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Published: Sunday, January 13, 2008 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Sunday, January 13, 2008 at 12:00 a.m.

Seniors sought as foster grandparents

* The Alachua County Foster Grandparent Program is currently seeking interested seniors to serve special-needs children in the community, especially in local child-care centers and after-school programs.

The next training session for new volunteers will begin on Feb. 25. Alachua County residents aged 60 and older who live on a limited income are encouraged to apply.

Volunteers serve 15 to 40 hours per week working one-on-one with special-needs children in schools, child-care centers, foster homes, after-school programs and other nonprofit organizations throughout the county.

In return for their service, volunteers receive an hourly stipend of $2.65, a daily meal, assistance with transportation, an annual physical examination and supplemental insurance.

For more information, call 264-6757.

- Sun staff report

Harn Museum of Art is recruiting docents

* Want to give back to your community? One way would be to become a docent at the Harn Museum of Art.

Harn docents are adult volunteer tour guides who introduce and interpret the museum's collections and traveling exhibitions to visitors.

Harn docents are recruited every two years, and the museum is currently recruiting more. In fact, there's a docent orientation session Monday at 9 a.m. at the museum.

For more information about the Harn's docent program, contact Bonnie Bernau at or call (352) 392-9826, extension 116.

- Sun staff report

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