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

The Fairfax County Public Library needs volunteers to organize shelves, check books in and out, process gift books, assist with clerical tasks, locate reserved books, garden, assist with teen or children's programs, offer Internet and MS Office tutoring for the public, and lead English or Spanish conversation groups. Training is provided. For more information, call 703-324-8332 or visit

The Fairfax County language access coordinator needs a bilingual volunteer to review translated government documents for accuracy. Applicants must have a home computer and a good command of written English and another language. Training is provided. For more information, call Angie Carrera at 703-324-2531.

The Center for Multicultural Human Services needs volunteers to work in two of its programs for multicultural adults and their children who attend Timberlane and Pine Spring elementary schools in the Falls Church area. Volunteers must be available 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays beginning in September. In the school-based children's enrichment program, volunteers will help multicultural children with activities including reading, homework and socialization skills. In the school-based ESL program for immigrants, volunteers will teach English to parents. For more information, call Ellen Klene at 703-533-3302.

The Naomi Project, a free, confidential, interfaith program sponsored by the Virginia Council of Churches, needs volunteers to serve as mentors to at-risk pregnant women and new mothers. Mentors provide positive reinforcement and encouragement, help clients learn about good health during pregnancy, locate information and services, model sound parenting skills and support their clients as they plan for the future. Spanish-speaking volunteers are especially needed. The next training session will take place on four evenings, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Sept. 15, 22, 29 and Oct. 6 at the county government center. For more information, call Pilar Jones at 703-860-2633 or visit

The SPCA of Northern Virginia needs foster homes for dogs and cats. The SPCA does not have a shelter and depends on foster homes for animals that have been rescued from abuse, neglect and abandonment. For more information, call 703-799-9390 or visit

The American Red Cross needs volunteers to assist the collections staff at blood drives and blood donor centers. Volunteers must be 14 or older and commit to work at two or more blood drives each month. Responsibilities include greeting donors and providing them with pertinent reading materials, serving refreshments and observing donors for post-donation reactions to giving blood. Training is provided. To register for training call the volunteer office at 800-272-0094, Ext. 1.

-- Compiled by JEAN MACK

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