Fairfax County volunteer opportunities

Northern Virginia Family Service urgently needs Farsi-speaking volunteers, on an on-call basis, to translate for clients receiving counseling services in Falls Church. Volunteers must be 18 or older and have a flexible weekday daytime and early evening availability. Navara Cannon, 571-748-2536, ncannon@nvfs.org.

The American Heart Association needs volunteers to help with the Lawyers Have Heart 10K Run and Fun Walk, June 8 at the Washington Harbour in Georgetown. Joellen Brassfield, 703-248-1784, joellen.brassfield@heart.org; www.lawyershaveheartdc.org.

SCAN of Northern Virginia needs volunteers, especially bilingual ones, to assist with a nurturing parenting class in the fall. Successful candidates are urged to attend a three-day nurturing parenting program training session this summer. Background checks are required. 703-820-9001, spoyta@scanva.org.

Fairfax Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) will hold an information session for people interested in becoming advocates for abused or neglected children. 11 a.m.-noon Saturday, Fairfax CASA, 4103 Chain Bridge Rd., Suite 200, Fairfax. 703-273-3526, Ext. 22, ekosarin@fairfaxcasas.org.

The Dupont-Kalorama Museums Consortium needs volunteers to assist museum staff during the annual Museum Walk Weekend, June 1-2. kridgley@societyofthecincinnati.org.

Rebuild Warehouse needs a volunteer for Quickbooks recordkeeping, 2-3 hours at the end of each month. Volunteers are also needed to help with moving and lifting, sales and pricing, Internet sales and organizing display items at the newly reopened materials warehouse in Springfield. 703-280-1719, volunteer@rebuildwarehouse.org, www.rebuildwarehouse.org.

Celebrate Fairfax! needs volunteers to help with the annual festival June 7-9, at the Fairfax County Government Center. Volunteers will assist in running the event’s activity areas, including programs, performances, concerts on eight stages, a carnival and more. Kelli Kiblinger, 703-324-5392, kelli.kiblinger@fairfaxcounty.gov, www.celebratefairfax.com.

ArtSpace Herndon, 750 Center St., Herndon, needs summer volunteers to staff the gallery, install art and help with receptions. Dale McGrath, 703-956-6590, artscoordinator@artspaceherndon.com, www.artspaceherndon.org.

The Fairfax County Park Authority’s Invasive Management Area program needs volunteers through May 31 to help remove nonnative invasive plants from parkland and replace them with native species. Erin Stockschlaeder, 703-324-8681, erin.stockschlaeder@fairfaxcounty.gov, www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/resources/IMA.

Mount Vernon at Home needs volunteers to help Mount Vernon area seniors with transportation, home services/maintenance, errands and household support. 703-303-4060, info@mountvernonathome.org.

LEC, a French cultural exchange organization, needs host families for French students, ages 13-19, who are coming to the area for three weeks this summer. Host families provide room, board and companionship. All students speak English, are fully insured and have spending money. Louise Lamy, 703-392-6234; www.lec-usa.com, www.lecwashington.blogspot.com.

The Fairfax County Park Authority needs volunteers to assist at the U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship at Laurel Hill Golf Club in Lorton, July 15-30. Volunteers are needed to be walking scorers, forecaddies and standard bearers. 703-493-8849, mary.cline@fairfaxcounty.gov.

The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary needs volunteer boat crew members on their patrol boats to assist boaters on the Potomac River. Training and equipment are provided. 703-780-3765, eaglesailor75@cox.net.

Fairfax County needs volunteers to drive adults to weekly health and wellness programs. Volunteers are also needed to help older adults fill out applications for SNAP, a food subsidy program for low-income people. 703-324-5406, volunteersolutions@fairfaxcounty.gov, www.fairfaxcounty.gov/olderadults.

Fairfax County needs respite care volunteers throughout the county to visit and oversee the safety of frail older adults, for a few hours each month. 703-324-7577, kristin.martin@fairfaxcounty.gov.

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.

— Compiled by Jean Mack

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