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GETTING INVOLVED

December 18, 2004

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

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

call (714) 966-4600.

ACADEMIC YEAR IN AMERICA

Costa Mesa families can host a German student and earn up to

$1,000 toward a number of travel-abroad programs. Information:

Danielle Carpino, (800) 322-HOST.

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ALS ASSN., ORANGE COUNTY CHAPTER

The Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Assn., which helps people who

have the disorder that is also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, needs

volunteers. Information: (714) 375-1922.

ALZHEIMER'S ASSN. OF ORANGE COUNTY

Support group leaders, family resource consultants, special event

volunteers, office volunteers are needed. Volunteers may work on

one-time projects or ongoing programs. Training sessions are

available. Information: (800) 660-1993.

AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY

The Orange County Region of the American Cancer Society seeks

office volunteers. The society also seeks volunteers to answer calls

for the unit's Helpline Info Center. Information: (949) 261-9446.

AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY DISCOVERY SHOP

The American Cancer Society Discovery Shop needs unwanted goods

such as clothing, furniture, jewelry, accessories, antiques and

collectibles to fund the society's research, education and

patient-services programs. The goods may be dropped off at 2600 E.

Coast Highway, Corona del Mar. Volunteers ages 16 and older are also

needed to help sort clothes, cashier, decorate, and do computer work

from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday at the same location.

Information: (949) 640-4777.

AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY ROAD TO RECOVERY

The transportation program needs volunteers to drive cancer

patients to and from medical treatments free of charge. The required

commitment is a few hours each week or month. Drivers must have a

valid driver's license and insurance and be at least 25. Volunteers

may use either their own vehicles or American Cancer Society vans.

Information: (949) 261-9446 or scomer@cancer.org.

AMERICAN HEART ASSN.

The American Heart Assn. is looking for volunteers to perform

various general office duties in the main office and implement

educational and fundraising events through Orange County. No

experience necessary. Training will be provided. Information: (949)

856-3555.

AMERICAN HOME HEALTH HOSPICE PROGRAM

The American Home Health Hospice Program needs volunteers to give

emotional support to terminally ill patients and their families in

the greater Orange County area. Training is provided. Information:

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