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The Next Los Angeles / Turning Ideas Into Action : People Helping People: A Cross-section Of Organizations Accepting Volunteers

July 17, 1994|ADAM BAUMAN / Los Angeles Times


The Amanda Foundation

Rescues cats and dogs from extermination by city shelters and finds new homes

351 No. Foothill Road

Beverly Hills, Calif. 90210

Contact: Staff

Need: Volunteers to walk dogs and play with cats

(310) 278-2935


Ark Trust

Advocacy organization to facilitate progressive coverage of animal issues

5461 Noble Ave.

Sherman Oaks, Calif. 91411

Contact: Kirsten Rosenberg

Need: General office staff, animal protection

(818) 786-9990


Great L.A. Zoo Assn.

Provide assistance, give zoo tours and help with special events

5333 Zoo Drive

Los Angeles, Calif. 90027

Contact: Alicia Syres

Need: Volunteers who love to work with the public and be around animals

(213) 664-1100, ext. 363


Pet Orphans Fund

Shelters homeless dogs and cats and finds new homes

Van Nuys, Calif. 91401

Contact: Linda Rosenblum

Need: People to walk dogs and spend time with cats

(818) 901-0190


Gene Autry Western Heritage Museum

Griffith Park

4700 Western Heritage Drive

Los Angeles, Calif. 90027

Contact: Betty Shermer

Need: Tour guides, visitor services and membership, museum store assistants and gallery guides

(213) 667-2000


L.A. Conservancy

Nonprofit architectural preservation of historic resources in Los Angeles

727 W. Seventh Street, Suite 955

Los Angeles, Calif. 90017

Contact: Connie Humberger

Need: People interested in giving walking tours Downtown on Saturday mornings

(213) 623-2489


Pasadena Historical Society

Collects, preserves and displays artifacts related to Pasadena and the surrounding San Gabriel Valley communities

470 W. Walnut St.

Pasadena, Calif. 91103

Contact: Linda Weber

Need: Office assistance, research library help, docent training and gift shop help

(818) 577-1660


Point Vicente Interpretive Center

Museum featuring the cultural aspects of the Palos Verdes Peninsula

31501 Palos Verdes Drive West

Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif. 90275

Contact: Allan White

Need: Guides to take visitors through museum and explain the exhibits

(310) 377-8776


Big Sisters of Los Angeles

Branch locations: Carson, Van Nuys and San Gabriel

6022 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 202

Los Angeles, Calif. 90036

(213) 933-5749


Boys Town of Southern California

Emergency Residential Care Center

350 W. Wardlow Road

Long Beach, Calif. 90806

Contact: Lawrence Burton

(310) 427-1155


Children Are Our Future

A residential treatment center that serves abandoned, neglected and abused children age 7 to 18

19725 Sherman Way, Suite 100

Canoga Park, Calif. 91306

Contact: Nancy Linquata

Need: Tutors, volunteers to help with recreational activities

(818) 709-3808


For Kids' Sake

Child abuse prevention agency

29280 Central Ave., Suite FG

Lake Elsinore, Calif. 92532

Contact: Darlene Lyons

(909) 245-3797


Happy Hats for Kids

Decorates caps for sick children

15739 Ventura Blvd.

Encino, Calif. 91436

Contact: Elaine Lerner

Need: Volunteers to help decorate the caps, and merchandise for the kids

(818) 990-4656


Jewish Big Brothers Assn.

6505 Wilshire Blvd.

Los Angeles, Calif. 90048

Contact: Joanne Leinow

(213) 852-1173

(213) 653-3630-referrals (24 hours)


Parent Help U.S.A.

All-volunteer agency that provides services related to child abuse; provides day care services for children and support for mothers

417 31st Street

Newport Beach, Calif. 92663

Contact: Sally Kanarek

(714) 723-7170 or (800) 654-7867


St. John's Child Study Center

1339 20th Street

Santa Monica, Calif. 90404

Contact: Dr. David Phillipman

(310) 829-8921


Thursday's Child

Provide services to abused children.

West Hills, Calif.

Need: Volunteers of all types

(818) 712-0159


Vista Del Mar Child and Family Services

3200 Motor Ave.

Los Angeles, Calif 90034

Contact: Laura Fuhrman

Need: Volunteers of all types

(310) 836-1223


Westside Children's Center

2505 Fifth Street

Santa Monica, Calif. 90405

Contact: Illan Sparago

Need: General office assistance

(310) 396-5199


Assistance League of Long Beach

Operates a variety of volunteer programs in the Long Beach area

386 Roswell Ave.

Long Beach, Calif. 90814

Contact: Barbara Newton

Need: Looking for volunteer members to help with specific community projects (310) 439-0484


Baha'i Center

Offers values training, academic support and creative enrichment to inner-city children

5755 Rodeo Road

Los Angeles, Calif. 90016

Contact: Teresa Langness

Need: Tutors, chaperons, drivers and people to teach creative skills

(213) 933-8291


Concerned Citizens of South-Central Los Angeles

Promotes various community efforts

4707 S. Central Ave.

Los Angeles, Calif. 90011

Contact: Kathleen Allen

Need: Volunteers of all types

(213) 846-2500


L.A. Urban League

Employment services, youth development and clerical technology classes

Pasadena-Foothill Branch

1200 N. Fair Oaks Ave.

Pasadena, Calif. 91103

Contact: Dana Harris

Need: Volunteers of all types

(213) 681-6008 or (818) 398-6155


Little Tokyo Service Center

Provides general community assistance

244 S. San Pedro St., 411

Los Angeles, Calif. 90012

Contact: Bill Watanabe

(213) 680-3729


Southern Christian Leadership Conference

Serves the South-Central area, focusing on community services

4182 S. Western Ave.

Los Angeles, Calif. 90062

Contact: Joe Hicks

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