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November 03, 1998

Angels Gate Park, of the Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks, needs volunteers, craft vendors and holiday entertainers for its "Holiday Lane" festival Dec. 11 through 13. A craft fair will run from noon to 5 p.m. A light festival runs from 6 to 10 p.m., featuring displays created by area businesses and organizations. The park is in San Pedro. Information: (310) 548-7705.

* The American Cancer Society needs volunteers to respond to telephone inquiries at nine Los Angeles area offices. Volunteers are trained to provide referrals, information and guidance to cancer patients, their families and others. People are needed four hours a week during the day. Information: (213) 736-5075.

* Five Acres, an Altadena-based treatment center for abused, abandoned and neglected children, needs male and female volunteers to mentor and tutor children 6 through 13 in its residential treatment care program. Information: (626) 798-6793, Ext. 210.

* Daniel Freeman Marina Hospital in Marina del Rey needs volunteers for its Meals on Wheels program and to staff the hospital's gift shop. Information: Lillian Bloom, (310) 823-8911.

* Crop Walk '98 needs people to participate in its yearly walk to raise funds for hunger-fighting agencies. The walk, sponsored by the Valley Interfaith Council, made up of San Fernando Valley churches, will be held Sunday at St. Paul's Methodist Church in Tarzana. There is a 2K and a 10K walk. Information: Richard Watson, (818) 349-6687.

* Friends of the Sea Lion Marine Mammal Center, a rehabilitation center for seals and sea lions, needs volunteer docents to conduct tours, answer questions, staff the gift shop and answer phones. Information: (949) 494-3050.

* Dispute Resolution Services, a nonprofit mediation program, needs people to work in the Irvine office and receive training in the field. Classes are scheduled for Saturday and Nov. 14 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Monday and Nov. 12, 14, 16 and 19 from 6 to 9 p.m. Information: (949) 851-3168.

* The American Red Cross needs clerical help in the Torrance office. Shifts are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. or 1 to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Information: Volunteer Center, South Bay-Harbor-Long Beach, (310) 212-5009.

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