Arlington and Alexandria volunteer opportunities

May 21

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 arlnvil.org. 703-509-8057.

Fort Williams Park needs help to remove invasive plants around Strawberry Run Stream, 9 a.m.-noon Saturday. mgnv.org or 703-228-6414.

Gadsby’s Tavern Museum will hold a volunteer training for new docents, 9 a.m.-noon May 31. Must be 14. To apply online, go to www.gadsbystavern.org. michele.longo@alexandriava.gov or 703-746-4242.

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

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 people 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:

Arts and Crafts Festival seeks volunteers from 12:30-7:30 p.m. June 14. To register, go to handsonconnect.volunteeralexandria.org.

Empowered Women International seeks interns to do monitoring and evaluation. To register, go to handsonconnect.volunteeralexandria.org.

GI Film Festival seeks volunteers through Sunday. To apply, go to www.gifilmfestival.com. kim@gifilmfestival.com or 800-928-6307.

Marathon Charity Cooperation needs volunteers to manage attendees of the MCC Family Festival, 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday. To register, go to www.volunteeralexandria.org or handsonconnect.volunteeralexandria.org.

Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) of Northern Virginia seeks court-appointed special advocate (CASA) volunteers. info@scanva.org or 703-820-9001.

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 Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court seeks male mentors to work with low-risk adolescent males in a summer program. 703-228-4025.

Communities in Schools of Northern Virginia seeks mentors for high school freshmen and tutors for 2014-2015 school year. 703-228-2384.

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.

Summer solstice celebration, join Arlingtonians for a Clean Environment with service projects including cleaning the park of trash and litter, storm-drain marking and invasive plant removal, 6:30-8:30 p.m. June 19 at Bluemont Park. www.arlingtonenvironment.org or 703-228-6418.

— Compiled by Ria Manglapus

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