On Dec. 9, Oracle Village Outreach (OVO) hosted an informational open house at the Oracle Fire Department. There were 15 people in attendance plus representatives from Casa de La Luz and Oracle Animal Rescue and Rehabilitation.
Informational folders were distributed to attendees, and Susan Ruffini discussed OVO’s needs for leaders for the various community service teams. Questions and discussion followed.
The Casa de la Luz representative introduced her organization and explained the hospice’s availability in Oracle and that there is a hospice nurse living in Oracle. The possibility of Casa de la Luz and OVO coordinating services when appropriate was discussed.
Since older residents frequently have pets, OVO’s coordination with Animal Rescue was also discussed.
Debbie Schreiber from SaddleBrooke Ranch attended, and her suggestion that SaddleBrooke Ranch residents volunteer there and provide services to their own neighbors under OVO as an umbrella organization was endorsed.
Debbie also suggested that OVO stress to potential volunteers that volunteering is not a lifetime commitment but may well be short term and the length of time is up to the volunteer.
Volunteers to help with fundraising, information technology (IT), website creation, social media, and dispatch are still needed.
On Thursday, Jan. 16, the first training session will be held for volunteers at the Oracle Fire Department. You can contact OVO at 520-214-7447 or [email protected]