Alexandria and Arlington volunteer opportunities

October 4, 2012

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, Oct. 15, Nov. 17 and Dec. 15.

→Benjamin Banneker Park, 10 a.m.-noon, Oct. 27, Nov. 24 and Dec. 22.

→Haley Park, 9-11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 3 and Dec. 1.

→Gulf Branch Nature Center, 2-5 p.m., Oct. 14, Nov. 11 and Dec. 9.

→Lacey Woods, 10 a.m.-noon, Oct. 13, Nov. 10 and Dec. 8.

→Long Branch Nature Center, 2-5 p.m., Oct. 21, Nov. 18 and Dec. 16.

→Tuckahoe Park, 10 a.m.-noon, Oct. 15, Nov. 17 and Dec. 15.

Arlington Meals on Wheels needs volunteers for deliveries to the homebound. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. weekdays. 703-300-6885 or mowvolunteers@comcast.net.

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.

Arlingtonians for a Clean Environment needs volunteers for the Native Seed Collection project from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Lubber Run Park. www.growingnative.org or volunteer@arlingtonenvironment.org.

City of Alexandria’s Office of the Arts seeks individuals to serve on the Poet Laureate Selection Panel. Send a letter of interest and vita to the Office of the Arts/Alexandria Commission for the Arts, 1605 Cameron St., Alexandria, Va., 22314 or aca@alexandriava.gov or 703-746-5588.

Growing Native will hold a public seed collection from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Arlington National Cemetery. 301-608-1188, Ext. 205 or e-mail wadhams@potomac.org. www.growingnative.org

Red Cross needs volunteers at local blood drives. Responsibilities include donor comfort services, such as providing reading materials and offering refreshments. 800-272-0094, Ext. 1. karlofft@usa.redcross.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 Division of Aging and Adult Services seeks a legal guardian for a senior or disabled adult. Background checks and finger prints are required. Training is provided. suzanne.kratzok@alexandriava.gov or 703-746-5663.

Art on the Avenue needs volunteers for the arts festival from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday and 6:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Saturday. To apply, visit http://artontheavenue.org/?page_id=30 or lindsey.swanson@gmail.com.

Holiday Sharing Program needs volunteers to register families from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 13, 20 and 27 or noon-4 p.m. Oct. 14 and 21. Spanish speakers are encouraged. To apply, visit www.alexandriava.gov/holidaysharing, holidaysharing@alexandriava.gov or 703-746-5663.

Hispanic Orientation and Education Program seeks survival English tutors and citizenship teachers to Hispanic adults. Classes are 7-9 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. Training and orientation provided. ricardo.drumond@alexandriava.gov or 703-746-5712.

Literacy Council of Northern Virginia needs basic literacy tutors. To apply, visit www.lcnv.org/volunteer, volunteers@lcnv.org or 703-237-0866, Ext. 111.

The Reading Connection needs teams of volunteers to read to kids from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Must be at least 18, and those 55 and older are welcome. To register, visit www.thereadingconnection.org/volunteer.

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:

AHC needs tutors for at-risk teens. 703-486-0626, Ext. 140.

American Heart Association needs a social media and marketing assistant. 703-248-1784.

Arlington County Department of Parks & Recreation needs volunteers to help teens with their homework from 3:30-5:30 p.m. weekdays. 703-228-4730.

Arlington County Department of Parks & Recreation needs volunteers to help Park Rangers patrol the Four Mile Run and W&OD trails. 703-525-0168.

Arlington Public Library needs circulation support at Columbia Pike Branch Library and Westover Branch Library. 703-228-7688.

Arlington Soccer Association needs a coaches for recreation teams ages 6-7 and 8-14. 703-481-
8447.

Arlington-Alexandria Coalition for the Homeless needs a Web development specialist. 703-525-7177, Ext. 23.

Bu-GATA Buckingham Youth Brigade needs a youth fundraiser adviser and tutors to help high school students with homework. 571-483-0345.

Columbia Grove, Arlington Partnership For Affordable Housing needs helpers for the Halloween Health Fair from 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Oct. 27. 703-851-3635.

Virginia Cooperative Extension Service seeks master financial education volunteers. 703-228-6417.

— Compiled by Ria Manglapus

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