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Volunteers

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 disadvantaged pregnant women and new mothers. Training is Saturday, March 11, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Falls Church Presbyterian Church, 225 E. Broad St., Falls Church. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. Spanish-speaking volunteers are especially needed. Contact Pilar Jones at 703 860-2633 or naomiproject@hotmail.com.

Volunteers are needed by the AARP and Shepherd's Center of Oakton-Vienna. Services include non-emergency transportation, shopping, home repair, telephone reassurance and respite to family caregivers. E-mail AARP at vaarp@aarp.org.

Northern Virginia Family Service (NVFS) seeks area residents to become a foster care provider to neglected children with special needs. NVFS provides intensive training, certification and continuing education; careful child/parent matching; ongoing assistance and 24-hour support from professional social workers; financial reimbursement; help locating support services for your special foster/respite child; foster/respite parent support groups; and family activities. Call Ginny at 703-219-2184 for more information.

The Center for Multicultural Human Services is now accepting volunteer applications for the following opportunities. For more, contact Ellen Klene at 703-533-3302 or e-mail eklene@cmhs.org.

* School-based Children’s Enrichment Program. This opportunity involves activities with multicultural groups of children at Timberlane Elementary School and Pine Spring Elementary School including reading, homework help and socialization activities. Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday evenings, 6:30-8 p.m.

* School-based ESL Program for Immigrants. This opportunity involves teaching English to multicultural groups of parents whose children attend Timberlane Elementary School and Pine Spring Elementary School in Falls Church. Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced Level. Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday evenings, 6:30-8 p.m. Teaching materials and orientation are provided.

Historic Vienna Inc. needs someone with videography skills to help make a video record of interviews with local Vienna citizens with rich and long memories. Contact HVI board member Christopher Vereide at 703-938-5187 or hviadmin@ci.vienna.va.us.

Project SUCCESS is seeking donations for items to put into transition bags for children who are moving from home into the foster care system without notice. The transition bags are canvas bags filled with items for girls and boys ages newborn to 18. All donated items must be new. Items such as soap, shampoo, toothbrushes, toothpaste, school supplies, paperback books, key chains, pajamas, underwear and socks, small stuffed animals and toiletries will help make the transition easier for all. These bags are filled and given to the Fairfax County Family Services Adoption and Foster Care programs. Individuals who would like to make donations or have collected items for this effort should call Mary Wolf at 703-425-6240. TTY 703-222-9693.

Fairfax County Police are seeking volunteers who are interested in becoming Auxiliary Police Officers. APOs are trained to perform a variety of operational support and administrative duties, which include patrol, traffic control, security of prisoners, communications, desk assignments, fingerprinting, crime prevention and special events. To be considered, applicants must live in Northern Virginia and be at least 21 years of age. Applicants must be in good health and without a criminal record or history of drug use, and not be an applicant for police officer in any jurisdiction. To apply, obtain a brochure or additional information about the Fairfax County Auxiliary Police Unit, call 703-280-0576.

Volunteer English instructors are needed to teach Adult English as a Second Language with Hogar Hispano of Catholic Charities. Training provided, no second language required. Classes meet evenings and weekends and begin in September throughout Northern Virginia. Call 703-534-9805, Ext. 222 or visit www.ccda.net/hogar_hispano.html.

HCV is seeking adults to work one-on-one with sixth through eighth grade Hispanic students throughout the school year. Mentors help students with school work and offer friendship and advice. Volunteer with "Alianza Escolar" and help change a child's life. Contact Margarita Kay at 703-671-5666, Ext. 136, or e-mail Education_hcv@yahoo.com.

Fairfax County Foster Care and Adoption Program is seeking homes for children in need. In addition to free training, foster parents may receive monthly financial assistance for the expenses of the child in their care. Call 703-324-7639 to help.

The Volunteer Learning Program is looking for volunteer tutors to work one-on-one with adult learners who are working on the GED, high school diploma, or attempting to improve reading, writing or math skills. Tutors are needed for both day and evening tutoring one-on-one if the public libraries or in small classroom settings. Fairfax County Public Schools, the Fairfax County Juvenile Court and the Fairfax County Public Library System sponsor the Volunteer Learning Program. Call 703-246-2139 or e-mail VLP@fcps.edu.

Volunteer Language Interpreters are needed for the Fairfax County Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court to assist court staff and clients. Duties include facilitating communication between clients and court staff, translating court documents, interpreting at some court hearings and helping clients review their court orders. Fluency is required in both English and another language. A commitment to one weekly four-hour shift during business hours (8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) for at least six months is needed. Applicants must be at least 21 years of age. For more information and an application, contact Gwen Robinson, volunteer services coordinator, at 703-246-2697, TTY 703-273-3713, or send e-mail to gwen.robinson@fairfaxcounty.gov.