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Helping kids home alone


KIDSLINE needs volunteers to answer the telephones and talk with children who are home alone. The KIDSLINE is operated out of the Mayor's office of Children and Youth, and is in operation from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. through the summer. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old and are asked to give a four hours a week. A stipend is offered to defray travel expenses to the downtown office. Training is provided. Call Sheri Vizzi, 396-9938.

My Sister's Place needs volunteers at its day shelter and night lodge for homeless women. Greeters, hosts and general help in several areas are needed. Call Lyn Cameron or Susan Kaiser at (410) 727-3523.

Attorney General's Consumer Protection Division wants volunteers to answer telephone inquiries and mediate disputes between consumers and businesses as well as prepare and distribute the division's education materials. To apply for one of the volunteer training programs call Lorraine Bronstein, (410) 576-6550 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.

United Way of Central Maryland has a list of hundreds of volunteer opportunities for teen-agers this summer. The list is available upon request. Call (410) 659-0050.

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