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Involvement Opportunities

September 04, 2000

Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center needs volunteers to assist the medical and administrative staff. A four-hour-a-week commitment is requested; training is provided. Also needed are volunteers to knit for newborns. Information: (310) 319-4614.

* Western Medical Center/Santa Ana needs volunteers for weekend and evening shifts to serve as receptionists in the main lobby, answer visitor questions and refer telephone inquiries. Volunteers can also help in the gift shop, receive patients in outpatient surgery, assist on the nursing units and more. An information session will be held Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the hospital. Information: (714) 953-3450.

* American Heart Assn. needs volunteers to help with the Heart and Sole Walk/Run to be held Oct. 29 at the Irvine Spectrum Center. Information: Meredith Whitcomb, (949) 856-3555.

* Step Up on Second, a Santa Monica program that serves adults in recovery from mental illnesses, needs volunteers to assist with groups, classes, outings and phone outreach. Graphics and computer assistance are also needed. Information: Susan, (310) 394-6889, Ext. 26.

* St. John's Well Child Center in downtown Los Angeles needs volunteer doctors, nurses, medical assistants and clerical help. Information: (213) 749-0947.

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Information for this column should be submitted typed and double-spaced to Involvement Opportunities, Health, Los Angeles Times, 202 W. 1st St., Los Angeles, CA 90012.

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