Fairfax County volunteer opportunities

December 4, 2013

The Shepherd’s Center of Oakton-Vienna needs volunteer drivers to take seniors to medical appointments and other activities. Other volunteer opportunities are also available. 703-281-5088, volunteer@scov.org, www.scov.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, John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Dr., Alexandria. 703-273-3526, Ext. 22, ekosarin@casafairfax.org.

ReBuild Warehouse needs volunteers Saturday afternoons to help receive recycled building material donations and move, label and organize items in the Springfield warehouse. volunteer@rebuildwarehouse.org, www.rebuildwarehouse.org.

The Wakefield Chorale needs a volunteer piano accompanist for Tuesday evening rehearsals and performances at retirement communities. Donna, 703-960-0440, donnajean5536@gmail.com.

Lift Me Up! Therapeutic Riding Program needs volunteers, 14 and older, to support riders with disabilities and to assist with horse care. No experience necessary. Training is provided. 703-759-6221, www.liftmeup.org.

Northern Virginia Family Service needs volunteers, 21 and older, to tutor youth of families enrolled in the transitional housing programs. Tutors knowledgable in Spanish, Algebra I and II, calculus, advanced math and history are needed. All tutors must pass a background check. Navara Cannon, volunteer@nvfs.org.

The Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind needs people to help raise and train puppies. Volunteers will receive a young puppy to raise until it is 12-18 months old. The puppy with then be returned to the Guide Dog Foundation to begin formal training to become a guide dog for the blind or a service dog for a veteran. 866-282-8046, www.guidedog.org.

The Alzheimer’s Association National Capital Area Chapter needs a volunteer to provide administrative assistance in the development department, a minimum shift of three hours, two days a week, in Fairfax. Julie Booth, 703-766-9007, www.alz.org/nca.

The Fairfax Station Railroad Museum, 11200 Fairfax Station Rd., Fairfax Station, needs volunteer docents to work 1-4 p.m. Sundays, greeting visitors and telling them about the exhibits, the museum and the railroad and Civil War history. Training and orientation provided. Volunteers are also needed for gardening, publicity and exhibit planning. Michael, 703-945-7483.

The Shepherd’s Center of Oakton-Vienna, which provides services to people 50 and older, needs volunteers for medical and companion transportation, friendly callers and visitors, caregiver support, handy helpers, record-keeping, health advocacy and decluttering. Hours are flexible. 703-281-5088, www.scov.org.

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide needs volunteers to help prepare tax returns, greet people, maintain computers, manage the program and to translate. Training is provided. www.aarp.org/taxvolunteer.

Our Daily Bread needs volunteers to sponsor needy residents for 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 Saturdays. Foster homes are also needed for dogs and cats. 703-817-9444, www.hart90.org.

— Compiled by Jean Mack

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