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Involvement Opportunities

October 31, 2000

Easter Seals, West Covina office, needs volunteers to help adults with developmental and physical disabilities during arts and crafts and leisure activities and to help them become more integrated into the local community. Volunteers are needed weekday mornings. Information: Kris Lyman, (626) 856-1601.

* Linwood E. Howe Elementary School in Culver City needs volunteers to tutor its students in reading an hour to 1 1/2 hours a week. Training and materials are provided. Information: Deborah Galambos, (310) 842-4338.

* Independent Adoption Center is holding an adoption information session Nov. 11 from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Westchester. Information: (310) 215-3180.

* Talk About Parenting With Shirlee Smith Inc., a nonprofit group that produces a cable talk show in Pasadena, needs volunteers to assist in program development, promotion and audience recruitment. Information: (626) 296-2777.

* Metropolitan Community Resource Center, a nonprofit public benefit corporation whose goal is to increase awareness of community services in Los Angeles County, especially among caregiver professionals, needs volunteer board members to serve at least one year. Information: Paul Henneman, (626) 584-9348.

* Operation Read needs tutors at Camps Scott and Scudder in Saugus to teach reading skills to delinquent, abused or neglected youths in the care of Los Angeles County. Information: (661) 296-8500, Ext. 254.

* Interfaith Action for Aging needs people to spend one or two hours a week with isolated, homebound seniors in the Long Beach area. Training is provided. Information: Tammy Lemmenes, (562) 492-9878.

* Access Books, a nonprofit group in Los Angeles dedicated to improving school libraries, needs artists to assist children in painting murals in and outside libraries on Saturdays. Information: Rebecca Constantino, (310) 312-1390, or http//:www.accessbooks.net.

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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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