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October 10, 2000

Willmore Urban Agency's Kids' Club, based in Long Beach, needs volunteers to tutor children from kindergarten to fifth grade in its after-school program in reading and writing, lead sports and games, or share a skill or hobby. Information: Susan McKibben, (562) 437-1289.

* Topanga Canyon Docents needs volunteers to lead interpretive walks in the Santa Monica Mountains. Training classes begin Sunday at Topanga State Park. Information: (310) 535-9400.

* Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy needs volunteers Sunday from 9 to 11 a.m. to help remove invasive nonnative plants and weeds at the Chandler Preserve at the Empty Saddle Club. Participants should wear protective clothing, comfortable shoes or boots and a hat. Information: Volunteer Center, South Bay-Harbor-Long Beach, (310) 212-5009.

* Federation Headstart, with 33 centers in the South Bay area, needs volunteers to read to preschool children, assist at mealtimes, supervise playground activities and provide support in the administrative office weekdays. Information: Volunteer Center, South Bay-Harbor-Long Beach, (310) 212-5009.

* Children's Nature Institute needs volunteers to lead nature walks for children. A three-day training will be held Oct. 21 in Santa Monica, Oct. 28 in Pasadena and Nov. 4 in Pacific Palisades. Information: (310) 998-1151.

* Drum Barracks Civil War Museum in Wilmington needs history buffs to lead one-hour museum tours Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Weekend tours are also available. Information: Volunteer Center, South Bay-Harbor-Long Beach, (310) 212-5009.

* El Nido Family Centers needs volunteers to tutor first- through fifth-grade students in reading and to help them with homework in Santa Monica and Los Angeles. A one-hour-a-week commitment is required. Information: (323) 971-7360

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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.

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