All Intel Sites Opportunity

Short Term Volunteer Projects  

Updated 5/31/2016

If one of the joys of your retirement is NOT being tied down to a long term commitment, volunteering for a single event or short term project is more appealing than signing up for a longer term commitment.   Such opportunities range from large one day events with no specific skills required, such as a State beach clean-up, to very small events requiring special skills, such as judging a science fair.   Last quarter’s volunteer tip was to “grab a buddy”, the quarter’s  tip is to “grab an opportunity”.  Read more

Knitted Knockers –
Retiree contact – Fred Neal – email contact:

Knitted Knockers are a light comfortable knitted prosthetic alternative for women who have had a mastectomy.  They are lighter and more comfortable than silicone prosthetic breasts.   Since 2010, has given away over 5,500 knitted/ crocheted knockers to women in all 50 states.   Knitted Knockers are made and donated by volunteers across the country.  After receiving them, they are checked, sized and packaged for free distribution to mastectomy patients.  Click here  and read how Fred partnered with his wife to start this charity and how you can help.

Help children write a better future with In2Books!

Like to read?   Do you want to make a difference in the life of a student?
Volunteer for In2Books, an on-line learning program proven to help improve children’s reading, writing and critical thinking skills.  For the past 13 years, In2Books has served over 20,000 children in under-resourced schools across the US.  Volunteer just a few hours a month right from your computer through the In2Books all-digital platform and make a difference in the life of a child.  Learn more.
This is an  Intel all-site sponsored opportunity and all hours need to reported using the following organization designation on the form: Org ID 6740 ePals Foundation.  Any issues with this opportunity can be sent to the IRO Volunteer Coordinator, Ben Manny;

Civic Ventures –
This opportunity came from the Volunteer Committee.
Contact Ben Manny,, for additional information.

Civic Ventures is leading the call to engage millions of baby boomers as a vital workforce for change. Through an inventive program portfolio, original research, strategic alliances, and the power of people´s own life stories, Civic Ventures demonstrates the value of experience in solving serious social problems – from education to the environment and health care to homelessness. Founded in 1998 by social entrepreneur and author Marc Freedman, Civic Ventures works to define the second half of adult life as a time of individual and social renewal.


Stitches From the Heart or
Intel contact – Sandy Patrick –

Stiches From the Heart is headquartered in Santa Monica, CA. This organization collects knitted and crochet baby items of all types mainly for premie babies. Completed items are sent to the Santa Monica address and are distributed to hospitals all over the country. I actually received a picture of a newborn baby wearing one of my outfits which makes it all worth while! Karen Silverton is the President and Founder and can be reached at 3316 Pico, Santa Monica, CA 90405.

Volunteers of America –
This opportunity came from the Volunteer Committee.
Contact Ben Manny,, for additional information.

Volunteers of America is one the nation’s largest and most comprehensive human services organizations, serving more than 2 million people each year, including at-risk youth, the frail elderly, men and women returning from prison, homeless individuals and families, people with disabilities, and those recovering from addictions.”

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