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Fairfax County volunteer opportunities

The American Red Cross Greater Chesapeake and Potomac Blood Services Region needs youth volunteers to assist at blood drives. Volunteers can earn service learning hours. Responsibilities include greeting donors and giving them essential reading material and offering refreshments. A commitment of one to two blood drives per month is requested. 800-272-0094, Ext. 1;

LEC, a French cultural exchange organization, needs host families for French students 14-19 for three weeks in July or August. Host families provide room, board and companionship. All students speak English, are fully insured and have spending money. Louise Lamy, 703-392-6234;,

The Northern Virginia Football Officials Association needs high school football officials and clock operators. Formal classroom and field training is provided. Experience is not required. 540-837-1316.

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 Saturday, Thomas Jefferson Library, 7415 Arlington Blvd., Falls Church. 703-273-3526, Ext. 22,

Mount Vernon Adult Day Health Care Program needs a volunteer to greet people and answer phones, 10:30 a.m.-noon, one day per week. 703-324-5406,,, dfs/olderadultservices.

The Homeless Animals Rescue Team needs volunteers 18 and older to hold dogs at adoption events on Saturdays. Foster homes are also needed for dogs and cats. 703-691-4278,

Fairfax County Meals on Wheels needs drivers and a coordinator in the Lorton Area. 703-324-5406,,

Northern Virginia Family Service urgently needs Farsi-speaking volunteers on an on-call basis, to translate for clients receiving counseling services in Falls Church. Volunteers must be 18 or older and have a flexible weekday daytime and early evening availability. Navara Cannon, 571-748-2536,

SCAN of Northern Virginia needs volunteers, especially bilingual ones, to assist with a nurturing parenting class in the fall. Successful candidates are urged to attend a three-day nurturing parenting program training session this summer. Background checks are required. 703-820-9001,

Rebuild Warehouse needs a volunteer for Quickbooks recordkeeping, 2-3 hours at the end of each month. Volunteers are also needed to help with moving and lifting, sales and pricing, Internet sales and organizing display items at the newly reopened materials warehouse in Springfield. 703-280-1719,,

ArtSpace Herndon, 750 Center St., Herndon, needs summer volunteers to staff the gallery, install art and help with receptions. Dale McGrath, 703-956-6590,,

Mount Vernon at Home needs volunteers to help Mount Vernon area seniors with transportation, home services/maintenance, errands and household support. 703-303-4060,

The Fairfax County Park Authority needs volunteers to assist at the U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship at Laurel Hill Golf Club in Lorton, Saturday-July 30. Volunteers are needed to be walking scorers, forecaddies and standard bearers. 703-493-8849,

The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary needs volunteer boat crew members on their patrol boats to assist boaters on the Potomac River. Training and equipment are provided. 703-780-3765,

Fairfax County needs volunteers to drive adults to weekly health and wellness programs. Volunteers are also needed to help older adults fill out applications for SNAP, a food subsidy program for low-income people. 703-324-5406,,

Fairfax County needs respite care volunteers throughout the county to visit and oversee the safety of frail older adults, for a few hours each month. 703-324-7577,

The Humane Society of Fairfax County needs volunteers to help staff its thrift store, 4055 Chain Bridge Rd., Fairfax. Hours are flexible. 703-385-7387,

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

— Compiled by Jean Mack


Volunteers, Fairfax Living, The Washington Post, 3900 University Dr., Suite 130, Fairfax, Va. 22030
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