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Arlington and Alexandria volunteer opportunities

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.

Best Kids Mentoring Program needs mentors for children 6-18. To apply, visit or e-mail 202-397-3272.

Borromeo Housing seeks donations for the Infant Care Supply Center. Drop off wipes and diapers (sizes 4, 5, 6 and pull-ups), infant clothes and supplies, and car seats, 9 a.m.-noon Wednesdays and Fridays at St. Charles Borromeo Church, 3304 Washington Blvd., Arlington.

Citizinvestor seeks donations for the Four Mile Run Park Improvement Plan that will help buy a tree that will be planted and cared for by community volunteers.

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 Cooperative Extension Arlington County Office offers Master Gardener Training, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 2-Nov. 18, at Fairlington Community Center, 3308 S. Stafford St., Arlington. To apply, go to

Virginia Hospital Center Auxiliary in Arlington County offers opportunities to help on information desks, the surgical center and in gift shops. 703-558-6401.

Virginia Master Naturalist program is accepting applications for Master Naturalist volunteers, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Mondays, Sept. 8-Dec. 8 at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Rd., Arlington. Apply by Aug. 18 by visiting 703-525-3614.

Volunteer Alexandria: Call the numbers below or contact Volunteer Alexandria at 703-836-2176, or for information on the following opportunities:

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

ALIVE needs food program co-chairs to coordinate deliveries and pickups with Capital Area Food Bank and more. To apply, go to Volunteers needed to bag and distribute food to low-income families, 8:30 a.m.-noon Aug. 26 at the Church of the Resurrection, 2280 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria.

The Child and Family Network Centers needs volunteers to assist teachers. To sign up, go to

Northern Virginia Conservation Trust will hold an invasive plant removal event at Dora Kelly Park, 10 a.m.-noon Aug. 9. Meet at the Buddie Ford Nature Center, 5750 Sanger Ave., Alexandria. Wear long pants and long sleeves and bring a water bottle. To sign up, go to

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

Arlington Public Library system needs an English conversation group leader at Columbia Pike Branch Library and a management accountant. To apply, go to 703-228-7688.

Enterprise Development Group seeks help during the annual Charity Golf Classic on Sept. 12 at Laurel Hill Golf Club, Lorton. 703-685-0510, Ext. 273.

Offender Aid and Restoration offers volunteer opportunities. 703-228-7051.

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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