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.

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

Arlington County Invasive Plant Program needs volunteers to remove invasive plants. First Saturdays, Haley Park; second Saturdays, Lacey Woods Park; second Sundays, Gulf Branch Nature Center; third Saturdays, Tuckahoe Park; third Saturdays, Barcroft Park; third Sundays, Long Branch Nature Center; and fourth Saturdays, Benjamin Banneker Park. For information, visit To register, e-mail or call 703-228-1862.

Arlington Food Assistance Center’ s Plot Against Hunger program seeks local gardeners and farmers willing to grow and donate fresh produce to the AFAC food pantry. Vegetable seeds provided. Pick up seeds from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at 2708 S. Nelson St., Arlington. or 703-845-8486.

Arlingtonians For a Clean Environment seeks reuse crafters to showcase in the Reuse Craft Corridor on April 26. To apply by Saturday, visit Speakers for sustainability talks are needed. To apply, visit . Kid-friendly activity providers are also needed. Visit 703-228-6427.

Potomac Watershed Cleanup, join Arlingtonians For a Clean Environment from 9 a.m.-noon April 5 at N. Glebe and Chain Bridge roads.

Ten Thousand Villages of Alexandria will hold an orientation, 6-7 p.m. Sunday. Must be 16. 703-684-1435.

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 571-385-2512.

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 Black History Museum needs a reception volunteer. 703-746-4356.

City of Alexandria Domestic Violence Program needs shelter and children’s support group volunteers. or 703-746-4911.

Community Lodgings seeks after-school program tutors. To apply, go to

Computer Core seeks career development coaches. or 703-931-7346, Ext. 104.

Empowered Women International needs entrepreneur mentor and financial advisor volunteers. or 571-312-4781.

Family Nutrition Program needs instructors to lead and facilitate nutrition curriculum to the community. or 703-746-5542.

Gadsby’s Tavern Museum needs tour guides. 703-746-4242.

King Street Cats needs adoption counselors, cleaners and feeders. or 703-231-7199.

RSVP Northern Virginia offers volunteer opportunities at orientation workshops. They are 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 8, May 14 and June 11 at Charles E. Beatley Central Library in Alexandria. To register, visit

Wright To Read needs tutors/mentors.

Volunteer Arlington: Call the numbers listed below, or contact Volunteer Arlington by calling 703-228-1760 or visit for information about the following opportunities:

AHC seeks tutors for after-school program children. 703-486-0626, Ext. 154.

Arlington County Department of Parks & Recreation needs volunteers for Family Skate Night, from 5:30-9 p.m. March 21. 703-228-4730.

Arlington Partnership For Affordable Housing seeks food bank distribution assistants at Columbia Grove Apartments and Marbella Apartments. 703-851-3635.

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

Arlington-Alexandria Coalition for the Homeless seeks homework helpers for children ages 5 to 13 living in the Sullivan House shelter. 703-525-7177.

Bikes For The World needs E-CARE bike donation assistants for Arlington County’s recycling event April 19. 703-740-7856.

Communities in Schools of Northern Virginia seeks Spanish-speaking math tutors at Wakefield High School. 703-228-2384.

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

Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association seeks art gallery docents in the Athenaeum galleries. Must be 18; training provided. 703-548-0035.

RSVP Northern Virginia will hold an orientation at 2 p.m. Thursday and April 17, Arlington Central Library. 703-403-5360.

— Compiled by Ria Manglapus



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