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Involvement Opportunities

November 17, 1998

The Los Angeles Radio Reading Service, a radio station broadcasting for visually impaired people, seeks volunteers to work in its Encino studio. Information: Jolie Mason, (818) 345-2874.

* Beacon Light Mission in Wilmington needs volunteers to help prepare and serve Thanksgiving dinners for needy people Nov. 27-29 in the evening. Information: (310) 830-7063.

* The Flower Group at White Memorial Medical Center in Los Angeles is looking for volunteers to cut and arrange flowers for the hospital gift shop. Information: (323) 268-5000, Ext. 2507.

* Tender Loving Care Home Hospice in Woodland Hills needs people to assist the terminally ill and their families through visits, letter writing, reading and shopping. Clerical assistants are also needed in the hospice's office. Information: (800) TLC-9887.

* Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles needs volunteers to provide support for terminally ill patients and their families. Information: Lisa Nagy, (310) 967-1912.

* The Volunteer Center of Los Angeles is giving away more than 20,000 packages of Mavis Beacon Teacher Typing skills training software as part of a national program. Mindscape, a software publisher, will donate one copy of the software to nonprofit organizations for each new version that is purchased until Dec. 31. Information: (213) 387-7201.

* The Aware Advisory Center, a nonprofit career planning service, needs people to help clients evaluate and clarify career goals and plan job search strategies. Volunteers must commit to four hours on Mondays or Wednesdays. Training is provided. Information: Edith Elbaum: (310) 452-3833.

* Life Steps Foundation in South-Central Los Angeles needs volunteers to assist elderly people participating in the new Wisdom Center, an adult day-care center designed to prevent premature nursing home placement. Information: (213) 749-4339.

* The Nature of Wildworks, a nonprofit wildlife care center in Topanga, which provides lifetime homes for nonreleasable wild animals, needs volunteer veterinary care, construction work and fund-raising help. Information: Mollie Hogan, (310) 455-0550.

* Angeles Volunteers Assn. needs people to assist the U.S. Forest Service in the care of the Angeles forests. Information: Lois Pickens, (626) 334-8774.

* Friends of the Torrance Library needs volunteers a few hours on Tuesday mornings to sort, price and store books for periodic book sales, and to assist in the sales. Those who can read one or more Asian language are especially needed. Information: Helen Ball, (310) 375-0761.

* South Bay Free Clinic is offering training for volunteers to assist in programs for those affected by HIV-AIDS on Nov. 24 from 2 to 6 p.m. in Hermosa Beach. Information: Karrah Lompa, (310) 545-8322.

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Information for this column should be submitted typed and double-spaced to Involvement Opportunities, Southern California Living, Los Angeles Times, Times Mirror Square, Los Angeles, CA 90053.

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