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

NARSAD, a mental health research association that funds studies on brain disorders, including Alzheimer's disease, autism, bipolar disorder, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder, needs volunteers to help with education and event planning. For information, call Sheila at 703-757-0194.

The Virginia Indian Festival, to be held at Riverbend Park in September, needs volunteers to work as runners, car-parkers and food sales assistants. The festival teaches school-age children and their parents how Native Americans lived. For information, call 703-759-1627.

Northern Virginia Family Service needs anti-tobacco activity coordinators and facilitators to help about 150 students in grades 7 through 9 remain smoke-free. Volunteers will help the students plan and coordinate an anti-tobacco skit. Volunteers should be creative, energetic and able to work with youths, other facilitators and supervisors. Must be at least 17 years old and a nonsmoker or an ex-smoker for at least a year. The program will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays, Aug. 10-19, in Oakton. Lunch will be provided. For more information, call Brigette Jones at 703-219-2160.

-- Compiled by JEAN MACK

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