Alexandria and Arlington volunteer opportunities

December 22, 2011

AARP tax-aide program is recruiting volunteers for next year’s tax season. A five-day training session is scheduled January in Alexandria, Annandale and Centreville. www.aarp.org/taxaide.

American Red Cross Blood Services needs greeters and refreshment volunteers. Training provided. 800-272-0094, Ext. 1 or karlofft@usa.redcross.org.

Arlington Food Assistance Center’s food drive program. 703-845-8486. Drop-off locations in Arlington are:

38 a.m.-4:30 p.m. weekdays, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays, AFAC, 2708 S. Nelson St.

3Arlington Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. For hours, visit www.centrallibraryarlingtonva.blogspot.com.

3Ballston Animal Hospital, 5232 Wilson Blvd. For hours, visit www.ballstonanimalhospital.com.

310 a.m.-8 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sundays, Kinder Haus Toys, 1220 N. Fillmore St.

Arlington Little League seeks coaches for players age 9 and older. Must commit from March to July, and experience preferred. Apply by Jan. 7. 571-494-1560 or allstars@arlingtonlittleleague.org.

Arlington Meals on Wheels needs volunteers to deliver to the homebound from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. weekdays. 703-522-0811 or mowvolunteers@yahoo.com.

CrisisLink needs volunteers to call elderly and homebound clients; a four-hour training is provided. Volunteers are also needed to answer the crisis hot line; a 60-hour training is provided, and session starts next month. 703-516-6778 or volunteer@crisislink.org.

Food Drive for Carpenter’s Shelter, drop off nonperishable foods in collection box at the Torpedo Factory’s main hall, through Dec. 31. www.carpentersshelter.org.

Toy Drive for Children’s National Medical Center, drop off donations at Coldwell Banker, 310 King St., through Jan. 6. 703-836-8259 or ltwal@aol.com.

Virginia Hospital Center needs volunteers to assist patients and visitors and to help in the nonprofit gift shops. 703-558-6401.

Volunteer Alexandria: Call the numbers listed below or contact Volunteer Alexandria at 703-836-2176, mail@volunteeralexandria.org or www.volunteeralexandria.org for information on the following opportunities:

Alexandria Friends School needs an office manager and a publicist. 703-461-7222, will@afriends.org or www.afriends.org.

Child and Family Network Centers needs a volunteer for a social media plan to raise funds. 703-836-0214, Ext. 238, aberke@cfnc-online.org or www.cfnc-online.org.

Computer Core needs January term teachers, career coaches and Saturday tutors. 703-931-7346, holly@computercore.org or www.computercore.org.

ESL and Immigrant Ministries needs ESL teachers. Must commit to one two-hour class a week for 10 to 12 weeks. Training provided. 703-841-0292 or eslim02@gmail.com.

First Night Alexandria seeks event volunteers for the New Year’s eve event. Must be 16. Shifts are 6 to 9 p.m. or 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. Dec 31. www.firstnightalexandria.org/be-volunteer or www.firstnightalexandria.org.

George Washington Middle School needs a tutor, djaygold@comcast.net. ESL teachers are needed for the Hispanic Orientation and Education Program, training provided; volunteers are also needed to teach English and citizenship classes. 703-746-5712 or ricardo.drumond@alexandriava.gov.

Jerome “Buddie” Ford Nature Center needs nature program assistants. Must be 21. 703-746-5522.

Literacy Council of Northern Virginia needs an ESOL tutor or basic literacy tutor. Training provided. 703-237-0866, volunteers@lcnv.org or www.lcnv.org/volunteers/volmatch.cfm.

Wright to Read organization needs a reading tutor and office or meal volunteers. 703-299-9855, hoyer@wrighttoread.org or www.wrighttoread.org.

YoKid needs a development intern. 703-475-0046, michelle@yokid.org or http://www.volunteermatch.org/search/opp978746.jsp.

Volunteer Arlington: Call the numbers listed below or contact Volunteer Arlington at 703-228-1760 or arlingtonva.us/volunteer for information about the following opportunities:

AHC needs tutors for children in an after-school program. 703-486-0626.

Arlington/Alexandria 4-H needs volunteers for the Fort Myer Youth Services after-school care program. Training provided. Must pass a background check. 703-517-5454.

Arlington County Medical Reserve Corps will hold a volunteer orientation, 7 to 9 p.m. Jan. 12. 703-228-4986.

Arlington Public Library needs volunteers to move books and audio-visual items between the central library and other branches. 703-228-7688.

Borromeo Housing needs chefs for weekly family-style dinners for residents. 703-841-0139.

Edu-Futuro (Educación Para Nuestro Futuro) needs an assistant for a Spanish teacher and college-student mentors for high school students. 703-228-2560.

Liberty’s Promise seeks volunteers to mentor youth (ages 15-21) to learn about professional careers. 703-549-9950.

Opera Guild of Northern Virginia needs a musical instrument coordinator, a writer and a domestic diplomat volunteer. 703-536-7557.

The Reading Connection seeks gift wrappers at book and toy stores. Donations benefit the literacy program. 202-277-3848.

Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals seeks foster homes for cats. 703-799-7390 or www.spcanova.org/forms/catfosterapp.php.

Volunteers of America Chesapeake needs volunteers at the Residential Program Center. 703-228-0017.

— Compiled by Ria Manglapus

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