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<lst>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.

Processing and Routing Library Materials. Help unpack, discharge and sort books and other materials at the Central Library, 1015 North Quincy St., so that customers at all locations can enjoy them. Volunteers must be familiar with computers and able to use computers to charge and discharge library materials. They must be able to lift 10-15 pounds, to move boxes of books and to maneuver book carts. For more information, contact 703-228-5260.

Food Delivery Assistance. The Arlington Street People's assistance network needs volunteers to pick up food from

bakery/bread shops that will be donating day-old food to the Emergency Winter Shelter each week. Volunteers must have own transportation. For more information, contact Jessica Wood, volunteer coordinator, 703-820-4357, ext. 17.

Family English Volunteer Assistant. Volunteers needed to work with immigrant children while their parents learn English. Responsibilities include helping with homework, reading, playing board games, chess, basketball, volleyball, and/or cards with the children. Volunteers will work at Randolph Elementary School, 1306 S. Quincy St., Arlington. Volunteers typically work two hours a week and a three-month commitment for the duration of the class is preferred. Volunteers need to fill out an application and attend an orientation, given the second Wednesday of every month. For more information, contact Jennifer Fadden, Volunteer Coordinator, at 703-228-7231.

Childcare Leader/Childcare Assistants. The Community Outreach Program is seeking people who are interested in providing structured activities for preschool and elementary children for daytime and evening activities. Childcare Leaders and Assistants will be required to attend a one-hour orientation and submit information for a background check. For more information, contact Ben Harris at 703-228-1397.

Volunteer Forum. The Community Role Models' Youth Volunteer Forum will be held at Central Library's auditorium, at 7 p.m., on Wednesday, Sept. 29. Central Library is located at 1015 N. Quincy St., Arlington.

The Virginia Hospital Center has openings for volunteers in a variety of patient services. Volunteers are needed for both daytime and weekends. If you would like to volunteer, call June Breen at 703-620-2944. The Virginia Hospital Center is located at 1701 N. George Mason Drive, Arlington.

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.

Arlington Mill Community Center needs employment assistance volunteers to help low-income people find jobs. For more information, visit http://www.co.arlington.va.us/Departments/ HumanServices/HumanServicesMain.aspx.

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

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.

Aurora Hills Library needs a volunteer to organize the supply closet. Work with an Aurora Hills staff person to organize the closet so staff members have easier access to necessary objects. For more information, visit www.co.arlington.va.us/lib.

Cherrydale Health & Rehabilitation Center needs volunteers to make one-in-one visits with patients who may have no family or be far from home. For more information, visit www.mfa.net/cherrydale.

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

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.

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.

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.

Jane Franklin Dance needs volunteers help promote a matinee performance on Jan. 8, 2005. This opportunity will include networking with area youth, dance and exercise studios to offer group rates. Other volunteer needs include: reception/refreshments chairperson. For more information, visit www.janefranklin.com.

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.

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

Volunteer Tutor/Mentors Needed: AHC, a private, nonprofit, community-based owner, manager, redeveloper and builder of low- and moderate-income housing, is seeking tutor/mentors to work one on one with students one evening a week during the upcoming school year. The program is offered at five AHC properties throughout north and south Arlington. For more information or to volunteer, please e-mail Erica Grossman at grossman@ahcinc.org.