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Arlington and Alexandria volunteer opportunities

AHC needs volunteers once a week for an hour to tutor teens in the evenings or work with elementary students in the afternoons at six locations. For information, visit, e-mail or call 703-486-0626, Ext. 154.

Alexandria Tutoring Consortium needs tutors for kindergartners and first-graders in Alexandria public schools. Must work once or twice a week from October through May. Training and lesson plans provided. To sign up, go to 703-549-6670, Ext. 119.

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).

Arlingtonians for a Clean Environment programs: Four Mile Run Cleanup, remove trash and debris, 9-11 a.m. Sept. 20. Meet at Barcroft Park. To sign up, go to; Energy Education Training for school volunteers, 10 a.m.-noon Sept. 23 at Fairlington Community Center, 3308 S. Stafford St.; collect native seeds, 10 a.m.-noon Oct. 12, Lubber Run Park, North Columbus and Second streets. To register, go to or 703-228-6427.

The Athenaeum Gallery seeks volunteers to greet visitors Friday, Saturday and Sunday afternoons. or 703-548-0035.

Carlyle House Historic Park needs tour guides. Must commit to two weekday shifts a month or one weekend shift per month. or 703-549-2997.

Encore Stage & Studio offers volunteer opportunities for candidates to join the Board of Directors. or 703-548-1154.

Four Mile Run Park Cleanup seeks volunteers to clean waterways, 10 a.m.-noon Sunday, meet at the parking lot, 4131 Mount Vernon Ave.

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:

American Cancer Society seeks drivers to take cancer patients to and from treatments. or

CrisisLink seeks volunteers to answer suicide and crisis prevention hotline calls. Training begins October. 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.

Goodwin House Alexandria seeks elder companions for senior residents. Must commit to six months and visit once a week. Certified tai chi instructors are needed. To apply, go to A garden box helper is needed. To sign up, got to 703-824-1122.

Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition of Alexandria offers volunteer opportunities: a parent leadership chat group facilitator, go to; a parent leadership chat group host, go to; and a preventing risky behaviors workshop presenter, 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 Education programs volunteer is needed. To apply, 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 Food Assistance Center (AFAC) needs volunteers for Hunger Action Month Food Drive at the Virginia Square Giant, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 13 and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 14; Shirley Park Giant, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday; Lyon Village Giant, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 11, 13, and 4-7 p.m. Sept. 12., or 703-845-8486.

Bikes for the World needs volunteers to prepare donated bicycles for overseas donation, 4-8 p.m. Sept. 11. Volunteers are needed to collect used bikes and prepare for donation overseas during Arlington’s E-CARE recycling event, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Oct. 11. 703-740-7856.

Communities in School of Northern Virginia needs Saturday school tutors., or 703-228-2384. Weekly Wednesday AFAC food distribution volunteers are needed. or 703-228-8694.

The Salvation Army, Arlington Corps needs Angel Tree Holiday volunteers to help with registration, 1-7 p.m. Sept. 16, 18, and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 17. Must be at least 15., or 703-979-330, Ext. 102.

U.S. FreedomWalk Festival seeks photographers, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 17 and 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 18; checkpoint staff and drivers, 11 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Oct. 17 and 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 18; French, German and Japanese translators, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 17 and 6:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 18; trail marking staff, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 17 and 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 18., or 703-549-8388.

— Compiled by Ria Manglapus



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