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Involvement Opportunities

November 21, 2000

Torrance/Lomita Meals on Wheels, which provides meals to seniors and other housebound clients, needs drivers and riders to deliver meals once a week from noon to 1:30 p.m. Information: Volunteer Center, South Bay-Harbor-Long Beach, (310) 212-5009.

* Child Advocates Office of Los Angeles Superior Court needs volunteers, appointed by the Dependency Court, to advocate for children who have been removed from homes due to abuse, neglect or abandonment. Volunteers, who must be 25 or older, will evaluate circumstances, investigate resources and make recommendations to the court. Training will be held in the new year, with orientation sessions tonight, Dec. 7 and Dec. 18. Information: Christine O'Rourke, (323) 526-6666.

* Catholic Big Brothers, South Bay branch, needs young adults to serve as role models to children of all faiths, ages 7 to 14, living in single-parent homes. Training is provided. Information: Volunteer Center, South Bay-Harbor-Long Beach, (310) 212-5009.

* Food Finders needs volunteers to collect food from designated food donors in the South Bay area and deliver it to agencies that feed the homeless and other needy people. 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, SoCal Living, Los Angeles Times, 202 W. 1st St., Los Angeles, CA 90012.

* Free Arts for Abused Children needs volunteers to interact with children through art therapy activities at emergency shelters and outpatient facilities in the South Bay. Information: Volunteer Center, South Bay-Harbor-Long Beach, (310) 212-5009.

* Enrichment Through Employment, which provides job training and work assistance to people recovering from mental illness, needs volunteers to teach computer skills to clients. Information: Volunteer Center, South Bay-Harbor-Long Beach, (310) 212-5009.

* American Tortoise Rescue, which provides rescue, rehabilitation, adoption and protection services for turtles and tortoises in Southern California, needs volunteers to pick up and deliver turtles and tortoises and to write grants, Information: (800) 938-3553.

* Women Helping Children, a nonprofit, nonsectarian community service of the National Council of Jewish Women/Los Angeles, needs volunteers for literacy and enrichment activities and for elementary public school library programs. Training is provided. Information: Carol Henault, (323) 651-2930.

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