Arlington and Alexandria volunteer opportunities

June 11, 2014

AHC seeks volunteers to help with the summer camp program for low-income elementary students from noon-5 p.m. July 7-Aug. 14. Flexible hours. rozon@ahcinc.org or 703-486-0626, Ext. 154.

Arlington Commission on Aging seeks members to enhance the quality of life for older residents by ensuring that all county activities address their specific needs. Applicants who live or work in Arlington must submit applications by Sunday. To apply online, visit commissions.arlingtonva.us. For information, e-mail arlaaa@arlington
va.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.

Do More 24, a regionwide virtual event, is a 24-hour online giving marathon starting at 12 a.m. next Thursday that supports hundreds of nonprofit groups serving Alexandria, Arlington and the Washington region. Hosted by United Way of the National Capital Area. For details, live updates throughout the day June 19 and to donate to one of the 500-plus nonprofit groups set to participate, visit www.domore24.org or call 202-488-2009.

Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum will hold volunteer training for docents, age 14 and older, from 9 a.m.-noon June 28. To apply, go to www.apothearymuseum.org or e-mail michele.longo@alexandriava.gov. 703-746-4739.

Velocity Bicycle Cooperative seeks people to refurbish donated bicycles and organize charity events. Training is 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. 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, from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. June 21. To register, go to handsonconnect. volunteeralexandria.org.

Goodwin House Alexandria needs a garden box helper. To register, go to handsonconnect.volunteeralexandria.org. An elder companion is also needed who must commit to six months and visit at least once a week. 703-824-1122.

Wesley Housing Development seeks summer camp assistants from 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. weekdays, from July 7-Aug. 22. 703-642-3830, Ext. 224.

Volunteer Alexandria seeks a receptionist to work weekdays. Contact handsonconnect.volunteer
alexandria.org
, ACS@volunteer
alexandria.org
or 703-836-2176.

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

Arlington Public Library system needs volunteers to promote reading and the culture program at Columbia Pike Branch Library from 7-9 p.m. every first Tuesday, and for support in audio-visual circulation at the central library. To apply, go to www.library.
arlingtonva.us
. 703-228-7688.

Capital Caring seeks music therapists to visit homebound patients. 703-351-2811.

Communities in Schools of Northern Virginia seeks weekly Wednesday food distribution volunteers. 703-228-8694.

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

Solid Waste Bureau seeks master recycling composter ambassadors. 703-228-6488.

— Compiled by Ria Manglapus

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