Arlington and Alexandria volunteer opportunities

April 2

American Association for the Advancement of Science needs scientists, engineers, mathematicians, and physicians to assist K-12 STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) teachers. Must attend a one-day orientation; hours are flexible. donaldrea@aol.com or 703-237-7683.

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 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.

Ball-Sellers House seeks docents. annette.benbow@arlingtonhistoricalsociety.org or 703-941-4086.

Community Volunteer Network needs Easter egg hunt assistants, noon-2:30 p.m. April 19. To register, go to https://volunteer.truist.com.

Potomac Watershed Cleanup, seeks people to join Arlingtonians for a Clean Environment, 9 a.m.-noon Saturday at North 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, 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:

Alexandria Boating Festival seeks helpers with event planning. www.alexandriaboatingfestival.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 www.handsonconnect.volunteeralexandria.org.

Alexandria Redevelopment and Housing Authority needs help with the annual Alexandria Youth Arts Festival on June 7. Sign up at www.handsonconnect.volunteeralexandria.org .

Goodwin House needs volunteers to visit and interact with residents. Must commit to six months. Certified tai chi instructors are needed. To register, go to www.handsonconnect.volunteeralexandria.org.

Old Town Arts & Crafts Festival needs help to set up, assist vendors and clean up. Shifts are 12:30-9 p.m. June 14. For information, go to www.handsonconnect.volunteeralexandria.org.

RSVP Northern Virginia offers volunteer opportunities at orientation workshops. They are 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 14 and June 11 at Charles E. Beatley Central Library in Alexandria. To register, visit www.handsonconnect.volunteeralexandria.org.

Volunteer Arlington: Call the numbers listed below, or contact Volunteer Arlington by calling 703-228-1760 or visiting www.arlingtonva.us/volunteer for information about the following opportunities:

Arlington County Police Department Auxiliary Police Unit offers opportunities to serve the community. Training provided. Must be 21, a resident of Arlington County and a U.S. citizen with 60 college credit hours and a good driving record. A background investigation, polygraph, physical and drug screen are required. Time commitment is 180 hours a year. http://sites.arlingtonva.us or 703-228-4057.

Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing seeks computer teacher/assistants at Buchanan Garden Apartments, Columbia Grove Apartments and Marbella Apartments. Easter egg hunt helpers are also needed from 3-7 p.m. April 14-16. 703-851-3635.

Arlington Public Library system needs a volunteer to manage for the container garden; a library service desk staffer and a finger puppet craftsperson at Columbia Pike Branch Library; and a help desk staffer at central library. To apply, go to www.library.arlingtonva.us. 703-228-7688.

Capital Caring needs volunteer lawyers for hospice patients. 703-351-2811.

Community Residences needs art show assistants, 5:30-8:30 p.m. April 15. 703-842-2344.

Greenbrier Learning Center seeks buddy night volunteers and an afterschool assistant for the Learning Rocks program. 571-297-5894. A science coach is also needed. 703-379-6488.

Opera Nova needs volunteer grant writers. To apply, e-mail operanovavolunteers@gmail.com. A financial and budget records assistant is also needed. Call 571-334-9831.

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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