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Posted: Thursday, May 1, 2008 11:00 pm | Updated: 8:03 am, Thu Mar 24, 2011.

To add your nonprofit opportunities to this list, send an e-mail message to volunteer@explorernews.com.

SAVE ANIMALS

Help dogs and cats escape euthanasia by presenting them at PetsMart for adoption. As soon as Animal Rescue Foundation gets enough volunteers, it will start an outreach effort at Oro Valley’s store branch. Call 319-9292 for more information.

DRIVE AND EVALUATE

Deliver meals to the homebound, drive elderly and low-income clients to appointments, and do in-home evaluations of people requesting services as a volunteer for Interfaith Community Services. Hours vary. Training will be provided. Call Joyce Lyons at 297-6049 for more information.

HELP AT HOSPITALS

The Northwest Medical Center needs volunteers to serve as baby cuddlers, messengers, drivers, gift shop workers, liaisons and emergency room assistants at its various branches. Training will be provided. Call 742-9000 for more information.

SORT AND PRICE

The upscale resale shop Sequels is looking for volunteers to accept and sort donations, price merchandise, arrange displays and assist customers. Shifts are two to four hours weekly, biweekly or monthly. Proceeds benefit students through the Amphi Foundation. Call Lisa Humenik at 696-5147 for more information.

GARDEN AND SELL

Assist in a gift shop, sow seeds or water and repot plants for Tohono Chul Park. Hours vary, and training will be provided. The park promotes the use of native, ecologically friendly, arid-adapted plants in the Sonoran Desert. Call Min Johnson at 742-6455 for more information.

HAUL AND GREET

Youth on Their Own is looking for on-call volunteers with large vehicles to deliver furniture and others to work as receptionists. Training will be provided. The organization helps homeless youth. Call Maria Castro at 293-1136 for more information.

STITCH BLANKETS

Make blankets, sweaters and hats by quilting, knitting or crocheting for Stitches from the Heart, an organization that provides warm clothes and blankets for needy newborns in hospitals across the United States. Call (866) 472-6903 or visit www.stitchesfromtheheart.org for more information.

SELL TICKETS

Organizers of the Ironwood Festival are looking for volunteers to sell tickets and help set up for the Saturday, May 10 event. The annual festival educates people about the importance of the ecology of the Ironwood Forest. Call Lia Sansom at 971-6238 for more information.

TEACH SEWING

Teens Sew Cool, an after-school sewing organization for junior high students, is looking for volunteers to teach stitching skills at Coronado K-8 School and San Manuel High School. Training will be provided. Call Linda Brush at 825-1485 for more information.

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