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Thursday, October 14, 2010

Northern Virginia Family Service needs volunteers to interpret for clients in their Program for Survivors of Torture and Severe Trauma during case management, psychiatric and legal appointments. Volunteers must be fluent in English and at least one of the following languages: French, Amharic, Tigrinya (Ethiopian), Arabic or Farsi. Volunteers must be at least 25 years old, maintain confidentiality and submit to a background check. 703-219-2193, volunteer@nvfs.org.

The Town of Vienna needs volunteers to help remove invasive plants at Northside Park, at the end of Glyndon St. on the north side of Maple Ave., 9 a.m.-noon Oct. 23 and to plant native species in the park 9 a.m.-noon Oct. 30. Call the Vienna Parks and Recreation Department, 703-255-6360 or e-mail Cathy Salgado at csalgado@viennava.gov.

Haven of Northern Virginia is offering bereavement training to become a Haven volunteer. Training sessions will held 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Friday, Oct. 25 to Nov. 5. Registration is required. 703-941-7000, http://www.havenofnova.org, havenofnova@verizon.net. Fairfax Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) will hold an information session for people interested in becoming advocates for abused or neglected children. 11 a.m.-noon Oct. 16, Fairfax CASA office, 4103 Chain Bridge Rd., Fairfax. 703-273-3526, Ext. 22, ekosarin@casafairfax.org.

The Literacy Council of Northern Virginia needs tutors to help adults learn to speak, read and write English. A tutor is trained, matched with a student and encouraged to meet with the student weekly for 90 minutes. No teaching or foreign language skills are required. Training will be 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Oct. 16, 23 and 30 at the James Lee Community Center, 2855 Annandale Rd., Falls Church. A $40 fee covers books, other materials and instruction. 703-237-0866, Ext. 111, http://www.lcnv.org.

-- Compiled by Jean Mack

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