Arlington and Alexandria volunteer opportunities

April 23

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. www.aaas.org/senior-scientists-and-engineers/volunteers. donaldrea@aol.com or 703-237-7683.

Arlington Commission on Long-Term Care Residences seeks advocates. Members, appointed by the County Board, advise public officials about long-term care needs in Arlington. For information and an application, go to www.arlingtonva.us/aging, e-mail arlaaa@arlingtonva.us or call 703-228-1700.

Arlington County Disability Advisory Commission seeks applicants for membership. The ACDAC advises the county government on ways to meet the needs of persons with physical and sensory disabilities. For individuals who live or work in Arlington County and have knowledge and experience. Commission meets at 7 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month. To apply, e-mail amaynard@arlingtonva.us.

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 Neighborhood Villages is accepting members who are Arlington County residents 55 and older, and volunteers to help with programs and services. To apply, go to www.arlnvil.org. 703-509-8057.

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

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, which provides service dogs for those with physical and mental health challenges, seeks foster puppy raisers. For information, visit www.vetsfwd.org. 800-375-1209.

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 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.

Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition needs an advocate and policy volunteer. To apply, go to http://handsonconnect.volunteeralexandria.org.

Northern Virginia Conservation Trust seeks volunteers for the Dora Kelley Nature Park invasive plant removal, 10 a.m.-noon May 24. Meet at Jerome Buddie Ford Nature Center, 5750 Sanger Ave. To register, go to http://handsonconnect.volunteeralexandria.org. soneil@nvct.org or 703-354-5093.

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

Volunteer Alexandria seeks volunteers to help during the Arts and Crafts Festival, 12:30-9 p.m. June 14. To register, go to http://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 Public Library system needs volunteers to send requested library books to respective branches. To apply, go to www.library.arlingtonva.us. 703-228-7688.

Arlingtonians for a Clean Environment needs volunteers for the Green Living Expo and Earth Week Community Fair , 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday. 703-228-6406.

Bikes for the World seeks volunteers to prepare bikes to be donated overseas. www.bikesfortheworld.org. 703-740-7856.

Environmental Services OSEM seeks volunteers to check storm drains in their neighborhoods and affix the Sherlock Shad marker on drains that need it from May through October. A photographer for outdoor events is needed. 703-228-3042.

Jane Franklin Dance seeks individuals with experience with dance, arts marketing and social networks. Summer camp volunteers for young children are needed from July 14 to Aug. 15. 703-933-1111.

Nature Conservancy in Virginia needs an office administrator. http://volunteer.truist.com.

Northern Virginia Family Service needs a handy person for the Early Head Start facility. 571-748-2536.

RSVP Northern Virginia will hold an orientation at 2 p.m. May 8, Arlington Central Library. www.volunteerfairfax.org. 703-403-5360.

— Compiled by Ria Manglapus

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