The following organizations need volunteer help for a day, a week or on a regular basis.

Reston Association needs volunteers to participate in the "Weed Warriors Project" to help restore the Buttermilk Creek Nature Trail in central Reston 10 a.m.-noon Saturday. Learn about native plants, weeds and ecology from local experts and association staff. Must be 12 or older, and children 12 to 14 must be accompanied by an adult. All volunteers must register. For more information visit To volunteer, call Ha Brock at 703-435-7986 or e-mail

The American Cancer Society's Fairfax Relay for Life needs volunteers to help with event setup, activities during the event and site cleanup. The relay will take place at George Mason University Field House on June 12 and 13. Must be 13 or older. For more information, call Kelly Foster at 703-855-8444.

Celebrate Fairfax! needs volunteers to provide guest services for the festival June 11-13. The festival features music, children's activities, a crafts market, a SciTech Center, a carnival, county and business expos, food and more. For more information, call 703-324-5303 or visit

The Greater Reston Arts Center needs volunteers for the 13th annual Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival on May 22 and 23 at Reston Town Center. Volunteers are needed in artist relations, the children's art zone, hospitality tables, merchandise, publicity, setup and takedown, signage, survey, beer and wine sales, and more. For more information, call 703-471-9242.

LEC (Loisirs Culturels A l'Etranger), a Paris-based nonprofit cultural exchange program, needs host families in Northern Virginia for French students this summer. The family must provide room and board, friendship and understanding. The students will bring their own spending money and are covered by their own insurance program. The students are between the ages of 13 and 20 and have studied English in school. For more information, call visit or call Louise at 703-392-6234.

The American Red Cross has volunteer opportunities for people of all ages and interests. Be a Red Cross Disaster Action Team member, community disaster educator, certified Red Cross CPR and first-aid class instructor or youth volunteer, help with administrative tasks or create graphics projects and Web designs. Orientation meetings will be held at the South Fairfax Service Center, 9716 Middleton Ave., Fort Belvoir, noon-1 p.m. or 6-7 p.m. June 2. For more information, call 703-805-2057 or visit

-- Compiled by JEAN MACK

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