AMERICAN RED CROSS GLENDALE-CV CHAPTER
Volunteers needed for a wide variety of activities, such as
serving juice and cookies at blood drives or participating on a
Disaster Action Team. Start by attending a New Volunteer Orientation
class. Registration recommended, but not required: 243-3121 ext. 110
or www.arcglendale.org. The Red Cross is located at 1501 S. Brand
Blvd., Glendale, CA 91204.
THE GREATER LOS
ANGELES ZOO ASSN.
The Greater Los Angeles Zoo Assn. (GLAZA) is offering hands-on,
behind-the-scenes opportunities for adults and students as part of
its docent and volunteer programs. General volunteer options range
from helping at special events and in the education programs, working
with youngsters at the children's zoo and helping the animal care
staff prepare food for zoo creatures. For more information, call
Glendale Memorial Hospital and Health Center's Volunteer Services
is looking for donations of yarn and books. Each year, the hospital
volunteers crochet blankets for the babies as well as the adult
patients in the Transitional Care Unit and Rehabilitation Center. The
volunteers are looking to make more blankets and are in need of
donations of yarn. The volunteers sell the used books and all
proceeds are donated to patient care. For more information, call
Weekday morning opportunities are open for volunteers to work with
special-needs students at Descanso's Harvest Garden. Volunteers work
9 to 11:30 a.m. with physically challenged and developmentally
delayed students who plant and maintain flower and vegetable gardens.
The Harvest Garden, a model horticultural therapy program, serves
special-needs school students from the area. Volunteers work with
trained staff members. For information, call 949-7978.
Glendale Adventist Medical Center needs volunteers to work at the
Information Desk, Emergency and Surgery waiting rooms and as escorts
and messengers from 6 to 8 a.m. Monday through Friday. Other shifts