Alexandria and Arlington volunteer opportunities

August 29, 2013

Columbia Pike Branch Library needs volunteers for the library service desk, to show films and/or repair DVDs and CDs. volunteercoordinator@arlingtonva.us or 703-228-7688.

Senior Services of Alexandria seeks volunteers to visit elderly people. Training provided. friendvisitor@seniorservicesalex.org or 703-836-4414, Ext. 20.

Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) volunteers are needed for a children’s program (ages 0-12 years) while parents participate in a parenting class, Sept. 12-Nov. 14. Must pass a background check. 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 below or contact Volunteer Alexandria at 703-836-2176, mail@volunteeralexandria.org or www.volunteeralexandria.org for information on the following opportunities:

Alexandria Department of Community and Human Services seeks volunteers to help with Holiday Sharing Registration from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 12, 19 and 26; noon to 4 p.m. Oct. 13 and 20. Training provided. Must be 17. Bilingual Spanish-speakers encouraged. holidaysharing@alexandriava.gov or 703-746-5663.

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.

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

Community Lodgings needs property maintenance assistants, summer camp interns and budget mentors for homeless families. 703-739-5856.

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. ewint.org/contribute/volunteer.virlen@ewint.org or 571-312-4781.

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

K.I. Services seeks a receptionist. ywilliams@kiservices.org or 703-823-4401.

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

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

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

Ten Thousand Villages offers volunteer opportunities. Orientation is from 6-7 p.m. Sept. 22. Fair-trade rug event volunteers are also needed. 301-520-5886.

Wright To Read needs literacy tutors/mentors for elementary students. Must attend orientation and training sessions and pass a criminal background screening. www.wrighttoread.org or lreyes.wtr@gmail.com.

Volunteer Arlington: Call the numbers listed below, or contact Volunteer Arlington by calling 703-228-1760 or visit www.arlingtonva.us/volunteer for information about the following opportunities:

American Heart Association has volunteer opportunities for the 2013 Greater Washington Heart Walk on Nov. 9. Must be 16. To register: www.greaterwashingtonheartwalk.org, joellen.brassfield@heart.org or 703-248-1784.

Arlington Public Library system seeks circulation support at Westover Library. 703-228-7688.

Opera NOVA seeks a schools coordinator for children’s opera, a publicist, a historian/archivist, grant writers, fundraiser, a financial and budget records assistant, and an administrative assistant. operanovavolunteers@gmail.com.

Rock Recovery’s Community Empowerment Team needs volunteers for the Grub for Good Fun Run event Nov. 23 To apply, visit https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dHRQREgtTF9LNnpSSE5peGdCUVBpd0E6MQ and submit a résumé to volunteer@rockrecoveryed.org.

RSVP-Northern Virginia volunteer orientation is at 11 a.m. Sept. 12, Arlington Central Library, 1015 W. Quincy St.; and 11 a.m. Sept. 25, Volunteer Alexandria, 123 N. Alfred St. To register, visit http://www.volunteerfairfax.org/individuals/rsvp.php or call 703-403-5460.

— Compiled by Ria Manglapus

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