LEXINGTON INTERFAITH COMMUNITY SERVICES is looking for some strong backs and volunteers with trucks to help move the thrift store and food pantry to the new site at 216 Harmon St. Volunteers will be needed today through Saturday. Call (803) 957-6656, ext. 225
RELIANT HOSPICE is seeking volunteers to assist its network of caregivers. Volunteers do not need medical experience. Opportunities range from patient companionship and assisting with home improvement projects to running errands and providing patient transportation to doctor visits. Health screening and SLED background check required. Call (803) 798-1102 or go to www.relianthospice.com for training information.
RONALD McDONALD HOUSE CHARITIES OF COLUMBIA is looking for volunteers for the Ronald McDonald Family Room at Palmetto Health Richland Children's Hospital, the Ronald McDonald House and McMeals. (803) 254-0118, ext. 11 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
THE AMERICAN RED CROSS OF CENTRAL SOUTH CAROLINA is seeking volunteers in the following areas: administrative, disaster, grants, heroes, philanthropy, public affairs and special events. Volunteer activities include responding to local disasters, writing Red Cross stories, raising money, conducting grant research and placing thank-you calls to monetary donors. For more information, call (803) 540-1200 or go to www.centralscredcross.org.
LEXINGTON COUNTY VOLUNTEER GUARDIAN AD LITEM PROGRAM is seeking people to serve as advocates for children who come into foster care because of abuse or neglect. GAL volunteers work with all agencies involved with the child, including the Department of Social Services, the Family Court, school and counselors. Volunteers must be at least 21, have the desire to work with children, the ability to pass background checks and complete the 30-hour training program. Call (803) 957-6484 or go to www.lexington.scgal.org for an application.
ROLLING READERS, a nonprofit children's literacy program, is seeking volunteers to read aloud or tutor children in reading. Sessions are held at local schools, after-school programs, child development centers, shelters, children's homes and churches. (803) 733-READ or e-mail email@example.com
BIRTHRIGHT OF COLUMBIA, a pro-life emergency pregnancy service, is seeking individuals who are willing to provide one-on-one assistance to girls and women who are faced with an unplanned or problem pregnancy. Training sessions will be 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Oct. 13 at 1405 Gregg St. (803) 781-7457
COTTON BRANCH FARM ANIMAL SANCTUARY is accepting donations for a garage sale scheduled for 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays, Oct. 3 and 10, at Parkland Plaza, Cayce. Donations will be accepted 4-7 p.m. Friday through Sept. 25 and 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday and Sept. 26 at the sale site (near Bi-Lo). The organization was founded in 2004 to provide refuge for abused and neglected farm animals. (803) 736-2176; www.cottonbranch.org
SALVATION ARMY FAMILY THRIFT STORE at 1312 N. Millwood Ave. needs clothing donations to restock its shelves and racks. Call (803) 748-9964 for pickup. www.doingthemostgood.org
CAROLINA CHILDREN'S HOME is seeking donations to its 2009 Back to School Fund. The fund is used to purchase school supplies, clothing and shoes and helps with school activity fees and extracurricular activities for the home's more than 50 residents. Donations of school supplies are also welcome. (803) 787-2306 or go to www.carolinachildrenshome.org
GOODWILL is accepting donations at the site of the Goodwill retail store under construction at 118 Knoll Station Road, Lexington (across from Wal-Mart). Donations will be used to stock and support the store that is scheduled to open in October. www.goodwillsc.org