American Heart Association needs volunteers for the Greater Washington Heart Walk on Nov. 9 at the Mall. 703-248-1784, joellen, or

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.

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

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. No experience necessary; training is provided. E-mail or go to

Blue Ridge Hospice needs help sorting donated items. 540-536-5210 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 learning English. Volunteers must commit to eight weeks, one or two hours a week.

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

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

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 cashiers and warehouse volunteers. Store hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. or 540-579-4508.

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. Veterinary 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

Loudoun Animal Foster Care needs volunteers to care for animals that are too young for adoption, as well as those needing medical care or socialization before adoption. Supplies and training are 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. 703-777-0595 or

Loudoun County Master Gardeners are accepting applications for a new class that begins in January. 703-777-0373.

Loudoun Museum needs volunteers for the downtown Leesburg Hauntings tours, Oct. 25 and 26. E-mail or go to

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 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 Literacy Council needs volunteers to teach adults English as a Second Language and help students with GED preparation. or 703-777-2205.

Loudoun Reality Store needs volunteers to help with this program designed to give high school seniors a glimpse of the future in an exciting way. Volunteers will be provided with a brief orientation before the event. Sponsored by the Virginia Cooperative Extension 4-H and volunteers of several community groups. 703-777-0373.

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

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 can go to 6:30 p.m. 703-779-8617 or

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. or

Loudoun Workforce Resource Center needs volunteers to conduct basic computer and job skills workshops. 703-771-5934.

Mutt Love Rescue needs foster homes for rescued dogs. 703-577-0106, or

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 for 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 needed. E-mail or go to

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

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 assistance should send notices to Volunteers, The Washington Post,
104 Dry Mill Rd., Suite 101,
Leesburg, Va. 20175.