English speaking and bilingual volunteers and interns are invited to work as victim advocates for the D.C. Coalition Against Domestic Violence. Advocates provide crisis intervention, emotional and practical support, and referrals within the legal system. Call Helen Hall, 202-879-7851.

Central American Solidarity Assistant seeks volunteers who speak English or are bilingual to help the local Latino community. Assignments include: teaching English to adult workers, registering adults for employment, assisting on legal cases involving work place injuries or wage disputes and providing health and citizenship education. Volunteer schedules are flexible for these programs operating in the Silver Spring and Takoma Park communities. Call Hugo Vargas, 301-270-7471.


Dozens of Washington area elementary school children are on the waiting list for a tutor in the Community Service Guild's program to improve basic reading and arithmetic. The tutoring is one-to-one every Saturday morning during the school year from 10 a.m. to noon at Sacred Heart School, 1625 Park Rd. NW, and Assumption School, 2200 Highview Pl. SE. Training will be Jan. 29 and Feb. 5; tutors attend both sessions. Call 202-628-9967.

Group Leaders

The Alzheimer's Association is looking for helpline volunteers and support group leaders. Helpline volunteers answer calls during the day in the Bethesda, La Plata or Northwest D.C. offices. Support groups are offered in the District as well as Montgomery, Prince George's, Calvert and Charles counties./ Training will be Saturday, Jan. 22, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Marriott Brighton Gardens Assisted Living Center, 5555 Friendship Heights Blvd. in Chevy Chase near the Friendship Heights Metro stop. There is a $25 fee for training materials and lunch. Call 301-652-6446.