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Touch the lives of non-literate individuals in the community. Project Read, a Utah County adult literacy program needs volunteer tutors to serve about three hours a week tutoring adults one-on-one in basic reading and writing skills.

Project Read hosts tutor training classes every two or three months. The next training session will be Saturday Sept. 29 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Eldred Senior Center, 270 W. 500 North, Provo. Monthly workshops help tutors better their tutoring skills in specific areas.

Other volunteer opportunities in Utah County include:

Serve with your co-workers. Employers are invited to give their employees the opportunity to be involved in United Way's annual Day of Caring, Sept. 14 from 8 a.m. to noon. Volunteers will be at several pre-assigned service projects throughout Utah County, which include basic repairs and maintenance.

Mentor youth. Community Action's One to One program needs volunteers to give support to youth by listening to them, raising awareness of new possibilities in life, preparing them for college and encouraging their creative interests. Those interested should attend a one-hour training session on the first and third Wednesday of the month.

Build confidence in a child. The Children's Justice Center needs volunteers to serve as child advocates and to make an impact in the lives of child victims of sexual and physical abuse. Thirty hours of required training are provided. The next training session will be held Sept. 15-27. A six-month minimum commitment is requested.

For more information about these and other volunteer opportunities contact the United Way Volunteer Center weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 374-8108 or search the volunteer opportunities database on the United Way of Utah County Web site at www.unitedwayuc. org.