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Oregon Libraries: Volunteering Opportunities

Portland, OR – The Portland Public Library’s volunteer opportunities are on a roll.The library has made more than 20,000 volunteer hours available for its libraries, as well as hundreds of volunteer opportunities for community groups.In just one week, the library has completed more than 500 volunteer opportunities and the staff has helped more than 6,000

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Meet the team who’re helping out the homeless in the shelter industry

The homeless are finding it increasingly difficult to get into the shelter business, even as people around the country are taking on the challenge.And it’s a problem that’s not just limited to the homeless.In a new report from the nonprofit advocacy group The Coalition for the Homeless, the group says it’s seeing an uptick in

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How to get the word out about your volunteer fire department job

If you’re in the business of running a volunteer firehouse, you know the importance of engaging the community.But you may not know how to connect with potential volunteer firefighters on social media.And that’s where you can help.“We need to connect the community and connect the volunteer fire service,” says Mark Dutton, president of the California

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When your pet is a volunteer: what’s the best way to volunteer?

Volunteer opportunities in Arizona are limited and many shelters in the state require you to be a registered pet owner.There are also a number of other requirements that you must meet to become a volunteer.If you’re interested in volunteering with an animal shelter, there are some volunteer opportunities you should look into.Here’s what you need

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How to find out what’s going on with the German army

The German military’s volunteer service has a new boss.The head of the military’s largest volunteer group, the Kriegsgesellschaft der Bundesverband, said Sunday that his group will become the Bundesvolk, or federal army.The Bundesvolksgassung will oversee all German military activities, including fighting in the world war and overseas.It’s the biggest military organization in Europe, but its