DATED EVENTS

Habitat for Humanity of Marion County, Inc.: Thirteen partner families needs homes. A construction volunteer orientation session will begin at 2 p.m. Wednesday at 2515 NW 10th St., Ocala. Call 351-4663.

Stirrups ‘n Strides Therapeutic Riding Center, Inc., at 4246 W. County Road 318 Citra, will hold its fall volunteer orientation/training session from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sept. 15. Volunteers are needed to lead horses, sidewalk with disabled riders, assist in grooming and care of horses, and for office work, events and ground maintenance. Must be 14 or older. No experience required. Call Anita Gossett at 817-6446 or email agossett1@embarqmail.com.

NEW APPEAL

Marion Therapeutic Riding Association: Needs volunteers to groom and care for horses, lead horses, sidewalk with riders, and help with grounds, barn work and general office. Call 732-7300 or visit volunteer@mtraocala.org.

ONGOING NEEDS

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

City of Ocala Discovery Center: Opportunities include feeding, socializing and cleaning small reptile, amphibian and insect collection; interacting with guests; teaching science classes; assisting staff during evening or field trip programs; answering phone and other tasks.(368-5517 or 401-3900)

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

Elder Options: Needs volunteers to teach and promote ongoing Senior Diabetic Education series. Training provided. (386-697-4977 or bonillaw@agingresources.org)

The First Tee of Greater Ocala: Educate young people about life's nine core values through the game of golf. (362-2258 or gwise@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. (Amarilys Ortega, 343-2736 or amarilys.ortega@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)

Hospice of Marion County: Needs volunteers for patient support, greeters, office, thrift stores and pet programs. (873-7441)

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

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

Marion County Public Library System: Answer phones; serve as greeters. Also, Library Express volunteers to lead story time at child care/preschool locations on monthly basis for children who may not be able to attend traditional public library events. Complete application at library.marioncountyfl.org or any branch. (671-8551)

Marion County Public Schools: The VISTA project develops a sustainable volunteer recruitment and management system to provide tutors from high schools for students who are targeted as low reading in order to boost attendance, decrease negative behavior, improve academic performance and school readiness, and increase reading scores. (671-6847 or suzanne.mcguire@marion.k12.fl.us)

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

Marion Senior Services: Volunteers needed for Senior Companion Program to provide companionship to elderly clients and transporting to medical appointments, shopping or lunch. Program is funded by Department of Elder Affairs and provides tax-free stipend and mileage reimbursement. (620-3501)

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 volunteer@ocalacsi.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: Looking for good pets for visitations to health care facilities. (615-9277, email info@projectpupinc.org or visit http://projectpupinc.org)

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

Rainbow Springs State Park: Visitor services, gift shop, gardening, boat patrol, maintenance and more. (Michael.Good@FloridaDEP.gov or 465-8520)

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

Salvation Army: Needs volunteers to help in Family Thrift Store and warehouse; in soup kitchen to help prep, serve, clean tables and wash dishes; and for grounds maintenance, such as raking. (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)

Transitions: Needs volunteers for companionship, well-being or spiritual support, assistance with errands and short-term respite for caregivers. (854-5200)

Three Angels Clinic: Many opportunities. (509-6350)

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)

VOCAL: The Voices of Change Animal League Doggie Diplomats program is looking for volunteers with mild-mannered dogs to visit senior living centers. (289-0800)

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