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Involvement Opportunities

May 01, 2000

Barlow Health Center, an acute respiratory specialty hospital in Los Angeles, needs volunteers with good communication skills and an interest in helping mature adults. Information: Marche Haynes, (213) 250-4200, Ext. 3332.

* Teens Influencing Their Peers to Stop needs smoke-free teen volunteers to speak to their peers. They will be trained in advocacy and public speaking and could receive service learning credit through their schools. Information: Terrie Hampel, (818) 901-4635.

* Center for the Partially Sighted in West Los Angeles needs volunteers with some vision loss to read correspondence and do mail for clients, to assist clients on computers, to work in its counseling program, to help with finances, general office work and public health fairs and to greet clients and visitors. Bilingual Korean/English volunteers are also needed for interpretation once or twice a month. Training is provided. Information: Dr. Marilyn Kronmal, (310) 458-3501.

* California Family Health Council in Los Angeles needs volunteers to speak to community groups about family planning, teenage sexuality and sexually transmitted diseases. Information: (213) 368-4401.

* 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.

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

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