Alexandria and Arlington volunteer opportunities

March 27, 2013

Arlingtonians for a Clean Environment seeks volunteers for Potomac Watershed Cleanup from 9 a.m.-noon April 6. Meet at Chain Bridge and N. Glebe roads. Register at www.arlingtonenvironment.org. To help out at other sites, visit www.fergusonfoundation.org.

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

Travelers Aid seeks volunteers to staff airport information desks and provide travel and tourist information. Must commit to six months. Training and parking provided. travelersaiddca@mwaa.com or 703-417-3975.

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 Childhood Obesity Action Network needs volunteers to work with children ages 5 to 9 in a vegetable garden on Tuesdays through Oct. 15. reida64@aol.com.

ALIVE needs food distribution volunteers from 8:30 a.m.-noon Saturday. volunteers@alive-inc.org or 703-683-4634.

Independence Day Parade needs volunteers to carry large helium balloons, flags and stars during the parade in Washington. Must be 14. awalp6@aol.com or 610-431-1121.

Islamic Relief USA — Walk for Water needs volunteers on May 4. To register, visit Islamic Relief USA’s Walk for Water page on Facebook. www.irusa.org, zjmohammed@irusa.org or 703-370-7202.

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society needs event planners for the “Light The Night” walk. www.lightthenight.org. Emily.Seeger@lls.org or 703-399-2924.

Literacy Council of Northern Virginia needs tutors for English-speaking adults seeking to improve their reading and writing skills. Training provided. To apply, visit www.lcnv.org or 703-237-0866 Ext. 111.

Miracle League of Alexandria needs baseball buddies. mac.slover@alexandriava.gov or 703-746-5402; or rivers15@comcast.net or 703-683-6526.

Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) Croquet Tournament needs volunteers from 11:45 a.m.-5:30 p.m. May 18. www.scanva.org, kprice@scanva.org or 703-820-9001.

SCAN needs volunteers for a parenting class. Training provided. To apply, visit www.scanva.org or spoyta@scanva.org.

Space Of Her Own (SOHO) will hold mentor orientation sessions from 5:30-7:30 p.m. April 8, 9 and 23. To register, visit http://soho2013.eventbrite.com or e-mail SOHO@spaceofherown.org.

T.C. Williams International Network needs tutors to help students during classes (8:35 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.) Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Must be 21. A background check is required. lisa.haskins@acps.k12.va.us.

Virginia Cooperative Extension is offering a Master Financial Education Volunteer Training session from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. April 20 and 27. Apply by Monday www.offices.ext.vt.edu, wpeichel@vt.edu or 703-228-6421.

Virginia Insurance Counseling and Assistance Program seeks Medicare counselors. Training provided. Cdvorin@arlingtonva.us or 703-228-1700.

Volunteer Alexandria needs community-service-day site coordinators, event volunteers and photographers for the Spring for Alexandria event, on May 3. To register, visit www.volunteeralexandria.org or mail@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:

Artisphere offers volunteer opportunities. 703-875-1100.

Capital Caring needs event planners and organizers. 703-908-5904. A receptionist is also needed. 703-351-2811.

Edu-Futuro needs a teacher or teacher assistant for the ESL program at Hoffman-Boston Elementary School. 703-228-2560.

Greenbrier Learning Center needs buddy volunteers for children ages 2 to 12 while parents attend workshops. An after-school assistant is also needed. 703-379-6488, Ext. 104.

— Compiled by Ria Manglapus

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