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 younger than 8 weeks. 703-931-9241, Ext. 245, or

Arlingtonians for a Clean Environment, clean up trash from a stream near Shirlington, noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, registration required. 703-228-6427 or

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

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.

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

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

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

Child and Family Network, assist as a classroom helper, Spanish literacy tutor for adults or office assistant and help 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

American Red Cross Arlington County Chapter, volunteer opportunities. 703-527-3010, Ext. 705.

Arlington Community Action Program, prepare holiday baskets for families in the Head Start program and seniors in the community, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 22 and 23. 703-241-2040.

Arlington County Department of Human Services, volunteers for programs within the department, including Aging and Disability Services, Behavioral Healthcare Services, Child and Family Services, Economic Independence Services and Public Health Services.

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

Arlington Food Assistance Center, sort, crate and weigh food from Boy Scout food drive, noon to 6 p.m. Saturday. 703-845-8486.

Arlington Housing Corporation Inc., assist with Thanksgiving dinners at community centers in Arlington. 703-684-3952.

Arlington Jaycees, volunteer Santa and elves for a local mall. 703-370-1563.

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

Greenbrier Learning Center Holiday Art Auction, assist in setup, manage food stations or cleanup; three shifts between 3:30 and 10 p.m. Dec. 2. 703-379-6488.

Knights of Columbus Council 2473, set up tables and serve Thanksgiving dinner to low-income residents of Arlington County; drivers and helpers to deliver Thanksgiving dinners to homebound senior citizens and disabled individuals. 703-241-1415.

Salvation Army, assist with kettle project at designated locations in Arlington, training and orientation provided. 703-979-3380.

-- Compiled by RIA MANGLAPUS

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