Alexandria Book Shelf, a citywide literacy program, seeks books for children at FACE, Child Family Network and Alive Child Development centers and more. Donations may be dropped off at ACT for Alexandria, 1421 Prince St., 2nd floor; Hooray for Books, 1555 King St.; Mount Vernon Recreation Center, 2701 Commonwealth Ave., CrossFit, 805 N. Royal St.; and Local Motion Studio, 2377 S. Dove St., Alexandria. 703-622-0965.

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

Arlingtonians for a Clean Environment seeks donations to purchase trash bags and gloves to clean up a stream, supplies to make homes efficient and for other projects. or 703-228-6427.

Mutt Love Rescue seeks foster homes for rescued dogs. or 703-577-0106.

Northern Virginia Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program seeks advocates for residents in assisted living and nursing facilities. Training and support provided. or 703-324-5861.

Northern Virginia Senior Olympics offers volunteer opportunities. or 703-228-4721.

Remove Invasive Plants seeks volunteers (age 9 and older; under 16 must be accompanied by an adult) to help protect native flora and fauna at: Tuckahoe Park, Dec. 21; Benjamin Banneker Park, 10 a.m.-noon Dec. 28; and Fort Bennett Park, 10 a.m.-noon Dec. 29. 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.

TreeStewards is accepting applications for the volunteer training class Feb. 11-April 29 at Fairlington Community Center. To apply online, visit and e-mail the materials to

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.

American Cancer Society Road to Recovery Program seeks drivers to take cancer patients to and from appointments. or 800-227-2345.

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

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

Casa Chirilagua seeks tutors, mentors 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 a 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 curriculum. Training and supplies provided.

First Night Alexandria offers volunteer opportunities on Dec. 31. Must be 16. Training provided. or 703-746-3299.

National Capital Area Holiday Project seeks volunteers to people confined to hospitals, nursing homes and long-term care facilities on special days throughout the year. or 703-370-0370.

Salvation Army needs volunteers to be bell ringers. or 703-836-2427.

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

RSVP Northern Virginia will hold orientations from 2-3 p.m. on Jan. 16 and Feb. 20 at Charles E. Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St., Alexandria. To register, go to . 703-403-5360.

Volunteer Alexandria Snow Buddies Program needs volunteers who will be matched with city residents who are low-income homeowners, elderly or disabled, and who are registered with Alexandria’s Office of Citizen’s Assistance. Must sign a liability waiver. To sign-up, visit

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 Parks and Recreation seeks an intern for the Office of Senior Adult Programs. 703-228-4730.

Arlington Public Library system needs a volunteer to monitor story times at Shirlington Branch Library, 4200 Campbell Ave., Arlington. To apply, go to 703-228-7688.

Arlington Transit seeks individuals, groups or businesses to participate in the Adopt-a-Stop program, agreeing to keep an ART bus stop clean. 703-228-0638.

Bikes for the World seeks volunteers to load donated bikes into a container. 703-740-7856.

Communities in Schools of Northern Virginia seeks academic tutors for high school students. Must commit to 2-10 hours a week. 703-228-8694.

CrisisLink seeks crisis hotline volunteers. Three-hour shifts, once a week, are available from 6 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays; 8 a.m.-midnight weekends; and 9 p.m.-2 a.m. late nights. Must pass a screening process; and 50-hour training starts Feb. 1. or 703-516-6778.

DC EITC Campaign offers training and registration for tax preparers to be held in Jan. Volunteers must pass the IRS certification. To apply, go to 202-547-7773.

DC EITC Campaign seeks an income tax assistance client coordinator, an income tax assistance savings promoter and an income tax assistance tax preparer. 202-547-7773.

The Reading Connection seeks an administrative office volunteer. 703-528-8317, Ext. 10.

RSVP Northern Virginia will hold an orientation, 11 a.m. Jan. 22, Shirlington Branch Library. . 703-403-5360.

Virginia Cooperative Extension offers a Master Food Volunteers Program. Participants receive a 24-hour training on basic nutrition, meal planning, cooking techniques, food safety and working with diverse audiences; and in return must commit to 30 hours of volunteer service within one year of the training. Training sessions begin March 7 in Arlington. Apply by Jan. 15 by visiting http://handsonconnect.

— Compiled by Ria Manglapus



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