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Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara is recruiting caring individuals who are interested in becoming advocates and enhancing the lives of people with developmental disabilities. Advocates provide advice to help individuals make important, everyday decisions. Volunteers should be patient, supportive and good listeners.

This program stems from federal regulations and state policies that specify that advocates must be appointed to represent those who have no other person in their lives to assist them in attaining their rights. Opportunities Unlimited is working aggressively to ensure that each consumer is matched to a trained volunteer.

Call Valerie Camann, manager of special events, at 297-6400, ext. 256, to request an application.


The Women's Interclub Council, which represents members of many women's organizations in the Amherst area, will honor Susan Grelick at its annual March luncheon for her outstanding work as a community volunteer. Grelick has been involved with the Zonta Club, Quota International League of Women Voters and Jewish Family Services, among others.

Also, the Amherst Symphony, now in its 60th season, will be recognized for its service to the community and culture of Amherst.

For information on other volunteer opportunities, call the Volunteer Center of the United Way at 887-2690 or visit its Web site at
Agencies and organizations that are 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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