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

The annual Mason District Park Festival needs volunteers to sell tickets for children's games, greet festival-goers, staff an information booth and work as stagehands. Volunteers will work a minimum two-hour shift between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Sept. 24 at Mason District Park, 6621 Columbia Pike, Annandale. Call the office of Supervisor Penelope A. Gross (D-Mason) at 703-256-7717.

Down Syndrome Association of Northern Virginia needs volunteers to help with its inaugural buddy walk and festival Sept. 24. Volunteers will help set up, clean up, manage the flow of the walk, assist with the craft area and provide other general help. For more information, visit To volunteer, call Beth Baroody at 703-815-1617.

Fairfax County Department of Community and Recreation Services needs volunteers to help teach swim classes for 5- to 21-year-olds with developmental disabilities. Volunteers will assist the learner swimmers during a class led by a professional instructor. Volunteer for one or for all three sessions, held for two hours on Saturday mornings: Oct. 22-Nov. 19; Dec. 19-Jan. 21; or Feb. 11-March 11. Call Sandi Dallhoff at 703-324-5716.

Reston Community Center and the Reston Association will hold their annual volunteer fair from 6 to 8 p.m. next Thursday at Reston Community Center at Hunters Woods, 2310 Colts Neck Rd. Learn about services and volunteer opportunities in the community from area organizations, including Reston Community Center and its Senior Academy, Reston Association, the Reston Multicultural Festival planning committee and Reston Regional Library. Call 703-476-4500.

-- Compiled by JEAN MACK

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