Arlington and Alexandria volunteer opportunities

May 14

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 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.

Northern Virginia Fine Arts seeks volunteers for the Athenaeum Gallery on Friday, Saturday and Sunday afternoons. admin@nvfaa.org or 703-548-0035.

League of Women Voters of Arlington seeks volunteers to help register voters, distribute flyers and with publicity and marketing. garrison.ann@gmail.com or 703-549-3419.

Velocity Bicycle Cooperative seeks people 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.

Washington-Lee High School seeks donations for the 2014 Graduation Boat Party on June 19 for needy seniors, teachers and parent chaperones. Mail checks payable to WL Senior Boat Party to Senior Boat Party Committee, 1301 N. Stafford St., Arlington, Va., 22201. detrissa@verizon.net.

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:

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

New Hope Housing needs volunteers to help shelter residents develop résumés. www.newhopehousing.org. cbramante@newhopehousing.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 www.handsonconnect.volunteeralexandria.org. soneil@nvct.org or 703-354-5093.

RSVP Northern Virginia offers volunteer opportunities at an orientation workshop, 2 p.m. June 11 at Charles E. Beatley Central Library in Alexandria. To register, visit www.handsonconnect.volunteeralexandria.org.

Senior Services of Alexandria seeks volunteers to visit with seniors once a week for an hour. Training provided. www.seniorservicesalex.org. resourcecenter@seniorservices.org or 703-836-4414, Ext. 13.

Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition needs an advocate and policy volunteer. To register, visit www.volunteeralexandria.org or handsonconnect.volunteeralexandria.org.

Time Entrepreneurship Foundation seeks a volunteer operations manager. www.timeentrepreneurship.org. apply@timeentrepreneurship.org.

Wright To Read needs tutoring and mentoring volunteers. Must attend an orientation meeting and training session, and pass a criminal background screening. www.wrighttoread.org. lreyes.wtr@gmail.com.

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 Department of Parks and Recreation needs volunteers to help children with disabilities learn to swim. 703-228-4738.

Arlington Historical Society needs a volunteer treasurer. 703-534-3577.

Arlington Public Library system needs a year-round book donation worker at the central library and a service desk staffer at Columbia Pike Branch Library. To apply, go to www.library.arlingtonva.us. 703-228-7688.

Bikes For the World needs volunteers to prepare bikes for shipping. Training provided and some lifting may be required, 3-6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday. http://volunteer.truist.com or 703-740-7856.

Crisis Link needs volunteers to answer hotline calls during weekday, late-night and weekend hours. Training begins Saturday, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. To register, go to crisislink.org. volunteer@crisislink.org or 703-516-6778.

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

— Compiled by Ria Manglapus

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