* 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 (714) 966-4600.

OASIS SENIOR CENTER

Meals on Wheels volunteers are needed to distribute prepared

dishes to homebound seniors in the Newport Beach area. The delivery

time is between 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. daily. The center also needs

volunteer nurses for its semi-monthly blood pressure screenings. The

center offers this service between 9 and 11 a.m. the first and third

Tuesdays of the month. Volunteers should commit two hours once a

month or volunteer on a substitute basis. The center is at 800

Marguerite Ave., Corona del Mar. Information: (949) 644-3244.

OPERA PACIFIC

The Opera Pacific Guild Alliance, a support group for Opera

Pacific, has activities for volunteers. Information: (714) 546-6000.

OPERATION CLEAN SLATE

Operation Clean Slate, a Costa Mesa-based organization for

graffiti prevention, needs volunteers to paint over graffiti and

other duties. Information: Michael Howard, (714) 435-0745.

OCC NAUTICAL LIBRARY

Orange Coast College's School of Sailing and Seamanship needs book

donations for its Nautical Library. Thousands of volumes of

boating-related titles are needed. The School of Sailing and

Seamanship is at 1801 W. Coast Highway, Newport Beach. Information:

(949) 645-9412.

ORANGE COUNTY ANIMAL RESCUE COALITION

The nonprofit Orange County Animal Rescue Coalition needs

volunteers to help maintain cats' and kittens' cages at Petsmart's

Luv-a-Pet center at 17th Street and Superior Avenue, Costa Mesa.

Volunteers for all shifts are needed. Information: (949) 451-3272.

ORANGE COAST INTERFAITH SHELTER

The largest family shelter in the county needs volunteers for its

children's programs. It especially desires tutors and those who can

take part in activities after 6 p.m. Tutors will work with groups of

children or individually, helping children in their academic problem

areas. Volunteers will also act as a big brother or big sister during

the summer. Information: Jaime Mayo, (949) 631-7213.

ORANGE COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY

A volunteer group serving the communities of Costa Mesa, Newport

Beach and Huntington Beach needs animal-loving volunteers for

two-hour shifts on weekdays to walk dogs and help socialize them to

help them get adopted. Before purchasing a pet, please visit the

shelter at 2163 Newland, Huntington Beach between Pacific Coast

Highway and Atlanta. Information: (714) 540-2288.

ORANGE COUNTY CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION CENTER

The center needs volunteers to work with high-risk families and

children, providing weekly emotional support to families, infants and

first-time mothers in their homes. The center is asking for a

three-hour weekly commitment. Information: (714) 543-4333.

ORANGE COUNTY COASTKEEPER

Newport Beach-based Orange County Coastkeeper is looking for

enthusiastic volunteers to help monitor water quality. Training

sessions for volunteers are available. Information: (949) 723-5424 or

http://www.coastkeeper.org.

ORANGE COUNTY COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL

Volunteers are needed for a variety of functions. Information:

(714) 839-6199.

ORANGE COUNTY HOMELESS TASK FORCE

The task force is recruiting volunteers for the Interfaith Council

Network to work one-on-one with homeless adults in a program on basic

life skills. Information: (949) 263-1774.

ORANGE COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART

Learn more about art and share with your community by becoming a

docent at the Orange County Museum of Art. A volunteer docent guides

adults and school groups through the galleries and teaches about the

museum's collections and exhibitions. Information: (949) 759-1122,

Ext. 204.

ORANGE COUNTY PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

Docents are needed to lead tours of the Center, 600 Town Center

Drive, Costa Mesa. Learn about the history and the development of the

Center and the workings of the back stage areas. Information: (714)

556-ARTS, Ext. 833

ORANGE COUNTY WORKS

Participate in life management and employment training workshops

as a success coach to foster teens 16 to 18 years old. Information:

(949) 509-1451.

ORGANIZATION FOR THE HUMANE CARE OF ANIMALS

Volunteers are needed to care for stray and lost animals in the

Newport Beach, Costa Mesa and Corona del Mar areas. Information:

(949) 722-1357.

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