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* GETTING INVOLVED runs periodically in...

* GETTING INVOLVED runs periodically in the Coastline Pilot. If

you’d like information about getting your organization listed, call

(949) 494-4321.

American Assn. of


University Women is again looking for volunteers to work with

children at El Morro School. Anyone who enjoys reading with children

or helping with homework is welcome and needed. The Help a Child

Program is during school hours, and the volunteer would work in the


school room with the teacher, often in small groups. The Learning

Club is after school on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons and is

usually with one student who needs help. Both programs are rewarding

for the children and the volunteers. Information: Peggie Thomas at

(949) 499-1817 or Pat Jamieson at (949) 497-2792

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 mentors to talk to children

living in this transitional shelter to improve their self-esteem,

President Howard Levin said. Mentors work for one hour a week at the

shelter. They must 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: Barbara 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.

The Friendship Shelter provides temporary housing and meals for

homeless adults. The shelter needs “guest chefs” to fix dinner and

enjoy the meal with the 29 residents. Food can be prepared ahead of

time and brought to the shelter or be prepared in the kitchen.

Information: Brian McWeeney, (949) 494-6928.

Laguna Beach Chamber of Commerce welcomes volunteers to help with

administrative tasks and organize events and fund-raisers.

Information: 494-1018, ext. 1.

The Laguna Club for Kids provides structured activities ad care

for children ages 5 to 12 in a home-like setting. Volunteers will

help staff manage organized games, arts and crafts and computer lab.

Information: Shelley Cox Jones, (949) 494-7630.

The Laguna Community

Band welcomes new musicians to join the 30-member band. The band

plays show tunes, swing, march, folk and classical pieces.

Information: Bill Nicholls, music director at (949) 362-3228 or

Dennis White, president at (949) 494-2216.

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 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


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. e-mail: trogers@lagunaart

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, President

Martha Lydick said. The library is 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, President Martha Lydick said. 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.