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., Feb. 10.

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

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

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 Sunday, Site 2 & 3 Galleries, 105 N. Union St. Alexandria. 703-838-4565, Ext. 2.

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 Childhood Obesity Action Network needs master food volunteers. A 24-hour training begins March 1. Must commit to 30 hours a year of volunteer service at health-fair displays and food demonstrations at farmers markets. 703-228-6418, or

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 Sheriff’s Office needs teachers, mentors and discussion-group leaders for Alexandria Detention Center’s inmates. 703-746-5079, or

Medical Reserve Corps seeks emergency preparedness volunteers. Training provided. Must commit to a two-hour orientation held monthly. 703-746-4978, or

T.C. Williams International Network needs tutors to help students during classes between 8:35 a.m.-3:15 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Must be 21, and a background check is required.

Volunteer Alexandria needs a receptionist. Must commit to six months.

YoKid needs a volunteer classroom assistant to teach yoga to children. Must commit to one class per week for six weeks. 703-475-0046, or

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 Department of Parks and Recreation needs after-school homework volunteers from 2:30-6:30 p.m. weekdays. 703-228-4730.

Capital Caring offers hospice service opportunities. 703-351-2811.

Environment Services OSEM needs facilitators for the Energy Journey Game from noon-5 p.m. Feb. 2. 703-228-4822 or

Tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr. includes a volunteer fair, live music, dance and spoken-word performances from 7-9 p.m. Sunday at Washington-Lee High School. 703-228-3329.

Volunteer Emergency Support Team (VEST) needs volunteers to work in teams distributing emergency preparedness and fire safety information to residents at Columbia Grove from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday. Orientation provided. 703-228-0711 or

— Compiled by Ria Manglapus



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