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

Alexandria's Division of Social Services needs two AmeriCorps resource assistants. Each must be 18 or older and have a valid driver's license. 703-838-0956.

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

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

Auxiliary of the Virginia Hospital Center needs help with patient services, daytime and weekends. 703-620-2944.

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

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

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

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

Art on the Avenue, set up, help with children's activities and the festival store, clean up; shifts from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Oct. 1. Orientation at 7 p.m. next Thursday. 703-836-5883 or

Haven of Northern Virginia, hotline companions for the bereaved, the seriously ill and the dying and for 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.

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

Alliance for Housing Solutions, assist with annual forum project. 703-505-7583.

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

Arlington public schools, Minority Achievement Office, needs evening tutors from next Monday through June 21 at Thomas Jefferson Middle School library; gardening, light construction and cleanup at Campbell Elementary School; and homework help for students at Barcroft Elementary. 703-228-6003.

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

Computers for Students, organize materials and various administrative tasks. 703-522-5575.

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

-- Compiled by RIA MANGLAPUS

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