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July 02, 2002

California African American Museum in Los Angeles needs docents to lead tours, assist gallery educators in workshops, engage families and groups in museum activities and act as museum ambassadors. Information: Sonia Brown (213) 892-1328.

* Metropolitan Community Resource Center, a Pasadena-based group that identifies community social services for clients and caregivers, needs volunteer board members, research interns and members. Information:, or (626) 584-9348.

* Inner Circle Foster Care & Adoption Services in Van Nuys is holding an orientation session Saturday at 9 a.m. and next Tuesday from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Information: Diane Furubotten, (818) 988-6300.

* Burbank Philharmonic Orchestra needs volunteers to help at concerts and fund-raising events. Information: (818) 771-7888.

* Domestic Violence Project of the Glendale YWCA needs volunteers to work its hotline, offer community education and participate in other programs. Training will be held in August. Information: Sara Siebert, (818) 242-4155, Ext. 225.

* Cheer for Children, based in Redondo Beach, needs volunteers to help with its annual Luau July 19 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The group provides entertainment for seriously ill, hospitalized and orthopedically handicapped children. Information: Volunteer Center, South Bay-Harbor-Long Beach, (310 ) 212-5009.

* 1736 Family Crisis Center, which provides shelter to battered women and their children and runaway and homeless youths, needs volunteers with basic office and computer skills three or four hours a week. Volunteers are also needed in the art therapy and child-care programs. Information: Volunteer Center, South Bay-Harbor-Long Beach, (310 ) 212-5009.

* Los Angeles Department of Animal Services needs volunteers to work at the six city animal shelters and at mobile pet adoption events. Information: Steve Cunningham, (213) 485-8542.

* Siamese Rescue needs volunteers all over Southern California to foster rescued Siamese cats. Information: (866) 639-6369.

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