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GETTING INVOLVED

December 11, 2004

Serving People in Need, also known as SPIN, is looking for

volunteers to help prepare meals for the homeless, assemble hygiene

kits, distribute meals and pick up food for preparation. SPIN

provides move-in costs for housing, case management and support

services to families leaving shelters. SPIN workers also serve as

family advisors or mentors and conducts workshops on budgeting and

more. Visit SPIN at 2900 Bristol St., Suite H-106, Costa Mesa.

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Information: (714) 751-1101.

SHARE OUR SELVES CLINIC

The clinic, which provides emergency services to the needy in

Orange County, is looking for volunteers to deliver and pick up food

from local restaurants and grocery stores, help with medical and

dental staff, data entry, assist with food sorting and distribution,

to help at the front desk and some other duties. The group also needs

translators. Information: (949) 642-3451, Ext. 257.

SHERMAN LIBRARY & GARDENS

Sherman Library & Gardens in Corona del Mar is looking for

volunteers to work in the gardens for six hours a month and to be

involved in its two volunteer fundraisers. Information: (949)

673-2261.

SMALL BUSINESS ASSISTANCE CENTER

The Small Business Assistance Center of Orange Coast College needs

volunteers to advise small business owners in finance, accounting,

law, marketing, sales, human resources and other areas. Information:

(714) 432-5916.

SOMEONE CARES SOUP KITCHEN

Someone Cares Soup Kitchen needs food servers and volunteers for

kitchen duties. The organization is at 720 W. 19th St., Costa Mesa.

Information: (949) 548-8861.

SOUTH COAST LITERACY COUNCIL

Volunteer tutors are needed to meet a greater demand for literacy

and English as a second language classes. Students are taught English

reading, writing and speaking skills at their own level in small

groups or one-on-one. There are centers all over Orange County. Once

trained, tutors may choose the center at which they want to teach.

Information: Mary Fitzgerald, (949) 458-8664.

SOUTH COAST REPERTORY THEATER

The South Coast Repertory Theater needs volunteers to help with

ushering and other functions. Information: (714) 708-5500.

SPEAK UP NEWPORT

A nonprofit organization that promotes the social welfare by

educating the public and improving local government in Newport Beach

holds monthly meetings the second Wednesday of each month at the

Newport Beach Yacht Club, 1099 Bayside Drive, Newport Beach. A

reception begins at 5:30 p.m., and meetings begin at 6 p.m. Free.

Annual membership dues are $20. Send check to "Speak Up Newport,"

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