Alexandria Book Shelf, a citywide literacy program, seeks books for children at FACE, Child Family Network and Alive Child Development centers and more. Donations may be dropped off at ACT for Alexandria, 1421 Prince St., 2nd floor; Hooray for Books, 1555 King St.; Mount Vernon Recreation Center, 2701 Commonwealth Ave., CrossFit, 805 N. Royal St.; and Local Motion Studio, 2377 S. Dove St., Alexandria. 703-622-0965.

American Cancer Society needs new wig donations for cancer patients. or 410-781-6909.

Mutt Love Rescue seeks foster homes for rescued dogs. or 703-577-0106.

Rebuilding Together Alexandria offers volunteer opportunities. or 703-836-1021.

Travelers Aid seeks volunteers to staff airport information desks and provide tourism information. Must commit to six months. Training, parking provided. or 703-417-3975.

TreeStewards is accepting applications for the volunteer training class Feb. 11-April 29 at Fairlington Community Center. To apply online, visit and e-mail the materials to

Velocity Bicycle Cooperative seeks volunteers to refurbish donated bicycles and organize charity events. Training provided. To sign up, e-mail or 703-863-4464.

Virginia Hospital Center Auxiliary in Arlington 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:

Lee-Fendall House Museum seeks visitor services and museum shop volunteers. or 703-548-1789.

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

Mental Health Anti-Stigma HOPE Campaign of the Partnership for a Healthier Alexandria Committee seeks members. The committee meets at 4 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month.

National Organization for Victim Assistance seeks advocate certification volunteers. or 703-535-6682.

New Hope Housing needs a volunteer to help shelter residents develop résumés.

Senior Services of Alexandria needs volunteers to visit seniors for an hour, once a week. or 703-836-4414, Ext. 13.

Senior Services of Alexandria Meals on Wheels seeks delivery volunteers and teams. or 703-836-4414, Ext. 12.

Sexual Assault Center seeks hotline volunteers. To apply, visit or 703-746-3127.

Sexual Assault Center seeks volunteer advocates. A 40-hour classroom training starts Feb. 8. Apply by Jan. 17. or 703-746-3127.

Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) needs court-appointed special advocates. or 703-820-9001.

Volunteer Alexandria Snow Buddies Program needs volunteers who will be matched with city residents who are low-income homeowners, elderly or disabled, and who are registered with Alexandria’s Office of Citizen’s Assistance. Must sign a liability waiver. To sign up, visit

Volunteer Alexandria seeks individuals for the Volunteer Reception Centers. Orientations are from 1:30-2:30 p.m. Monday, Duncan Library, 2501 Commonwealth Ave.; and 1:30-2:30 p.m. Feb. 7, Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library, 4701 Seminary Rd. To register, e-mail or 703-836-2176.

Wright To Read needs literacy tutors/mentors for elementary students. Must attend orientation and training sessions and pass a criminal background screening. or

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

Arlington Arts Center needs interns for an internship program, art exhibit event assistants and a classroom clean-up crew. 703-248-6800.

Arlington County Department of Human Services needs surveyors and data entry assistants for the annual Point in Time Count on Wednesday and next Thursday. 703-228-1760.

Arlington County Department of Parks and Recreation needs a social couponing workshop leader, teen center volunteers and a Spanish teacher. 703-228-4730.

Arlington Historical Society seeks a membership director, a news editor, a Ball-Sellers House docent and Arlington Historical Museum docents. Other volunteer opportunities are offered. 703-534-3577.

Arlington Public Library system needs circulation support at Westover Library. To apply, go to 703-228-7688.

Arlingtonians For a Clean Environment join ACE and RiP Volunteer Program for Tuckahoe Park cleanup, 10 a.m.-noon Feb. 22. 703-228-6427.

Capital Caring seeks volunteer barbers for homebound patients. 703-228-1760.

Communities in Schools of Northern Virginia seeks high school tutors at Wakefield High School. 703-228-2384.

CrisisLink seeks crisis hotline volunteers. Three-hour shifts, once a week, are available from 6 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays, 8 a.m.-midnight weekends, and 9 p.m.-2 a.m. late nights. Must pass a screening process; and 50-hour training starts Feb. 1. or 703-516-6778.

Meals on Wheels Arlington seeks meal deliverers to the homebound. 703-300-6885.

Race for the Cure Brain Tumors seeks volunteers for the Hope, a 5K Walk/Run on May 4. 703-578-9510.

RSVP Northern Virginia will hold orientations. They are 2 p.m. Feb. 20, Charles E. Beatley Central Library; 11 a.m. Tuesday, Shirlington Branch Library; and 7 p.m. Feb. 25, Arlington Central Library. 703-403-5360.

— Compiled by Ria Manglapus



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