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February 15, 2013

People Helping People

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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, docents (guides for tours) and administrative activities. Three-hour shifts. Email info@thechmm.org for more information.

Lowell’s Boat Shop, 459 Main St., Amesbury, 978-834-0050. Volunteers needed as docents, maintenance projects and administration activities.

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, e-mail: aegmont@cityofnewburyport.com, website: www.cityofnewburyport.com. We have opportunities to help with programming or events.

Nursing homes are very happy to have volunteers. Contact the activities director and go in for an orientation. Typical activities are one-on-one room visits, writing or reading letters and stories, card or board games, sharing your interests and skills, and helping with their program. Popular times are late morning and mid-afternoon.

Amesbury Village Skilled Nursing and Rehab, 22 Maple St., Amesbury, 978-388-4682

Brigham Manor Nursing and Rehab Center, 77 High St., Newburyport, 978-462-4221

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.

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