Fairfax County volunteer opportunities

November 6, 2013

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 Nov. 16, Thomas Jefferson Library, 7415 Arlington Blvd., Falls Church. 703-273-3526, Ext. 22, ekosarin@ casafairfax.org.

The Literacy Council of Northern Virginia needs tutors to help adults improve reading and writing skills. Tutors are trained, matched with a student and encouraged to meet with the student weekly for 90 minutes. No teaching or foreign language skills are required. Training will be 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 16 and 23, James Lee Community Center, 2855 Annandale Rd., Falls Church. Both sessions are required. A $50 training fee covers books, other materials and instruction. 703-237-0866, Ext. 111, www.lcnv.org.

St. Mark’s English as a Second Language program needs volunteers to help adults master the English language and prepare for citizenship in the 2013-14 academic year. Volunteer 2-3 hours one evening a week as an ESL teacher or aide, citizenship teacher or aide, conversation group facilitator or occasional substitute teacher or aide. Occasionally photographers and translators of Korean, Arabic, Chinese or Vietnamese are needed. http://service.www.stmark.org/esl.

Mount Vernon Adult Day Health Care Center in Alexandria needs a volunteer receptionist on Fridays, social companions for participants and a volunteer licensed hair stylist once a month. Lewinsville Adult Day Health Care Center in McLean needs a volunteer musician to play once or twice a month and a volunteer Zumba instructor. Wakefield Senior Center in Annandale needs a substitute bingo caller from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Fridays. 703-324-5406, www.fairfaxcounty.gov/olderadults, volunteersolutions@fairfaxcounty.gov.

The Vietnamese Senior Info Line needs bilingual Vietnamese volunteers to help link older adults and caregivers to county services. 703-324-5406, www.fairfaxcounty.gov/olderadults, volunteersolutions@fairfaxcounty.gov.

The American Councils for International Education needs volunteers to evaluate students’ scholarship applications from November through March. Sarah Bartfeld, volunteer@americancouncils.org, 202-833-7522; http://volunteermatters.com/login/americancouncils.

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide needs volunteers to help prepare tax returns, greet people, maintain computers, manage the program and to translate. www.aarp.org/
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Our Daily Bread needs volunteers to sponsor needy residents for Thanksgiving and December holiday meals and gifts for children. 703-273-8829, info@odbfairfax.org, www.odbfairfax.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. 703-817-9444, www.hart90.org.

— Compiled by Jean Mack

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