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Collection for the Troops, Oct. 13, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Giant Food, State Route 610, Stafford.
Shredding Day, Oct. 13, 8 a.m. to noon at Stafford County Sheriff's Office, 1225 Courthouse Road. $5 per box/bag. Limit of 100 pounds of shredding material per person. 540/658-4428.
Stafford High School's SkillsUSA 25th annual citrus fruit sale. Orders may be placed throughout the month of October for delivery on Dec. 5. 540/371-7200, ext. 1306.
Culpeper Parents of Special Needs Children meeting Oct. 8, 7 p.m. at New Hope Community Church, 121 E. Culpeper St., downtown Culpeper. Barbara Lloyd Kessinger with Lloyd Law PPLC will be guest speaker.
Birthright of Fredericksburg, a pro-life crisis pregnancy center, needs volunteers as client advocates, receptionists, fundraisers, newsletter contributors. Training provided.
Bowling Green Volunteer Rescue Squad needs volunteers. Training provided. 804/633-9831.
Boys & Girls Club, 200 Gunnery Road, needs volunteers to help youths ages 5-17 with homework, computer skills, arts and crafts, music and sports. 540/368-9531.
Bragg Hill Family Life Center needs volunteers for after-school program Mondays and Wednesdays, 3-5 p.m. No special skills required. Also for adult craft classes, sorting books and receptionist on Mondays and Fridays. 540/371-3662.
Central Rappahannock Heritage Center needs volunteers to process historic documents and aid researchers. 540/373-3704 or
Circle of Parents support program for parents desiring to learn positive parenting skills, needs facilitators and children's program workers for weekly support groups. 540/785-6217.
Cuidado Casero Home Health Services is seeking volunteers to extend a loving hand to a family in need during their difficult time. 540/898-2999 or stop by the office at 4815 Carr Drive, Suite 4815, Spotsylvania.
Fredericksburg Area Food Bank needs volunteers to sort, inspect and shelve products. Training provided. All help appreciated, even if you just have an hour. 540/371-7666;
Fredericksburg Area Museum and Cultural Center is seeking volunteers for gallery assistance and front-line positions. Candidates will be trained in local history and will be given behind-the-scenes tours of the Catherine W. Jones McKann Center and historic Town Hall/Market House collection. To schedule an appointment please call 540/371-3037, ext. 142, or visit famcc.org.
Fredericksburg Department of Social Services Resource Families needs foster/adoptive families. Free training. 540/372-1032, ext. 241.
Greater Fredericksburg Habitat for Humanity has many volunteer opportunities, no skills required. 540/891-5009;
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: fredhab.org.
Hazelwild Farm Educational Foundation needs volunteers for its therapeutic horseback riding program. 540/891-7101.
Hope Center, an agency that assists people with food and clothing, has volunteer opportunities available. staffordhopecenter.org.
Mary Washington Hospice needs caring and sensitive volunteers to fill various opportunities, including patient and family care, facility, bereavement, vigil, pet therapy, massage therapy, Reiki, aroma therapy, musical volunteer, administration, ambassador volunteers and teen volunteers. Free comprehensive training offered. Contact CVA Volunteer Coordinator Raquel Woodard at 540/741-3598.
Medi Home Hospice needs caring and compassionate volunteers who can spare one to four hours per week visiting patients in their homes or facilities. Opportunities available for everyone from musicians to pet therapy animals. Free comprehensive training provided. 540/361-7696.
Rappahannock Area Office on Youth. Court Ordered Opportunities Program needs volunteers to help at-risk youths and families obtain court-ordered services. 540/847-1911;
Rappahannock Big Brothers Big Sisters needs volunteers to serve as adult mentors to children. 540/371-7444.
Rappahannock Council Against Sexual Assault has opportunities for fundraising, clerical work, community education, victim advocacy and creative projects. 540/371-1666.
Rappahannock Council on Domestic Violence needs volunteers to provide various services for victims of domestic violence. 540/373-9372.
Rappahannock Court Appointed Special Advocates for abused, neglected and abandoned children in the court system needs volunteers. Training provided. 540/710-6199.
Rappahannock United Way needs volunteers to match to local nonprofit agencies; one-time volunteer project or long-term opportunities; rappahannockunitedway.org;
Senior Visitors Program needs volunteers to visit one hour a week with a home-bound senior citizen.
Stafford SPCA is looking for volunteers to help with dog and cat care. Day, evening and weekend shifts available. Visit staffordspca.org and click on the "Get Involved" tab.
United Methodist Family Services sponsors free information sessions for prospective foster parents on the last Monday of every month at 6 p.m. at 305 Charlotte St. 540/898-1773.
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Items should be submitted by noon the preceding Thursday. Send to The Free Lance-Star, 616 Amelia St., Fredericksburg, Va. 22401; fax to 540/373-8455; or email
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