AARP Foundation Tax-Aide seeks volunteers to serve as tax counselors and greeters for low- and middle-income taxpayers from February through April in the Charlottesville, Fluvanna and Lovingston areas. Training is provided. (434) 244-0451.

Alcoholics Anonymous of Central Virginia offers assistance to people seeking help with alcohol issues. Contact the local AA office at or call (434) 293-6565.

American Red Cross seeks blood donations, especially of Type O blood. Blood drives are held from 11:45 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday and 7:15 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. Friday at the Charlottesville Blood Donation Center at 606 Albemarle Square. (434) 979-7143.

City of Charlottesville accepts applications through Dec. 6 from individuals interested in serving on the Police Civilian Review Board. Details and applications at (434) 970-3129.

Golden Apple Award nominations are accepted through Jan. 27 to recognize outstanding teachers from pre-kindergarten through grade 12 in public and private schools in Albemarle County and Charlottesville. The awards are sponsored by Better Living Building Supply and Cabinetry. Details and nomination forms are at instruction/Pages/golden-apple-award.aspx. (434) 296-5820, Ext. 13519.

Gov. Ralph Northam’s office accepts nominations through Dec. 6 for the Governor’s Volunteerism and Community Service Awards. The annual program recognizes outstanding contributions of Virginia citizens to the life and welfare of the commonwealth and its people. Details and forms are at virginia governors-volunteerism- awards. (804) 726-7065.

Medicare Consulting with a licensed insurance agent is offered for free by appointment beginning at 10 a.m. each Tuesday through December at The Center at 491 Hillsdale Drive. Call for an appointment at (434) 960-5833.

Narconon offers help to individuals and their families in overcoming addiction. Details: and (800) 431-1754.

Smart Cville seeks applications through Dec. 20 for its inaugural Civic Innovation Fellowship to be awarded to Central Virginia residents seeking to improve the local community through innovative, community-led projects. Details and applications are at (434) 414-1085.

Thomas Jefferson Health District Charlottesville/Albemarle Health Department offers free testing for sexually transmitted infections from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month. 1138 Rose Hill Drive. (434) 972-6269.

The Women’s Initiative offers free walk-in clinics providing one-on-one sessions with a counselor free of charge to women needing immediate short-term assistance, including tools for self-care, emotional support, assessment of needs and goals, referral services and resource connection. Clinics are offered from 10 a.m. to noon each Monday at the Westhaven Clinic; 9 a.m. to noon Tuesdays at Jefferson City School Center; and 2 to 5 p.m. Wednesdays, 5 to 7 p.m. Thursdays and 10 a.m. to noon Fridays at the Women’s Initiative office. In case of a mental health emergency, reach crisis services 24/7 by calling Region Ten Emergency Services at (434) 972-1800 or calling 911. or (434) 872-0047.

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