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Volunteer Connection

Data entry assistant - Eugene Public Library (help behind the scenes to make library materials easier to find by entering data in the catalog; library staff is updating call numbers.)

Heartwarmers - Sacred Heart Medical Center (create quilts of compassion and hope for patients; most need "Continuation Quilts" for patients receiving end of life care, and families to keep as a gift of remembrance).

United Way of Lane County Volunteer Center has information about more than 450 volunteer opportunities. For information, call 741-6000 Ext. 104 or visit the Web site at

Retired and Senior

Volunteer Program

Tax Preparer/Aides - AARP (prepare taxes at next season's 12 sites in Eugene/Springfield, Cottage Grove and Junction City; variety of schedules).

Tax-Aide Client Facilitators - AARP (greet clients at Tax-Aide sites; confirm they have documents to file return; training provided on document recognition and requirements).

Tax-Aides Bilingual - AARP (translate, mostly in Spanish, between taxpayer and volunteer preparing taxes).

Mentors - Kelly Middle School Mentor Program (provide young people with support, friendship, reinforcement and constructive example; caring adults who enjoy teens; new mentors accepted throughout school year).

Those 55 or older may participate. For information call 741-6000 Ext. 159.
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Title Annotation:General News
Publication:The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
Date:Dec 3, 2006
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