Give Back Connection: Hospice seeks compassionate helpers

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIESFind ways to volunteer in metro Atlanta and post opportunities at ajc.com/go/volunteer.

Provide comfort, companionship for terminally-ill patients

Crossroads Hospice seeks compassionate volunteers to provide comfort, companionship and a helping hand to terminally-ill patients and their families in their homes, in assisted living facilities and nursing facilities. Volunteers are also welcome to help Crossroads staff in the office, including planning a “Gift of a Day,” which asks a patient to describe a perfect day and then makes it a reality.

Volunteers can donate as little as 45 minutes per week and share their favorite activities like reading, card games, playing music, or arts and crafts. They can bring their pets to visit patients or run errands and provide respite for family members. Student volunteers are also welcome; they must be 16 years or older.

When: ongoing

Where: metro Atlanta

Contact: Melissa Parkins at 678-638-4314 or melissa.parkins@crossroadshospice.com

Information: www.crossroadshospice.com

Woodstock seeks help for trail program

The Woodstock Park and Recreation Department is looking to beef up its Trailwatch program. With attrition in the volunteer pool and the desire to expand scope, a Trail Watch Academy Class has been set up. Volunteers will be trained in trail etiquette and safety and security reporting procedures and issued an official vest or t-shirt and a city ID card.

When: 6 p.m. Oct 29

Where: 105 E. Main St, Suite 146, Woodstock.

Contact: 770-517-6788

Information: woodstockparksandrec.com

Help clean Clayton County creek

Clayton County Water Authority is looking for volunteers to help with the county’s annual Rivers Alive Stream Cleanup.

CCWA’s Stormwater Management section hosts the yearly event which brings together Clayton residents to clean trash, litter and other debris from local rivers and creeks.

Volunteers should wear outdoor clothing and waterproof boots. Gloves and trash bags will be provided. After the initial safety briefing, volunteers will spend about an hour cleaning up around Hurricane Creek.

When: 10 a.m. to noon today

Where: Panhandle Park, 10930 Panhandle Road in Jonesboro.

Contact: 770 961-2130, ext. 5508.

Information: ccwa.us.