Community Extra: Opportunities

  • Wed Jan 27th, 2010 10:46pm
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Search: Job seekers can use computers

Those who need a computer to search for jobs, or get advice on preparing a resume and applying for jobs online can use Everett South Goodwill’s Job Training and Education Center.

Through Feb. 25, the center’s computer lab will be open to the public from 3 to 4 p.m. on Tuesdays, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Wednesdays, and from 11 a.m. to noon on Thursdays.

Individuals can use the computers for career-related activities, and instructors will be available to answer questions and provide assistance.

The center is located at 228 SW Everett Mall Way, Everett.

More info: 425-267-9718, ext. 103, rebecca.jacobson@seattlegoodwill.org.

Volunteer: Discover Providence Hospice

A free information session to review the volunteer opportunities at Providence Hospice and Home Care is scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. on Feb. 17 in downtown Everett. People who are interested must register by Feb. 16 to get driving and parking information.

More info: 425-261-4815.

Donate: Edmonds Rotary helps Haiti

The Rotary Club of Edmonds is collecting money for the Shelter Box program for Haiti promoted by Rotary International.

The boxes provide shelter for families whose homes have been destroyed or are unhabitable. Included are a 10-person tent and materials for cooking, water and water purification, insulated ground sheets, mosquito nets, cooking utensils and other items.

Each shelter box is $1,000. Anyone who wants to help send a shelter box to Haiti may contribute. Donations can be mailed to Rotary Club Foundation, Brent Hagen, Treasurer, Rotary Club of Edmonds, P.O. Box 115, Edmonds, WA 98020.

More info: www. shelterbox.org.

Learn: Fire district offers CERT training

Snohomish County Fire District 1 is offering Community Emergency Response Team training for citizens interested in learning how they can help their community during a major disaster.

Classes will meet from 6 to 10 p.m. every Monday and Thursday, Feb. 22 through March 22, at the Fire District 1 Training Center, 12425 Meridian Ave., Everett.

CERT classes teach citizens about readiness, basic disaster first aid, search and rescue operations, how to put out small fires and the psychological effect of disasters.

The class is free; however, students will need to create or purchase a home disaster kit and purchase personal safety equipment to participate in some class activities. Preassembled kits will be available for purchase the first night of class.

Register online at www.firedistrict1.org.

More info: Tina Delisle, 425-551-1250, tinadelisle@firedistrict1.org.

Nominate: Heroes for PAWS award

PAWS requests nominations for its Champion for Animals award, which goes to local people who have shown inspirational compassion, leadership and initiative in helping animals.

Nominations may come from anyone touched by the person’s project or activities. Nominees must live in the Puget Sound area, and there is no age restriction. The recipient will be presented with the award at PAWS Wild Night on March 27 and also recognized in PAWS magazine.

The deadline for nominations is Feb. 19.