Alexandria and Arlington volunteer opportunities

April 17, 2013

Arlington County Volunteer Appreciation Celebration for volunteers and their guests will be from 3-5 p.m. Sunday at National Rural Electric Cooperative Conference Center, 4301 Wilson Blvd. To register, visit www.eventbrite.com/event/5604176242#.

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 has opportunities at the Green Living Expo on Sunday. www.arlingtonenvironment.org.

Invasive plant removal project seeks volunteers to join Arlingtonians for a Clean Environment from 2-5 p.m. Sunday at Long Branch Nature Center. To register, visit https://registration.arlingtonva.us. 703-228-4747.

Rebuilding Together Alexandria needs teams to repair homes or donate materials, 7:30 p.m. April 27, First Baptist Church, 2932 King St. www.rebuildingtogetheralex.org. 703-836-1021.

Travelers Aid seeks volunteers to staff airport information desks and provide travel and travel and tourism information. Must commit to six months. Training, parking provided. travelersaiddca@mwaa.com. 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 tour volunteers. rcardone@visitalexva.com. 703-746-3313.

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

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

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society needs event planners for the “Light the Night” walk. Emily.Seeger@lls.org. 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. 703-237-0866, Ext. 111.

Meals on Wheels Association of America needs an office assistant. chris@mowaa.org. 703-548-5558.

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

T.C. Williams High School needs volunteers for the all-night graduation party June 15. To register, visit www.signupgenius.com or e-mail tcwangp@gmail.com.

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

Volunteer Alexandria needs community-service-day site coordinators, volunteer teams and individuals, and photographers 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:

AHC seeks tutors for a teen program. 703-486-0626, Ext. 154.

Arlington County Department of Human Services seeks assistants for the Teen Summer Expo from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. 703-228-1760.

Arlington Public Library system needs a film presenter and audiovisual support at the Columbia Pike branch library and circulation support at the central library. 703-228-7688.

Asante Mariamu, which brings awareness about threats to people with albinism in East Africa, seeks volunteers at the Barcroft Community House from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. May 18. Must be 16 with an adult. Donations of children’s long-sleeve shirts, sunglasses and bucket hats and chapstick are needed. 607-329-8565.

Civitan Club of Arlington needs volunteers to hand out flyers to prospective vendors. 703-473-7245.

Bowen McCauley Dance needs event assistants for the Move Me Festival from 2-5 p.m. April 27. 703-910-5175.

Experience Works needs a newsletter assistant. 703-682-2528.

Opera NOVA needs a volunteer to manage fundraisers, a publicist and a school coordinator for children’s opera. operanovavolunteers@gmail.com or 703-536-7557.

Northern Virginia Family Service needs classroom assistants for the Head Start program. 571-748-2536.

— Compiled by Ria Manglapus

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