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

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

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

Community Lodgings needs property maintenance assistants, summer camp interns and budget mentors for homeless families. 703-739-5856.

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.

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

K.I. Services seeks a receptionist. or 703-823-4401.

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

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

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

Ten Thousand Villages offers volunteer opportunities. Orientation is from 6-7 p.m. Sept. 22. Fair-trade rug event volunteers are also needed. 301-520-5886.

Wright To Read needs literacy tutors/mentors for elementary students. Must attend orientation and training sessions and pass a criminal background screening. or

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

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 Public Library system seeks circulation support at Westover Library. 703-228-7688.

Opera NOVA seeks a schools coordinator for children’s opera, a publicist, a historian/archivist, grant writers, fundraiser, a financial and budget records assistant, and an administrative assistant.

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

RSVP-Northern Virginia volunteer orientation is at 11 a.m. Sept. 12, Arlington Central Library, 1015 W. Quincy St.; and 11 a.m. Sept. 25, Volunteer Alexandria, 123 N. Alfred St. To register, visit or call 703-403-5460.

— Compiled by Ria Manglapus



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