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TEENS : Volunteer Fever : Increasingly, youths are seeking grass-roots solutions to knotty social problems.

July 10, 1992|MARYANN HAMMERS | SPECIAL TO THE TIMES; Maryann Hammers writes regularly for The Times

The Volunteer Center of the San Fernando Valley publishes "Project Luv," a directory of teen-age volunteer opportunities in the Valley, Burbank and Glendale. Directories are distributed free to schools and libraries. Call (818) 908-5066.

The Points of Light Foundation publishes a free booklet on volunteering. Call (800) 879-5400.

Volunteering

The Valley Storefront Multiservice Center for Seniors, 12821 Victory Blvd., North Hollywood, needs volunteer instructors to teach acting, watercolor painting and clothing decoration to active seniors approximately 1 to 2 hours per week during the day. Call Judy Raffel at (818) 984-1380.

Humana Hospital West Hills, 7300 Medical Center Drive, West Hills, needs volunteers to serve in a variety of capacities on weekdays, evenings and on weekends. Training will be provided. Call Claire Plunkett at (818) 712-4169.

The Burbank Family YMCA, 321 E. Magnolia Blvd., needs volunteers to train as tutors for a newly planned literacy program with emphasis on English as a second language. Tutors will be trained to use phonics, pictures, puzzles and stories to teach English. The next scheduled tutor training session will begin Aug. 27. Call Jeanette Matthews at (818) 845-8551.

International Guiding Eyes, 13445 Glenoaks Blvd., Sylmar, an organization that trains and provides guide dogs free of charge to legally blind people, needs volunteers to raise puppies from eight weeks to approximately 15 months of age with lots of love and to teach the dogs basic obedience skills and socialization. Call (818) 362-5834.

TreePeople needs volunteers to prune and water trees and clean tree wells along Ventura Boulevard in Encino from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Sunday. Call (818) 784-9308 for further details.

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