Loudoun County volunteer opportunities

June 20, 2012

American Red Cross volunteers are needed to greet donors at blood drives and offer reading materials and refreshments. One-hour training sessions. 800-272-0094, Ext. 1, or karlofft@usa.redcross.org.

Blue Ridge Hospice needs help sorting donated items. 540-536-5210 or www.blueridgehospice.org .

Ball’s Bluff Battlefield needs tour guides. E-mail templehallfarm@
nvrpa.org
. Volunteers are also needed for cleanup, trail maintenance and landscaping: 703-779-9372 or kweddington@nvrpa.org.

Blossom and Bloom thrift shop needs volunteers from 10 a.m to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. The shop benefits ECHO and the Arc of Loudoun. 703-777-3286.

CrisisLink, a suicide and crisis hotline, needs volunteers who are at least 21, complete 60 hours of training and can work three hours a week. 703-527-6016 or www.
crisislink.org.

Chorus of the Old Dominion needs male singers of all ages for barbershop-style singing. Rehearsals are Thursday evenings in Leesburg. 703-348-0071 or info@odchorus.org.

Dodona Manor needs docents for tours. 217 Edwards Ferry Rd., Leesburg. 703-777-1301 or tours@
georgecmarshall.org
.

Dulles International Airport needs volunteers to help travelers at the information desk for one weekly shift of three to four hours. Call 703-572-
7350 or e-mail volunteer@mwaa.com.

Franklin Park Performing and Visual Arts Center needs ushers and help with ticketing and concession sales. 540-338-7973 or www.franklinparkartscenter.org.

Girl Scouts of America needs mentors. 202-237-1670 or 800-523-
789
8.

Guiding Eyes for the Blind seeks help with its puppy-raising program. 866-432-5227, www.guidingeyes.org.

Habitat for Humanity ReStore needs volunteers for cashiering, warehouse help, sorting merchandise, customer service and pickups of large items. Store hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. 540-579-4508 or www.loudounhabitat.org.

Home-delivered meals program seeks people to take meals to homebound seniors. 703-777-0257 or dbressle@loudoun.gov.

Inova Blood Donor Services needs help with registration, blood drives and clerical work. 571-434-3636 or toba.azimi@inova.org.

La Voz of Loudoun needs members for its board of directors. Other volunteer opportunities include English as a Second Language instructor assistants, membership coordinator, interpreters and translators, caseworkers and grant writers. La Voz seeks to improve the lives of immigrants. 703-777-1417 or www.lavozloudoun.org.

Loudoun Community Free Clinic seeks doctors, nurse practitioners, nurses, chiropractors, physical therapists, educators, Spanish interpreters, administrators, dietitians and grant writers to help offer health care to the uninsured. Flexible shifts. www.loudo unfreeclinic.
org
or 703-779-5412.

Loudoun County Area Agency on Aging needs help with the Virginia Insurance Counseling and Assistance Program, which helps people save money and get health care. Training is provided. 703-777-0257.

Loudoun County fire and rescue needs volunteers for the county’s 20 fire and rescue volunteer stations. Positions include firefighters, EMTs, emergency vehicle operators, chaplain, Web designer, fundraiser and event and membership coordinators. 703-777-0595 or www.answe rthecall.info.

Loudoun County Special Olympics Council needs board volunteers. Positions include treasurer, public relations and outreach, newsletter editor, athlete representative and at-large member. Two-year terms. 703-777-0438 or caitlin.marcotte@
loudoun.gov
.

Loudoun Habitat for Humanity seeks volunteers for its ReStore and for committees. 703-737-6772 or www.loudounhabitat.org.

Loudoun Literacy Council needs volunteers to teach adults English as a Second Language and help students with GED preparation. 703-
777-2205 or www.loudounliteracy.org.

Loudoun Master Gardener Program trains volunteers through the county Extension Office. www.
loudouncountymastergardeners.org
or 703-777-0373.

Loudoun Symphony seeks ushers and help with the box office and special events. Volunteers are given free admission to concerts. 703-771-
8287 or www.loudounsymphony.org.

Loudoun Therapeutic Riding needs volunteers to help riding students and horses. Training will be provided. Experienced horse handlers are also needed. 703-771-2689, Ext. 6630 or volunteer@ltrf.org.

Loudoun Volunteer Caregivers helps senior citizens and people with disabilities with transportation, shopping, managing finances and food delivery from Loudoun Interfaith Relief. 703-779-8617 .

Loudoun Volunteer Caregivers needs drivers for one-way transportation for dialysis patients. Facilities are in western Loudoun, Leesburg and eastern Loudoun. Shifts start as early as 5:30 a.m. and go as late at 6:30 p.m. 703-779-8617 or lvcaregivers@lvcaregivers.org.

Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy has openings for board members and committee leaders. E-mail volunteer@loudounwildlife.org or go to www.loudounwildlife.org.

Loudoun Workforce Resource Center needs volunteers to conduct basic computer and job skills workshops. 703-777-0688.

Make-a-Wish Foundation needs Spanish speakers to help children with life-threatening illnesses. 301-962-9474.

MADD Loudoun needs volunteers to assemble ribbons for its Tie One On for Safety campaign. Stores and businesses are needed to distribute the ribbons. Students can receive community service hours. 703-771-8127 or maddloudoun@
aol.com
.

Northern Virginia Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program volunteers visit nursing homes and assisted-living facilities four hours a week. Work includes protecting residents’ rights and working with their families and facility staff members. 703-324-
5861 or www.fairfaxcounty.gov.

Northern Virginia Family Service Special Foster Care program needs volunteers to provide stable, loving homes to boys or girls temporarily separated from their families because of abuse or neglect. Training and support provided. Ginny Snaider, 571-748-2557 or www.nvfs.
org
.

Paws4People trains therapy dogs for classrooms, nursing homes and hospitals. Dog handlers and administrators are needed. volunteer.p4p@gmail.com or www.paws4people.org.

Senior Center at Cascades, call for volunteer opportunities. . 703-430- 2397.

YMCA of Loudoun needs volunteers to provide companionship for boys and girls through the Big Friends Program. Must be at least 18. A commitment of two or more hours per week is required. 703-777-9622.

Young Voices Foundation, an educational nonprofit group that mentors young writers, needs a volunteer webmaster and Web content manager, an administrative assistant, and readers and judges for the Young Voices Awards, which honor books that inspire, mentor and educate readers. 540-338-5064 or www.youngvoicesfoundation.org.

— Compiled by Sandy Mauck

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