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Involvement Opportunities

March 05, 2001

Starlight Children's Foundation in Los Angeles, which grants wishes to seriously ill children and provides other hospital-related programs, needs Spanish-speaking volunteers to work with children, the children's family and the office. Information: Nicole, (310) 286-0271, Ext. 111.

* Happy Hats for Kids, a nonprofit organization that gives laugh-provoking hats to hospitalized children, needs sewing machines and experienced people to sew. Information: Sheri Schrier, (310) 326-8409.

* Cystic Fibrosis Foundation needs volunteers to help coordinate special events, answer phones and raise awareness. Information: Nicole Dugas, (310) 479-8585.

* Glendale Memorial Hospital and Health Center needs volunteers to provide a variety of services for inpatient and non-patient areas. Information: (818) 502-2373.

* Kaiser Permanente's Los Angeles Medical Center needs volunteers to provide companionship to terminally ill patients and their families. Training and ongoing supervision regarding hospice philosophy and services are provided. Information: (323) 783-7416.

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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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