AFS Intercultural Programs seeks host families for international high school exchange students for the 2013-14 school year. To apply, visit or 800-876-2376, Ext. 3310.

Air Force Association Cycling Classic seeks volunteers for the race June 7-9. To apply, visit

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

Arlington Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive, to benefit Arlington Food Assistance Center, seeks donations of low-sugar cereal, cooking oil in plastic bottles, canned tuna/chicken, whole wheat pasta, low-sugar/syrup canned fruit and other non-perishable food to be picked up at residential mailboxes, 9 a.m. Saturday. Other donation drop off locations year-round are: Arlington Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St.; Ballston Animal Hospital, 5232 Wilson Blvd.; Cherrydale Library, 2190 N. Military Rd.; and Kinder Haus-Toys, 1220 N. Fillmore St. 703-845-8486.

Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington Peace Camp has volunteer opportunities. or 571-882-9285.

Stop Child Abuse Now of Northern Virginia seeks facilitators for parenting classes. Training provided and background checks required. or 703-820-9001.

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

Alexandria Juvenile Court needs a receptionist. 703-746-4499.

Alexandria Running Festival needs volunteers on May 24 and race day volunteers on May 26. or

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

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

Friends of Guest House needs a receptionist, driver volunteers and GED tutors. or 703-549-8072.

Goodwin House needs music and computer volunteers. Must be 16. or 703-578-7671.

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

Liberty’s Promise needs volunteers for job skills workshops. or 703-549-9950.

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. or 703-548-5558.

Medical Reserve Corps offers emergency volunteer training. To register, visit 703-746-4978 or

National Parent Teacher Association needs a resource development intern. 703-518-1231 or

SOHO (Space Of Her Own) will hold volunteer mentor orientation sessions from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday and May 21. To apply, visit or

T.C. Williams High School needs volunteers for the graduation party on June 15. To register, visit

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

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 Food Assistance Center needs volunteers to distribute leaflets in neighborhoods for the Stamp Out Hunger program. Flexible hours from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday and Friday. 703-845-8486.

Arlington Public Library system needs a Friends Bookstore assistant and a summer reading assistant at Shirlington Branch Library. Blooming Art assistants are also needed from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at Shirlington Branch Library, May 20; Cherrydale Branch Library, May 22; and Aurora Hills Branch Library, May 23. Must be 18 and pass a background check. 703-228-7688.

Enterprise Development Group needs event assistants for the golf tournament fundraiser on Sept. 13. 703-685-0510, Ext. 273.

Northern Virginia Family Service needs drivers to pick up diaper donations, next Thursday and May 17 and 20. 571-748-2536.

Relay For Life of Arlington seeks volunteers for the Luminaria Ceremony from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. June 15. 970-290-8788.

Susan G. Komen Global Race for the Cure seeks volunteers on race day, Saturday. 703-895-9264.

Youth For Understanding USA needs host families for German exchange students. 240-235-2102.

— Compiled by Ria Manglapus



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