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Volunteering, Jan. 28-Feb. 3

Send announcements or events, which are open to the public at no or minimal cost, to The Loudoun Connection, 7913 Westpark Drive, McLean, VA 22102 or e-mail <a href="mailto:loudoun@connectionnewspapers.com">loudoun@connectionnewspapers.com</a>. Deadline is Friday, two weeks before the event. Photos/artwork encouraged.

Volunteer Loudoun will present a volunteer management training series designed for volunteer managers of community organizations. The series begins Feb. 18 and will continue for five consecutive Wednesdays. The series is a comprehensive set of courses in volunteer management. Each of the six courses, running 3-7 p.m., will be held at the Loudoun County Department of Parks, Recreation & Community Services, 215 Depot Court, first floor, Leesburg and cost $25 each or all six for $100. Visit www.loudoun.gov/volunteer or call 703-737-8424 to register.

The Greater Chesapeake and Potomac Blood Services Region of the American Red Cross is seeking volunteers, 14 and up, to assist its blood collections staff at blood drives and blood donor centers, including Loudoun County. Responsibilities include greeting donors and providing them with essential reading materials, serving refreshments and observing donors for post-donation reactions. A free, brief training is provided. To register for training or for more information, call the American Red Cross volunteer office at 1-800-272-0094, Ext. 1 or e-mail karlofft@usa.redcross.org.

There are currently opportunities for people to serve on Loudoun County and regional advisory boards, commissions and committees. For information about specific vacancies, contact Rosey Rai, county administration, 703-771-5034, or by e-mail at Rosey.Rai@loudoun.gov. Information about each board, committee and commission is available on the Loudoun County Government Web site at www.loudoun.gov/advisory.