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Did you know that losing a family pet can be a devastating experience? Pet bereavement groups can help. For more information, call the Information and Referral Center at 487-4716.

For information about listings in the Helping Hand column, call 486-2136.Help with stray and homeless animals at shelter. Three-hour morning shifts. Weekdays.

Make calls at phone-a-thon Sept. 20, 21 and 22. Training.

Teach public safety and child-abuse prevention to young children. Training. Daytime.

Be family friend for people with disabilities. Training provided, flexible times.

Write letters for woman living in care facility. Go for walks, visit.

Be a docent at Hogle Zoo. Training. 100 hours a year.

Be a hospice volunteer in Bountiful area. Training.

Help senior citizens write checks and pay bills. Screening. Two hours a week.

Movie extras needed for scene. Aug. 31 to Sept. 1.

Women who have survived breast cancer to talk to others. Training.

Drive cancer patients to doctor appointments.

Volunteers over 18 needed to help with voter registration at Utah State Fair, Sept. 8-18. Flexible four-hour shifts, free admission.

Help with security and crowd control at aviation show. Aug. 25-27.

Do simple word-processing project. Flexible times, training.

Help with grand opening at Red Butte Gardens, Aug. 20-28. Flexible times.

Distribute food to low-income people. Training provided. Flexible times.

People with trucks or trailers needed to move food to Share the Harvest sites last weekend in August and throughout September.

Teach arts and crafts to youths in detention. Flexible times.

Help with grief support group for children. Training.

Help elderly resident move to senior high rise. Flexible times.

Mentor young women coming out of Salt Lake Job Corps. Training provided.

Tutor refugees in basic reading and speaking. Flexible times. Training provided.

Transport and assist elderly individuals with shopping and meal preparation. Flexible times.

Be a docent at Children's Museum. Training, three to four hours a week.

Help elderly people go grocery shopping, run errands in Murray area. Flexible times.

Do access-to-health-care phone survey. Eight to 16 hours a week.

Supervise and help prepare meals for youth. Morning, noon and evening times available.

Coach and help organize sports tournaments for youth facility. Help teach ping-pong, basketball, volleyball and soccer. Flexible hours.

Translate Spanish at immunization clinics. Flexible hours.

Set up and oversee sports event at youth correction facility.

Be a campground host at Starvation State Park from Aug. 1 to Labor Day.

Do basic office work. Two three-hour shifts a week. Training.

Work with canoe program for people with disabilities. Training.

Provide office help, do bar coding, run errands. Three times a week.

Provide hand can openers.

Provide candy for youths at detention center.

Donate career clothing for women in need.

Give freezer and refrigerator.

Give filing cabinets of any size.

Provide Christmas stockings for detention center.

Donate towels in good condition.

Provide art supplies: construction paper, washable paint, brushes, felt, glue and yarn.

Contribute a television in good condition to group home.

Provide a vacuum cleaner.