Public Notice asks not what it can do for its community but what *you* can. This week features part of our Austin-area Volunteer Opportunities List and informs of dear old "Public Notice"'s demise..
By Kate X Messer, Fri., Aug. 17, 2001
SafePlace Volunteer for domestic violence and sexual assault survival programs. PO Box 19454, 78760. 385-5181.
SIMS Foundation Affordable mental health care for musicians and artists. PO Box 1622, 78767-1622. 494-1007.
South Austin Greenway Alliance needs you. www.batstobluebonnets.com or 482-8537.
Special Olympics Texas Assist with awards, be a statistician, or be a "hugger." 11442 N. I-35, 78753. 707-3777.
Sustainable Food Center Tackle health, hunger, and sustenance issues. Bilingual especially needed. PO Box 13323, 78711. 385-0080.
Texas Abortion & Reproductive Rights Action League (TARAL) Keep reproductive rights legal. PO Box 684602, 78768. 462-1661.
Texas Alliance for Human Needs Statewide, multi-issue coalition concerned with issues affecting low- and moderate-income folks. 1016 E. 12th. www.txalliance.org or 474-5019.
Texas Department of Health (TDH) Gain skills and training while learning about public health concerns. 1100 W. 49th, 78756. 458-7111 x2201.
Texas Memorial Museum of Science & History Assist with public programs, school tours, and cool exhibits. 2400 Trinity, 78705. www.texasmemorialmuseum.org or 232-5509.
Texas Runaway Hotline Assist runaways and their families. PO Box 149030, MC Y-987, 78714-9030. 833-3477.
Travis County Green Party Volunteers needed to build grassroots democracy through local action. www.greens.org/texas/travis or 587-7354.
Top Drawer Thrift Store Proceeds from the store go to Project Transitions. 4902 Burnet Rd., 78756. 454-5161 or 454-8646.
United Cerebral Palsy Liberation Station Toy depot workers needed for all shifts. 9027 Northgate #101, 78758. 834-1827.
United Way/First Call for Help Non-emergency, one-call referral to public services. Hotline workers needed. 2000 E. MLK, 78702. 323-1898.
Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum Volunteers needed for all museum positions. 605 Robert E. Lee, 78704. 445-5582.
Victory Tutorial Program Tutor students with homework, reinforce basic skills. 3908 Ave. B #113, 78751. 499-7317.
Waterloo Counseling Center Experienced professional, clerical, and newsletter assistance. 1524 S. I-35 #218, 78704. 444-9922.
Wild Basin Wilderness Preserve Make the nature scene and help out on the trails. www.wildbasin.org or 805 Capital of Texas Hwy. N., 78746. 327-7622.
Williamson Co. Crisis Center Rape crisis and battered women's services center needs you. www.main.org/wccc or 211 Commerce #103, RR, 78664. 255-1212 or 800/460-SAFE.
Women & Their Work Gallery and gift shop workers needed. 1710 Lavaca, 78701. 477-1064.
YMCA of Austin Help them "build strong kids, strong families, and strong communities." www.volunteermatch.org or 888/333-9622.
YWCA of Greater Austin Serve women and girls with mental health counseling, substance abuse services, wellness programs, recreational/cultural activities. 1524 S. I-35 #315. 326-1222.
Here are some last-minute additions!
Austin Community Development Corp. Needs pros for Entrepreneur Development Program to mentor in the areas of business planning, law, accounting, marketing, and more. 1102 E. Cesar Chavez, 78702. www.austincdc.org or 472-8087.
Institute for a Weapon-Free Youth Clerical support needed (Quickbooks, mailings, etc.). Help kids prevent violence. 327-3250.
Dinosaurs R Us!
Now's the time/to say goodbye/to all our com-pan-eeeee: Pee-U-Bee ... eL-I-Cee ... eN-Oh-Tee-I-Cee-Eee. Yup, kids. Extinction is in the stars for your old pals here at "Public Notice." Come Chronicle Redesign Time (the issue of Sept. 14), "PN" will be going the ways of the ol' Apato-, Brachio-, Corytho-, and Tyrannosauruses. Yup, lumbering to Extinct-o-ville by way of the comet of progress, the drought of column inch, and that dratted general "survival of the fittest" dealio. Fret not, sweet fans. We'll be consolidating and redoubling our efforts to cover this wacky volunteer beat in the greatly improved and muchly expanded and efficientized (under the capable hands of fine Listings Editor Kim Mellen) Community Listings section of this paper, thereby making a "One-Stop Shopping" experience out of your search for public service opportunities each week.
Might we ask a favor? Send No More Public Service Notices to the attention of "Public Notice" nor to the byline holder herein (that would be yours ... yours, very truly, Kate X Messer), and instead, send your juicy tidbits and info to the fine folk listed below and on our Community Listings page? Thanks! See you next week.