Looking for something worthwhile to do this summer? Help homeless families by helping to fix up apartments offered by the North County Interfaith Council. I am working on my Girl Scout Gold Award. My project is to move homeless families off the streets into apartments. Volunteers are needed to collect clothing and household goods; also to clean, paint, and generally make the apartments ready for the families. I will need lots of help to do this. I can use 1 hour of your time or 100 hours. Please call Marni at 695-3628.

Publicity person needed for Scripps Ranch Theatre. Tasks include writing news releases for the shows and articles for two monthly newsletters. Some writing experience helpful. Become part of this creative and fun organization by calling 578-7728.

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.

Handy people are needed at Scripps Ranch Theatre for set construction, which will begin on weekends in July and August. People who are handy with a hammer, drill and (or) saw are needed for a few or several hours. Come be creative and have fun at the same time! Call 578-7728.

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.