Public Life

Book Store Volunteer
Friends of the Library Hillsborough seek volunteers for their bookstore, Grover's Corners. Volunteers are needed for mornings, evenings and weekends; you choose the days and hours. Grover's Corners is at the John F. Germany Public Library, 900 N. Ashley Drive, downtown Tampa. Call 813-273-3616.

Audubon Christmas Bird Count
Saturday, Dec. 22

The Clearwater Audubon Society seeks volunteers to participate in a century-old event that takes place around the world. A pre-count takes place Saturday, Dec. 15, to familiarize teams with geographic areas and procedures. Everyone is welcome to take part in this day-long field trip. Donations to the education endowment fund of Clearwater Audubon Society are also accepted. For bird count time and location, call Dr. John Rippon at 727-725-4292, e-mail [email protected], or contact Joan Brigham at 727-446-9367.

The Child Abuse Council's Holiday Store Dec. 18-20
The CAC opens its annual holiday store, which allows children involved in any of its 12 programs to receive toys for the holidays. Volunteers are needed to wrap the donated gifts. Contact Suzanne Secrest at 813-673-4646 for information on the holiday store or how you can volunteer.

Second Chance Life Skills Inc.
This nonprofit organization seeks volunteers and interns to provide vocational training to economically disadvantaged youth and young adults. Also needed are new and used computers. Call 727-895-8375, or visit

Volunteers Needed
The UNO Latin Film Festival Advisory Committee seeks volunteers to work on its annual film festival. Help select films, find sponsors and organize the event. Spanish not required. Call 727-581-9984 or visit

Human Rights Day
Sunday, Dec. 9

10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Amnesty International of Tampa Bay, in conjunction with the United Nations Human Rights Day, hosts a celebration at Largo Central Park. Events include speakers from local chapters of human rights organizations, live music from bands (including Sparky's Nightmare, Gotohells and Car Bomb Driver) and information about participating organizations. The event is free. The park's at 101 Central Park Drive, Largo. Call Theresa Goodman at 727-421-2752.

Available Funding
WMNF-88.5 FM, in order to encourage local independent radio, is making funds available to beginning or experienced independent radio producers. WMNF is interested in works that support and promote cultural diversity, equality, peace and social justice, whether oriented toward music or news and public affairs. For a copy of application guidelines, contact Jessica Noel at 813-238-8001, ext. 11, or e-mail [email protected].

—Compiled by Nina Banez

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