Volunteer opportunities

Five Rivers MetroParks is seeking volunteers for the Midwest Outdoor Experience (formerly GearFest) being held Oct. 5-6 at Eastwood Metro Park. This amazing event attracts 12,000 visitors annually with high-flying demos, professional athletes, free tent camping, a beer garden and much more. Must be at least 14 years old to volunteer. Orientation for volunteers is being held 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept. 26. For more information or to sign-up contact Bambi Shafer by e-mail at bambi.shafer@metroparks.org or go online to www.outdoorx.org.

Greene County Prosecutor’s Office Victim/Witness Division is looking for qualified people to be trained as volunteer advocates. Crisis intervention services for felony crime victims are available 24-hours per day and volunteer advocates assist the division staff with evening and weekend requests for service. Interested applicants must be at least 18 years old and have reliable phone service and transportation. For more information or to request an application, call volunteer coordinator Candice Allex at (937) 562-5087.

Suicide Prevention Center Inc. (SPC) is seeking volunteers for Autumn Fest, a fundraiser that will be held on Saturday, Sept. 22. Seeking volunteers to assist in setup, cleanup, serving, selling raffle tickets and other activities. Set up begins at 3 p.m. Cleaning should be completed by 11 p.m. German sausage and all the fixings as well as fish and fries will be served. Monte Carlo-style games and raffles will be ongoing throughout the evening. All proceeds go to benefit SPC’s lifesaving services.

United Rehabilitation Services (URS) is looking for volunteers to do data entry work to help out with its ninth annual Rubber Duck Regatta on Saturday. Volunteers are needed between the hours of 9 to 4 p.m. weekdays. Call Diane Osman at (937) 233-1230, ext. 130.

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