Alexandria and Arlington volunteer opportunities

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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.

Velocity Bicycle Cooperative seeks volunteers to refurbish donated bicycles and organize charity events. Training provided. To sign up, e-mail or 703-863-4464.

Virginia Hospital Center Auxiliary in Arlington County 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, or for information on the following opportunities:

Alexandria Black History Museum seeks a reception volunteer. 703-746-4356.

American Cancer Society Road to Recovery Program seeks drivers to take cancer patients to and from appointments. or 800-227-2345.

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

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. 703-549-6670, Ext. 119.

Alexandria Visitors Center at Ramsay House needs tour volunteers. or 703-746-3313.

American Red Cross needs an administrative support volunteer. or 571-414-1987.

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

Center for Alexandria’s Children needs play-group facilitators. or 703-746-6043.

Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library seeks knitters for a children’s program, 7-8 p.m. Thursdays. or 703-746-1702.

City of Alexandria Domestic Violence Program seeks shelter and children’s support-group volunteers, weekend coverage and help with children’s activities Tuesdays at a women’s shelter. Must complete 40 hours of training. or 703-746-4911.

Community Lodgings needs volunteers for an after-school program. To apply, e-mail

Computer Core seeks career development coaches. or 703-931-7346, Ext. 104.

Empowered Women International (EWI) needs entrepreneur mentors and financial advisers. or 571-312-4781.

Family Nutrition Program needs an instructor to facilitate the curriculum. Training and supplies provided.

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

King Street Cats needs cleaners and feeders. Adoption counselors are also needed on weekends. or 703-231-7199.

Volunteer Alexandria seeks walkers of all ages to march in the George Washington Parade, noon-1:30 p.m. Monday, and St. Patrick’s Parade, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. March 1. Register at

Volunteer Alexandria needs a receptionist. or 703-836-2176.

Volunteer Arlington: Call the numbers listed below, or contact Volunteer Arlington by calling 703-228-1760 or visit for information about the following opportunities:

Arlington County Civic Associations seek volunteers to clear sidewalks of snow. To register, go to or

Arlington County Department of Parks and Recreation needs a Web designer. 703-228-4730.

Arlington Historical Society seeks volunteers for the annual banquet committee. 703-534-3577.

Arlington House, National Park Service seeks visitor services interpreters. 703-235-1530.

Arlington Public Library system needs an Arabic conversation group leader, a welcome desk staffer and a help desk staffer at the central library and a media maven for children’s resources at Columbia Pike Branch library. To apply, go to 703-228-7688.

Arlingtonians For a Clean Environment join ACE and RiP Volunteer Program for Tuckahoe Park cleanup, 10 a.m.-noon Feb. 22. 703-228-6427.

Art For Humanity needs a volunteer for social media marketing.

Bikes For The World needs help to load containers of bicycles for Africa and Central America. Volunteers are needed to prepare bikes for shipping. E-CARE bike donation assistants are also needed for Arlington County’s recycling event April 19. 703-740-7856.

Greenbrier Learning Center seeks buddy night volunteers. Learning Rocks program after school assistants are also needed. 571-297-5894.

Meals on Wheels Arlington seeks meal deliverers to the homebound. 703-300-6885.

Race for the Cure Brain Tumors seeks volunteers for the Hope, a 5K Walk/Run on May 4. 703-578-9510.

RSVP Northern Virginia will hold orientations. They are 2 p.m. Feb. 20 and March 18, Charles E. Beatley Central Library; and 7 p.m. Feb. 25, Arlington Central Library. 703-403-5360.

Virginia Cooperative Extension Service, Arlington seeks 4-H Camp teen counselors. 703-228-6404.

Wesley Housing Development Corporation seeks after-school tutors at the Whitefield Commons Community Resource Center.

— Compiled by Ria Manglapus



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