Seeking volunteer opportunities? These groups need volunteer help for a day, a week or on a regular basis.

Animal Welfare League of Arlington, foster homes for kittens and puppies under eight weeks. 703-931-9241, Ext. 245, or

Arlington Senior Centers, teach mah-jongg to seniors. Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., 703-228-5722 ; and Culpepper Garden Senior Center, 4435 N. Pershing Dr., Arlington. 703-228-4403.

Cherrydale Health and Rehabilitation Center, translators, singers for the holidays and people to help with holiday tasks needed. 703-243-7640.

CrisisLink, assist with suicide and crisis hotline. 703-527-6016 or

Greenbrier Learning Center, assist middle school students with homework. 703-379-6488.

King Street Cats, feed and care for cats at its shelter in Alexandria. 703-836-6686.

Patrick Henry Elementary School Mentors, big brothers and big sisters program for first-graders. 703-228-5820.

School Information Center, Arlington public schools, clerical tasks. 703-228-7667.

SPCA of Northern Virginia, foster homes for dogs and cats. 703-799-9390 or

Volunteer Emergency Families For Children, assist children in crisis. Training sessions for host families scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday and Nov. 16 and 17 from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at Fairfax Presbyterian Church. 703-969-3795.

For information on the following volunteer opportunities, call the number listed or the Alexandria Volunteer Bureau at 703-836-2176, or visit

Alexandria Police Department Office of Volunteers, Spanish and English speakers to assist police officers.

Arlandia Health Center, read to children in Spanish. One hour a week, Wednesday or Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Child and Family Network, assist as a classroom helper, Spanish literacy tutor for adults, office assistant, and with fundraising and special projects events.

Community Lodgings, after-school programs for elementary and middle school students.

Del Ray Artisans, assist in gallery operations.

Ten Thousand Villages, assist with retail sales.

For information on the following volunteer opportunities, call the number listed or the Arlington County Volunteer Office at 703-228-1760, or visit

Arlington Diocese Office of Refugee Services, English tutors. Orientation and training provided. 703-524-2154.

Arlington Education and Employment Program, teach ESL. Morning and evening positions available. 703-228-7231 or

-- Compiled by RIA MANGLAPUS

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