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

The Hispanic Committee of Virginia needs volunteers to mentor Hispanic teens. Mentors will assist students with communication skills and academics. Spanish language proficiency is not required, and mentors will receive training and support. A commitment of two hours a week for a full school year is requested. For more information, call Susan at 703-671-5666, Ext. 126.

The Volunteer Learning Program, a joint community project of Fairfax County's public schools, Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court and public library system, needs volunteer tutors for day and evening hours to work one-on-one with adult learners in public libraries and adult learning centers. Volunteers are also needed to work with adolescents in alternative school settings. The program trains tutors, assesses learners and provides materials with follow-up support. For more information, call 703-246-2139.

The Feline Foundation of Greater Washington needs foster homes for cats awaiting adoption. Drivers are also occasionally needed to deliver cats to a monthly adoption fair. For more information, call 703-920-8665 or visit

The Jewish Social Service Agency of Metropolitan Washington needs volunteers for its consignment and resale shop, the Bombe Chest. The shop is at 2629 Connecticut Ave. NW in the District. Store hours are 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Saturday. For more information, call Andrea Steinkritz at 301-816-2650.

-- Compiled by JEAN MACK

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