Know something that should be included in our Volunteers listing? Fax a brief write-up to 703-917-0991 or call Lea Mae Rice at 703-917-6459.
Volunteer Fairfax offers a Volunteers for Change orientation Monday, July 2 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Volunteer Fairfax building, 10530 Page Ave., Fairfax. After orientation, volunteers can choose from dozens of community service projects throughout Northern Virginia taking place on weekends and evenings. Projects include planting trees, bagging food for homeless families, tutoring adult ESL students, playing bingo with the disabled and more. Call Annie Duffield to register for the next orientation at 703-246-3460 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Fairfax County Park Authority (FCPA) is seeking volunteers to serve as front desk associates at the Fairfax County Employee Fitness Center, located at 12000 Government Center Parkway in Fairfax. Volunteers greet the public, answer phone calls and assist visitors to the facility. Volunteers must be able to complete front desk service training and be at least 18 years of age. Volunteers who work four hours per week receive free use of limited facilities at any of the Park Authority’s nine RECenters. A one-year commitment is preferred. Call 703-324-8569 or visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/volunteer.htm.
The Angels of Mercy Program is asking Scout, school and church groups to collect new or used CDs and DVDs for its program supporting wounded military at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and at hospitals in Iraq. Call Marian at 703-938-8930 or visit www.mcleanpost270.org/oifoef.
Heatherwood Retirement in Burke is looking for high school or college students for volunteer hours. Contact Anthony at 703-425-1698.
The Children’s Center of Virginia recruits volunteers, men and women, for various positions at the Fairfax advocacy center. Volunteer mentors provide a positive influence in the lives of children who are at-risk. The mentor’s role is to provide friendship, emotional support, social experiences, and career exploration to help the child stay in school and out of trouble. A one-year, twice-monthly commitment expected. Additional quarterly training provided, all volunteers have ongoing Childhelp supervision. Contact Cheryl Ray at 703-208-1549 or e-mail Cray@childhelp.org.
Inova Fairfax Hospital seeks volunteers with four-wheel drive vehicles to volunteer and assist in transporting staff to the hospital during winter weather emergencies. Eligible drivers will be asked to pass a background check, provide a valid driver’s license, proof of insurance and registration, and register with the hospital Safety and Security Department. For more information, call the Inova Fairfax Hospital Safety and Security Department at 703-776-3557.
Fairfax Area Agency on Aging's Meals on Wheels (MOW) program is opening a new delivery route for seniors who live in the Centreville/Chantilly area. The additional delivery route needs leadership volunteers to serve as group treasurer, group coordinator and driver coordinator. Also, more volunteer drivers are needed to deliver meals during the week to senior adults who live in this area. The job involves picking up meals between 10:30 a.m. and 12 p.m. and delivering the meals to seniors by 1 p.m. Drivers can choose to deliver meals on a daily, weekly, biweekly, monthly or substitute basis. Job descriptions are available for all volunteer positions. Volunteers are also needed to deliver meals to seniors who live in the following areas: Springfield, Vienna, McLean, Annandale, Falls Church, Baileys Crossroads, Tysons, Reston, Herndon and Little River Glen. For more information, please call the Fairfax AAA Volunteer Intake Line at 703-324-5406 or e-mail email@example.com.
Springfield-based Housing and Community Services of Northern Virginia has been selected as a featured charity in the 2006-07 Catalogue for Philanthropy. Housing and Community Services of Northern Virginia was selected from a competitive field of 200 candidates.
Tuesday’s Children, a national nonprofit organization that provides services to 9/11 families, is currently recruiting adults in the Burke/Fairfax Station to serve as positive role models for kids ages 6-16 who lost a parent on Sept. 11, 2001. Tuesday’s Children provides a wide-range of services, including mentoring, advocacy for children, next-step life skills and leadership training for adults. Mentors must be 18 years of age and agree to a one-year commitment. Call 202-558-5120 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Women's Center, a nonprofit agency in Vienna supporting 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 and its golf tournament. To sign up to be a volunteer, call 703-281-2657 or visit www.thewomenscenter.org.
AARP Tax-Aide seeks volunteers to electronically complete and file 2006 federal and state income tax forms. Volunteers of all ages and backgrounds are welcome, but ability to use a computer is a must. Evening and Saturday shifts available. Tax counselors receive free tax training and become IRS-certified by passing the IRS examination. For more, contact Patty Callahan at 703-207-0056 or email@example.com. Call 1-888-AARPNOW (1-888-227-7669) or visit www.aarp.org/taxaide.
World Heritage is seeking families, couples or single parents (with or without children at home), who are interested in hosting a high-school-aged foreign exchange student. Students from France, Germany, Thailand, Japan, Russia, China, Switzerland, Denmark and Italy await homes for the 2006-2007 school year. Call 1-800-888-9040 or visit www.world-heritage.org.