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Involvement Opportunities

August 08, 2000

Hollywood Entertainment Museum needs hosts for its interactive exhibits, including the original sets of "Star Trek" and "Cheers." Volunteers are also needed for the museum shop, special events and to support administrative staff. A one-year commitment of four hours a week is required. Training is provided. Entertainment industry professionals are invited to share their expertise by mentoring youths in the museum's education programs. Information: Alicia Syres, (323) 960-4815.

* The Sycamores Foster Care in Pasadena needs foster parents for abused or neglected children. Training, certification and financial support are provided. Information: Zenayda Uribe, (626) 685-2121, or (888) 243-2645.

* Pet Adoption Fund, a dog and cat rescue and adoption group, needs volunteers to assist at its Canoga Park shelter with walking, grooming and playing with the animals and driving them to and from the veterinarian. Foster homes and dog trainers are also needed. Information: Barbara Magnusson, (818) 716-7937.

* Big Sisters of Los Angeles needs women to provide friendship and guidance to girls in Los Angeles County. Mentoring skills training is provided. Information: (323) 933-5749.

* Southern California Foster Family & Adoption Agency in Los Angeles offers an orientation for prospective foster and adoptive parents Aug. 16 at 6:30 p.m. Information: (213) 365-2900.

* South Coast Botanic Garden Foundation in the Palos Verdes Peninsula needs volunteers to help plant, weed and water the garden, to work in the gift shop, to help at special event shows and to serve as docents for school groups, seniors and other visitors. Information: Volunteer Center, South Bay-Harbor-Long Beach, (310) 212-5009.

* Banning Residence Museum in Wilmington, an example of 19th century Greek Revival architecture, is accepting applications for it docent training program. Information: Volunteer Center, South Bay-Harbor-Long Beach, (310) 212-5009.

* Sexual Assault Crisis Agency in Long Beach needs crisis counselors/advocates for its 24-hour hotline. Training sessions, held over three weekends, begin Sept. 8. Bilingual volunteers are especially encouraged to apply. Information: (562) 494-5046.

Information for this column should be submitted typed and double-spaced to Involvement Opportunities, SoCal Living, Los Angeles Times, 202 W. 1st St., Los Angeles, CA 90012.

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