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PortWatch

January 11, 2013

People Helping People

(Continued)

Country Rehab and Nursing Center, 180 Low St., Newburyport, 978-465-5361

Harborside Health Care-Maplewood, 6 Morrill Place, Amesbury, 978-388-3500

Port Health Care, 113 Low St., Newburyport, 978-462-7373

Seaview Retreat, 60 Mansion Drive, Rowley, 978-948-2552

Opportunity Works, 10 Opportunity Way, Newburyport, 978-462-6144

This organization serves the developmentally disabled, providing training and employment in a sheltered workshop and training in social and daily living skills. A variety of volunteer needs exist: quality control, drivers, landscaping, special activities (music, art, exercise), big brother-big sister relationships. Crafts, exercises, music and other leisure activity programs for older people in the Golden Opportunity Club.

Our Neighbors’ Table, PO Box 592, Amesbury, MA 01913; 978-388-4863 or 978-835-3016

Our Neighbors’ Table serves a free community meal every Wednesday, 4 to 6 p.m., and hosts a food pantry every Friday, 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., and Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to noon. Volunteers are needed throughout the week to help prepare for and implement these programs. Please contact Joan at community@ourneighborstable.org or 978-388-1907 for more information.

Parental Stress Hotline, nancy@parentshelpingparents.org, 800-632-8188 (a Massachusetts-only number), 24-hour hotline to defuse parental stress.

This hotline requires a one-year commitment to take telephone shifts on a state-wide toll-free hot line. Overnight shifts taken in the volunteer’s home via a call forwarding system. Ten hours of training and mentoring takes place in Watertown.

Parents Helping Parents, nancy@parentshelpingparents.org

Childcare volunteers are needed to care for the children of parents attending a free and confidential parent support group Monday evenings, 7-9 p.m. Help parents in our community become connected and supported.

Parker River National Wildlife Refuge, 978-465-5753 ext. 31

Volunteer positions available in visitor information and as plover wardens.

Pettengill House, PO Box 5551,13 Lafayette Road, Salisbury, 978-463-8801

The Pettengill House is a nonprofit community social service organization serving the greater Newburyport area. A variety of volunteer opportunities exist, including help with office work, food pantry, special events and fundraisers and special programs. For more information, call Joan Bukoskey, volunteer coordinator, at 978-463-8801.

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