Alexandria and Arlington volunteer opportunities

AFS-USA seeks host families for high school exchange students for the 2013-14 school year. or 800-876-2376, Ext. 3310.

American Association for the Advancement of Science needs scientists, engineers and physicians to help K-12 science teachers in Arlington County and Alexandria in the next school year. For information, visit or 703-237-7683.

Gulf Branch Nature Center needs volunteers to remove invasive plants. 2-4:30 p.m. Aug. 11 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. Aug. 18 at the center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Rd., Arlington. 703-228-6535.

NAMI Northern Virginia offers volunteer opportunities.

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 seeks a reception volunteer. 703-746-4356.

Alexandria Domestic Violence Program needs shelter and children’s support group volunteers. or 703-746-4911.

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

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

ALIVE needs food distribution volunteers, 8:30 a.m.-noon Saturday.

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) needs entrepreneur mentors and financial advisers. 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 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.

New Hope Housing needs a front desk receptionist, noon-5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

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. Planning and fundraising event volunteers are also needed. Meeting is at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. . 703-820-9001.

World Hope International needs office and event volunteers. 888-466-4673 or

Wright To Read needs tutor/mentor volunteers. Must pass a background check and attend a training session.

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-Alexandria Coalition for the Homeless seeks donations for the Homeless Look Cool for School program. 703-525-7177, Ext. 23.

Arlingtonians for a Clean Environment seeks volunteers for the Arlington County Fair information booth from Aug. 9-11. 703-228-6406.

Bikes for the World needs volunteers to pack and ship bicycle donations, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Wednesday. 703-740-7856.

Capital Caring seeks musicians to play music for patients at the Acute Care Center (703-908-5904) and patients living at home (703-351-2811).

Edu-Futuro needs Arlington Works! AmeriCorps team members. 703-228-2560.

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

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

TOPSoccer Arlington seeks “buddies” for the soccer program for ages 4-19 who have a mental or physical disability. 703-395-7379.

Virginia Cooperative Extension Service, Arlington is accepting applications for the Arlington Energy Masters program. Assistants for the Kids Marketplace, a financial simulation for elementary school-aged children, are also needed. 703-228-6417.

Volunteer Emergency Support Team (VEST) needs volunteers for the Arlington County Fair Information Booth, 12:30-3:30 p.m. Aug. 10. 703-228-0711.

— Compiled by Ria Manglapus



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