Volunteers are needed for Culmore Cleanup Day, 9-11 a.m. Saturday. Meet at Woodrow Wilson Library, 6100 Knollwood Dr., Falls Church, where a light breakfast will be served and equipment for the cleanup will be provided. 703-820-0579.

Our Daily Bread needs volunteers to sponsor needy individuals and families for Thanksgiving meals, December holiday meals and gifts for children in December. Donations are also needed to purchase gift cards for families. www.odbfairfax.org. hpassist@odbfairfax.org, 703-273-8829.

The Lorton Community Action Center is collecting used coats, gloves, scarves and boots and new hats. Items should be clean and ready for use. Take items to LCAC, 9518 Richmond Hwy., Lorton, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays-Fridays. 703-339-5161, info@lortonaction.org.

Fairfax Court Appointed Special Advocates will hold an information session for people interested in becoming advocates for abused or neglected children. 11 a.m.-noon Nov. 17, Sherwood Regional Library, 2501 Sherwood Hall Lane, Alexandria. 703-273-3526, Ext. 22, ekosarin@ casafairfax.org.

The Literacy Council of Northern Virginia needs tutors to help immigrant adults speak, read and write English. 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. Nov. 17 and Dec. 1 and 9:30 a.m.-2:15 p.m. Dec. 8 at the James Lee Community Center, 2855 Annandale Rd., Falls Church. All three sessions are required. A $40 training fee covers books, other materials and instruction. 703-237-0866, Ext. 111, www.lcnv.org.

Girls on the Run of Northern Virginia needs volunteers to help with a 5K run, 6:30-11 a.m. Nov. 18, Jiffy Lube Live in Bristow. www.gotrnova.org/5k/fall-5k, volunteer@gotrnova.org.

Reston Town Center needs volunteers to assist with the annual Reston Holiday Parade on Nov. 23. Jobs include check-in, staging area managers, line marshals, pacers, character assistance and balloon handlers. 703-689-4699, www.restontowncenter.com/volunteer, rtc@myerspr.com.

The Humane Society of Fairfax County needs volunteers to hold pet food donation drives to help with the pet food pantry. Student groups are encouraged to plan a donation drive and collect donations. Gina Lynch, 703-385-7387. Volunteers are also needed to do administrative work and to work with dogs, cats and rabbits. animals13@verizon.net.

Inova Fairfax Medical Campus needs adult volunteers to work in a variety of service areas. 703-776-3104, www.inova.org.

Northern Virginia Family Service needs volunteers to work one-on-one with low-income seniors to help them plan and maintain monthly budgets, enroll in benefit programs and provide friendly support. Navara Cannon, 571-748-2536, volunteer@nvfs.org.

The Friends of the National World War II Memorial group needs volunteers to welcome and talk with visitors at the memorial. All volunteers must register with the National Park Service as a part of the Volunteers-in-Parks program. Training and mentoring are provided. George Kerestes, 703-569-1747, ghkerestes@wwiimemorialfriends.org, www.wwiimemorialfriends.org.

AARP Tax-Aide, a free, volunteer-run tax counseling and preparation service, needs volunteers to electronically complete and file federal and state income tax forms for low- to moderate-income and elderly residents. All ages and backgrounds are welcome. Must be able to use a computer. Tax counselors receive free tax training and become IRS certified by passing the IRS examination. www.aarp.org/taxaide.

The American Red Cross Greater Chesapeake and Potomac Blood Services Region needs volunteers to assist at blood drives. A one-hour orientation session is offered at Red Cross offices. Terry Ann Karloff, 800-272-0094, Ext. 1, terryann.karloff@redcross.org.

The Homeless Animals Rescue Team needs volunteers, 18 and older, to hold dogs available for adoption at Saturday pet adoption events in Chantilly. Volunteers are also needed to foster dogs while they await adoption. 703-691-4278, www.hart90.org.

— Compiled by Jean Mack


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