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

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

Gadsby's Tavern Museum needs tour guides. 703-838-4242.

Jane Franklin Dance has a board vacancy for someone knowledgeable about dance. 703-298-3235.

Potomac Overlook Regional Park; help with indoor and outdoor projects, 10 a.m.-noon Oct. 1 at the nature center. 703-528-5406.

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

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. to 2 p.m. Oct. 8. Must be 16 or older. 703-838-4774, Ext. 225.

King Street Cats; provide a foster home or feed and care for cats at shelter in Alexandria. 703-836-6686.

Marine Corps Marathon needs help with water stations, hospitality areas, baggage tent, medical stations and information area on Oct. 30. Ham radio operators are also needed. 703-432-8190 or

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 needed to help the collection staff at blood drives and donor centers. Training available; registration required. 800-272-0094, Ext. 1.

Arlington County Volunteer Office; help with Hurricane Katrina response efforts. 703-228-1026.

Arlington Street People's Assistance Network needs emergency winter-shelter volunteers in the evenings and for overnight shifts from Nov. 1 to March 31; food handlers; and servers and preparers for the bagged-meal program for the homeless. 703-820-4357.

CrisisLink Response Center; help with Hurricane Katrina hotline. Must be 18 or older. Training provided. 703-527-6016 or

Literacy Council of Northern Virginia; ESL tutor. Training workshop, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Oct. 15, 22 and 29. 703-237-0866.

-- Compiled by RIA MANGLAPUS

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