• Wed May 19th, 2010 8:44pm
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Learn: Community involvement fair

Visitors at the Service Learning Fair on May 27 at Everett Community College can learn about opportunities to earn college credit while serving the community.

During the fair from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. people can meet community organizations that need volunteers, talk with students who have done service learning, find out about past student projects and learn how they can get started.

More info: Noah Kercher, 425-259-8744, nkercher@everettcc.edu, [URL]www.everettcc.edu/ servicelearning;http://www.everettcc.edu/servicelearning[URL].

Go: Fire District 1 hosts open house

Snohomish County Fire District 1 is planning to celebrate the grand opening of Fire Station 10 with a dedication and open house on Saturday.

Firefighters started responding to calls from the new station at 3922 156th St. SW in Lynnwood last month.

The open house is scheduled from 10 a.m. to noon and will be an opportunity to tour the new station and meet firefighters.

The grand opening will feature a dedication ceremony and flag-raising featuring the Fire District 1 Honor Guard and the Snohomish County Firefighters Pipes and Drums.

The public will be invited to join in the fire service’s version of a ribbon-cutting as officials uncouple a fire house to kickoff the open house.

The 13,000-square-foot station includes living space for the firefighters, a multipurpose training room and apparatus bays for a fire engine and paramedic unit.

Three firefighters are on duty at the station around the clock.

More info: Leslie Hynes, 425-551-1243.

Train: Riding volunteers needed

HOPE Therapeutic Riding Center is hosting volunteer training for its summer session.

Anyone 14 or older who is interested in volunteering with HOPE is welcome to attend the session. Volunteers do not need to have horse experience.

Training will be at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday at the Fairgrounds in Langley.

The summer session will be held on Tuesdays in Coupeville and Thursdays in Langley beginning on June 8.

Volunteers who are unable to work the summer session can attend the training so they will be ready for following sessions.

Volunteers are also needed for a garage sale fundraiser on May 28-29.

More info: 360-221-7656 or melissajacobe@yahoo.com.

Help: Nursing home volunteering

Adults living in nursing homes, assisted living facilities and adult family homes throughout Snohomish County are in need of community help.

More than 2,500 such residents lack a volunteer ombudsman, who serves as an advocate, educator, investigator and problem solver on their behalf.

The Snohomish County Long Term Care Ombudsman Program will offer a four-day training session on June 22, 24, 29 and 30, for new volunteer ombudsmen.

Certified volunteers are asked to spend an average of four hours a week on their ombudsman duties. Expenses such as mileage are reimbursable.

The Snohomish County Long Term Care Ombudsman Program is part of a statewide program.

More info: Michal Glauner, 425-388-7393 or michal.glauner@snoco.org.[/URL]