Surrey Christmas Bureau needs volunteers to stock shelves, sort items, help with registration and help in the office. Orientation sessions are planned. Call 604-5819623 to register as a volunteer.
Delta Police Victim Services seeks volunteers 19 and older who have exceptional interpersonal and communications skills. Info: Call Kim Gramlich, 604-940-5019 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteer literacy tutors needed by Learning Disabilities Association: "Help a child who is struggling to read and write. You must have excellent English skills, love to read and enjoy working with children." Tutoring locations in Surrey and Langley. Extensive training provided. Info: 604-5915156, www.ldafs.org.
Surrey International Folk Dancing Society meets Thursday evenings (Sept. to June) at Walnut Road Elementary, 16152 82nd Ave., North Surrey, from 7-10 p.m. Beginners welcome. No partner or costume required. "A fun way to exercise and keep your mind active." Info: www.surreyfolkdance.org.
Surrey Square Wheelers Square Dance Club hosts events at Port Kells community hall, 18918 88th Ave. Lessons start Sept., first lesson free. Great exercise, friendly atmosphere, everyone welcome. Call 604-513-9901 or 604-594-6415.
Dutch-Canadian Cultural Society of Greater Vancouver, incorporated in 1965, has goal "to provide entertaining venues in the Lower Mainland whereby Dutch-Canadians and their friends can come together to preserve, enhance and celebrate, their heritage and cultural traditions." Info: 604-5363394, www.dutchnetwork.ca.
MSOS (Mixed Singles Over Sixty): This social club, for active men and women 60 years and over, welcomes new members - companions for walking, golf dining, dancing, theatre, travel, more. Info, contact Kay at 604-542-1916 or Colin, 604-538-7799.
Delta Diggers Garden Club: Group meets every third Thursday at 7: 30 p.m., from February to November, at Kennedy Seniors Recreation Centre, 11760 88th Ave., North Delta. New members welcome. 604-535-2642.
Ubuntu Ogogo: "Compassionate grandmothers" group meets on second Wednesday of month at Fleetwood Villa, 16028 83rd Ave., from 9: 30 a.m. to noon. Group works to raise funds to assist grandmothers of sub-Saharan Africa who are supporting their grandchildren due to AIDS/HIV pandemic there. Info: 778-565-3555, email@example.com.
Surrey Aglow: "Women meeting with women" group meets every second Thursday at Middle Eastern Friendship Centre, 13483 108th Ave., Surrey, 6 p.m. food; 7 p.m. meeting. All welcome. Info: www.aglowofcanada.org, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Woodcarvers in Cloverdale: Club consists of beginners and experts who love to carve and share their skills with new members. Meetings held every Tuesday evening from 6: 45 to 8: 45 p.m. (Sept. to June) at Lord Tweedsmuir Secondary, in the wood shop at the back of the school, 6151 180th St., Cloverdale. Contact Ron, 604-576-6806, or Jim, 604-575-7968.
Nar Anon: "Do you have a friend or family member who has an addiction problem? Nar Anon may be the place for you." Group meets Tuesdays at 7: 30 p.m. at Bethany-Newton United Church, on corner of 60th Ave. and 148th St., Surrey. Info: naranoncbregion.org.
Seniors Hot Lunch Programs: "Do you know a senior who would enjoy a healthy meal and lively company? Seniors Come Share Society offers hot lunch programs with live entertainment at Chuck Bailey rec centre and Newton Seniors Centre. For times and more information, call Hillary at Seniors Come Share Society, 604-5319400, ext. 23." On the web: www. seniorscomesharesociety.com.
Mental Health Family Support and Respite program provides families/caregivers with a family member diagnosed with a severe mental illness. Groups meet in Delta and Langley. For more info or individual support, call 604-574-1976.
North Delta Family Resource Centre: "Are you a North Delta or Surrey parent of a child under the age of six? Would you like to meet weekly with other moms to discuss parenting and personal issues? North Delta Family Resource Centre offers two Family Empowerment programs - Thursday afternoon for English-speaking parents and Friday morning for Punjabi-speaking parents. Info: 604-591-9262, ext 118.
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