Alexandria and Arlington volunteer opportunities

July 11, 2012

Arlington County Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources needs volunteers to remove invasive plants. For ages 9 and older; under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Bring a reusable water bottle. 703-228-1862.

→Barcroft Park, 9:30 a.m.-noon, third Saturdays.

→Benjamin Banneker Park, 10 a.m.-noon, fourth Saturdays.

→Haley Park, 9-11 a.m., first Saturdays.

→Gulf Branch Nature Center, 2-5 p.m., second Sundays.

→Lacey Woods, 10 a.m.-noon, second Saturdays.

→Long Branch Nature Center, 2-5 p.m., third Sundays.

→Tuckahoe Park, 10 a.m.-noon, third Saturdays.

Arlington Food Assistance Center Community Service Project invites congregations to collect fresh produce starting this month through September. For information, call 703-524-4100, visit http://arlingtoncob.org or e-mail laura.serviceproject@gmail.com.

Arlington Food Assistance Center Plot Against Hunger Program seeks local gardeners and farmers to donate their fruit and vegetable crops to the center’s pantry. Harvest donations can be dropped off from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. weekdays; 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays at the center, 2708 S. Nelson St., Arlington. 703-845-8486, http://
plotagainsthunger.afac.org/
or puwen.lee@afac.org.

Arlington Street People’s Assistance Network seeks volunteers to play soccer with the Street Soccer Arlington team, 5:15 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays. Must be at least 16. 703-842-0168, smorse@a-span.org or www.a-span.org.

ASSE International seeks host families for foreign students ages 15 to 18. 540-830-0182 or 800-677-2773.

Volunteer Emergency Support Team will hold an orientation from 9-11 a.m. Saturday at the Basement Conference Rooms, 2100 Washington Blvd., Arlington. To register, visit https://volunteer.truist.com or 703-732-1667.

Virginia Hospital Center needs volunteers to assist patients and visitors and 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:

ALIVE! needs a volunteer coordinator and social media assistant. 703-837-9320.

American Art Therapy Association needs administrative assistance. 703-548-5860 or administration@arttherapy.org.

Computer Core seeks computer teachers and classroom assistants. Orientation is from 9-10 a.m. July 21. To apply, visit www.computercore.org. For information, call 703-931-7346 or e-mail holly@computercore.org.

Lee-Fendall House Museum needs tour guides, gardeners, school program leaders, museum shop staff and administrative assistance. Must work six hours a month; flexible schedule. Training provided. 703-548-1789 or eadams@leefendallhouse.org.

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

Arlington Philharmonic Association seeks volunteers for general activities and a grant-proposal writer. 540-460-0964.

Arlington Public Library needs an English conversation group leader at the central library. 703-228-7688.

Ethiopian Community Development Council needs a donation coordinator and an employment mentor. 301-562-8633.

NatureServe needs a volunteer for the ConservationWalks program. 703-908-1841.

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital seeks committee members for the St. Jude Give thanks. Walk. 703-351-5171.

Volunteer Arlington is hosting a tutoring and mentoring fair from 6-8 p.m. Monday at the Arlington Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St., Arlington. Meet representatives from organizations about volunteer opportunities. To register, visit https://volunteer.truist.com.

— Compiled by Ria Manglapus

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