Loudoun County volunteer opportunities

Thursday, March 17, 2011

AARP tax assistance program: Volunteers are needed to file electronically 2010 federal and state income tax forms. A five-day training using IRS computers and software will be provided. Volunteers become IRS-certified tax counselors after completing the training and passing an IRS examination. www.aarp.org/taxaide.

American Red Cross: Volunteers are needed to greet donors at blood drives and offer them reading materials and refreshments. One-hour training sessions are offered. 800-272-0094, Ext. 1, karlofft@usa.redcross.org.

Balls Bluff Battlefield: Guides are needed to lead visitors throughout the historic site. The Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority will train volunteers. 703-779-9372, templehallfarm@nvrpa.org.

Blossom and Bloom Thrift Shop: Volunteers are needed to work in the shop 10 a.m-4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. The shop benefits ECHO and the Arc of Loudoun, helping children and adults with disabilities. 703-777-3286.

Blue Ridge Hospice: Help is needed sorting donated merchandise. 540-536-5210, www.blueridgehospice.org.

Claude Moore Recreation Center Teen Night Program: Volunteers are needed to help with check-in and check-out, organizing and helping with activities and chaperoning from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Fridays during the school year. Staff members will help supervise the program. Call Sharon at 571-258-3600.

CrisisLink: A suicide and crisis hotline; volunteers must be at least 21, complete 60 hours of training and work three hours a week. Volunteers are also needed to update a database. 703-527-6016, www.crisislink.org.

Franklin Park Performing and Visual Arts Center: Ticket and concession sales and ushering. 540-338-7973, www.franklinparkartscenter.org.

Good Shepherd Alliance: Volunteers are needed to help in thrift stores. 703-724-1555.

Girl Scouts of America: Volunteer mentors are needed a few hours a month. 202-237-1670, 800-523-7898.

Guiding Eyes for the Blind: Volunteers are needed for the puppy-raising program. 866-432-5227, www.guidingeyes.org.

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