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.Office help is needed 3-4 hours per week. Volunteers will answer the telephone and do basic office duties. Days and times are flexible.

Typing and record keeping skills are needed by volunteers for a children's adoption program. Volunteers will also the answer telephones. Training will be provided. A minimum of four hours per week is required.

General office work is being sought for one-half day per week. WordPerfect skills are desired.

Creative volunteers are needed by Highland Cove once a month to help make and decorate activity calendars.

Be a tour guide for Historic Renovated Home Tours, May 18-19. The volunteers are needed for three one-half hour shifts. Free tickets will be provided to volunteers.

Help teach retarded adults basic living skills one to two days per week. Days and times are flexible.

Be a senior companion to visually handicapped senior citizens. Help them accomplish daily tasks - light housework, transportation, doctor appointments, etc. The volunteers must be age 60 or older and be available 20 hours per week. A small stipend is provided.

Cleanup volunteers needed April 27 for a project on 4500 South in West Valley City.

Provide office help 2-3 hours a week by answering telephones, providing information, filing and other basic office skills.

Escort patients to different locations within the VA Hospital 1-3 times per week during the day.

Be a docent for the Children's Museum of Utah to explain the museum exhibits, 4-8 hours a week. Flexible days and times.

Sponsor a dog or cat in an emergency situation. Provide temporary shelter until homes can be found.

Deliver food boxes to senior citizens once a month.

Help clean up senior citizens' yards.

Help with bingo activities.

Work with arts and crafts activities.

Visit care center residents. Flexible times.

Spanish-speaking volunteer needed to be "on call" for West Jordan Police Department.

Take blind adults to grocery store once a week.

Play the piano for a sing-along.

Be a librarian at Cottonwood Hospital Library four to six hours a week. Flexible.

Help with the Living Traditional Arts Festival May 17-19.

Do office tasks.

Provide temporary homes to teens with family problems. Training provided.

Help with a city scrapbook. Flexible times.

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

Teach weight-lifting class.

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.

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

Work on the information desk at Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Take calls about pets that are lost, found, sick or injured. Training. Work at home, one day a week.

Provide window curtains and shower curtains.

Give household items and furniture to families leaving homeless shelter.

Give yarn for therapy project for terminally ill patients.

Donate furniture of all types.

Provide art supplies to detention center.

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

Provide candy for youths at detention center.

Provide twin-size blankets or quilts to Detention Center.

Give shelving to teen home.

Give a Macintosh computer and printer to Utah AIDS Foundation.

Apple IIe or IIc computer printer needed for adoption program.

Provide a dresser, crib of bassinet to low-income, expectant mother.

Extra-large clothing needed for men. Medium sizes also needed.

Provide bath/shower chair for frail, elderly man.

Donate stationary bike to 83-year-old woman who would like to get some exercise.

Clothing needed for boys or girls (sizes 3-7), new or used.

Give electric stove to the handicapped.