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

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

Arlingtonians for a Clean Environment, clean up a section of Four Mile Run stream, meet at Barcroft Park, 10 a.m.-noon Sept. 17. Registration required. 703-228-6427.

Army 10-Miler Race, assist with packet pickup and T-shirt distribution, Sept. 30 and Oct. 1. 202-685-3408 or

Doorways for Women and Families, formerly the Arlington Community Temporary Shelter, assist with programs serving women and families who are homeless or are victims of domestic violence. The group also needs shelter volunteers, court companions and daytime office aides. Training provided. 703-522-8858 or

Gadsby's Tavern Museum, docent tour guides. Flexible weekday or weekend schedule. Training provided. 703-838-4242.

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

National Air and Space Museum's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, needs docent guides. Training provided. 703-572-4070 or

Pets-DC, deliver pet food, walk dogs, care for animals and help raise money. 202-234-7387, Ext. 2.

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

Torpedo Factory Art Center, help at the Target Gallery, information desk and special events. 703-838-4565, Ext. 5.

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

Animal Welfare League of Alexandria, assist with 14th annual canine games, 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 8. Must be 16 or older. 703-838-4774, Ext. 225.

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

King Street Cats, provide a foster home 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.

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

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 Commission on Aging, individuals knowledgeable about aging issues and services, six to eight hours a month. 703-228-1727.

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

Arlington Diocese Refugee Services, needs an office assistant. 703-841-3871.

Arlington Education and Employment Program, needs an ESL teacher. Training provided. 703-228-7231.

Arlington Outdoor Education Association, needs a Web site designer. 703-409-6719.

Arlington Public Schools, Minority Achievement Office, needs evening tutors from Sept. 26 to June 21 at Thomas Jefferson Middle School library. 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. Saturday. 703-228-4730.

Communicable Disease Bureau, public health division, needs receptionist. 703-228-5175.

Community Role Models, clean up at Barcroft Park Sports and Recreation Center, 10 a.m.-noon Sept. 17.

Nauck Civic and Community Pride Day, assist with setup, cleanup and pack-up, 10 a.m.-noon and 5-7 p.m. Sept. 17. 703-228-4730.

Virginia Cooperative Extension, Alexandria office needs a data analyst, coach recruiter, training-development team member, teen honor club program leader and project leaders. 703-519-3325.

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

-- Compiled by RIA MANGLAPUS

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