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Alexandria and Arlington volunteer opportunities

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.

Edu-Futuro seeks a photographer and a bartender for the “Latino Youth: Reach for the Stars” fundraiser May 30.

Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington Peace Camp has 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, 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 a mentor orientation session from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday. To apply, visit or

T.C. Williams High School needs volunteers for the graduation party 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:

AHC needs summer youth counselors. 703-486-0626, Ext. 154.

Arlington Public Library system needs audio-visual maintenance support at the central library. Blooming Art assistants are also needed from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at Shirlington Branch Library, Monday; Cherrydale Branch Library, Wednesday; and Aurora Hills Branch Library, next Thursday. Must be 18 and pass a background check. 703-228-7688.

Greenbrier Learning Center needs summer camp counselors for the Learning Rocks program July-August. 703-379-6488, Ext. 104.

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

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

— Compiled by Ria Manglapus



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