There are countless opportunities to volunteer in the community. No special skills are necessary other than a desire to help others. For information about listings in the Helping Hand column, call Volunteer Services at 978-2452.

Help elderly people at a nursing home.Update files, do computer work, answer phones.

Do client intake at homeless shelter.

Be a mentor for boys at Utah Youth Village.

Spend time with children who have been abused.

Teach computer skills to young people.

Tutor kids in math and English.

Read stories or volunteer in a library.

Tend children while their parents attend classes.

Assist cancer patients.

Take crisis calls from domestic violence victims.

Help teachers in Davis School District.

Volunteer at the Rape Recovery Center.

Interview applicants for utility assistance.

Greet volunteers at the Utah Food Bank.

Assist with middle school study period.

Volunteer at the Red Cross.

Be a board member for the American Cancer Society.

Befriend residents of rehabilitation center.

Help pets get adopted.

Do clerical work for housing authority.

Decorate homes and run errands for the homebound.

Drive senior citizens to appointments.

Knit afghans for disaster victims for the Red Cross.

Sing songs for senior shut-ins.

Deliver meals in Kaysville.

Be an interpreter for refugees.

Help with bulk mail for Lupus foundation.

Interpret Arabic, Russian, German, Italian and French.

Provide legal help for the low-income and elderly.

Serve food at Riverton Senior Center.

Visit hospital patients in Bountiful.

Preserve history at historical society.

Be a receptionist in the afternoons.

Sort and fold clothing.

Read stories to homeless children.

Do yard work at refugee center.

Exercise with a 14-year-old with Tourette's syndrome.

Remove concrete slab for a wheelchair access.

Tutor fourth-graders in reading.

Educate community about homeless children's foundation.

Volunteer to tutor American Indian children in math.

Organizations are also in need of various items and ask for the following

donations:

Oil paints.

Printer.

Furniture.

Household items.

Massage table.

Men's coats.

Youth and adult gloves and hats.

Music supplies.

Sheets and towels.

Pick-up truck or van.

Car seats.

Children's underwear and socks.

Classroom chairs.

Carpet.

High school appropriate books.

Books.