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Alexandria and Arlington volunteer opportunities

Arlington County Volunteer Appreciation Celebration for volunteers and their guests will be from 3-5 p.m. Sunday at National Rural Electric Cooperative Conference Center, 4301 Wilson Blvd. To register, visit

Arlington Food Assistance Center Plot Against Hunger Program seeks volunteers to grow vegetables for the center’s pantry. Seedlings are provided. 703-845-8486.

Arlingtonians for a Clean Environment has opportunities at the Green Living Expo on Sunday.

Invasive plant removal project seeks volunteers to join Arlingtonians for a Clean Environment from 2-5 p.m. Sunday at Long Branch Nature Center. To register, visit 703-228-4747.

Rebuilding Together Alexandria needs teams to repair homes or donate materials, 7:30 p.m. April 27, First Baptist Church, 2932 King St. 703-836-1021.

Travelers Aid seeks volunteers to staff airport information desks and provide travel and travel and tourism information. Must commit to six months. Training, parking provided. 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 Childhood Obesity Action Network needs volunteers to work with children ages 5 to 9 in a vegetable garden on Tuesdays through Oct. 15.

Alexandria Visitors Center at Ramsay House needs tour volunteers. 703-746-3313.

Community Lodgings needs budget mentors. To apply, visit 703-739-5856.

Islamic Relief USA — Walk for Water needs volunteers on May 4. To register, visit Islamic Relief USA’s Walk for Water page on Facebook or

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society needs event planners for the “Light the Night” walk. 703-399-2924.

Literacy Council of Northern Virginia needs tutors for English-speaking adults seeking to improve reading and writing skills. Training provided. To apply, visit 703-237-0866, Ext. 111.

Meals on Wheels Association of America needs an office assistant. 703-548-5558.

Space Of Her Own (SOHO) will hold mentor orientation sessions from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday. To register, visit or

T.C. Williams High School needs volunteers for the all-night graduation party June 15. To register, visit or e-mail

Virginia Insurance Counseling and Assistance Program seeks Medicare counselors. Training provided. 703-228-1700.

Volunteer Alexandria needs community-service-day site coordinators, volunteer teams and individuals, and photographers on May 3. To register, visit 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:

AHC seeks tutors for a teen program. 703-486-0626, Ext. 154.

Arlington County Department of Human Services seeks assistants for the Teen Summer Expo from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. 703-228-1760.

Arlington Public Library system needs a film presenter and audiovisual support at the Columbia Pike branch library and circulation support at the central library. 703-228-7688.

Asante Mariamu, which brings awareness about threats to people with albinism in East Africa, seeks volunteers at the Barcroft Community House from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. May 18. Must be 16 with an adult. Donations of children’s long-sleeve shirts, sunglasses and bucket hats and chapstick are needed. 607-329-8565.

Civitan Club of Arlington needs volunteers to hand out flyers to prospective vendors. 703-473-7245.

Bowen McCauley Dance needs event assistants for the Move Me Festival from 2-5 p.m. April 27. 703-910-5175.

Experience Works needs a newsletter assistant. 703-682-2528.

Opera NOVA needs a volunteer to manage fundraisers, a publicist and a school coordinator for children’s opera. or 703-536-7557.

Northern Virginia Family Service needs classroom assistants for the Head Start program. 571-748-2536.

— Compiled by Ria Manglapus



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