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Volunteering, Aug. 6-12

Send announcements, which are open to the public at no or minimal cost, to The Loudoun Connection, 7913 Westpark Drive, McLean, VA 22102 or e-mail loudoun@connectionnewspapers.com. Deadline is Friday, two weeks before the event. Photos/artwork encouraged. For more information, call 703-917-6454; for additional listings, visit www.connectionnewspapers.com.

ESL and Immigrant Ministries needs volunteers to teach English to adult immigrants in 17 locations in Northern Virginia. Training is provided in August. Day and evening classes begin in September. To submit an online application, visit http://eslim.org.

The YMCA Loudoun County is preparing for its 20th Annual Leesburg 10K/20K race on Aug. 10. Organizers are in need of volunteers of all ages for various assignments throughout the morning and early afternoon. The race will begin at 7:30 a.m. and will end around 11 a.m. They need help with registration beginning 6 a.m., water stop stations beginning 6 a.m., race marshals beginning 6 a.m., split timers beginning 6:30 a.m., and various other duties. Contact Amy Grabowski agrabowski@ymcadc.org or 703-777-9622.

Loudoun Volunteer Services will present a Volunteer Management Training Series, designed for volunteer managers of community organizations. The six-week series will begin Friday, Sept. 12, and will continue for five consecutive Fridays. Each of the six courses, lasting four hours, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m., will be held at the Loudoun County Volunteer Rescue Squad, 143 Catoctin Circle, S.E., Leesburg.

The cost for each course is $25 or $100 for all six. To register for one or more courses, visit www.loudoun.gov/volunteer and click on "Volunteer Management Training Series," or call 703-737-8424 for an application.

The Northern Virginia Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program is looking for volunteer advocates, who are assigned to a specific local nursing home or assisted-living facility in Loudoun County and make weekly visits, meeting one-on-one with residents. Applicants must be available to volunteer four hours per week, primarily during regular business hours. Also, volunteer ombudsmen must not be employed by a long-term care facility. Interviews of applicants will be held this summer in preparation for the next annual training, scheduled for Sept. 15, 16 and 26, from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., each day. Call 703-324-5422, TTY: 703-449-1186 or visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/LTCOmbudsman.

Loudoun Volunteer Services announces a new board of directors to include a new slate of executive officers. New members Megan Descutner of HCA Capital Division; Bob Gleason of the Sterling community; Mike Kalasanckas of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority; Melanie Miles of the Miles LeHane Group Inc.; and Joan Ziemba of George Washington University’s Virginia Campus joined the board at its annual retreat, held at the Claude Moore Park Recreation Center in June.

The Loudoun County Advisory Commission on Youth is seeking to fill two vacant positions. Applicants would represent youth-serving organizations, including business, nonprofits, faith-based, civic and other nongovernmental entities. Examples include, but are not limited to AOL, the YMCA, 4-H, Boys and Girls Clubs of America, community coalitions, MADD, LAWS, Loudoun Cares, Loudoun Youth Inc., La Voz and other organizations.

To apply, interested citizens should submit a letter of application to the Loudoun Youth Initiative to be received no later than July 30. The letter should be addressed and mailed to: Tim Chesnutt, director, Loudoun Youth Initiative, 215 Depot Court, 2nd Floor, MSC 78, Leesburg, VA, 20175. Contact Tim Chesnutt at 703-737-8346 or tim.chesnutt@loudoun.gov.

The Heritage Farm Museum located in Claude Moore Park in Sterling seeks volunteers to serve as program assistants and instructors programs in their new interactive exhibit hall. Ask about internships for college and graduate school students; paid positions also available for qualified applicants. Call curator Katie Jones at 571-258-3800.

Loudoun Volunteer Services is seeking volunteers to assist in emergencies. In the event of an emergency, Loudoun Volunteer Services is prepared to assist the Loudoun County Office of Emergency Management by coordinating volunteers. These are volunteers who are not currently affiliated with an organization and who are willing to assist with the emergency. Training will be conducted in February. To register, visit www.loudoun.gov/volunteer and click on "Volunteer Reception Center Support Team." Contact Lisa Rose, volunteer coordinator, at 703-737-8424 or lisa.rose@loudoun.gov.