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Countless opportunities to volunteer

There are countless opportunities to volunteer in the community. No special skills are necessary other than a desire to help others. For information about listings in the Helping Hand column, call Volunteer Services at 978-2452.

Read stories or be a mentor for homeless children.Teach English to new immigrants.

Pull weeds at a group home.

Shelter children who have been abused.

Be an election judge Nov. 4.

Answer the phone during the Arthritis Foundation phone-a-thon.

Coach drama or tell stories to senior citizens.

Be a camp counselor for kids with disabilities.

Make art for the Salt Lake City Library.

Buddy up with needy children for breakfast.

Hem clothing for disabled adult going back to work.

Befriend young adult parolees.

Present science demonstrations at Hansen Planetarium.

Give tours at the Utah Museum of Natural History.

Teach cooking classes to youths in detention.

Read to youth in the evening.

Help coordinate health and safety classes.

Befriend a teenage mother.

Provide followup calls about immunization.

Teach English to adults.

Visit homebound people in need of utility assistance.

Make telephone calls for non-profit organizations.

Paint hopscotch games on sidewalks of housing units.

Answer calls at the Rape Recovery Center.

Knit afghans or squares for disaster victims.

Teach aerobics to youths.

Make Christmas stockings for youths in detention center.

Teach arts and crafts to youths.

Assist terminally ill people with reading, companionship and errands.

Repair lawn mowers and other small engines for senior citizens.

Cut hair at youth detention facility.

Lead a 4H group for youths in detention.

Be a reserve sheriff's deputy.

Teach tai chi or line dancing to senior citizens.

Build homes for low-income families.

Catalog classical records for KBYU radio.

Volunteer at LDS Hospital or St. Mark's Hospital.

Distribute food to needy people.

Teach exercise classes on stretching and bending.

Plant trees.

Give office help, answer phones and greet guests in a general office


Make craft projects.

Work on a knitting machine and help youths create craft items.

Tutor adults with English as a Second Language.

Teach rock-climbing lessons.

Advocate with at-risk parents in a home-based program.

Give pregnancy prevention classes to teenagers.

Baby-sit children ages infant to 6 years while parents attend classes.

Tutor children in public housing.

Shelter abused and neglected children for 24 hours.