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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES (Community): Updated 22 OCT 2014

EVENT: Wichita Falls Zombie Crawl and 5K
Request: Volunteers
Event Date/Time: October 25, 2014, 4:30-11:00pm
Location: Downtown Farmers' Market on 8th and Ohio
Misc Info: Sign up and volunteer for one of the most unique events in town!  The Wichita Falls Zombie Crawl and 5K benefits Downtown Wichita Falls Development. Dress up as a survivor or a zombie for a great cause!
To sign up/get more info: Call 940-322-4525, email assistant@downtownproud.com or check out www.getinfected.org

EVENT: Chamber of Horrors
Request: Volunteers
Event Date/Time: 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25 and 31 Oct 2014 Volunteer Times: 1800 - 2100 or 2000 - 2300
Location: Boys & Girls Club, 6th & Broad Street
Misc Info:  Costumes provided
To sign up/get more info: Robert London - robertjlondon@gmail.com

EVENT: The Color Run
Request: throw color, register volunteers, sign in runners
Event Date/Time: November 1, 2014 Volunteer Times: 8am till 1pm
Location:   MPEC parking lot
To sign up/get more info: Chris at 940.716.9300 or vol-habitat@habitatwf.com

EVENT: Lakeridge Place Retirement Home Veteran's Day
Request: Volunteers to visit elderly veterans at a retirement home on Veteran's Day.
Event Date/Time: 11/11/2014/1300-1700
Location: Lakeridge Place Dining Room and Lobby, 2649 Plaza Parkway, Wichita Falls, TX 76308
To sign up/get more info: Diane Jurgensen, (940) 696-1351/(214) 600-3788, diane.jurgensen@brookdale.com

EVENT: Stop Diabetes 5K
Date: Nov. 28
Time: Event begins at 7pm, Registration at 5:30pm, Setup earlier TBD
Location: Sikes Lake at Midwestern State University, Louis J Rodriguez Dr. & Midwestern Pkwy
Request: Volunteers to assist in various functions of 5K, Sponsorship of event (various amounts available)
To Sign up / Get more info: go to www.active.com and search for "STOP DIABETES 5K" or contact Randall Barker at 940-447-1169 / randallb99@aol.com 

EVENT: Airmen Against Drunk Driving (AADD) Volunteers
Request: Volunteers to cover CQ duty, drivers, and escorts
Date/Time:  Friday and Saturday nights; AADD volunteer shifts are from 2230 - 0230
Location: Sheppard Lodging for CQ duty and on call for drivers and escorts
To sign up/get more info: E-mail Alexander.Nunez@us.af.mil or Dontaye.Taylor@us.af.mil

EVENT: Saturday Build days
Request: Help build a home for a local family
Date:  Every Saturday
Volunteer Times: 8am till 12pm, 1pm till 430pm
Location: Habitat Build site
Misc Info: scope of work will change each weekend as we complete stages of construction
To sign up/get more info: Chris at 940.716.9300 or vol-habitat@habitatwf.com

EVENT: Wichita Falls Community Orchestra
Request: Violin/strings players to play with the orchestra
Date/Time: Concerts throughout the year volunteer times: WFCO rehearses Monday nights at 7 p.m. at the Fain Instrumental Hall at MSU (Teepee Street). We welcome all musicians (especially strings) and administrative volunteers. Formal auditions are not required. Good rehearsals mean good performances and although we realize not everyone can attend every rehearsal we do require a sincere level of commitment.
Location: Various
To sign up/get more info: WFCommunityOrchestra@gmail.com

Event: Produce Express Bags
Request: Help to assemble fresh produce for distribution
Event Date/Time: Any Tuesday or Wednesday Volunteer Times: 8am-5pm
Location: 1230 Midwestern Parkway
Misc Info: If anyone would like to fill out paperwork in advance, we can email that out, please request at betsilujan@wfafb.org  
To sign up/get more info: 940-766-2322 or email wendellgriffin@wfafb.org

Other agencies that continually need volunteer support:

Big Brothers, Big Sisters (940)767-2447 or wfinfo@bbbstx.org
Boys and Girls Club of Wichita Falls and Burkburnett (940)322-2012 (mentoring youth)
Children's Aid Society (940) 322-3141 (2-17 year olds emergency housing; 30 children live there)
Christmas in Action (940) 696-9393 (elderly/disabled home renovation projects)
Faith Mission (940) 723-5663 (serving the homeless)
Faith Refuge (940) 322-4673 (aiding homeless women and children)
First Step (940) 723-1646 (domestic violence)
Food Bank (940) 766-2322
Habitat for Humanity (940) 716-9300 (build homes for needy)
Patsy's House (940) 723-1646 (abused children)
Read 2 Learn - Reading Initiative Contact January Jones at (940)235-1009 or jbjones@wfisd.net (Become a reading volunteer)
Salvation Army (940) 687-2051 (aiding the needy)
Wichita Falls Adult Literacy Council (940) 766-1954 (tutors to help improve the county's 23% illiteracy rate)
Wichita Falls Area Food Bank - (940) 766-2322 or terrymorton@wfafb.org

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