Loudoun County volunteer opportunities

December 4, 2013

AARP Northern Virginia Tax Aide needs volunteers to prepare tax returns, greet clients, maintain computers, translate and manage other volunteers. Training is this month and next. www.aarp.org/taxvolunteer.

AARP Tax Aide needs volunteers to work at its Cascades Library and Falcons Landing sites to help people file federal and state forms. Training on IRS computers and software is provided. 703-791-9147 or www.aarp.org/taxaide.

Aldie Heritage Association needs volunteers for its nonprofit group, which works to protect the history, culture and environment of Aldie. Skills needed include nonprofit finance, historic preservation, land use, heritage preservation, marketing, social media and membership. 703-304-3852, shines3243@aol.com or www.aldieheritage.com.

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 for EMS, firefighting and administration. No experience necessary; training is provided. acalimlim@-arcolavfd.org or go to www.arcolavfd.org.

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

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

CrisisLink, a suicide and crisis hotline, needs volunteers 21 and older. Volunteers must complete 60 hours of training and work three hours a week. 703-527-6016 or www.crisislink.org.

Dulles International Airport needs help on its information desk. 703-572-7350 or volunteer@mwaa.com.

English-language tutoring program for adults learning English needs volunteers who can commit to eight weeks, 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.

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

Guiding Eyes for the Blind seeks help raising puppies. 866-432-5227 or www.guidingeyes.org.

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

Habitat for Humanity ReStore needs cashiers 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 use their vehicles to deliver noontime meals to homebound seniors in the Ashburn and Leesburg areas. 703-777-0505 or debra.bressler@loudoun.gov.

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

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

Inova Blood Donor Services needs blood and platelet donors. 866-256-6372 or www.nova.org/donateblood.

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

Loudoun Animal Foster Care needs volunteers to care for animals that are too young for adoption, as well as those needing medical care or socialization before adoption. Supplies and training are provided. 703-737-8097.

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 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, and emergency vehicle operators. 703-777-0595 or www.answerthecall.info.

Loudoun County Master Gardeners are accepting applications for a class that begins in January. 703-777-0373 or www.loudouncountymastergardeners.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 coordinator of training and orientation is also needed. 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 County and regional panels volunteers are needed for the following panels: Advisory Commission on Youth, Catoctin District representative. Affordable Dwelling Unit Advisory Board, one residential building/developer with experience in multfamily dwelling units; one architect; one program participant; one nonprofit housing group representative; and one at-large representative. Building Code and Appeals Board: one citizen representative. Communications Commission, Sterling District representative. Community Criminal Justice Board, Catoctin District representative. Community Services Board, three at-large representatives. Commuter Bus Advisory Board, Algonkian District representative. Courthouse Grounds and Facility Committee, two at-large representatives. Disability Services Board, five at-large representatives. Facilities Standards Manual Public Review Committee, at-large representatives. Family Services Advisory Board, two at-large representatives. Heritage Commission, Broad Run District representative, at-large representative. Housing Advisory Board, one at-large representative; one Economic Development Commission representative. Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Resident Advisory Board: Two members (board members must be a resident of a Housing Choice Voucher household). For information, contact Stuart Shatz, HCV division manager, at 703-737-8969. Landfill Special Exception Review Committee, eight at-large representatives. Library Board of Trustees, Algonkian District, Sterling District representatives. Loudoun Health Council, one business representative, one faith community representative, one health-related nonprofit representative, one citizen representative. Towing Advisory Board, one citizen representative.

Volunteer Citizen Work Group, Sterling District representative. For information about specific vacancies, call 703-777-0204 or e-mail coadmin@loudoun.gov. Information about each board, committee and commission and the Board of Supervisors appointment process is available at www.loudoun.gov/advisory.

L oudoun 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 Reality Store needs volunteers to help with a program designed to give high school seniors a glimpse of the future in an exciting way. Volunteers will get a brief orientation. Sponsored by the Virginia Cooperative Extension 4-H and volunteers of several community groups. 703-777-0373.

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

Loudoun Volunteer Caregivers need 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 can go to 6:30 p.m. 703-779-8617 orvcaregivers@lvcaregivers.org.

Loudoun Volunteer Caregivers help 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. volunteer@loudounwildlife.org or www.loudounwildlife.org.

Loudoun Workforce Resource Center needs volunteers to conduct basic computer and job skills workshops. 703-771-5934.

Mutt Love Rescue needs foster homes for rescued dogs. 703-577-0106, www.muttloverescue.org or adopt@muttloverescue.org.

Northern Virginia Family Service Special Foster Care program needs volunteers to provide stable homes to children temporarily separated from their families because of abuse or neglect. Training, 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 for 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 needed. E-mail volunteer.p4p@gmail.com or go to www.paws4people.org.

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

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program volunteers are needed to contribute a few hours weekly during tax season to help prepare tax returns and serve as greeters, screeners, site coordinators and interpreters for low-income residents. Free tax certification training is provided by the IRS in December and January. karen.velez@loudoun.gov or 703-771-5718 for evening and Saturday morning volunteer opportunities; debra.bressler@loudoun.gov or 703-777-0505 for weekday opportunities. For information on the program, go to www.nvacash.org.

— Compiled by Sandy Mauck

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