Alexandria and Arlington volunteer opportunities

April 24, 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.

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

Travelers Aid seeks volunteers to staff airport information desks and provide travel and tourism information. Must commit to six months. Training, 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 Juvenile Court needs a receptionist. Vyvyonne.dilbert@alexandriava.gov or 703-746-4499 .

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

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

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

Friends of Guest House needs a receptionist, driver volunteers and GED tutors. audrey@friendsofguesthouse.org or 703-549-8072.

Goodwin House needs music and computer volunteers. Must be 16. aconradt@goodwinhouse.org or 703-578-7671.

Hopkins House needs story readers and classroom project assistants for Preschool Academy. Must be 14. Volunteer@HopkinsHouse.org or 703-480-4081.

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

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

Liberty’s Promise needs volunteers to help with the job skills workshop. ndompke@libertyspromise.org or 703-549-9950.

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 or 703-548-5558.

Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) offers Emergency Volunteer Training. To register, visit www.vamrc.org. 703-746-4978 or mrc@alexandriava.gov.

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

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

Volunteer Alexandria needs site coordinators, volunteer teams and individuals, and photographers on May 3, Spring for Alexandria’s Community Service Day. To register, visit www.volunteeralexandria.org. 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 Public Library system needs an English conversation group leader at the central library and a technology customer service assistant at Westover Branch 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, bucket hats and chapstick are needed. 607-329-8565.

Capital Caring needs assistants for the tuck-in program. 703-351-2811.

Susan G. Komen Global Race for the Cure seeks volunteers on race day, May 11. 703-895-9264.

— Compiled by Ria Manglapus

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