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Arlington and Alexandria volunteer opportunities

AHC seeks volunteers to help with the summer camp program for low-income elementary students, noon-5 p.m. July 7-Aug. 14. Flexible hours. or 703-486-0626, Ext. 154.

Arlington Commission on Aging seeks members to enhance the quality of life for older residents by ensuring all planning and county activities and address their specific needs. Applicants who live or work in Arlington must submit applications by June 15. To apply online, visit For information, e-mail or call 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 Neighborhood Villages is accepting members who are Arlington County residents 55 and older and volunteers to help with programs and services. To apply, go to 703-509-8057.

Velocity Bicycle Cooperative seeks people to refurbish donated bicycles and organize charity events. Training provided. or 703-863-4464.

Veterans Moving Forward, which provides service dogs for people with physical and mental health challenges, seeks people to raise puppies. Visit 800-375-1209.

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 Food and Wine Festival needs volunteers during the event, 7 a.m.-7 p.m. June 21. To register, go to handsonconnect.

The Alexandria Redevelopment and Housing Authority needs volunteers for the Annual Alexandria Youth Arts Festival, noon-4 p.m. June 16. To register, go to

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

Goodwin House Alexandria needs a garden box helper. To register, go to

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

RSVP Northern Virginia offers volunteer opportunities at an orientation workshop, 2 p.m. Wednesday at Charles E. Beatley Central Library in Alexandria. To register, visit

Volunteer Alexandria seeks volunteers to help during the arts-and-crafts festival 12:30-9 p.m. June 14. To register, go to A receptionist is needed on weekdays. or 703-836-2176.

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

Arlington Arts Center seeks an administrative assistant and a gallery installation volunteer. 703-248-6800.

Arlington Public Library system needs audio-visual circulation support at the central library. To apply, go to 703-228-7688.

Capital Caring seeks military veterans to visit patients who are also veterans at least once a week and needs volunteers to visit homebound patients. 703-351-2811.

Communities in Schools of Northern Virginia seeks communications interns. 703-228-2384.

M-Enabling Summit seeks volunteer support with sessions, discussions and demonstrations from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at the Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel. 404-918-9011.

Summer solstice celebration, join Arlingtonians for a Clean Environment with service projects including cleaning the park of trash and litter, storm-drain marking and invasive plant removal, 6:30-8:30 p.m. June 19 at Bluemont Park. or 703-228-6418.

Wesley Housing Development seeks summer school tutors at the Colonial Village Community Resource Center. 703-566-0061.

— Compiled by Ria Manglapus



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