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To have volunteer opportunities listed in The Arlington Connection, mail to 7913 Westpark Drive, McLean, VA 22102, e-mail to arlington@connectionnewspapers.com or fax to 703-917-0991. Deadline is the Friday before publication. Call Elizabeth Orr at 703-917-6449 with any questions.

Arlington Street People's Assistance Network needs Clothing Sorters. For more information visit www.a-span.org.

Arlington Free Clinic is looking for a receptionist for reception area designated for eligibility program. Volunteer will check in patients, perform administrative tasks, learn eligibility process in order to train new volunteers or provide assistance to screeners as necessary, and assist patients in completing forms. For more information visit www.arlingtonfreeclinic.org.

Arlingtonians Meeting Emergency Needs, Inc. (AMEN) is looking for volunteers to help in the Furniture Bank. AMEN provides furniture and household furnishings to Arlington residents leaving shelters and otherwise in need, and pick up donated items in Arlington. For more information visit www.emergencyneeds.org.

Goodwin House West is in need of someone to come to the retirement community and call bingo for the residents every Thursday evening. They are also looking for volunteers to assist in the transport of GHW staff during snow storms. Volunteers must have a vehicle with four wheel drive. For more information visit www.goodwinhousewest.org.

Community Outreach Program of Arlington County is looking for a Citizenship Class Teacher. As a teacher the volunteer will build relationships with people from all over the world and teach them the necessary information to obtain their citizenship. For more information visit: http://www.co.arlington.va.us/Departments/ HumanServices/HumanServicesMain.aspx

The Fannie Mae Foundation is looking for volunteers to assist with the 17th Annual Help the Homeless Walkathon on November 24 in Washington , DC. For more information visit www.helpthehomelessdc.org

Arlingtonians for a Clean Environment (ACE), a local environmental civic organization, seeks candidates to serve on its Board of Directors, a volunteer leadership group providing oversight of programming and finances. Board members must be available to attend an evening meeting. ACE is also looking for volunteers to help maintain a wildlife refuge close to downtown Ballston. This Arlington resource may not be known by some, but local wildlife including the occasional beaver do frequent. For more information visit arlingtonenvironment.org.

Get to know a young person on the journey to get a high school diploma and go to college. Tutors are needed to work one-on-one with high school students at the Maya Angelou Public Charter School. For more information visit www.seeforever.org.

CrisisLink, a suicide and crisis prevention, intervention and response organization, seeks volunteers to staff its local and national suicide and crisis hotline.To volunteer, call Erin Smydra, Director of Volunteers, at 703-527-6016 or visit CrisisLink at www.crisislink.org. Training classes are forming now for Sept.. Volunteers must be 18 years or older, willing to complete the 45 hour training class in its entirety, and dedicate three hours each week to this deserving cause following training.

Northern Virginia AIDS Ministry (NOVAM) seeks adults interested in mentoring a child aged 6-15 through the agency's PALS Mentoring Program. Volunteers make a one year commitment to a child. Training and ongoing support is provided by NOVAM and an agency funded background check is required. For more information on this volunteer opportunity, contact Briana Jordan at 703-746-0440, ext. 15.