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

Animal Welfare League of Arlington, foster kittens and puppies. 703-931-9241, Ext. 245 or

Stop Child Abuse Now of Northern Virginia, purchase wish-list items for foster children, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Target, Potomac Yard Shopping Center, 3601 Jefferson Davis Hwy., Alexandria. 703-836-1820.

For information on the following volunteer opportunities, call the Arlington County Volunteer Office at 703-228-1760.

American Balalaika Symphony, assist with marketing and accounting.

Argus House, administrative assistant, academic coordinator and group home tutor.

Arlington Alexandria Coalition for the Homeless, lead a life skills workshop, help with the Support for Kids in Transition program.

Arlington Citizen Corps Council, serve on the council.

Arlington Community Temporary Shelter, assist with the day-to-day operation of the shelter, work in the thrift store.

Arlington County Department of Human Services, Employment Center, career counseling assistant.

Arlington County Department of Human Services, Personal Advocate Service, help seniors access community services and programs.

Arlington County Department of Human Services, Violence Intervention Program, staff a 24-hour crisis intervention hotline.

Arlington County Facilities Maintenance, enter data.

Arlington County Parks and Natural Resources Division, serve on the Beautification Committee.

Arlington County Parks, Recreation and Community Resources, summer camp volunteer.

Arlington Diocese Office of Refugee Services, conversation partners for refugees.

Arlington Education and Employment Program, teach English as a Second Language classes, assist teachers.

Arlington Food Assistance Center, bag and distribute groceries.

Arlington Free Clinic, dietician.

Arlington Historical Society, docent.

Arlington Red Cross, assist victims, support relief workers, provide education, help at blood drives and more.

Arlington Victim Witness Program, support and assist senior crime victims.

Arlingtonians for a Clean Environment, mark storm drains, help with children's activities and more at Solstice Celebration, June 21.

Arlingtonians Meeting Emergency Needs, work with social workers to help low-income residents pay their bills.

Classika Theatre, work in the box office, help with public relations and more.

Computers4Students, enter and process applications.

CrisisLink, staff a local and national suicide and crisis referral hotline.

Greenbrier Learning Center, summer camp volunteer.

Gulf Branch Nature Center, assist with Tiny Tots program.

Hogar Hispano Catholic Charities, help at a citizenship workshop.

Meals on Wheels, deliver meals to homebound residents.

Micro-Enterprise Business Incubator, training and technical assistants.

Northern Virginia AIDS Ministry, mentors.

Potomac Overlook Regional Park, assist with garden maintenance and landscaping, greet visitors.

The Reading Connection, read to children.

Residential Program Center, graphic designer, mentors.

Travelers Aid, greet visitors at Reagan National Airport, provide flight information and more.

Urban Alternatives Foundation, computer instructors.

Virginia Cooperative Extension Service, provide personal finance counseling, teach money management classes.

Whitefield Commons Community Resource Center, tutor elementary school students, provide child care.

-- Compiled by SARAH LANE

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