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February 14, 2001

Jewish Federation needs volunteers to staff banks of telephones and assist with food service and other tasks for its fund-raising phone-a-thon Super Sunday, Feb. 25 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., at three Los Angeles area sites. Information: (323) 761-8319.

* Los Angeles Commission on Assaults Against Women, which provides counseling, support groups and a 24-hour hotline for survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, childhood sexual abuse and stalking, offers 65 hours of training for crisis-intervention counselors Feb. 21 through April 11 on Wednesday evenings and Saturdays, and 50 hours of training for violence prevention specialists starting Feb. 22 and running on Saturdays, to teach volunteers how to educate the community about violence prevention. Information: Andrea Wallace, (626) 585-9166, Ext. 103.

* Nissan Open, to be held Saturday through Feb. 25 at the Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades, needs volunteers in a variety of areas including greeting, merchandising, transportation, working with the media and assisting the golfers. Information: (213) 989-2157.

* Asian Pacific American Dispute Resolution Center in Los Angeles, which provides mediation and conflict resolution services, needs volunteers who speak English and an East Asian language to assist in casework, outreach and translating. Training is provided. Information: Jonathan Nomachi, (213) 250-8190.

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

* Harbor UCLA Child Life Program needs readers for its Reach Out and Read program in its pediatric clinic weekdays. Information: Volunteer Center, South Bay-Harbor-Long Beach, (310) 212-5009.

* South Bay Senior Services in Torrance needs volunteers to staff its Telecare phone line, calling homebound seniors during a two- to three-hour shift each week. Information: Volunteer Center, South Bay-Harbor-Long Beach, (310) 212-5009.

* San Pedro Boys & Girls Club TeenSupreme Center needs instructors for computer classes and in the weight training room. Information: Volunteer Center, South Bay-Harbor-Long Beach, (310) 212-5009.

* PV on the Net, a group dedicated to helping the community by providing a comfortable computer-oriented learning environment, needs volunteers to write and send out announcements, create and update Web pages, organize classes and workshops, organize technical support for nonprofit organizations and create and promote new ideas for businesses. Information: (310) 541-7992 or http://www.palosverdes.com.

* Pet Adoption Fund, a dog and cat rescue and adoption group, needs volunteers to assist at its Canoga Park shelter with walking, grooming and playing with the animals and driving them to and from the veterinarian. Foster homes and dog trainers are also needed. Information: Barbara Magnusson, (818) 716-7937.

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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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