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Focus on volunteers

By PIPER JONES CASTILLO

© St. Petersburg Times, published February 7, 2001


The Pinellas Pioneer Settlement, 3100 31st St. S, St. Petersburg, needs volunteers for its Great Engines of the Past show on Saturday and Sunday.

The event includes an old-fashioned tractor pull and a display of vintage vehicles.

Helpers are needed in the food booths. The organization also needs workers to help restore an old farmhouse and handle other odd jobs.

For information, call Gwen Caddington at 894-7519.

The St. Petersburg Museum of History will hold a volunteer information meeting at 2 p.m. Thursday and at 10 a.m. Feb. 19.

The volunteer staff at the museum helps operate the front desk, the museum store, the speaker's bureau, exhibitions, and the archives.

For information, call the museum at 894-1052.

The Hospice of the Florida Suncoast will hold a volunteer orientation class at 9 a.m. Feb. 17 at the Hospice's south community service center, 5639 49th St. N, St. Petersburg. For information, call Kathy Roble at 586-4432.

The St. Petersburg Free Clinic, 863 Third Ave. N, St. Petersburg, will hold a volunteer orientation from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Feb. 24. For information, call Dawna Sarmiento at 821-1200, ext. 118.

The St. Petersburg Branch of the American Red Cross needs drivers to transport elderly residents to and from their medical appointments in Red Cross vehicles. Volunteers work one day each week from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. For information, call Hub Denison at 898-3111.

The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Pinellas County needs weekday volunteers to serve as office assistants for development and fund-raising efforts. Duties include answering phones, filing, data entry and mailings. For information, call the SPCA at 586-3591, ext. 110.

- Send information at least 10 days in advance to Focus on Volunteers, c/o Piper Jones Castillo, Neighborhood Times, P.O. Box 1121, St. Petersburg, FL 33731. If you have any questions, call Piper at 893-8827 or e-mail to pcastillo@sptimes.com.

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