Looking for volunteer opportunities? The following groups need help for a day, a week or on a regular basis. Nonprofit groups in need of volunteers should send notices to Volunteers, The Washington Post, 4020 University Dr., Suite 220, Fairfax, Va. 22030. Notices may also be faxed to 703-273-2836 or e-mailed to fxextra@washpost.com. The list will be published on a space available basis on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month.

Elder Crafters of Alexandria needs volunteers to staff the group's shop selling hand-crafted items made by men and women 55 and older. Training is provided. Shop hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call 703-683-4338.

The Living Legacy of Scotland needs a volunteer Web page designer and grant writer and researcher. The nonprofit organization is dedicated to promoting the heritage of people of Scottish birth or descent and their contributions to this country and the world. For more information, call 703-323-1634.

The National Wildlife Federation needs volunteers to assist in putting the finishing touches on the Backyard Wildlife Habitat site at the organization's headquarters in Reston. Wear clothes for gardening and bring the whole family, 9 a.m. Oct. 26, National Wildlife Federation, 11100 Wildlife Center Dr., Reston. For more information, call 703-438-6240.

Inova Mount Vernon Hospital Auxiliary needs men and women to serve as volunteers in several areas of the hospital, including the gift shop and the thrift shop. Training is provided. For more information, call 703-664-7260.

Meals on Wheels Arlington needs weekday lunchtime volunteers to deliver prepared meals to homebound Arlingtonians who cannot shop or cook for themselves. Routes start and end near the Ballston Mall and can be completed in about an hour. For more information, call 703-893-5195.

Families and individuals are invited to participate in service projects to help better their communities during National Family Volunteer Day on Nov. 23. Choose from a variety of activities to help battle homelessness and hunger. For more information or to register, call Volunteer Fairfax at 703-246-3460 or visit www.volunteerfairfax.org.

The Reston Holiday Parade at Reston Town Center needs volunteers to be costumed characters, distribute programs, for registration and logistics and to serve as VIP car drivers and parade route monitors. The parade will be held at 11 a.m. Nov. 29. The deadline to volunteer is Nov. 8. For more information, call Ashleigh Soloff at 703-435-6577.

Brain Injury Services Inc. needs volunteers, especially males, for its PALS (Providing a Link for Survivors) program. Volunteers must be 18 and older and will be matched in a one-to-one friendship with survivors of brain injury for once-a-month outings and group activities four times a year. Training is provided. For more information, call Michelle Thyen at 703-451-8881.

-- Compiled by Jean Mack