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Volunteer Opportunities

Send information about ongoing or special event volunteer opportunities to vienna@connectionnewspapers.com or 7913 Westpark Drive, McLean VA, 22102. Call 703-917-6449.

The Women’s Center, a nonprofit agency in Vienna that supports the psychological, career, financial and legal well-being of women and their families, regardless of ability to pay, has volunteer opportunities in business operations, development, clinical services, or to volunteer at The Women’s Center booth at the NBC 4 Health & Fitness Expo on Jan. 13 and 14, 2007. To sign up to be volunteer, call 703-281-2657 or visit www.thewomenscenter.org.

Volunteer Tutors Needed: Volunteers are needed for day and evening hours to work one-to-one with adult learners in public libraries and adult learning classrooms throughout Fairfax County.

VLP is a joint community project sponsored by the Fairfax County Public Schools (Adult & Community Education), serving the community for over 30 years. For information about volunteer opportunities and upcoming training dates and locations in January, call 703-246-2139 or e-mail VLP@fcps.edu.

Fairfax Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) accepts applications for potential volunteers to assist individuals through the court system. Bilingual volunteers are needed especially. Call 703-273-3526. Visit www.casafairfax.org.

CHAMPS seeks mentors, 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 Hemophilia Association of the Capital Area (HACA), whose mission is to serve people affected by bleeding disorders, is seeking volunteers who are interested in serving on its board of directors. In support of HACA’s mission and goals, volunteers would work on fund-raising, public relations, education, member services or general organization issues. Contact Sandi Qualley, HACA’s executive director, at 703-352-7641.

The Nurturing Parenting Program, offered by Fairfax County’s Department of Family Services with volunteer support from local community organizations, businesses and faith-based groups, provides parenting classes to promote the strengthening of families and the prevention of child abuse and neglect. The program is currently seeking additional community support to continue and expand these classes throughout the county.

Community volunteers support the program by preparing dinners for participating families, helping with childcare or assisting with facilitation of groups. Call 703-324-7745, (TTY: 703-222-9452) or by e-mail at kslone@fairfaxcounty.gov. Visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/service/dfs/factsheets/NurturingParenting.htm