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The Arthritis Foundation is seeking volunteer coaches for its Joints in Motion program. For information, call Janet Dongoski at 626-0333, Ext. 105, or e-mail her at Each Monday night from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. AIDS Community Services sponsors a volunteer event as people gather to help with mailings, to copy brochures, to cut and pin red ribbons. New helpers are always welcome.

Also, the agency is recruiting 250 volunteers to help with Cause for Celebration, which will be held from 10:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. Feb. 24 at the Buffalo Convention Center. The event includes dancing, desserts, a Las Vegas style casino, a silent auction with donated art work. Funds benefit the work of the organization.

For information, call Eugene Abrahamson, volunteer coordinator, at 847-2441, Ext. 368.

The Greater Buffalo Chapter of the American Red Cross is seeking volunteers for an Ombudsman program that provides advocacy services responsive to complaints and problems of residents living in long-term care facilities. Ombudsmen are assigned to a facility on a weekly basis to discuss problems and concerns. They must be at least 21 years old. Training is provided. The next session begins in April. For information, call 878-2385.

Literacy Volunteers of America/Buffalo and Erie County will hold an orientation for potential volunteers at 2635 Delaware Ave. from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Feb. 22. Those who go through the 18-hour training session will work with students in Basic Reading or English for Speakers of Other Languages. For information, call 876-8991.

To find other volunteer opportunities, call the Volunteer Center of the United Way at 887-2690.

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