There are always people in need in Davis County. Helping hands are welcome. If you would like more information about volunteering, or you have volunteer opportunities, please contact the United Way of Davis County Volunteer Center and Information & Referral Center, 497-9111, weekdays, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. or call one of the numbers listed below.

Be a volunteer board member for the American Cancer Society of Davis County. Interact with retail outlets on tobacco product control, present programs in the school and the community, plan fund-raising events and serve as a liaison with physicians. The board also needs help planning the Relay for Life event, scheduled for June. If cancer has affected your life, call Donna at 393-8657 or Dan at 546-5251. Call Tracy at 774-7280 for information about the relay.Volunteer for training with the American Red Cross of Northern Utah. Call Melanie at 627-0000.

Deliver meals, help in the kitchen or teach china painting for the Autumn Glow Senior Center. Call Shirley at 544-1235.

Be a friend and advocate to assist a 30-year-old mildly retarded, disabled woman through the ARC of Davis County. Call Sherry at 299-9788 for more information.

Help deliver food to the elderly and homebound. Also help in the food bank and teach people how to budget or to find low-income housing. Contact Catholic Community Services, Yvonne at 394-5944.

Read to residents involved with Bountiful Health Care and Rehabilitation. Also, volunteers are needed to assist with activities and outings. Call Shirleen or Penney at 298-2234.

Be an advocate to children who are crime victims through the CASA program. Men and women who are multilingual are especially needed. Call Jennifer at 779-6521 for more information.

Volunteer to lead the Literacy Volunteers of America I Can Read Program at Centerville Elementary School. Contact Karen at 292-6204 or Carole at 299-2004.

Help the homebound, elderly or the terminally ill through the Community Nursing Service and Hospice of Davis County. Call Sherry at 461-9500.

Assist with crisis calls, provide support for victims of domestic violence and maintain grounds at the Davis Citizens' Coalition Against Violence. For information and training, call Susan at 444-3191.

Assist victims of domestic violence. Trustworthy, adult female volunteers are needed. Call Ellen at 451-4300 or 776-3163, ext. 4300.

Help stock shelves and prepare boxes of food for those in need. To volunteer, contact Roger at 773-0712.

Review inmate violations of jail rules and impose sanctions as a volunteer at the Davis County Jail. The review board meets Tuesday and Thursday mornings. Screening and training will be scheduled as needed. Contact Lt. Dan Horton, 451-4209 or 451-4212.

Work with students in the Davis School District. Call Edrice, 451-1285 after 2 p.m. or contact the school nearest you.

Be a best friend to a 13-year-old boy. If you like children, have spare time and like computers and outdoor activities, call May at the Easter Seal Society of Utah, 1-800-388-1991.

Help children through the grieving process from death or divorce through the Family Summit Foundation. Call Teigler at 394-3318.

Volunteer for the crisis nursery at the Family Connections Center. Ages 18 and older. Call Kay at 773-0712.

Coordinate safety classes for Davis County high schools. Contact Suzanne at 654-5095 for more information.

Serve as an adult role model for Girl Scouts ages 5-17 in Davis County. Training provided with flexible schedule. Call Paula at 394-3077 or 1-800-781-0198.

Deliver meals for Clearfield's Heritage Senior Center, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Morning help is also needed in the kitchen and a teacher for a porcelain doll-making class is also being sought. Call Tracy at 773-7065.

Spend time with the terminally ill in their homes. Contact Hospice of IHC. Call Theresa at 622-5124.

Read to adults with limited reading skills. Call Eileen at 521-9050.

Assist with bulk mailing and clerical work in Layton. Call Suzanne between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the LUPUS Foundation of America, 593-0921.

Be a mentor for Explorer Post 600, through the North Davis Rotary. Contact Howard Whiteway at 479-5460, ext. 240 for more information.

Enjoy the peace of nature as a volunteer for the Ogden Nature Center. Training is provided. Call Donna at 621-7595.

Play and work with children younger than age 6 at Our House, Homeless Children's Foundation. Call Carina at 596-9366.

Be an adult or junior volunteer for the Davis Hospital and Medical Center in Layton. Volunteers receive meals and free training. Adult volunteers should contact Marcy at 773-8506 and youth volunteers should call Gloria, 825-9247.

Help with office work at the Pioneer Adult Rehabilitation Center by assisting with light clerical work or covering lunch breaks. Hours are very flexible. Contact Cheryl Gustafson at 774-7478.

Provide glaucoma screenings for the Prevent Blindness Utah Society. Call Kari at 524-2020 for information about training.

Assist the Rape Recovery Center by providing support and advocacy to victims of sexual assault and domestic violence victims. Call Peggy at 394-9456.

Help the Salvation Army in its store and warehouse. Call Peggy or Marlene at 621-3580.

Assist with evening crafts, entertainment, manicures or birthday cards at the South Davis Community Hospital. Call Jenifer at 295-2361.

Be a mentor two hours per week to provide encouragement to an emotionally devastated man who lost his family in a car accident. Call Lance at the Travelers Aid Society Employment program, 359-4142, ext. 531.

Update the Community Resource Directory or assist with general office work for the United Way of Davis County. Call 497-9111.

Assist a woman who is blind in the Bountiful/Centerville area for the Utah Council for the Blind. Help read her mail and take her shopping and to appointments. Contact Leslie, 292-1156.

Be a mentor and role model in a new volunteer program at Davis High School. Volunteers must be willing to spend about one hour a week. A background check and training will be provided. Call Kaye at Utah Promise, 451-4882 for more information.

Provide library reference services and manage artifacts. People with sewing skills to work on a textile collection are especially needed. Contact Utah Historical Society, Cheryl at 533-3517.

Assist with court paperwork and help in court for the Victims Assistance Program of Davis County. Call Ellen at 451-4301.

Manage the pet hotline and help with pet adoptions for the Wasatch Humane. Call Cheryl at 299-8508.

Help the Widowed Persons Service. Call 1-800-424-3410, ext. 2260.

Provide support and mentoring to disadvantaged young men and women with Women in Community Service. Call Sheila at 774-4335 or 476-5927.