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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 museum.org.
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: