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Volunteers Sought to Aid Disabled

May 21, 2000|ROBERTO J. MANZANO

The Volunteer Center of Los Angeles is seeking volunteers for New Horizons, a group that helps adults with developmental disabilities. Participants will assist with a casino night fund-raiser June 3. Call Joan Kagan at (818) 908-5128. [

The Los Angeles Unified School District's West Valley Academic Mentor Program needs mentors for kindergarten through eighth-grade students at risk of failing. Training is provided. For information and an application, call (818) 932-0306.

Our House, a bereavement center, needs volunteers to work with child and adult grief support groups. Training is provided and hours are flexible. One office is in Woodland Hills. Call (818) 592-4080.

Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles needs volunteers to work as activity assistants, case aides and staff assistants and to visit families and the elderly. Call Sally Weber at (323) 761-8800, Ext. 217.

The nonprofit Pet Adoption Fund, 7507 Deering Ave. in Canoga Park, is seeking volunteers to socialize dogs and cats, to walk dogs and provide office help. Call (818) 340-1687.

Encino B'nai B'rith needs drivers to pick up bagels, bread and cakes and deliver them to poor children, needy seniors, battered women and children, and the homeless. Call Herman Berman at (818) 788-4230 or Steve Pollack at (818) 992-7422.

The Family Service Agency of Burbank needs volunteers 55 and older for its senior peer counseling program. Participants take a 10-week training course. Call (818) 845-7671.

The Hollywood Bowl Society is seeking volunteers for its summer children's open house, Info Center, gift shop and museum. Volunteers receive free tickets and parking to Bowl concerts. Call (323) 850-2165.

The Organization for the Needs of the Elderly seeks volunteers to deliver meals to senior citizens for about three hours Friday mornings. Students also are needed to teach basic Internet skills to seniors. Call Joyce Megna at (818) 705-2345.

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