Take part in the Great American Cleanup with Keep Bakersfield Beautiful. Volunteer to help clean up illegal dump sites and litter around Bakersfield beginning at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, April 6. Afterward, all volunteers are invited to a free picnic to celebrate year-round efforts at Yokuts Park. Sign up at www.keepbakersfieldbeautiful.us or by calling 326-3539.

Relay For Life is looking for volunteers to help with gates and welcome Thursday, May 3, through Sunday, May 5. Volunteers are also needed for Logistics Team setup/cleanup Wednesday, May 1, through Sunday, May 5. For more information on how to get involved with Relay For Life at , at 1523 California Ave., next to Dewar's Candy, or by calling 324-3421.

Garden Pathways needs volunteers for encouragement and to give caring support. Help those who face difficult times in life to overcome their obstacles. To find out how to become a Garden Pathways mentor volunteer or supporter, contact Adrian Santa Cruz at 633-9133, ext. 26.

Mayor's Freeway Cleanup needs volunteers to assist with de-littering the freeway off/on ramps. Vests, helmets and trash bags are provided. Volunteers will meet at 8:45 a.m. The next freeway cleanup will take place Saturday, April 6. Meet at the Park & Ride lot on Stockdale Highway, west of Oak Street. Travel by bus/van to the various cleanup locations and return by 11 a.m. Mark your calendars April 6 and 20 and May 4 and 18. For future cleanups and additional information, call 326-3770. If there's adverse weather (active rain or fog), cleanup will be cancelled.

California Living Museum , is looking for volunteers to help as zoo keeper assistant and maintenance assistant. For applications and more information about this exciting volunteer opportunity, go to www.calmzoo.org or call 872-2256.

Join Stewards Inc. in fighting homelessness by participating in Bakersfield's Amazing Race Saturday, April 13. Teams will compete by scouring the downtown area in a race to solve clues and meet challenges. To volunteer or participate in this exciting event, go to www.bakersfieldamazingrace.org.

For more volunteer opportunities or to be included in this list in the future, call the Volunteer Center of Kern County at 395-9787.