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Volunteer Options as Varied as the Needs : General Interest

December 02, 1990

American Cancer Society Discovery Shop: Sherman Oaks store needs volunteers to sort, price and help customers. Flexible hours, no experience necessary. Information: (818) 905-9141.

AIDS Project Los Angeles: Through the holidays will be offering a volunteer training course for its hot line, 9 a.m. to noon Tuesdays and Thursdays, at 6721 Romaine St., Los Angeles. Information: (213) 962-1600, Ext. 109.

Alisa Ann Ruch California Burn Center: Canoga Park office needs volunteers to type and help with bulk mailings and addressing envelopes. Information (818) 883-7700.

American Red Cross: At 14717 Sherman Way, Van Nuys, needs CPR instructors, clerical assistants and bilingual assistants for the disaster hot line. Information: (818) 376-1700.

Burbank Temporary Aid Center: Needs volunteers to help with holiday needs: making food baskets, working food lines and sorting donated items. Information: (818) 846-2330.

Friends of the Family's Young Moms: Volunteer program needs women who became mothers at a young age to lead support groups. Extensive training is provided. Information (818) 988-4430.

Focus Center: This Panorama City center needs volunteers for its drug-abuse and child-abuse prevention programs. Training is provided. Information: (818) 989-4175.

Children Services

Children's Home Society of California: Needs foster parents for children ages 5 to 12. Information: (818) 908-5055.

Libraries: Need older adult volunteers for the Grandparents and Books program to read stories to children two to 10 hours per week. Northridge Library information: (818) 866-3640. Sun Valley Library information: (818) 764-7907. Sylmar Library information: (818) 367-6102.

Child Advocates Office of the Superior Court: Needs volunteers to work in the juvenile dependency court in Van Nuys and downtown Los Angeles. Information: (213) 974-5375.

Student Services

Los Angeles Pierce College: Woodland Hills campus needs volunteers to tutor disabled and educationally handicapped students. Information: (818) 719-6430.

San Fernando Valley Child Guidance Clinic: Volunteers needed to tutor Spanish and English, help with group therapy, work as receptionist and with clerical duties. Information: (818) 993-9311.

Stirling Academy: Office at 7238 Canby Ave., Reseda, needs volunteers to help students with learning and emotional disabilities and with fund-raising projects, light office work and tutoring. Information: (818) 881-7093.

Valley Safe Rides: This student-run program operates between 10 p.m. and 3 a.m. Friday and Saturday and needs volunteers to provide confidential, free, safe rides home for intoxicated teen-agers. Volunteers also needed for clerical work. Information: (818) 986-6233.


Cabaret: This musical troupe is seeking volunteer professionals to perform monthly at nursing homes in the San Fernando Valley. Information: (818) 887-6053.

San Fernando Valley Arts Council: Volunteers needed for clerical and musical duties. Information: (818) 884-2787.

San Fernando Valley Community Concerts Assn.: Needs volunteers to distribute publicity about its coming musicals. Information: (818) 886-3165.

San Fernando Valley Symphony: Needs volunteers to help with mailings, telephoning, data processing, ticket sales, fund raising and advertising. Information: (818) 352-7797.

West Valley Symphony Orchestra: Needs volunteers to write and issue press releases for orchestra events, provide hosts and hostesses for concerts, assist in grant writing and fund-raising activities.

Senior Services

Bernardi Multipurpose Senior Center: Needs volunteers in the social day-care program. Information (818) 781-1101.

Conejo Valley Retired Senior Volunteer Program: Needs volunteers of all ages to help with a variety of jobs. Information: (818) 908-5070.

East Valley Multipurpose Center for Seniors: Needs volunteers to work with memory-impaired seniors. Information: (818) 760-0633.

Goebel Senior Center: In Thousand Oaks, needs volunteers to work in its vaudeville company. Information: (805) 497-1639.

Jewish Elder Care: Needs volunteers to visit nursing home residents. Information: (818) 377-9849.

Northridge Gardens Senior and Retirement Home: Needs volunteer speakers and entertainers for the elderly. Information: (818) 881-1475.

Sepulveda Recreation Center Senior Citizen Social and Health Club: Needs volunteer entertainers, speakers and nutrition and fitness experts. Information: (818) 893-3700.

Project Linc: Needs volunteers to make calls to reassure isolated and frail elderly people. Information: (213) 381-3626.

Valley Senior Service and Resource Center: Reseda center needs people to make comforting phone calls and deliver meals to homebound elderly people, and to assist with arts and crafts and other programs. (818) 705-2345.

Valley Storefront Multiservice Center for Seniors: North Hollywood center needs volunteers for a variety of needs. Information: (818) 984-1380.

Vanguard Thrift Shop of the Jewish Homes for the Aging: Needs volunteers for work at Reseda store. Information: (818) 774-3219.

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