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Involvement Opportunities

May 30, 2000

Sycamores Foster Care is holding an orientation session for those interested in becoming foster parents to abused or neglected children Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the group's Pasadena office. Information: Zenayda Uribe, (626) 685-2121.

* Andrus Volunteers at USC needs volunteers to help with research projects for the gerontology center. Information: Linda Broder, (213) 740-1632.

* Big Sisters of Los Angeles is offering internships to those 18 and older interested in communications and media careers and who can volunteer at least two days per week. Information: Tina Kerrigan, (323) 933-5749.

* Cabrillo Marine Aquarium in San Pedro is holding a training session for its naturalist program, Sea Rangers, for junior high students to adults, starting June 8 and running for four consecutive Thursdays from 4 to 6 p.m., plus one weekend day to be determined. Cost is $25. Sea Rangers provides environmental monitoring at Cabrillo Beach, Point Fermin Marine Life Refuge and the Salinas de San Pedro Saltmarsh. Information: (310) 548-7562.

* Marine Mammal Care Center in San Pedro, which provides care and rehabilitation to sick and injured sea lions before releasing them back into the ocean, needs volunteers to lift the animals, feed and care for them and assist with office duties. Information: Volunteer Center, South Bay-Harbor-Long Beach, (310) 212-5009.

* Dominguez Family Shelter in Carson, which provides shelter and assistance to battered wives and their children, needs volunteers to shop for groceries, pick up food at food banks, assist with distribution and help supervise children with arts and crafts projects on weekdays and Saturdays. Information: Volunteer Center, South Bay-Harbor-Long Beach, (310) 212-5009.

* Travelers Aid Society of Los Angeles needs volunteers to greet travelers at Los Angeles International Airport; to assist passengers at LAX and Union Station; and to act as liaisons to social workers. Training begins June 12. Information: Christine Okinaga, (310) 646-2270.

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

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