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

Alzheimer's Association, assist with projects and health fairs. 703-359-4440, Ext. 127.

Campagna Center needs help with after-school care programs, Head Start and the Wright to Read program. 703-549-0111, Ext. 142, or

Food for Others, help pack food boxes, sort canned goods, and assist with office operations, special programs and fundraising events. 703-207-9173 or

Friends of the Torpedo Factory, assist with "A Taste for Art Fundraiser" from 7:30 to 11 p.m. Oct. 14. 703-683-0693.

Gadsby's Tavern Museum, assist with special events, family programs and tours. Training provided. 703-838-4242.

Haven of Northern Virginia, hotline companions for the bereaved, the seriously ill, the dying, and their families and friends. Training provided. 703-941-7000 or

Junior Friends of the Campagna Center, help organize fundraising. 703-549-0111.

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

Meals on Wheels of Alexandria, deliver meals for homebound seniors from 10:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. weekdays. 703-836-4414, Ext. 4.

Port City Playhouse needs help with set construction and painting and ushers for performances. Must be at least 15 years old. 703-838-2880.

Reading Connection needs readers for shelter read-aloud program. 703-528-8317, Ext. 14.

Ten Thousand Villages, assist with special events and store projects. 703-684-1435 or

Virginia's Children of Promise Program, mentors for children of an incarcerated parent. Training provided. 703-941-9008.

Walk to Fight Breast Cancer, assist in setup, manage food stations or clean up; four shifts between 5:30 a.m. and noon Oct. 22. 703-838-5030 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 collection staff members at blood drives and donor centers. Training available; registration required. 800-272-0094, Ext. 1.

Arlington Street People's Assistance Network needs emergency winter shelter volunteers in the evenings and for overnight shifts Nov. 1-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 at least 18 years old. Training provided. 703-527-6016 or

Community Role Models, needs help with games and activities for "Teen Day at Ballston Common." From 4 to 9 p.m. Oct. 15. 703-228-5909.

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

Northern Virginia Family Service needs play-group supervisors at Arlington Veterans' Memorial YMCA. Volunteers interested in working with minor children must undergo a background check. From 10 a.m. to noon Saturdays, Oct. 15 through Dec. 10. 703-769-4616.

U.S. Freedom Walk Festival, stamp cards, record arrivals and pass out water to walkers. From 12:30 to 6 p.m. Oct. 21; 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 22; and 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 23. 800-809-9448, Ext. 755.

Virginia Cooperative Extension of Arlington County, help control invasive plants and clean up trash at Aurora Highlands Park, Benjamin Banneker Park, Douglas Park, Lacey Woods Park, Old Hume School Historic Property, Glencarlyn Park or Thrifton Hills Park. From 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 15. 703-228-7636.

-- Compiled by RIA MANGLAPUS

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