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Did you know that there are a variety of after-school and latchkey programs around the Salt Lake Valley? Your child can be involved in any number of stimulating activities instead of going home to an empty house. Call the Information and Referral Center at 487-4716.

For information about listings in the Helping Hand column, call 486-2136.Teach basic math and reading to elementary-school-age children. One on one. Two hours a week.

Staff events, work on projects for Environmental Education Association. Three or four hours a week.

Translate between non-English-speaking parents and elementary-school teachers. Japanese, Korean and Mandarin Chinese translation needed.

Help establish support center for young disadvantaged people coming out of the Job Corps. One evening a week. Training.

Do basic office/clerical work. Flexible times.

Provide respite for families of medically fragile youths. CPR, some medical background needed.

Be a host family for international youth.

Be intake worker for Utah Legal Services.

Help with fund-raising golf activity.

Do minor home repairs for senior citizens and people with disabilities. Flexible times.

Have a truck? Pick up appliances donated for senior citizens and people with disabilities.

Help ethnic arts council with Worldfest Saturday.

Read to and visit with woman with severe arthritis. Once a week. Flexible schedule.

Interview clients, conduct research, prepare documents and more as part of homeless outreach. Training. Three to six hours a week.

Individuals widowed at least two years to assist other newly widowed persons. Training.

Conduct interviews, gather information in preparation for litigation for housing unit clients. Training. Ten hours per week.

Help repair a building that will house services for people with AIDS. Flexible schedule.

Translate for hospital patients. Help is needed with Cambodian, Chinese, Laotian, Navajo, Spanish, Tongan, Vietnamese and American Sign Language.

Help work in diagnostic center and emergency room of Pioneer Valley Hospital. Training. All shifts available, three to four hours a week.

Assist clients with paperwork regarding Social Security and Welfare problems. Training. Ten hours a week.

Make Christmas stockings for youth living in Salt Lake Detention Center.

Walk with women two to three times a week. Flexible times.

Mentor young men seeking long-term employment. Work done primarily over telephone, two to four hours a week.

Sort clothing for women's project. Friday afternoons, starting in September.

Do glaucoma screening at State Fair. Training. Various shifts.

Tutor reading and English as a Second Language. Training, flexible times.

Play piano for group rehab.

Tune piano at hospital.

Teach adults to read in Davis County. Training.

Help with speakers bureau for American Cancer Society.

Help with stray and homeless animals at shelter. Three-hour morning shifts. Weekdays.

Greet and direct visitors at animal shelter.

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.

Watch TV and newspaper for stories about food bank.

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

Drive cancer patients to doctor appointments.

Rehab, clean and paint YMCA's Camp Roger. Saturdays.

Give filing cabinets of any size.

Contribute a television in good condition to group home.

Provide a vacuum cleaner.

Donate bed rails.

Donate school clothing and supplies to the children of mentally ill adults.

Provide assistive devices, including wheelchairs, walkers, crutches.

Donate a magazine rack.

Provide refrigerators and electric stoves for senior citizens.

Donate toys for day-care center for children of low-income families.

Give mats for children at day care to sleep on.

Contribute big, bright pillows for children's quiet area.