Area organizations seeking volunteers
-- Rock County Parks—Instructors for fishing and boating educational programs to area schools as field trips for first- through seventh-graders under the leadership of parks staff. Volunteers also can join park staff on a Sunday in mid-April for garlic mustard removal.
-- Girls Who Rock—Adult role models are needed for this hands-on after-school program that engages at-risk fifth-grade girls in leadership, mentoring and community partnerships Wednesdays at Merrill Elementary School except on early-release days.
-- Voluntary Action Center—Knit, crocheted or sewn baby blankets are needed by a number of Stateline area agencies for distribution. Donations of yarn or knitting needles for use by volunteers also are needed.
-- Cedar Crest—Long-term volunteers are needed to help older adults living in a continuing care senior living community in Janesville with games, crafts, indoor sports and computer labs.
-- The Banyan Tree—A volunteer sales clerk and volunteer marketing assistant are needed.
Contact the Voluntary Action Center, a Stateline United Way agency located at 611 E. Grand Ave., by calling (608) 365-1278, faxing (608) 368-3268 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org to help.