Alexandria and Arlington volunteer opportunities
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, Dec. 15.
→Benjamin Banneker Park, 10 a.m.-noon, Saturday 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., Dec. 16.
→Tuckahoe Park, 10 a.m.-noon, Dec. 15.
Red Cross needs volunteers at local blood drives. Responsibilities include donor comfort services, such as providing reading materials and offering refreshments. firstname.lastname@example.org or 800-272-0094, Ext. 1.
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, email@example.com 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. firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-836-4414, Ext. 12.
Alexandria Tutoring Consortium seeks tutors for kindergarten and first-grade students. email@example.com or 703-549-6670, Ext. 119.
Community Lodgings needs tutors for middle and high school students from 4:30-6 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays. Tutors are also needed in the Family Learning Center. To register, visit communitylodgings.org/volunteer or call 703-739-5856.
First Night Alexandria seeks event volunteers for Dec. 31. Training will be Dec. 29. To register, visit https://sites. google.com/site/fnavolunteers/resources or call 703-746-3299.
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. firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-746-5663.
Volunteer Alexandria needs volunteers for social media and special events. email@example.com or 703-836-2176.
Volunteer Arlington: Call the numbers listed below, or contact Volunteer Arlington by calling 703-228-1760 or visiting www.arlingtonva.us/volunteer for information about the following opportunities:
Arlington County Department of Human Services seeks instructors for Project Family’s early childhood education and parenting classes. 703-228-1760.
Arlington County Department of Human Services seeks volunteers for the Foster Care Holiday Celebration from 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Dec. 15. Must be 21 and complete a volunteer application. 703-228-1760.
Arlington Food Assistance Center seeks volunteers to host a holiday food drive. Food collections boxes and posters provided. 703-845-8486.
Arlington Public Library system needs volunteers to track books from other libraries at the central branch. 703-228-7688.
Holiday Project of the National Capital Area needs volunteers to visit residents of nursing homes on Thanksgiving Day from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 703-370-0370.
Nauck Community Services Center is holding an annual coat drive. Donations of coats in good condition and new hats, gloves and scarves may be dropped from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays at 2229 S. Shirlington Rd., Arlington. 703-229-5650.
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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