American Red Cross blood drive, ages 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.

Arlingtonians for a Clean Environment, an opportunity to help in removing invasive plants and with a park cleanup at Barcroft Park, 1 to 3 p.m. Dec. 4. Registration required. 703-228-6406.

CrisisLink needs assistance on a suicide and crisis hotline. Prospective volunteers must be at least 18 years old. Training provided. 703-516-6770 or www.crisislink.org.

Empowered Women International needs coaches and mentors to help immigrant and refugee artists. 703-778-6310.

Master gardener, volunteer training program. Register by Dec. 14 for classes Jan. 10-April 6. Tuition and materials $235; for Arlington residents, $185. 703-228-6426.

Rebuilding Together Alexandria, light office work, one to three hours a week. 703-836-1021.

CyberSeniors needs instructors. Four one-hour training sessions on weekday afternoons. 703-228-6425.

For information on the following opportunities, call the number listed or contact the Alexandria Volunteer Bureau at 703-836-2176, mail@alexandriavolunteers.com or www.alexandriavolunteers.com.

Alexandria Department of Mental Health's mental retardation and substance abuse programs offer the chance to help with family activities at the Alexandria Community Shelter, to go on one-on-one outings with residents of an Alexandria group home for adults with mental retardation or to help with receiving checks and paying bills for people with mental illness. 703-838-4455.

American Liver Foundation, assist with Polar Burr Plunge at the Potomac River (Old Dominion Boat Club) in Old Town from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 1. Must be at least 13 years old. Also need volunteer medical personnel. 703-535-8880 or 703-966-7202.

First Night Alexandria, assist with button sales, setup, cleanup, crowd control and more. Shifts are 5:30 to 9 p.m. and 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. Dec. 31. 703-751-4956 or www.firstnightalexandria.org.

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 www.campagnacenter.org.

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

Habitat for Humanity ReStore, drivers and helpers pick up home improvement donations from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays. Truck is provided. Volunteers must be at least 25 and have good driving records. Stock shelves and assist customers. Ages 16 and younger must be accompanied by an adult; must be 16 to run the register. 703-521-9890, Ext. 101.

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

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society needs bilingual Spanish-English volunteers and clerical support. 703-960-1100, Ext. 248.

National Organization for Victim Assistance, office work and assisting with special events. 703-535-6682 or www.trynova.org.

Senior Services of Alexandria, assist with food delivery for Meals on Wheels program. 703-836-4414, Ext. 4.

Scottish Christmas Walk needs help with the marketplace, heather and greens, parade and home tours Dec. 1-3. 703-765-1348.

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

Ten Thousand Villages, needs help with special events and store projects. 703-684-1435 or www.villagesofalexandria.com.

Tenants' and Workers' Support Committee is seeking tutors for middle and high school students from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays. 703-684-5697.

The Fountains at Washington House, a retirement community, needs front desk volunteers. Tuberculosis test and background check required. 703-845-2964.

Westminster-George Mason Tutoring Program, tutors for the current academic year for George Mason Elementary School students from 2:45 to 3:45 p.m. 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 at www.volunteersolutions.org/acvo.

Arlington Historical Society needs volunteers for public relations, event and program planning, database management, writing, editing and curatorial and graphic design. 703-536-8270.

Ball-Sellers House needs docents. 703-536-8270.

Community Residences Inc., office administrative work and socialize and engage in games and outings with mentally retarded or mentally ill clients. 703-842-2300.

Computer Core, needs an assistant career coach and admissions coordinator. 703-931-7346.

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.

Samaritan Ministry of Greater Washington, Arlington office, help in setting up for and cleaning up after a Dec. 4 holiday party. 202-722-2280, Ext. 319.

Virginia Cooperative Extension Service is seeking help with removal of invasive plants and with a park cleanup from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 4 at Barcroft Park and from 9 a.m. to noon Dec. 10 at Bluemont Junction Park. 703-228-7636.

-- Compiled by RIA MANGLAPUS

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