Alexandria and Arlington volunteer opportunities

October 30, 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 Friday, 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.

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 Nov. 23 and Dec. 28; Fort Bennett Park, 10 a.m.-noon Nov. 24 and Dec. 29; Haley Park/Gunston Woods, 9-11 a.m. Saturday and Dec. 7; and Gulf Branch Nature Center, 2-5 p.m. Sunday 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 offers opportunities to help on information desks and in the surgical center and 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 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.

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

Center for Alexandria’s Children needs play-group facilitators. www.alexandriava.gov/volunteer. cstoltz@centerforalexandriaschildren.org or 703-746-6043.

City of Alexandria Domestic Violence Program seeks shelter and children’s support group volunteers and help with children’s activities on Tuesdays at a women’s shelter. Must complete 40 hours of training. jen.clayton@alexandriava.gov or 703-746-4911.

Community Lodgings needs volunteers for the after-school program. To apply, go to http://communitylodgings.org/volunteer.

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

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.

New Hope Housing needs a front desk receptionist. cbramante@newhopehousing.org.

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

Sexual Assault Center seeks hotline volunteers. To apply, visit www.alexandriava.gov/Volunteer. stephanie.shea@alexandriava.gov or 703-746-3127.

Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) needs event volunteers Nov. 17. info@scanva.org or 703-820-9001.

United Way National Capital Area seeks volunteers for the Community Impact Fund Grant Volunteer Reviewer Program. tjohnson@uwnca.org or 202-488-2000.

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 County Department of Human Services (DHS) needs receptionists for the Community Outreach Program. Thanksgiving celebration hosts are also needed from 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 26. 703-228-1760.

Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC) needs bilingual (Spanish-English) health educators and holiday food drive hosts in November and December. 703-845-8486.

Arlington Public Library system needs a help desk staff member at the central library. 703-228-7688.

Arlington Sister City Association seeks a membership manager. 571-303-9813.

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.

Arlington-Alexandria Coalition for the Homeless (AACH) needs administrative support for the holidays and tutors for homeless adults. 703-525-7177, Ext. 23.

The Cure Starts Now needs event assistants for the National Race Against the Odds run on Sunday at Tuckahoe Park and Elementary School. 202-239-5067.

Enterprise Development Group (EDG) needs a computer instructor for basic computer classes and a sewing instructor. 703-685-0510, Ext. 273.

Knights of Columbus seeks Thanksgiving dinner deliverers and servers, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 28. 703-532-8498.

The Reading Connection seeks volunteers for the Read-Aloud program. 703-528-8317, Ext. 10.

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.

— Compiled by Ria Manglapus

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