People interested in giving several hours each week are needed to become community volunteers by serving in a variety of agencies.
-Volunteers are needed to help handicapped preschoolers in the morning or early afternoon hours. Volunteers work as teachers' aides helping with eye-hand coordination, singing time and various learning activities.-Lindon Elementary School needs volunteers to help third-graders with multiplication flash cards Monday and Thursday from 11 a.m. to noon.
-Volunteers are needed to read textbooks into a tape recorder for blind students. Reading is done at the Brigham Young University Library one hour each visit. No weekly commitment is necessary.
-The Red Cross needs volunteers to make phone calls in the morning hours, checking up on homebound elderly individuals. Calls are made from the Red Cross office.
-Work with teens at the Detention Center. Tutor during school hours or help with social and recreational activities in the evenings.
-Volunteers who enjoy children are needed to tell stories to children during story hour at the Orem Library.
-Sit on a Human Rights Committee representing a handicapped individual. Takes no more than four hours each month.
-Help a group of handicapped adults with activities such as bowling on Saturday mornings or swimming on Wednesday evenings.
-The Gathering Place needs volunteers to help make posters used to teach parents about drug abuse. The lettering can be done in the volunteer's home.
-Volunteers are needed to teach the English language and American life skills to groups of refugees all over Utah County.
For more information about these and other volunteer opportunities, call the United Way Volunteer Center at 374-8108.