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Big Brothers/Big Sisters volunteers are dedicated, caring and compassionate people. They realize that they can make a difference in a child's life and will do whatever is needed to make that difference. The Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Utah Inc., ask for a commitment of one year; many volunteers spend two or more years in the program and establish lifelong friendships.

Fifty-two thousand hours were spent by the Big Brothers/Big Sisters mentoring children last year. Volunteers help children from single parent families become happy, productive members of society. It is not unusual for these children to show marked improvement in school performance, self-esteem and willingness to try new activities. Big Brother/Big Sister volunteers make a difference.There are lots of support groups in the valley. For a listing, call the Information and Referral Center at 978-3333.

For information about listings in the Helping Hand column, call 978-2452.

Advocate for abused and neglected children, training provided.

Enter data and address invitations for Adoption Exchange.

Assist elderly with housekeeping.

Help plan fund-raising events for Rocky Mountain adoption agency.

Be an adult supervisor for youth Sept. 8-9 at Camp Williams. Training.

Counsel former students on reliability and self-reliance. Training.

Assist with clerical work and telephoning three days a week. Training.

Help elderly get on and off busses and carry groceries Wednesdays from noon to 3 p.m.

Enter data daytime hours/flex- ible times.

Teach teens to sew and repair clothing.

Help teens learn to crochet two hours a week.

Bake birthday cakes for teens in correctional facility.

Transport HIV positive woman to look for work.

Clear drainage ditch for elderly man.

Volunteer at hospital gift shop.

Help build nature trail; must be able to read blueprints.

Answer phones for Great Walk for Children telethon Monday, Sept. 4, for two hours. Also volunteer and assist with wheelchairs

Be a speaker for monthly library talks.

Volunteer to do carpenter repair work for disabled woman.

Transport children 7:30 to 9 a.m. weekdays.

Wash windows and walls for the elderly.

Manage projects and write articles for Environmental Education.

Assist people in speaking or writing English, training in Sept.

Organize a library program for parents and children with special needs.

Be a driver for blind to visit the doctor. Mileage reimbursed.

Help library refine resources for parents of children with disabilities.

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 bus service, etc.

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

Teach horseback riding.

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 departments.

Screen for glaucoma at Utah State Fair.

Cut hair for youths in detention.

Help people with disabilities.

Assist with staff events and office work for Environmental Education.

Help with citizenship paperwork.

Volunteer to help refugees adapt to American life. Training.

Join speakers bureau to educate Hispanics and Tongans about getting 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 resources in the library.

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 provided; 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. Two or three times a week, if possible.

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

Play with nine-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.

Adult volunteers for Healthy Habits Project, four hours per week for three weeks 95-96.

Be a friendly visitor for a disabled veteran in Sandy area.

Translator with Spanish speaking skills needed for refugees 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.

Volunteer for bird care, rehabilitation and education, must be 18 or older, training available.

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