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November 18, 2012 12:00 am  • 

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

Front-desk administrator: Help patients live more comfortably and independently by assisting them in buying low-cost, used medical equipment such as wheelchairs, walkers and hospital beds. Front desk volunteers answer patient phone calls, monitor inventory and process receipts.

Kitchen angel: Do you love an organized and shining kitchen? Help keep the kitchen of a peaceful meditation center glistening. At times there may be some food handling such as shelling pecans from an orchard, or washing and dehydrating jujube fruit from the trees.

Prepare taxes: Volunteering to prepare tax returns for free helps families save money and claim available tax credits. Locations and times are available to fit volunteers' schedules. No experience is required and free training is provided.

Restore Atturbury Wash: Re-establish the habitat and improve functioning of the Atturbury Wash so it remains well-watered. Dig rainwater-harvesting basins and plant native species of trees and shrubs. Learn techniques you can use in your own backyard.

Rehabilitation volunteer: Assist patients who are being treated for stroke, amputation, arthritis, brain injuries, burns and other conditions.

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