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.

→Gulf Branch Nature Center, 2-4:30 p.m., Jan. 13 and Feb. 10.

→Long Branch Nature Center, 2-5 p.m., Jan. 20 and Feb. 17.

Martin Luther King Day neighborhood and stream cleanup, join members of Arlingtonians for a Clean Environment from 10 a.m.- noon Jan. 19 at Barcroft Park. To register, visit .

Fenwick Foundation seeks volunteers to help plan and schedule program-related events and activities in the metropolitan area. or 703-740-0777.

Northern Virginia Opera Guild Miriam Miller discusses volunteer opportunities for seniors. 1 p.m. Thursday, Walter Reed Senior Center, 2909 16th St., Arlington. 703-228-6300.

Rebuilding Together needs handymen and women to work on homes owned by low-income seniors and disabled people in Arlington County. 703-528-1999 or

Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum will hold a docent training from 9 a.m.-noon Jan 12. or 703-746-3852.

Torpedo Factory Art Center is holding a mitten and glove drive to benefit Alexandria’s Child and Family Network Centers from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily, through Jan. 20, Site 2 & 3 Galleries, 105 N. Union St. Alexandria. 703-838-4565, Ext. 2.

TreeStewards of Arlington and Alexandria offers volunteer training from nex month through April. or 703-527-2349.

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 Meals on Wheels needs volunteers and teams to deliver meals to senior citizens and disabled persons. Must commit to two hours a month. 703-836-4414, Ext. 12.

Alexandria Tutoring Consortium needs tutors for students in kindergarten and first grade. or 703-549-6670, Ext. 119.

Child & Family Network Centers needs classroom volunteers from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. weekdays. or 703-836-0214, Ext. 238.

Friends of Guest House needs mentors for the Total Woman Program. 703-549-8072 or

Ten Thousand Villages will hold an open house from 7:30-9 p.m. Jan. 16. The board of directors seeks volunteers with experience in fundraising, retail development, social media and local marketing.

Virginia Cooperative Extension seeks Master Food volunteers. Must commit to 30 hours of volunteer service within a year of training, which includes basic nutrition, meal planning and cooking techniques., or 730-228-6417.

Volunteer Alexandria needs a receptionist.

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

Arlington County Civic Associations are seeking sidewalk snow-clearing volunteers. Register at or contact a civic association by visiting

Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing needs a computer teacher for adults with low-income. or 703-851-3621.

Arlington Public Library system needs volunteers to track and move books from other libraries at the central branch and circulation support at Columbia Pike branch. 703-228-7688.

Arlington Transit seeks individuals, groups and businesses to adopt an ART bus stop. Adopters will regularly maintain the stop by removing trash and snow for a year. 703-228-0638.

Edu-Futuro needs a Spanish teacher assistant. 703-228-2560.

Jane Franklin Dance seeks teenagers to be part of a production on Jan. 27, Feb. 2, and April 13. 703-933-1111.

— Compiled by Ria Manglapus



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