The following organizations need volunteer help for a day, for a week or on a regular basis.
Meals on Wheels has several volunteer opportunities:
Mount Vernon Meals on Wheels needs people for two leadership positions. A group coordinator is needed to contact new clients and explain procedures, organize driver route books, write route instructions and communicate with the food provider and the group treasurer. A driver coordinator is needed to schedule regular and substitute drivers for Meals on Wheels routes and to inform new drivers of policies and procedures related to meal delivery.
The Fairfax Area Agency on Aging's Meals on Wheels program needs drivers to deliver in the Baileys Crossroads, Centreville/Chantilly, Fairfax and Little River Glen areas. Drivers pick up meals between 10:30 a.m. and noon and deliver them to clients by 1 p.m. For information, call 703-324-5406.
The Fairfax City 4-H Community Club needs volunteer project leaders. Adults with a hobby or skill will work with small groups of children, third-graders to high school age, sharing knowledge and leading activities over four to eight sessions. There will be an informational meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Fairfax United Methodist Church, Room 306, 10300 Stratford Ave., Fairfax, or call Julie Knight at 703-591-3406 or Gerry Weaver at 703-352-8806.
Gadsby's Tavern Museum in Old Town Alexandria needs volunteer tour guides. A commitment of one morning or afternoon a month is requested. Training is provided. For information, call 703-838-4242.
The Reston House Tour needs volunteer docents to help at homes on the annual tour, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 15. Orientation is provided. Must be 16 or older. For information, call 703-709-7700 or visit www.restonmuseum.org.
Opportunities, Alternatives and Resources (OAR) of Fairfax County needs a part-time services coordinator assistant to work with the services coordinator at the front desk, greeting clients, answering phones, filing, making appointments and preparing mailings. A commitment of about two four-hour shifts a week is required. OAR is a nonprofit agency that helps ex-offenders find housing, jobs, clothes and food, among other things. For information, call 703-246-3033.
-- Compiled by JEAN MACK
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