First Call for Help and Center Stage auction need some help


CURRENT volunteers' news and needs.

First Call for Help, a United Way-supported information and referral agency, has a referral service for military families in need of care during Operation Desert Storm. Military families can get help 24 hours daily at 685-0515 in Baltimore or 1-800-492-=0618 elsewhere in Maryland.

Babe Ruth Birthplace and Baseball Center needs volunteer guides for school tours and for weekend tours with visitors. A training session will be provided. Call Helen Campbell, 727-1539.

WBAL Auction for Center Stage. Volunteers and items to be auctioned are welcome for the auction from 8 a.m. to midnight, Sunday, Feb. 10. To volunteer, call Robin Yasinow and to donate items, call Sydney Wilner, both at 685-3200.

Greater Laurel Beltsville Hospital wants volunteers to staff the third-floor information desk serving one three-hour period each week. Call Carolyn Carchedi, 497-7950.

Cooperative Extension Service of University of Maryland wants volunteer counselors for its program, which offers financial counseling to families and individuals. Training will be given in six three-hour sessions on Feb. 11, 25, March 4, 11, 18 and 25 from 1 to 4 p.m. and repeated from 7 to 10 p.m at the Cockeysville Extension Office, 9811 Van Buren Lane in Cockeysville. Call Jeanne-Marie Holly, 666-0445.

Howard County General Hospital Volunteer Auxiliary will sponsor "Images 1991," a luncheon and fashion show, from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 2 at the Turf Valley Country Club, Ellicott City. For tickets, $20, call the volunteer office at 740-7980. Also at the hospital on Feb. 11, cholesterol screening will be provided for $5. Appointments are not necessary. Details: 740-7800.

Pets on Wheels, program of the Baltimore City Commission on Aging and Retirement Education wants pet owners and their pets for visits to nursing homes. The next observation class is at 7 p.m., Feb. 13, at Lorien Frankford Nursing Center, 5009 Frankford Ave., Details: 396-1762.

St. Peter's Adult Learning Center wants volunteers to help mentally handicapped adults in advocacy, job coaching or your own special skills. Call Vernice Anderson, 685-7340.

Church Hospital wants volunteers to work in both patient and non-patient areas including the gift shop, library, admitting, Fairmount Nursing, Hospice and in the Alzheimer and critical care units or in clerical, maintenance or sales. Call 522-8395.

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