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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 or visit the Web site at www.volunteersinsaltlake.org. For information regarding support groups, call the Information and Referral Center at 978-3333.

America Reads Programs: Tutor children K-6.

American Cancer Society: Participate in Tell-A-Friend program, encouraging women to get a mammogram.

American Red Cross: Schedule donors; work in reception, in warehouse or as clerical assistant; train baby-sitters; or instruct or help in CPR classes.

Art Mentoring Program: Provide art mentoring for inner-city youths.

CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate): Work with abused or neglected children. Must be 21 or older.

Catholic Community Services: Needs a photographer for photo essays. Own camera a must.

Christmas Box House: Receptionist and greeters needed; residential home working with abused and neglected children. Flexible hours.

Faith in Action: Assist isolated seniors in daily living. Volunteers over 18.

Foster Care Citizen Review Board: Review foster care cases and make recommendations to the court. One day a month commitment.

Guadalupe School: Tutor English as a second language Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings.

Highland High School ESL Program: Tutor students in reading skills, Monday through Friday, 2:45-2:10 p.m.

Hispanic American Festival: Need help with face-painting, setting-up, cleaning and staffing booths.

Holy Cross Ministries: Tutor English or provide child care. Volunteers over 16.

Homeless Children's Foundation: Work with children in the classroom 9 a.m. to noon or 3 to 5 p.m. Need classroom supplies, diapers and baby wipes.

Homeless Shelter School: Provide one-on-one tutoring.

House of Hope Women and Children's Residential Facility: Need donations of copy machine, swamp cooler, heavy-duty clothes, washer and dryer, tricycles, bunk beds, meeting room chairs and other items.

Hospice: Assist the terminally ill and their families by providing companionship and helping with miscellaneous needs; training provided.

International Rescue Committee: Teach English to refugees. Many speak German, French or Italian. Flexible schedule.

KTVX Channel 4: Call 4 Action hot line needs assistance to help callers solve problems with businesses, government agencies and other organizations four hours a day, one day a week.

Legal Aid: Help staff attorneys provide low-income legal service.

LifeCare: Retirees experienced in management and organization needed to help direct and facilitate services. Benefits included. Also need fabric and batting for quilts, as well as personal shopping and laundry carts for low-income seniors.

Lincoln Elementary: Listen to children read and edit the stories they write.

Literacy Action Center: Teach literacy skills.

Oulessebougou-Utah Alliance: Help with 5-kilometer race.

Pet Samaritan Fund: Provide foster home for cats and dogs. Help with adoptions and other events as well.

Primary Children's Medical Center: Read at children's library. Bilingual preferred.

Ronald McDonald House: Needs greeters, office and kitchen helpers in three-hour shifts.

RSVP: Seniors 55 and older needed to volunteer in environmental projects, fund raising, crime prevention, food pantry workers and as reading tutors. Also need a photographer.

Salt Lake Conventions and Visitors Bureau: Answer visitors' questions.

Salt Lake County Youth Services: Serve on advisory board.

Salt Lake Interfaith Hospitality Network: Work with the homeless.

Salvation Army : Help make 500 sandwiches for the hungry. Also needs volunteers to help in their thrift stores.

Sandy City: Needs Victim Advocate to assist with crime victims.

Sorenson Multi-Cultural Center: Monitor children and adults in computer lab.

SPLORE: Guide accessible canoe trips for people with disabilities and special needs.

Tapestry Against Polygamy: Do light typing, filing, answering phones. Also needs part-time legal assistant to help an attorney with research, filings, case preparation and management.

Teens For Tots: Be a mentor or advocate for pregnant teens.

Transitional Support Center: Assist young women with their searches for jobs, housing and community networks; provide encouragement and resource referrals.

TriConnections: Fold candy boxes for organization for the disabled.

UCASA (Utah's coalition against sexual assault): Various office duties.

University of Utah: Volunteer urgently needed five days a week through August to transport an individual to and from a treatment program.

UPNet: Assist with report related to elected officials receiving off-year financial contributions.

Utah AIDS Foundation: Help with hot line.

Utah Food Bank: Work on development committee for a "Kid's Cafe."

Utah Foster Care Foundation: Be a foster friend, tutor or mentor parent, or provide relief care for a child with special cultural, religious, educational and medical needs.

Utah Legal Services: Perform initial client interviews.

Village Project: Mentors needed on one-year commitment for delinquent, neglected and abused youth.

Vista Care: Share talents in music, art, crafts, gardening, reading. Also need marketing and office support.

Volunteers of America: Help with agency exhibits at special events.

Wasatch Reads Program: Donate books for children K-6 at Bennion Elementary School.

Wasatch Humane Society: Help with mailings. Community service volunteers welcome.

YWCA Battered Women's Shelter: Assist with landscaping; individuals, businesses and groups welcome.