Arlington and Alexandria volunteer opportunities

Arlington Commission on Aging seeks members to enhance the quality of life for older residents by ensuring all planning and county activities and address their specific needs. Applicants who live or work in Arlington must submit applications by June 15. To apply online, visit commissions.arlingtonva.us/coa. For more information, e-mail Arlaaa@arlingtonva.us or call 703-228-1700.

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.

Gadsby’s Tavern Museum will hold a volunteer training for new docents, 9 a.m.-noon Saturday. Must be 14. To apply online, visit 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 people to raise puppies that will be trained later. 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 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 needs volunteers during the event, 7 a.m.-7 p.m. June 21. To register, go to handsonconnect.volunteeralexandria.org.

The Alexandria Redevelopment and Housing Authority needs volunteers for the Annual Alexandria Youth Arts Festival, noon-4 p.m. June 16. To register, go to handsonconnect.volunteeralexandria.org.

Northern Virginia Conservation Trust seeks volunteers for stream cleanup at Four Mile Run, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Saturday. To register, go to handsonconnect.volunteeralexandria.org or visit www.nvct.org.

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 handsonconnect.volunteeralexandria.org.

SCAN (Stop Child Abuse Now) seeks volunteers during Croquet Day, noon-3:30 p.m. June 7. To register, go to 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 handsonconnect.volunteeralexandria.org. A receptionist is needed on weekdays. handsonconnect.volunteeralexandria.org. ACS@volunteeralexandria.org or 703-836-2176.

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 inspect and maintain donated garden tools, help with the tool library, and a tool library coordinator at the central library. To apply, go to www.library.arlingtonva.us. 703-228-7688.

Capital Caring seeks military veterans to visit patients who are veterans at least once a week and volunteers to visit homebound patients.. 703-351-2811.

Ethio­pian Community Development Council seeks Arabic and Spanish interpreters, a junior database developer, and a Spanish language workshop interpreter. 347-624-3444.

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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