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League Seeking Volunteers


The Volunteer Center Assistance League of Southern California needs volunteers to help with:

* A folk music and arts festival May 21 in Calabasas.

* Office work at the Fair Housing Council of the San Fernando Valley office in Panorama City.

* Visiting homes of the poor for the nonprofit group MEND to determine needs and coordinate the distribution of used furniture.

* Counseling at the Family Stress Center in North Hills. Participants need psychology backgrounds.

* Teaching adults to read at the Phoenix House, a residential drug rehabilitation center in Venice.

Call Joan Kagan at (818) 908-5128.

The San Fernando Valley Counseling Center, a nonprofit mental health agency at 8350 Reseda Blvd. in Northridge, is seeking counselors. Call (818) 341-1111.

Burbank's Retired Senior Volunteer Program is seeking participants 55 and older for a variety of duties at the North Hollywood Theater and Arts Festival from noon to 8 p.m. June 24 and 25. An information assistant is needed at the Universal City-North Hollywood Chamber of Commerce.

The retired senior program also needs five volunteers to help children read and file books from 3 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays at Washington Elementary School in Burbank.

The Boys & Girls Club of Burbank needs coaches and referees for youth soccer leagues. Games are 4 to 5 p.m. weekdays.

The Missing Children Investigation Center needs volunteers to find missing, abducted and runaway kids.

The environmental group TreePeople needs participants to perform a variety of services, including community outreach.

Call Dee Call at (818) 238-5370.

The National Council of Jewish Women/Los Angeles needs Talkline counselors. Training starts in June. Call 323-655-3807.

The Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program needs counselors to provide information and advocacy for Medicare recipients at seniors centers throughout the Antelope Valley. The nonprofit Center for Health Care Rights runs the program, which will offer free training for volunteer counselors in late June. Call (800) 824-0780, Ext. 3021, for information and an application.

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