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.

Arlington Regional Master Naturalists will be holding a training program 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 9 through Dec. 9 at Long Branch Nature Center. Apply online by Aug. 19 at

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 City Public Schools needs Back-to-School Night volunteers Aug. 20 and 21 at T.C. Williams High School. 703-824-6865.

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.

Casa Chirilagua needs tutors, mentors and leaders. Other volunteer opportunities are also offered. or 703-933-3688.

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

Family Nutrition Program needs an instructor to facilitate the nutrition curriculum. Training and supplies provided. or 703-746-5542.

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 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.

Working on Leading the Future (WOLF) needs event volunteers for the third annual Basketball Tournament and Expo, 2-9 p.m. Aug. 10 at John Ewald Park. or 818-732-9794.

World Hope International needs office and event 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:

Arlington County Department of Human Services seeks an English- and Urdu-speaking volunteer for Back-to-School night, 5:15-8 p.m. Sept. 3. A customer service aide and CommonHelp navigators are also needed. 703-228-1760.

Arlington County Department of Human Services Aging & Disability Services Division offers training for Medicare specialists. 703-228-1734.

Arlington Public Library system seeks a welcome desk staff member at the central library. 703-228-7688.

Bu-GATA Buckingham Youth Brigade seeks a computer skills instructor. 571-483-0345.

Medical Reserve Corps needs a public health receptionist. 703-228-4986.

Nauck Community Services Center needs summer reading program buddies. 703-229-5650.

Volunteer Emergency Support Team (VEST) needs volunteers for the Arlington County Fair information booth, 12:30-3:30 p.m. Aug. 10. Preparedness ambassadors are also needed. 703-228-0711.

— Compiled by Ria Manglapus



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