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  • Alzheimer's Association

    The Alzheimer's Association is always looking for people to join their committee for the Walk to End Alzheimer's. Visit our website for more information!

    American Cancer Society

    If you'd like to volunteer for the Relay for Life of Troy Event or if you have a few hours a month to spare and want to make a difference in your community, please download and complete this form, then send it to us and we will contact you. Make a difference in someone's life today!

    Relay for Life volunteers needed. If interested in volunteering, please contact the American Cancer Society at 618.288.2320 or visit cancer.org.

    Anderson Hospital Volunteer Opportunities

    Are you interested in a volunteer opportunity?  Contact Anderson Hospital Auxiliary (288-5711) for more information.

    Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwestern Illinois

    At Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwestern Illinois, Volunteering is Fun - Big Time.

    Being a Big Brother or Big Sister is one of the most enjoyable and fulfilling things you’ll ever do. You can help shape a child’s future for the better by empowering them to achieve. And the best part is, it’s actually a lot of fun. You and your Little can share the kinds of activities you already like to do.  We’re always looking for people eager to positively impact a child and improve their community at the same time. And, right now is no different. For a few hours, a couple times a month, you can give a Little the invaluable gift of your friendship. By simply changing their perspective of what the world can offer, you can literally start changing their lives. And sometimes it’s as simple as playing video games, going to a museum, or just hanging out together.

    Big Brothers are especially in high demand.  More than 70% of our children waiting for a Big are boys, but only 3 out of every 10 inquiries to volunteer come from men. Research shows that having the positive influence of a Big Brother makes a real difference in a boy's life. So join the hundreds of thousands of volunteers that give a young person someone to look up to. And learn why so many are now saying, “I get back so much more than I give.”

    If you're not ready to commit to becoming a Big, but still want to be involved we have many ways you can do so! Whether it's hosting a book drive or a school supply drive, serving on our one of our Event Committees, adopting a family during the holidays, or supporting us in some other way we look forward to hearing from you. Ready to help out?  Visit us at www.bbbsil.org or call (618) 398-3162 and start something today!

    Call for Help Internship Opportunities

    Do you have a passion for helping people in crisis, engaging communities, or speaking out about social change?
    Call for Help offers internships that allow students to develop professional skills while making a difference in their community.

    We offer internships in
    •    Advocacy
    •    Counseling
    •    Education and Training
    •    Resource an Volunteer Development

    All of our interns are required to complete a minimum of 40-hours of sexual assault crisis intervention training.
    24HR Crisis Hotline 618-397-0975
    www.CALLFORHELPINC.ORG

    Cambridge House of Maryville Seeking Volunteers

    Resident Services Coordinator Kathy Tammen is asking for members of the public who might be interested in assisting with or leading certain activities with our residents.
    Examples of activities include bingo calling, leading arts & crafts groups or various interest groups.  Anyone with a special skill, hobby, or talent is also encouraged to volunteer.  
    Volunteer hours are flexible, and are available during weekdays, weeknights, weekends, and holidays.  Volunteers of all ages are welcome, especially those who are in need of volunteer service hours for school districts or local churches.

    For additional information or to inquire about becoming a volunteer, please contact Resident Services Coordinator Kathy Tammen at 618-288-2211 or by email.

    Edwardsville Children's Museum

    Edwardsville Children's Museum
    722 Holyoake Rd
    Edwardsville, IL 62025
    (618) 692-2094
    www.edwardsvillechildrensmuseum.org
    Volunteers always welcome – contact executive@edwardsvillechildrensmuseum.org

    Free Summer Lunch Program

    Monday – Friday; June 4, 2018 – August 10, 2018
    Pick-up from 11:30 – 12:30 pm at The Meadow Drive Park & Tri Township Library 
    View the Flyer and View Free Summer Lunch Letter
    This program has become a great success and has helped so many families during the summer.  We have joined forces with a few churches in Troy during the past years, which has been wonderful, but it is time to ask others in our community for help.  Due to the overwhelming request for lunches during the summer we are in need of monetary & food items donations along with volunteers to help at one or both of the locations.  Please contact Monica at Friedens United Church of Christ if you would like to join in on our fight to stop hunger in our community. 

    Lunches are served form Monday – Friday.  On Friday we give weekend backpacks at the Meadow Drive Park location for the weekend.  3 people per location has seemed to work in the past. Bagged lunched will need to be premade and ready for distribution at the location at 11:30am. If your business needs a location to make the lunches, you are more than welcome to you to use our kitchen for set up. The library is still allowing us to use the “green space” behind the building for distribution of the lunches.  Once we have a good number of helpers there will be a list of contacts and a schedule of days to follow.

    (for bag lunches) small brown bags, sandwich bags, bottle water, bread, lunch meat, peanut butter, jelly, fruit snacks. – It’s pretty much a sandwich, a fruit, a sweet treat, a water and small snack) 
    (for Friday back packs) -Meadow Drive Park location only- peanut butter, Jelly, bread, cans of pasta (family size), box cereal, breakfast bars, fruit snacks.  On Friday’s we usually order from a fast food restaurant in Troy, so gift cards are a great way to help.
    For questions contact by phone: Friedens UCC - 618-667-6535 or email: friedens@friedensucc-troy.org

    Girl Scout Volunteer Opportunities

    Adult Members - Volunteer as troop leaders, troop helpers, robotics coaches, day camp volunteers, and more!
    Contact: Maureen Johnson 
    4 Ginger Creek Parkway
    Glen Carbon, IL 62034
    Phone: 800-345-6858

    Jarvis Senior Center

    Volunteer is needed to call bingo on Friday's from 12:15 P.M. to 2:00 P.M. (You can pick a Friday or do them all). Businesses are welcome to sponsor Bingo. A Volunteer is also needed on Tuesdays and Thursdays mornings 9:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. to ride Senior Van and assist carrying groceries into homes.
    Call Sherry at 667-2022 for more information.

    Partners 4 Pets

    Partners 4 Pets
    Contact: Jennifer Daugherty
    Phone: 618-540-PETS
    Email: partnersforpetsvolunteers@gmail.com
    Website: http://www.partnersforpetsil.org/

    Special Olympics

    Volunteers are the core of the Special Olympics program and we could not exist today without the time, energy, education and commitment of our volunteers. Special Olympics Illinois relies on people of all ages to help in every aspect of the program – both at the local and state level. Anyone 10 years or older can be a general Special Olympics volunteer and coaches must be at least 14 years of age or older. For more information, reach out to Steve Whitlatch at swhitlatch@soill.org or 618-654-6680.

    Salvation Army

    Work - Live - Donate: Devote Yourself to Your Community
    Check out the: 
    Volunteer Opportunities: Bell Ringing, Toy Shop, Adopt a Family
    Donation Opportunities: Donate Money, Coats, New Toys, and/or Food
    Contact Travis or Bev to get signed up! or call 618-667-8769

    Southwestern Illinois Volunteer Center

    Need volunteers? Want to volunteer? Visit our website and see what opportunities are waiting for you!

    Tri-Township Library

    The board of Trustees of the Tri-Township Public Library District is seeking applicants to fill a vacant position. The appointment will be for the remainder of the unexpired term ending in 2017. To any interested person please submit a letter of interest to the Tri-Township Public Library District Board. The applicant must live within the library district, be 18 years or older and able to attend board meetings monthly.

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