Volunteer Directory runs periodically. To list volunteer
opportunities, mail information to Volunteer Directory, Burbank
Leader, 220 N. Glenoaks Blvd., Suite B, Burbank, CA 91502, or fax to
BURBANK POLICE DEPARTMENT
Volunteers are needed for Burbank Police Department Community
Outreach and Personnel Services. The program is seeking
community-oriented individuals who are willing to volunteer three to
four hours a week. The requirements are that those interested must
live or work in Burbank, have no felony convictions, be a current
U.S. citizen, have medical insurance, pass a background check and
graduate from the Burbank Police Department Community Academy Class.
For more information, call 238-5370.
THE MEDIA CITY BALLET
Needs help with fund-raising, membership drives, event planning
and production. Assistance with clerical administration, school
outreach, mailing, database input, sewing, painting and poster layout
is also needed. For more information, call Lou LaCasse at 547-6697 or
Cindy Pease at 768-2886.
PROVIDENCIA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Volunteer assistance is needed with everything from reading a book
to a child, to running off and counting out copies to go home with
students. Time is flexible. For more information, call Dee Call at
The Burbank Chorale seeks volunteers to help at concerts twice a
year -- two in December, and two in May. Help is needed ushering,
handing out programs, selling raffle tickets and serving
refreshments. If interested, call Pat Gafford in the evenings at
HOME-DELIVERED MEALS PROGRAM
Volunteer drivers are needed for the daily Burbank home-delivered
meals program, which supplies food to elderly residents who are
homebound. If you are available to deliver meals between 10:30 a.m.
and 12:30 p.m. any weekday, contact Dee Call at 238-5370. Volunteers
must have their own cars.
JOSLYN CENTER’S STAY-AT-HOME PROJECT
Volunteers are needed for the Joslyn Center’s Stay-at-Home
project. The goal of the project is to provide information to
seniors, their family and the community to prepare for successful
aging. Volunteers will be educated on issues of aging, available
resources and the necessity for planning for the future. Call Dee
Call at 238-53780.
AUTRY MUSEUM OF WESTERN HERITAGE
The Autry Museum is seeking enthusiastic individuals interested in
history to join its group of tour guides. The museum is at 4700
Western Heritage Way in Griffith Park. For more information, call
(323) 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 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday
and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. 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;
intake; and interviewing clients and assessing their needs.
Burbank Temporary Aid Center is at 1304 W. Burbank Blvd. To
volunteer, or for more information, call Pat Smola at 846-2330.
BURBANK DISTRICT OF THE AMERICAN 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 the Office of Volunteer Personnel at (213)
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 are at fixed sites and on bloodmobiles. Volunteers
are needed to work in the reception and canteen areas. Training is
provided. Call the Office of Volunteer Personnel at (213) 739-5200,
or the Burbank District at 842-5295.
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. Call the
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. A
California driver’s license and proof of valid insurance are
required. Call 374-5350.
BURBANK RETIRED SENIOR VOLUNTEER PROGRAM
Volunteers 55 and older are needed for the organization’s
Discovery Shops. The American Cancer Society Shop in Toluca Lake
needs volunteers to work as salespeople, 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.
Call Dee Call at 238-5353