The following organizations need volunteer help for a day, a week or on a regular basis.
AARP Tax-Aide: Electronically complete and file 2005 federal and state income tax forms. Computer proficiency required. Tax counselors will receive free training and a chance to receive Internal Revenue Service certification. 703-207-0056, firstname.lastname@example.org or www.aarp.org/taxaide.
American Red Cross: Write grants, educate the public in disaster safety, serve as a language interpreter during emergencies, give blood or register blood donors and give them refreshments. 703-777-7171 or email@example.com.
Boy Scouts of America: Donate food for Scouting for Food, the Boy Scout drive that collects and distributes bags of food to the county's needy. Empty grocery bags were dropped off at Loudoun homes yesterday and will be picked up at 9 a.m. Saturday. Food can also be dropped off at Christ the Redeemer Catholic Church, 46833 Harry Byrd Hwy., Sterling, or at the Holiday Coalition Store, 45335 Vintage Park Plaza, Sterling. 703-405-6341 or www.loudoun.gov/dss/holiday.
Community Holiday Coalition: Sort gifts, restock shelves and attend to shoppers during "Neighbors Helping Neighbors," the annual holiday program that provides food and goods to the needy. Volunteers must be 14 years old to work in the store, but those younger than 14 can help make store decorations, bake goods, fill Christmas stockings and donate books. Shifts run Nov. 13-17 and Dec. 4-15. 703-737-8367.
First Night Leesburg: Volunteer artists and performers for First Night Leesburg, a family arts performance downtown on New Year's Eve. Volunteers also needed to set up performance sites, distribute posters, sell buttons and clean up after the event from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. Businesses can support through financial contributions. 703-771-2707, 703-777-6306, firstname.lastname@example.org or www.bluemont.org.
First Night Warrenton: Set up performance sites, distribute posters and buttons and clean up after First Night Warrenton, a family arts performance for Fauquier County on New Year's Eve. Shifts run from 6 p.m. to midnight. Businesses can also support through financial contributions. 540-347-2405, 703-777-6306 or www.bluemont.org.
Loudoun County: Volunteer for the following county and regional advisory boards, commissions and committees. 703-771-5072 or www.loudoun.gov/advisory.
* Advisory Commission on Youth: Sterling District.
* Affordable Dwelling Unit Advisory Board: One lending institution representative and one public at-large representative.
* Art Advisory Committee: One at-large representative.
* Cable TV Advisory Committee: Broad Run District.
* Commission on Aging: Sterling District.
* Commission on Women: Dulles, Sterling and Sugarland Run districts.
* Commuter Bus Advisory Board: Potomac and Sterling districts.
* Disability Services Board: At-large business representative or disabled representatives or representatives with a disabled family member.
* Equal Employment Opportunity Plan Committee: At-large representatives.
* Housing Advisory Board: One public at-large representative.
* Industrial Development Authority: One at-large representative.
* Library Board of Trustees: Broad Run and Sugarland Run districts.
* Open Space Advisory Committee: Sterling and Sugarland Run districts.
* Road Viewers Board: At-large representatives.
* Social Services Board: One at-large representative.
* Woods Road Special Exception Oversight Committee: At-large representatives.
Loudoun Volunteer Services: Nominate a local student in kindergarten through 12th grade to be recognized as outstanding student volunteer of the month. Submit one page with your contact information, the student's name, the student's contact information, school and description of volunteer activity to the LVS Board, Student Recognition Committee, 1 Harrison St. SE, PO Box 7000, Leesburg, Va. 20177, or to email@example.com. Winners will be featured in the LVS newsletter and Web site and receive $100 for a charity of their choice. 703-777-0113 or www.loudoun.gov/pio/volunteer.htm.
Middleburg Elementary: Donate seeds, trellises, garden tools and other supplies for the school's on-site "rain garden," which filters water pollution naturally. 703-771-6680.
Round Hill Volunteer Fire and Rescue: Volunteer as a firefighter, emergency medical technician or administrator. No experience necessary. 540-338-7982 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
-- Compiled by ARIANNE ARYANPUR
To Submit an Item
Mail: Nonprofit groups that need volunteers should send notices to Volunteers, The Washington Post, Suite 100-A, 305 Harrison St. SE, Leesburg, Va. 20175.
Details: The list is published on a space-available basis on the first Sunday of each month.