Alexandria and Arlington volunteer opportunities
AFS-USA seeks host families for high school exchange students for the 2013-14 school year. firstname.lastname@example.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. email@example.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. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Travelers Aid seeks volunteers to staff airport information desks and provide tourism information. Must commit to six months. Training, parking provided. email@example.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.
Alexandria Black History Museum seeks a reception volunteer. 703-746-4356.
Alexandria Domestic Violence Program needs shelter and children’s support group volunteers. firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-746-4911.
Alexandria Sheriff’s Office offers volunteer opportunities. email@example.com or 703-746-5079.
Alexandria Visitors Center at Ramsay House needs tour volunteers. firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-746-3313.
ALIVE needs food distribution volunteers, 8:30 a.m.-noon Saturday. volunteers@Alive-Inc.org.
Computer Core seeks career development coaches. email@example.com or 703-931-7346, Ext. 104.
Gadsby’s Tavern Museum needs tour guides. 703-746-4242.
Lee-Fendall House Museum offers volunteer opportunities. firstname.lastname@example.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. email@example.com 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. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Senior Services of Alexandria needs volunteers to visit seniors for an hour, once a week. email@example.com or 703-836-4414, Ext. 13.
Senior Services of Alexandria Meals on Wheels seeks delivery volunteers and teams. 703-836-4414, Ext. 12 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sexual Assault Center seeks volunteers for a 24-7 crisis hotline. email@example.com or 703-746-3127.
Space of Her Own (SOHO) seeks mentors. www.spaceofherown.org.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) needs court-appointed special advocates. firstname.lastname@example.org. Planning and fundraising event volunteers are also needed. Meeting is at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. email@example.com . 703-820-9001.
World Hope International needs office and event volunteers. 888-466-4673 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wright To Read needs tutor/mentor volunteers. Must pass a background check and attend a training session. email@example.com.
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. firstname.lastname@example.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.
Mail: Volunteer Opportunities, The Washington Post, Alexandria-Arlington Local Living, 526 King St., Suite 515, Alexandria, Va. 22314.
Details: Announcements are accepted on a space-available basis from public and nonprofit organizations only and must be received at least 14 days before the Thursday publication date. Include event name, dates, times, exact address, prices and a publishable contact phone number.