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Friday, Feb 08 2013 11:57 AM

Reading, housing groups among those looking for volunteers

By The Bakersfield Californian

Jesus Shack is looking for 40 volunteers to help staff a Newsboys/ Building 429 concert Saturday, Feb. 23, at Olive Knolls Nazarene Church. Various positions available include setup/take down, Jesus Shack booth, band merchandise, VIP line, front door, ticket takers and event staff. Event setup starts at 9 a.m. and ends at 10 p.m. You must be available to work a minimum of a two-hour shift. For more information call 324-0638 or email volunteer@jesusshack.com.

Can You Read? Give someone else the gift of reading as a volunteer tutor for the Kern Adult Literacy Council. Just two hours a week can change someone's life. Programs offered: Adult basic education, general education development, English as a second language and family literacy program. Step-by-step instructional material is provided. For more information call 324-3213 or email info@KernALC.org.

Mayor's Freeway Cleanup needs volunteers to assist with de-littering the freeway off- and on-ramps. Vests, helmets and trash bags are provided. Volunteers will meet at 8:45 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 9, at the Park & Ride lot on Stockdale Highway, west of Oak Street. Travel by bus/van to the various cleanup locations and return by 11 a.m. Mark your calendars for Feb 23, March 9 and 23, April 6 and 20, and May 4 and 18. For future cleanups and additional information, call 326-3770. If there's adverse weather (active rain or fog), cleanup will be cancelled.

Mercy Hospital/Truxtun is looking for friendly, caring individuals to volunteer in the gift shop, information desk and as surgery hostess. For more information, call Robin Hunt, supervisor of volunteer services, at 632-5613.

Habitat for Humanity is looking for volunteers to help in refurbishing homes for low-income homeowners. To learn how to help, call Pat Rhoades at 861-8449.

Kings Academic Bootcamp needs help passing out flyers in the downtown, Rosedale and eastside areas of town. To find out more, call Andrea McNeal at 326-1832 or email at amcneal@kingabc.org.

Help a young person achieve his or her potential -- Be a child mentor with Reach 4 Greatness Mentoring. To find out how you can impact a child's life, call Jessica Kamppi at 322-HOPE (4673) or visit the website at stayfocused.org.

For more volunteer opportunities or to be included in this list in the future, call the Volunteer Center of Kern County at 395-9787.

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