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.

Volunteer with the American Red Cross to serve in disaster services, health and safety services, emergency armed forces services and "Help Can't Wait." Volunteers who can help with office administration are especially needed. Call Lauryn Miller, 627-0000.Deliver meals, help in the kitchen, be a front desk host, or teach china painting for the Autumn Glow Senior Center. Call Shirley at 544-1235.

Be a patient volunteer for a mildly retarded young man who needs an Alcoholic Anonymous Sponsor for about one year. Call Sherry at the Arc of Davis County, 299-9788 for more information.

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

Be an advocate to children who are abuse victims through the CASA program. Men and women who are multilingual are especially needed. Call Alene at 779-6522 for more information.

Help in the food bank, deliver food to the elderly and homebound or mentor needy people on budgeting. Also help gather and make Layette items for newborns of low-income families. Contact Yvonne at 394-5944.

Support and mentor parents who have a child-youth who has emotional, behavioral or mental disabilities. Ability to spend four to 10 hours a month and a knowledge of special education are desired. A monthly stipend and mileage reimbursements are available. Contact Davis F.A.C.T., Jane at 298-3446, ext. 46.

Stock shelves and prepare boxes of food for the needy at the Davis County Food Bank. Call Randy at 825-8713.

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

Be an adult or junior volunteer for the Davis Hospital and Medical Center. Volunteers receive training and free meals. Adults should contact Marcy at 773-8506 and youth may contact Gloria at 825-9247.

Be a best friend to an 18-month-old girl, or a 6-year-old boy. If you have time to make a new friend, call Ann at the Easter Seal Society of Utah, 1-800-388-1991.

Volunteer for the crisis nursery at the Family Connections Center. Ages 15 and older. Call Kay at 773-0712.

Facilitate support groups for children who have lost loved ones through death or divorce. Contact Barbara at the Family Summit Foundation, 394-3318.

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 china painting instructor on Tuesdays and Fridays from 8:30-11:30 a.m. Call Tracy at 773-7065.

Volunteer for CPR and computer work at the Hill Air Force Base Hospital in the morning and afternoon. Call Roy at 774-6642.

Spend time with terminally ill patients in their homes for the Hospice of IHC. Contact Sylvia at 399-1400.

Help make quilts to be donated to battered women's shelters throughout the nation. Contact Pauline at 977-0444.

Assist adults with limited reading skills in Davis County for two hours a week. For training and information, contact 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. Call Jean between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at 593-0921.

Join communities committees for the Make A Wish Foundation of Utah. Focus on wish granting, public speaking and medical outreach. Contact Mary at (800) 860-0474.

Serve as a mentor for an Explorer Post. Contact Howard at 479-5460, ext. 240.

Assist with songbird rehabilitation at the Ogden Nature Center. Training is provided. Call Donna at 621-7595.

Play and work with infants and children under age 6 for the Our House Homeless Children's Foundation. Contact Lynette or Anya at 328-2863.

Help with light office work at the Pioneer Adult Rehabilitation Center in Clearfield. Contact Cheryl 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 Lark at 394-9456, ext. 104.

Provide emotional support, care and read to terminally ill patients and their families for the Rocky Mountain Hospice. A total of 12 hours of training are required. Contact Tina at 397-4902 or 1-800-390-2778.

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

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

Be a mentor to homeless people, so they can learn skills that will help them keep jobs. Call Lance at the Travelers Aid Society Employment program, 359-4142, ext. 531.

Work in the gift shop of the Treehouse Children's museum in Ogden as an adult volunteer in the mornings or afternoons. For training or information, call Chris at 394-9363.

Help update the Community Resource Directory for the United Way of Davis County. Also assist with general office work. 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.

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

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