The American Cancer Society is offering licensed drivers the opportunity to fight cancer from behind the wheel in its Road to Recovery program, where volunteers drive cancer patients to treatments. Anyone who can spare a few hours each week can make a difference in another person's life by picking them up at home and taking them to a treatment facility.
Drivers are trained and insured by the Cancer Society. Call (800) 227-2345.
The McGuire Group, operator of six Western New York skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers, is looking for individuals who would like to enhance the quality of life for older adults through participation in its volunteer program. They are needed to visit with residents, escort them to facility events, become involved with arts, crafts, cards, bingo and weekend activities.
Facilities include: Autumn View Health Care in Hamburg; Garden Gate in Cheektowaga; Harris Hill in Lancaster; Mary Agnes Manor in Buffalo; Northgate Health Care in North Tonawanda, and Seneca Health Care in West Seneca. For information on opportunities, call Linda Christ, volunteer services coordinator, at 826-2011, Ext. 122.
The Schofield Residence, 3333 Elmwood Ave., Town of Tonawanda, is seeking people to calculate and track volunteer hours of service, to staff its gift shop, to transport residents to therapy sessions, to accompany them to physician's appointments, to deliver mail and to visit residents. Positions are also available in the Home Health Care office, 2757 Elmwood Ave., Kenmore.
Volunteers are needed during daytime and evening hours, seven days a week. Hours are flexible. Call the Volunteer Department at 874-1566, Ext. 324, for information.
To find volunteer opportunities tailored to your interests, call the Volunteer Center of the United Way at 887-2690.