Loudoun County volunteer opportunities

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.

Arcola Fire Department needs volunteers in EMS, firefighting and administration. No experience mecessary; training will be provided free of charge. E=mail acalimlim@arcolavfd.org or go to www.arcolavfd.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.

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.

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

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, 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 help on its information desk help. 703-572-7350 or volunteer@mwaa.com.

English language tutoring program needs volunteers to help facilitate weekly tutoring for adults who are learning English. Volunteers must speak English fluently and clearly and commit to eight weeks 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 concessions. 540-338-7973 or www.franklinparkartscenter.org.

Friends of the Blue Ridge Mountains needs volunteers for a work day 1 to 4 p.m. April 19 at Blue Ridge Regional Park, Route 601 south. Turn left off Route 7 west at the top of the mountain and go about three miles. Turn right at balloons on left marking the entrance. Wear long pants, a long-sleeved shirt, sturdy shoes and gloves. Take clippers. 540-338-3524 or avanhuyck@aol.com.

Girl Scouts seek mentors. 202-237-1670 or 800-523-7898.

Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind seeks help with its puppy-training program. Volunteers raise a puppy for a year. 866-282-8046 or www.guidedog.org.

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

Habitat for Humanity ReStore needs cas hiers and warehouse volunteers. Store hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. www.loudounhabitat . org or 540-579-4508.

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. 703-777- 0505 or dbressle@loudoun.gov.

Homeless Animals Rescue Team needs foster homes for dogs and cats. Veterinarian fees are paid by the rescue team. 703-691-4278 or www.hart90.org.

Hum ane Society of Loudoun County needs a coordinator to organize staffing for adoption and fundraising events. www.hslova.org or accounting@hslcva.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.

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 on its board of directors. Volunteers are also needed as English as a Second Language instructor assistants, membership coordinators, interpreters and translators, caseworkers and grant writers. La Voz seeks to improve the lives of immigrants. 703-777-1417 or www.lavozloudoun.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 Department needs volunteers for the county’s 20 fire and rescue stations. Positions include firefighters, EMTs, emergency vehicle operators, a chaplain, a Web designer and fundraiser, event and membership coordinators. Call 703-777-0595 or go to www.answe rthecall.info.

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 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 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.loudounfreeclinic .org or call 703-779-5412. A volunteer is also needed to coordinate orientation and training. E-mail dvesethnelson@loudounfreeclinic.org.

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

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

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

Loudoun Volunteer Caregivers helps senior citizens and people with disabilities with transportation, shopping, managing finances and food delivery from Loudoun Interfaith Relief. 703-779-861.

Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy seeks 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.

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

Northern Virginia Long-Term Care Ombudsman program needs volunteers to visit nursing homes and assisted-living facilities four hours a week, to protect residents’ rights and work with their families and facility staff members. www.fairfaxcounty.gov or 703-324-5861.

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

ReSet needs volunteers to help children with hands-on-science and math experiments in elementary and pre-kindergarten classrooms. Present programs in the fields of your interest and work with teachers. 703-250-0236, reset@resetonline.org or www.resetonline.org .

Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure needs volunteers for all jobs and shifts on race week and on race day, May 11, at the Washington Monument grounds. volunteer@globalraceforthecure.org or www.info-komen.org/kgrvolunteer.

“Walk Like MADD” needs volunteers to help with the 5K non-competitive walk and silent auction May 18 at Dominion High School. Help is also needed the day before and the day after the walk. Contact Susan Cleveland at 703-470-1053 or maddloudoun@aol.com.

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

— Compiled by Sandy Mauck

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