The Fresh Air Fund is seeking committee members and host families to ensure that this summer will be special for New York City children, continuing a 129-year-old tradition. Each summer, nearly 5,000 children between the ages of 6 and 18, spend two weeks with volunteer host families in suburban and small town communities in 13 northeastern states. Local Fresh Air volunteers recruit and interview host families, check references and coordinate Friendly Town Program Activities in each community.
Buffalo area volunteers need the help of area residents to create a fun-filled summer for children from low-income communities. For information on how you can become involved, call Laurie Berger at 537-9163 or the Fresh Air Fund at (800) 367-0003 or visit its Web site at www.freshair.org.
The Fairgrounds in Hamburg is seeking volunteers as Friends of the Fair to work approximately 20 hours between Aug. 9 and 20. Those who apply should be friendly, outgoing and customer oriented; jobs include working at the information booths, performing as clowns and assisting in other projects. Volunteers may also be asked to work at various events throughout the year. They are required to provide their own transportation. Call 649-3900, ext. 403, for an application.
For information on other volunteer opportunities, call the Volunteer Center of the United Way at 887-2690 or visit its Web site at www.uwbec.org.
Agencies and organizations that are looking for volunteers are invited to submit requests to be included in this column. Send e-mail requests to firstname.lastname@example.org or write to Paula Voell, The Buffalo News, P.O. Box 100, Buffalo, N.Y. 14240.