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There are always people in need in Davis County. Helping hands are welcome. If you would like more information about volunteering, or you have volunteer opportunities, contact the United Way of Davis County Volunteer Center and Information & Referral Center, 497-9111, weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. or call one of the numbers listed below.

Be a volunteer board member for the American Cancer Society of Davis County. Interact with retail outlets on tobacco product control, present programs in the school and the community, plan fund-raising events and serve as a liaison with physicians. If cancer has affected your life, call Donna at 393-8657 or Dan at 546-5251.Volunteer for training with the American Red Cross of Northern Utah. Call 627-0000.

Deliver meals, help in the kitchen or teach china painting for the Autumn Glow Senior Center. Call Shirley at 544-1235.

Be a friend and advocate to assist a 30-year-old mildly retarded, disabled woman through the ARC of Davis County. Call Sherry at 299-9788 for more information.

Help deliver food to the elderly and homebound. Also teach people how to budget money or to find low-income housing. Contact Catholic Community Services, Yvonne at 394-5944.

Read to residents involved with Bountiful Health Care and Rehabilitation. Also, volunteers are needed to assist with activities and outings. Call Shirleen or Penney at 298-2234.

Volunteer to lead the Literacy Volunteers of America I Can Read Program at Centerville Elementary School. Contact Karen at 292-6204 or Carole at 299-2004.

Help the homebound, elderly or the terminally ill through the Community Nursing Service and Hospice of Davis County. Call Sherry at 461-9500.

Assist with crisis calls, provide support for victims of domestic violence and maintain grounds at the Davis Citizens' Coalition Against Violence. For information and training, call Judy at 786-1044 or Susan at 731-9800.

Assist victims of domestic violence. Trustworthy, adult female volunteers are needed. Call Ellen at 451-4300 or 776-3163, ext. 4300.

Be a volunteer truck and forklift operator at the Salvation Army Thrift Store, 325 W. 1300 North, Sunset. To volunteer, call 773-0712.

Work with students in the Davis School District. Call Edrice, 451-1285, after 2 p.m. or contact the school nearest you.

Help Bountiful mother by providing companionship to her 7-year-old intellectually disabled twins. Activities include music, swimming, playing catch, etc. Call May at the Easter Seal Society of Utah, 800-388-1991.

Help children through the grieving process from death or divorce through the Family Summit Foundation. Call Geneil at 394-3318.

Volunteer for the crisis nursery at the Family Connections Center. Ages 18 and older. Call Kay at 773-0712.

Serve as an adult role model for Girl Scouts ages 5-17 in Davis County. Training provided with flexible schedule. Call Paula at 394-3077 or 800-781-0198.

Teach art or deliver Meals on Wheels for Clearfield's Heritage Senior Center. Call Tracy at 773-7065.

Spend time with the terminally ill in their homes. Contact Hospice of IHC. Call Theresa at 399-1400.

Read to adults with limited reading skills. Call Eileen at 521-9050.

Assist with bulk mailing and clerical work in Layton. Call Suzanne between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the LUPUS Foundation of America, 593-0921.

Play and work with children younger than age 6 at Our House, Homeless Children's Foundation. Call Carina at 596-9366.

Be an adult or junior volunteer for the Paracelsus Davis Hospital and Medical Center in Layton. Volunteers receive meals and free training. Adult volunteers should contact Sheila at 544-0752 and youth volunteers should call Gloria, 825-9247.

Donate a new or used wheelchair or a doctor's office-type scale to the Pioneer Adult Rehabilitation Center. Contact Robert at 774-7478.

Provide glaucoma screenings for the Prevent Blindness Utah Society. Call Kari at 524-2020 for information about training.

Assist the Rape Recovery Center by providing support and advocacy to victims of sexual assault and domestic violence victims. Call Peggy at 394-9456.

Volunteer for community service with Rocky Mountain Hospice. Run errands, provide support and read to terminally ill patients. Call Tina Sorrells at 397-4902.

Help with the portable gift shop at Clearfield's Rocky Mountain Care. Take the gift shop cart to elderly residents' room each afternoon. Call Barb or Julie at 773-6553 for more information.

Help the Salvation Army in its store and warehouse. Call Peggy or Marlene at 621-3580.

Assist with evening crafts, entertainment, manicures, birthday cards or provide clerical aid at the South Davis Community Hospital. Call Jenifer at 295-2361.

Be a mentor two hours per week to provide encouragement to an emotionally devastated man who lost his family in a car accident. Call Lance at the Travelers Aid Society Employment program, 359-4142, ext. 531.

Provide library reference services and manage artifacts. People with sewing skills to work on a textile collection are especially needed. Contact Utah Historical Society, Cheryl at 533-3517.

Assist with court paperwork and help in court for the Victims Assistance Program of Davis County. Call Ellen at 451-4301.