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Involvement Opportunities

March 13, 2001

Doingsomething, a nonprofit organization that helps connect volunteers to one-time opportunities with a variety of charities, needs a videographer and editor with access to equipment to produce a documentary on Doingsomething and volunteerism, Information: (310) 391-3907, or check the Web site at http://www.doingsomethingla.org.

* San Fernando Valley Counseling Center in Northridge, a low-fee mental-health agency, needs volunteer counselors. A meeting about its training program will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. Information: (818) 341-1111.

* Optimist Family Foster and Adoption Services, a Los Angeles treatment and education center for at-risk youngsters, is holding a foster parent orientation March 21 from 6 to 8 p.m. in Tustin. Information: (800) 454-5561.

* Happy Hats for Kids, which makes decorated hats for hospitalized children, needs experienced sewers and donations of sewing machines. The group meets Wednesdays from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Palos Verdes Peninsula. Information: Volunteer Center, South Bay-Harbor-Long Beach, (310) 212-5009.

* Cabrillo Beach Aquarium in San Pedro has docent classes Monday and March 26 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. After training, docents lead schoolchildren through the aquarium and conduct educational activities. Information: Volunteer Center, South Bay-Harbor-Long Beach, (310) 212-5009.

* Sexual Assault Crisis Agency in Long Beach needs crisis counselors/advocates for its 24-hour hotline. Training sessions, held over three weekends, began March 2. Bilingual volunteers are especially encouraged to apply. Information: (562) 494-5046.

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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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