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Volunteers / Community organizations seeking help

Beaver Meadow Audubon Center needs help with several activities at its site at 1610 Welch Road, North Java. Tour leaders are needed for school year tours with training classes being given in September. Also, there are several gardens that need to be planted, weeded and watered. Also, trails are always in need of being maintained; the preserve has eight miles of trails that are being crowded out by honeysuckle, multiflora rose and other perennials.

In the center's interior, windows are in need of polishing and there is need for informative displays for visitors. Call 457-3228 for information on how you can become involved.


Big Brothers Big Sisters is actively recruiting volunteers to become mentors for children in both its Community and Site-Based Mentoring programs. Volunteers are asked to spend a few hours each month developing a positive friendship with a local child. Often, mentors and children share activities such as helping with homework, playing board games, making dinner or just discussing what happened that day. To learn more about the volunteer opportunities, contact 873-5833 or visit


AIDS Community Services of WNY is looking for 15 volunteers to work in its congregate dining facility beginning July 9. The agency serves hot lunches Monday through Friday at 206 S. Elmwood Ave.

Volunteers are needed from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. one or two days per week to serve meals and clean up. Volunteers may also be asked to walk to nearby Emerson School of Hospitality to pick up food. On the days that they work, volunteers receive a complimentary meal. For details, contact Eugene Abrahamson at 332-2268, ext. 335.


For information on other volunteer activities, call the Volunteer Center of the United Way at 887-2690 or visit its Web site at

Agencies and organizations looking for volunteers are invited to submit requests to be included in this column. Send e-mail requests to or write to Paula Voell, The Buffalo News, P.O. Box 100, Buffalo, N.Y. 14240.

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