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Involvement Opportunities

April 17, 2001

Japanese American Cultural & Community Center in Little Tokyo needs volunteers as retail associates and information hosts, for membership services, hospitality and more. Information: (213) 628-2725, Ext. 135.

* Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County is accepting applications for people to train as school tour docents. Classes are offered in Native American culture, dinosaurs, the insect zoo, gems and minerals, pre-Columbian civilizations, North American and African mammals, birds, marine biology and history, and include public speaking and teaching techniques. Jobs are also available in membership and research and collections. No experience is required. Information: Liz Mirzaian, (213) 763-3341.

* Family Friends Project of the Valley Storefront Multiservice Center for Seniors in North Hollywood needs volunteers to provide friendship and moral support for children with special needs in Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley. Training is provided; a two- to four-hour-a-week commitment is needed. Information: Irene Mednick or Felice Resnick, (818) 761-3447.

* Encino B'nai B'rith needs drivers to pick up bagels, bread and cakes from markets and bakeries in the San Fernando Valley to be given to poor families, needy seniors, battered women and children and the homeless. Information: Herman Berman, (818)788-4230, or Steve Pollack, (818) 992-7422.

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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