Arlington and alexandria volunteer opportunities – the washington post

March 30 American Cancer Society’s Road to Recovery program seeks volunteer drivers to provide transportation to cancer patients. Schedules are flexible. 804-527-3719, leah. seldinsommer@cancer. org or cancer. org. Arbor Day tree planting Volunteers 16 and older are invited to plant and mulch trees April 16 from 9-11:30 a. m. Meet the Park Manager at the parking lot next to the Bon Air Rose Garden, 850 N. Lexington St., Arlington. To register,


go to eventbrite. com. Information: 703-228-4730 or mweaver@arlingtonva.

us. Arlington County Invasive Plant program needs volunteers to remove invasive plants: 9-11 a. m. first Saturdays, Haley Park; 10 a. m.-noon fourth Saturdays, Benjamin Banneker Park; 2-4:30 p. m. second Saturdays, Gulf Branch Nature Center; 10 a. m.-noon third Saturdays, Tuckahoe Park; 2-4 p. m. third Saturdays, Madison Manor; 2-4:30 p. m. third Sundays, Long Branch Nature Center; 10 a. m.-noon fourth Sundays, Fort Bennett Park. Information: environment. arlingtonva. us. To register, call 703-228-1862.

Arlington Food Assistance Center’s Plot Against Hunger program seeks donations of produce from area gardeners, farmers, orchard owners, CSA groups and gleaning organizations. afac. org. Arlington Neighborhood Village needs volunteers to help senior citizens with various tasks. Must pass a background check.

arlnvil. org. Community Service Day seeks volunteers to paint, plant and build in Alexandria, 12:30-4:30 p. m. May 13. 703-836-2176 or 2016springforalexandria. kintera. org. Gadsby’s Tavern Museum is accepting junior docent applications from fourth-, fifth – and sixth-grade students to provide tours in the summer. Deadline is Thursday. 703-746-4739 or gadsbystavern.

org. H-B Woodlawn Film Department seeks entries for Arlington Student Filmfest ’16. Deadline is April 11. tinyurl. com or arlingtonstudentfilmfest@gmail. com. Shepherd’s Center of McLean-Arlington-Falls Church seeks drivers and volunteers for the friendly visitor and caller programs for homebound seniors. 703-506-2199 or info@scmafc.

org. Travelers Aid needs volunteers to help travelers at Reagan National Airport. Must be able to work evenings and weekends, and commit to six months. Parking provided. 703-417-3975, travelersaiddca@mwaa. com or travelersaiddca.

com. Virginia Hospital Center Auxiliary in Arlington County offers opportunities to help on information desks, the surgical center and in gift shops. 703-558-6401. Wildlife Rescue League needs hotline volunteers, transporters and wildlife rehabilitators. Training provided. 703-391-8625 or volcoord@wildliferescueleague. org. Volunteer Alexandria: Call the numbers below or contact Volunteer Alexandria at 703-836-2176, mail@volunteeralexandria.

org or volunteeralexandria. org for information on the following opportunities: Campagna Center needs registration fair assistants for the Early Head Start and Head Start programs this fall. Fair will be held 9:30 a. m.-3:30 p. m. Thursday at Charles Houston Recreation Center handsonconnect. volunteeralexandria. org. D. C. Paws Rescue needs volunteers to handle animals at adoption events at the Dog Park in Alexandria, 1-3 p. m. every fourth Saturday. handsonconnect. volunteeralexandria.

org. Friends of Duncan Library needs volunteers for the Spring Book Sale. Set-up, April 14-19; sale, April 20-23. handsonconnect. volunteeralexandria. org. Senior Services of Alexandria needs volunteers for the grocery delivery program.

handsonconnect. volunteeralexandria. org. ServiceSource needs an arts, crafts and sewing volunteer, volunteer. truist. com; a beauty and fashion group volunteer, volunteer. truist. com; a gardening and horticulture volunteer, volunteer.

truist. com. 703-970-3680. Volunteer Arlington: Call the numbers listed below or contact Volunteer Arlington at 703-228-1760 or volunteer. truist. com for information about the following: American Red Cross Arlington Youth Team seeks students, ages 13-18, to participate in service projects. 703-584-8774 or volunteer. truist.

com. Arlington County Department of Human Services Aging & Disability Services Division needs Medicare counselor volunteers. 703-228-1700 or volunteer. truist. com. Arlington County Department of Parks and Recreation needs event assistants for family nights on the first Friday, 6-9 p. m. 703-228-4730 or volunteer. truist.

com. Arlington Cultural Affairs, Arlington Economic Development needs volunteers for the Arts and Economic Prosperity survey from 4:30-8 p. m. Friday, 7:30-8:30 p. m. April 15, and 6:30-8:30 p. m. April 16. 703-228-1899 or volunteer. truist. com. Arlington library system needs volunteers for the Senior Walking program at Westover Branch Library. 703-228-7688 or volunteer. truist. com. Bikes for the World seeks volunteers to prepare donated bikes for overseas, 2-8 p. m. April 7 and 2-6 p. m. April 9. 703-740-7856 or volunteer.

truist. com. Bowen McCauley Dance needs volunteers for the 7th annual Move Me Festival, noon-5 p. m. April 30. 703-910-5175 or volunteer. truist. com. Capital Caring needs volunteers to work with patients at the Halquist Memorial Inpatient Hospice Center, volunteer.

truist. com; hairdressers and barbers, volunteer. truist. com; chaplain-pastoral care, volunteer. truist. com; hospitality and special event volunteers, volunteer.

truist. com. 703-908-5904. National Chamber Ensemble needs volunteers to meet and greet attendees, assist with concession sales, and set up and service a post-concert reception for Mother’s Day concert 6:30-10:30 p. m. May 7. volunteer. truist.

com. National Ovarian Cancer Coalition, Northern Virginia, needs volunteers for the 14th annual 5K Run/Walk to Break the Silence on Ovarian Cancer, 6-11 a. m. May 21 at the National Harbor. volunteer. truist. com. PRS CrisisLink seeks hotline volunteers. Training is April 16 and 17. Must be 21. To apply, go to prsincvolunteers. iapplicants.

com. 703-531-6351 or volunteer. truist. com. Race for Hope needs volunteers for 5K Walk/Run, 8-11:30 a. m. May 1. 703-578-9510 or volunteer. truist.

com. — Compiled by Ria Manglapus

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