INVOLVEMENT OPPORTUNITIES

TrinityCare Hospice in Van Nuys needs volunteers to lend emotional support to terminally ill patients and their families. Contact Lianne Casselman, (818) 785-1800.

* Free Arts for Abused Children needs volunteers for art therapy projects designed for children in emergency shelters and outpatient facilities in the South Bay. Volunteers may work with one child or in small groups. Contact Volunteer Center, South Bay-Harbor-Long Beach, (310) 212-5009.

* Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles needs volunteers to work with terminally ill patients and their families in its hospice program. Contact Lisa Nagy, (310) 423-9532.

* Starlight Children's Foundation's Los Angeles office needs bilingual volunteers for its wish program, which grants wishes to seriously ill children. (310) 286-0271, Ext. 118.

* Beach Cities Health District for Health and Fitness needs volunteers to answer phones, provide assistance to clients and set appointments. Contact Volunteer Center, South Bay-Harbor-Long Beach, (310) 212-5009.

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