Arlington and Alexandria volunteer opportunities

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 Long-Term Care Residences seeks prospective commission members and volunteers willing to serve as liaisons. For an application, go to commissions.arlingtonva.us. arlaaa@arlingtonva.us or 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 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.

Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum will hold volunteer training for docents, 14 and older, from 9 a.m.-noon Saturday. 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:

City of Alexandria Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities needs a park monitor. To register, go to handsonconnect.volunteeralexandria.org or visit www.alexandriava.gov.

Space of Her Own pairs mentors one-to-one with preteen youth from low-income homes. To register, go to handsonconnect.volunteeralexandria.org or visit www.spaceofherown.org.

Space of His Own needs mentors for fifth-grade boys in Alexandria. To register, go to handsonconnect.volunteeralexandria.org or visit www.spaceofhisown.org or ashley@spaceofherown.org.

Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition needs an advocate/policy volunteer. To register, go to handsonconnect.volunteeralexandria.org or visit www.preventitalexandria.org.

Volunteer Alexandria needs “actors” for a shelter activation exercise, 8:30-10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Nannie J. Lee Memorial Recreation Center, 1108 Jefferson St. handsonconnect.volunteeralexandria.org. emergencyresponse@volunteeralexandria.org or 703-836-2176.

Wesley Housing Development seeks summer camp assistants for students in first-sixth grade. 703-642-3830, Ext. 224.

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-Alexandria Coalition for the Homeless seeks a volunteer to assist adult ESL student with reading and writing skills. 703-525-7177.

Arlington Free Clinic needs an English-Spanish interpreter at the medical clinic. 703-979-1425, Ext. 125.

Arlington Public Library system needs tool librarians at central library. Send an e-mail to volunteercoordinator@arlingtonva.us. A Mandarin conversation group leader is also needed at the central library. To apply, go to www.library.arlingtonva.us. 703-228-7688.

Arlington Sister City Association needs a student-exchange program coordinator. 703-270-9065.

RSVP Northern Virginia offers volunteer opportunities at an orientation workshop, 1 p.m. Aug. 12 at Arlington Central Library. To register, visit survey.constantcontact.com or call 703-246-3466.

Virginia Cooperative Extension Service, Arlington Office, offers training for master financial education volunteers. Must attend two sessions, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 6 and 13, Fairlington Community Center, Room 100, 3308 S. Stafford St. To apply, e-mail megan81@vt.edu or call 703-228-6421.

— Compiled by Ria Manglapus

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