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.

Arlington County Medical Reserve Corps will hold an orientation for volunteers, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday. or 703-228-4986.

Travelers Aid seeks volunteers to staff airport information desks and provide tour information. Must commit to six months. Training, parking provided. 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 Services Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors seeks volunteers for the annual National Military Survivor Seminar from 6 a.m.-10 p.m. May 21-26. or 202-588-8277.

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.

Alexandria Redevelopment and Housing Authority needs tutors for elementary-age students. E-mail Also needed are community garden volunteers. Sign up at:

Alexandria Redevelopment and Housing Authority needs help with the annual Alexandria Youth Arts Festival on June 7. Sign up at:

Alexandria Tutoring Consortium needs kindergarten tutors. Training provided. Register: or 703-549-6670, Ext. 119.

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

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.

Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) needs court-appointed special advocates. 703-820-9001. The following programs need volunteers: Croquet Day committee 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. Saturday. Register at

Volunteer Alexandria seeks individuals for the volunteer reception centers. Orientation is 1:30-2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Charles E. Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St. 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 Public Library system needs an English conversation group leader at the central library. To apply, go to 703-228-7688.

Arlingtonians for a Clean Environment needs help to teach students about energy and the environment. 703-228-6406.

Bikes For The World needs E-CARE bike donation assistants 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 safe house. 703-504-9284.

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

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

Northern Virginia Family Service needs bilingual (Spanish/English) mentors for senior citizens. 571-858-9284.

Opera Nova needs help with fundraising. 703-536-7557.

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. March 13, Arlington Central Library and March 18, Charles E. Beatley Central Library. 703-403-5360.

— Compiled by Ria Manglapus



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