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, remove invasive plants from 1 to 3 p.m. Dec. 5 at one of Arlington's parks. Meet at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Rd. 703-228-6427.

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.

Virginia Cooperative Extension, training for master gardener volunteers for Arlington County and Alexandria residents. Registration deadline is Dec. 10. 703-228-6426.

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

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.

Alexandria Turkey Trot Race, register racers, sell T-shirts, greet runners at the finish line and hand water to runners. 8 a.m. Nov. 25 at Cora Kelly Recreation Center, 25 W. Reed Ave.

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.

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. today, Monday and Tuesday. 703-241-2040.

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

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

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