Alexandria and Arlington volunteer opportunities

July 24, 2013

Alexandria and Arlington volunteer opportunities

AFS-USA seeks host families for high school exchange students for the 2013-14 school year. jschmalzle@afsusa.org or 800-876-2376, Ext. 3310.

American Association for the Advancement of Science needs scientists, engineers and physicians to help K-12 science teachers in Arlington County and Alexandria in the next school year. For information, visit www.seniorscientist.org. donaldrea@aol.com or 703-237-7683.

Gulf Branch Nature Center needs volunteers to remove invasive plants. 2-4:30 p.m. Aug. 11 at the center, 3608 N. Military Rd., Arlington. 703-228-3403.

Long Branch Nature Center seeks volunteers age 9 and older to remove invasive plants. 2-5 p.m. Aug. 18 at the center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Rd., Arlington. 703-228-6535.

NAMI Northern Virginia offers volunteer opportunities. verdugo.naomi@gmail.com.

Travelers Aid seeks volunteers to staff airport information desks and provide tourism information. Must commit to six months. Training, parking provided. travelersaidca@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 Black History Museum seeks a reception volunteer. 703-746-4356.

Alexandria Domestic Violence Program needs shelter and children’s support group volunteers. jen.clayton@alexandriava.gov or 703-746-4911.

Alexandria Sheriff’s Office offers volunteer opportunities. cherye.echane@alexandriava.gov or 703-746-5079.

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

ALIVE needs food distribution volunteers, 8:30 a.m.-noon Saturday. volunteers@Alive-Inc.org.

Center for Alexandria’s Children needs play group facilitators. www.alexandriava.gov/volunteer. SBritton@centerforalexandriaschildrenemail.org or 703-746-6018.

Computer Core seeks career development coaches. holly@computercore.org or 703-931-7346, Ext. 104.

Empowered Women International (EWI) needs entrepreneur mentors and financial advisers. http://ewint.org/contribute/volunteer. virlen@ewint.org or 571-312-4781.

Friendship Firehouse Festival needs activity volunteers and balloon wranglers on Aug. 3. www.friendshipfire.net/ or joeshumard@gmail.com.

Gadsby’s Tavern Museum needs tour guides. 703-746-4242.

Lee-Fendall House Museum offers volunteer opportunities. eadams@leefendallhouse.org or 703-548-1789.

The Lyceum needs visitor services and museum shop volunteers. 703-746-4994.

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

National Organization for Victim Assistance needs advocate certification volunteers. Must be 18. LizHariton@trynova.org or 703-535-6683.

New Hope Housing needs a front desk receptionist, noon-5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday. cbramante@newhopehousing.org.

Senior Services of Alexandria needs volunteers to visit seniors for an hour, once a week. resourcecenter@seniorservices.org or 703-836-4414, Ext. 13.

Senior Services of Alexandria Meals on Wheels seeks delivery volunteers and teams. 703-836-4414, Ext. 12 or mealsonwheels@seniorservicesalex.org.

Sexual Assault Center seeks volunteers for a 24-7 crisis hotline. stephanie.shea@alexandriava.gov or 703-746-3127.

Space of Her Own (SOHO) seeks mentors. www.spaceofherown.org.

Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) needs court-appointed special advocates. info@scanva.org. Planning and fundraising event volunteers are also needed. Meeting is at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. kprice@scanva.org . 703-820-9001.

World Hope International needs office and event volunteers. 888-466-4673 or hopecorps@worldhope.net.

Wright To Read needs tutor/mentor volunteers. Must pass a background check and attend a training session. lreyes.wtr@gmail.com.

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-Alexandria Coalition for the Homeless seeks donations for the Homeless Look Cool for School program. 703-525-7177, Ext. 23. www.aachhomeless.org/news.

Arlingtonians for a Clean Environment seeks volunteers for the Arlington County Fair information booth from Aug. 9-11. 703-228-6406.

Bikes for the World needs volunteers to pack and ship bicycle donations, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Wednesday. 703-740-7856.

Capital Caring seeks musicians to play music for patients at the Acute Care Center (703-908-5904) and patients living at home (703-351-2811).

Edu-Futuro needs Arlington Works! AmeriCorps team members. 703-228-2560.

Medical Reserve Corps will hold a volunteer orientation from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday. 703-228-4986.

RSVP-Northern Virginia, sponsored by Volunteer Fairfax in partnership with Volunteer Arlington and Volunteer Alexandria, offers opportunities to serve your community. Orientation is at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Shirlington Branch Library. eduda@volunteerfairfax.org or 703-246-3460.

TOPSoccer Arlington seeks “buddies” for the soccer program for ages 4-19 who have a mental or physical disability. 703-395-7379.

Virginia Cooperative Extension Service, Arlington is accepting applications for the Arlington Energy Masters program. Assistants for the Kids Marketplace, a financial simulation for elementary school-aged children, are also needed. 703-228-6417.

Volunteer Emergency Support Team (VEST) needs volunteers for the Arlington County Fair Information Booth, 12:30-3:30 p.m. Aug. 10. 703-228-0711.

— Compiled by Ria Manglapus

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