The St. Petersburg Ronald McDonald House 835 Seventh St. S, a 28-bedroom facility that provides families with a safe and affordable place to stay while their child is hospitalized, needs volunteers. As a part of the Ronald McDonald House Team, the volunteers register visitors, answer phones, conduct tours, cook meals and provide emotional support. To volunteer call Linda Vawter at 821-8961, ext. 301.
Local Americorps VISTA volunteers will celebrate 30 years of service by inviting all alumni to a family picnic from noon to 4 p.m. July 8 at Fort De Soto Park, North Beach, Shelter 5. Please call Carol Livingston at 893-4968 if you wish to attend. Reservations are required by Friday.
Send information at least 10 days in advance to Focus on Volunteers, c/o Catherine Flaherty, City Times, P.O. Box 1121, St. Petersburg, FL 33731. We also will accept black-and-white photographs, but if an event is particularly newsworthy, let us know well in advance, and we may send a staff photographer. If you have any questions, call Catherine at 893-8215.