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

Loudoun County Families Program: Parents are needed to meet twice a month to develop county services for disadvantaged youth and their families. 703-777-0353 or

American Red Cross Blood Services: Greet donors, provide reading materials and refreshments, and watch over donors after they have donated. Training is provided. Volunteers must attend two five-hour blood drives a month. There will be several blood drives in Loudoun County in June. Teenagers 14 and older can participate over the summer by committing to serve at least 40 hours. 800-272-0094, Ext. 1.

Capital Hospice: Visit hospice patients at home and in long-term care facilities in Loudoun. Volunteers must be adults, attend training and pass background checks. 703-777-7866 or

Loudoun Literacy Council tutors: Teach adults basic literacy and English as a second language. Training provided. 703-777-2205.

LEC (Loisirs Culturels a l'Etranger): Cultural exchange program seeks Northern Virginia families to host French students ages 13 to 19 for three weeks this summer by providing room and board. Ability to speak French is not required, but one family with a teacher willing to tutor a student in English for $25 an hour is requested. 703-392-6234 or

Western Loudoun Teen Center: Set up, supervise and clean up at Friday night recreational evenings at Purcellville Skating Rink, 7-9 p.m. and 9-11 p.m. 540-454-3974 or

Loudoun Volunteer Caregivers: Help seniors and disabled individuals with transportation and other needs. 703-779-8617 or

Mothers Against Drunk Driving: Observe and gather data on DUI proceedings in Loudoun courts. Training provided. 703-771-8127 (voice mail only) or

Loudoun County Government: Serve on the following advisory boards, commissions and committees. 703-771-5034.

* Advisory Commission on Youth: Leesburg and Sterling districts.

* Affordable Dwelling Unit Advisory Board: one single-family home builder is needed.

* Bull Run Alcohol Safety Action Program: one at-large representative.

* Commission on Aging: Catoctin and Sterling districts.

* Commission on Women: Potomac, Sterling and Sugarland Run districts.

* Community Criminal Justice Board: chairman's at-large representative

* Commuter Bus Advisory Board: Potomac, Sterling and Sugarland Run districts.

* Disability Services Board: 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.

* Fiscal Impact Committee: one at-large representative.

* Library Board of Trustees: Sugarland Run District representative.

* Open Space Advisory Committee: Broad Run, Sterling and Sugarland Run districts.

* Road Viewers Board: at-large representatives.

* Woods Road Special Exception Oversight Committee: at-large representatives.

-- Compiled by LILA DE TANTILLO

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