Alder Center for Caring needs help in its gift shop and with community outreach. Training is provided, and scheduling is flexible. The center offers hospice and palliative care to families in and around Loudoun County. 703-237-5422, getengaged@

American Red Cross needs volunteers to greet donors at blood drives and offer reading materials and refreshments. One-hour training sessions. 800-272-0094, Ext. 1, or

Arcola Fire Department needs volunteers for EMS, firefighting and administration. N o experience necessary; training is provided. E-mail or go to

Blossom and Bloom thrift shop needs volunteers from 10 a.m to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. The shop benefits ECHO and the Arc of Loudoun. 703-777-3286.

Ball’s Bluff Battlefield needs tour guides. E-mail Volunteers also are needed for cleanup, maintenance and landscaping. Call 703-779-9372 or e-mail

Blue Ridge Hospice needs help sorting donated items. 540-536-5210 or

Chorus of the Old Dominion needs male singers of all ages for barbershop-style singing. Rehearsals are Thursday evenings in Leesburg. 703-348-0071 or

CrisisLink, a suicide and crisis hotline, needs volunteers who are at least 21, complete 60 hours of training and work three hours a week. 703-527-6016 or

Dodona Manor needs docents for tours. 217 Edwards Ferry Rd., Leesburg. 703-777-1301 or

Dulles International Airport needs help on its information desk. 703-572-7350 or

English-language tutoring program needs volunteers to help facilitate weekly tutoring for adults who are learning English. Volunteers must commit to eight weeks, one or two hours a week.

Franklin Park Performing and Visual Arts Center needs ushers and help with ticketing and concessions. 540-338-7973 or

Girl Scouts seek mentors. 202-237-1670 or 800-523-7898.

Greater Loudoun Babe Ruth World Series needs families to host players, ages 13 to 15, from around the country who will be participating in the tournament Aug. 17 to 24. 703-727-3183, or

Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind seeks help with its puppy-training program. Volunteers raise a puppy for a year. 866-282-8046 or

Guiding Eyes for the Blind seeks help rasing puppies. 866-432-5227 or

Habitat for Humanity ReStore needs cas hiers and warehouse volunteers. Store hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. 540-579-4508 or www.loudounhabitat . org .

Home-delivered meals program seeks volunteers 18 and older to deliver noontime meals to homebound seniors in the Ashburn and Leesburg areas. Volunteers use their own vehicles. 703-777- 0505 or

Homeless Animals Rescue Team needs foster homes for dogs and cats. Veterinarian fees are paid by the rescue team. 703-691-4278 or

Humane Society of Loudoun County needs a coordinator to organize staffing for adoption and fundraising events. or

Inova Blood Donor Services needs blood and platelet donors. 866-256-6372 or .

Inova Blood Donor Services needs help with registration, blood drives and clerical work. 571-434-3636 or

La Voz of Loudoun needs members on its board of directors. Volunteers are also needed as English as a Second Language instructor assistants, membership coordinators, interpreters and translators, caseworkers and grant writers. 703-777-1417 or

Loudoun Animal Foster Care Program needs volunteers to care for animals who are too young for adoption as well as those who need medical care or socialization before adoption. Supplies and training provided. Volunteer orientation, 7 p.m. Thursday, Ashburn Library, 43316 Hay Rd., Ashburn. 703-737-8097.

Loudoun County Area Agency on Aging needs help with the Virginia Insurance Counseling and Assistance Program, which helps people save money and get health care. Training provided. 703-777-0257.

Loudoun County Fire and Rescue Department needs volunteers for the county’s 20 fire and rescue stations. Positions include firefighters, EMTs, emergency vehicle operators, a chaplain, a Web designer and fundraiser, event and membership coordinators. Call 703-777-0595 or go to www.answe

Loudoun Volunteer Caregivers needs drivers for one-way transportation for dialysis patients. Facilities are in western Loudoun, Leesburg and eastern Loudoun. Shifts start as early as 5:30 a.m. and go as late at 6:30 p.m. 703-779-8617 or

Loudoun County Special Olympics Council needs board volunteers. Positions include treasurer, public relations and outreach, newsletter editor, athlete representative and at-large member. Two-year terms. 703-777-0438 or

Loudoun Free Clinic seeks doctors, nurse practitioners, nurses, chiropractors, physical therapists, educators, Spanish interpreters, administrators, dietitians and grant writers to help offer health care to the uninsured. Flexible shifts. Go to www.loudounfreeclinic .org or call 703-779-5412. A volunteer coordinator of training and orientation is also needed. E-mail

Loudoun Habitat for Humanity seeks volunteers for its ReStore and for committees. 703-737-6772 or

Loudoun Therapeutic Riding needs volunteers to assist riding students and horses. Training is provided. Experienced horse handlers are also needed. 703-771-2689, Ext. 6630 or

Loudoun Literacy Council needs volunteers to teach adults English as a Second Language and help students with GED preparation. www. or 703-777-

Loudoun Volunteer Caregivers helps senior citizens and people with disabilities with transportation, shopping, managing finances and food delivery from Loudoun Interfaith Relief. 703-779-861.

Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy seeks board members and committee leaders. E-mail or go to

Loudoun Workforce Resource Center needs volunteers to conduct basic computer and job skills workshops. 703-777-0688.

Make-a-Wish Foundation needs Spanish speakers to help children with life-threatening illnesses. 301-962-9474.

Northern Virginia Family Service Special Foster Care program needs volunteers to provide stable, living homes to boys and girls temporarily separated from their families because of abuse or neglect. Training and support provided. 571-748-2557 or

Northern Virginia Long-Term Care Ombudsman program needs volunteers to visit nursing homes and assisted-living facilities four hours a week, to protect residents’ rights and work with their families and facility staff members. or 703-324-5861.

Paws4People trains therapy dogs for classrooms, nursing homes and hospitals. Dog handlers and administrators are needed. E-mail or go to

ReSet needs volunteers to help children wit science and math experiments in elementary and pre-kindergarten classrooms. Present programs in the fields of your interest and work with teachers. 703-250-0236, or

YMCA Loudoun needs volunteers 18 and older to provide companionship for boys and girls through the Big Friends Program. A commitment of at least two hours a week is required. 703-777-9622.

— Compiled by Sandy Mauck

Nonprofit groups seeking volunteers should send notices to Volunteers, The Washington Post,
104 Dry Mill Rd., Suite 101,
Leesburg, Va. 20175.