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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 Center, Alive Child Development Center and more. Donations can 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.

Arlington Commission on Long-Term Care Residences needs advocates. or 703-228-1700.

Travelers Aid seeks volunteers to staff airport information desks and provide tourism information. Must commit to six months. Training, parking provided. travelersaiddca@
or 703-417-3975.

Velocity Bicycle Cooperative seeks volunteers to refurbish donated bicycles and organize charity events. Training provided. 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 Boating Festival seeks helpers with event planning.

Lee-Fendall House Museum seeks visitor services and museum shop volunteers. 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. the second Wednesday of each month.

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

New Hope Housing needs a volunteer to help shelter residents develop résumés.

The Scholarship Fund of Alexandria needs help for a scholarship fund of T.C. Williams High School. Volunteers read student applications from 8 a.m.-noon March 8. To sign up, visit or call 703-824-6730.

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. 703-820-9001. The following programs need volunteers: the parenting fact sheet and April child abuse prevention campaign,; and the Croquet Day committee,

Time Entrepreneurship Foundation needs a volunteer operations manager.

Volunteer Alexandria seeks walkers of all ages to march in the St. Patrick’s Parade, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. March 1. Register at .

Volunteer Alexandria seeks individuals for the volunteer reception centers. Orientation is 1:30-2:30 p.m. March 5 at Charles E. Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St. or 703-836-2176.

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 Historical Society seeks volunteers for the annual banquet committee. 703-534-3577.

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

Arlington Public Library system needs a welcome desk staffer at the central library and presenters for an adult program series at the Columbia Pike 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 Saturday. 703-228-6427.

Bikes For The World needs help to load containers of bicycles for Africa and Central America. Volunteers are needed to prepare bikes for shipping. E-CARE bike donation assistants are also needed for Arlington County’s recycling event April 19. 703-740-7856.

Doorways For Women and Families offers volunteer opportunities including positions in the administrative office, overnight shelter coverage and the domestic violence safehouse. 703-504-9284.

Edu-Futuro needs scholarship and speech competition judges, a career panelist for a youth leadership program and mentors. 703-228-2560.

Greenbrier Learning Center offers volunteer opportunities including Buddy Night volunteers and after-school assistants for the Learning Rocks program. 571-297-5894.

Habitat For Humanity of Northern Virginia needs community ambassadors. 703-521-9890, Ext. 115.

Literacy Council of Northern Virginia needs tutors for the Basic Literacy Tutoring Program and the ESOL Tutoring Program. 703-237-0866.

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

Northern Virginia Family Service needs a moving crew, 8 a.m.-noon Feb. 28. 571-748-2536. Bilingual (Spanish/English) mentors for senior citizens are also needed. 571-858-9284.

Opera Nova needs grant writers. 571-344-9831.

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

RSVP Northern Virginia will hold orientations. They are 2 p.m. Thursday and March 18, Charles E. Beatley Central Library; and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Arlington Central Library. 703-403-5360.

— Compiled by Ria Manglapus



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