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Thursday, November 4, 2010

ACTS (Action in Community Through Service) needs monetary and food donations for Thanksgiving baskets for Operation Turkey. Volunteers are needed Friday-Sunday, Tuesday and Nov. 13, 14, 16 and 19-22 to unload trucks, sort donations and distribute Operation Turkey bags. Call 703-221-3186, Ext. 240, or visit http://www.actspwc.org.

The American Red Cross needs a receptionist at its Manassas office, an assistant at its Quantico office and someone to help coordinate its Youth Corps program. Disaster services volunteers and health and safety instructors are also needed. Contact Brian Shaw at 703-368-4511, Ext. 418, or shawb@pwarc.org.

Beacon for Adult Literacy needs tutors and site managers in Woodbridge and Manassas. Training is provided. Call 703-368-7491 or go to http://www.beaconliteracy.org.

Boys & Girls Club of Manassas seeks tutors, coaches and mentors. Call Mike Tiller at 703-365-2582.

Chapman's Mill needs tour guides, researchers, historians and ambassadors at events. Call 540-253-5888 or e-mail dougvolunteermill@chapmansmill.org.

Fancy Cats Rescue Team needs help during adoption fairs at the Gainesville PetSmart. Volunteers set up the fair, take care of cats and talk to potential adopters. Call Emily at 703-961-1056.

The Freedom Museum needs people to staff the museum from noon to 4 p.m. Sundays and holidays. Call Bob at 703-393-0660.

Habitat for Humanity's ReStore needs help picking up donations. Go to http://www.habitatpwc.org.

Historic Faith Ministry needs help with faith-related elements of Prince William County's historic programs, including next year's Civil War sesquicentennial events. Training is provided. Call Joanne Craft at 703-361-9605 or e-mail jos_praze@msn.com.

Literacy Volunteers of America needs tutors to help adults improve their reading and writing skills. Training is provided. Call 703-670-5702 or visit http://www.lvapw.org.

The Manassas Park Police Department needs help with fleet management, data entry, Freedom of Information Act requests, administrative duties, accreditation and crime prevention. Call Lt. Prinz at 703-361-1136.

The Northern Virginia Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program needs advocates for nursing home and assisted-living residents who can commit up to four hours a week for a year. Training and support are provided. Call 703-324-5861 or 703-324-5422.

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