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VOLUNTEER MAKES DIFFERENCE IN ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION

Vern Fridley Jr. has positioned the Utah Society for Environmental Education as a clearinghouse for environmental education statewide. He has give his time, money and expertise to do it.

As a volunteer for the society, Fridley started a resource library with more than 1,500 materials available to the public at no charge. He has planned and conducted high school natural resources camps. And he consults on curriculum integration projects with the State Office of Education's Department of Environmental Quality, Take Pride in Utah, Earth Day and the Red Butte Garden.Friday is one of the thousands of Utahns making a difference to others through volunteer activity.

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Teach playground games and skills at elementary school. Weekdays, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Be an English tutor for Vietnamese family and help them learn about bus service.

Help Salvation Army organize its Christmas programs. Interviewers, computer entry, appointment takers. Training in September.

Work kids carnival. Four-hour shift. Aug. 19.

Teach horseback riding.

Be a par-3 hole checker for charity golf tournament. Aug. 15-17, four-hour shifts, volunteer party and lunch provided.

Set up, clean up, run games, paint faces at carnival Aug. 18. Must be 18 or older. Four-hour shift.

Educate military and public about disaster preparedness. Training.

Do office work, data entry.

Teach volunteers for American Red Cross. Training.

Work in hospital waiting room, patient registration. Daytime shift.

Provide customer service in various hospital department.

Screen for glaucoma at Utah State Fair.

Cut hair for youths in detention.

Help people with disabilities.

Assist refugees in adapting to American life. Orientation, flexible hours.

Help with citizenship paperwork.

Join speakers bureau to educate Hispanics and Tongans about citizenship.

Lead tours in museum. Training, flexible schedule.

Do data entry to convert booklets to electronic text.

Be a companion, friend to homeless children.

Help elderly woman get to store and run errands.

Visit and help elderly people.

Help with exercise program at senior center.

Work at HIV clinic. Four hours a week, training. Two-year commitment.

Do phone survey and enter data.

Entertain: musicians, actors, singer and poets needed for an hour or so.

Organize and catalog library resources.

Be a data base coordinator.

Solicit tickets to community events and write thank-you letters.

Help student with palsy take notes for college.

Tutor, parenting and life skills teacher needed.

Help manage and maintain archives. Computer and telephone skills needed.

Top trees for the elderly.

Call past members and donors for phone-a-thon. Training; Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 5-9 p.m.

Paint home for disabled woman.

Drive Logan woman to visit husband in University Hospital and return to Logan.

Literacy education at prison pre-release center. Also life skills and parenting. Training and background check.

Play with 9-month-old boy with hydrocephalus.

Be a friend to 3-year-old with epilepsy.

Label and mail newsletters.

Assist disabled by cleaning their apartments throughout the community.

Help with or run in 5K race for Youth Services.

Adults volunteers for Healthy Habits Project four hours a week for three weeks 95-96.

Be a friendly visitor for a disabled veteran in Sandy area

Translator with Spanish speaking skills needed for refugee citizen and naturalization workshops. Training provided.

Visitor and driver for shut-in woman.

Downtown Share Fair volunteers for set-up and clean-up each Saturday through October at the Fair in Pioneer Park.

Be a mentor or train mentors to work with at-risk youths. Training.

Work at aviary.

Provide recreational activities for people with Alzheimer's.

Host Russian youths from Moscow, who will be here for six to 12 months.

Help with bingo, other activities at medical center.

Cut up meat and vegetables for clients with Alzheimer's. Monday, Wednesday and Friday for 60 to 90 minutes.

Do home repair, remodeling for disabled man.

Lead health club for fifth and sixth graders.

Greet the public, answer phones in county office. Monday through Friday.

Repair auto for disabled man.

Assist with cave protection and education.

Run visitor center at Timpanogos Cave. Maintenance work, inside and out, also needed.

Help elderly man with paperwork regarding move to city housing.

Do yard work.

Design and tend garden.

Volunteer in national park.

Be an investigator for staff attorney at Utah Legal Services. Training. Computer knowledge. Travel to court to file documents.

Take minutes at food bank meeting.