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<lst>Our Neighbors Child is a local organization that provides toys and clothing for area families that are having a difficult time. Fairfax County determines the families who have the greatest need and then local volunteers work together to meet those needs. Our Neighbors Child is looking for groups or individuals that would "adopt" the clothing needs of local families for the holiday season. Those interested in helping this year are asked to contact Tracy McInturff at GMFamily1@aol.com or 703-222-6669 or Kathy Sposa at Sposafamily@aol.com.

The Fairfax County Department of Family Services BeFriend-A-Parent mentoring program offers the opportunity to share knowledge and empathy with a parent who could use some help. Caring, change-focused volunteers build relationships with a Family Service client for a year or more, eight-10 hours a month spent with the client required. Special need for males and Hispanics, great opportunity for seniors and retirees. Training day is set for Nov. 2, time and location to be announced. For more information, call Laurie Eytel, volunteer manager, Child Abuse Prevention Program, at 703-324-7871.

Project SUCCESS (Students Understanding Communities and Cherishing Every Student's Service) Teens, along with the Department of Community and Recreation Services' Therapeutic Recreation and Teen Centers and Community Centers will do renovations at Northern Virginia Training Center (NVTC). NVTC is located at 9901 Braddock Road in Fairfax and work is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Adult professionals and laborers and those willing to give of their time are being sought to work with the teens and provide the necessary instruction and supervision. Volunteers must be 13 years old or older.

In addition, financial support and supplies are needed. The list of supplies includes, but is not limited to, painting supplies, tools, plants, cleaning supplies, fish, aquarium supplies, hammers, nails, sanders, etc. If you are interested in volunteering and/or making a donation, please contact Mary Wolf, Project SUCCESS Coordinator, at 703-425-6240, or via e-mail at Mpwolf421@aol.com.

The Arts Council of Fairfax County is seeking individuals to serve on the advisory panel for 2002-03. The advisory panel is a key component in achieving the Arts Council's mission of creating an environment in which the arts can flourish in the county. The advisory panel, made up of 24 members — 14 arts members representing the arts community and 10 members-at-large representing residents not employed in the arts — reviews grant applications from Fairfax County arts organizations and makes funding recommendations to the Board of Directors of the Arts Council of Fairfax County.

The Arts Council is seeking one at-large member and one member each in crafts, dance, theater, video and vocal music. Members of the panel must be employed in one of these areas, either reside in Fairfax County or contribute by their vocation or other activities to the well being of the residents of the county and are appointed currently to two-year terms.

Individuals interested in serving should send a resume with cover letter expressing their interest to Toni W. McMahon, president/CEO of the Arts Council, by fax to 703-642-1773, by e-mail to tmcmahon@artsfairfax.org or by mail to 4022 Hummer Road, Annandale, Virginia 22003.

Program Assistants are needed to help Fairfax Area Christian Emergency & Transitional Services (FACETS) program director and staff with projects such as filing, typing, doing research, making calls, etc. in Fairfax. Preferably two days a week, three to four hours at a time, scheduled at volunteer's convenience. Location: Fairfax. Visit www.facetscares.org.

Lead Program Volunteers are needed in Fairfax to oversee and assist in the supervision of one of Fairfax Area Christian Emergency & Transitional Services (FACETS) after-school programs from September through June. Training and on-going consultation with staff supervisor provided. Visit www.facetscares.org.

School-Community Partner Tutors are needed in Fairfax to tutor a student during two, one-and-a-half hour sessions each week throughout the 2002-2003 academic year to implement a learning plan co-developed by the child’s teacher and tutor. Sessions can be scheduled after school, in the early evening or on Saturdays. Additional training and on-going tutor support and consultation provided. Minimum age 21. Visit www.facetscares.org.

Boys' Group Co-Leaders are needed in Fairfax to facilitate a small group that focuses on empowerment and life skills development for 12- to 17-year-old boys on a day and time to be determined. Minimum age 21. Visit www.facetscares.org.

Youth Group Co-Leaders are needed to facilitate a group for 12 to 17 year olds on Wednesdays from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in Fairfax. Minimum age 21. Visit www.facetscares.org.

Child Tutors are needed to help children in grades K-3 complete homework assignments or engage them in other enrichment activities, such as educational computer games, word puzzles, etc. Tentatively scheduled for Tuesday and/or Thursday, 4-5 p.m. in Fairfax. Minimum age 15. Visit www.facetscares.org.

Youth Tutors are needed to help youth in grades 4-8 complete homework assignments or engage in other enrichment activities, such as educational computer games, word puzzles, etc. Tentatively scheduled for Monday or Wednesday, 4-5:15 p.m. in Fairfax. Minimum age 15. Visit www.facetscares.org.

Indoor Play Group Volunteers are needed in Fairfax to assist children ages 3-8 in developing literacy and social skills. Tentatively scheduled for Fridays, 4-5:15 p.m. Minimum age 15. Visit www.facetscares.org.

Ballet Assistant Instructor is needed to assist the ballet instructor of a class for girls ages 5-9 on Monday evenings from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in Fairfax. Minimum age 21. Visit www.facetscares.org.

RV Drivers are needed to transport social workers and nurses to local motels in Fairfax on Tuesday or Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Proof of good driving record, valid driver’s license and auto insurance required. Minimum age 21. Visit www.facetscares.org.

On-Call Childcare Providers are needed to provide child care in the Fairfax Area Christian Emergency & Transitional Services (FACETS) office while parents attend classes, go to appointments, meet with a social worker, etc. Minimum age 15. Weekdays or Saturday mornings in Fairfax. Visit www.facetscares.org.

Office Assistants are needed to welcome people to the Fairfax Area Christian Emergency & Transitional Services (FACETS) office in Fairfax, answer the phone, do light filing, assist with mass mailings, assemble packets, etc. Weekdays between 9 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. for a minimum of three hours a week. Location: Fairfax. Visit www.facetscares.org.

On-Call Translators are needed at Fairfax Area Christian Emergency & Transitional Services (FACETS) to provide translation for Spanish-speaking clients during appointments and assist them in completing applications and other paperwork. Volunteers need to be bilingual. Weekdays between 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., as needed in Fairfax. Minimum age 16. Visit www.facetscares.org.