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

Virginia Army National Guard: Provide home repair, medical and other services for families of local soldiers. 540-822-9022.

ESL and Immigrant Ministries: Teach English as a second language to adults in day or night classes. Training provided beginning in August. Classes start in September. 703-841-0292, Ext. 6, www.eslim.org or eslim02@aol.com.

Ashburn Volunteer Fire and Rescue: Junior firefighters 16 and older needed to serve as paramedics, to fight fires or help with clerical duties. May receive tax benefits. Youths ages 14-20 who have completed eighth grade can join the Explorers, who train in firefighting and help support the squad. 703-729-0006.

Loudoun Summer Music Fest: Sell tickets, pour beer and help bands and vendors at Sunday evening outdoor performances. Must sign release and be 21 or older. 703-433-2631 or johnb@loudounhomeless.org.

National Multiple Sclerosis Society Challenge Walk: Oct. 1-3, multiple sclerosis fundraiser needs rest-stop hosts, support vehicles and check-in staff at several locations. Also, help support Marathon Strides Against MS running team, which is training for the Oct. 31 Marine Corps Marathon, by passing out water and snacks. Visit www.msandyou.org/volunteering, e-mail volunteerinfo@msandyou.org or call 202-296-5363.

Loudoun Families for Children: Provide children in crisis a temporary home. Adults can register for training session. 703-771-9505.

Loudoun County: Serve on the following county advisory boards, commissions and committees. 703-771-5034.

Animal Advisory Committee: Potomac District representative.

Art Advisory Committee: Two at-large representatives.

Building Code and Appeals Board: At-large representative.

Cable TV Advisory Committee: Sugarland Run District representative.

Citizens Technical Committee on Telecommunications: At-large representative.

Commission on Aging: Sterling District representative.

Commission on Women: Catoctin, Dulles, Potomac and Sterling district representatives.

Community Criminal Justice Board: Catoctin and Sugarland Run district representatives.

Community Services Board: Three at-large representatives.

Commuter Bus Advisory Board: Blue Ridge, Broad Run, Catoctin, Sugarland Run, Potomac and Sterling district representatives and chairman's representative.

Disability Services Board: Four at-large business representatives or representatives who have a disability or have a family member with a disability.

Equal Employment Opportunity Plan Committee: At-large representative.

Loudoun County Sanitation Authority: At-large representative.

Open Space Advisory Committee: Blue Ridge, Broad Run, Potomac and Sugarland Run district representatives.

Parks and Recreation Advisory Board: Sugarland Run District representative.

Road Viewers Board: At-large representative.

Woods Road Special Exception Oversight Committee: At-large representative.

Inova VNA Home Health: Companions for homebound patients. Spend one or two hours weekly talking with the patient, running errands and doing odd jobs. Help also needed with office duties, two to three shifts a week. Training provided. 703-916-2885.

-- Compiled by LILA ARZUA

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Details: The list is published on a space-available basis on the first Sunday of each month.