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 Energy Masters program is accepting applications for community volunteers to become certified Energy Masters and for high school and college students to become Energy Masters in training, which starts Oct. 2. To apply through Sept. 15, go to (for community) or (for students).

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.

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 seeks volunteers to set up and take down, help on stage, assist in the 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.

Northern Virginia Conservation Trust will hold an invasive plant removal event at Dora Kelly Park, 10 a.m.-noon Saturday. 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

Senior Services of Alexandria Meals on Wheels program seeks delivery volunteers and teams. To apply, go to

Space of His Own needs mentors for fifth-grade boys in Alexandria. To register, go to or visit or

Virginia Cooperative Extension, Alexandria 4-H seeks facilitators for activities during the Military Maker Fair on Saturday. To register, go to

Volunteer Alexandria needs a receptionist. To apply, go to

War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission seeks a gardener at the Lee-Fendall House. To apply, go to Docent volunteers are also needed. 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 Partnership for Affordable Housing seeks volunteers for the community picnics at the Courthouse Crossing, 3-7 p.m. Wednesday; and at the Columbia Grove, 3-7 p.m. Aug. 20. or 703-851-3635.

Arlington Public Library system needs audio-visual circulation support and a welcome-desk staffer at central library. To apply, go to 703-228-7688.

Arlingtonians for a Clean Environment will hold a Four Mile Run cleanup, 9-11 a.m. Sept. 20. Meet at Barcroft Park. To sign up, go to Volunteers are needed for community outreach at the Arlington County Fair, 4-10 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday. To sign up, go to, e-mail or call 703-228-6406. A Web designer/Web developer is also needed. or 703-228-6427.

Bikes for the World needs volunteers to prepare donated bicycles for overseas donation, 4-8 p.m. Aug. 21, 28 and Sept. 4. 703-740-7856.

CrisisLink seeks volunteers to answer suicide and crisis prevention hotline calls. Training begins 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. To apply for a weekday shift (6 a.m.-5 p.m.), go to; late night shift (9 p.m.-2 a.m.), go to; and weekend shift (8 a.m.-midnight), go to or 703-516-6778.

Doorways for Women and Families seeks daytime shelter volunteers. or 703-504-9284.

Food for Others seeks volunteers to distribute food at three Arlington sites, 6 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays. or 703-207-9173.

The Reading Connection needs volunteers for the Read-Aloud program. Must be 18, pass a background, commit to two hours a month for a year and attend an orientation on Oct. 9. or 703-528-8317, Ext. 10.

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

— Compiled by Ria Manglapus



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