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., Feb. 17.

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

Jewish Council on Aging’s Senior Tech Computer Center needs instructors and coaches for basic and advanced computer classes. Hours are flexible. or 240-395-0916.

Mount Vernon Community School PTA seeks donations for the Mount Vernon Big Flea fundraiser on May 4. Drop donations and shop from 2-4 p.m. Saturday and Feb. 23, and Saturdays in March and April, at the storefront space of 3815 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. For a donation guide, visit To schedule a pickup of donations,

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. or or 703-228-6417.

Senior Services of Alexandria needs volunteers for the Friendly Visitor Program., or 703-836-4414, Ext. 13.

George Washington Birthday Celebration seeks volunteers for the George Washington Classic 10-K race and Revolutionary War Reenactment on Feb. 17 and parade on Feb. 18. Orientation for the parade is at 2 p.m. Feb. 10. To register, visit

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. A background check is required.

Volunteer Alexandria needs community service day coordinators and fundraisers for the Spring for Alexandria on May 3.

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

AHC needs tutors for teens and for children in the after-school program. 703-486-0626, Ext. 154.

Arlington County Department of Parks and Recreation seeks volunteers for the community-wide family night on April 19 and help during the therapeutic recreation and family fun night on March 22. 703-228-4730.

Arlington County Department of Human Services needs outreach ambassadors. 703-228-1760.

The Arlington Players needs theater ushers and stage set painters. 703-549-1063.

The Arlington Public Library system needs a welcome desk staffer and circulation support at the central branch and a grant writer for Exciting Early Literacy Programs. 703-228-7688.

Feeding Children Everywhere seeks volunteers for the Arlington Hunger Project. 888-891-6447.

Volunteers of America’s Residential Program Center seeks donations of snacks and bottles of water and juices for the snack and bag lunch drive. 703-228-0014.

Volunteers of America’s Residential Program Center seeks mentors for residents, a data entry assistant, client activity leaders and advisory council members. 703-228-0014.

Virginia Cooperative Extension Service needs Master Food Program applicants. 703-228-6417.

— Compiled by Ria Manglapus



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