The Alexandria Office on Women's domestic violence program needs speakers to make presentations at city schools to students in grades 5 through 10. Court advocates are needed to provide support and information to victims of domestic violence. The Battered Women's Shelter needs people to answer the phone and provide crisis counseling. The Office on Women will collect holiday presents for children and mothers through Dec. 13. Items must be new and wrapped. Suggested gifts include toys, gift certificates, cosmetics, large sweat shirts, disposable cameras and umbrellas.

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.

Arlington County Public Library needs computer attendants, coaches and instructors to help with scheduling, software applications, e-mail and Internet use. Training is provided. For more information, call 703-228-5260.

Arlington Street People's Assistance Network seeks volunteers for the emergency winter shelter. Three shifts are available. Volunteers are also needed to prepare and deliver meals to the shelter. Travel-size personal hygiene supplies, blankets, towels, washcloths, sweat socks, underwear, hats and gloves are needed. For more information, call 703-528-3082 or visit

Help the Homeless Walkathon seeks assistance with Saturday's annual event. For more information or to register for the walk, call 301-515-9135 or visit

Mount Vernon Hospital Auxiliary seeks volunteers to work at the hospital, gift shop and thrift shop, as well as help at events. For more information, call 703-664-7260.

Northern Virginia AIDS Ministry needs adult mentors for children infected or affected by HIV/AIDS. Training and support are provided. Volunteers are needed to deliver Thanksgiving baskets Monday and Tuesday. For more information, call 703-746-0440, Ext. 30.

Travelers Aid Washington D.C. seeks people to welcome passengers and visitors to Reagan National Airport, connect passengers with airport services, answer questions and give directions and flight information. Training classes begin in January. For more information or to schedule an interview, call 703-417-3975.

-- 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. Notice may also be faxed to 703-518-3001 or e-mailed to The list will be published on a space-available basis.