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Alexandria and Arlington volunteer opportunities

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.

American Cancer Society needs new wig donations for cancer patients. or 410-781-6909.

Arlingtonians For a Clean Environment seeks people to remove trash and debris from Barcroft Park as part of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service, 10 a.m.-noon Monday. To sign up, go to or 703-228-6418.

Long Branch Nature Center seeks volunteers to remove invasive plants in the park, 2-4 p.m. Sunday. 703-228-6535.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

American Red Cross needs an administrative support volunteer. or 571-414-1987.

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 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.

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.

Sexual Assault Center seeks volunteer advocates. A 40-hour classroom training starts Feb. 8. Apply by Friday. or 703-746-3127.

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

Volunteer Alexandria seeks individuals for the Volunteer Reception Centers. Orientations are from 1:30-2:30 p.m. Jan. 27, Duncan Library, 2501 Commonwealth Ave.; and 1:30-2:30 p.m. Feb. 7, Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library, 4701 Seminary Rd. Volunteers are also needed for Martin Luther King Day of Service, 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Monday. Orientation is from 10 a.m.- noon Saturday. To register, e-mail or 703-836-2176.

Volunteer Alexandria needs a receptionist. 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:

Arlington Arts Center offers volunteer opportunities. 703-248-6800.

Arlington Food Assistance Center seeks volunteers to host food drives. To register, go to 703-845-8486.

Arlington County Department of Human Services needs surveyors and data entry assistants for the annual Point in Time Count on Jan. 29 and 30. 703-228-1760.

Arlington Public Library system needs a French conversation group leader at Aurora Hills Branch Library. To apply, go to 703-228-7688.

Arlington Soccer Association needs youth soccer coaches and assistant coaches. Teams practice once or twice on weeknights, games are Saturdays. or 703-527-0157.

Arlingtonians For a Clean Environment seeks people to join the Tuckahoe Park cleanup with the RiP Volunteer Program, 10 a.m.-noon Feb. 22. 703-228-6427.

Communities in Schools of Northern Virginia seeks volunteers to distribute groceries to students at the Arlington Career Center, 1-4 p.m. Wednesdays. 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.

Jane Franklin Dance needs a graphic designer. 703-933-1111.

Jewish Council for the Aging seeks computer instructors and coaches for classes at Pentagon City location. 240-395-0916.

Opera Nova needs a fundraiser volunteer, grant writers, financial and budget records assistant and an administrative assistant. 571-334-9831 or

RSVP Northern Virginia will hold orientations, 2 p.m. Thursday and Feb. 20, Charles E. Beatley Central Library; 11 a.m. Tuesday, Shirlington Branch Library; 7 p.m. Feb. 25, Arlington Central Library. 703-403-5360.

Volunteer Emergency Support Team (VEST) seeks volunteers for Martin Luther King Jr. Day to raise awareness for preparedness, from 8 a.m.-noon Monday. 703-228-0711.

— Compiled by Ria Manglapus



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