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Browse hundreds of volunteer opportunities on the Volunteer Center at United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona's website at or call for assistance at 903-3949.

Calling all gardening enthusiasts: Do you have a green thumb? Are you interested in sharing your knowledge and helping us enhance our horticulture program? This agency has four raised beds and many containers to tend.

Youth career adviser: Help youth seeking employment at a youth job fair from 3 to 6 p.m. June 6. Approximately 400-500 youth will need help with completing applications (on paper and online), coaching for interviews, encouragement and support. Volunteer orientation is at 2:30 pm.

Rehabilitation assistant: Help staffers provide activities for patients and families by serving as a dining-room host, delivering trays to patients, opening food containers, helping patients to their rooms, greeting patients and guests at the front desk, delivering flowers, and other activities assigned by a nurse or clinical staffer.

Teacher for a day: A new behavioral-health unit needs people willing to teach residents photography, yoga, meditation, painting, chess, cooking, gardening, tai chi, singing and more. The idea is to provide residents with fun activities and opportunities to learn new skills that will help in their recovery.

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