American Red Cross needs volunteers to assist at blood drives and donor centers. Volunteers must be 14 or older and commit to work at two or more blood drives a month. Responsibilities include greeting donors and providing them with reading materials, serving refreshments and observing donors after they give blood. Training is provided. To register, call the volunteer office at 800-272-0094, Ext. 1.

Jewish Social Service Agency of Metropolitan Washington needs adult volunteers for two of its nonsectarian programs that help patients with a life-threatening or terminal illness and their families. The programs provide volunteer services and hospice home support. Training is provided. Call Amy Kaufman Goott at 301-816-2650.

Lake Accotink Park needs volunteers to help clean up trails, the lake, creeks and woodlands on "Make a Difference Day," from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 22 rain or shine. Lunch will be provided to those who work throughout the day. Bring drinking water; gloves, trash bags and light tools will be provided. Registration is requested. Call 703-569-0285.

-- Compiled by JEAN MACK

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