Arlington and Alexandria volunteer opportunities

AHC needs volunteers once a week for an hour, to tutor teens in the evenings or work with elementary students in the afternoons at six locations. For information, visit, e-mail or call 703-486-0626, Ext. 154.

Alexandria Tutoring Consortium needs tutors for kindergartners and first-graders in Alexandria public schools. Must work once or twice a week from October through May. Training and lesson plans provided. 703-549-6670, Ext. 119.

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 To register, e-mail or call 703-228-1862.

Arlington Energy Masters program is accepting applications for community volunteers to become certified Energy Masters and for high school and college students to become Energy Masters in training, which starts Oct. 2. To apply through Sept. 15, go to (for community) or (for students).

Arlingtonians for a Clean Environment programs: Four Mile Run Cleanup, remove trash and debris, 9-11 a.m. Sept. 20. Meet at Barcroft Park. To sign up, go to; Energy Education Training for school volunteers, 10 a.m.-noon Sept. 23 at Fairlington Community Center, 3308 S. Stafford St.; collect native seeds, 10 a.m.-noon Oct. 12, Lubber Run Park, North Columbus and Second streets. To register, go to or 703-228-6427.

The Athenaeum Gallery seeks volunteers to greet visitors Friday, Saturday and Sunday afternoons. or 703-548-0035.

Carlyle House Historic Park needs tour guides. Must commit to two weekday shifts a month or one weekend shift per month. or 703-549-2997.

Four Mile Run Park Cleanup seeks volunteers to clean waterways, 10 a.m.-noon Sept. 7, meet at the parking lot, 4131 Mount Vernon Ave.

Velocity Bicycle Cooperative seeks people to refurbish donated bicycles and organize charity events. Training is provided. 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 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, or for information on the following opportunities:

Alexandria Black History Museum needs volunteers for the Contrabands and Freedmen Cemetery Memorial commemorative activities. To sign up for 11 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Wednesday,; 9:45 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Sept. 4,; 2-10 p.m. Sept. 4,; 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Sept. 5,; 4-9 p.m. Sept. 5,; 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Sept. 6,

Alexandria Black History Museum needs a receptionist. 703-746-4356.

Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition of Alexandria offers volunteer opportunities: a parent leadership chat group facilitator, go to; a parent leadership chat group host, go to; and a preventing risky behaviors workshop presenter, go to

Alexandria’s War of 1812 seeks volunteers to set up and take down, help on stage, assist in the information tent and more, on Sunday. To sign up, go to or 703-548-1789.

United Way Worldwide, Shinnyo-en Foundation needs volunteers for the Family Afternoon of Service, 1-4 p.m. Saturday at Mary Gates Learning Center, 701 N. Fairfax St., Alexandria. Those under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. or 415-777-1977.

Volunteer Alexandria needs a receptionist. To apply, go to

War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission seeks a gardener at the Lee-Fendall House. To apply, go to Docent volunteers are also needed. To sign up, go to Education programs volunteer is needed. To apply, go to

Volunteer Arlington: Call the numbers listed below, or contact Volunteer Arlington at 703-228-1760 or for information about the following opportunities:

American Heart Association needs volunteers for the Greater Washington Heart Walk in November. 703-248-1784.

Arlington Historical Museum seeks Ball-Sellers House docents. or 978-807-0134.

Arlington Public Library system needs a volunteer to show movies from 2:30-5 p.m. Tuesdays and participants to join the Learn From Your Neighbor program at Columbia Pike Branch Library. An English conversation group leader also is needed at central library. To apply, go to 703-228-7688.

Ball-Sellers House seeks docents and greeters. or 978-807-0134.

Bikes for the World needs volunteers to prepare donated bicycles for overseas donation, 4-8 p.m. Thursday and Sept. 4. 703-740-7856.

Bu-Gata Buckingham Youth Brigade needs after-school tutors. 571-483-0345.

ESL & Immigrant Ministries-Arlington, needs an ESL teacher and teacher assistant. 703-841-0292.

Department of Parks and Recreation needs a food distribution assistant at Arlington Mill Community Center. Training provided. 703-228-4730.

— Compiled by Ria Manglapus



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