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. Support groups 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 with a city scrapbook. Flexible times.

Be a volunteer receptionist. Two to four times a week, flexible times.

Teach weight-lifting class.

Train to volunteer with Make-A-Wish Foundation. March 28, 7 p.m. Special projects, wish granting, etc.

Befriend young mothers. Five to 10 hours a month.

Provide clerical assistance to historical society.

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

Volunteers 19 and older needed to help with after-school programs for elementary students. Once a week, 3-6 p.m.

Help with basic office and computer work.

Write letters for a woman who has arthritis.

Work with plants and flowers in West Valley City park. Training.

Visually handicapped senior companions needed to work with visually handicapped individuals. Training, small stipend. Volunteer will be needed 20 hours a week. Must be older than 60.

Work on the information desk at Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Pick up bread donations for the food bank.

Coordinator needed eight hours a week at the Humane Society.

Do follow-up calls to people who have adopted a pet. Need own transportation.

Help children catch fish. Through March 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. Evenings.

Help small children cross the street before and after school.

Answer telephone adoption questions. Flexible times, training.

Do office work in adoption program. Four or more hours a week.

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

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

Provide window curtains and shower curtains.

Give household items and furniture to families leaving homeless shelter.

Donate washer and dryer in good working condition.

Baby crib, supplies and clothing needed.

Stroller needed for young mother.

Contribute or lend a typewriter to young mother attending college to become self-sufficient.

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.

Provide art supplies to detention center.