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Alexandria and Arlington volunteer opportunities

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

Gulf Branch Nature Center needs volunteers to remove invasive plants. 2-4:30 p.m. July 14 at the center, 3608 N. Military Rd., Arlington. 703-228-3403.

Long Branch Nature Center seeks volunteers (age 9 and older) to remove invasive plants. 2-5 p.m. July 21, at the center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Rd., Arlington. 703-228-6535.

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 Black History Museum needs a reception volunteer. 703-746-4356.

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. or 703-746-3313.

Alexandria Sheriff’s Office offers volunteer opportunities. or 703-746-5079.

ALIVE seeks food distribution volunteers on Saturday at the Cora Kelly Recreational Center, Ladray Senior Residence and Church of the Resurrection. or 703-837-9300, Ext. 2.

ALIVE needs family emergency program volunteers.

Center for Alexandria’s Children needs playgroup facilitators. or 703-746-6018.

Computer Core seeks career development coaches. or 703-931-7346, Ext. 104.

Empowered Women International (EWI) seeks consultants with a business degree or background. or 571-312-4781.

Foster Care Alumni of America needs development committee members and a technical support manager. or 703-299-6767.

Gadsby’s Tavern Museum needs tour guides. 703-746-4242.

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

Lee-Fendall House Museum offers volunteer opportunities or or 703-548-1789.

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

The Lyceum needs visitor services and museum shop volunteers. 703-746-4994.

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

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

National Organization for Victim Assistance needs advocate certification volunteers. Must be 18. or 703-535-6683.

Senior Services of Alexandria needs volunteers to visit seniors for an hour, once a week. or 703-836-4414, Ext. 13.

Senior Services of Alexandria Meals on Wheels seeks delivery volunteers and teams. 703-836-4414, Ext. 12 or

Sexual Assault Center seeks volunteers for 24-7 crisis hotline. or 703-746-3127.

Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) needs court-appointed special advocates (CASA). or 703-820-9001.

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

World Hope International needs resource volunteers. 888-466-4673 or

YoKid seeks a children’s yoga teacher and assistants. 703-475-0046 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:

Arlington County Department of Human Services seeks a social services adviser. 703-228-1760.

Arlington Public Library system needs a French conversation group leader and a Friends Bookstore attendant a Aurora Hills Branch Library; audio-visual maintenance support at Columbia Pike Branch Library; and a welcome-desk staff member at the central library. 703-228-7688.

Arlington-Alexandria Coalition for the Homeless needs Rock & Stroll planning committee members. 703-525-7177, Ext. 23.

Capital Caring needs a bedside musician, a receptionist and volunteers to support staff at the Halquist Memorial Inpatient Center. 703-908-5904.

Medical Reserve Corps will hold a volunteer orientation from 6:30-8:30 p.m. July 30. 703-228-4986

Rock Recovery seeks a president to oversee and manage the Rock Recovery Board of Directors. For an application, visit, and e -mail résuméto

RSVP-Northern Virginia, sponsored by Volunteer Fairfax in partnership with Volunteer Arlington and Volunteer Alexandria, offers opportunities to serve your community. Volunteer orientation is at 11 a.m. July 31, Shirlington Branch Library. or 703-246-3460.

Volunteer Emergency Support Team (VEST) seeks first aid tent assistants and information booth volunteers July 4 at Long Bridge Park. 703-228-0711.

Volunteers of America’s Residential Program Center seeks people to mentor/adopt a resident; sponsors for the snack food and bag lunch drive; and a data entry assistant. 703-228-0017.

— Compiled by Ria Manglapus



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