Alexandria and Arlington volunteer opportunities

November 15, 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, Saturday and Dec. 15.

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

→Haley Park, 9-11 a.m., Dec. 1.

→Gulf Branch Nature Center, 2-5 p.m., Dec. 9.

→Lacey Woods, 10 a.m.-noon, Dec. 8.

→Long Branch Nature Center, 2-5 p.m., Sunday and Dec. 16.

→Tuckahoe Park, 10 a.m.-noon, Saturday and Dec. 15.

Alexandria Mentoring Partnership needs volunteers to work with children. www.alexandriava.gov or 703-746-4475.

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. smorse@a-span.org, www.a-span.org or 703-842-0168.

Red Cross needs volunteers at local blood drives. Responsibilities include donor comfort services, such as providing reading materials and offering refreshments. karlofft@usa.redcross.org or 800-272-0094, Ext. 1.

Salvation Army NCA seeks sponsors for the Angel Tree Children Wish List Adoption program. Register by this Thursday at www.salvationarmy.org or Liz_O’Dell@uss.salvationarmy.org.

TreeStewards of Arlington and Alexandria offers volunteer training from February through April. www.treestewards.org or 703-527-2349.

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 Meals on Wheels needs delivery and team volunteers to deliver meals to homebound seniors and disabled persons. Must commit to two hours once a month. mealsonwheels@seniorservicesalex.org or 703-836-4414, Ext. 12.

Alexandria Seaport Foundation seeks consultants, tutors, and office and computer support. 703-549-7078 or ASFOffice@alexandriaseaport.org.

ALIVE! House needs a facility manager. 703-684-1430 or alivehousedir@alive-inc.org.

Del Ray Business Association seeks volunteers for the Annual Turkey Trot next Thursday. visitdelray.com/event/turkey-trot or service@truly-life.com.

Empowered Women International needs career mentors. Must commit to two to four hours a week. 571-312-4781, mary@ewint.org or ewint.org/contribute/volunteer.

Holiday Sharing Program seeks volunteers to get “wish lists” for children, seniors or disabled citizens. Volunteers are also needed for the family gift distribution on Dec. 10-12. holidaysharing@alexandriava.gov or 703-746-5663.

Torpedo Factory Art Center needs art leaders and tour guides. Training provided. Must work one day a week. 703-838-4565.

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 Education and Employment Program needs an ESL teacher for adults, a literacy tutor and a teaching assistant (703-228-7231); and transportation planning assistants (703-228-8014).

Arlington Police Department’s Auxiliary Police Force needs volunteers to support full-time officers by patrolling roads, parks and trails, and for crowd control at special events. 703-228-4057.

Arlington Public Library needs volunteers to track books from other libraries; eBook/eReader guides; and computer lab coaches at the central library. 703-228-7688.

Capital Caring needs hospitality committee members, a bedside musician, an arts and crafts activity leader and portrait photographers. Volunteers are also needed at the Halquist Memorial Inpatient Center hospice. 703-351-2811.

Literacy Council of Northern Virginia seeks volunteers to wrap holiday gifts at Barnes & Noble bookstores from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Nov. 23-25. At least one three- to four-hour shift, for age 10 and older; under 18 must be accompanied by a parent. lcnvgiftwrap@gmail.com.

Wheels To Africa seeks bike-collection assistants from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 8 at Yorktown High School, Washington-Lee High School and Swanson Middle School. 703-919-0570.

— Compiled by Ria Manglapus

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Mail: Volunteer Opportunities, The Washington Post, Alexandria-Arlington Local Living, 526 King St., Suite 515, Alexandria, Va. 22314.

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