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

Alexandria Concert Band of NVCC, musicians needed. Rehearsals, 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, starting next Thursday. 703-845-6252.

Animal Welfare League of Arlington, foster homes for kittens and puppies less than 8 weeks old. 703-931-9241, Ext. 245, or

Annual Back-to-School Physicals Clinic, needs medical personnel, interpreters and community volunteers for clinic for uninsured children. 703-780-4844.

Kennedy Center Open House, needs stage crew, crowd management and hospitality assistants. Four-hour shifts, 11:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Sept. 10. Orientation provided. 202-416-8321.

Pets-DC, deliver pet food, walk dogs, foster animals and help fundraising. 202-234-7387, Ext. 2.

Potomac Overlook Regional Park, assist with indoor and outdoor projects at the park 10 a.m.-noon first Saturday of every month; meet at the nature center. 703-528-5406.

School Supply Drives, collection locations for needy students. American Red Cross Arlington County Chapter, 703-312-4922; Arlington County Community Outreach Program, 703-228-1397; Arlington Diocese Refugee Services, 703-841-3871; Doorways for Women and Families, 703-522-8858; Greenbrier Learning Center, 703-379-6488; League of Women Voters of Arlington, 703-536-8170; Northern Virginia Family Service, 703-219-2193; Reading Connection, 703-528-8317, Ext. 14; and Samaritan Ministry of Greater Washington, 703-271-0938.

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

Washington Humane Society, assist with adoption applications. Flexible hours. 202-576-6839.

For information on the following opportunities, call the number listed or contact the Alexandria Volunteer Bureau at 703-836-2176, e-mail or visit

Alexandria Department of Human Services, teach English and citizenship information to Hispanic adults. 7-9 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. 703-838-0962.

Alexandria Fall Festival for the Arts, needs greeters, information assistants, and pedestrian and traffic controllers for event Sept. 10 and 11. 703-838-4343.

Alexandria Volunteer Bureau, assist with 25th anniversary gala at the Torpedo Factory Art Center on Sept. 10.

Alzheimer's Association, ongoing projects and health fairs. 703-359-4440.

Campagna Center, after-school care programs, Head Start and Wright to Read programs. 703-549-0111, Ext. 142 or

Food for Others, help pack food boxes, sort canned goods, and assist with office operations, special programs and fundraising events. 703-207-9173 or

Haven of Northern Virginia, hotline companions for the bereaved, the seriously ill, the dying, and their families and friends. Training provided. 703-941-7000 or

King Street Cats, needs foster homes, or feed and care for cats at shelter in Alexandria. 703-836-6686.

Meals on Wheels of Alexandria, deliver meals for homebound seniors from 10:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. weekdays. 703-836-4414, Ext. 4.

Virginia's Children of Promise Program, mentors for children who have an incarcerated parent are needed. Training provided.

For information on the following volunteer opportunities, call the number listed or contact the Arlington County Volunteer Office at 703-228-1760 or visit

AHC Inc., tutor or mentor for teens, 6:30-8 p.m. once a week. Must commit to one full school year and submit to a criminal background check ($10 fee). Training provided. 703-486-0626, Ext. 12.

American Red Cross Blood Drive, volunteers 14 and older assist the blood collection staff at blood drives and blood donor centers. Training available; registration required. 800-272-0094, Ext. 1.

Arlington County Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources, for those 55 and older, need storytellers for schoolchildren. 703-228-4730.

Arlington Public Schools, assist with SAT prep courses Sept. 10-Nov. 19; work with special-needs students. Training provided. 703-228-6003.

Columbia Heights West's Pride Day Festival, assist in setup or cleanup noon-3 p.m. or 6:30-7:30 p.m. Sept. 10. 703-228-4730.

Computers For Students, manage computer requests and paperwork. Training provided. 703-522-5575.

Habitat for Humanity ReStore, drivers and helpers pick up home improvement donations from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays. Truck is provided. Volunteers must be at least 25 and have a good driving record. Stock shelves and assist customers. Ages 16 and younger must be accompanied by an adult; must be 16 to run the register. 703-360-6700.

The Women's Home, drive and assist a resident with grocery shopping, 9-10:30 a.m. Sundays. 703-237-2822.

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