Roland E. Wyatt, an engineer for Bonneville Scientific, provides 20-50 hours a week to help the American Lung Association of Utah reach people suffering from asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
He has asthma. And in the course of his four years as a volunteer with the agency, he has participated in Camp Superkids, a weeklong summer course for children 9-14 to receive self-care management training to help them control their asthma. He has also been a program instructor for the marijuana education program for elementary school children. He's been an aid station manager for the association's bike trek fund-raiser.Katharin Gay Saunder and Nanette Sorenson, American Lung Association of Utah said of Wyatt: "He instituted mountaineering, star parties, hiking, camping programs and various other outdoor activities. Roland manages to control the severest form of asthma while serving as a well-respected and admired role model to children who must learn to cope with the effects of asthma. He is an admirable volunteer worker and leader."
Flu season is upon us. Low-cost flu shots are available for senior citizens at various valley locations. To find the nearest site, call the Information and Referral Center, 487-4716.
If you'd like to inquire about, or volunteer for, any of the following requests, call the Voluntary Action Center of the Community Services Council, 212 W. 13th South, 486-2136.
Work at information desk in hospital. Training provided.
Help in nursing area 8:30-12:30.
Organize or deliver food boxes.
Provide follow-up calls regarding food drives.
Help with Halloween activities at children's museum.
Provide foster care for young Vietnamese refugees.
Be companion to elderly blind man third Thursday of each month from noon to 3 p.m.
Drive cancer patients to radiation treatment. On-call basis one to four times a month.
Help at an information fair.
Work with youths in after-school activities.
Sell tickets, food and beverages at fund-raiser Nov. 16.
Help senior citizens who can't care for themselves.
Perform basic office tasks. Four hours a week.
Tutor elementary-age children. Training. Needed during school hours.
Help out at city library.
Assist in Head Start classrooms.
Work in crisis nursery.
Sort clothing for homeless and needy people. Flexible hours.
Do basic office duties.
Play piano or organ at care center. Once a week, 12:30-3 p.m.
Answer phones, help with fund raising for drug-free youth organization.
Help compile clippings, certificates and other memorabilia for New Hope Center's scrapbook.
Help American Cancer Society with basic office duties. Flexible hours, training.
Coordinate volunteer help. Schedule training sessions and volunteers.
Be a "special reader" in high school English department.
Help parents who call about child care. Training, one to three hours a week.
Match special-needs children with new parents. Training. Volunteers needed Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday.
Work in Birthright office. Training, flexible schedule.
Donate sewing machine, kitchen chairs and desk.
Provide twin strollers.
Give riding toys to shelter care program.
Give a portable radio/cassette player to YWCA.
Provide cribs and car seats to teen home.
Donate light-colored yarn, material and batting for quilts.
Give new towels, blankets and socks to YWCA.
Provide beds, kitchen tables, pots, pans and dishes for refugee families.
Provide living room and office furniture.
Give sheets, furniture, pots and pans, etc., to family leaving homeless shelter.
Family of six need beds, crib or bassinet, couch, chairs, table, dressers, curtains, etc.
Donate bassinet or crib, diaper bag and small diapers to new mother.
Provide winter clothing for three boys 8, 4 and 2. The boys are small for their ages.
Give a kitchen table, double and twin bed to family leaving homeless shelter.
Donate crock pot to disabled couple.
Provide turkey roll and/or chickens for food boxes for the elderly and handicapped for Thanksgiving.
Give an overhead projector for presentations.