* 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.
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.
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.
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)
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.