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

Calvary Women's Services, overnight volunteers.

Capital Area Food Bank, sort donated food.

Carlyle House, tour guides. Training provided.

Carpenter's Shelter, answer phones and greet visitors during the day.

Catholics for Housing Inc., filing, answering phones, updating a database, painting interiors and checking on the well-being of senior clients.

Christ House, help in the soup kitchen and thrift store and mentor shelter residents.

Citizens United for Rehabilitation of Errants, data entry, filing, answering phones and researching statistical data.

Claude Moore Colonial Farm at Turkey Run, prepare the park for the season and help in the office.

Commonwealth Academy, answer phones, stuff envelopes. Librarians needed to sort donated books during the day.

Community Lodgings Inc., tutors, mentors and English as a Second Language teachers.

Community Tax Aid Inc., help low-income individuals and families prepare tax returns. Training provided.

Computer CORE, help teach computer courses on Microsoft Windows, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and the Internet. Group leaders, mentors and board members also needed.

Eco Voce, help with fundraising and development.

ESL and Immigrant Ministries, help immigrants speak, read and write English. Training provided.

Essex House Boys and Girls Club, help with homework and facilitate group discussions for teenagers on issues such as drugs, pregnancy and leadership.

Feline Foundation, foster cats and kittens and help with mailings.

Friends of the Torpedo Factory, data entry and answer phones during the day.

Foods and Friends, prepare and deliver meals, administrative work.

Gadsby's Tavern Museum, tour guides.

Gifts In-Kind International, filing, data entry, answer phones and e-mail, provide training in management and supervision and giving presentations.

Good Shepherd Housing and Family Services, pack and move file boxes, small equipment and more.

Goodwin House Retirement Community, friendly visitors, volunteers to play games and read to residents, help with correspondence.

The Harris Group, board members.

The Hermitage in Northern Virginia, accompany residents to activities, play cards and help plant flowers.

Inova Alexandria Hospital, admit and discharge patients, help with mailings, lab delivery and more.

Inova VNA Home Health, friendly visitors.

Interfaith Conference of Metropolitan Washington, Buddhist, Hindu or Muslim congregational speakers to talk about their traditions with Protestant youth, help with mailings.

John Adams Elementary School, sort and shelve books.

Joy of Sports Foundation, assistants for tennis and soccer programs, support for special events, update the Web site, data entry, mailings and more.

Literacy Council of Northern Virginia, tutors, class aides and computer lab aides. Training provided.

Lupus Foundation, speakers to talk about lupus, committee members and help with health fairs.

The Lyceum, front desk and museum help, quarterly mailings.

The Mautner Project for Lesbians With Cancer, client services intern, outreach and education volunteers.

Mount Vernon Nursing Center, visit residents, play bingo and piano, support the staff.

-- Sarah Lane

Seeking 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.