Alexandria and Arlington volunteer opportunities

April 3, 2013

Arlington Food Assistance Center Plot Against Hunger Program seeks volunteers to grow vegetables for the center’s pantry. Seedlings are provided. 703-845-8486.

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

Gadsby’s Tavern Museum seeks junior docents. Apply by Thursday. gadsbys.tavern@alexandriava.gov or 703-746-4242.

Rebuilding Together Alexandria needs volunteers to repair homes or donate materials. www.rebuildingtogetheralex.org or 703-836-1021.

Susan G. Komen Global Race for the Cure needs volunteers for race day on May 11. To register, www.info-komen.org/kgrvolunteer or volunteer@globalraceforthecure.org.

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.

Alexandria Visitors Center at Ramsay House needs volunteers to help visitors. 703-746-3313 or rcardone@visitalexva.com.

Community Lodgings needs budget mentors. To apply, visit www.communitylodgings.org or 703-739-5856.

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 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.

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

Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) needs parenting class volunteers from next Thursday to May 30. Training provided. To apply, visit www.scanva.org or spoyta@scanva.org.

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.

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:

Arlington Historical Museum needs a docent. 978-807-0134.

Arlington Historical Society offers volunteer opportunities. A Web site assistant is also needed. 978-807-0134.

Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing needs computer skills teachers and assistants. A cook for community workshops is also needed. 703-851-3635.

Arlington Public Library system needs computer lab coaches at Columbia Pike Branch Library. 703-228-7688.

Arlington-Alexandria Coalition for the Homeless needs volunteers for the Support for Kids in Transition program. Tutors for homeless adults are also needed. 703-525-7177, Ext. 23.

ArtStream needs back stage volunteers and mentors. 301-565-4567.

Ball-Sellers House needs docents from April through October. 978-807-0134.

Fenwick Foundation needs an executive assistant. 703-740-0777.

Doorways for Women and Families seeks a Spanish/English interpreter. mcolborn@doorwaysva.org or 703-504-9284.

— Compiled by Ria Manglapus

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