GETTING INVOLVED runs periodically in the Coastline Pilot. If you’d
like information about getting your organization listed, call (949)
The South Coast YMCA is looking for volunteers to help with the 24th
annual “Run In the Parks” event. Volunteers are needed in the following
areas: course marshals, finish line, packet pick up, water sation,
registration and more. Individuals, families, community groups and
businesses that would like to be a part of this community event should
call (949) 495-9622.
Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach provides sports, homework, arts and
crafts and mentoring services for children of all ages. Information: Kim
Maxwell, (949) 494-2535.
Bridge Learning Center for Homeless Children, Inc. is seeking mento1rs
to talk to children living in this transitional shelter to improve their
self-esteem according to President Howard Levin. Mentors work for one
hour a week at the shelter, need to be 16 years or older and be able to
drive themselves to the shelter. The Bridge Learning Center’s mailing
address is P.O. Box 4121, Laguna Beach. Information: (949) 494-0591.
Designing Women need volunteers to sign up for next year’s Color It
Orange event. Information: Nancy Lawrence, (949) 499-3580.
Friends of the Sea Lion Marine Mammal Center needs volunteers to work
as docents or in animal care for all days all shifts. Shifts are a
minimum of four hours in the morning or afternoon and require a one-year
commitment. Must be 18 or older. Information: (949) 494-3050.
Laguna Beach Chamber of Commerce welcomes volunteers to help with
administrative tasks and organize events and fund-raisers. Information:
494-1018, Ext. 1.
Laguna Greenbelt, Inc. is always happy to welcome volunteers to work
in a variety of capacities in the Laguna Coast Wilderness Park.
Opportunities include giving tours, producing the newsletter and give
information to visitors. Information: (949) 494-9352.
The Laguna Beach Animal Shelter is looking for volunteers 18 years and
older who are willing to do all kinds of tasks. They require a four-hour
per week commitment and hold a monthly orientation meeting for
prospective volunteers. There are also volunteer opportunities for high
school students who want to fulfill their community service hours.
Information: (949) 497-3552
Laguna Beach Art Museum is always happy to hear from people who will
work in the gift store or help visitors at the information desk.
Information: (949) 494.8971, Ext. 218.
Volunteers are needed to staff the Friends of Laguna Beach Library
Book Shop, open Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., staying
open until 6 or 7 p.m. Wednesday. Staffers will sell books in the book
shop, said president Martha Lydick. The library is located at P.O. Box
36, Laguna Beach. (949) 497-7053. Friends Book Shop is at (949) 497-7115.
Friends of Literacy and The Library Foundation seek help fund-raising
for the literacy program, said president Martha Lydick. P.O. Box 1696,
Laguna Beach 92652. (949) 497-7053.
Queen of Hearts Guild of the CHOC Foundation is actively seeking
members to participate in the fund-raising efforts that pay for the
medical care of seriously ill children. If you are interested you are
invited to attend meetings. Membership is $40 per year. Information:
Valerie Immel, (949) 494-6336 or Nancy Benedetti, (949) 499-1710.
SchoolPower is looking for hard-working, motivated people who want to
be part of our board of trustees. The board’s mission is to help give the
students of Laguna Beach an exciting and unique public education.
Information: (949) 494-6811.