Soft-spoken and gentle but deeply rooted in volunteer service, Marion Morgan is a great example of the adage "Bloom where you are planted."
During the past 10 months, Morgan has been a resident of Hazen Care Center where, despite medical problems, she's been a great strength to residents and staff alike."Marion has a genuine concern for others," said Lois Oldham, social services assistant at the care center.
Morgan helps other women in the center get about and often guides residents to the dining room. If someone drops a fork or napkin, she is one of the first to pick it up.
Morgan also has been known to help comfort and cheer a resident who has had a death in his or her family.
One of her latest projects was to take up a collection to help children who need liver transplants.
Residents describe her as a person who is "tuned outward," and one who is willing to put her needs behind the needs of others.
Morgan was born in 1903 and has raised four children and has 10 grandchildren.
If you'd like to inquire about, or volunteer for, any of the following requests, call the Voluntary Action Center of the Community Services Council, 212 W. 13th South, 486-2136.
Bingo caller needed Saturday mornings.
Provide entertainment at 7 p.m., flexible days.
Help with mailing.
German speaker sought to help person at local care center.
Play games with refugee children for two hours until Aug. 15.
Entertain at health fair.
Sort and store food at pantry one to two times a week.
Group needed to paint gallery at Children's Museum.
Teach math, reading to cerebral palsy patient. Tuesday and Thursday at 3 p.m.
Be a counselor at YMCA youth camp. Each session 51/2 days.
Do receptionist work for half-day at Red Cross.
Entertain at care center. Help with scheduled activities.
Help with fundraising, light office work.
Do office work, write letters.
Read to a blind woman in the evenings.
Record a magazine for a blind man.
Help with health fair at refugee center. Need clown, juggler and more.
Teach first aid and CPR to adults.
Monitor rooms during virology conference at U.
Help teach English as a Second Language Tuesday or Thursday. Training. 7-9 p.m., one-on-one.
Entertain care center residents.
Work in food pantry once or twice a week. Training.
Do office/clerical work one-half day a week.
Help quadriplegic woman half-day each week. Training, flexible schedule.
Work on MS Society fund-raising bike tour. Once a week through mid-July.
Provide a foster home for unaccompanied refugee children from Vietnam who are not available for adoption.
Take minutes at meetings.
Volunteers who speak Dutch or Japanese are needed to communicate with two elderly residents at a care center.
Interact, counsel with youth.
Teach teenagers general subjects.
Provide information to stranded travelers. Training, flexible.
Help with intake/reception duties at homeless shelter. Training.
Greet the public at Historical Society. Training. Four-hour shifts. Saturday shifts.
Be a lake patrolman at Flaming Gorge. Motorboat experience desired.
Volunteer at the Western Rehabilitation Institute. Training.
Help handicapped individuals with adaptive sports.
Be an information desk receptionist.
Be a host family. Youth for Understanding Program.
Be a lookout tower guard.
Play chess with care center residents.
Do light data entry. Flexible three-hour shifts.
Teach Bible class at care center. 4 p.m. Saturdays.
Help operate a visitor center at Flaming Gorge.
Help with library cart at care center.
Be a bingo caller.
Organize a small library for handicapped persons.
Work at city library. Mondays or Fridays. Training.
Over 50? Work with disabled or ill children under age 12. Training. Four or five hours a week.
Greet clients and provide information and forms during Tuesday night appointments with volunteer attorneys. Two to four times a month from 4:30-7:30 p.m.
Help students with math, English and computer skills.
Work with family literacy projects. Training. One to three hours a week commitment.
Provide light-colored yarn for care center resident.