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

AARP Tax-Aide volunteers helps seniors and others complete 2004 federal and state income tax forms. Training required; free. 703-921-0023.

Loudoun County Community Corrections and Pretrial Services volunteers attend court hearings, conduct data entry and assist with case management. Must be 18 or older and pass background check. 703-737-8519 or kmcquaid@Loudoun.gov.

Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center volunteers groom horse patients and clean stalls for at least eight hours a week or conduct data entry for the laboratory as needed. Help sick foals for at least four hours a week beginning in January. Must be 18 or older, or 14 or older and accompanied by parent. Some horse experience may be required. 703-771-6848.

Loudoun Cares volunteers answer telephones to help link callers with community services. Training provided. Must be 18 or older and commit to at least two hours per week. 703-771-2878.

Loudoun Citizens for Social Justice/Loudoun Abused Women's Shelter volunteers accompany victims to the courthouse, answer the hotline and help with thrift store and child-care duties. Thirty-hour training required for most positions. 703-771-9020.

Loudoun Fair & Associates needs subcommittee chairmen to recruit volunteers and coordinate events for 11 activities, including a pet show and shuttle parking, at the agricultural fair in July. 703-777-3835 or tscsr@verizon.net.

Community Holiday Coalition needs help collecting and distributing food and coats to needy families Nov. 14-18 and Dec. 5-16. 703-737-8367.

Town of Leesburg Parks and Recreation Department volunteers help special needs students participate in year-round swimming lessons. Also, Holidays in Leesburg needs help with crowd control and assisting children with arts and crafts Dec. 4-5. 703-737-7145.

Loudoun County Girl Scouts needs troop leaders and assistant troop leaders. Free training. 703-777-5644.

Resourceful Woman Thrift Store volunteers receive, sort, tag and organize clothing donations. Must be 18 or older. Saturday help preferred. 703-771-8173.

Loudoun Literacy Council tutors help teach basic literacy and English as a second language. Training session Nov. 20. 703-777-2205.

Mothers Against Drunk Driving Loudoun County Chapter need volunteers to attach red ribbons to cards for the "Tie One On for Safety" campaign Nov. 17. Students can earn community service hours. 703-771-8127 or maddloudoun@aol.com.

Sunrise of Leesburg volunteers "adopt" a grandparent and build a relationship with a resident at the assisted living facility. Must commit at least one hour per week 703-777-1971.

Loudoun Volunteer Caregivers help seniors and the disabled with transportation, simple home repairs and other needs. 703-779-8617 or www.lvcaregivers.org.

Loudoun County Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court volunteers answer telephones, file papers and help with clerical work to assist the clerk of the court. Must be 25 or older. 703-777-0302.

Northern Virginia Family Service volunteers help sort and tag donated merchandise at the Clock Tower Thrift Shops. 703-845-8023.

American Red Cross Blood Services volunteers greet donors, answer their questions and watch over donors after they have donated at blood drives. Must be age 14 and attend two five-hour blood drives a month. 800-272-0094, Ext. 1.

Naturalist Center volunteers assist visitors, teach classes and work with a collection of 36,000 objects. Must be at least 16 years old. 703-779-9712.

Loudoun Heritage Farm Museum needs tour guides, docents and front desk help. Gift shop help is also needed during a special event Nov. 26-28. 703-421-5322.

Loudoun Medical Reserve Corps volunteers train in cardiopulmonary resuscitation, first aid and dispensing medication during an outbreak. 703-771-5829. Information and registration forms are available at www.loudoun.gov/health/mrc.htm.

Loudoun County Department of Mental Health volunteers tutor elementary and middle school children after school. Teens welcome. 703-777-0458.

Loudoun County government volunteers serve on the following county advisory boards, commissions and committees. 703-771-5034.

Advisory Commission on Youth: Potomac District

Affordable Dwelling Unit Advisory Board: Single-family home builder and a multiple-family home builder

Animal Advisory Committee: Potomac District

Building Code and Appeals Board: Building industry representative

Cable TV Advisory Committee: Leesburg District

Commission on Aging: Sterling District

Commission on Women: Potomac and Sterling Districts

Community Criminal Justice Board: Potomac District

Commuter Bus Advisory Board: Potomac, Sterling and Sugarland Run Districts

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

Equal Employment Opportunity Plan Committee: At-large representatives

Open Space Advisory Committee: Broad Run and Sugarland Run Districts

Parks and Recreation Advisory Board: Sugarland Run District

Social Services Board: Members of the housing services community

Woods Road Special Exception Oversight Committee: At-large representatives

-- Compiled by LILA ARZUA

To Submit an Item

E-mail: lextra@washpost.com

Fax: 703-777-8437

Mail: Nonprofit groups that need volunteers should send notices to Volunteers, The Washington Post, Suite 100-A, 305 Harrison St. SE, Leesburg, Va. 20175.

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