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August 23, 2013

People Helping People

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Merrimack Valley Habitat for Humanity, 60 Island St., Lawrence, 978-681-8858. Contact: Sharon Mason, email sharon@merrimackvalleyhabitat.org. Merrimack Valley Habitat builds homes, shares hope and changes lives by moving families from overcrowded, dispiriting living conditions to safe, decent and affordable homes, providing the stability and foundation they need to build a better life. It is a partnership of hope, and of a helping hand. Construction and administrative volunteers are needed to help continue the mission. Flexible arrangements.

Merrimack Valley Hospice, Home Health VNA, 360 Merrimack St., Lawrence. Contact: Sheryl Meehan, volunteer coordinator, 978-552-4522 or smeehan@homehealthfoundation.org. Merrimack Valley Hospice is a nonprofit organization serving northeastern Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire. Volunteer opportunities include working with patients and families directly, administrative support to hospice staff, fundraising, and more. Volunteers receive mileage reimbursement and training. A commitment of two to four hours a week on an as-needed basis is required.

Newburyport Art Association, 65 Water St., Newburyport, 978-465-8769, naa@newburyportart.org, www.newburyportart.org. The NAA is an active and vibrant art association serving artists of all ages and skills living in the Greater Newburyport area. Volunteer opportunities include exhibition installation support, organizing and hosting receptions, assisting with community outreach programs, sitting the gallery, small building upkeep projects, and special events.

Newburyport Maritime Society, Custom House Maritime Museum, www.thechmm.org, 25 Water St., Newburyport, 978-462-8681. Volunteers needed to staff the gift shop and admissions desk, to act as docents (guides for tours), and for administrative activities. Three-hour shifts. Email info@thechmm.org for more information.

Newburyport Council on Aging seeks volunteers to assist senior citizens with yardwork and small home repairs. The Council on Aging matches the needs of elders with the resources in the community. Contact: Roseann Robillard, director, at 978-462-8650 or RRobillard@cityofnewburyport.com.

Newburyport Youth Services, contact: Andrea Egmont, supervisor of youth services, 60 Pleasant St., Newburyport, 978-465-4434, email: aegmont@cityofnewburyport.com, website: www.cityofnewburyport.com. Opportunities to help with programming or events.

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