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Involvement Opportunities

August 14, 2000

Barlow Respiratory Hospital, an acute respiratory hospital in Los Angeles, needs volunteers to help patients write letters and read books and magazines and to take patients to and from classes. Information: Marche Haynes, (213) 250-4200, Ext. 3332.

* Del Amo Gardens, a senior care center in Torrance, needs volunteers to visit the residents and assist them in writing letters, reading books and magazines and participating in group activities. Information: Volunteer Center, South Bay-Harbor-Long Beach, (310) 212-5009.

* American Red Cross of Greater Los Angeles needs volunteers to answer the phones, greet clients and perform clerical duties. Information: Jessie Thompson, (213) 739-5246.

* Valley Store of Jewish Family Service, a nonsectarian social service agency, needs volunteers to work one-on-one with senior citizens. Responsibilities include helping seniors with referrals to various services and possibly individual counseling and working with support groups. Training is provided. For information, call Rena Snyder at (818) 984-1380.

* Special Equestrian Riding Therapy, a therapeutic horseback riding program in Chatsworth for disabled children and adults, needs volunteers on Saturdays. Training is provided. Information: (818) 223-9431.

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

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