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

The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society needs bilingual Spanish/English speakers to serve as translators during teleconferences. It also needs weekly office volunteers to provide clerical support to the patient services staff. For information, call 703-960-1100, Ext. 248.

The American Red Cross needs volunteers to assist the collections staff 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 informational materials, serving refreshments and observing donors for reactions after giving blood. Training is provided. To register, call the volunteer office at 800-272-0094, Ext. 1.

The Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery need docents to engage visitors in looking at art and learning about Asian cultures. A training course covering museum content and interpretation techniques will be held in early 2006. Applications will be accepted through Nov. 30. For more information and applications, visit

CrisisLink needs volunteers for its suicide and crisis hotline. Training will begin at the end of November. For information, visit or call 703-516-6770.

The Reston Association weed project needs volunteers to help remove and control invasive weeds in the Glade Valley Beaver Swamp. Meet at the Howland Drive cul-de-sac at the end where the path into Glade begins. Volunteers between the ages of 12 and 14 must be accompanied by an adult. Tools will be provided. To participate, call Ha Brock at 703-435-7986 so enough tools will be available.

-- Compiled by JEAN MACK

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