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Make a difference - volunteer

Posted 10/15/2008   Updated 10/17/2008 Email story   Print story


from the Airman & Family Readiness Center

10/15/2008 - CANNON AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. -- The following list of volunteer opportunities have been provided by the Airman and Family Readiness Center:

Ranchvale Carnival
The Ranchvale Elementary School Fall Carnival is 5-8 p.m. on Oct. 24 and volunteers are needed  to run the games and booths. 

Interested individuals should contact Staff Sgt. Ricky Frye by e-mail or call 784-2171 for more information.

Code Blue - Citizens on Patrol
Volunteers are being sought for Code Blue, a program that provides training by the Clovis Police Department to detect and effectively report crimes in progress.

Trained members patrol in pairs, operate base stations and participate in the ride-along program with Clovis police officers. The program also educates residents to better prevent crime.

To get involved, contact the Clovis Police Department Community Relations Office at 763-9427. Ask for Officer Muller.

Base Chapel needs helping hands
The Base Chapel needs volunteers every Wednesday from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. to clean-up, wash dishes, sweep floors, stack chairs and put away folding tables.

To participate, contact Chaplain (Capt.)Donald Bridges at 784-2507. 

Big Brothers Big Sisters
Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Eastern New Mexico is sponsoring a Bowl for Kids Nov. 2  from 1 - 5  p.m. at the Cannon bowling lanes. Volunteers make this event a success. 

To find out more about the event, contact Derrick Spears at 575-420-3314.

Special Olympics
Special Olympics bowling continues on Wednesday from 3 - 4:30 p.m. and Thursday from 6- 8 p.m.

To volunteer, call (575) 356-5120 or (575) 760-5712.

17th Annual Pumpkin Patch on the horizon
The Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico will sponsor the 17th Annual Pumpkin Patch at Wal-Mart and the North Planes Mall on Oct.18th. Volunteers are needed at both locations from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. to accept, mark and box canned goods, and take pictures of the event. Sparky the fire dog will be at the event.

For more information or to sign up, call Jennifer Koonsman at 769-1507.

Cannon and Chavez Child Development centers
Volunteers are needed for the Cannon and Chavez Child Development Centers' Family Harvest Festival, Oct. 25, 3-8 p.m. at the Cannon CDC.

Volunteers can help with decorating, work at the Jumping Castle or game booths, face paint or clean up.

For more information, contact Kathy Morgan at the Cannon Child Development Center at 784-2704.

Portales Art Show
The Portales Arts Council and Portales Mainstreet are currently hosting a show of photographs of Depression-era art from more than 80 New Mexico sites. They are looking for volunteers to sit with the art while the doors of the gallery are open to act as the gallery host and ask those who visit this free show to sign in at the door.

Volunteers are needed through Oct. 31, Monday through Friday (with exceptions of Wednesdays and Fridays), from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Volunteers can work either a couple of hours or the entire five-0hour day.

The show is in the old county jail, on the 4th floor of the Roosevelt County Courthouse.

To sign up to volunteer, call the Airman and Family Readiness Center at 784-4869.

Cannon reclamation project
As work is being done on much of the base housing, many items being replaced, such as appliances and cabinets, are donated to local charities. Volunteers are needed to unload the from the contractors' trucks at the Curry County Fairgrounds.

For more information, contact Marge Rhode at 575-359-1344.

Habitat for Humanity
Saturday, October 18th Work continues Oct. 18 at 309 E. Kaywood in Portales. Work starts at 0800 and will continue until mid afternoon. Lunch will be provided. In addition  volunteers are needed for the Peanut Festival and North Plains Mall booths as well as the ReStore location. Sign up for any of the four different volunteering opportunities, depending upon your availability, physical ability and interests.

For more information please contact Marge Rhode at Habitat for Humanity at (575)35-1344 or Amanda Johnson, the ReStore manager, at 607-6905.

Enrichment Program
The Barry Elementary School Enrichment Program needs volunteer tutors for students in the afternoon. The program is offered on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 12 to 3 p.m. and on Fridays from 12:30 thru 3 p.m.

The students are tutored in 30-minute increments, and volunteers can stay 30 minutes, an hour or all afternoon,.

For more information, contact Sharon White at 575-799-5522.

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