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GETTING INVOLVED

August 05, 2004

* GETTING INVOLVED runs periodically in the Daily Pilot on a rotating

basis. For information about adding your organization to this list,

call (949) 574-4298.

NEWPORT BEACH THEATRE COMPANY

The company needs volunteers to help with costume design, sewing,

make-up application, set construction, technical help, publicity,

stage management and backstage supervision. Information: (949)

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759-1046 or LKSaf@aol.com.

NEWPORT-MESA YMCA

The YMCA needs a variety of general volunteer help. Information:

(949) 642-9990.

NEWPORT-MESA SCHOOL FOUNDATION

The foundation is looking for volunteers to help with fundraising

efforts, speaking opportunities, public events and occasional office

work. Information: (949) 631-4143.

NEWPORT THEATRE ARTS CENTER

A variety of jobs need to be tackled, including set construction,

ushering, mailings and assorted technical duties. Scheduling is

flexible, with a two- to 20-hour commitment per month. The Newport

Theatre Arts Center is at 2501 Cliff Drive. Information: (949)

631-0288.

OASIS SENIOR CENTER

Meals on Wheels volunteers are needed to distribute prepared

dishes to homebound seniors in the Newport Beach area. The delivery

time is between 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. daily. The center also needs

volunteer nurses for its semi-monthly blood pressure screenings. The

center offers this service between 9 and 11 a.m. the first and third

Tuesdays of the month. Volunteers should commit two hours once a

month or volunteer on a substitute basis. The center is at 800

Marguerite Ave., Corona del Mar. Information: (949) 644-3244.

OPERA PACIFIC

The Opera Pacific Guild Alliance, a support group for Opera

Pacific, has activities for volunteers. Information: (714) 546-6000.

OCC NAUTICAL LIBRARY

Orange Coast College's School of Sailing and Seamanship needs book

donations for its Nautical Library. Thousands of volumes of

boating-related titles are needed. The School of Sailing and

Seamanship is at 1801 W. Coast Highway, Newport Beach. Information:

(949) 645-9412.

ORANGE COAST INTERFAITH SHELTER

The largest family shelter in the county needs volunteers for its

children's programs. It especially desires tutors and those who can

take part in activities after 6 p.m. Tutors will work with groups of

children or individually, helping children in their academic problem

areas. Volunteers will also act as a big brother or big sister during

the summer. Information: Jaime Mayo, (949) 631-7213.

ORANGE COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY

A volunteer group serving the communities of Costa Mesa, Newport

Beach and Huntington Beach needs animal-loving volunteers for

two-hour shifts on weekdays to walk dogs and help socialize them to

help them get adopted. Before purchasing a pet, please visit the

shelter at 2163 Newland, Huntington Beach between Pacific Coast

Highway and Atlanta. Information: (714) 540-2288.

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