Fight Loneliness Foundation in San Pedro needs volunteers to call elderly people who are alone and have limited contact with others. Information: (310) 514-1957.

* Volunteer Vital English, a Pomona group that teaches conversational English to non-English-speaking adults free of charge, needs good, used hardback and paperback books (no magazines, texts or reference books) for an October book sale. Information: (909) 622-2453 or (909) 626-6115.

* Musicians’ Union Local 47’s Senior Orchestra in Hollywood needs string players, particularly violin and viola. Information: Aida Monte, (323) 851-0271.

* Catholic Big Brothers needs adults to mentor children 7-14 of all faiths in Los Angeles County. Information: (800) 463-4066.


* Hollywood Entertainment Museum needs volunteers to serve as guest hosts, support staff for the museum shop and administrative office and to work at special events. A minimum one-year commitment of four hours a week is required. Training is provided. Information: Alicia Syres, (323) 960-4815.

* Independent Living Program in Camarillo needs adult mentors to work with foster or emancipated youths 18-21. Training is provided. Information: Maureen Miller, (805) 485-6114, Ext. 612.

* Hope Unit Foundation: Bereavement and Transition in Calabasas, which offers bereavement support groups in the community, needs volunteers to work on fund-raising projects. Information: (818) 788-HOPE.

* Parrot Society of Los Angeles needs foster homes for parrots seeking adoption. Information Rose Levine, (310) 397-4629.



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