Abingdon Volunteer Fire and Rescue, which serves southern Gloucester County, needs volunteers. Several types of memberships are available. Information: 642-2360, abingdonvfr@yahoo.com or visit www.abingdonvfr.com.

American Red Cross, Gloucester Chapter. Volunteers needed in disaster services, health and safety services, armed forced emergency services, blood collection services, office help and building and grounds maintenance. Call 642-4978 9 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays or e-mail redcross@arcgloucester.hrcoxmail.com.

American Red Cross, York-Poquoson Chapter. This chapter is responsible for Red Cross services in Mathews County. Volunteers needed to assist victims during fires or other disasters; to teach CPR, first aid, babysitting and other classes; to serve as greeters and canteen workers during blood drives; to fill scheduled positions and assist with general secretarial duties; and to serve on the Board of Directors. Information: Carol Scott, 757-898-3090.

Bay Aging needs volunteers in these areas: Meals on Wheels delivery weekdays, disaster recovery, check on frail or elderly people living alone, telephone reassurance calls, foster grandparents, adult day break centers and MedCarry non-emergency transport. Information: Dee Thomas, 758-8852.

Bay School, 279 Main St., Mathews, needs volunteers who are artistic – or not. People are needed to help with classes for children and senior citizens, office work, special events and performances – even to make refreshments. Information: 725-1278.

Beaverdam Park in Gloucester is looking for volunteers for a variety of duties including trail maintenance, front desk help, nature programs and more. Volunteers must be at least 18 years old. Information: 693-2107.

Civil Air Patrol Squadrons, the all-volunteer auxiliary of the Air Force, seek new members. Cadet membership open to ages 12-18. Senior membership is for ages 18 and over. Training provided. Information: Hummel Squadron (meets in Middlesex), F. Bernhardt, 435-6078 or Brian Landers, 785-9622. Newport News Squadron (meets at the airport), Helen Woods, 642-6659 or visit www.geocities.com/phfcap.

Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 64, Gloucester, needs volunteers to teach courses to recreational boaters, perform boat examinations and conduct marine safety patrols. Information: Howard Search, 642-9832 or hsearch@cox.net, or Bruce Pettyjohn, 642-4659 or pettyjohn57@msn.com.

Deltaville Maritime Museum and its Holly Point Nature Park need volunteers in many areas, including exhibit and graphic design, carpenters, painters, gardening, park maintenance, boat building, teaching classes and office work. Information: Raynell, 776-9811.

Deltaville Volunteer Rescue Squad welcomes new members and will train them as drivers or EMTs. There is a Junior Rescue Squad for qualified teens age 16-17. Information: Sal or Lorie Messina, 776-6606.

Gloucester County Board of Supervisors seeks community members to serve on more than 30 advisory boards, commissions or councils. Check out the possibilities on the Web at www.gloucesterva.info.

Gloucester County Library needs people to help at the circulation desk and to help shelve books. Information: 693-2998.

Gloucester County Schools seek community members, parents, grandparents, retirees and business people to become tutors, mentors, lunch buddies, resource assistants or helpers. Just 30 minutes a week can make a difference in a student's educational success. Information: Department of Community Education, 693-5730 or clewis@gloucesterva.info.

Gloucester Housing Partnership needs volunteer groups to help with projects to rehab housing for local residents in need. A class "A" contractor will provide guidance in the work. Information: Pat Carlton, 693-2252.

Gloucester-Mathews Free Clinic provides doctors' appointments and medications free to low-income, uninsured workers in the two counties who meet income eligibility requirements. Doctors, nurses and pharmacists are needed to volunteer for clinic nights, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Volunteers also are needed to raise funds and screen patients for eligibility and a pharmacy technician also is needed. Information: 642- 9515.

Gloucester-Mathews Humane Society needs animal lovers in a variety of volunteer positions, including fundraising and office help. Information: 639-5520.

Gloucester Visitor Center needs volunteers, three hours a month or more, to staff the center. Volunteers will be trained and resource materials are provided. Volunteers provide visitors information on activities, shopping, restaurants and historic sites in the area, and they sell souvenirs. Information: Jenny Graziano, tourism coordinator, 693-0014.

Gloucester- Mathews Habitat for Humanity needs volunteers to work with them on many committees, such as presenting their message to churches, construction experience to manage some building activities or to acquire building materials at an affordable price, helping with fundraising, etc. Volunteer release forms are required. Information: Frank Bryan, Executive Director, 695-9655 or visit, www.hfhgm.org, www.hfhgm.volunteerhub.com.

Hands Across Mathews is an all-volunteer organization dedicated to helping the needy of Mathews County. The group needs the following: someone in good physical condition, with or without a pickup truck, to help another volunteer pick up furniture and appliances for delivery to the group's warehouse; people who can do small carpentry, plumbing or mechanical repairs for citizens; and people to work in the building two mornings a month sorting clothing and assisting clients. Information: 725-0934.