Fairfax County volunteer opportunities

The Inova Fairfax Hospital Treasure Trove Thrift and Consignments Shops in McLean, Annandale and Springfield need volunteers for a variety of tasks. Flexible hours are available. www.inova.org. McLean, 703-356-8704. Annandale, 703-256-7715. Springfield, 703-569-7751.

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 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 4Paws Rescue Team needs adult volunteers to care for cats at the Tysons Corner Petco store. Volunteers spend 30 minutes cleaning cages, giving the cats food and water, scooping the litter and playing with the cats. Training is provided. A six-month commitment is required. Foster homes are urgently needed. 703-715-6369, info@fourpaws.org.

Fairfax County farmers markets need volunteers to serve as market masters and market master assistants in McLean. Volunteers supervise set-up, opening, operation and closing of the fresh produce market during the season, May to November. Training and orientation provided. kristine.mosuela@fairfaxcounty.gov, 703-642-5173.

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.

Fairfax County has several volunteer opportunities, including Meals on Wheels coordinator for the Franconia area and low-impact exercise instructor for the Bailey’s Senior Center in Falls Church. 703-324-5406, www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dfs/olderadultservices, volunteersolutions@fairfaxcounty.gov

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, 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 weekday mornings 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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