Arlington and Alexandria volunteer opportunities

July 9

American Association for the Advancement of Science needs scientists, engineers, mathematicians and physicians to assist K-12 STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) teachers. Must attend a one-day orientation; hours are flexible. www.aaas.org. donaldrea@aol.com or 703-237-7683.

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 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.

Borromeo Housing seeks donations for the Infant Care Supply Center. Drop off wipes and diapers (sizes 4, 5, 6 and pull-ups), infant clothes and supplies, and car seats, 9 a.m.-noon Wednesdays and Fridays at St. Charles Borromeo Church, 3304 Washington Blvd., Arlington. www.borromeohousing.org.

League of Women Voters of Arlington seeks help with publicity, marketing, registering voters and distributing fliers. karen_kimball@netacc.net or 703-536-5991.

Alexandria’s War of 1812 Bicentennial seeks volunteers to set up and take down, help on stage, information tent and more, on Aug. 31. To sign up, go to handsonconnect.volunteeralexandria.org. contact@leefendallhouse.org or 703-548-1789.

Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association needs greeters and offer handouts to visitors Friday through Sunday afternoons. admin@nvfaa.org or 703-548-0035.

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 Domestic Violence Program needs volunteers to answer the crisis hotline and support the women and children at the safe house. Must complete 40 hours of training. jen.clayton@alexandriava.gov or 703-746-4911.

Alexandria Sheriff’s Office needs volunteers to teach classes, mentor adults and facilitate reading and discussion groups to the detention center’s inmates. cherye.echane@alexandriava.gov or 703-746-5079.

Alexandria Visitors Center at Ramsay House needs tour volunteers. rcardone@visitalexva.com or 703-746-3313.

American Cancer Society needs volunteer drivers for the “Road to Recovery” program. Cancer patients are driven to and from their appointments. www.cancer.org or silvia-torma@cancer.org.

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

Charles E. Beatley Library needs knitters for the knitting program for children, 7-8 p.m. Thursdays. creynolds@alexandria.lib.va.us or 703-746-1702.

Volunteer Alexandria offers training on HandsOn Connect Volunteer Management, from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. July 22-23. To sign up, go to handsonconnect.volunteeralexandria.org or visit www.volunteeralexandria.org.

Volunteer Arlington: Call the numbers listed below, or contact Volunteer Arlington at 703-228-1760 or www.arlingtonva.us/volunteer for information about the following opportunities:

Arlington Food Assistance Center needs drivers to pick up and deliver produce donated by farmers on Saturdays. 703-845-8486.

Arlington Public Library system needs a welcome staffer at central library. To apply, go to www.library.arlingtonva.us. 703-228-7688.

Enterprise Development Group needs volunteers for the Annual Charity Golf Classic on Sept. 12 at the Laurel Hill Golf Club in Lorton. 703-685-0510, Ext. 273.

Marine Corps Marathon needs volunteers for the water distribution team on race day. To register, go to mcmregistration.com (Password: Vol2014AC) or e-mail charles.w.harr@usmc.mil.

Offender Aid and Restoration needs help with the sales force database and professional development trainers. 703-228-7030.

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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