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 firstname.lastname@example.org. The list will be published weekly on a space-available basis.
* The Naomi Project needs volunteer mentors for high-risk pregnant women referred by the Health Department, human services and private physicians to promote healthy mothers and healthy babies. There is a special need for Spanish-speaking volunteers. For information on the spring training that begins March 20, contact Peggy Ferguson at 703-860-2633 or visit www.naomiproject.homestead.com.
* Court Appointed Special Advocates needs adult volunteers to advocate for children in abuse and neglect cases referred by the Fairfax County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court. The next training class begins March 4. For more information, call 703-273-3526 or visit www.casafairfax.org.
* Tutors are needed to work with third-, fourth- and fifth-grade students in the Neighborhood Resource Center in Herndon. Help one or two students complete homework and build academic skills, 7-8:30 p.m. once a week. For more information, call Courtney Moreland of Reston Interfaith at 703-787-3126 or e-mail email@example.com.
* Retired scientists, engineers and other individuals with science backgrounds are needed for Fairfax County public schools' RE-SEED Program. The program trains volunteers to work with science teachers in county middle schools, high schools and professional and technical academies in the development, setup and implementation of experiments and demonstrations designed to help students investigate basic scientific concepts and apply these concepts to everyday situations. Training will take place Feb. 20. For more information, call Sharon DeBragga at 703-227-2388 or e-mail Sharon.Debragga@fcps.edu.
* The Literacy Council of Northern Virginia and Safeway are collecting books for the council's semi-annual book sale March 7 and 8. Drop off books at participating Safeway stores in Fairfax, Arlington and Alexandria by Feb. 24. Volunteers are needed to collect the donated books from the stores and bring them to the council office in Falls Church. For more information, call 703-575-7900 or visit www.lcnv.org.
-- Compiled by Jean Mack