Seeking volunteer opportunities? These groups need volunteer help for a day, a week or on a regular basis.

Alexandria Community Services Board, serve as authorized representative for a mentally retarded adult. 703-838-4455.

Northern Virginia AIDS Ministry, mentor children through the Pals Mentoring Program. Training provided. 703-746-0440, Ext. 15.

Potomac Overlook Regional Park, help with indoor and outdoor projects, 10 a.m.-noon Saturday. 703-528-5406.

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

Alexandria C.A.R.E.S., coordinate volunteers, perform administrative tasks, help with car seat inspection and more. Training provided.

Alexandria Community Shelter, mentor, tutor and work with residents on household budgets and resume writing. Training provided.

Alexandria Court Appointed Special Advocate Program, advocate for children in juvenile court abuse, neglect, custody and other cases.

Alexandria Department of Human Services, serve on outreach committee, help staff with workshops, child care and preparing light meals.

Alexandria Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities, youth basketball and softball coaches and umpires.

Alexandria Neighborhood Health Services, Spanish speakers to care for children while the parents are in class.

Alexandria Office of Sheriff, English as a Second Language tutors, art teachers, book study leaders and life skills instructors. Training provided.

Alexandria Police Department, help with clerical and administrative duties. Spanish-speaking interpreters also needed.

Alexandria Red Cross, help at the Waterfront Festival, June 18-20.

Alexandria Symphony Orchestra, assist at the Children's Festival, June 13. Volunteers also needed to file, stuff envelopes, enter data, move boxes, usher at events and more.

Alexandria Transitional Housing Program, provide child care while parents attend a meeting.

Alexandria Tutoring Consortium, tutor children. Training provided.

Alexandria Volunteer Bureau, work on fundraising and special events.

Alive! Child Development Center, co-chair for the center, bag and distribute food.

Animal Welfare League of Alexandria, kennel assistants. Orientation and training provided.

The Arc of Northern Virginia, help in the thrift store, play with special needs children.

Arlandria Health Center, read in Spanish to children in the waiting room.

Arlington-Alexandria Coalition for the Homeless, lead workshops, help with children's activities, answer phones, greet visitors and more.

Bethany House of Northern Virginia, provide child care while parents attend counseling sessions.

Beth El House, mentors and tutors for transitioning families.

Bienvenidos Inc., mentors and tutors for Latino T.C. Williams students. Training provided.

Brain Injury Services, pals for adult survivors.

The Campagna Center, tutor and mentor students in grades 1-3, participate in book buddies program, read aloud to children.

Capital Hospice, provide respite support and friendly visits to patients and their families. Training provided.

The Child and Family Network Centers, read to children, teach computer skills, play games, organize special programs and help with administrative work.

Community Lodgings, tutor adults in English as a Second Language program, attend field trips and work with children in the learning center.

Computer C.O.R.E., teaching assistants, team leaders, a bookkeeper, a hardware technician, resume tutors, board members, outreach and fundraising committee members and special events volunteers.

Empowered Women International, organize events and promotional campaigns, recruit and train volunteers, help at special events. An executive assistant to the director is also needed.

ESL and Immigrant Ministries, teachers, teacher assistants, computer lab instructors, hosts and greeters, music leader and more. Training provided.

Feline Foundation, foster a cat or kitten.

Gadsby's Tavern Museum, tour guides and more.

Goodwin House West, enter data, help residents with basic computer skills.

Groveton Baptist Church, teach adults advanced conversational English. Registrars and placement testers also needed.

Joy of Sports Foundation, assist tennis instructors, help with office duties and special events.

Junior Achievement of the NCA, mentor elementary and high school students.

Literacy Council of Northern Virginia, tutors, committee members, ESL computer lab and class aides. Help also needed with projects and special events. Training provided.

Lupus Foundation, committee members, help with health fairs.

The Lyceum, lead tours, work in the museum shop, help at the front desk.

Mount Vernon Elementary School, mentors and tutors.

New Hope Housing, computer trainers and tutors, certified food handlers to help with life skills cooking class. Facilitate children's activities and lead a creative session for adults.

Northern Virginia Juvenile Detention Home, tutors and mentors.

Offender Aid and Restoration, assist with inmate support groups, tutoring, mentoring, art programs, yoga, Spanish-speaking programs and release planning. Training provided.

The Reading Connection, read aloud to children, help with arts and crafts.

Saint Martin de Porres Senior Center, staff reception desk, help with clerical tasks and translate.

Samuel W. Tucker Elementary School, read with children and help with math.

Stop Child Abuse Now of Northern Virginia, serve as court-appointed Special Advocates for children, facilitate classes for parents, provide child care.

United College Ministries in Northern Virginia, organize and support volunteers, help with Web design and grant writing.

United Community Ministries, assist families, provide child care.

Volunteer Emergency Families for Children, provide short-term shelter for children in crisis, participate in a community council.

The Westminster-George Mason Tutoring Program, tutor elementary school students. Training provided.

-- Compiled by SARAH LANE

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