Alexandria and Arlington volunteer opportunities

August 1, 2012

Arlington Commission on Long-Term Care Residences seeks new members. For an application, visit www.arlingtonva.us, 703-228-1700 or e-mail arlaaa@arlingtonva.us.

Arlington County Department of Parks and Recreation 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 Regional Master Naturalist is offering volunteer training classes from 7-10 p.m. Sept 6-Dec. 13 at Long Branch Nature Center. To apply, visit www.armn.org or 703-525-3614.

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.

Four Mile Run farmers and artisans market seeks performing artists on Sundays, through October. www.4mrmarket.org.

George Mason University’s College of Health and Human Services seeks participants for a sleep study, 2 p.m. Monday at Aurora Hills Senior Center. To register, call 703-228-5722.

Rebuilding Together needs handymen and women to work on homes owned by low-income seniors and disabled people in Alexandria. 703-528-1999 or info@rebuildingtogether-aff.org.

Travelers Aid seeks volunteers to staff airport information desks and provide travel and tourist information. Must commit to one year and one three- or 4 1 / 2-hour shift per week. Training and parking provided. 703-417-3975 or travelersaiddca@mwaa.com.

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 Domestic Violence Program needs children’s program volunteers. Must complete 40 hours of training. Shelter supervisors are also needed. 703-746-4911 or jen.clayton@alexandriava.gov.

Alexandria Meals on Wheels needs volunteers to deliver meals to senior citizens, 10 a.m.-noon. 703-836-4414, Ext. 12 or mealsonwheels@seniorservicesalex.org.

The Child & Family Network Centers seeks front desk and preschool classroom volunteers. 703-836-0214.

Campagna Center’s New Neighbors Education Center needs a teacher, tutor and child-care volunteers. 703- 224-2361, soneill@campagnacenter.org or www.campagnacenter.org.

Empowered Women International (EWI) needs a business consultation volunteer. 571-312-4781, CFripp@aol.com or www.ewint.org.

Foster Care Alumni of America seeks a Board of Directors treasurer. achandler@fostercarealumni.org or www.fostercarealumni.org.

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

SCAN is offering a fundraising/development internship with a stipend. To apply, e-mail kprice@scanva.org or www.scanva.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-Alexandria Coalition for the Homeless seeks school supplies, backpacks and clothing for children entering the next school year. To be matched with a child, e-mail lbarth@aachhomeless before Friday. Donations are due Aug. 22. 703-525-7177, Ext. 23.

Arlington County Department of Parks & Recreation seeks volunteers for the Halloween Party from noon to 5 p.m. Oct. 27. 703-228-4730.

Arlington County Department of Parks & Recreation seeks volunteers to help children with disabilities learn how to swim. 703-228-4731.

Arlington County Department of Parks & Recreation seeks community members to join the Wisdom Works Team. 703-228-4730.

Arlington Public Library needs newspaper support at Shirlington Branch; library service desk at Columbia Pike Branch; and volunteers to match books with their library branches. 703-228-7688.

Arlington Soccer Association seeks coaches and assistant coaches. 703-527-0157.

Arlington Youth Fencing seeks an assistant for the fencing program. 703-528-5618.

Department of Human Services Community Outreach Program needs a citizenship class teacher from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Thomas Jefferson Middle School. 703-228-1397.

Experience Works seeks a historian, a social media volunteer and a public policy and outreach volunteer. 703-682-2528.

Offender Aid And Restoration needs a Mac computer specialist. 703-228-7030.

Salvation Army - Arlington Corps seeks schedulers and registration assistants for the Angel Tree Program. 703-979-3380.

— Compiled by Ria Manglapus

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