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Children's Literacy Center, volunteers needed to spend two hours a week helping a child learn to read. Attend a tutor orientation Aug. 31 or Sept. 2, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Call 471-8672 for more.

Keepers of the Water school program, Beidleman Environmental Center, 740 W. Caramillo St. Volunteers needed to lead 4th graders in learning about the water in Mesa Creek. Sign up before Aug. 16, programs run Tuesdays Sept. 7- Oct. 26, 2-4 hours per Tuesday. Call 471-0910, ext. 103 for more.

Rocky Mountain Field Institute, strong volunteers needed to work in the Sangre de Cristo Wilderness between Aug. 26-29 or Sept. 4-10. They provide food and camp and ask for hard work on trails to Crestone Needle and Humboldt Peak. Call 719/471-7736 for more.

Red Rock Canyon Trail Project, volunteers needed above age 10. Aug. 28-29. Call 800/925-2220 for more.

Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield, volunteers needed to lead school tours. Training sessions on Aug. 3, 10-11 a.m. and Aug. 14, 10-11 a.m. Call 720/865-3537 for more.

Bear Creek and Fountain Creek Nature Centers, volunteer naturalists to lead environmental education programs for children and to help with general public programs and special events. Training on Aug. 19, 26, Sept. 2, 9, or 16, 8 a.m. to noon. Application deadline Aug. 13, call 520-6387 for more.

2004 Parade of Homes, needs volunteers to cover shifts to assist with ticket sales between Aug. 6-22. Hosts will also be needed. Training, heavy snacks and beverages for all volunteers provided. Call 473-8890, ext. 110 for more.

Foreign Exchange Host Families needed, with International Student Exchange. Host a child for a semester of full academic year. Call 351-4551 for more.

Odyssey Healthcare Hospice, 4465 Northpark Dr., Suite 400. Volunteers needed to be an ear to listen or a tender hand to hold for patients and the bereaved. Also seeking massage therapists, healing touch or aromatherapy experts. Training on Fri., July 23, 6:30-9:30 p.m. and Sat., July 24 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call Kent at 573-4166 for more.

Volunteer Drivers Needed for Rocky Mountain Health Care Services. Must be over 21. For more call 457-0660 ext. 220.

Department of Corrections Youthful Offender System Mentors Wanted. For Community Circles of Accountability and Support program to help youthful offenders reconnect to their communities in Colorado Springs, Pueblo, Denver and Ft. Collins. Contact 720/904-2322.

Volunteers Needed for Aiken Canyon Weed Work Day, Hwy. 115 S. Sat., Aug. 28, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. To volunteer call 632-0534.

Volunteers Needed for Aiken Canyon Trail Work Day, Hwy. 115 S. Sat., Aug. 21, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. To volunteer call 632-0534.


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