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

Arlington Disability Advisory Commission has four vacancies for individuals who are interested in and knowledgeable on issues of people with physical and sensory disabilities. 703-228-1712.

Arlingtonians for a Clean Environment, help mark storm drains with a "Don't Dump" message in Shirlington, Ballston and Rosslyn from 2 to 4 p.m. Nov. 12. 703-228-6406.

Auxiliary of the Virginia Hospital Center, assist with patient services. 703-620-2944.

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

Alexandria Department of Human Services needs Christmas gifts for Sponsor a Family, Sponsor a Senior, Sponsor a Teen and Sponsor a Foster Child programs. Drop off presents through Dec. 15 at the Human Services Center, 2525 Mount Vernon Ave. Volunteers also are needed to receive and sort gifts from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Dec. 14 and 15; delivery drivers are needed on Dec. 16. 703-838-4000.

Community Partners for Children, help with the annual toy drive at T.C. Williams High School on Dec. 17. 703-683-2570.

Holiday on the Avenue in Del Ray, help set up luminarias on Dec. 3. 703-683-2570.

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

Turkey Trot 5K Run, assist with registration, the end of the race and other activities from 8:30 to 11 a.m. Nov. 24. 703-683-2570.

West End Business Association, help with a holiday decorating project in the West End of Alexandria. 703-658-5274.

For information on the following opportunities, call the number listed or contact the Arlington County Volunteer Office at 703-228-1760 or visit

Arlington County Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources, help an autistic child in an after-school program, 703-228-4731. Assist in a water exercise class for adults with multiple sclerosis or help adults with disabilities in a fitness program and children with disabilities in sports. 703-228-4730.

Arlington Diocese Refugee Services needs clothing donations washed and returned folded. 703-841-3871.

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

Arlington Street People's Assistance Network needs an AmeriCorps communications assistant. 703-820-4357, Ext. 20.

Cherrydale Health and Rehabilitation Center needs volunteer carolers from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Dec. 1; visit and deliver a treat for the adopt-a-grandparent program. 703-243-7640.

Friends of Clarendon House needs servers, preparers and help with cleanup at a holiday party from 5 to 9 p.m. Dec. 16. 703-532-2316.

Healthy Families and Early Head Start Arlington needs Thanksgiving baskets of nonperishable items. 703-769-4616.

Offender Aid and Restoration of Arlington and Community Role Models, wrap gifts for children whose parents are incarcerated, from 6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 13. 703-228-7051 or 571-344-8256.

Opera Theatre of Northern Virginia needs backstage personnel, ushers and ticket-takers from noon to 5 p.m. Nov. 13 and 19 at the Thomas Jefferson Community Center. 703-528-1433.

Whitefield Commons Community Resource Center needs Christmas gift donations for children 17 and younger. 703-465-5001.

-- Compiled by RIA MANGLAPUS

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