Alexandria and Arlington volunteer opportunities

March 19, 2014

Arlington County Invasive Plant Program needs volunteers to remove invasive plants. First Saturdays, Haley Park; second Saturdays, Lacey Woods Park; second Sundays, Gulf Branch Nature Center; third Saturdays, Tuckahoe Park; third Saturdays, Barcroft Park; third Sundays, Long Branch Nature Center; and fourth Saturdays, Benjamin Banneker Park. For information, visit www.environment.arlingtonva.us. To register, e-mail sarcher@arlingtonva.us or call 703-228-1862.

Arlington Food Assistance Center’ s Plot Against Hunger program seeks local gardeners and farmers willing to grow and donate fresh produce to the AFAC food pantry. Vegetable seeds provided. Pick up seeds from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at 2708 S. Nelson St., Arlington. www.afac.org. Puwen.Lee@afac.org or 703-845-8486.

Arlington House, the Robert E. Lee Memorial offers volunteer opportunities including docent/visitor services, historical costumed interpreter, domestic arts demonstrator and others. Training provided. www.nps.gov. Franice_Sewell@nps.gov or 703-235-1530.

Potomac Watershed Cleanup, join Arlingtonians for a Clean Environment from 9 a.m.-noon April 5 at N. Glebe and Chain Bridge roads. www.arlingtonenvironment.org.

Velocity Bicycle Cooperative seeks volunteers to refurbish donated bicycles and organize charity events. Training provided. bayley.vanderpoel@velocitycoop.org or 703-863-4464.

Veterans Moving Forward seeks foster puppy raisers. For information, visit www.vetsfwd.org. 703-963-4505.

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 Services Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors seeks volunteers for the annual National Military Survivor Seminar from 6 a.m.-10 p.m. May 21-26. volunteer@taps.org or 571-385-2512.

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:

American Cancer Society needs drivers for cancer patients. brenda.silvia-torma@cancer.org.

Alexandria Food and Wine Festival seeks volunteers for various tasks during the event, 7 a.m.-7 p.m. June 21. To register, visit http://handsonconnect.volunteeralexandria.org.

Alexandria Redevelopment and Housing Authority needs tutors for elementary-age students. E-mail jellis@arha.us. Also needed are community garden volunteers. Sign up at: handsonconnect.volunteeralexandria.org.

Alexandria Tutoring Consortium needs kindergarten tutors. Training provided. Register: www.alexandriatutors.org. atc@opmh.org or 703-549-6670, Ext. 119.

Empowers seeks theater volunteers to help in acting, makeup, ushering, backstage, marketing, light and sound. Meetings will be held Saturday and Sunday. peacedrama@gmail.com.

Lee-Fendall House Museum needs help to guide historic tours, lead school programs, gardening and other activities. www.leefendallhouse.org. jchristiansen@leefendallhouse.org or 703-548-1789.

The Lyceum seeks visitor service and museum shop volunteers. www.alexandriava.gov. 703-746-4994.

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

Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association seeks art gallery docents in the Athenaeum galleries. Must be 18; training provided. 703-548-0035.

RSVP Northern Virginia offers volunteer opportunities at orientation workshops. They are 2 p.m. April 8, May 14 and June 11 at Charles E. Beatley Central Library in Alexandria. To register, visit http://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:

AHC seeks tutors for after-school program’s children. 703-486-0626, Ext. 154.

Arlington County Department of Parks and Recreation needs summer camp volunteers for participants, ages 3 to 18. Must be 13 or at least 2 years older than the oldest camper and commit to four weeks. Orientation and training provided. 703-228-4730.

Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing seeks food bank distribution assistants at Columbia Grove Apartments and Marbella Apartments. 703-851-3635.

Arlington-Alexandria Coalition for the Homeless seeks homework helpers for children ages 5 to 13 living in the Sullivan House shelter. 703-525-7177.

Bikes for the World needs E-CARE bike donation assistants for Arlington County’s recycling event April 19. 703-740-7856.

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

RSVP Northern Virginia will hold an orientation at 2 p.m. April 17, Arlington Central Library. www.volunteerfairfax.org. 703-403-5360.

— Compiled by Ria Manglapus

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