Fairfax County volunteer opportunities

November 21, 2012

The Jewish Council for the Aging of Greater Washington needs volunteers to assist at the Senior Tech Computer Center at Landmark Shopping Mall. Instructors and coaches are needed for beginning and advanced classes and workshops. Charles Cook, chasfcook@aol.com; Marcie Mishkin, 240-395-0916.

Our Daily Bread needs volunteers to sponsor needy individuals and families for Thanksgiving meals and December holiday meals and gifts for children. Donations are also needed to buy gift cards for families. www.odbfairfax.org, hpassist@odbfairfax.org, 703-273-8829.

The Lorton Community Action Center is collecting used coats, gloves, scarves and boots and new hats. Items should be clean and ready for use. Take items to LCAC, 9518 Richmond Hwy., Lorton, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays. 703-339-5161, info@lortonaction.org.

Arms Outstretched Ministries needs volunteers to help wrap gifts at Pentagon City Mall, Dec. 7-24. Proceeds support programs that help wounded soldiers at Fort Belvoir and Walter Reed hospitals. Shifts are three hours; parking is free. Lucy Caldwell, 703-856-5201, www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0444AAA62F4-make/5949784.

Main Street Child Development Center in Fairfax City needs an adult volunteer to assist with front office phones, greetings and administrative work, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. three days a week. The volunteer must be a strong Spanish speaker and enjoy working with young children. 703-273-1192.

Fairfax Court Appointed Special Advocates will hold an information session for people interested in becoming advocates for abused or neglected children. 11 a.m.-noon Dec. 8, Reston Community Center at Lake Anne, 1609-A Washington Plaza, Reston. 703-273-3526, Ext. 22, ekosarin@casafairfax.org.

The Homeless Animals Rescue Team needs volunteers, 18 and older, to hold dogs at adoption events on Saturdays. Foster homes are also needed for dogs and cats. 703-691-4278, www.hart90.org.

Rebuilding Together-Arlington/Fairfax/Falls Church needs skilled and semi-skilled men and women to work on homes owned by low income seniors and people with disabilities in Fairfax County. Sheila Martin, 703-528-1999, sheilam@rebuildingtogether-aff.org.

The Humane Society of Fairfax County needs volunteers to help staff its thrift store, at 4055 Chain Bridge Rd., Fairfax. Hours are flexible. 703-385-7387, www.hsfc.org.

Inova Fairfax Medical Campus needs adult volunteers to work in a variety of service areas. 703-776-3104, www.inova.org.

Northern Virginia Family Service needs front office volunteers to work weekday morning and afternoons at the Multicultural Human Services site in Falls Church. Volunteers must be 18 or older, have good computer skills, show initiative and be comfortable in an ethnically diverse and fast-paced environment. Duties include greeting clients and visitors and directing them to the appropriate staff or department, maintaining client forms and office supplies and updating daily calendars. Navara Cannon, 571-748-2536, volunteer@nvfs.org.

The Friends of the National World War II Memorial group needs volunteers to welcome and talk with visitors at the memorial. All volunteers must register with the National Park Service as a part of the Volunteers-in-Parks program. Training and mentoring are provided. George Kerestes, 703-569-1747, ghkerestes@
wwiimemorialfriends.org
, www.wwiimemorialfriends.org.

AARP Tax-Aide, a free, volunteer-run tax counseling and preparation service, needs volunteers to electronically complete and file federal and state income tax forms for low- to moderate-income and elderly residents. All ages and backgrounds are welcome. Must be able to use a computer. Tax counselors receive free tax training and become IRS certified by passing the IRS examination. www.aarp.org/taxaide.

— Compiled by Jean Mack

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