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

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

The Metropolitan Washington Ear, a reading service for the blind and visually impaired, needs volunteers to read local and national newspapers, magazines and other publications to be aired on the service's closed-circuit radio broadcast and dial-in telephone service. A brief audition is required. For more information, call 301-681-6636.

Fairfax Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) needs volunteers to help abused and neglected children in the Fairfax County court system. CASA volunteers receive 30 hours of training, and applications are now being accepted for a training session in July. Bilingual volunteers are especially needed. For more information, call 703-273-3526 or visit

The Office of Victim Services at the Fairfax County Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court needs volunteers to assist crime victims of juvenile offenders. Volunteers will notify victims of pending hearings, inform them of their legal rights and provide emotional support. Training and supervision will be provided. A minimum commitment of one four-hour shift a week, between 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, for a six-month period is required. Volunteers will be interviewed and must submit to a criminal background check. For more information, call Gwen Robinson at 703-246-2697.

-- Compiled by JEAN MACK

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