Opportunities for Volunteering

Valley Women's Center, which provides education and counseling for women and families, is seeking volunteers to answer phones, assist with events and update resource files. Contact the center, 5530 Corbin Ave., Suite 325 and 328, Tarzana, at (818) 757-2188.

The Los Angeles Police Department's Jeopardy Program, which aims to deter at-risk youths from engaging in gang activities, needs volunteers to serve as mentors. Qualified volunteers must be at least 21. Contact the Jeopardy Family Center, 11844 Glenoaks Blvd., San Fernando, at (818) 837-1167.

The San Fernando Valley chapter of Rolling Readers USA, which provides tutoring for elementary school students, is seeking volunteers to help students from Spanish-speaking homes to learn how to read. Call (818) 727-1633.

The Organization for the Needs of the Elderly is seeking volunteers to assist with social activities in an intergenerational program. Call (818) 705-2345.

The Museum Service Council of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art is looking for volunteers. Call (310) 279-1132.

The San Fernando Valley Literacy Council needs volunteers to help adults improve their reading and writing skills. Tutor training will be held from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday and Saturday. There is a $25 charge for books. Contact the council at (818) 781-3884.

The California Emergency Mobile Patrol Inc., P.O. Box 924, Reseda, is looking for volunteers to perform search and rescue, first aid and disaster assistance in the San Fernando Valley. Members must be at least 18. Call (818) 998-6791.

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