Clothing Closet could use volunteer coordinator

Published 7:26 am Tuesday, June 28, 2005

By Staff
THE YMCA OF BERRIEN COUNTY seeks to empower women and eliminate racism.
The YMCA provides a Clothing Closet for low-income women who need, but cannot afford, business clothing for their workplace.
The Closet would welcome the support of a coordinator who could work on Mondays from 10-12 noon and/or Wednesdays from 4-6 p.m. Organizational skills are critical forthis position as is a supportive attitude.
SAFE SHELTER in Benton Harbor provides safety and empowerment to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. A 24-hour crisis line is staffed by volunteer resident advocates over 4-hour shifts beginning with 8 a.m.-noon on any day of the week. Training will be provided on how to provide information; how to respond to crisis calls; and how to update resident progress notes.
BENTON HARBOR CHILDRENS' ART FAIR is scheduled for Saturday, July 9th, in the Territorial Rd. Arts District of Benton Harbor. If you can allow just three hours to support this event, your time will be appreciated. Duties include set-up from 8-11 a.m.; assisting artists; and encouraging interaction of children attending.
THE AMERICAN RED CROSS, BERRIEN COUNTY CHAPTER, reports that Berrien County residents utilize more blood products than are collected here. Here's your chance to change that! Participate in a blood drive in your area.
EMERGENCY SHELTER SERVICES provides temporary housing to families and single parents with children, while assisting them to find permanent homes.
Volunteers aged 16 and older are invited to provide support for the administrative assistant by filing, photocopying, and doing errands as needed on any weekday morning. FAMILIES
FRIENDS OF OAK RIDGE CEMETERY in Buchanan welcomes individuals and families interested in history and its preservation. Volunteers will be working at the cemetery on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month now through October from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
If you would like to assist in cleaning, leveling and repairing tombstones at the cemetery, your help would be welcome.
CHILD AND FAMILY SERVICES is having three Respite Summer Camps for special needs children/youth beginning in July. The first 2 camps are: July 11-15 and July 25-29, both from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. These first 2 camps are for younger children. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old.
The 2nd camp is: Aug. 8, 9, 10, 11, and 12 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. This camp is for older youth so volunteers must be at least 18 years old. Volunteers will have to go through training, get a TB test, and agree to a background check for criminal history and central registry.
THE BERRIEN COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY in Berrien Springs is looking for volunteers to assist with maintaining the 1839 Courthouse Museum and providing programs for the residents of Berrien County; greet visitors at the museum information desk and serve as cashier in the museum gift shop.
Previous experience in customer service and cash register use would be helpful, but not required. On occasion, there is some outdoors upkeep (painting, repairs, custodial work, yard work, etc.) and grounds-keeping for those interested in outside activity.
To connect with any of these activities, call the Volunteer Center of Southwest Michigan Niles and St. Joseph, at (269) 683-5464.