Recruiter, Volunteer (Recruits Volunteers) needed by MEND (Meet Each Need With Dignity)

Updated by: LTel
Created at: Sat Oct 20 17:41:11 -0700 2007
Updated at: Sat Oct 20 17:41:11 -0700 2007

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Volunteer Opportunities at MEND
Home Visiting Volunteers - Volunteer 3-4 hours a month home visiting MEND recipient families who live in the Northeast San Fernando Valley to determine their needs and make referrals. A great way to get involved. No experience necessary, training is provided. Spanish speaking ability is helpful, but not required. Call the MEND Home Visiting Coordinator, Maritza Recinos, at mrecinos9@yahoo.com Email Jenny

Volunteer Drivers - Do you have a good driving record? Do you want to help in a way that is meaningful and satisfying? Become a driver for MEND!! Several departments need your help now! Food drivers pick up donated food from grocery stores and other donors. Clothing drivers pick up clothing and household items from individuals and businesses. Call MEND today to volunteer or Email Marianne

Optometrists & Dispensing Opticians - Our patients benefit greatly from MEND's vision clinic, but we are in need of volunteers to do the exams and dispense the finished eyeglasses. Volunteer two to three hours monthly. Call Maggie Torres, MEND Medical Clinic Manager, at 818-896-0246 ext. 33 or Email Maggie

Dentists & Dental Assistants - Dental care for indigent people is a vital health care need. MEND's dental clinic fills that need, but we need more volunteeers to meet the demand for care. Volunteer two to three hours monthly and experience the pleasure of giving healthy smiles to children and adults in poverty. Call Marleim Quezada 818-896-0246 ext 37 or Email Marleim

Teach English as a Second Language (ESL) - Our needy recipients desire to learn English to improve their employment opportunities and help their children with their schoolwork. You can help!! No experience necessary, volunteer two hours weekly, morning or evening. Call Lilia Soller at 818-896-0246 ext 31 or Email Lilia

Registered Nurses - Help make a difference in the lives of diabetic and hypertensive patients. Visit them at home to improve compliance with medication, exercise and nutrition. Volunteer 5 -10 hours a month home visiting MEND patients. Call Maggie Torres, MEND Medical Clinic Manager, at 818-896-0246 ext 33 or Email Maggie

After School Program Volunteers
You can help children with their homework and help them improve their reading and math skills. (Volunteer one or more times per week). Training provided. Contact: Mary Watanabe (818) 896-0246 ext 32 or Email Mary

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Additional Opportunities
Here are just some of the other volunteer positions available at MEND:

Food/Clothing Distribution Assistants

After School Tutors for Children

Carpenters/Electricians/Plumbers/Painters

Clerical Support/Data Entry/Bulk Mail Assistance

Fundraisers/Proposal Writers

Public Relations Specialists/Writers/Graphic Artists

Computer Specialists

Volunteer Recruitment and Recognition

Vehicle and Building Maintenance

Bilingual Food Intake Interviewers (positions available at the MEND Center and two of our satellite sites - North Hills and Sylmar)

Of course, we always need assistance sorting, packing, and distributing food, clothing and shoes to our families. For more information, contact the Interim Volunteer Services Coordinator, Maria Salmeron at (818) 896-0246 ext. 27 or Email Maria


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