ALIVE! Brighter Futures for Families needs English- and Spanish-speaking volunteers to mentor low-income, at-risk families. Training is provided. For more information, call 703-838-4479, Ext. 295.

The Arlington Agency on Aging needs mentors for an intergenerational program at Gunston Middle School. Mentors work with sixth-graders in the English as a Second Language program and the High Intensity Language Teaching program. For more information, call 703-228-1730.

The Arlington County chapter of the American Red Cross needs drivers to transport seniors and the disabled to medical appointments and to go shopping. For more information, call 703-527-3010, Ext. 701.

Arlingtonians for a Clean Environment will conduct a Habitat Stewards training program Saturdays through Nov. 9 for people interested in helping to create and conserve a wildlife habitat. For more information, call 703-228-6406.

Help the Homeless Walkathon seeks assistance with the annual event scheduled for Nov. 23. For more information, call 301-515-9135 or visit

The Lyceum needs museum teachers for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings. For more information, call 703-838-4994.

Meals on Wheels needs drivers to deliver meals to homebound people. For more information, call 703-893-5195.

The Trumpet Vine Theatre Company seeks assistance with its November production of "Icarus." Jobs include set construction, backstage crew, concessions and box office. Experienced volunteers are also needed for marketing, public relations, fundraising, accounting and bookkeeping. For more information, call 703-912-1649.

For information on the following volunteer opportunities, call the Alexandria Volunteer Bureau at 703-836-2176:

Alexandria Community Shelter needs volunteers for various duties.

Alexandria Christmas in April seeks help with mailings.

Alexandria Cooperative Extension needs assistance developing program materials and supporting youth and adult educational activities. Volunteers are needed to answer phones, file records and greet clients.

Alexandria Police Department seeks clerical and administrative assistance, such as data entry, filing and answering the phone. Spanish interpreters are also needed.

Inova Alexandria Hospital seeks volunteers for various jobs throughout the hospital.

Literacy Council of Northern Virginia needs English as a Second Language tutors, mentors and teaching assistants.

Northern Virginia AIDS Ministry needs people to deliver baby supplies to new mothers.

-- Sarah Lane

Looking for volunteer opportunities? These groups need volunteer 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, 526 King St., Suite 515, Alexandria, Va. 22314. Notices also may be faxed to 703-518-3001 or e-mailed to The list will be published on a space-available basis.