Alexandria and Arlington volunteer opportunities

October 23, 2013

Arlingtonians for a Clean Environment needs volunteers for the School Outreach for Energy Education positions. Training session, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Nov. 7. To apply by Nov. 1, visit www.arlingtonenvironment.org/schoolvolunteer or 703-228-6427.

Arlingtonians for a Clean Environment needs people to mark storm drains with a “Don’t Dump” message in the Little Pimmit Run area, 10 a.m.-noon Nov. 9. volunteer@arlingtonenvironment.org or 703-228-6406.

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

Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association needs docents at the Athenaeum. 703-548-0035 or admin@nvfaa.org.

Remove Invasive Plants (RIP) seeks volunteers, ages 9 and older (under 16 must be accompanied by an adult), to help protect native flora and fauna at: Tuckahoe Park, 10 a.m.-noon Nov. 16 and Dec. 21; Long Branch Nature Center, 2-5 p.m. Nov. 17 and Dec. 15; Benjamin Banneker Park, 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Nov. 23 and Dec. 28; Fort Bennett Park, 10 a.m.-noon Tuesday, Nov. 24 and Dec. 29; Haley Park/Gunston Woods, 9-11 a.m. Nov. 2 and Dec. 7; and Gulf Branch Nature Center, 2-5 p.m. Nov. 3 and Dec. 8. www.arlingtonva.us or 703-228-1862.

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.

Northern Virginia Senior Olympics offers volunteer opportunities. jmassa@arlingtonva.us or 703-228-4721.

Virginia Hospital Center Auxiliary in Arlington County 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, 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 Film Festival needs planners and event volunteers from Nov. 7-10. www.alexandriafilm.org. alexfilmfestvols@gmail.com.

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 www.signmeup.com. For information, e-mail ginny@alexandriapolicefoundation.org or call 703-746-1909.

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.

Carpenter’s Shelter 3rd Annual Run For Shelter 5K/10K & Fun Run needs event volunteers Nov. 23. www.runforshelter10k.com or lizsalter@carpentersshelter.org.

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

Family Nutrition Program needs an instructor to facilitate the nutrition curriculum. Training and supplies provided. mmauer@vt.edu.

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

King Street Cats needs cleaners and feeders. Adoption counselors are also needed on weekends. contact@kingstreetcats.org or 703-321-7199.

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

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

Mental Health Anti-Stigma HOPE Campaign of the Partnership for a Healthier Alexandria Committee seeks members. The committee meets at 4 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month. maweber@comcast.net.

National Organization for Victim Assistance seeks advocate certification volunteers. LizHariton@trynova.org or 703-535-6682.

Salvation Army needs volunteers to help with the Angel Tree and bell ringers. glinda_wallace@uss.salvationarmy.org or 703-836-2427.

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. mealsonwheels@seniorservicesalex.org or 703-836-4414, Ext. 12.

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

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 Food Assistance Center needs weekday food sorters and baggers from 1-3 p.m. 703-845-8486.

Arlington Partnership for Children, Youth & Families needs table facilitators to support community conversations on youth. 703-228-1671.

Arlington Public Library system needs shelving support at Westover Branch Library. 703-228-7688.

Arlington Turkey Trot needs volunteers for the event from noon-8 p.m. Nov. 26, noon-6 p.m. Nov. 27, and 7-10 a.m. Nov. 28 at Christ Church of Arlington, 3020 Pershing Dr. 703-927-0328.

Capital Caring needs hospitality and special event volunteers, and chaplain-pastoral care volunteers. 703-908-5904.

Edu-Futuro seeks mentors for Latino youth. 703-228-2560.

The Jefferson seeks intergenerational activity leaders, musical performers and manicurists for seniors. 703-741-7585.

RSVP-Northern Virginia will hold volunteer orientations: 6:30 p.m. Nov. 12, Arlington Central Library and 2 p.m. Nov. 21, Volunteer Alexandria. eduda@volunteerfairfax.org or 703-246-3460.

Volunteer Emergency Support Team (VEST) seeks emergency preparedness ambassadors. Training provided. http://volunteer.truist.com .

— Compiled by Ria Manglapus

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