* GETTING INVOLVED runs periodically in the...

* GETTING INVOLVED runs periodically in the Daily Pilot on a rotating

basis. For information about adding your organization to this list,

call (949) 574-4298.

LUV-A-PET CENTER

Volunteers who love to work with cats and kittens are needed at

the Luv-a-Pet Center at PetsMart in Costa Mesa. (949) 451-3272.

MENTOR PROGRAM

YMCA Community Services needs mentors to make a lasting effect on

a young person's life. Students 10 to 18 years old are matched with

mentors to improve their school performance and self-esteem while

developing positive peer and adult relationships. Information: (714)

549-9622, Ext. 35.

MOBILE MEALS

Volunteer drivers are needed to help deliver nutritious meals to

homebound, frail or elderly clients incapable of shopping and cooking

for themselves. Information: (949) 645-8050.

MOZART CLASSICAL ORCHESTRA

Orange County's only nonprofit resident chamber orchestra needs

volunteers for ticketing, ushering, phones, mailing and help with

receptions. Nominees are also being sought for the board of

directors. Information: (949) 830-2950.

NEWPORT BEACH 1/1 ADOPT A MARINE BATTALION FUND

The 1/1 Adopt A Marine Battalion Fund was created to accept

donations and to provide financial support for ongoing programs and

events planned to show appreciation to the 1st Battalion 1st Marines,

based at Camp Pendleton. Information: (949) 644-3124.

NEWPORT BAY NATURALIST

The Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve is looking for volunteers to

assist with naturalist-led tours and programs, special events and

habitat restoration projects. The interpretive center is at 2301

University Drive, Newport Beach. Information: (949) 923-2296.

NEWPORT BEACH CONFERENCE AND VISITORS BUREAU

The bureau is dedicated to the promotion of the city to potential

visitors. Volunteers with extensive knowledge of Newport Beach are

needed. Information: (949) 719-6100.

NEWPORT BEACH LIBRARY LITERACY PROGRAM

The program seeks volunteers to tutor adults who want to improve

their reading and writing skills. Volunteers will be certified during

training workshops in the Friends Meeting Room at the Central

Library, 1000 Avocado Ave. Newport Beach. Information: (949)

717-3874.

YMCA

The YMCA's Building Life Options Mentor Program is looking for

volunteers to mentor and tutor teens in Costa Mesa. Information:

(714) 838-0181, Ext. 110.

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