Alexandria and Arlington volunteer opportunities

July 18, 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 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 and 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays at the center, 2708 S. Nelson St., Arlington. 703-845-8486, 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.

Rebuilding Together Arlington/Fairfax/Falls Church seeks skilled and semi-skilled handymen and women to work on homes owned by low-income seniors and disabled people in Arlington. 703-528-1999 or info@rebuildingtogether-aff.org.

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:

Alexandria Harmonizers seeks new members for the a cappella men’s chorus. Audition will be 6-9 p.m. Wednesday. www.harmonizers.org/page/joinus or harmonizersauditions@gmail.com.

ALIVE! needs a Saturday food delivery volunteer on July 28. 703-683-4634.

Computer Core seeks a keyboarding instructor. Orientation is 9-10 a.m. July 21. To apply, visit www.computercore.org. For information, call 703-931-7346 or e-mail holly@computercore.org.

Friendship Firehouse Festival needs activity volunteers and balloon wranglers on Aug. 9. www.friendshipfire.net/firehousefestival.html or jshumard@verizon.net.

Rebuilding Together Alexandria seeks “Walkabout Day” volunteers on Sept. 15. www.rebuildingtogetheralex.org, lc@rebuildingtogetheralex.org or 703-836-1021.

Space Of Her Own (SOHO) seeks mentors. Orientation is from 5:30-8 p.m. Saturday and July 28. To register, visit soho-orientation.eventbrite.com or soho@spaceofherown.org.

Volunteer Arlington: Call the numbers listed below or contact Volunteer Arlington at 703-228-1760 or www.arlingtonva.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 a volunteer for the library service desk at Columbia Pike Branch and a children’s story time facilitator at Shirlington Library. 703-228-7688.

Edu-Futuro (Educacion Para Nuestro Futuro) needs Spanish teacher assistants for the Spanish Academy from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 13-24. 703-228-2560.

Enterprise Development Group (EDG) needs a sewing instructor. Community Resource Fair assistants are also needed from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 25 at Arlington Central Library. 703-685-0510.

Offender Aid and Restoration needs an assistant volunteer coordinator. Must commit to work 20 hours a week for 6 months. 703-228-7030.

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

— Compiled by Ria Manglapus

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