Alive food pantry collection drop off canned goods at Reunions at Fairlington Shopping Center, 1709 Centre Plaza, Alexandria. .

Arlington County Department of Parks and Recreation needs volunteers to remove invasive plants. For ages 9 and older; under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Bring a reusable water bottle. 703-228-1862.

→Barcroft Park, 9:30 a.m.-noon, third Saturdays.

→Benjamin Banneker Park, 10 a.m.-noon, fourth Saturdays.

→Haley Park, 9-11 a.m., first Saturdays.

→Gulf Branch Nature Center, 2-5 p.m., second Sundays.

→Lacey Woods, 10 a.m.-noon, second Saturdays.

→Long Branch Nature Center, 2-5 p.m., third Sundays.

→Tuckahoe Park, 10 a.m.-noon, third Saturdays.

Arlington Meals on Wheels needs volunteers for deliveries to the homebound. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. weekdays. 703-300-6885 or

Arlington Street People’s Assistance Network seeks volunteers to play soccer with the Street Soccer Arlington team, 5:15 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays. Must be at least 16. 703-842-0168, or

Arlingtonians for a Clean Environment needs volunteers for the Native Seed Collection project from 10 a.m. to noon Oct. 6 at Lubber Run Park. or

Red Cross needs volunteers at local blood drives. Responsibilities include donor comfort services such as providing reading materials and offering refreshments. 800-272-0094, Ext. 1.

T.C. Williams High School Band is holding a TAG Day fundraiser from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. Band students will be walking around the neighborhood asking Alexandria residents for donations. 703-824-6859.

Virginia Hospital Center needs volunteers to assist patients and visitors and help in the nonprofit gift shops. 703-558-6401.

Walter Reed Senior Center is holding a food drive to benefit Arlington Food Assistance Center on Thursday and Friday at the center, 2909 S. 16th St., Arlington. 703-228-0955.

Volunteer Alexandria: Call the numbers listed below or contact Volunteer Alexandria at 703-836-2176, or for information on the following opportunities:

Alexandria Department of Community and Human Services seeks volunteers to assist with the Holiday Sharing Program from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 13, 20 and 27, and noon-4 p.m. Oct. 14 and 21. 703-746-5663 or

Alexandria Division of Aging and Adult Services seeks a legal guardian for a senior or disabled adult. Background checks and finger prints are required. Training is provided. 703-746-5663 or

Alexandrians Involved Ecumenically needs food truck unloaders from 6:30-8 p.m. Friday at the Cora Kelly Recreation Center. Volunteers are also needed to bag and distribute food from 8:30 a.m.-noon Saturday at Cora Kelly Recreational Center, Ladrey Senior Residence and Church of the Resurrection. 703-837-9300, Ext. 2 or

Fund for Alexandria’s Child seeks a social media committee member, and volunteers and a party planner for the Fostering the Future Cruise fundraiser aboard the Cherry Blossom. 703-746-5663 or

The Reading Connection needs teams of volunteers to read to kids from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Must be at least 18, and those 55 and older are welcome. To register, visit

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

Arlington-Alexandria Coalition for the Homeless needs a children’s computer teacher. 703-525-7177, Ext. 23.

Arlington County Department of Human Services, Aging and Disability Services Division needs personal advocates for residents age 60 and older. Volunteers who serve as court-appointed guardians are also needed. 703-228-1734.

Arlington Public Library needs a storyboard creator at Columbia Pike Branch Library; book movers to Cherrydale Library; and shelving support and circulation support at Westover Branch Library. 703-228-7688.

Nauck Community Services Center needs food distribution assistants, 10 a.m. Saturday mornings. 703-229-5650.

Northern Virginia Family Service needs Head Start classroom assistants for ages 3-5, mentors for senior citizens, and greeters . 571-748-2536.

Opera Guild of Northern Virginia needs development assistants, and a financial and budget records assistant. 703-536-7557.

Rebuilding Together Arlington needs a build crew from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 5-7. 703-528-1999.

Volunteer Arlington is co-hosting a Teen Volunteer Fair with volunteer opportunities and representatives from organizations, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 27, Arlington Central Library Auditorium, 1015 N. Quincy St.

— Compiled by Ria Manglapus



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