* VOLUNTEER DIRECTORY runs periodically. To list volunteer
opportunities, mail information to Volunteer Directory, Burbank Leader,
P.O. Box 591, Burbank, CA 91503 or fax to 954-9439.
AUTRY MUSEUM OF WESTERN HERITAGE
The Autry Museum is seeking enthusiastic individuals interested in
history to join our dedicated group of tour guides. The museum is at 4700
Western Heritage way in Griffith Park. For more information, call (213)
667-2000, ext. 242.
BURBANK ANIMAL SHELTER
Volunteers are needed to help care for and find homes for animals at
the shelter, which is open Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and
Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For information, call 238-3340.
BURBANK TEMPORARY AID CENTER
Burbank Temporary Aid Center, which helps more than 2,000 poor and
homeless people each month with food, clothes and other emergency
assistance, is in need of volunteers to work one half-shift per week in
the following areas: Pantry, sorting and distributing food; clothes
house, sorting and distributing clothes; intake, interviewing clients and
assessing their needs.
Burbank Temporary Aid Center is at 1304 W. Burbank Blvd. To volunteer,
or for more information, call Stacy at 846-2330.
SERVICE CORPS OF RETIRED EXECUTIVES
SCORE helps small businesses solve their daily problems and operate
profitably with counsel and advice. Counselors are retired executives who
work with people of all races. SCORE needs experienced, retired business
counselors willing to devote a few hours per week. Call 552-3206.
BURBANK DISTRICT OF THE RED CROSS
Volunteers are needed to serve as coordinators of disaster volunteers.
CDVs gain experience in public speaking, management of personnel and
various projects, group dynamics and interpersonal communication. No
experience is necessary. Disaster volunteers are also needed. Contact:
Disaster Services at (213) 739-4523 or the Office of Volunteer Personnel
at (213) 739-5246.
Volunteers are needed at the Burbank District of the American Red
Cross-Los Angeles Chapter, 1001 W. Magnolia Blvd., to assist with front
desk operations and blood services. Front desk duties include greeting
clients and answering inquiries. Clerical experience is a plus. Blood
donors at fixed sites and on bloodmobiles. Volunteers are needed to work
in the reception and canteen areas. Training is provided. Contact: The
Office of Volunteer Personnel, (213) 739-5246 or the Burbank District,
BURBANK FIRE DEPARTMENT, DISASTER SERVICES
Volunteers are needed to perform a wide range of tasks. Assignments
will vary according to interests and abilities. No special skills or
training is required. All that is needed is the willingness to help the
community in the event of a disaster.
Upon acceptance, you will be registered with the city and issued a
community disaster volunteer card. You may choose to participate in
monthly disaster training programs and other special events. Contact:
City of Burbank’s Personnel Division, 238-5021.
VALLEY INTERFAITH COUNCIL, MEALS ON WHEELS
The Valley Interfaith Council needs drivers for Meals on Wheels.
Volunteers will deliver meals to homebound people of all ages in the San
Fernando Valley. Meals are picked up at Valley Presbyterian Hospital in
Van Nuys and delivered between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. California driver’s
license and proof of valid insurance are required. Contact: 718-6460,
BURBANK RETIRED SENIOR VOLUNTEER PROGRAM (RSVP)
Volunteers, 55 years and older, are needed for the organization’s
Discovery Shops. The American Cancer Society Shop in Toluca Lake needs
volunteers to work as sales persons, cashiers and price and merchandise
screeners. No minimum hours required. Discovery Shops sell upscale resale
and gently used merchandise, ranging from designer clothing to antiques
and collectibles to household items. Contact Dee Call, 238-5330.
BOYS AND GIRLS CLUBS OF AMERICA
Volunteers are needed to help children learn to play in a cheerful,
educational and supportive environment at the Boys & Girls Club of
Burbank, which is open between 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Tutors are needed to help children with their homework and reading skills
for one hour per week. Volunteers are also needed to keep scores and
times for the club’s sports leagues. And, volunteers are needed to host
the reception desk.
Orientation is offered to all volunteers. For more information, call
Executive Director Alex Fey at 842-9333.
BURBANK HIGH SCHOOL
Burbank High Career Center: filing, collation of materials for written
materials for written reports, other paper trail work as needed for
various projects. Two days a week for two hours. Contact: Dee Call,
Burbank High Health Office: Clerical position, under direction of the
school nurse, includes filing, pulling health records, putting
immunization dates and concerns into files, assisting with vision and
hearing screenings, helping students who are referred to the Health
Office during the day and helping with new student registration. Monday,
Tuesday and Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to noon and 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Contact:
Dee Call, 238-5370.
Burbank High boys’ and girls’ locker room: clearing students out of
locker room after tardy bell, supervising locker room during class time.
Monday through Friday, any hours from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Contact: Dee Call,
GLENDALE ADVENTIST MEDICAL CENTER
Adventist Health Advantage at Glendale Adventist Center has openings
for volunteers as community outreach assistants and office assistants
with data entry skills and computer-training skills. Contact: Suzanne or
Beverly at Adventist Health Advantage, 409-6600.
CITY OF BURBANK
Wheels for Humanity: Volunteers are needed to clean and repair
wheelchairs, adjust brakes, clean and repair walkers, put rubber tips on
canes and pack boxes. 11447 Vanowen St., North Hollywood. Contact: David
Home-Delivered Meals Program: Drivers are needed to deliver meals to
the homebound, frail and elderly in need. Drivers must have their own car
and be willing to drive one day a week for two hours, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30
p.m. Contact: Dee Call, 238-5370.
BEVERLY MANOR NURSING AND REHABILITATION
Beverly Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation is seeking volunteers to
assist during activities and special events, such as birthday parties,
candlelight dinners, etc. Volunteers are also needed to assist the
Medical Records Department. Duties include filing and light clerical
work. No experience is necessary. Contact: Angela or Nora in Recreational
Services at 1041 S. Main St., Burbank. 843-2330.
FAMILY SERVICE AGENCY
Family Service Agency of Burbank is looking for volunteers to staff
its Senior Peer Counseling Program. The organization needs warm, caring
individuals 55 years or older who are interested in helping their peers
cope with issues related to aging. All volunteers will be required to
take a 10-week training course focusing on counseling skills and
strategies to help seniors facilitate change and growth in their lives.
The group is especially interested in bilingual volunteers and those from
different ethnic backgrounds. The agency is at 2013 W. Magnolia Blvd.
Call 845-7671 for more information.
PROVIDENCE ST. JOSEPH MEDICAL CENTER
Providence St. Joseph and Holy Cross medical centers are recruiting
volunteers for hospice training. The hospice team serves both hospitals.
If you are interested in helping families through this difficult period,
call Carolyn Young, LCSW, at 525-4957.
LOS ANGELES ZOO
The Los Angeles Zoo has a wide variety of volunteer opportunities such
as being part of its greeting team, working on special events, food
preparation, animal keeping, behavioral enrichment, general office work,
research and serving as docents.
Student volunteers are also needed. The zoo depends heavily on
volunteers for its educational programs and everyday operations, and
tries to make life better for each and every animal in its care. No
experience is necessary and volunteers can apply for special training to
become docents or take part in research projects. If you would like to
help at the Los Angeles Zoo, call Susan Bolan, volunteer coordinator,
BEVERLY MANOR HEALTHCARE CENTER
Beverly Manor Healthcare Center needs volunteers to work closely with
its residents, all of whom have Alzheimer’s disease. The center has 89
residents who enjoy various activities such as sports, music, pets,
visits from adults, teens and children, and food and fun. The Therapeutic
Recreation Department needs volunteers seven days a week, any time
between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., to assist residents in activities or to simply
provide companionship. Contact Recreation Director Dawn Lorery, at
843-1771. The center is at 925 W. Alameda Ave.