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., second 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.

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

VeloCity Bicycle Cooperative seeks volunteers to refurbish donated bicycles and organize charity events. Training provided. To sign up, e-mail or 703-863-4464.

Virginia Hospital Center Auxiliary in Arlington County 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 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.

Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library seeks knitters for children’s program, 7-8 p.m. Thursdays. or 703-746-1702.

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 an after-school program. To apply, e-mail .

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 703-231-7199.

Volunteer Alexandria seeks individuals for the Volunteer Reception Centers. Orientation is 1:30-2:30 p.m. Feb. 7, Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library, 4701 Seminary Rd. 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 needs interns for an internship program, assistants for an art exhibit event and a cleanup crew for classrooms. 703-248-6800.

Arlington County Civic Associations seek volunteers to clear sidewalk snow. To register, go to or

Arlington County Department of Parks and Recreation needs a social coupon workshop leader, teen center volunteers and a Spanish teacher. 703-228-4730.

Arlington Free Clinic needs a primary-care physician and a pharmacist volunteers. 703-979-1425, Ext. 125.

Arlington Historical Society seeks a membership director, a news editor, a Ball-Sellers House docent and Arlington Historical Museum docents. Other volunteer opportunities are offered. 703-534-3577.

Arlington House, National Park Service seeks visitor services interpreters. 703-235-1530.

Arlington Public Library system needs a help desk staffer at the central library and a container gardener at the Shirlington Branch Library. To apply, go to 703-228-7688.

Arlingtonians For a Clean Environment join ACE and RiP Volunteer Program for Tuckahoe Park cleanup, 10 a.m.-noon Feb. 22. 703-228-6427.

Art for Humanity needs volunteers to tutor and mentor students in Honduras. or

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 Saturday. or 703-516-6778.

Meals on Wheels Arlington seeks meal deliverers to the homebound. 703-300-6885.

Race for the Cure Brain Tumors seeks volunteers for the Hope, a 5K walk/run on May 4. 703-578-9510.

RSVP Northern Virginia will hold orientations. They are 2 p.m. Feb. 20, Charles E. Beatley Central Library; and 7 p.m. Feb. 25, Arlington Central Library. 703-403-5360.

— Compiled by Ria Manglapus



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