Fairfax County volunteer opportunities

August 6

The Workhouse Arts Center needs volunteers to help usher and monitor performances in the theater and various events. Help also is needed with gallery and museum sitting and leading tours. 703-584-2900, www.workhousearts.org.

GIVE, a program that provides tutoring for children in grades K-6 needs high school students to work with a student once a week on weekends during the school year. www.giveyouth.org/tutoring-program.

St. Mark’s English as a Second Language program needs volunteers to help adults master the English language and prepare for citizenship. Volunteer two to three hours one evening a week as an ESL teacher or aide, citizenship teacher or aide, conversation group facilitator or occasional substitute teacher or aide. Translators of Spanish, Korean, Arabic, Chinese or Vietnamese are needed. st.mark.esl@gmail.com, service.www.stmark.org/esl .

4Paws Rescue Team needs volunteers 18 and older to help one hour a week at the Alexandria Petco, 6612 Richmond Hwy., Alexandria. Duties include scooping litter, providing fresh food and water, and playing with/nurturing two cats in a quiet room. A six-month commitment is requested. 703-715-6369, info@fourpaws.org, www.fourpaws.org.

The James Mott Community Assistance Program needs volunteers on Wednesdays and Fridays to help distribute groceries from the food pantry. Volunteers with experience in fundraising, grant writing and board of director leadership skills also are needed. 703-591-1600, www.jmcap.org, pbullocks@jmcap.org.

Northern Virginia Country Western Dance Association needs volunteers for the Country Steppers dance team which entertains at community events, fairs and retirement homes in Northern Virginia about twice a month. Practice is 10 a.m. Saturdays in Annandale. Basic dance experience required. Training in choreographed routines is provided. 703-860-4941, steppers@nvcwda.org.

Lost Dog and Cat Rescue needs foster families for cats and assistance at cat adoption centers. Duties include playing with the cats, providing fresh food and water and keeping the adoption center tidy. 703-295-3647, catfoster@lostdogrescue.org.

Fairfax Area Agency on Aging needs volunteers for a new program called Volunteer IT On-Call that helps older adults with minor computer tasks such as setting up e-mail and Skype, teaching them how to use social media, upload photos and order groceries. 703-324-5406.

Historic Sully needs volunteers to help with house tours, scout programs and a variety of other initiatives in Chantilly. Flexible hours and training provided. 703-437-1794, tammyhiggs@fairfaxcounty.gov.

Northern Virginia Family Service needs Amharic speakers to interpret for clients receiving counseling services in Falls Church and Oakton. Volunteers must be at least 18 and have flexible daytime and evening hours. 571-748-2536, ncannon@nvfs.org.

The Northern Virginia Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program needs volunteer advocates for residents in assisted-living and nursing facilities. Training is provided. 703-324-5861, lisa.callahan@fairfaxcounty.gov.

ArtSpace Herndon needs volunteer docents to greet guests, answer phones and complete sales during normal gallery hours. Flexible two-hour shifts. Training is provided. A volunteer is also needed a few hours each month to manage the Artisans Gallery shop. 703-956-6590, volunteer@artspaceherndon.com.

Claude Moore Colonial Farm at Turkey Run needs volunteers to help remove fallen trees and branches, clear paths, stack firewood and build brush fences. 703-442-7557.

Lift Me Up therapeutic riding program needs volunteers 14 and older to support riders with disabilities and assist with horse care. No experience necessary. Training provided. 703-759-6221, www.liftmeup.org .

The Homeless Animals Rescue Team needs volunteers 18 and older to assist with dogs at adoption events noon to 3 p.m. Saturdays at Petco, Greenbriar Town Center, 13053 Lee Jackson Memorial Hwy., Fairfax. Foster homes also are needed for dogs and cats. 703-691-4278, www.hart90.org.

The Homeless Animals Rescue Team needs volunteers 18 and older to assist with dogs at adoption events noon-3 p.m. Saturdays at Petsmart, 13866 Metrotech Dr., Chantilly. 703-691-4278, www.hart90.org.

Fancy Cats Rescue Team needs volunteers to assist with cat care at PetSmart stores in Springfield, Fair Lakes and Chantilly. Volunteers will provide food and water, tend litter boxes and spend time with the cats. Foster homes also are needed. 703-961-1091, volunteer@fancycats.org, www.fancycats.org.

Assistance League of Northern Virginia needs volunteers for programs that provide clothing and help educate, feed and nurture those in need. 703-425-2243, mespence@cox.net or www.northernvirginia.assistanceleague.org.

The American Association for the Advancement of Science needs volunteer scientists, engineers, mathematicians and physicians to assist K-12 STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) teachers in Fairfax County during the 2014-2015 school year. 703-237-7683, donaldrea@aol.com.

Meadowlark Botanical Gardens (part of the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority) needs volunteers to help in the gardens. Duties include propagating plants, weeding and composting. Tools are provided. Tammy Burke, senior horticulturist, 703-255-3631.

Share of McLean needs volunteers to pick up donated furniture and deliver it to needy individuals and families. Pickups and deliveries are done between 8:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturdays. Volunteers must be able to help load and carry furniture. Trucks are insured. 703-893-6953, www.shareofmclean.org.

Cherry Hill Farmhouse Museum needs volunteers to help with a variety of programs. Flexible hours, training provided. 703-248-5171, rcrichton@fallschurchva.gov.

Simple Changes Therapeutic Riding Center needs volunteers 14 and older to support riders with disabilities and assist with horse care. No experience necessary. Training provided. 703-402-3613, simplechanges@hotmail.com, www.simplechanges.org.

Inova Fairfax Medical Campus needs volunteers to work in one of three on-site gift shops. Stores are open seven days a week. Daytime, evening and weekend shifts are available. 703-776-4025 or visit inova.org(click on volunteer).

The Northern Virginia Therapeutic Riding Program needs volunteers to help with horse care and its lesson program. Volunteers help children and adults with disabilities, at-risk youths, veterans and their families. Training provided. 703-764-0269,info@nvtrp.org, www.nvtrp.org.

Fairfax County needs volunteers to drive older adults to medical appointments and wellness programs. 703-324-5406, www.fairfaxcounty.gov/olderadults.

Pets Bring Joy needs temporary foster homes for cats. info@petsbringjoy.org, petsbringjoy.org.

American Cancer Society’s “Road to Recovery” needs drivers to take patients to appointments. 410-781-6909, jen.burdette@cancer.org.

Opportunities, Alternatives and Resources Fairfax needs volunteers to help with the Work Empowerment Program. Volunteers work with clients to help write résumés that will help get job interviews. Also, assist clients with employment-focused computer training. 703-246-3055.

Opportunities, Alternatives and Resources Fairfax needs male volunteers to mentor inmates before and after their release from jail. Mentoring pairs will be matched based on age, interests and need. Volunteers will mentor the same person during the 15-month commitment (three months in jail and 12 months in the community). Training is provided. 703-246-3139.

Fairfax Area Agency on Aging needs a front-desk assistant to provide coverage, two to eight hours a week, at Little River Glen Senior Center. Duties include answering phones and greeting and checking in participants. 703-324-5406.

ReSET, an organization that partners scientists, engineers and technicians with elementary school teachers to improve science motivation and literacy, needs volunteers to lead students in hands-on science and math activities. Flexible scheduling; self-directed training is available. John Meagher, 703-250-0236, reset@resetonline.or g, www.resetonline.org.

Fairfax Pets on Wheels program needs volunteers to bring their pets to visit nursing home residents in Fairfax County. Complete an online application, attend an orientation meeting and have on-site training. Pets must have a temperament evaluation and a health certificate completed by a veterinarian. 703-324-5406, www.fpow.org.

Meals on Wheels needs drivers in Reston, McLean, Franconia and Falls Church. 703-324-5406, www.fairfaxcounty.gov/olderadults.

The Alzheimer’s Association National Capital Area Chapter needs volunteers one to two days a week to make stewardship calls to past and current participants in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Call topics include: thanks for your participation; save the date; and “how can we help make your walk experience better?” Knowledge about the association and experience in fundraising events are preferred but not required. Julie Booth, 703-766-9007, www.alz.org/nca .

The Herndon Harbor Adult Day Health Care Center needs two volunteer lunch assistants on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays to set up and serve 20 people and clean up afterward. Little River Glen Senior Center in Fairfax needs volunteers to help with front-desk coverage and special events, and as instructors for fitness, art, computer and ESL classes. The Kingstowne Senior Center in Alexandria needs front-desk assistance Fridays and instructors for classes in art, Spanish, tai chi and qigong. The Lewinsville Adult Day Health Care Center in McLean needs a certified Zumba instructor for a Friday afternoon class and a musician to perform twice a month. The Mount Vernon Adult Day Health Care Center in Alexandria needs social companions to help participants. The Bailey’s Senior Center in Falls Church needs a quilting assistant to help with the quilting club Thursday mornings. 703-324-5406, volunteersolutions@fairfaxcounty.gov, www.fairfaxcounty.gov/olderadults.

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

Northern Virginia Family Service needs volunteers 18 and older to help manage the Professional Clothing Closet for Training Futures, a job-training program for adults. Help is needed to organize clothing by size and gender, accept donations and coordinate quarterly “Dress for Success” days. Schedule is flexible. Navara Cannon, 571-748-2536, volunteer@nvfs.org.

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

The Shepherd’s Center of Annandale-Springfield needs volunteers to drive clients to medical appointments, grocery shopping and pharmacies. Help also is needed with administrative activities and special events. 703-941-1419, shepherdscenter-annandale.org.

The Shepherd’s Center of McLean-Arlington-Falls Church needs volunteers to drive clients to medical appointments, grocery shopping and pharmacies. Help is also needed with administrative activities and special events. 703-506-2199, www.scmafc.org.

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.

— Compiled by Sandy Mauck

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