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Involvement Opportunities

January 29, 2002

Doingsomething, a group that connects volunteers with charities throughout the area, is holding a volunteer open house Saturday from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at Westside Pavilion in Community Room C, Level 3, at 10800 Pico Blvd., Los Angeles. Information and reservations: (310) 391-3907.

* San Fernando Valley Counseling Center in Northridge is holding an information meeting regarding its training program March 16 at 1 p.m. at the center. Information: (818) 341-1111.

* Project Sister's 24-hour sexual-assault crisis hotline needs volunteers. A 40-hour training session commences Feb. 28. Project Sister is located in Claremont. Information: Theresa Borunda or Rose Mary Sorenson, (909) 623-1619, Ext. 25.

* Los Angeles Unified School District's Academic Mentor Program needs volunteers to serve as mentors for students in kindergarten through eighth grade who are at risk of academic failure. Training will be held today from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Parkman Middle School in Woodland Hills. Information: (818) 932-0306.

* Lutheran Social Services in Van Nuys needs mentors to motivate low-income people who are seeking employment. Volunteers must be willing to make a one-month commitment of one hour a week. Training will be held Saturday from 1 to 2 p.m. Information: Rebecca Duran, (818) 901-9485.

* Catholic Big Brothers/Big Sisters needs adults of all faiths to spend time with children ages 7 through 14 in Los Angeles County. Information: (800) 463-4066.

* Expressions Musical Playground in Calabasas needs seniors to interact with infants to 8-year-olds in music classes. No training is necessary. Information: Lee Mosbe, (818) 225-2286.

* Los Angeles Commission on Assaults Against Women needs volunteers to become crisis intervention counselors or community educators. Training starts in February. Information: Erica Poellot, (213) 955-9090, Ext. 128.

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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