The Literacy Council of Northern Virginia needs tutors to help adults improve reading and writing skills. Tutors are trained, matched with a student and encouraged to meet with the student weekly for 90 minutes. No teaching or foreign language skills are required. Training will be 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, April 28 and May 5 at the James Lee Community Center, 2855 Annandale Rd., Falls Church. All sessions are required. A $40 training fee covers books, other materials and instruction. 703-237-0866, Ext. 111;

The American Youth Philharmonic Orchestras needs volunteers 14 and older to help with auditions April 28 at Kilmer Middle School in Vienna. Volunteers take musicians to and from audition rooms. Strings musicians are especially needed to help younger children with tuning instruments. Snacks provided. Shifts are 8:30 a.m.-noon, 11:45 a.m.-3:15 p.m. and 3-6:30 p.m. 703-642-8052,

Culmore Cleanup 2012 needs volunteers to participate in a large community effort to rid neighborhoods of trash, 9 a.m.-noon April 28. Supplies and a light breakfast and lunch will be provided. Meet at Woodrow Wilson Library, 6101 Knollwood Dr., Baileys Crossroads. 703-820-0579.

United Christian Parish, 11508 North Shore Dr., Reston, needs volunteers to take part in a “Stop Hunger Now” meal packaging event, 2 p.m. May 6. Spend two hours packaging meals to be sent to crisis situations and feeding programs in many countries. 703-620-3065.

The National Ovarian Cancer Coalition needs volunteers to help with its 10th Annual Run/Walk to Break the Silence on Ovarian Cancer, 6:30-10 a.m. May 12, at the Reston Town Center. Volunteers must be 16 or older. 571-294-6913.

Girls on the Run of Northern Virginia needs volunteers to help with the Girls on the Run 5K presented by UnitedHealthcare, 6:30-11:30 a.m. May 20, at George Mason University.;

The Greater Reston Arts Center needs volunteers for the 21st Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival on May 18-20 at the Reston Town

Celebrate Fairfax! needs volunteers for the 31st annual Celebrate Fairfax Festival, June 8-10 at the Fairfax County Government Center. Assist in a variety of areas, including live performances, exhibitor relations and information, assisting with children’s activities, ticket taking and monitoring admission gates. Ashley Evancheck, 703-324-9423,

Northern Virginia Family Service needs volunteers to serve as mentors for its Special Foster Care program. Mentors serve as role models to people ages 5 to 20 who have emotional, behavioral, physical or developmental special needs. Volunteers must be 21 or older, submit to background checks and commit a minimum of four hours a month for at least six months. Navara Cannon,

Friends of the National World War II Memorial need volunteers to welcome and talk with visitors at the memorial. Training and mentoring are provided by experienced volunteers. All volunteers must register with the National Park Service as part of its Volunteers-In-Parks program. George Kerestes, 703-569-1747,

ArtSpace Herndon needs volunteers for a variety of jobs, including gallery docents, art installations, event hospitality, computer work and writing an online newsletter. No experience is required. Training is provided. Dale McGrath, 703-956-6590,

SCAN of Northern Virginia needs volunteers to care for children, ages 10 and younger, while their parents participate in an educational parent support group, 6:30-8 p.m. Mondays. Background checks are required. 703-820-9001,

Volunteer Fairfax’s Youth Advisory Board is partnering with Youth Service America and other nonprofit organizations to organize Global Youth Service Day on Saturday. The event is an opportunity for students and families to make an impact on their communities through projects, such as park cleanups, troop care package assembly, parade and race day helpers and food pantry support. More than 20 nonprofit groups are offering projects throughout Fairfax County. Elaine Lydick, 703-246-3533,;

The 2012 Race for Hope needs volunteers for the 5K walk/run to benefit a cure for brain tumors May 6 at Freedom Plaza in the the District. Volunteers are needed for two-hour shifts from 6 a.m. to noon. Margo Welsh,

Northern Virginia Family Service needs volunteer groups of up to 10 people to assist with receiving, sorting and placing donations on the sales floor at its Clock Tower thrift shops in Centreville and Falls Church. Opportunities are available daily. Navara Cannon,

— Compiled by Jean Mack


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