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NEEDED: VOLUNTEERS

NEEDED: VOLUNTEERS

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The Volunteer Center of Greater High Point is coordinating the search for volunteers to fill several positions with local agencies.

For more information about any of these needs, call the center at 883-6171 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays.Current needs include:

DRIVER to take a 14-year-old from High Point to Thomasville two Sunday afternoons a month. Need maturity and good driving record. Approximately one hour. Mileage paid. Guilford County Department of Social Services.

HANDYMAN with truck to transport vinyl flooring and install it in client's home. United Services for Older Adults.

VOLUNTEER PARTNERS to meet one hour each week with their assigned ninth or 10th grade student for tutoring, conversation and friendship. Commitment will last throughout the school year. Training will be held at 10 a.m. Sept. 18 and 25. High Point Cities in Schools.

ACTIVITIES VOLUNTEERS to work with groups of children or youth. Will monitor games and recreation activities and serve as a friend to the youngsters. Need dependability and love of young people. Saturday mornings, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. beginning immediately. Washington Drive Resource and Enrichment Center.

MUSIC OR DRAMA resource persons to instruct individuals and groups in singing techniques and establish a chorus. Also to direct and produce short plays that do not require an elaborate set. Volunteers will be working with children and youth. Times arranged according to volunteers' schedules. Washington Drive Resource and Enrichment Center.

CREATIVE RESOURCE PERSONS for a children's library program. Will work with elementary age children in a library setting, using drama, storytelling, crafts, writing, puppetry or other techniques. Must enjoy children and be at least 60 years old. Afternoons, one or more days a week. Retired Senior Volunteer Program.

READING TUTOR for a hearing-impaired adult. Individual with special skills needed to help a woman who does not sign but does read lips. High Point Literacy Council.

HOSPITAL VOLUNTEERS to work in emergency department and gift shop. Extensive training provided. Evenings and weekends. Lexington Memorial Hospital Auxiliary. Call the volunteer services coordinator at 246-5161.

VISITORS to ``adopt' individual residents of a nursing home. Individuals or groups are needed to spend time each week reading, listening, playing music or table games. Afternoons or early evenings; times flexible. Teenagers especially needed. Triad Manor Rest Home.

DECORATORS to provide a more comfortable atmosphere for a mediation room and for literacy rooms. Good short-term project for groups or individuals. Flexible times, days or evenings. Mediation Services of Guilford County; High Point Literacy Council.

LIBRARY HELPERS to organize and label books according to reading levels for new readers. Flexible times, days, evenings or weekends. High Point Literacy Council.

INDEPENDENT LIVING VOLUNTEERS to teach older adolescents such skills as renting an apartment, managing a checking account, interviewing for a job, etc. Will serve as mentor to young people moving from foster care into an independent lifestyle. Training will be held evenings of Sept. 11, 12 and 13. Volunteers need maturity and proficiency in their personal life skills. Time commitment varies, but one or two contacts per week throughout the school year is desired. Ongoing professional support provided. Guilford County Department of Social Services.

SENIOR ADULTS to serve as role models for children. Will work 20 hours a week. Stipend and other benefits provided. Need to be over 60 years old and must care about children. Foster Grandparents program, United Services for Older Adults.

BEST FRIEND to provide companionship to a young person and to help improve the child/youth's self-image and social skills. Need reliability, patience, listening skills, ability to work with a child whose experiences have been limited or abusive. Training to be held Sept. 11, 12 and 13. Requires nine-month commitment of at least two hours a week. Guilford County Department of Social Services.

TOUR HOST/HOSTESS to accompany local company employees as they visit United Way member agencies. Need outgoing personality. Tours scheduled various mornings or afternoons from July 25 to Nov. 9. Each tour requires approximately three hours. An excellent way to learn about the community. United Way of Greater High Point.

CHILD ADVOCATES to be appointed by juvenile court to investigate allegations of child abuse or neglect. Training to be held in late summer. Need mature adults with deep concern for children. Must be available to attend court on occasional Wednesdays and to attend training. Otherwise, time is flexible. Guardian ad Litem.

NURSES or other health professionals to assist with weekly blood pressure clinics. Mondays, 1 to 3 p.m. United Services for Older Adults.

DRIVERS to transport patients to hospital or physicians' appointments as part of Road to Recovery program. Need commitment for one day a month or to be on call as needed. American Cancer Society.

The Volunteer Center is a service of the United Way of Greater High Point, which serves High Point, Jamestown, Archdale, Trinity and neighboring areas. Community agencies and public facilities needing volunteers are encouraged to register with the center.

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