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Alexandria and Arlington volunteer opportunities

Alexandria Electoral Board seeks election officers on Nov. 6. 703-746-4050, or

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, Saturday, 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. Nov. 3 and Dec. 1.

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

→Lacey Woods, 10 a.m.-noon, Saturday, 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, Saturday, Nov. 17 and Dec. 15.

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

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., or 703-842-0168.

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.

Red Cross needs volunteers at local blood drives. Responsibilities include donor comfort services, such as providing reading materials and offering refreshments. or 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:

The Alexandria’s Office on Women seeks volunteers for the Walk to Fight Breast Cancer from 5-10 a.m. Oct. 20., or 703-746-5030.

Carpenter’s Shelter needs volunteer readers for children whose parents attend life-skills classes from 7-8:30 p.m. Oct. 24. Must be 18. 703-548-7500.

Alexandria Department of Community and Human Services needs a fundraising-event and party planner. or 703-746-5663.

Trinity Ambassadors needs fundraising volunteers from 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday through Saturday. or 703-751-8420.

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

Literacy Council of Northern Virginia needs a basic literacy tutor. 703-237-0866.

Volunteer Alexandria needs social media and special events volunteers. Flexible hours two to four hours a week for three months. or 703-836-2176.

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

Arlington County Department of Human Services, Aging & Disability Services Division needs volunteers to help Arlington seniors during Medicare open enrollment from Oct. 15 to Dec. 7. 703-228-1734.

Arlingtonians Meeting Emergency Needs (AMEN) needs phone intake assistants. 703-558-0035.

Capital Caring needs a musician, an arts and crafts activity leader and hospitality members. 703-908-5904.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) needs volunteer attorneys and law students for the mental illness hotline. 703-516-0689.

Offender Aid And Restoration needs group facilitators for programs at local jails and volunteers for the employment program. 703-228-7030.

TOPSoccer Arlington needs “buddies” for soccer players (ages 4 to 19) with mental or physical disabilities. 703-395-7379.

US FreedomWalk Festival needs volunteers for the International Walking Challenge from 6 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 20 and 6 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 21. Training provided. 703-549-8388 or

— Compiled by Ria Manglapus



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