If you've thought about becoming involved at the Buffalo Museum of Science, now's the time to do it.
An orientation program will be held there at 9 a.m. Feb. 7, 14 and 21. Another session will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 10. Both programs will focus on the history, purpose, operations and volunteer procedures. Training for education docents will take place during the weeks of Feb. 5 and 12.
Also, Tifft Farm Nature Preserve's training classes will begin March 7. The series will prepare volunteers to lead "Introduction to Nature" and "Exploring Nature" tours for children and adults.
An eight-session course will begin at 10 a.m. March 7 and be held on Wednesdays and Fridays. A four-session weekend course will be held from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. beginning March 10. Potential volunteers over 18 are welcome to attend. Background in natural history and experience in working with groups is useful but not necessary. For more information, call 896-5200.
Volunteers are needed to staff Women's Health Services, a telephone hot line for adolescents and young adults seeking obstetrical and gynecological care, particularly women with problem pregnancies. This is a pro life activity. Free pregnancy tests, counseling, residential care, and pre natal care are some of the services offered.
The program needs sympathetic, non-judgmental persons who are willing to provide comfort and information. A training program is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. Feb. 13 at Kenmore Mercy Hospital. Call Shirley Averill at the Respect Life Office at 847-2205.
Meals on Wheels, serving the North Buffalo area, has put out a desperate call for help for the next month. The service is short of both drivers and servers who would work one day a week for about 1 1/2 hours to deliver meals to the home-bound elderly. Headquarters for the service is at the Church of the Transfiguration, Parkside and Tacoma Avenues. Please call Polla Milligan at 832-4655 between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. or at 875-1557 after 3 p.m.
EPIC, Effective Parenting Information for Children, is dedicated to helping parents develop effective skills. Training for workshop leaders is scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. March 10 and 17 at Buffalo State College. If you are interested in children, feel at ease in group discussion, and would like to put your knowledge to work helping others, call the EPIC office at 884-4064.