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

Loudoun Department of Social Services: Teach English to Hispanic women in Sugarland Run one or two days a week. 703-737-8424.

Mothers Against Drunk Driving, Loudoun Chapter: Assemble MADD ribbons to be distributed at local businesses and schools. 703-771-8127 or

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

Loudoun Volunteer Services: Donate or help collect household items for baskets to be distributed during Make a Difference Day on Oct. 22. 703-777-0113.

American Red Cross: Greet blood donors, provide reading material, serve refreshments and observe donors for reactions after they give blood. Training is provided in Leesburg. A commitment of two or more blood drives each month is requested. Blood drives last 41/2 to six hours and are held daily. 800-272-0094, Ext 1, or

Loudoun Museum: Lead visitors through historic Leesburg for annual "Hauntings" event, help with ticket sales, concessions and gift shop, or be an interpreter-storyteller. Walking tours will be Oct. 28 and 29 from 6 to 10 p.m. 703-777-7427 or

Loudoun Symphony Orchestra: Assist with stage and lobby activities, advertising and fundraising, or office duties. 703-771-8287 or

National Air and Space Museum: Give tours of the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy center. Docents must make a two-year commitment and complete 11 weeks of training. Training will be on Saturdays, beginning Sept. 10. 703-572-4070 or

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

* Advisory Commission on Youth: Sterling District.

* Affordable Dwelling Unit Advisory Board: one lending institution representative and one nonprofit 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 District.

* 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.

* Economic Development Commission: representatives from local businesses.

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

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

* Housing Advisory Committee: one at-large representative.

* 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.


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Fax: 703-777-8437

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.