The Assistance League of Northern Virginia needs volunteers to help package food for the Weekend Food for Kids Program. 10 a.m. Thursday, Dominion Virginia Power, 3072 Centreville Rd., Herndon., www.northernvirginia.assistance

The Lorton Library needs a volunteer book group leader to facilitate discussion at the monthly meeting. Gloria Cramer, 703-339-1482. English conversation group leaders are also needed to help people improve their English language skills. Volunteers must be 18 or older and enjoy talking with new people. Gari Plehal, 703-339-7385.

The Fairfax Master Naturalists need volunteers to become master naturalists. Volunteers take a basic course then work with public and private organizations to preserve and protect parks and natural areas, doing plant and animal surveys, stream monitoring, trail rehabilitation, plant rescues or teaching in nature centers. Training is Wednesday evenings, Feb. 26-May 21, at the Fairfax County Government Center. Apply by Jan. 15.

The Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program needs volunteer advocates for residents in assisted living and nursing facilities. Training is provided. 703-324-5861, lisa.callahan@

Meals on Wheels needs drivers in Reston, McLean and Falls Church. 703-324-5406, volunteersolutions@,

Little River Glen Senior Center in Fairfax needs volunteers to help with front desk coverage, special events and instructors for fitness, art, computer and ESL classes. The Kingstowne Senior Center in Alexandria needs front desk assistance on Fridays and instructors for classes in art, Spanish, tai chi and qigong/khi cong. The Lewinsville Adult Day Health Care Center in McLean needs a certified Zumba instructor for a Friday afternoon class and a musician to perform twice a month. The Mount Vernon Adult Day Health Care Center in Alexandria needs social companions to help participants. The Bailey’s Senior Center in Falls Church needs a quilting assistant to help with the quilting club on Thursday mornings. 703-324-5406, volunteersolutions@
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ReBuild Warehouse needs volunteers Saturday afternoons to help receive recycled building material donations and move, label and organize items in the Springfield warehouse. volunteer@

Lift Me Up! Therapeutic Riding Program needs volunteers, 14 and older, to support riders with disabilities and to assist with horse care. No experience necessary. Training is provided. 703-759-6221,

Northern Virginia Family Service needs volunteers, 21 and older, to tutor youth of families enrolled in the transitional housing programs. Tutors knowledgable in Spanish, Algebra I and II, calculus, advanced math and history are needed. All tutors must pass a background check. Navara Cannon,

The Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind needs people to help raise and train puppies. Volunteers will receive a young puppy to raise until it is 12-18 months old. The puppy with then be returned to the Guide Dog Foundation to begin formal training to become a guide dog for the blind or a service dog for a veteran. 866-282-8046,

The Alzheimer’s Association National Capital Area Chapter needs a volunteer to provide administrative assistance in the development department, a minimum shift of three hours, two days a week, in Fairfax. Julie Booth, 703-766-9007,

The Fairfax Station Railroad Museum, 11200 Fairfax Station Rd., Fairfax Station, needs volunteer docents to work 1-4 p.m. Sundays, greeting visitors and telling them about the exhibits, the museum and the railroad and Civil War history. Training and orientation provided. Volunteers are also needed for gardening, publicity and exhibit planning. Michael, 703-945-7483.

The Shepherd’s Center of Oakton-Vienna, which provides services to people 50 and older, needs volunteers for medical and companion transportation, friendly callers and visitors, caregiver support, handy helpers, record-keeping, health advocacy and decluttering. Hours are flexible. 703-281-5088,

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide needs volunteers to help prepare tax returns, greet people, maintain computers, manage the program and to translate. Training is provided.

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

Fancy Cats Rescue Team needs volunteers to assist with cat care at Petsmart stores in Springfield, Fair Lakes and Chantilly. Volunteers will provide food and water, tend litter boxes and spend time with the cats. Foster homes are also needed for cats. 703-961-1091, volunteer@

— Compiled by Jean Mack


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