These local nonprofits may need your help.
“It’s easy to make money. It’s much harder to tell the difference.” – Tom brokaw
Alzheimer’s Association, Coachella Valley
The Alzheimer’s Association is a voluntary organization. He is always on the lookout for new people to integrate and train and has opportunities that match an individual’s area of interest or expertise including: community education, office administration, marketing and communications, the walking and gala committees and the advisory board. Volunteers are also needed to help with social engagement programs for caregivers and their loved ones. Call (760) 996-0006 for more information.
Volunteers who are committed to serving people with Alzheimer’s and dementia and their care partners are needed for our weekly interactive social programs. Other positions include assisting with professional training and public awareness programs and special events. Special training is offered to those who wish to become facilitators of support groups. Contact (760) 776-3100 for a request. 42600 Cook Street, Ste. 134, Palm Desert.
American Red Cross – Prepare, Respond and Recover
You are looking for volunteers to help your neighbors prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters and emergencies like house fires, forest fires, floods, earthquakes and more. Volunteer opportunities can match a wide range of interests and time commitments. Start with an online request at redcross.org/volunteer.
Citizens on Patrol in Palm Desert
Want to safely assist Palm Desert first responders and give very flexible time to keep our city clean, safe and friendly to residents and visitors? Seeking men and women 18 and over to be extra eyes and ears for the City and the Sheriff’s Department. After the training, your volunteer hours and days are very flexible with uniforms, vehicles and communications all provided. We are 30 strong and growing members. No matter where you live, Palm Desert values its volunteers. For more information, call Stan Thomas (760) 360-5453 or leave a message at (760) 862-9848.
Coachella Valley Cat Club
Dedicated to helping cats in need, we socialize rescued kittens and re-socialize abandoned and stray kittens. We sterilize and sterilize, vaccinate, provide medical care for sick and injured cats and provide quality care until loving homes are found. We also provide food for the wild cats on a daily basis. We need volunteers to welcome kittens (all supplies are provided), feed feral cats, help provide attention and care to cats waiting for a forever home, help with the wild return program Trap Neutral and help with marketing and fundraising efforts. . Contact [email protected] or call (760) 578-8700.
Coachella Valley Directory (CVRep)
Looking for volunteers aged 18 or over to lead the way, dealerships, customer services, administration, marketing, set construction, technical team, costumes, development and community ambassador. Contact Alexandria Rosales (760) 296-2966, ext. 119 or by email at [email protected]
Coachella Valley Medical Volunteers
Search for bilingual Spanish volunteers for placement in medical practice, patient care, medical translation, reception and data entry, depending on experience and training. Call today and join our team to provide care to uninsured residents of the Coachella Valley. Call Mica at (760) 342-4414 or email [email protected] Online application at cvvim.org.
Since the inception of DAP Health, volunteers have been the cornerstone of many of our programs; services; events; and most importantly, our Revivals stores, located in Palm Springs, Cathedral City, Palm Desert and Indio. Volunteers are needed for the reception desk, special events, client welfare services, safer sex kit assembly, and wake-ups. Time commitment: at least four hours per week. Contact Larry Naishtut for more information on volunteering with DAP Health at [email protected] and Marice Lerner at [email protected] for more information on volunteering in Revivals Stores.
Access to the desert and mobility
Volunteer driver wanted. Must have a valid California license with no violation or suspension of your license in the past three years. Must be able to assist clients in entering and exiting the vehicle, including pushing wheelchairs, providing support when transferring the client from the wheelchair or walker to the vehicle, and lifting up to 25 pounds without help. Must be prepared to undergo a background check and drug test before volunteering. CPR and first aid certified. We can provide funding for these certificates. Call (760) 422-5504.
The closet of the best friend of the desert
We are looking for volunteers to act as wardrobe “stylists” who work with clients by outfitting them for job interviews, sort out incoming donations, sell assistants in our store, and write resumes / mentors for employment. Contact Johnny Anderson at (760) 776-9975 or [email protected]
Elder Love USA
Looking for volunteers to help in our Palm Desert thrift store. Volunteer an average of 10 hours per week and get 50% off everything in the store. Call (888) 336-8322 or email [email protected]
FIND Food Bank
Hunger remains at record levels in the desert due to the effects of COVID-19. FIND, the regional desert food bank, needs volunteers to help feed every food insecure family and person. We welcome volunteers aged 18 and over to sort and pack food in our warehouse or distribute food during our drive-through distributions. You can organize a special Youth Volunteer Day for a group of 14-17 years old to help out in our warehouse. Contact Erin Lucas, Volunteer Programs Manager, at (760) 775-3663 ext. 123.
Guide dogs of the desert
Volunteer puppy breeders wanted. Looking for people over 18 and / or families to welcome our puppies. As a puppy breeder, your job is to help the dog discover the world and interact with humans in a variety of situations. The puppy will stay in your home until it is 18-24 months old. Guide Dogs of the Desert will accompany you throughout the journey with in-person group training sessions, puppy breeding outings, and ongoing support. And when the puppy is old enough to be paired with their human, that’s when you change someone’s life. Visit gddca.org, email [email protected], or contact Nancy Pilkington (760) 329-6257.
Jewish family service in the desert
Looking for volunteers of school age or older for medical transport assistance for seniors (more than five openings), office assistance (five openings), assistance with a technology project (more than three openings). Contact Julie Hirsh (760) 325-4088 ext. 103, [email protected]
The Joslyn Center
Receptionists, Meals on Wheels drivers, administrative support, special projects and much more! The Joslyn Center is looking for essential supports to help with day-to-day operations in various departments in order to have a positive impact on the lives of older people in the area. If this sounds like you, please contact Judy Sterling, Volunteer Coordinator at (760) 340-3220 ext. 103 or [email protected]
LifeStream Blood Bank
Looking for volunteers aged 18 or older to assist blood donors in the canteen after blood donation and drivers aged 21 or older to deliver vital blood products to local hospitals. LifeStream has two locations in the desert, La Quinta and Rancho Mirage. Contact Barbara at (760) 777-8844, ext. 265 or [email protected]
Living Desert Zoo and Gardens
Seeking volunteers to fill a variety of unique roles throughout the zoo. Volunteers are trained to interact with guests of all ages, to interpret zoo animals and plants, and to inspire guests to take conservation action. Visit livingdesert.org/support/volunteer for more information or contact Justin Carmichael at (760) 346-5694 ext. 2503 or via [email protected]
Palm Springs Animal Shelter
Want to make a difference in the life of an animal? Become a volunteer at the Palm Springs Animal Shelter. We need volunteers to do the following: welcoming pets, Village Fest booth attendants, customer service concierge and administrative assistant, kitten and cat care, cat training, dog walkers and laundry facilities. and kitchen. If you are interested, please complete a volunteer request at psanimalshelter.org/support/volunteer or email [email protected]
Transgender health and wellness center
The Transgender Health and Wellness Center provides health and social services to transgender, gender nonconforming and intersex people in the Inland Empire. We also work with families to help them have a nurturing environment so that LGBTQ + youth can reach their full potential. Volunteering for us has a direct impact and changes lives for the better. Call (760) 202-4308, visit trans.health or email [email protected]
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