The Assistance League of Northern Virginia needs volunteers to pack weekend snack bags for children who receive free or reduced meals during the week at three Title one schools in Northern Virginia, 10 a.m. April 19, Sully Police and Government Center, 4900 Stonecroft Blvd., Chantilly. Linda, 703-591-2312, www.northernvirginia.assistanceleague.org.
Friends of the National World War II Memorial need volunteers to welcome and talk with visitors at the memorial. Training and mentoring are provided by experienced volunteers. All volunteers must register with the National Park Service as part of its Volunteers-In-Parks program. George Kerestes, 703-569-1747, email@example.com. www.wwiimemorialfriends.org.
ArtSpace Herndon needs volunteers for a variety of jobs, including gallery docents, art installations, event hospitality, computer work and writing an online newsletter. No experience is required. Training is provided. Dale McGrath, 703-956-6590, firstname.lastname@example.org.
SCAN of Northern Virginia needs volunteers to care for children, ages 10 and younger, while their parents participate in an educational parent support group, 6:30-8 p.m. Mondays. Background checks are required. 703-820-9001, email@example.com.
Volunteer Fairfax’s Youth Advisory Board is partnering with Youth Service America and other nonprofit organizations to organize Global Youth Service Day, April 21. This youth-organized event is an opportunity for students and families to make an impact on their communities through projects such as park cleanups, troop care package assembly, parade and race day helpers and food pantry support. More than 20 non-profits are offering projects throughout Fairfax County. To view a project near you, visit www.volunteerfairfax.org. Elaine Lydick, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 2012 Race for Hope needs volunteers for the 5K walk/run to benefit a cure for brain tumors, on May 6 at Freedom Plaza, the District. Volunteers are needed for two-hour shifts beginning at 6 a.m. and finishing no later than noon. Margo Welsh, email@example.com. www.curebraintumors.org.
Inova Fairfax Hospital for Children needs volunteers to help with its annual Star Kid 8K and Family Fun Run, 7 a.m.-noon April 22, at George Mason University. Proceeds benefit the pediatric heart program. Volunteers 18 and older are needed to be water station attendants, course marshals and parking monitors. firstname.lastname@example.org. www.inova.org/8K.
Northern Virginia Family Service needs volunteer groups of up to 10 people to assist with receiving, sorting and placing donations on the sales floor at its Clock Tower thrift shops in Centreville and Falls Church. Opportunities are available daily. Navara Cannon, email@example.com.
Cherry Hill Farmhouse in Falls Church needs volunteers to conduct tours, greet visitors and work on special events. Training is provided. 703-248-5171, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The American Association for the Advancement of Science needs scientists, engineers and physicians to assist K-12 science teachers in Fairfax County during the 2012-13 school year. Hours are flexible, and a one-day training session is required before being assigned to a school. Don Rea, 703-237-7683, email@example.com. www.seniorscientist.org.
The Homeless Animals Rescue Team needs volunteers, 18 and older, to hold dogs available for adoption at Saturday pet adoption events. Volunteers are also needed to foster dogs and cats, drive animals to veterinarian appointments and more. 703-691-4278. www.hart90.org.
Travelers Aid at Dulles International Airport needs volunteers to assist passengers throughout the airport. Volunteers answer questions, provide information, direct passengers to correct gates and concourses, help find lost items, calm panicked people and reunite loved ones. Training is provided. 703-572-7350, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fairfax County Volunteer Solutions has a variety of volunteer opportunities, including a Spanish-speaking grocery shopper and social visitor to assist an older Falls Church resident, an art and craft assistant for Mount Vernon Adult Day Health Care, Meals on Wheels volunteers to deliver meals to Vietnamese-speaking older adults in Falls Church and Annandale and to deliver Korean-style meals to older adults. 703-324-5406, email@example.com.
Guiding Eyes for the Blind needs people to open their homes and provide love and affection, behavior training and socialization to puppies until they are old enough to be professionally trained as guide dogs, which is usually 16-18 months. Puppy raising classes are Sunday afternoons in the Vienna area. 866-432-5227, www.guidingeyes.org.
The American Red Cross needs volunteers to assist staff members at blood drives. Volunteers greet donors, provide them with essential reading materials and offer refreshments. Hours are flexible, and training is provided. 800-272-0094, Ext. 1, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Dogue Hollow Wildlife Sanctuary in Lorton needs a volunteer with carpentry skills to do enclosure maintenance and repair, four to six hours a month. Volunteers are also needed to help with cleaning and feeding the wildlife, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., one or more days per week. Volunteers must be 18 or older. 703-690-2168, email@example.com, www.doguehollow.org.
Capital Caring needs volunteers to visit hospice patients, provide respite for caregivers, do administrative work and more. Volunteers must be 18 or older. Training is provided. Martha Huffman, 703-333-6962, mhuffman@capital caring.org.
— Compiled by Jean Mack
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