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, or

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

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, e-mail 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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