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Friends of the National Zoo needs volunteers for the Kids' Farm exhibit. The exhibit is designed as a special place for children from 3 to 8 years old to learn about the importance of caring for animals, and where some of their food comes from, but it offers something for people of all ages to discover. Volunteers help children learn the basics of caring for animals by supervising the contact area. Special qualifications: a strong interest in agriculture and farming, interest in working with children, flexibility, good communication skills, and an eagerness to interact with a wide variety of visitors. Volunteers age 18 and up are needed to work three 3-hour shifts a month for one year, and monthly meetings. Training: April 4, 6, 9, 11, 13, and 16. Saturday sessions run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Weekday evening sessions run from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. There is also a general orientation training for all new volunteers on Saturday, June 18. Contact Bob Cmarik at bob@fonz.org or 202-673-4874. The Kids Farm is located at 3001 Connecticut Avenue, N.W. Washington, DC.

The Arlington Community Temporary Shelter needs volunteers to help run the thrift store for two hour shifts during all store hours, Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m.-8 p.m. The shelter also needs volunteers to help with research, mailings, special projects, organizing and cleaning out files and supporting daily operations.The shelter offers help to women and families seeking shelter because of domestic violence. Call Roseanne at 703-522-8858, ext. 13, or e-mail rcampbell@tacts.org.

The Arlington Community Temporary Shelter needs weekend volunteers to support sheltered families, assist in daily operations and answer crisis and informatinal phone calls. Caring, empathetic, nonjudgmental people are needed for Saturdays and Sundays for two- to four-hour shifts from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. The shelter offers help to women and families seeking shelter because of domestic violence. Call Roseanne at 703-522-8858, ext. 13, or e-mail rcampbell@tacts.org.

The Arlington Community Temporary Shelter, offering help to women and families seeking shelter because of domestic violence, hosts a Volunteer Information Night on the first Tuesday of every month from 6:30-8 p.m. at the TACTS Administrative Office, 3179 Wilson Blvd. There are more than 20 different ways to get involved. Call 703-522-8858, ext. 13, or visit www.tacts.org.

Whitefield Commons Community Resource Center needs volunteers for its after-school program. Get volunteer experience and help children improve their academic performance. Help children with their homework, and make a positive difference in their lives. After-school program runs Mondays through Thursdays, from 3—5 p.m., except on Wednesdays, when it runs from 1—3:30 p.m. Call Trinidad Coopman at 703-465-5001, or e-mail tcoopman@whdc.org.

BrailleInk needs a marketing/outreach research assistant to work with staff to compile and organize contact information for those who may benefit from and/or help distribute BrailleInk's materials, such as blindness-focused consumer and professional groups, public and private schools, libraries and booksellers. The volunteer will use information gained from Internet research as well as raw data supplied by BrailleInk. This is mostly computer-based work that can be done from anywhere and at anytime, only occasionally requiring an Internet connection. Contact Bruce Curtis, executive director, at 800-324-2919.

BrailleInk needs a community liaison to identify and speak with local teachers and school and public librarians about BrailleInk and its books, and gather and compile feedback. There are two main reasons teachers and librarians may be interested in BrailleInk's books: to provide greater access to these titles for individuals who are blind or visually impaired, and to educate the mainstream sighted community about visual impairments and Braille. Conversations with teachers and librarians would preferably be done in person but may in some cases be done by telephone. BrailleInk will provide orientation regarding visual impairments, Braille and the features of its books. Some flexibility with scheduling during school hours may help with arranging meetings with teachers; perhaps these meetings could be arranged early in the morning, at lunchtime, or during PTA or staff meetings. Contact Bruce Curtis, executive director, at 800-324-2919.

Volunteer for the Greenbrier Learning Center Buddy Night. Spend time with elementary-school-age children while their parents attend a nutrition workshop. Volunteers will be matched up with a child or small group of children to play games and take part in fun, educational activities. Series will take place six Monday nights in a row. Join us for one, a few, or all six. R.S.V.P. at your earliest convenience to Lauren Cranman, 703-379-6488 or lcranman@gblc.org.

Signature Theatre' needs volunteer ushers to help out during the course of the run,through April 24. Ushers are asked to arrive an hour prior to the performance and perform one of these tasks: sell at concessions, take tickets, hand out programs or seat patrons. Ushers are then invited to stay and watch the show as thanks for their hard work. Volunteers are asked to wear professional attire. Contact Sarah Farmer, volunteer coordinator, at 703-820-9771. The Theatre is located at 3806 S. Four Mile Run, Arlington.

Capital Partners for Education (CPE), the only combination scholarship, mentoring, and academic support and enrichment organization in the Washington Metropolitan area, is seeking motivated and committed professionals to mentor low-income high school students. There are no special skills required. CPE mentors are ordinary people, 21 years of age or older, who want to spend quality time with young adults in their community. CPE asks their mentors to commit to a two-year mentoring relationship, during which they meet with their student once per month and call or e-mail their student once per week. Volunteers also must attend one New Mentor Training Session. Training Session dates are: Wednesday, March 23, 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.; Saturday, March 26, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.; Wednesday, April 20, 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.; Saturday, May 7, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.; Saturday, May 14, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.; and Saturday, June 11, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

For more information on CPE's mentoring opportunities and to download a mentor application, please visit our website at www.cpfe.org and see the "Applications" section. Call 202-338-1330 or email Darin Simmons at darin@cpfe.org.

The Naomi Project, a free, confidential, interfaith program sponsored by the Virginia Council of Churches, needs volunteers who will be trained to serve as mentors to at-risk pregnant women and new mothers. The Naomi Project is active in Fairfax and Arlington counties, Alexandria and Falls Church. It is an all-volunteer resource mother program that pairs high-risk or at-risk pregnant women and new mothers with trained volunteers who are committed to promoting healthy pregnancies and healthy babies. Mentors provide positive reinforcement, help clients learn about good health during pregnancy, locate needed information and services, model sound parenting skills, and support their clients as they plan for healthy, stable futures.

The next training session for volunteers is four Thursday evenings--April 7, April 14, April 21 and April 28--at the Fairfax County Government Center, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax, from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Spanish-speaking volunteers are especially needed. Contact Pilar Jones at 703-860-2633 or naomiproject@hotmail.com, or visit www.naomiproject.homestead.com .

Low-Income Tax Preparation Assistance (ACAP). The Arlington Community Action Program Inc. (ACAP) is seeking volunteers to serve as greeters, screeners and tax preparers at one electronic filing volunteer income tax preparation site. Volunteers are needed every Friday from 5-8 p.m., through April 8. Call Glenda Martinez, volunteer coordinator, at 703-241-2040, Ext. 52.

Volunteer tax assistance. Seeking volunteers to prepare taxes for low-income families at locations in Arlington, Fairfax, Alexandria. No experience required. Free training and certification is now available online through the IRS or traditional classes. Hours are flexible. The commitment can be as few as three hours per week, January through April 15. Contact Brenda Kuhlman, Northern Virginia VITA Coordinator: 703 359-6777 or Brenda.kuhlman@dss.virginia.gov.

Special Olympics Volunteers offers an opportunity to help individuals with disabilities from Arlington County participate in Special Olympics. Volunteers are needed for the time trials Saturday April 16, and the Regional Invitational Track Meet Saturday April 30. Visit www.co.arlington.va.us/prcr or call 703-228-1026.

Regular meetings of the Arlington Civitan Club are held at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 5115 Little Falls Road, Arlington in the lower ground level at 6:45 p.m. each second and fourth Tuesday of the month. The mission of Civitan, a non profit organization, is to build good citizenship by providing volunteer organizations of clubs dedicated to serving individual and community needs with an emphasis on helping people with developmental disabilities. Contact Jack Mueller at 703-237-4706 for reservations on Sunday prior. Learn more about Arlington Civitan at www.civitan.org.

Drop off your used cellphones at the Cingular locations in Ballston Common Mall. Proceeds benefit the Soroptimist International of Arlington's Women's Opportunity Awards program and other programs dedicated to improving the lives of women and girls in our local community and throughout the world. All cellphone donations are tax-deductible. Call Sharon Williams at 703-404-0932 or visit www.siarlington.org to find out more about Soroptimist International of Arlington.

The Northern Virginia AIDS Ministry needs a volunteer during the months of February and March to help with database entry. Computer skills a must; previous experience a plus. We need volunteers age 18 and up who are free on weekdays. Non-English speakers accepted. Contact Stacey Snowden, volunteer coordinator, at 703-533-5505, Ext. 13. NOVAM is located at 803 W. Broad St. in Falls Church.

Help a child affected by HIV/AIDS by donating your time to be a tutor. A second-grader is in need of a tutor once a week for one hour. The tutoring will take place in the child's home in Fairfax. A detailed reference check will be conducted prior to volunteer placement. There is no minimum age to be a tutor. This opportunity is sponsored by: Northern Virginia AIDS Ministry. Contact Stacey Snowden, volunteer coordinator, at 703-533-5505, ext. 13.

The Conservation & Interpretation Section is looking for volunteers. 3608 N. Military Road. Visit the Web site of Arlington County Volunteer Office: www.arlingtonva.us. Many groups need voluntary help. The Virginia Native Plant Society, www.vnps.org, the Arlington Heritage Alliance, www.arlingtonheritage.org, Arlingtonians for a Clean Environment, www.arlingtonenvironment.org, Remove Invasive Plants - Arlington, www.arlingtonva.us and Project Watershed Watch, www.arlingtonva.us.

The Arlington Teen Summer Expo is an annual event that links teens with summer jobs, volunteer opportunities, and internships. Teens attend the event and apply directly for various local businesses, agencies, and citizens with job openings and/or community service. Volunteers are needed for the event. www.co.arlington.va.us/dhs/services/eid

Northern Virginia AIDS Ministry is seeking volunteers to host fund-raising parties in the Northern Virginia area to support the Children's Services and Youth Education of Northern Virginia AIDS Ministry (NOVAM) on Saturday, April 30. www.novam.org

Stop Abuse for Everyone International is seeking a media watcher for domestic violence issues. www.safe4all.org

The Federation of Galaxy Explorers is seeking volunteers interested in providing some computer (C++) development support for its upcoming summer camp - Moon Base One. www.foge.org

The Furniture Bank of Arlington, a project of Arlingtonians Meeting Emergency Needs (AMEN), needs volunteers to organize warehouse, to help deliver and pick up furniture. www.emergencyneeds.org

Research Volunteer. Upton Hill Regional Park is working to create a file of historical information on the Upton Family, Upton Hill, during the Civil War, and other information related to Upton Hill's history. Volunteers are needed to help catalog information we have collected to date and/or to perform research at local libraries, archives, courthouses and on the Internet. Volunteers should have knowledge of research methods and be familiar with use of the library to find information. Call Julie Kutruff, volunteer coordinator, at 703- 534-3437.

Mentor with CHAMPS. Mentors in this program are volunteers who provide children of prisoners in Northern Virginia with friendship, recreational activities and constructive example. Contact Ellen Klene at 703-533-3302, Ext. 107, or eklene@cmhs.org.

The Northern Virginia AIDS Ministry needs auction volunteers who can come into the office and help with the auction aspect of its annual fund-raiser, “Imagine.” It needs volunteers to help with making phone calls, organizing items, and researching. It needs volunteers who are free during weekdays. Non-English speakers accepted. Contact Stacey Snowden, volunteer coordinator, at 703-533-5505, Ext. 13. NOVAM is located at 803 W. Broad St., Falls Church.

Community Family Life Services' annual fund-raiser will be held April 9 at Georgetown's Lee O'Donovan Hall to raise funds to provide services to the 10,000 clients it sees each year. Starting at 3 p.m. it needs volunteers for setup, greeting, registration, silent auction table hosting, live auction runners, checkout and final close-out details. Volunteers will attend a short orientation prior to starting their shift. They are also asked to dress appropriately for this black-tie affair. Contact Joayne Larson, volunteer coordinator, at 202-347-0511, Ext. 415.

River of Dreams, Community Family Life Services' annual fund-raiser, will be April 9. In order to effectively prepare, the group needs some extra support in the few weeks leading up to the main event with tasks like filing, ribbon tying, and organizing for last-minute administrative details. Volunteers are needed for a couple of daytime hours per week. No real training necessary. Contact Joayne Larson, volunteer coordinator, at 202-347-0511, Ext. 415. The CFLS Main Community Center is located at 305 E St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

During the last week of the month, Community Family Life Services needs volunteers to help care for children while their parents participate in the monthly evening community meetings. Families are engaged in supportive services to move toward self-sufficiency. If you have worked with children and would like to support these programs, this could be a great opportunity. Just a few evenings a month, but a true connection with children in need! Contact Joayne Larson, volunteer coordinator, at 202-347-0511, Ext. 415.

Potomac Overlook, Northern Virginia Regional Parks is seeking a Park Fund-raiser to help staff raise funds for events, projects, seasonal staffing, interpretive materials, etc. at Potomac Overlook Regional Park. Visit www.nvrpa.org.

Public Relations Volunteer/Intern. Someone, with some previous experience doing PR work, who would like to help with press releases and media relations is needed by Arlington Street People's Assistance Network. Visit www.a-span.org

Park Graphic Artist needed by Potomac Overlook, Northern Virginia Regional Parks. Park Graphic Artist helps staff develop signs, posters, power point images, etc. for educational programs and for publicizing events and projects at Potomac Overlook Regional Park. Visit www.nvrpa.org

World Heritage, a public benefit organization, is seeking local host families for high-school boys and girls from Spain, France, Germany, Thailand, Korea, Japan, Mexico, Switzerland, Denmark and Italy through World Heritage International Student Exchange Program. Host families provide room, board, and guidance for a teenager living thousands of miles from home. Students are well screened. Couples, single parents and families without children in the home are all encouraged to apply. Visit www.world-heritage.org or call Judith Henderson at 800-888-9040.

Bodyworker, Whitman-Walker Clinic. Volunteers will provide massage therapy for residents of Northern Virginia living with HIV; gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender individuals designated as eligible for services. Visit www.wwc.org/volunteer.

Case Management Phone Support, Whitman-Walker Clinic.

Volunteers will support clients over the phone in efforts to stabilize their life situation and help them to regain independents. They will call clients, read prepared questions to clients, write clients' answers on form. Visit www.wwc.org/volunteer.

Computer Aid and Technical Support for the Literary Council of Northern Virginia English as a Second Language (ESL) Learn center. Visit www.lcnv.org.

Closed Case File Manager, Whitman-Walker Clinic. Volunteers will receive closed case files, store them alphabetically by month of closure, transfer files to permanent storage locations, and create new file templates for case managers' use. Visit www.wwc.org/volunteer.

Healing Garden Liaison, Whitman-Walker Clinic. Volunteers will promote the Healing Garden and Labyrinth, meet with associated groups and individuals, assist in planning/organizing events/fund-raisers, provide information regarding volunteer days, send event notices to the press, maintain supply/distribute Garden brochures and assist with other administrative needs. Visit www.wwc.org/volunteer.

HIV Counselor, Prevention and Education, Whitman-Walker Clinic. Working closely with the health educator, the HIV counselor will provide HIV pre- and/or post-test counseling to African-American men who are same-gender-loving (SGL) and/or injecting drug users (IDU). Visit www.wwc.org/volunteer.

Home Discussion Party Host, Prevention and Education, Whitman-Walker Clinic. Volunteers will provide the use of their homes as a meeting space of Northern Virginia's "Home Discussion Parties Initiative," will assist the health educator in choosing the topic to be addressed for that discussion, promote the event, and provide refreshments. Visit www.wwc.org/volunteer.

Laundry, Bodywork program, Whitman-Walker Clinic. Volunteers will pick up, launder and return all linens, towels, and blankets used by the on-site bodyworkers using universal precautions in a prompt manner, communicate with team leader regarding schedule changes, bodyworkers regarding problems, and fellow volunteers regarding extra assistance. Visit www.wwc.org/volunteer.

Safer Sex Kit Assembler, Prevention and Education, Whitman-Walker Clinic. Working closely with the health educator, the volunteers will order kit materials and assemble safer sex kits to be distributed during street outreach and special events. Volunteers will work flexible, daytime hours, Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Visit www.wwc.org/volunteer.

Software/Computer Trainer, Whitman-Walker Clinic. Volunteers will enhance efficiency by providing training to WWC staff, interns and volunteers working with MS Office and other software programs. Volunteer's will conduct on-site trainings to address users' specific needs, provide follow-up "help desk" contact, and produce FAQ. Visit www.wwc.org/volunteer.

Street Outreach, Prevention and Education, Whitman-Walker Working closely with the health educator, the street outreach volunteer will identify locations where African-American men who are same-gender-loving (SGL) and/or injecting drug users (IDU) congregate and provide the target population with HIV prevention materials and information. Visit www.wwc.org/volunteer.

Witnesses, Legal Services Whitman-Walker Clinic. Volunteers will make home and hospital visits with volunteer attorneys and notaries to witness the signing of wills and other estate planning documents in Northern Virginia. Visit www.wwc.org/volunteer.

Attorney, Legal Services, Whitman-Walker Clinic. Volunteers will provide pro bono counseling, advocacy and representation to people living with HIV/AIDS. They will assist clients with legal problems relating to employment, employment and public accommodations discrimination, insurance, confidentiality, immigration, public benefits and estate planning matters.

Long Branch Nature Center invasive plant removal, Sponsored by Arlingtonians for a Clean Environment.

Although the weather is cold, the invasive species are thriving. Help us remove English ivy and honeysuckle bush from the park around Long Branch Nature Center . No experience necessary. Please bring tools such as pruning shears, flattop screwdriver, and small. Visit www.arlingtonenvironment.org.

ESL Teachers/ Instructors. Arlington Community Action Program (ACAP) is seeking volunteer ESL (English as a Second Language) teachers for the beginner classes. ACAP, a nonprofit organization, will help low-income parents of its Head Start students to improve their English language skills by offering classes. Visit www.arlingtoncap.org.

Refugee Children Activities Volunteer offers group activities for our refugee children. This is an opportunity for them to be social and enjoy local events. Volunteers are needed to aid in transportation for the children to and from the activities. Visit www.arlingtonrefugeeservices.com or call 703-228-1026.

Army Community Service is looking for volunteers to be front desk receptionists in three-hour blocks, 9 a.m.- noon or 12-3 p.m. Learn about Army life and meet soldiers and their families in a social work type setting. Visit www.fmmc.army.mil or call 703-228-1026.

National Multiple Sclerosis Society needs volunteers to stop by stores, restaurants, banks, and offices to distribute brochures for our fund-raising events. We will supply you with the materials and instructions to visit a variety of locations near your home or workplace. Visit www.MSandyou.org/volunteering or call 703-228-1026.

Therapeutic Recreation/Prevention Intervention needs volunteers to assist individuals with Multiple Sclerosis or other neurological disorders to participate fully in a water exercise class. There are two classes. The classes will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays at Washington-Lee High School. Visit www.arlingtonva.us/prcr or call 703-228-1026.

Friends of the National Zoo needs volunteers at the Smithsonian's National Zoo to lead tours for groups of all ages on Saturday and Sunday mornings. Visit http://nationalzoo.si.edu/Support/Volunteer/default.cfm or call 703-228-1026.

The Smithsonian's National Zoo/Friends of the National Zoo needs Reptile Discovery Center interpreters. Volunteer interpreters share information with visitors about the extraordinary world of reptiles and amphibians through conversational interactions. Visit http://nationalzoo.si.edu/Support/Volunteer/default.cfm or call 703-228-1026.

HomeCall Hospice Services Inc., needs Arlington volunteers with compassion for the terminally ill. Free training. Call 800-543-0696 or e-mail ayoung@mamsi.com.

Cambodian Interpreter. The Arlington Diocese Office of Refugee Services needs an interpreter to help a Cambodian widow and her two small children with interpretation and understanding "how things work" here in the United States. Call 703-524-2154.

The Arlington Community Temporary Shelter (TACTS) seeks an intern to play a key role in our client advocacy. This position requires a thoughtful, compassionate individual with abilities to communicate effectively ó written and verbal, take initiative, multitask, manage time wisely, meet deadlines, conduct research, think outside of the box and be a team player. Requirements: minimum of eight hours each week, with the possibility of some nights and weekend hours as needed. This could also include research time off site. Work site: TACTS Administrative Office, 3179 Wilson Blvd., suite A, Arlington. Call Rosanne Campbell, volunteer coordinator, 703-522-8858 ext. 13.

TACTS seeks an intern to play a key role in the service delivery to women involved with civil and criminal court proceedings as a result of domestic violence. This position requires a thoughtful, compassionate individual with abilities to listen and communicate effectively, take initiative, multitask, manage time wisely, think outside of the box and be a team player. The intern will report to the safe house director. Minimum of 10-20 hours each week based on a Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. schedule, flexible, with the possibility of some nights and weekend hours as needed. Work site: TACTS Safe house and Arlington County Court offices. Call Rosanne Campbell, volunteer coordinator, at 703- 522-8858 ext. 13.

Cherrydale Health & Rehabilitation Center is looking for all kinds of volunteers this holiday season. They need help decorating, singing, helping residents send cards to their families, making Christmas cookies, perform and visit one on one with residents. Call Jennifer Lewis, volunteer coordinator, 703-243-7640

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.

Child-Care Leader/Child-Care 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. Child-care 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.

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.

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.

Middle-School Tutors. This volunteer opportunity will involve tutoring middle-school students on all school subjects. Volunteers will tutor students Wednesdays and Thursdays from 2:30-4 p.m. Call Dana Lewis at 703-241-2040, Ext. 12

Therapeutic Respite Caregiver Training. Learn about the emotional and physical dynamics of children with special needs, then join them in real-life situations. Call Melissa at 703-219-2132.

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

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.

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.

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.