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Volunteers, items needed at Pasco County centers, agencies and prorgams

Angel Tree sitters: The Salvation Army needs volunteers to sit with Angel Trees at Gulf View Square mall through Dec. 13. Shifts are a minimum of two hours between 10 a.m. and 9 p.m. Call (727) 847-6321, ext. 223.

Blood donors: Florida Blood Services needs blood. Healthy people, ages 16 and older and weighing at least 110 pounds, are asked to share. Call 1-800-682-5663.

CARES bill payer program: Volunteers offer free assistance to seniors who need help writing checks, paying bills and balancing checkbooks or budgeting. Volunteers are screened and trained to help folks ages 60 and older. Call (352) 518-9300 or (727) 862-9291, ext. 224.

Cell phones for seniors: The Area Agency on Aging of Pasco Pinellas collects cell phones and distributes them to seniors in the community. For donation and distribution sites, call the Senior Helpline at 1-800-963-5337.

Eckerd Community Alternatives: The child welfare agency seeks volunteers to do data entry, answer phones and research grant opportunities in Dade City and New Port Richey. For more information, call Dawna Sarmiento at (727) 456-0600, etc. 2326.

Gulfside Regional Hospice: The thrift shop in Land O'Lakes needs workers. Clerical volunteers are needed at Gulfside's main office in New Port Richey. For volunteer opportunities, orientation and training information, call (727) 845-5707.

Helen Ellis Memorial Hospital: Year-round residents are needed to volunteer in the hospital, 1395 South Pinellas Ave., Tarpon Springs.

• Openings in non-clinical service areas include gift shop, snack bar and clerical positions. Call Miriam Pace at (727) 942-5072.

• Clinical volunteers work first-hand in the patient care setting. Call Jerry Touchton at (727) 942-5035.

HPH Hospice volunteers needed: Office volunteers are needed in Dade City and Zephyrhills. Please call Diana Unger at (352) 518-1400.

Hospital gift shop: The Pasco Regional Medical Center in Dade City needs volunteers. Call Monica Sivon at (352) 521-1138.

Pregnancy center: The West Pasco Pregnancy Center needs volunteer nurses, office workers and client advocates at the center, 5330 George St., New Port Richey. The center offers free pregnancy testing, counseling, ultrasound, parenting programs and skill classes. Call (727) 846-9999.

Senior health clinic: Volunteer physicians and nurses needed for the clinic at the CARES Claude Pepper Senior Center, 6640 Van Buren St., New Port Richey. Call (727) 844-3077.

To update, add or remove a listing, send an e-mail to Arleen Spenceley at, call (727) 869-6235 or fax (727) 869-6233.

Volunteers, items needed at Pasco County centers, agencies and prorgams 11/17/09 [Last modified: Tuesday, November 24, 2009 7:29pm]
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