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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.