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

AARP Tax-Aide, prepare taxes electronically for low- to moderate- income taxpayers. Training provided. 703-207-0056, 888-227-7669 or

American Councils for International Education, evaluate students' scholarship applications from November through March. Training provided. 202-833-7522.

Arlingtonians For a Clean Environment, collect native seeds for stream restoration projects. 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday; meet at Potomac Overlook Regional Park parking lot. To register, call 703-228-6427.

Potomac Overlook Regional Park, assist with indoor and outdoor projects, 10 a.m. to noon Nov. 5; meet at the nature center. 703-528-5406.

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

Adolescent and Family Growth Center needs a person to serve on Human Rights Committee. 703-425-9200.

Alexandria Department of Human Services, teach English and provide citizenship instruction to Hispanic adults from 7 to 9 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. 703-838-0962.

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

Campagna Center needs help with after-school 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

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

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

Meals on Wheels of Alexandria, deliver meals for homebound seniors. 703-836-4414, Ext. 4.

Port City Playhouse needs help with set construction and painting and with ushering 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

Trinity Ambassadors International, answer phones, accept donated items, work with youth jobs and computer refurbishing programs. 703-751-8420 or

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

Westminster-George Mason Tutoring Program, tutors for the 2005-06 academic year with George Mason Elementary School students from 2:45 to 3:45 p.m. one or two days a week. Training provided. 703-706-4470.

For information on the following 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 are needed to help staff members at blood drives and in donor centers. Training available; registration required. 800-272-0094, Ext. 1.

Arlington Food Assistance Center, sort and pack food in crates and boxes collected from Boy Scout food drive. Nov. 12 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; 1 to 4 p.m.; or 4 to 7 p.m. Children 10 and older accompanied by an adult are welcome. 703-845-8486.

Community Role Models and Arlington Food Assistance Center, organize Thanksgiving food donations collected by the Boy Scouts for low-income families from 1 to 4 p.m. Nov. 12.

Computer Core needs a computer refurbishment technician from 9:30 a.m. to noon Saturdays and 6:30 to 10 p.m. Wednesdays. 703-931-7346.

Greenbrier Learning Center, tutor students during after-school programs. Must be at least 15 years old and undergo a background check ($10 fee). 703-379-6488.

Offender Aid and Restoration of Arlington needs mentors, tutors and group facilitators to work with inmates in the Alexandria and Arlington County detention facilities. Must be at least 21 years old. 703-228-7051.

R.P.J. Housing Development Corp., assist with organizing Monte Carlo Night, scheduled for May 12. 703-528-5606, Ext. 18.

-- Compiled by RIA MANGLAPUS

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