Alexandria and Arlington volunteer opportunities

January 2, 2013

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.

→Gulf Branch Nature Center, 2-4:30 p.m., Jan. 13 and Feb. 10.

→Long Branch Nature Center, 2-5 p.m., Jan. 20 and Feb. 17.

Martin Luther King Day neighborhood and stream cleanup, join members of Arlingtonians for a Clean Environment from 10 a.m.- noon Jan. 19 at Barcroft Park. To register, visit http://arlingtonenvironment.eventbrite.com/# .

Fenwick Foundation seeks volunteers to help plan and schedule program-related events and activities in the metropolitan area. info@thefenwickfoundation.org or 703-740-0777.

Northern Virginia Opera Guild Miriam Miller discusses volunteer opportunities for seniors. 1 p.m. Thursday, Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 16th St., Arlington. 703-228-6300.

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

Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum will hold a docent training from 9 a.m.-noon Jan 12. apothecary.museum@alexandriava.gov or 703-746-3852.

Torpedo Factory Art Center is holding a mitten and glove drive to benefit Alexandria’s Child and Family Network Centers from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily, through Jan. 20, Site 2 & 3 Galleries, 105 N. Union St. Alexandria. 703-838-4565, Ext. 2.

TreeStewards of Arlington and Alexandria offers volunteer training from nex month through April. http://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 volunteers and teams to deliver meals to senior citizens and disabled persons. Must commit to two hours a month. 703-836-4414, Ext. 12.

Alexandria Tutoring Consortium needs tutors for students in kindergarten and first grade. atc@opmh.org or 703-549-6670, Ext. 119.

Child & Family Network Centers needs classroom volunteers from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. weekdays. aberke@cfnc-online.org or 703-836-0214, Ext. 238.

Friends of Guest House needs mentors for the Total Woman Program. 703-549-8072 or Audrey@friendsofguesthouse.org.

Ten Thousand Villages will hold an open house from 7:30-9 p.m. Jan. 16. The board of directors seeks volunteers with experience in fundraising, retail development, social media and local marketing. amy.widsten@gmail.com.

Virginia Cooperative Extension seeks Master Food volunteers. Must commit to 30 hours of volunteer service within a year of training, which includes basic nutrition, meal planning and cooking techniques. jabel@vt.edu, www.offices.ext.vt.edu or 730-228-6417.

Volunteer Alexandria needs a receptionist. mbrunken@volunteeralexandria.org.

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 Civic Associations are seeking sidewalk snow-clearing volunteers. Register at http://volunteer.truist.com or contact a civic association by visiting www.arlingtonva.us.

Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing needs a computer teacher for adults with low-income. syao@apah.org or 703-851-3621.

Arlington Public Library system needs volunteers to track and move books from other libraries at the central branch and circulation support at Columbia Pike branch. 703-228-7688.

Arlington Transit seeks individuals, groups and businesses to adopt an ART bus stop. Adopters will regularly maintain the stop by removing trash and snow for a year. 703-228-0638.

Edu-Futuro needs a Spanish teacher assistant. 703-228-2560.

Jane Franklin Dance seeks teenagers to be part of a production on Jan. 27, Feb. 2, and April 13. 703-933-1111.

— Compiled by Ria Manglapus

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