American Association for the Advancement of Science needs scientists, engineers, mathematicians and physicians to assist K-12 STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) teachers. Must attend a one-day orientation; hours are flexible. or 703-237-7683.

Arlington Commission on Long-Term Care Residences seeks prospective commission members and volunteers willing to serve as liaisons. For an application, go to or 703-228-1700.

Arlington County Invasive Plant program needs volunteers to remove invasive plants: First Saturdays, Haley Park; second Sundays, Gulf Branch Nature Center; third Saturdays, Tuckahoe 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.

League of Women Voters of Arlington seeks help with publicity, marketing, registering voters and distributing fliers. or 703-536-5991.

Alexandria’s War of 1812 Bicentennial seeks volunteers to set up and take down, help on stage, information tent and more, on Aug. 31. or 703-548-1789.

Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association needs greeters and offer handouts to visitors Friday through Sunday afternoons. or 703-548-0035.

Velocity Bicycle Cooperative seeks people to refurbish donated bicycles and organize charity events. Training is 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 Department of Community and Human Services seeks volunteer victim advocates. Classes begin in September. To register, visit

Center for Alexandria’s Children needs playgroup volunteers., or 703-746-6043.

Gadsby’s Tavern Museum needs tour guide volunteers. or 703-746-4242.

Lee-Fendall House Museum offers volunteer opportunities., or 703-548-1789.

The Lyceum needs volunteers for visitor services and the museum shop. or 703-746-4994.

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 County Department of Human Services Aging and Disability Services Division offers training to become a Medicare specialist. or 703-228-1734.

Art for Humanity needs a writer and a transcriber.

Capital Caring needs a human resources volunteer. 703-351-2811.

Offender Aid and Restoration offers volunteer opportunities for the post-release education program. Training provided. or 703-228-7051. Group facilitators are needed for programs at the Arlington County jail. or 703-228-7030.

RSVP Northern Virginia offers volunteer opportunities at an orientation workshop, 1 p.m. Aug. 12 at Arlington Central Library. To register, visit or call 703-246-3466.

Virginia Cooperative Extension Service, Arlington Office, offers training for master financial education volunteers. Must attend two sessions, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 6 and 13, Fairlington Community Center, Room 100, 3308 S. Stafford St. To apply, e-mail or call 703-228-6421.

— Compiled by Ria Manglapus



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