowners. Shifts, job duties, and schedules are very flexible. On the job training will be provided. Call 541-779-1983 for more info.

    Call-A-Ride is in need of volunteer drivers to ensure a safe ride for local seniors to get to their medical appointments. Many of the clients have no means of transportation and often have to cancel and go without medical care. Shifts are flexible around volunteer’s schedule; mileage reimbursement and supplemental insurance are offered for each volunteer. Call 541-857-7783 for more info.

    Aging and Disability Resource Connection (ADRC) is in need of volunteer(s) to help maintain its resource database. Must be able to work independently, have strong telephone and data-entry skills, familiar with MSWord & Excel, and able to sit for long periods. Must pass criminal records background check. Knowledge of community resource is preferred. Call 541-618-7572 or email adrc@rvcog.org for more info.

    The Foster Grandparent Program of Southern Oregon is looking for lower income senior citizen volunteers who want to work with children. A small stipend, mileage reimbursement, training, and continuing education is provided. There is a minimum commitment of 15 hours per week. Call 541-857-7784 for more info.

    FOTAS (Friends of the Animal Shelter) is looking for people to foster kittens too young for adoption for 6 to 8 weeks in the comforts of their home. All materials will be supplied. Training will be provided. Call 541-774-6651 for more info.

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