Alexandria and Arlington volunteer opportunities

September 25, 2013

AHC seeks tutors for low-income middle and high school students.

Arlingtonians for a Clean Environment seeks volunteers to help collect native seeds and acorns, 10 a.m.-noon Oct. 5, Lubber Run Park, Second and N. Columbus streets, Arlington. To register, visit 703-228-6406.

Carlyle House Historic Park seeks volunteer tour leaders. or 703-549-2997.

Friends of the Planetarium seeks members.

Mutt Love Rescue seeks foster homes for rescued dogs. adopt@muttloverescue.
or 703-577-0106.

Travelers Aid seeks volunteers to staff airport information desks and provide tourism information. Must commit to six months. Training, parking provided. or 703-417-3975.

Virginia Hospital Center needs volunteers to assist patients and visitors and to help in the nonprofit gift shops. 703-558-6401.

Volunteer Alexandria: Call the numbers below or contact Volunteer Alexandria at 703-836-2176, or 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 and from noon to 4 p.m. Oct. 13 and 20. Training provided. Must be 17. Bilingual Spanish-speakers encouraged. or 703-746-5663.

Alexandria Domestic Violence Program needs shelter and children’s support group volunteers. or 703-746-4911.

Alexandria Police Foundation seeks volunteers for the 2013 United States of America Track and Field (USATF) 12K Championship Race on Nov. 17 at Oronoco Bay Park, Alexandria. To sign up, visit For information, e-mail or call 703-746-1909.

Alexandria Sheriff’s Office offers volunteer opportunities. or 703-746-5079.

City of Alexandria Department of Recreation, Parks & Cultural Activities needs youth sports coaches. 703-746-4343.

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

Lee-Fendall House Museum offers volunteer opportunities. or 703-548-1789.

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

Mental Health America seeks volunteers for the Mind Your Health 5K Run & Walk on Oct. 5 at Cameron Run Regional Park, Alexandria. or 703-838-7536.

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

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

Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) needs court-appointed special advocates. or 703-820-9001.

Volunteer Alexandria needs a receptionist and kids’ activity volunteers. or 703-836-2176.

Wright To Read needs literacy tutors/mentors for elementary students. Must attend orientation and training sessions and pass a criminal background screening. or

Volunteer Arlington: Call the numbers listed below, or contact Volunteer Arlington by calling 703-228-1760 or visit 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: or 703-248-1784.

Arlington Food Assistance Center seeks nonperishable food donations to “Stuff the Bus” on Friday and Sunday at Giant, at Lee Highway and Spout Run Parkway. Volunteers are also needed to help with donations, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday.

Arlington Public Library system seeks volunteers to help with handouts at central library. 703-228-7688.

Bikes for the World seeks donation assistants. Volunteers to prepare and load bikes for shipping overseas are also needed. 703-740-7856.

Capital Caring Hospice Services offers volunteer opportunities for patient/family care. 703-538-2065.

Environmental Services OSEM seeks volunteers for the Energy Journey Game at 12:45 p.m. Oct. 26 at Gunston Middle School. To volunteer, visit or 703-228-4822.

Ethiopian Community Development Council needs volunteers for the annual Refugees’ First Thanksgiving Dinner on Nov. 24 at 903 S. Highland St., Arlington. 347-624-3444.

Neighborhood Canvassing, join the Volunteer Emergency Support Team (VEST) members and provide emergency preparedness information and a starter “go-bag” to the Gates of Ballston community, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. To sign up, e-mail or call 703-228-0711.

Rock Recovery’s Community Empowerment Team needs volunteers for the Grub for Good Fun Run event Nov. 23. To apply, visit and submit a résumé to

U.S. FreedomWalk Festival seeks volunteers to staff checkpoints, welcome participants and in-hotel help, and photographers, from 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 18, 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 19 and 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 20. Must be 18. or 703-549-8388.

— Compiled by Ria Manglapus



Fax: 703-518-3001

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.

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