Did you know that women spend an average of 17 years caring for their own children and 18 years caring for aging parents? Being the care provider for an aging relative can be stressful. There are support groups that can help. For more information, 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 Volunteer Center of the Community Services Council, 212 W. 1300 South, 486-2136:Help children catch fish. March 20-24.

Teach quilting at care center. Once a week.

Help with arts and crafts.

Work with mentally retarded adults on recreational therapy.

Serve on Urban Forestry Board for Parks and Recreation Department. Five hours a month.

Volunteer plumbers, handymen, electricians, painters, etc., needed to help with minor repairs for handicapped individuals or senior citizens (all low-income) in Salt Lake County. Volunteer will be on-call and times are very flexible.

Work one-on-one in hospice program. Training provided.

Make phone calls for American Cancer Society.

Help small children cross the street before and after school.

Answer telephone adoption questions. Flexible times, training.

Work in a crisis nursery for children 12 and under. Flexible schedule.

Driving for VA Hospital patients. Two-hour shifts.

Escort hospital patients around the facility. Daytime, one to three times a week.

Help with a rape crisis telephone line. Training, flexible times.

Tutor elementary-age children with basic subjects.

Over 50? Work with chronically ill or disabled children under 12. Four to five hours a week, training. Some transportation reimbursement.

Help with scheduled weekly activities, entertainment and bingo at care center.

Help file records at Department of Transportation.

Read to blind adults. Flexible times.

Conduct glaucoma and lazy-eye screenings.

Be managing director of small, non-profit professional theater.

Grandparents are needed to help in group homes with activities, school programs and to work one-on-one with troubled teenage boys. Flexible times.

Teach English as a second language to children. Training. Flexible hours.

Visually handicapped senior citizens are needed to help others with daily tasks. Twenty hours a week. Must be over 60. Small stipend provided.

Tutor school-age children.

Perform clerical duties. Flexible times.

Provide books, especially large print.

Donate beds.

Donate record player.

Provide infant clothing, bassinet and crib.

Give bath towels and twin sheets to teen home.

Provide small kitchen items, household items for teen home.

Donate infant clothing.

Give furniture.

Provide window curtains and shower curtains.

Give household items and furniture to families leaving homeless shelter.

Apple IIe or IIc computer needed for adoption program.

Provide a double bed.

Donate washer and dryer in good working condition.

Baby crib, supplies and clothing needed.

Stroller needed for young mother.

Donate sewing machine and furniture for low-income refugee families.

Provide furniture for families leaving homeless shelter.

Give yarn for therapy project for terminally ill patients.

Provide puzzles for senior citizens center. (Center would trade already put-together puzzles.)

Donate furniture of all types.

Mother and four children need clothing: two boys, size 4; one boy, size 12 slim; one girl, size 14 regular.

Provide vacuum and sweeper.