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.

ALIVE needs family emergency program volunteers.

Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Washington needs field trip and summer program aide volunteers. Must have first aid/CPR certification and pass a background investigation. To apply online, visit or e-mail

Center for Alexandria’s Children needs play-group 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.

Friendship Firehouse Festival needs activity volunteers and balloon wranglers on Aug. 3. or

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

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

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.

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 a 24-7 crisis hotline. or 703-746-3127.

Space of Her Own (SOHO) seeks mentors.

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

Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) needs a concession-stand volunteer during a film festival from 6-9:30 p.m. July 19-20. 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

Volunteer Arlington: Call the numbers listed below, or contact Volunteer Arlington by calling 703-228-1760 or visiting for information about the following opportunities:

Capital Caring seeks volunteers to stock linen closets. 703-908-5904.

Capital Caring offers volunteer opportunities at the Halquist Memorial Inpatient Hospice Center. 703-908-5904.

Edu-Futuro seeks a Spanish Academy teacher assistant. 703-228-2560.

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

Opera NOVA seeks a historian/archivist for the organization. 703-536-7557.

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.

— Compiled by Ria Manglapus



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