Alexandria and Arlington volunteer opportunities

November 20, 2013

Alexandria Tutoring Consortium needs tutors for kindergarten and first-grade students. Must commit to once or twice a week through May. Training and lesson plans provided. www.alexandriatutors.org. 703-549-6670, Ext. 119.

Arlington Commission on Aging seeks advocates for older adults. To apply, visit www.tinyurl.com/arlcoa. arlaaa@arlingtonva.us or 703-228-1700.

Remove Invasive Plants (RIP) seeks volunteers (age 9 and older; under 16 must be accompanied by an adult) to help protect native flora and fauna at: Tuckahoe Park, Dec. 21; Long Branch Nature Center, Dec. 15; Benjamin Banneker Park, 10 a.m.-noon Saturday and Dec. 28; Fort Bennett Park, 10 a.m.-noon Sunday and Dec. 29; Haley Park/Gunston Woods, 9-11 a.m. Dec. 7; and Gulf Branch Nature Center, 2-5 p.m. 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.

TreeStewards is accepting applications for the volunteer training class Feb. 11-April 29 at Fairlington Community Center. To apply online, visit www.treestewards.org and e-mail to info@treestewards.org.

Virginia Hospital Center Auxiliary in Arlington offers opportunities to help on information desks, the surgical center and in 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 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.

Casa Chirilagua seeks tutors, mentors and leaders for fundraising and networking events. sarah@casachirilagua.org or 703-933-3688.

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

City of Alexandria Domestic Violence Program seeks shelter and children’s support group volunteers, weekend coverage 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 communitylodgings.org.

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.

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

National Capital Area Holiday Project seeks volunteers to people confined to hospitals, nursing homes and long-term care facilities throughout December or on special days throughout the year. www.holidayproject.info or 703-370-0370.

New Hope Housing needs a front desk receptionist and a volunteer to help shelter residents develop résumés. cbramante@newhopehousing.org.

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

Volunteer Alexandria needs volunteers for the holiday gift-wrapping program at the Potomac Yard Barnes and Noble, Dec. 3, 9 and 10. Must be 16; three-hour shifts are available. To sign up, visit handsonconnect.volunteeralexandria.org.

Volunteer Alexandria Snow Buddies Program needs volunteers who will be matched with city residents who are low-income homeowners, elderly or disabled, and who are registered with Alexandria’s Office of Citizen’s Assistance. Must sign a liability waiver. To sign-up, visit handsonconnect.volunteeralexandria.org.

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:

Arlington County Department of Human Services (DHS) needs Thanksgiving celebration hosts, 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday. Receptionists are needed for the Gates of Ballston Community Outreach Center and the Arlington Mill Community Outreach Center. Citizenship substitute instructors and an art therapy workshop leader are also needed. 703-228-1760.

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

Arlington Public Library system needs a volunteer to send requested books to specified libraries. 703-228-7688.

Arlington Turkey Trot needs volunteers for the race from noon-8 p.m. Tuesday, noon-6 p.m. Wednesday, and 7-10 a.m. next Thursday at Christ Church of Arlington, 3020 Pershing Dr. 703-927-0328.

Arlington-Alexandria Coalition for the Homeless seeks volunteers for the Adopt-A-Family program for clients of the Sullivan House. 703-525-7177, Ext. 23.

Arthritis Foundation Mid-Atlantic Region seeks photographers for special events. 202-787-5333.

Habitat for Humanity of Northern Virginia needs an AmeriCorps construction crew leader and construction systems AmeriCorps members. 703-521-9890, Ext. 111.

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

Medical Reserve Corps holds monthly two-hour training orientations for volunteers interested in helping their community during an emergency. Must be 18 and live, work or study in Arlington. 703-228-4986.

Our Task seeks a business manager. 703-525-1162. A volunteer coordinator is also needed. 240-529-8642.

The Reading Connection seeks gift wrappers at local book stores in return for donations for the reading programs, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 7, 14, 21 and 22; 4-9 p.m. Dec. 16- 17; 3-9 p.m. Dec. 22; and 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Dec. 23-24. 703-528-8317, Ext. 10.

Salvation Army, Arlington Corps seeks volunteers to sort and distribute gifts for children participating in the Angel Tree program, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Dec. 6, 9-13 and 16-18; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 7 and 14. 703-979-3380.

— Compiled by Ria Manglapus

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