Submit your event at savannahnow.com/calendar. Events printed in chronological order as space allows. Info: 912-652-0365.
Two Gray’s Reef Advisory Council seats: charter/commercial fishing and university education. The council provides the Office of National Marine Sanctuaries with advice and recommendations on the management of Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary. Applications due by Dec. 1. Information, application at graysreef.noaa.gov/management/sac/council_news.html or Becky Shortland, advisory council coordinator, at Becky.Shortland@noaa.gov or 912-598-2381.
Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign: Volunteers needed; salvationarmygeorgia.org/savannah, Kayla.firstname.lastname@example.org or 912-704-6371.
Royce Learning Center-Adult Education: Volunteers work on an on-going basis with adult learners as facilitators of learning, encouraging them to set and attain their goals. No teaching experience necessary. Tutor training workshops offered every semester. Call Khani Morgan at 912-354-4047.
Union Mission Thanksgiving meal: 8:30-10:45 a.m. or 10:45 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 27; Grace House, 120 Fahm St.; register at bit.ly/2JEel2J; Volunteers have the opportunity to serve a meal or assist with giveaways.
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program: volunteers will be trained and IRS certified. Help low- to moderate-income working families maximize their refunds by preparing taxes free of charge and obtaining several special credits. VITA is a federally-sponsored community-based program. A Neighborhood Improvement Association program. Bryan, Chatham, Effingham and Liberty counties. Training from mid-October to January. Contact Jackie Harris at 912-447-5577 or email@example.com.
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide: Tax-Aide offers free in-person tax preparation and assistance to low- and moderate-income individuals. Every level of experience is welcome. Volunteer tax preparers complete tax preparation training and IRS certification. Visit aarpfoundation.org/taxaide or call 888-687-2277. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is offered in coordination with the IRS.
Project EverGreen: Volunteer for GreenCare for Troops. Volunteers tend to lawns and landscape for families of servicemen and -women who are serving overseas. Call 877-758-4835 or projectevergreen.com.
Georgia Regional Hospital: 1915 Eisenhower Drive; Patient interaction with various crafts, or administrative. Apply at dbhdd.georgia.gov/volunteer-opportunities-grhs, Jessica Mathis, volunteer services coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Drive veterans to medical care: Charleston VA Hospital; Drive veteran patients in the Savannah area (in a DAV van) to Charleston and back for medical care. Drive veterans in Hinesville and Savannah to Hinesville and Savannah clinics. Receive free physical, hearing and eye exam and lunch; Voluntary Service Office at 843-789-7230 or charleston.va.gov/giving.
Westview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center: 100 Dorset Road, Port Wentworth. Volunteer weekends to conduct games, arts and crafts, sing-alongs and other activities with residents; Melissa McGurk at 912-964-1515.
Ronald McDonald House: Assist preparing and serving meals in the Family Room and as house volunteers; 912-350-7641.
River’s Edge Retirement Residence: Run fun activities for seniors; Joni Lukes, 912-354-6146.
Wesley Community Centers: Teach crafts and/or ceramic classes and to teach basic computer classes Tuesdays and Thursdays; Valeria Flowers at 912-447-5711.
Georgia Rescue, Rehabilitation & Relocation: Needs dog crates and construction material. Also need a couple of hours from a carpenter, volunteers, and fosters. Food donations of Purina One, Pedigree canned. Lynn at 912-656-9792, www.g-r-r-r.com.
Tabby Tales cat rescue: Foster parents, event volunteers, caregivers for cats residing at PetSmart and behind-the-scenes operations to help with fundraising, social media and a myriad of other tasks; tabbytalesrescue.org
Savannah African Art Museum docents: 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and 1:30-5 p.m. volunteer shifts Wednesdays-Saturdays; 201 E. 37th St.; Coordinator Danielle Christian at 912-721-7724; savannahafricanartmusuem.org/volunteer. Will train to lead tours for diverse groups from children to the elderly. Learn and teach about the history and art of West and Central Africa.
One Love Animal Rescue: Foster animals, help with daily operations, adoption follow-ups, paperwork behind the scenes, fundraising events, and raise funds; oneloveanimalrescue.com or email@example.com.
Ogeechee Riverkeeper: Help monitor water quality with regular water testing in a waterway near you. You do not need to be a member to volunteer. Info: ogeecheeriverkeeper.org/volunteer or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Save-A-Life: Short-term fosters for dogs to fill in when regular fosters have an emergency, illness, etc. Cat lovers to foster timid cats for one or two months to help ready them for permanent adoption. 912-598-7729, leave a message or fill out volunteer application at savealifepets.org.
Live Oak Public Libraries: Volunteer with fun projects and flexible hours. 912-927-4082; liveoakpl.org/connect/volunteer/.
Humane Society for Greater Savannah: Volunteers in a variety of roles within the shelter, in Pick of the Litter Thrift Store, at special events in the community and more. Apply online at humanesocietysav.org.
American Red Cross: Transportation specialists deliver blood products to hospitals. Volunteer shifts originate in Savannah, include travel around the region. Training, use of Red Cross vehicles provided; administrative office support and for help during disaster. Disaster Action Team provides immediate needs to families affected by house fires and other local disasters. Licensed health and mental health professionals needed to assist with replacement of medications, medical equipment and meeting the emotional needs of clients. 912-651-5321 or redcross.org/local/georgia/locations/southeast-coastal-georgia.
Maritime Bethel at Savannah: Volunteers board ships in port, help welcome international seafarers on board, and ask how MBS might be of service. Must be at least 25 years of age, in good physical condition and possess or willing to obtain transportation workers identification card. OJT and classroom training available. Send brief bio and resume to M.B.S., Port of Savannah, P.O. Box 884, GA 31326.
United Way: Explore various volunteer opportunities on projects for individuals, families and companies throughout the year. Visit uwce.org/volunteer.
Savannah Association for the Blind: Volunteer opportunities include office work and during events. Savannah Center for Blind and Low Vision, 1141 Cornell Ave.; Lesley Eatherly, 912-236-4473.
Meals on Wheels: Senior Citizens Inc. needs volunteer drivers in Chatham and Bryan counties to deliver meals to homebound seniors once a week for one hour. Substitute drivers also needed. Training provided. Lily McCormick, SCI’s director of volunteers, 912-236-0363.
Road to Recovery: The American Cancer Society, 4849 Paulsen St., Suite 102. Volunteer drivers transport cancer patients to hospitals or doctor’s offices for treatment. Requires a safe driving record, a valid driver’s license, some free time and a vehicle in good working condition. 912-355-5196, ext. 3.
Donate medical supplies: Donate lightly used medical equipment to The Lending Room, a volunteer nonprofit that lends the equipment to individuals regardless of income, age or insurance status for a $1 donation. Operating in Beaufort since 1961, the organization accepts and loans items in good condition. To arrange to donate or borrow items, 843-524-2554, email@example.com
Donations needed for low income families: Life Bridge Inner City Ministries in Savannah is seeking to raise funds and collect food items for the homeless and families living below poverty level. Need donations, such as non-perishable items, can goods, toiletries, turkeys, hams, blankets and more to help in this cause. Contact Pastor Jonathan Brown at 912-856-0663.
Spanish Oaks Hospice: 8510 Whitfield Ave.; Training and orientation, volunteer opportunities at all interest and ability levels. Medical training or experience not necessary. Contact Heather at 912-508-0911 or visit spanishoakshospice.com.
Islands Farmers’ Market volunteers needed: Market at 401 Quarterman Drive at the corner of Hwy 80 E & Quarterman Drive; contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Formerly Wilmington Island Farmers’ Market.
Old Savannah City Mission: At 2414 Bull St., volunteers needed for Thrift Shop, warehouse and kitchen. Call 912-232-1979 for more information. Help provide Savannah’s homeless with shelter, food, rehab and training.
Gentiva Hospice: Patient care volunteers provide companionship and assistance. Administrative volunteers assist with light office work, community outreach, special projects and local events. Contact Brenda Eason, 912-352-8200.
Compassionate Care Hospice: Volunteers assist in the office, provide respite for caregivers and companionship for patients in the greater Savannah statistical metropolitan area. Orientation provided. Info/apply: Micheal Elliott at 912-665-5035 or cchnet.net.
Mended Hearts: Be trained to visit heart patients in the hospital and organize support groups. Chapter meets at 11 a.m. on the third Wednesday of every month in the Cardiac Rehab Conference Room, Heart & Vascular Institute, Memorial Health University Medical Center; 912-350-2328.
African American Museum docent: The Savannah African art Museum is looking for volunteer docents with good communication skills to lead tour groups. For more information, email email@example.com or call 912-721-7724.
Summer Junior Interpreter Program: students in grades 9-12, train to be a Davenport House tour guide. Earn community service hours, public speaking experience. On scheduled evenings from 6-8 p.m. beginning June 6 through July 31. Contact: 912-236-8097 or firstname.lastname@example.org; davenporthousemuseum.org.
One Love Animal Rescue board: Seeking board members for nonprofit animal rescue group. Looking for people with experience in the following areas: legal, financial, media and veterinary care. Interested volunteers contact OLAR President Pam Bebon at email@example.com.
Hospice Savannah: Volunteers offer respite care for patients in their homes in Chatham, Effingham, Bryan and Liberty counties. Training provided. Call 912-355-2289 or apply under the volunteer pages of hospicesavannah.org.
Hospice Savannah nurse volunteers: Retired registered nurses with Georgia licensure needed to provide assessment and evaluation assistance to staff RNs at Hospice House. Volunteer training the second Monday of every other month and competency check-off’s subsequently offered. Volunteer with patients and families three to four hours one day a month. Call Volunteer Services at 912-355-2289.
PruittHealth Hospice: Volunteers provide companionship to patients and their families, administrative office help, veterans visiting veterans; Chaplain Stephen Lee, 912-925-9183.
THA Group’s Island Hospice: Volunteers provide companionship and support to patients and families in their homes. Also for special events. Training provided; 912-721-5111.
Harper Fowlkes house: Docents share stories about the house, the former home of one of Savannah’s premier preservationists, and now owned by the oldest patriotic society in America; Richard Kack, 912-234-2180, leave message.
Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum: 460 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.; 912-231-8900.
Fort Pulaski National Monument: Learn Cockspur Island’s history, help visitors learn about the significant natural and cultural resources in the park. Participate in special events, give guided walks, join the historic weapons program, work in the park’s Visitor Center and experience the fort from behind the scenes; Contact Margo Blewett, 912-786-8182 ext. 1113, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bonaventure Cemetery: Tour guides provide three hours of service per month, primarily as a host at the Visitors Center. Serve as a tour guide, work with Master Gardeners to enhance the camellias and azaleas, lend a hand in cleaning and maintaining the historically important grave sites declared “abandoned” by the city and turned over to us for care-taking; Bonaventure Historical Society, 912-412-4687, bonaventurehistorical.org.
The Dolphin Project: Volunteers photograph and collect data on Coastal Georgia dolphins. Captains and their boats, photographers, team leaders and assistants needed for research; 912-657-3927, email@example.com, thedolphinproject.org.
Royce Learning Center: Tutor adult learners with GED prep and literacy needs. Classes from 5-7 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, from 9-11 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Classes meet at Royce Learning Center, Wesley Community Center and Whitebluff United Methodist Church. Tutor training offered; Khani Morgan, 912-354-4047, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Voter registration: The League of Women Voters of Coastal Georgia seeks volunteers to register citizens to vote or confirm their registration status. The League sets up at various places and events to show people how, where, and when to vote and why everybody’s vote is important. Contact email@example.com.
Finance and accounting: The League of Women Voters of Coastal Georgia seeks volunteers with knowledge in budgeting, audit, or finance. Responsibilities include reviewing financial records for compliance and completeness; tracking annual expenses and income; or preparing and updating the annual budget throughout the year. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hospice Thrift Shoppe: Help sort through donated items and clothing in preparation for sale. May involve light lifting. Contact 912-629-1122 or HospiceSavannah.org/Thrift.
Rape Crisis Center: Volunteer advocates help with crisis line and hospital accompaniment; Tony Wells, 912-233-3000, email@example.com.
St. Joseph’s/Candler: Volunteer in gift shops, waiting rooms and service desks on either campus, as well as the Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion. Adults 21 or older who can volunteer at least four hours a week. Evening and weekend opportunities available; 912-819-6185.
The First Steps Parents of Newborns: Program provides emotional support, parenting education materials and referrals to community resources. Training, all materials provided; Margaret Marie Miles, 912-819-6910, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Riverview Health & Rehabilitation Center: Volunteers provide visitation, share their talents, or assist with group activities; Rachel Grier, 912-354-8225, ext. 226.
Keep Chatham Beautiful: Volunteer board members attend monthly daytime meetings and volunteer hours for educational programs, litter pick-ups, recycling events, beautification projects, environmental concerns, more; email@example.com, Eisenhower Recycling Center at 912-790-1647.
Habitat Savannah needs construction, ReStore volunteers: 8:30-2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday. Tools provided. Shifts flexible. Must be older than 18 to assist at construction site; ReStore volunteers needed 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 701 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.; 912-353-8122, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Honor Flight Savannah seeks war veterans, volunteers: WW II, Korean War, and Vietnam War veterans living in southeast Georgia and southeastern South Carolina have a chance for an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C., to visit their war memorials. Register for a trip or volunteer to serve as a guardian on a trip; honorflightsavannah.org, 912-367-9020.
Tybee Island Historical Society, lighthouse: Gus Rehnstrom, 912-786-5801, email@example.com, tybeelighthouse.org.
Affinis Hospice: Hospice Angels share time with patients; 130 Canal St., Suite 102, Pooler; 912-748-6000, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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