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

The Fairfax Area Agency on Aging needs drivers for its Mount Vernon and McLean area Meals on Wheels program. Drivers pick up meals at a predetermined location between 10:30 a.m. and noon and deliver the meals to clients by 1 p.m. For more information, call 703-324-5406.

The Fairfax Area Agency on Aging needs volunteers in the Falls Church and Route 1 areas to provide a variety of services including transportation to medical appointments and grocery shopping, yard work, light housekeeping and other tasks that help seniors remain independent. For more information, call 703-324-5406.

Haven of Northern Virginia needs volunteers to provide emotional support to the bereaved, the seriously ill, the dying and their family and friends. Volunteers must be available during weekdays and must be able to commit to a minimum of 21/2 hours a week for phone duty for at least a year. Training is provided and will be offered in September. Orientation sessions for prospective volunteers will be held in August. For more information or to schedule an orientation appointment, call 703-941-7000 or e-mail

-- Compiled by JEAN MACK