Do you like the idea of an Information Center? The Scripps Ranch Civic
Association is looking to establish a community information center. We
need volunteers to come up with ideas; to design the layout of desks,
filing cabinets, computers, and artwork; and to staff the Center. Please
call Dave at 547-9798.

How about a new challenge that’s exciting and interesting, in a place
where your help will be very much appreciated? Volunteers are needed for
short 2.5-hour shifts working in Book Nook at the Scripps Ranch Library.
Duties involve selling used books, T-shirts, and other items during one
of three shifts each day. Please call Grace Roos at 566-8887 for
information about becoming a volunteer.

Interested in helping to get an database up and going? Volunteers are
needed to update and expand the database, which is used for membership,
mailings, CCR information, and to better communicate with members.
Minimal to moderate computer experience is necessary. Contact Rob at
578-4134.

Do you have a way with words and a flair for organization? Come sit in
as an understudy to our Scripps Ranch Friends of the Library Publicity
Chair, Dan Maher, who plans to move within the next few months. If you
would like to fill this key role on the Board, please contact President
Jennifer Lentz at 566-8249.

Do you have specific areas of computer expertise and at least 5 minutes
to share? In trying to implement Jerabek Elementary School’s new
technology plan, we often have questions that we cannot afford to hire
someone to answer. If you would be willing to put your name on a
resource list that we can call, or if you have a lot of time on your
hands and just love tearing computers apart and fixing hardware
configurations, please call Carol Achille, the Computer Resource
Consultant at Jerabek, at 536-7768.

Do you want to help improve traffic safety throughout Scripps Ranch?
SRCA is looking for individuals who are interested in helping solve a
variety of traffic problems to improve safety on our streets. Call Luis
at 553-9472 if you are interested in helping out.

Grandparents and other good readers, Jerabek needs you! Read with a
student, 1?3 hrs per week. Watch your student grow! Call me personally,
Vice Principal Ron Marcus at 578-5330 to sign up. I need you each week,
Tues. and Thurs., 8?9 am, or Thurs. 12:15?1 pm.

Do you have an interest and expertise in geographical information
systems (GIS)? SRCA is interested in expanding our database to include
an electronic mapping of the Ranch, probably based on the SanGIS system
that is already in place. We need help setting this up. Call Wes at
695-6835 for more information.

Are you a senior citizen in search of a mission? The SRCA Events
Committee needs volunteers to help coordinate the larger community-wide
meetings. We need help setting up meeting rooms, providing refreshments,
and making sure traffic is directed. Senior citizens, who are available
during the day, would be ideal. If you are interested, call Dave Windish
at 530-1844.

Mother’s milk bank in San Jose, California, is looking for mother’s with
a good heart. They are in desperate need of breast milk to give to very
sick and premature infants. By donating, you would be helping those
babies in need. To donate, please call the mother’s milk bank at
408-998-4550.

Hospice needs you more than ever! Caring, compassionate volunteers
sought to help with terminally ill patients. For further information on
our next 44-hour training course, call the Volunteer Coordinator at
Grossmont Hospice at 667-1900.

Rolling Readers, USA needs volunteers to read aloud to children at
schools and community organizations. Becoming a Rolling Reader volunteer
requires no intensive training or special education. All that is
required is a love of kids and an hour a week. To find out more about
this rewarding and worthwhile program, please call 800/390-READ or Sandy
Cather at 536-1307.

Meals-on-Wheels needs drivers with autos and riders to deliver meals to
home-bound elderly in Scripps Ranch. Time commitment is 2 hours, from
approximately 11 am to 1 pm, Monday through Saturday, each week,
biweekly, or monthly. For information, call 295-9501.

Voices for children needs volunteers for its child advocacy program.
Volunteers are trained to be advocates for abused or neglected children
in the juvenile court dependency system. Our volunteers develop
relationships with children in need of a helping hand, attend court
hearings, write court reports, and monitor case progress. If you would
like more information about this rewarding program, please call SR
resident Carol Johnson at 271-1313 or Shannon Cobb at the Voices office
at 569-2019.

The San Diego Police Department is also seeking applicants for the
Retired Senior Volunteer Patrol (RSVP). RSVP members must be 55 years of
age or older. Members are given classroom instruction, field training,
and are outfitted with a uniform. For more info, call Eldon Jacobs at
538-8120.

Be a part of the San Diego Police Department. The department is seeking
volunteers to be trained in report writing and criminal investigations.
The innovative program is called Volunteers in Policing (VIP) and is
open to men and women 18 years of age or older. VIP’s work an average of
four hours each week, inside the station. Not only do they help stretch
taxpayer dollars by giving detectives and officers more time in the
field, but they find the activities rewarding to themselves. For more
information call Jan Herzog at 538-8051.

Are you a teenager looking for a way to make a difference? For
information on the Learn and Serve Youth Advisory Council, call the
United Way Volunteer Center at 636-4137

READ/San Diego offers training and opportunities for volunteers
interested in tutoring adults in reading. To find out more about this
important and rewarding volunteer opportunity, call 527-5475.
Are you looking for a rewarding experience? At Braille Institute,
children and adults who are blind or visually impaired learn the skills
necessary to live in a sighted world. You can help. By volunteering for
as little as one hour a week, you can assist students in a wide variety
of ways: teaching arts, crafts, exercise, music, theatre, gardening, or
various kinds of enrichment classes, being a teacher’s aide, driver,
greeter, or library assistant. To volunteer, call 452-1111.

Do you have a love of nature and a desire to share it with children?
Consider joining the Docent training class at the San Diego Natural
History Museum. Docents are given six months of weekly classes and
training in conducting tours of our museum. Docent graduates take
students on museum tours. This is an exciting time to be associated with
the museum. Call 232-3821, extension 203, to volunteer, or visit our
website at [www.sdnhm.org].

Kids on the Block of San Diego offers an opportunity to its volunteers
to play, have fun, and travel as a puppeteer. You will receive 4?6 weeks
of free training, be available two?four hours weekly during the school
year, travel in San Diego County as you educate elementary school
children. Bilingual encouraged. Men needed! Call 435-5349.

I Love a Clean San Diego County (ILACSDC) is always in need of
volunteers to assist with the recycling hotline. Basic phone skills,
enthusiasm, and an interest in the environment are the only requirements
needed. All times and days are available and ILACSDC is flexible with
shifts. If you are interested, call 467-0103 to register for a Saturday
volunteer orientation.

The Hemophilia Association of San Diego County is seeking volunteers for
a variety of tasks. Volunteer time commitments can be for as few as 3
hours per year. We need help in the office, distributing monthly food
packages, players and helpers at our golf and bowling tournaments,
finance committee members, youth leaders, etc. All ages are welcome.
Please call our office at 560-8373 or resident Judy Faitek at 566-6971
for more information.