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Helping hand

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. For more information, go to www.informationandreferral.org.

Adopt-A-Native Elder Program — Volunteers needed to work in the warehouse in Salt Lake City Tuesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to noon. Retired teachers and people interested in Navajo culture are needed to work on Navajo curriculum project. A variety of volunteer projects are available, including driving to the reservation on spring food runs to help Navajo elders.

English Skills Learning Center — Help someone learn English by volunteering with English Skills Learning Center. You don't need to be a teacher or speak a foreign language because training is provided. Training starts May 8.

Salt Lake City Marathon — The Salt Lake City Marathon needs volunteers to fill a variety of roles for the race, scheduled for April 21. The event benefits Huntsman Cancer Foundation. Volunteers may register online at ww.saltlakecitymarathon.com or call for more information.

Family Promise — Volunteer van driver needed to transport homeless families in a nine-passenger van to and from churches. Commitment is one week a month, three hours a day. Must be available 6:30-8 a.m. and 4-5 p.m. and have a valid driver's license.

Juvenile Justice Service — Volunteers needed to help facilitate gardens for incarcerated youths. Have fun interacting with youths while teaching them a valuable skill. Hours are flexible. Orientation and background check required.

Project Linus — Volunteers are needed to make and deliver blankets to children in critical care and traumatic situations. The blankets must be new, washable and handmade, quilts, fleece or crocheted.

Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation — Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure needs volunteers to help put on its 11th annual race on May 12. People are needed early that morning to set up tables and chairs or hang banners. More volunteers are needed to preregister race participants from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 10, and Friday, May 11 at the Union Pacific Depot in The Gateway.

Utah Food Bank Services — Spring Spruce-Up kicks off May 5 and continues throughout the month. Volunteers needed to help seniors or people with disabilities with lawn cleanup.

Alternatives Program — Volunteers needed to help elderly and disabled people in Salt Lake County to remain in their homes as independently as possible. Volunteers are needed to provide practical help and companionship throughout the valley. Volunteers will be matched with someone in the program who wants to have a volunteer visit them, with volunteer activities to be determined on a person-by-person basis. No hourly requirements.

Ronald McDonald House — Volunteers needed to help at the gala fund-raiser for Ronald McDonald House. Volunteers must be at least 18 and be able to help the entire evening.