Volunteers: July 15, 2010

To be included in this list, submit a press release with time, date, place and phone number to: Naples Daily News, Neapolitan Section, 1100 Immokalee Road, Naples 34110 or fax to 403-6138 (no phone calls, please).


Adopt-a-canal: Keep Collier Beautiful, 352-4344 or litternot@earthlink.net.

American Cancer Society: Administrative duties, meet and greet patients, mailings and group projects; 261-0037, ext. 3863.

American Red Cross: Collier County Chapter, 596-6868; or Lee County Chapter, (239) 278-3401.

Angel Flight Southeast: Pilots and ground support; 434-4525 or www.angelflightse.org.

Animal Compassion Project: Feed cats one or two days a week in Naples and Bonita Springs; 825-4093 or bhumane@earthlink.net.

Ave Maria University: Office help, special events, photography and airport rides needed; 304-7072 or ame.figueroa@avemaria.edu.

Avow Hospice: Patient/family support, pet therapy, retail shop and office/special events; 261-4404, ewilliams@avowhospice.org.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Florida: 403-0815.

Bonita Community Health Center: Greeters, information desk, waiting room, mail room and parking lot transport; 949-1050.

Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce: Greeters, newsletter; 992-2943.

Boys and Girls Club of Collier County: Homework assistance; 325-1700.

Cafe of Life: Servers, cooks and transporting food; 593-9325.

Cancer Alliance of Naples: Make crystal bracelets fro survivors, office help, fund raising, special events; 436-4673. www.cancerallianceofnaples.org.

Care Club of Collier County: Assist with clients and social activities; 353-1994.

Catholic Charities: Refugee youth and family, homework help, tutoring, office support and special events; 455-0520, ext. 102.

Chamber of Commerce: Receptionists and greeters for Visitors and Information Center; 298-7926.

Child Care of Southwest Florida: Organize events; 643-3908 or DonnaP@ccswfl.org.

Children’s Advocacy Center of Collier County: Work with children while parents attend parenting classes, assist counselors, advocacy case investigators and coordinators: 263-8383, ext. 33.

Civil Air Patrol: Emergency services, aerospace education and cadet program; 404-8101, 643-2226 or go to www.flwg.cap.gov.

Cocohatchee Nature Center: For boat tours; 592-1200.

Collier Adolescent Mentor Program: Role models for juvenile offenders, weekly contact; 417-6340.

Collier County Clerk of Courts: Clerical assistance; 252-2761.

Collier County Domestic Animal Services: Call for orientation dates and times; 530-7387.

Collier County Health Department: Physicians, dentist, nutritionists, nurses, dental assistants and clerical volunteers; 252-7618 or Jessie_rambo@doh.State.fl.us.

Collier County Juvenile Detention and Assessment Center: Clerical, phones and maintenance; 417-6277 ext. 104.

Collier County Museums: Greeters and special events; 252-8287.

Collier County Public Schools: Retired professionals to share experiences, people with travel experiences or background in history especially needed; 377-0097 or boveeja@collier.k12.fl.us.

Collier Harvest: Surplus food pickup and delivery; 455-3663 or www.collierharvest.org. Collier Pregnancy Centers: Counseling, education and mentoring; 262-6381.

Collier Spay Neuter Clinic: Administrative and clinic assistants, events, volunteer coordinating and community outreach; 514-7647 or volunteer@collierspayneuter.org, www.collierspayneuter.org.

Community Foundation National Endowment Funds: Computer expert to design Web pages; 596-0944.

Conservancy of Southwest Florida: Wildlife clinic, office and sales help for Naples resale store; 403-4212 or www.conservancy.org.

Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary: Nature interpreters, school group guides, library and administrative assistance, greeters and grounds maintenance; 348-9151, ext. 112.

David Lawrence Center: Clerical and administrative support, special projects, resale shop assistance; 455-8500 or www.davidlawrencecenter.org

Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park: Recycling coordinators; 597-6196.

Eden Florida: Organic garden volunteers from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays, 2101 County Barn Road, Naples; 992-4680.

Education Foundation of Collier County: Administrative duties, events, programming enrichment and sharing talents; 643-4755 or www.EducationForCollier.org.

Encore Furniture Resale Shop, 3105 Davis Blvd.: Sales clerks and clerical support; 755-0032 or davidlawrencecenter.org.

Everglades National Park: Gulf Coast Visitor Center; (239) 695-3311.

Family Resource Center: Food pantry workers, bilingual receptionist and clerical worker, refugee and immigration assistant, tutors in English, and English as a second language; 793-0059.

First Assembly of God, Naples: Drivers; 774-1165.

Florida Department of Juvenile Justice: Clerical work; 417-6325.

Florida State Parks’ Americorps: 495-7091 or 486-2155.

Floridians for Humane Farms: Help with animals; 261-7013 or omega@worldnet.att.net.

Food Pantry at Catholic Charities: 793-0059. Foster Grandparent Program of Southwest Florida: Tutors; (239) 332-5346 or (800) 332-5346.

4-H Club: Organize new clubs, assist club members; 353-4244.

Friends of the Fakahatchee Strand: Receptionist, boardwalk greeter and guide; 695-4593.

Friends of the Florida Panther Refuge: Public speakers, marketing, membership, event planning, trail and tours, writers and reporters; 289-2847 or www.floridapanther.info.

Friends of Gummi: Foster families and volunteers needed; 821-4832 or gummicats@comcast.net.

Fun Time Development Center: Working with children, gardening and crafts; 261-8284.

Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida: Workshop coordinators, trainers, event directors, chaperones, mentors, speakers, marketing and nature consultants and leaders; (800) 586-3186.

Golden Gate Area Chamber of Commerce: Visitor center; 455-3100.

Grace Place for Children and Families: Homework help and tutoring children, English language for adults, food pantyr, office help, special projects, grant writing; 455-2707 or graceplacenaples.org.

Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce: Visitor information center; 298-7936.

Guadalupe Social Services in Immokalee: School-on-Wheels needs women volunteers to teach conversational English to migrant women, one-on-one; 657-6242.

Guardian Ad Litem Program: Advocates for Collier County children whose safety and welfare are at risk; 860-0297.

Gulf Coast Pet Partners: Volunteers with animals for assisted activities, therapy, nursing home and health care facility visits; 597-1263 or www.fgcu.edu/cfpal/PetMainasp. Habitat for Humanity: Sales, cashiers, furniture movers, cleaners and construction help in Naples and Immokalee; 775-0036.

Harvest Time Ministries: Sorting and delivering food and clothing twice monthly; 947-6016 or 947-4196.

Hispanic Services of Catholic Charities: 390-0685.

Holocaust Museum of Southwest Florida: Docents and special group tour guides, office work, fundraising, programs and events. Will receive training; 263-9200 or jane@hmswfl.org.

Homeschoolers of Collier County: Experienced crafters needed to help children; 513-3721.

Hotline for Crisis Center: 24-hour crisis response telephone line, work at home; 649-1404 or 649-5660, Mondays through Fridays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Human Rights Advocacy Committee: To review care and treatment of developmentally delayed; (239) 338-1434.

Humane Society Naples: Reception desk, dog walking, animal training, kennel and facility maintenance, fundraising and special events; must be at least 17; 643-1880.

Immokalee Child Care Center: Board members, fundraising, special events, public speakers and marketing; 261-1774 or e-mail Naplesiccc@aol.com.

Immokalee Friendship House: Volunteer coordinator, database entry and help in thrift shop; 657-4090.

Immokalee Life and Family Center: counselors needed to assist pregnant women, their families and individuals in crisis; training available; 657-3163.

Immokalee Pioneer Museum at Roberts Ranch: Tour guides, re-enactors, grounds crew, greeter and attendants for welcome center; 658-2466.

Interfaith Volunteer Caregivers of Southwest Florida: Help elderly remain independent; 992-3505.

Island Coast AIDS Network (ICAN): Office help, food pantry assistance, special projects and client transportation; 261-0096 or mdias@icanswfl.org

J. Timothy Hogan Foundation for Suicide Prevention: Help secure grants and fundraising; 263-8838 or spanfl@eathlink.net. Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida: Work with kindergarten through 12th-grade students; 949-2190.

Juvenile Diabetes Foundation: (239) 931-4055.

Juvenile Justice Detention Center: Filing, tutoring, data entry; 417-6277.

Kowiachobee Animal Preserve: 352-5387 or 253-7826.

LaCasa: Thrift shop of the Immokalee Friendship House; 450-8090.

Learning Connection: Tutors/mentors, clerical, fundraising, public speaking and special events; 649-0501 or tlcnaples@hotmail.com.

Lee County Manatee Park: Interpretive naturalists as program guides; (239) 432-2038.

Lee Memorial Health System: Information desk, gift shop, office, patient care; (239) 334-5388.

Lely Elementary School: Pre-kindergarten, headstart, classrooms and media center; 377-7500. Leukemia and Lymphoma Society: Special events; 992-5781, or kolvaj@lls.org.

Liberty Youth Ranch, 5687 Naples Blvd., a children’s home for Florida’s orphaned, abandoned and homeless children; 597-7070.

Literacy Council of Bonita Springs: Tutors to teach English for Moms and Tots English program; 495-0999.

Literacy Program of the Collier County Public Library: Marco Island and East Naples branches, tutors in basic literacy and English; 774-6514 or marcolit@collier-lib.org.

Literacy Volunteers of Collier County: English tutor, supervise computer lab; office work; and special events; 262-4448.

Look Good Feel Better: Licensed beauty professionals to facilitate free program that teaches beauty techniques to women cancer patients in active treatment; 261-0447, ext. 119.

Lutheran Services of Florida: Help troubled teens and their families; 278-5400.

Make-A-Wish Foundation of South Florida: public speakers, special events, fundraisers and office work; 992-9474 or sfla-naples@wish.org.

Marco Island Hospital Auxiliary: Assistance with blood bank, clerical, patient care, telephones and sunset services; 394-4929. Marco Island YMCA: After-school tutoring, sports; 394-3144, ext. 275.

Meals-on-Wheels: Deliver meals to the homebound; 775-0443.

Museum of the Everglades: Everglades City, greeters; 695-0008.

NAACP, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People: Letter writing, fundraising, mentoring at-risk children; 455-2886.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Collier County: 434-6726 or collierami@aol.com

NCH Downtown Naples Hospital and NCH North Naples Hospital: Information desks, family waiting rooms, emergency rooms, gift shops, transportation, parking lot shuttle, clerical and Spanish speakin volunteers needed for morning, afternoon and some evening shifts; 436-5200..

Naples Depot and Lionel Train Museum: Display operators, outdoor train drivers and gift shop staff; will train; 262-1776.

Naples Equestrian Challenge: Program for children with disabilities; 596-2988.

Naples Free-Net: Volunteers with computer experience; 417-1400.

Naples Historical Society: House docent, archival and photographic research, gardening, public lecture series coordinators and host and hostess; 261-8164.

Naples Players at the Sugden Community Theatre: Beginning and advanced stage managers; 434-7340, ext. 14 or www.naplesplayers.org.

Naples Preserve and Hedges Family Visitor Center: Boardwalk nature interpretation, greeting visitors and limited invasive plant control; 261-4290. Nearly New Shop: Sales and showroom presentation; 649-7571.

Neighborhood Health Clinic: Translators, computer date entry, file preb and bilingual receptionist; 261-6600, ext. 15.

Long Term Ombudsman Council: For residents in assisted-living facilities; (239) 338-1493 or (888) 831-0404.

Options Thrift Shoppe: Retail help, cashiers, cleaners, furniture movers; 434-7115.

Our Place Senior Center: Vineyards Community Center, 6231 Arbor Blvd. Meal delivery to homebound seniors; 353-7024.

Parkinson Association of Southwest Florida: Office help three hours a week, special events, newsletter, fund raisers and public relations committee: 254-7791.

Philharmonic Center for the Arts: Naples Museum of Art, Museum Gift Store, information desk in Hayes Hall lobby or help with mailings; 254-2705.

Positive Outreach Services: Answer phones, work in thrift store; 417-8400.

Project HELP: 24-hour crisis hot line at home, resale shop, rape crisis team, Friends of Project HELP, special events, fund-raising; 649-1404 or 649-5660.

Reach Out and Read: Read to children in pediatricians’ waiting room; Karen Smith, 565-5612 or kmith@collier.org.

RSVP: People 55 and older; 774-8833 or www.naples.net/presents/rsvp/index.htm.

Roberts Center, Immokalee: Meal delivery, preparation and cleanup assistance to homebound elders; 657-2823.

Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve: Staff and visiting biologists’ assistants; 417-6310.

Rose Garden: Naples ProLife Council thrift store needs volunteers to price, sort and man the cash register; 262-5433.

St. John’s Thrift Shoppe, 886 110th Ave. N., Naples: Sorting inspecting, pricing and cashiers; 597-9518.

St. Matthew’s House: Thrift store workers; 774-0500.

St. Vincent de Paul Society: Thrift store workers; 775-2907.

Sabal Palm Elementary School: Work with students; 311-8200.

Salvation Army: Thrift store volunteers; 774-1445. Train for disaster services; 775-9447.

School Nurse Program: ARNPs, RNs, LPNs, retired nurses and administrative assistants to volunteer and assist with school screening program; 252-8217.

School-on-Wheels, Immoklee and East Naples: Women tutors to teach conversational English; 657-6242 or 530-8522.

Senior Friendship Center: Translators, office assistants, dental assistants, nurses and pharmacists for clinics for low income persons over 50; 263-7425.

Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE): Business oriented volunteers; 430-0081

SHARE: Clerical and marketing help for drug awareness; 417-0146.

Shelter for Abused Women and Children: Administrative, maintenance, retail and party planning; 775-3862.

Shy Wolf Sanctuary: 455-1698; after 4 p.m. and weekends, 273-0372 or shywolfsantuary@aol.com

Sunrise Community of Collier County: Mentoring support for assistance to adults with developmental disabilities and board of trustees; 643-5338, ext. 238.

Voices for Kids of Southwest Florida: Guardian ad litems for children removed from homes in Collier County; 860-0297.

Volunteers Services for Animals Inc: Foster homes for kittens and cats, cage cleaning at centers; 261-4768 or vsarescue@aol.com.

Von Liebig Art Center: Exhibition receptions, art festivals, special events, gift shop and library; 262-6517, ext. 105.

Wishing Well Foundation: Grant wishes, arts and crafts at hospital, fund raising; 214-0497.

Youth Haven: Serve children; 775-2904, ext. 223.

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