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Support groups provide an affordable therapeutic means by which people can share with others going through similar problems. A directory of Salt Lake area support groups is now available through the Information and Referral Center at 487-4716.

If you'd like to inquire about, or volunteer for, any of the following requests, call the Volunteer Center of the Community Services Council, 212 W. 13th South, 486-2136.Volunteer to help out at hospital. Various areas, four-hour shifts.

Help with plant care, yard work and general maintenance. Flexible times.

Till community garden plots. Volunteer needs to have tiller.

Assist recreational therapist Monday afternoons on outings.

Take calls about lost, sick or injured animals. Calls forwarded to your home. Once a week.

Sort food for food bank. Three-hour shift once a week, daytime.

Give non-profit agency basic tax assistance. Flexible times.

Take school groups on a tour of County Complex building. Training, flexible times.

Do basic office work. About 10 hours a week. Flexible schedule.

Teach dance to small group of children, 6-12, one hour a week. Kearns area.

Work in 4-H clubs for high-risk youths.

Assist multiple sclerosis patient with social interaction, range-of-motion exercises. Bountiful area. Training. One hour a day, two or three times a week.

Organize music festival to benefit Camp Kostopulos, July 25. Volunteers also needed to help at festival.

Artist needed to work with two residents at care center.

Help two pregnant women who are confined to bed; 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. one to five days a week.

Help with swimming activities of head-trauma patients; 2-4 p.m. various days.

Provide shelter home for abused, neglected teenagers. Small maintenance fee. There must be an adult home all day.

Assist with special projects -and/-or data entry. Typing. Flexible times.

Answer phones and greet the public.

Help out at care center.

Help with current-events class or singalongs at care center; 9:30-11:30 one to five times a week.

Visit senior citizens in their homes at least once a week. Training.

Assist hospital patients, provide escorts and other duties. Daytime, four hours a week.

Sponsor newly arriving refugee families. Meet at the airport, help set up an apartment, etc. No financial commitment.

Transport refugees to appointments.

Transport patient to Park City. Flexible times.

Help with child hunger survey. Door to door.

Work in gift shop or information desk of hospital. Evening and weekend shifts.

Volunteers over 50 needed to help children in classrooms.

Do data entry for police department. Flexible times

Give police station tours to Scouts and help with fingerprint merit badge.

Interview applicants for Red Cross Utility Assistance program.

Donate furniture to shelter.

Yarn of any size, color or type is needed.

Give sewing machine.

Provide artificial or silk flowers to detention center. Also candy.

Provide trailer that can be pulled with a hitch.

Contribute Easter candy for youths at Detention Center.

Give bunk bets for Tibetan refugee families.

Provide a refrigerator for shelter-care program.

Donate a crib for young mother and her three children.

Give baby items for homeless Children's Foundation.

Contribute a postage meter, any type, in good working condition.

Donate a fax machine.

Give a wheelchair, in good working condition. Five are needed.

Provide a piano.

Refugees need bedding supplies.

Provide single-bed size quilts.