NEW APPEALS

+ The Ocala Civic Theatre needs volunteers to help build sets for the next production. The work will be done 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, from today through July 21. Tools provided. Wear closed toed shoes. Call 236-2274.

+ The Marion County Public Library System is seeking creative writers for a volunteer newsletter. Prospective volunteers must have creative writing, public relations/marketing experience. Also sought are volunteer greeters at the Headquarters-Ocala Public Library as part of a pilot project. Prospective volunteers should have customer service experience and enjoy working with the public. Contact Karen Jensen at 368-4507 or karen.jensen@marioncountyfl.org.

ONGOING NEEDS

Brothers Keeper: Looking for volunteers to assist in thrift store and daily soup kitchen, and with emergency assistance program. (622-3846)

Cemetery cleanup: Trim trees, mow lawns and general landscaping; Dunnellon area. (817-0897)

City of Ocala: Assist with homework and group activities and games for after-school programs. (368-5504 or ccarroll@ocalafl.org)

Crones’ Cradle Conserve: Learn about organic farming and help with farm tasks. (595-3377)

Dunnellon Library: Help in gardens Thursdays, 9-11 a.m. (465-5039)

The First Tee of Greater Ocala: Assist in golf classes and mentor young players. (622-2258 or scalhoun@thefirstteegreaterocala.org)

Florida Center for the Blind: Drive clients, help with reception and filing. (873-4700 or www.Flblind.org)

Fort King Heritage Center: Help visitors in center and on trails at Fort King National Historic Landmark. (368-5517 or CCarroll@ocalafl.org)

Guardian ad Litem: Advocate for abused and neglected children in courts. Training; background check. (274-5231, 343-2736 or susan.trump@gal.fl.gov)

Habitat for Humanity: Help in ReStore and with construction. All skill levels. (Brittney Fish, 351-4663 or bfish@habitatocala.org)

Healthy Home/Munroe Auxiliary Inc.: Provide healthier home for discharged patients of Munroe Regional Medical Center and reduce readmission rates. (671-2153)

Helping Hands: Help with thrift stores and maintain apartments. (732-4464 or helpinghandsocala.org)

His Compassion: Various opportunities. (362-3198)

Horse Protection Association of Florida: Help with rescued horses. (466-4366)

Humane Society of Marion County: Help at thrift store and warehouse. (www.humanesocietyofmarioncounty.com or 873-7387)

Interfaith Emergency Services: Sort and package groceries for needy. (629-8868, Ext. 202)

Kids Central: Receptionist, tutoring, mentoring, computer lab assistant, maintenance, clerical or helper. (732-0457)

Marion County Memorial Honor Guard: Assist with “final call” for veterans. (209-1952 or email ppetefoster@aol.com)

Marion County Public Library System: Answer phones; serve as greeters. (671-8551 or library.marioncountyfl.org)

Marion County Literacy Council: Help students develop computer skills. (690-7323)

Marion County Medical Reserve Corps: Various needs. No medical experience necessary. (629-0137, Ext. 2042, or MarionMRC@FLHealth.gov)

Marion County Museum of History and Archaeology: Help with visitors and museum. (236-5245)

Marion County Search and Rescue: Training provided. (marioncountysearchandrescue@yahoo.com)

Marion Senior Services: Seeking Senior Companions provide companionship to elderly. (620-3501)

Marion Soil and Water Conservation District: Educational events, youth contests and outreach. (622-3971, Ext. 112, or susan.valle@fl.nacdnet.net)

Marion Therapeutic Riding Association: Sidewalk and lead horses during classes, facility maintenance and office work; 14 or older. (volunteer@mtraocala.org or 732-7300)

Ocala Civic Theatre: 16 and up, build and paint sets, sew costumes and more. (236-2274)

Ocala Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Center: Variety of opportunities. (351-4009 or dee.dvshelter@gmail.com)

Open Arms Village: Provide one meal per month for men at transitional home. (875-1033)

Operation Shoebox: Assist in thrift store and pack items for troops overseas. (307-6723)

Ocala Symphony Orchestra: Help in several areas. (351-1606 or pcalero@ocalasymphony.com or Ana@ReillyArtsCenter.com)

Ocala Wildlife Sanctuary (OWLS): Help with garden, yard, fencing and cages. (732-6844 or owls-ocalainc@hotmail.com)

PACE Center for Girls: Tutor, sort and organize donations, receptionist. (369-0571 or www.marion@pacecenter.org)

Project Hope of Marion County: Office, lawn maintenance and painting. (624-4673 or 427-5549 or visit www.projecthopeocala.org)

Project PUP: Help bag pet food for distribution through Pet Meals on Wheels program. (236-0454)

Racial Harmony and Cultural Awareness Task Force: Various opportunities. (368-5517)

Rainbow Springs State Park: Visitor services, gift shop, concessions, boat patrol, maintenance and more. (allison.greco@dep.state.fl.us or 465-8520)

Reilly Arts Center: Number of opportunities. (351-1606 or info@reillyartscenter.com)

Salvation Army: Needs help in homeless shelter with clerical duties; in kitchen for food prep, washing dishes and clean up; in thrift store warehouse accepting donations and providing receipts; and professional, skilled volunteers at senior apartment complex. (629-2004, Ext. 306)

Seniors vs. Crime: Help resolve civil/consumer complaints. (873-6377)

Sheltering Hands: Various opportunities, including forming social media team. (840-0663, option 5)

SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders): Help clients make Medicare choices. (1-800-262-2243 or FloridaSHINE.org)

Silver River Museum: Inside Silver Springs State Park, must be 18, background check. Training, uniform and Worker’s Comp. (236-5401)

Silver Springs State Park: Many opportunities. (236-7156 or Amber.Hatcher@dep.state.fl.us)

Southeastern Guide Dogs: Foster guide dog puppies. (www.guidedogs.org/volunteer/raise-a-puppy)

Special Olympics Florida — Marion County: Plan and organize events, serve as coach. (988-7998)

Stirrups ‘n Strides Therapeutic Riding Center: Lead horses, sidewalk, groom and care of horses, office and grounds. (427-3569 or grayhitime@windstream.net).

Take Stock in Children: Work with students 30 minutes a week with homework or listen and provide encouragement. (671-4162)

The American Red Cross: (620-0500 or Terry.Kinder@redcross.org)

Three Angels Clinic: Many opportunities. (897-6138)

Transitions: Pre-hospice program of Hospice of Marion County, help with respite care, transportation, errands or light food prep. (854-5200)

Transport for Christ: Needs chaplains for chapel at Pilot Travel Center at County Road 326 and Interstate 75. (216-3226)

Tutors for Kids Inc.: Background check. (245-9709 or www.tutorsforkidsinc.org)

United Way of Marion County: Seeking Reading Pals for kindergarten classrooms in elementary schools. Background screening (732-9696 or jhathaway@uwmc.org). Also, office volunteers to manage front desk, answer and route calls, greet visitors and occasional work on basic document sorting and counting and bulk mail projects. (732-9696 or ctruesdale@uwmc.org)

— To submit a call for volunteers, email susan.smiley-height@ocala.com or calendar@starbanner.com.