The following organizations need volunteer help for a day, for a week or on a regular basis.
Alexandria Youth Sports Office needs volunteers to coach local youths in cheerleading, basketball, football, baseball and softball 10-12 hours a week. Must attend a coach's certification class and complete a criminal background check. 703-838-4345.
American Red Cross blood drive needs ages 14 and older to help staff members at blood drives and in donor centers. Training available; registration required. 800-272-0094, Ext. 1.
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.
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, email@example.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, go on outings with a resident of an Alexandria group home for adults with mental retardation or help with receiving checks and paying bills for people with mental illness. 703-838-4455.
Alzheimer's Association needs volunteer assistance with projects and health fairs. 703-359-4440, Ext. 127.
American Liver Foundation is seeking help 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. Volunteer medical personnel also needed. 703-535-8880 or 703-966-7202.
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.
First Night Alexandria needs help with button sales, setup, cleanup, crowd control and more. Shifts are 5:30-9 p.m. and 8:30 -11:30 p.m. Dec. 31. 703-751-4956 or www.firstnightalexandria.org.
Gadsby's Tavern Museum seeks help for tours, special events and family programs. Training provided. 703-838-4242.
Habitat for Humanity ReStore needs drivers and helpers to 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 adults; must be 16 to run the register. 703-521-9890, Ext. 101.
Leukemia and Lymphoma Society needs Spanish-English bilingual volunteers and clerical support. 703-960-1100, Ext. 248.
National Organization for Victim Assistance needs help with office work and special events. 703-535-6682 or www.trynova.org.
Senior Services of Alexandria is seeking assistance with food delivery for Meals on Wheels program. 703-836-4414, Ext. 4.
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 United of Northern Virginia is seeking tutors for middle and high school students from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays. 703-684-5697.
Westminster-George Mason Tutoring Program is seeking 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.
Arlington Interfaith Council, assist with setting up, serving and cleaning up at a Christmas Day dinner from 3 to 5 p.m. 703-536-8270.
Ball-Sellers House needs docents. 703-536-8270.
Cherrydale Health and Rehabilitation Center needs a GED tutor for an 80-year-old student. 703-243-7640.
Community Residences Inc. needs volunteers to socialize and engage in games and outings with mentally retarded or mentally ill clients; opportunities for office administrative work also available. 703-842-2300.
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.
Sierra Leone Relief and Development Outreach Inc. needs hosts and hostesses, ticket sellers, food servers, doorkeepers, musicians and decorators for the Gift of Hope Celebration Dinner on Dec. 10. 703-823-3600.
Virginia Cooperative Extension Service is seeking help with removal of invasive plants and park cleanup from 9 a.m. to noon Dec. 10 at Bluemont Junction Park. 703-228-7636.
Volunteer Emergency Families for Children needs a civic coordinator, a media coordinator, a training/recruitment coordinator, a recognition coordinator and a newsletter editor. 703-969-3795.
-- Compiled by RIA MANGLAPUS
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