Loudoun County volunteer opportunities

November 7, 2012

AARP tax assistance program needs volunteers to file federal and state income tax forms for the upcoming tax season. A five-day training session on IRS computers and software is provided. Volunteers become IRS-certified tax counselors after completing training and passing an examination. Information: www.aarp.org/taxaide.

American Red Cross needs volunteers 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, 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 . Call 703-572-7350 or e-mail volunteer@mwaa.com.

English Language Tutoring needs adult volunteers to help facilitate a one-to-one weekly tutoring program for adult English language learners. Volunteers must speak English fluently and clearly, be patient and supportive and commit to an eight-week session of one or two hours a week. amanda.frazier@loudoun.gov.

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 organization seeks mentors. 202-237-1670 or 800-523-7898.

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

Habitat for Humanity ReStore needs volunteers to serve as cashiers and for 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 volunteers 18 and older to deliver noontime meals to homebound seniors in the Ashburn and Leesburg areas. Volunteers use their own vehicles. Sponsored by the Loudoun County Area Agency on Aging. 703-777-0505 or dbressle@loudoun.gov.

Humane Society of Loudoun County needs a volunteer coordinator to organize staffing for monthly adoptions and fundraising events. www.hslcva.org or accounting@hslcva.org.

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

Inova Blood Donor Services needs blood and platelet donors. Schedule an appointment and find blood drives and donor centers at www.nova.org/donateblood or call 866-256-6372.

La Voz of Loudoun needs board of directors members. 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 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. Go to www.loudo unfreeclinic.org or call 703-779-5412. A training coordinator is also needed to work with the volunteer coordinator to schedule orientation, training and development needs of the clinic and its volunteers. E-mail dvesethnelson@loudounfreeclinic.org.

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, a chaplain, a Web designer and fundraiser, 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 County and regional panels volunteers are needed for the following panels. 703-771-5034, sarah.adler@loudoun.gov or www.loudoun.gov/advisory.

Art Advisory Committee: two at-large representatives.

Community Criminal Justice Board: Catoctin district representative.

Community Services Board: two at-large representatives.

Disability Services Board: two at-large representatives.

Facilities Standards Manual Public Review Committee: two at-large representatives.

Family Service Advisory Board: one at-large representative.

Heritage Commission: Broad Run district representative.

Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Resident Advisory Board: two regular and two alternate members (board members must be a resident of a Housing Choice Voucher household). For more information, contact Stuart Shatz, HCV Division Manager at 703-737-8969.

Landfill Special Exception Review Committee: nine openings.

Library Board of Trustees: Sterling district representative.

Loudoun County Transportation Safety Commission: Ashburn district representative.

Loudoun Health Council: one local physician, two health-care professionals and two at-large physician representatives.

Lyme Disease Commission: Catoctin district representative.

Zoning Ordinance Action Group: at least seven at-large representatives, including those with knowledge and experience in zoning, planning, land development, land use law and economic development.

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 Gardeners program needs volunteers to learn about gardening fundamentals. Training begins Jan. 29 and continues through April. Classes are twice weekly in the mornings. Applicants must complete 75 hours of volunteer work in their first year. www.loudouncountymastergardeners.org or 703-777-0373.

Loudoun Symphony seeks ushers and help with the box office and special events. Volunteers get 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 ribbons. Students can qualify for community service hours. Call 703-771-8127 or e-mail maddloudoun@aol.com.

Northern Virginia Long-Term Care Ombudsman program needs volunteers to visit nursing homes and assisted-living facilities four hours a week. Work includes protecting residents’ rights and working with their family members 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 seeks volunteers. Call to hear about opportunities. 703-430- 2397.

Virginia Master Naturalist Program is accepting applications for the Saturday training program. The program supports a statewide corps of volunteers providing education, outreach and service dedicated to the management of natural resources and natural areas within communities. $200 includes all class materials for this eight-month course. 703-669-0316 or www.vmnbansheereeks.org.

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

— Compiled by Sandy Mauck

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