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There are many opportunities to share your time and talents with others. Listed here are opportunities provided by the 211 Info Bank at 1025 S. 700 West, Salt Lake City. Dial 211 for information about these and other opportunities or you can go to their Web site, www.informationandreferral.org.

Utah G.A.R.D.E.N.S. — Are you between the ages of 12 and 18? Do you want to help feed the hungry? Would you like to learn gardening skills and meet new people your age? Call for details.

National MS Society — We need volunteers to join us at the MS 150 Bike Tour Saturday and Sunday, June 25 and 26. A wide variety of opportunities are available.

Salt Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau — We need volunteers to greet visitors and provide information regarding events, activities and attractions. Hours are weekends 9 a.m.-1 p.m. or 1-5 p.m. Some weekday opportunities are available.

Inmate Literacy Program — Volunteers needed to help inmates learn to read and write, do basic math and prepare for high school. Four hours minimum. Morning, afternoon, and evening shifts available.

Utah AIDS Foundation — One hundred people needed to help carry the Pride flag in the Utah Pride Parade June 12. Bring yourself, family and friends.

Ability Bank — We need volunteer maintenance workers. Duties would include: patching walls, painting, minor plumbing, caulking and minor electric work.

Jewish Family Services — Seniors in your community need your assistance. Volunteer with a senior and help him or her regain some independence. One- to two-hour weekly time commitment.

Senior Activity Center — Teach computer skills, exercise, arts and crafts, dance and other activities to energetic older adults.

Ombudsman Program — Serve vulnerable individuals living in nursing homes and assisted living facilities through visiting and advocacy.

Cross Roads Thrift Store — We need clothing donations for men, women (size 12 and over) and children. We also need towels, bedding and blankets, and kitchen and oven wear.

Brain Injury Group/Caregivers Alliance — One Volunteer needed 3-4 hours a month. Daytime commitment. Position included contacting corporations to sponsor activities/dinners for survivors of brain injury and their caregivers.

Adopt-A-Native Elder — Volunteers needed to help put together invitations for our November Navajo Rug Show and Sale on June 10, 11 and 17.