Alexandria and Arlington volunteer opportunities

May 8, 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 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.

Arlington Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive, to benefit Arlington Food Assistance Center, seeks donations of low-sugar cereal, cooking oil in plastic bottles, canned tuna/chicken, whole wheat pasta, low-sugar/syrup canned fruit and other non-perishable food to be picked up at residential mailboxes, 9 a.m. Saturday. Other donation drop off locations year-round are: Arlington Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St.; Ballston Animal Hospital, 5232 Wilson Blvd.; Cherrydale Library, 2190 N. Military Rd.; and Kinder Haus-Toys, 1220 N. Fillmore St. 703-845-8486.

Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington Peace Camp has volunteer opportunities. lizzette.arias@uucapeacecamp.org or 571-882-9285.

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 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 Running Festival needs volunteers on May 24 and race day volunteers on May 26. http://www.mc-coop.org/alexandria_running_festival.aspx or mallorysutherland@gmail.com.

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.

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 offers emergency volunteer training. To register, visit www.vamrc.org. 703-746-4978 or mrc@alexandriava.gov.

National Parent Teacher Association needs a resource development intern. 703-518-1231 or jbrandon@pta.org.

SOHO (Space Of Her Own) will hold volunteer mentor orientation sessions from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday and May 21. To apply, visit http://soho2013.eventbrite.com or SOHO@spaceofherown.org.

T.C. Williams High School needs volunteers for the graduation party on 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. Thursday and Friday. 703-845-8486.

Arlington Public Library system needs a Friends Bookstore assistant and a summer reading assistant at Shirlington Branch Library. Blooming Art assistants are also needed from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at Shirlington Branch Library, May 20; Cherrydale Branch Library, May 22; and Aurora Hills Branch Library, May 23. Must be 18 and pass a background check. 703-228-7688.

Enterprise Development Group needs event assistants for the golf tournament fundraiser on Sept. 13. 703-685-0510, Ext. 273.

Northern Virginia Family Service needs drivers to pick up diaper donations, next Thursday and May 17 and 20. 571-748-2536.

Relay For Life of Arlington seeks volunteers for the Luminaria Ceremony from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. June 15. 970-290-8788.

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

Youth For Understanding USA needs host families for German exchange students. 240-235-2102.

— Compiled by Ria Manglapus

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