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

Community Organization for Prevention Education: Supervise middle and high school students at the Purcellville Rink, Fridays 7-9 p.m. or 9:30-11 p.m. 703-431-7784.

ESL and Immigrant Ministries: Teach English as a second language to adults in Ashburn. Classes begin in September. or

Grace Episcopal Church: Accompany children with disabilities at a Mary's Family retreat, a respite care program for families of special-needs children, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday through Saturday. 540-364-4757 or

Fauquier County Public School Board: Serve on the following committees: Gifted Advisory Committee, Special Education Advisory Committee, Career and Technical Education Advisory Committee, Health Advisory Committee. 540-351-1005.

Inova Loudoun Hospital: Visit patients and help them draw on spiritual resources to cope with illness. Volunteers must attend a 14-week training program and commit several hours a week to visiting patients for one year. Classes begin in September and meet Monday evenings. 703-858-8034 or

Northern Virginia Long-Term Care Ombudsman Training Program: Assist individuals living in nursing homes and adult-care residences and make sure their rights are respected. Volunteers must commit to visiting residents four hours a week. Interviews begin this month for training 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Sept. 12, 13 and 23. 703-324-5435.

Loudoun County: Serve on the following county advisory boards, commissions and committees (703-771-5034):

* Advisory Commission on Youth: Sterling District.

* Advisory Plans Examiners Board: two private-practice, licensed professional engineers or surveyors and one resident member.

* Affordable Dwelling Unit Advisory Board: one builder of single-family homes, one builder of multifamily residences, one lending institution representative and one nonprofit-organization representative.

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

* Cable TV Advisory Committee: Broad Run District.

* Commission on Aging: Sterling District.

* Commission on Women: Sterling and Sugarland Run districts.

* Community Criminal Justice Board: Catoctin District.

* Community Policy and Management Committee: provider representative.

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

* Disability Services Board: at-large business representatives or representatives who have disabilities or who have family members with disabilities.

* Equal Employment Opportunity Plan Committee: at-large representatives.

* Fire and Rescue Commission: three at-large representatives who are fire and rescue volunteers.

* Library Board of Trustees: Broad Run and Sugarland Run districts.

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

* Road Viewers Board: at-large representatives.

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

Purcellville Police Department: Volunteers 21 and older for the Police Citizen Support Team to help with special events, ride-alongs, technical support and educating citizens on the department. 540-338-7422.

Warrenton Library: Help pack and move books and other materials during renovations beginning in mid-August. 540-347-8750.

American Red Cross: Greet blood donors, provide them with reading material, serve refreshments and observe donors for reactions to giving blood. Training is provided in Leesburg. A commitment of two or more blood drives each month is requested. Blood drives last 4.5-6 hours and are held daily. 800-272-0094, Ext 1, or


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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.