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, Oct. 15, Nov. 17 and Dec. 15.

→Benjamin Banneker Park, 10 a.m.-noon, Oct. 27, Nov. 24 and Dec. 22.

→Haley Park, 9-11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 3 and Dec. 1.

→Gulf Branch Nature Center, 2-5 p.m., Oct. 14, Nov. 11 and Dec. 9.

→Lacey Woods, 10 a.m.-noon, Oct. 13, Nov. 10 and Dec. 8.

→Long Branch Nature Center, 2-5 p.m., Oct. 21, Nov. 18 and Dec. 16.

→Tuckahoe Park, 10 a.m.-noon, Oct. 15, Nov. 17 and Dec. 15.

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 Saturday at Lubber Run Park. or

City of Alexandria’s Office of the Arts seeks individuals to serve on the Poet Laureate Selection Panel. Send a letter of interest and vita to the Office of the Arts/Alexandria Commission for the Arts, 1605 Cameron St., Alexandria, Va., 22314 or or 703-746-5588.

Growing Native will hold a public seed collection from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Arlington National Cemetery. 301-608-1188, Ext. 205 or e-mail

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.

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

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

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. or 703-746-5663.

Art on the Avenue needs volunteers for the arts festival from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday and 6:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Saturday. To apply, visit or

Holiday Sharing Program needs volunteers to register families from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 13, 20 and 27 or noon-4 p.m. Oct. 14 and 21. Spanish speakers are encouraged. To apply, visit, or 703-746-5663.

Hispanic Orientation and Education Program seeks survival English tutors and citizenship teachers to Hispanic adults. Classes are 7-9 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. Training and orientation provided. or 703-746-5712.

Literacy Council of Northern Virginia needs basic literacy tutors. To apply, visit, or 703-237-0866, Ext. 111.

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:

AHC needs tutors for at-risk teens. 703-486-0626, Ext. 140.

American Heart Association needs a social media and marketing assistant. 703-248-1784.

Arlington County Department of Parks & Recreation needs volunteers to help teens with their homework from 3:30-5:30 p.m. weekdays. 703-228-4730.

Arlington County Department of Parks & Recreation needs volunteers to help Park Rangers patrol the Four Mile Run and W&OD trails. 703-525-0168.

Arlington Public Library needs circulation support at Columbia Pike Branch Library and Westover Branch Library. 703-228-7688.

Arlington Soccer Association needs a coaches for recreation teams ages 6-7 and 8-14. 703-481-

Arlington-Alexandria Coalition for the Homeless needs a Web development specialist. 703-525-7177, Ext. 23.

Bu-GATA Buckingham Youth Brigade needs a youth fundraiser adviser and tutors to help high school students with homework. 571-483-0345.

Columbia Grove, Arlington Partnership For Affordable Housing needs helpers for the Halloween Health Fair from 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Oct. 27. 703-851-3635.

Virginia Cooperative Extension Service seeks master financial education volunteers. 703-228-6417.

— Compiled by Ria Manglapus



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