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Alexandria and Arlington volunteer opportunities

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., Sunday.

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

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

Literacy Council of Northern Virginia’s Learning Centers Program seeks an ESOL teacher in Alexandria. 703-237-0866.

Mount Vernon Community School PTA seeks donations for the Mount Vernon Big Flea fundraiser on May 4. Drop off donations and shop from 2-4 p.m. 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,

Travelers Aid seeks volunteers to staff airport information desks and provide travel and tourist information. Must commit to six months. Training and parking provided. or 703-417-3975.

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 Symphony Orchestra needs house volunteers for concerts and events. or 703-548-0885.

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

Community Lodgings needs tutors for at-risk middle and high school students from 4:30–6 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays. To apply online, visit, or call 703-739-5856.

Child & Family Network Centers needs a classroom volunteer 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., or 703-549-8072.

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

Volunteer Alexandria needs community-service-day coordinators and fundraisers for 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:

Arlington County Department of Human Services Medical Reserve Corps offers a two-hour training for volunteers on topics including mass medication dispensing, emergency preparedness, epidemiology and more. For information, visit, or 703-228-4986.

Arlington County Fair seeks a board member. To apply online, visit or e-mail

Arlington Free Clinic seeks interpreters for Mongolian and Spanish. 703-979-1425, Ext. 125.

Arlington Public Library system seeks an Arabic conversation group leader at Central Library on Sunday afternoons; computer lab coach for job seekers at Columbia Pike Branch Library; and volunteers to track and move books to other libraries at Shirlington Branch Library. 703-228-7688.

Doorways For Women And Families seeks volunteers to work with children; overnight coverage; help with the homeless; a domestic violence safe-house volunteer and an administrative office volunteer. 703-504-9284.

— Compiled by Ria Manglapus



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