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 Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Northern Virginia needs foster homes for dogs and cats. The SPCA does not have a shelter and depends on foster homes for animals that have been rescued from abuse, neglect and abandonment. For more information, call 703-799-9390 or visit www.spcanova.org.
* The Literacy Council of Northern Virginia and Safeway are seeking books for the council's semi-annual book sale March 7 and 8. Drop off books at participating Safeway stores in Arlington, Fairfax or Alexandria by Feb. 24. Volunteers are needed to collect the donated books from the Safeway stores and bring them to the Literacy Council office in Falls Church. For more information, call 703-575-7900 or visit www.lcnv.org.
* Volunteer drivers are needed to deliver daffodil bouquets and bulbs to businesses and residents in Northern Virginia for the American Cancer Society Daffodil Days fundraiser. For more information, call 703-937-1928.
* 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, which begins March 20, contact Peggy Ferguson at 703-860-2633 or visit www.naomiproject.homestead.com.
* The American Red Cross needs volunteer CPR/AED instructors. Volunteers must be at least 17 and certified in standard first aid/AED plus infant and child CPR before taking courses to become CPR/AED instructors. The "Fundamentals of Instructor Training" course provides candidates with information about Red Cross services, administration procedures, learning theory and teaching methodology. It is a prerequisite to the "First Aid/CPR/AED Instructor" course. For more information, or to enroll in a class, call 703-964-0004 or visit www.redcrossnca.org.
-- Compiled by Jean Mack