Route 66 Mother Road Museum

The Route 66 Mother Road Museum in Barstow’s old Harvey House Railroad Station needs need volunteers who are interested in Route 66 and local history. Those who don’t know much about Route 66 or being a museum docent will be trained. Volunteers will enjoy meeting and talking to visitors from all over the U.S. and from around the world. Debra Hodkin is the curator and is at the museum on Fridays between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. The museum is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Call 760-255-1890 or email barstowmuseum@yahoo.com.

Mojave River Valley Museum

The Mojave River Valley Museum in Barstow needs volunteers to man the front desk as a docent at least one day a month; catalog the reference library; catalog photo archives; help in the yard with watering and clean-up. Contact the museum at 270 E. Virginia Way, Barstow, CA 92311, email mrvm@verizon.net or cal Pat Schoffstall at 760-256-0006.

Gentiva Hospice

The Gentiva Hospice in Victorville is seeking volunteers from the Victor Valley and Barstow areas. Volunteers give their time in three ways: patient visit volunteers visit patients to provide companionship and support through conversation, leisure activities or by being a supportive presence, and they may also provide respite for caregivers so they can have some time away for themselves; administrative volunteers provide office support through clerical duties such as data entry, filing or phone calling; and vigil volunteers provide support to patients and their families through the final hours of lives journey. Volunteers will receive training for these programs. Bi-lingual, pet therapy, music therapy and special interests are also welcome. Call 760-241-7044 for more information. Gentiva Hospice is at 17290 Jasmine St. in Victorville.

'The Fam Spot'

Family Assistance Program needs volunteers for The Fam Spot, its youth drop-in center. Tutors are wanted to help youth ages 12 to 21 with math, English and science homework, and resume creation. The Fam Spot is located at 15075 Seventh Street in Victorville. Come and be a part of changing the future for local youth. Business hours are from 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday thru Saturday. Contact Patrina at Patrina@FamilyAssist.org or 760-843-0701.

Victor Valley Rescue Mission

The Victor Valley Rescue Mission is seeking volunteers to help with emergency food pantries, community dinners, hot shower programs and clothing giveaways. Those who are interested in volunteering should fill out a volunteer application, found on the VVRM website, www.vvrescuemission.org, under the Volunteer Information section. After emailing the completed application, volunteers can register for each individual date and ministry that will fit interests and schedules. For more information or to submit an application, contact Jeremy George at jgeorge@erescuemission.org or 760-955-5958.

Community Hospice of Victor Valley

Community Hospice of Victor Valley invites residents to become a "valued volunteer." As a hospice volunteer, you can spend time with patients, provide office assistance and represent the hospice in the community at many fun events. The hospice also provides music therapy, and those who love children can become a "Village Volunteer." The hospice also has a therapy rabbit, "Harvey Hopper, Hospice Hare." Volunteers can and will be amazed by the fulfillment in giving their time and talents. The group is a non-profit organization that's able to offer its patients and volunteers above and beyond what they ever expect to receive. To unleash your giving potential, contact Adrienne Cason, volunteer coordinator, at acason@vnasocal.org or 760-946-8018.