HandsOn Volunteer Network announces opportunities

HandsOn Volunteer Network of the Valley mobilizes volunteers, promotes leadership and seeks to transform communities. At any time during the year, organizations have specific needs for long- and short-term volunteers. If you are involved in a group that would like to adopt a charity, call the HandsOn Volunteer Network and they can help you maximize your contribution. Call HandsOn Volunteer Network at 330-782-5877 or email info@HOVN.org for more information on the following volunteer opportunities.

Ohio Benefit Bank Volunteer Counselor – Volunteers help clients gain access to the Ohio Benefits Bank and connect with programs that include food assistance, Ohio medical benefits, Home Energy Assistance (HEAP), Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), prescription assistance, voter registration and federal and state tax filing. Counselors guide clients through program applications electronically. Volunteers should have basic computer skills. Openings exist throughout Mahoning County. For more information, email mbraunlich@hovn.org or call Marlene at 330-782-5877.

Hope Academy for Autism – Hope Academy is seeking volunteer board members to oversee operations and provide fiscal accountability. Candidates will serve as working board members and on sub-committees. Requires a time commitment of two hours each month, a two-year commitment for board meetings, and one hour each month for board and special events committee meetings. The position offers orientation and training. A background check is required. Contact HandsOn Volunteer Network at 330-782-5877 or email info@HOVN.org for more information.

Frisky Ferrets, Fuzzies, & Feathered Friends Rescue & Sanctuary – This animal-rescue organization is dedicated to the practice and promotion of the idea that life is guaranteed to all healthy, sick, injured, or behaviorally unsound animals where medical and/or behavioral intervention can provide quality of life. Animals receive individual consideration, regardless of health, age, prior abuse or trauma, or feral status. The group provides care and treatment for all animals as needed, including veterinary services, appropriate nutrition, exercise, clicker training, and socialization with people. Volunteers are needed in a number of areas, ranging from staffing to volunteering for fundraising events. Contact HandsOn Volunteer Network at 330-782-5877 or email info@HOVN.org for more information.

Iron Soup Historic Preservation Company – Unpaid volunteer positions include board treasurer and board secretary. A board-treasurer candidate must be proficient in basic computer applications and have a degree in accounting. Experience with non-profit organizations is preferred, but not required. The position requires approximately four to five hours per month. Volunteer board secretary duties include attending monthly meetings, taking minutes and entering the data into the organization’s system. Candidate must be familiar with Microsoft Word and have an associate’s or bachelor’s degree. Experience with non-profit organizations is preferred, but not required. The position requires approximately two to three hours per month. Contact HandsOn Volunteer Network at 330-782-5877 or email info@HOVN.org for more information.

Meals on Wheels and Trumbull Mobile Meals – Volunteer drivers are needed for new meal-delivery routes in Hubbard and Brookfield. Contact HandsOn Volunteer Network at 330-782-5877 or email info@HOVN.org for more information.

Veterans Administration – A van driver is needed to transport veterans from Youngstown to Cleveland once a week using the agency’s van. Screening and proof of valid driver’s license is required, along with clean driving record. A veterans support associate volunteer is needed to provide reminders for medical appointments and optometry assistance and make referrals as necessary. Contact HandsOn Volunteer Network at 330-782-5877 or email info@HOVN.org for more information.

American Red Cross of the Mahoning Valley – Volunteers are needed to perform a variety of clerical, computer and office tasks. Contact HandsOn Volunteer Network at 330-782-5877 or email info@HOVN.org for more information.

Animal Charity of Ohio – A volunteer receptionist is needed to answer phones, greet clients, and perform other miscellaneous tasks. A humane-department volunteer is needed to assist with record keeping and phone work. Contact HandsOn Volunteer Network at 330-782-5877 or email info@HOVN.org for more information.

Compass Family and Community Services – A computer/information-technology assistant is needed to help with installation of software on computer workstations, assist with minor computer hardware installation, and troubleshoot network problems. Contact HandsOn Volunteer Network at 330-782-5877 or email info@HOVN.org for more information.

Community Legal Aid – An assistant is needed to aid clients with preparation of civil protection orders for victims of domestic violence. Contact HandsOn Volunteer Network at 330-782-5877 or email info@HOVN.org for more information.

Girl Scouts of Northeast Ohio – The Girl Scouts are looking for troop leaders. Volunteers will work directly with girls and help develop their leadership skills on an individual and group basis. A troop leader must have the enthusiasm and ability to generate girls’ interests and curiosities.  This volunteer position will requite significant screening. Contact HandsOn Volunteer Network at 330-782-5877 or email info@HOVN.org for more information.

The Concern of Sebring – The organization needs a food pantry associate. Duties include stocking shelves, food distribution and picking up and unloading deliveries. Other duties include assisting with fund raising, food drives and Ohio Benefits Bank access. Contact HandsOn Volunteer Network at 330-782-5877 or email info@HOVN.org for more information.

Ursuline Sisters HIV/AIDS Ministry – The Ursuline Sisters HIV/AIDS Ministry needs a delivery driver. Volunteers will pick up and deliver food from Second Harvest Food Bank to the Ursuline Motherhouse. Contact HandsOn Volunteer Network at 330-782-5877 or email info@HOVN.org for more information.

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