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Volunteers / Community organizations seeking help

A Volunteer Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 1 at the WNED Studios, 140 Lower Terrace. More than 35 non-profit organizations representing human service and cultural groups will be on hand at this "one-stop" event.

Participating groups include the Food Bank of Western New York, Guiding Eyes of the Blind, and Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Erie County. For further information, contact WNED at 845-7000 or log onto www.WNED.org.

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The Niagara Frontier Radio Reading Service, beginning its 20th year of giving the blind a chance to read, is in urgent need of radio reading volunteers who would record readings of newspapers, magazines and books, especially during evening hours. If you might be interested in becoming a volunteer radio reader, call the NFRRS at 821-5555. Broadcast studios are located at 1199 Harlem Road in Cheektowaga, between William and Clinton Streets.

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Many volunteers for North Tonawanda Meals on Wheels have gone South for the winter. To fill the gap, volunteers are sought as meal preparers, drivers, and servers who take the meals to clients in Tonawanda and North Tonawanda. Delivery workers help between 10:45 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. They are asked to work 1 1/2 hours each week.

Kitchen help is also needed between 8 and 11:30 a.m. Kitchen helpers prepare hot meals, make sandwiches, and fill lunch bags. To volunteer, call 693-1663.

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The Charles E. Burchfield Nature & Art Center, 2001 Union Road, West Seneca, is seeking volunteers for its Adult Conservation Corps. The first meeting is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. March 25.

For information, call 558-3337 or e-mail Burchfield@wsby.org.

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For information on other 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 to pvoell@buffnews.com or write to Paula Voell, The Buffalo News, P.O. Box 100, Buffalo, N.Y. 14240.

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