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

The Reston Festival at the Reston Town Center on July 10 and 11 needs volunteers for setup, break-down, the children's activities area, food and T-shirt sales, the information booth and more. Volunteers must be 13 or older. For more information, call Ha Brock at 703-435-7986 or visit

The SPCA 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 or abandonment. For more information, call 703-799-9390 or visit

LEC, a Paris-based nonprofit cultural exchange program, needs host families in Northern Virginia for French exchange students this summer. The family must provide room, board and friendship and will receive a weekly stipend. The students will bring spending money and are covered by their own insurance program. The students are between 14 and 18 and have studied English. For more information, call Louise at 703-371-8582 or visit

The Reston Association needs volunteers for its Weed Warriors program 10 a.m.-noon June 26 at the Bright Pond cul-de-sac. Volunteers will remove invasive exotic plants and plant wildflower seeds and tree seedlings to restore the site. Volunteers must be 14 or older. For more information or to sign up, call Ha Brock at 703-435-7986.

ESL and Immigrant Ministries needs volunteers to teach English as a second language to adult immigrants in 20 locations in Northern Virginia. Free training is provided in August and September, and classes begin in September. For more information, call 703-841-0292, Ext. 6 or visit

-- Compiled by JEAN MACK

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