A visit to an emergency food pantry can be an uncomfortable experience, but Ann Lamborg, a volunteer at Crossroads Urban Center, goes out of her way to put clients at ease.

Lamborg has given more than 12 hours a week to the center for the past three years, performing various tasks, said Chuck Whyte, who works at the center.She helped develop new forms to make time spent at the center productive and non-degrading. She keeps track of statistics, which are invaluable to the group when center officials apply for grants or share information about poverty, hunger and homelessness in the Wasatch Front area.

"Her No. 1 goal is to make sure the client gets help," Whyte said, "and she does a little of everything: statistics, intake and referral, preparing packages for clients and working the holiday food program. She's always cheerful and she's always willing to help out in an emergency."

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.

Deliver library books to homebound.

Help screen for glaucoma.

Donate queen-size bed.

Provide an over-the-bed table to elderly patient.

Give furniture, kitchenware.

Teach self-esteem, parent skills or craft classes for young parents.

Help with arts and crafts.

Do light office work at care center.

Make minor repairs and wash walls at care center.

Do manicures and hairstyles for elderly residents.

Walk with residents at convalescent center.

Help elderly woman plant garden.

Assist with reading and grading work books at elementary school.

Make sandwiches for homeless.

Set up and take down arts festival.

Share your computer knowledge.

Give cribs, playpens, furniture.

Provide queen-size bed and bedding.

Give storage shed.

Provide baseball gloves.

Give large clothing, shoes and belts to care center.

Provide a kitchen table and chairs.

Donate baby clothing, maternity clothing, used furniture and baby furniture.

Give items for rummage sale.

Provide bingo prizes.

Teach English to refugees.

Keep score for Little League.

Deliver children's books and possibly read to those in shelter.

Push wheelchairs so disabled can go shopping.

Answer questions about animals and related things.

Perform light office duties.

Operate switchboard, answer phones and meet and greet people.

Work a four-hour secretary shift once a week.

Sponsor newly arrived Armenian family.

Work in Department of Corrections office. Training provided.

Work in hospital.

Help out in city offices.

Move a department into newly renovated city hall.

Assist in booths and with crowd control at Living Traditions Festival..

Work information desk.

Repair donated clothing.

Dispensedonated clothing.

Lay carpet.

Backhoe operator needed.

Help at Hogle Zoo.

Donate children's books.

Give tables, desks and lamps

Provide double bed, sheets, pillow cases for young woman.

Donate furniture, kitchen utensils to homeless families.

Provide single beds.

Donate a bed, dinette set and dresser for single-parent mother.

Provide dressers or shelving for clothing.

Give double bed to young mother.

Provide yard tools.

Give Ensure or Osmolite to supplement elderly woman's diet.

Drive a disabled person to doctors appointments in Davis County.

Teach basic reading skills.

Sponsor Armenian woman.

Typing, light office work.

Give friendship to Polish and Russian families.

Organize library for health department.

Donate computer skills.

Be a receptionist.

Repair key on electric organ.

Donate a crib.

Two families need four dressers, two table lamps and two end tables.

Provide large women's clothing, maternity clothes, sheets, bedding crib sheets, towels, blankets, mattress pads, etc.

Give vacuum, four dressers and living room furniture

Give bassinette, baby items.

Provide twin or full bed and kitchen table and chairs for young family.

Donate metal shelves to a food pantry. Also office desk and chair.

Give baby equipment and furniture.

Provide desk and chair.

Donate furniture, dishes, pots and pans to family.

Provide free-standing shelves to refugee center.

Donate maternity clothing, size 10-12.

Volunteer Connection matches volunteersin Davis County. For information call 295-6677 or 295-6998.