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Alexandria and Arlington volunteer opportunities

Alexandria Commission for the Arts seeks volunteers for the Public Art Committee. Openings being filled are: for an individual with expertise in urban planning, landscape architecture and/or architecture; and for an individual who has strong interest in the arts. Committee meets at 7:30 p.m. every third Thursday. Send a letter of interest and résumé to Sydney-Chanele Dawkins, chairman, Alexandria Commission for the Arts, 1108 Jefferson St., Alexandria, Va., 22314 or by 5 p.m. Friday.

Alexandria Tutoring Consortium needs tutors for kindergarten and first-grade students. Must commit to once or twice a week through May. Training and lesson plans provided. 703-549-6670, Ext. 119.

Arlington Commission on Aging seeks advocates for older adults. To apply, visit or 703-228-1700.

Arlingtonians for a Clean Environment needs people to mark storm drains with a “Don’t Dump” message in the Little Pimmit Run area, 10 a.m.-noon Saturday. or 703-228-6406.

Remove Invasive Plants (RIP) seeks volunteers (age 9 and older; under 16 must be accompanied by an adult) to help protect native flora and fauna at: Tuckahoe Park, 10 a.m.-noon Nov. 16 and Dec. 21; Long Branch Nature Center, 2-5 p.m. Nov. 17 and Dec. 15; Benjamin Banneker Park, 10 a.m.-noon Nov. 23 and Dec. 28; Fort Bennett Park, 10 a.m.-noon Nov. 24 and Dec. 29; Haley Park/Gunston Woods, 9-11 a.m. Dec. 7; and Gulf Branch Nature Center, 2-5 p.m. Dec. 8. or 703-228-1862.

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 Auxiliary in Arlington offers opportunities to help on information desks, the surgical center and in 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 Police Foundation seeks volunteers for the 2013 United States of America Track and Field (USATF) 12K Championship Race on Nov. 17 at Oronoco Bay Park, Alexandria. To sign up, visit For information, e-mail or call 703-746-1909.

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

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

Carpenter’s Shelter 3rd Annual Run For Shelter 5K/10K & Fun Run needs event volunteers Nov. 23. or

Casa Chirilagua seeks mentors, tutors and leaders for fundraising and networking events. or 703-933-3688.

Center for Alexandria’s Children needs play-group facilitators. or 703-746-6043.

City of Alexandria Domestic Violence Program seeks shelter and children’s support group volunteers, weekend coverage and help with children’s activities on Tuesdays at Women’s shelter. Must complete 40 hours of training. or 703-746-4911.

Community Lodgings needs volunteers for the after-school program. To apply, go to

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.

Family Nutrition Program needs an instructor to facilitate the nutrition curriculum. Training and supplies provided.

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

King Street Cats needs cleaners and feeders. Adoption counselors are also needed on weekends. or 703-321-7199.

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

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

Mental Health Anti-Stigma HOPE Campaign of the Partnership for a Healthier Alexandria Committee seeks members. The committee meets at 4 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month.

National Organization for Victim Assistance seeks advocate certification volunteers. or 703-535-6682.

Salvation Army needs volunteers to help with the Angel Tree program and bell ringers. or 703-836-2427.

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. or 703-836-4414, Ext. 12.

Sexual Assault Center seeks hotline volunteers. To apply, visit or 703-746-3127.

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

United Way National Capital Area seeks volunteers for the Community Impact Fund Grant Volunteer Reviewer Program. or 202-488-2000.

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:

Arlington County Department of Human Services (DHS) needs computer lab attendants. Thanksgiving celebration hosts are also needed from 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 26. 703-228-1760.

Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC) needs bilingual (Spanish-English) health educators and holiday food drive hosts in November and December. 703-845-8486.

Arlington Public Library system needs library opening support; and a story time monitor at Shirlington Branch Library. 703-228-7688.

Arlington Sister City Association seeks a membership manager. 571-303-9813.

Arlington Turkey Trot needs volunteers for the event from noon-8 p.m. Nov. 26, noon-6 p.m. Nov. 27, and 7-10 a.m. Nov. 28 at Christ Church of Arlington, 3020 Pershing Dr. 703-927-0328.

Ethio­pian Community Development Council seeks volunteers to set up, serve and clean up at the Annual Refugee’s First Thanksgiving Dinner, 1-7 p.m. Nov. 24. 347-624-3444.

Knights of Columbus seeks Thanksgiving dinner deliverers and servers, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 28. 703-532-8498.

The Reading Connection seeks gift wrappers at local book stores in return for donations for the reading programs. 703-528-8317, Ext. 10.

RSVP-Northern Virginia will hold volunteer orientations: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Arlington Central Library and 2 p.m. Nov. 21, Volunteer Alexandria. or 703-246-3460.

Salvation Army, Arlington Corps seeks volunteers to sort gifts for children participating in the Angel Tree program, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Dec. 6, 9-13 and 16-17; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 7 and 14. Gift distribution is on Dec. 18. 703-979-3380.

Wesley Housing Development Corporation seeks after-school tutors at the Whitefield Commons Community Resource Center and at the Colonial Village Community Resource Center.

— Compiled by Ria Manglapus



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