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Group needs volunteers to serve as mentors

Make a lasting difference in the life of a child by volunteering as a mentor. Gulf Coast Community Care needs volunteers 30 and older to be matched with children from single-parent homes who need adult companionship and positive role models. No experience is necessary and there are no costs to participants.

To learn more, call Nancy at 479-1813 or Beverly at 479-1841.

PASCO, PINLLAS COUNTIES

Foster parents needed for 4,500 children

Imagine being taken away from your home, not knowing where you will go, leaving behind your favorite things. Now, imagine this through the eyes of a child. There are more than 4,500 dependent children in Pinellas and Pasco counties because of child abuse, neglect or abandonment. Many of them need loving foster parents. For information on becoming a foster parent, call the Safe Children Coalition recruitment line toll-free at 1-866-271-4705 and press 7.

PALM HARBOR

Learn about phone options for deaf

A representative from Florida Telecommunications Relay will be available from 10 a.m. to noon on the second Wednesday of the month at the Palm Harbor Library, 2330 Nebraska Ave., to offer special phones and ring-signaling devices to qualified deaf or hard-of-hearing residents.

Call (727) 399-9983 (voice) or (727) 399-9422 (TTY) for details.

LARGO

SPCA seeks weekday volunteers for office

The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Tampa Bay needs weekday volunteer office assistants for various shelter departments. Help is needed with graphics, Web design and data entry. Animal lovers will enjoy a volunteer opportunity that is vital to saving homeless pets and will meet and network with fellow animal lovers.

Volunteers can build their resumes and gain practical experience by working with the SPCA's professional team. Call (727) 586-3591, ext. 127.

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