GloucesterTimes.com, Gloucester, MA

Community

February 2, 2013

WORTHY CAUSES

:CAROLYN O’CONNOR SCHOLARSHIP: The Carolyn O’Connor Scholarship has been established by the Cape Ann Chamber Businesswomen. The $1,000 scholarship, named in honor of the group’s first chairwoman, will be awarded annually to a Cape Ann woman looking to change careers or re-enter the work force. Each applicant must have a high school diploma or its equivalent, be a legal resident, and be accepted into an accredited college, university or job training program. Applications are available at the chamber office or by calling 978-283-1601. Contributions, made payable to Businesswomen’s Scholarship Fund, may be sent to Chamber Businesswomen’s Division, Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce, 33 Commercial St., Gloucester, MA 01930.

NURSING HOME VOLUNTEERS: SeniorCare seeks volunteers who want to make a difference. Volunteers must be willing to spend 10 hours per month advocating for patients or residents as they live their lives with dignity and respect at a nursing facility or rehabilitation center. Volunteers will also work with the residents and staff to resolve concerns about residents’ rights and quality of life and care. A one year commitment is necessary after a local three day training class. To schedule an interview, call SeniorCare at 1-866-927-1050 (toll free) or 978-281-1750, Ext. 336. To learn more, visit: www.seniorcareinc.org.

SCHOONER ADVENTURE: The schooner Adventure needs volunteers for office support, exhibit development, event organization, photography, public relations and the ship’s store. The Gloucester Adventure Inc., a nonprofit historic preservation and educational organization, was established to restore the schooner Adventure as a historic community resource and living classroom. Volunteers help year-round with vessel restoration, educational programs, events and fundraising. Visit www.schooner-adventure.org. Send donations to the Gloucester Adventure Inc., P.O. Box 1306, Gloucester, MA 01931. Contact Joanne Souza at 978-281-8079 or jsouza@schooner-adventure.org.

ELDER VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT: The Rose Baker Senior Center and the Council on Aging (COA) needs friendly visitors and shoppers to provide weekly shopping and home visits to home-bound elders. The Gloucester COA has many other volunteer opportunities also available. Call Lydia at 978-281-9765, ext. 14.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Community

Pictures of the Week
Your news, your way
Comments Tracker
AP Video Network
Kerry: Humanitarian Cease-fire Efforts Continue Raw: Corruption Trial Begins for Former Va Gov. The Carbon Trap: US Exports Global Warming UN Security Council Calls for Gaza Cease-fire Traditional African Dishes Teach Healthy Eating 13 Struck by Lightning on Calif. Beach Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted Israel, Hamas Trade Fire Despite Truce in Gaza Italy's Nibali Set to Win First Tour De France Raw: Shipwrecked Concordia Completes Last Voyage Raw: Sea Turtle Hatchlings Emerge From Nest Raw: Massive Dust Storm Covers Phoenix 12-hour Cease-fire in Gaza Fighting Begins Raw: Bolivian Dancers Attempt to Break Record Raw: Israel, Palestine Supporters Rally in US Raw: Air Algerie Flight 5017 Wreckage Virginia Governor Tours Tornado Aftermath Judge Faces Heat Over Offer to Help Migrant Kids Kangaroo Goes Missing in Oklahoma More M17 Bodies Return, Sanctions on Russia Grow