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Alexandria and Arlington volunteer opportunities

Columbia Pike Branch Library needs volunteers for the library service desk, to show films and/or repair DVDs and CDs. or 703-228-7688.

Senior Services of Alexandria seeks volunteers to visit elderly people. Training provided. or 703-836-4414, Ext. 20.

Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) volunteers are needed for a children’s program (ages 0-12) while parents participate in a parenting class, Sept. 12-Nov. 14. Must pass a background check. 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 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 Department of Community and Human Services seeks volunteers to help with Holiday Sharing Registration from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 12, 19 and 26; noon to 4 p.m. Oct. 13 and 20. Training provided. Must be 17. Bilingual Spanish-speakers encouraged. or 703-746-5663.

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

Art On the Avenue needs volunteers for an event on Oct. 5. or

Carpenter’s Shelter needs volunteers for the third annual Run For Shelter 5K/10K & Fun Run on Nov. 3. or

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

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

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

New Hope Housing seeks a front desk receptionist from noon to 5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday. or

Sexual Assault Center seeks volunteers for a 24-7 crisis hotline. Training provided. or

U.S. National Road Racing Championships 12K Race seeks volunteers for an event Nov. 17. To apply, visit or 703-746-1909.

Volunteer Alexandria needs a receptionist and kids’ activity volunteers. or 703-836-2176.

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

AHC needs volunteers to tutor in the teen program. 703-486-0626, Ext. 154.

American Heart Association has volunteer opportunities for the 2013 Greater Washington Heart Walk on Nov. 9. Must be 16. To register:, or 703-248-1784.

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

Arlington Public Library system seeks a help-desk staffer at the central library and a book discussion leader at Culpepper Garden Senior Center. 703-228-7688.

Rock Recovery’s Community Empowerment Team needs volunteers for the Grub for Good Fun Run event Nov. 23 To apply, visit and submit a résuméto

— Compiled by Ria Manglapus



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