Alexandria and Arlington volunteer opportunities

May 1, 2013

AFS Intercultural Programs seeks host families for international high school exchange students for the 2013-14 school year. To apply, visit www.afsusa.org. jschmalzle@afs.org or 800-876-2376, Ext. 3310.

Air Force Association Cycling Classic seeks volunteers for the race, on June 7-9. To apply, visit www.cyclingclassic.org.

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

Culpepper Garden Senior Center seeks fishing coaches for beginner and intermediate levels. 703-228-4403.

Stop Child Abuse Now of Northern Virginia seeks facilitators for parenting classes. Training provided and background checks required. spoyta@scanva.org or 703-820-9001.

Travelers Aid seeks volunteers to staff airport information desks and provide 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 Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee needs counters for the bike/pedestrian counting project from 5-7 p.m. next Thursday to noon-2 p.m. May 11. amos.desjardins@gmail.com or jldurham48@gmail.com.

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. 703-746-4499.

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

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.

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 for job skills workshops. 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 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 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 Food Assistance Center needs volunteers to distribute leaflets in neighborhoods for the Stamp Out Hunger program. Flexible hours from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday to May 10. 703-845-8486.

Arlington Public Library system needs volunteers to track and move books from other libraries at Cherrydale Branch Library. Book sale volunteers are also needed at the central library. To apply, visit http://library.arlingtonva.us. 703-228-7688.

CrisisLink seeks hotline counselors on weekdays and late nights. 703-561-6778.

Enterprise Development Group needs computer assistants for evening classes, twice a week for eight weeks. Event assistants for the golf tournament fundraiser Sept. 13 are also needed. 703-685-0510, Ext. 273.

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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