Arlington County Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources needs volunteers to remove invasive plants. For ages 9 and older; under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Bring a reusable water bottle. 703-228-1862.
→ Barcroft Park, 9:30 a.m.-noon, third Saturdays.
→ Benjamin Banneker Park, 10 a.m.-noon, fourth Saturdays.
→ Haley Park, 9-11 a.m., first Saturdays.
→ Gulf Branch Nature Center, 2-5 p.m., second Sundays.
→ Lacey Woods, 10 a.m.-noon, second Saturdays.
→ Long Branch Nature Center, 2-5 p.m., third Sundays.
→ Tuckahoe Park, 10 a.m.-noon, third Saturdays.
Arlington Food Assistance Center Plot Against Hunger Program seeks volunteers to grow vegetables for the center’s pantry. Tomatoes, sweet pepper, cucumber and eggplant seeds are available, and donations of crops can be dropped off from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. weekdays and 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays at the center, at 2708 S. Nelson St., Arlington. 703-845-8486 or email@example.com.
Port City Playhouse offers volunteer opportunities. Orientation is from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday. To register, http://portcityplayhouse.wufoo.com/forms/volunteer-orientation/.
Virginia Hospital Center needs volunteers to assist patients and visitors and help in the nonprofit gift shops. 703-558-6401.
Volunteer Alexandria: Call the numbers listed below or contact Volunteer Alexandria at 703-836-2176, firstname.lastname@example.org or www.volunteeralexandria.org for information on the following opportunities:
Action Alexandria seeks volunteers to share “Green Ideas,” part of the Alexandria Green Ideas Challenge. Submit by Friday. www.actionalexandria.org/blog/announcing-alexandria-green-ideas-challenge.
Alexandria Childhood Obesity Action Network needs community garden activity leaders. email@example.com.
Alexandria Department of Human Services Virginia Insurance Counseling and Assistance Program seeks Medicare counselors and community ambassadors. Training provided. 703-228-1700.
Alexandria Redevelopment and Housing Authority seeks a playground-building team and planners. 703-535-3175, firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-836-2176, email@example.com.
American Red Cross needs greeter and refreshment volunteers at blood drives. 800-272-0094, Ext. 1 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Earth Day Alexandria needs volunteers during the event on April 21. email@example.com or www.alexearthday.org/volunteers.html.
Miracle League of Alexandria seeks baseball buddies. firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com or www.miracleleagueofalexandria.com/2011-season.html.
Potomac River Watershed cleanup, join Arlingtonians for a Clean Environment from 9 a.m.-noon April 14. Meet at N. Glebe and Chain Bridge roads. To register, 703-746-4071, firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
YMCA – Healthy Kids Day seeks help with activities from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. April 28, 703-838-8085 or www.ymca.net/healthy-kids-day.
Volunteer Arlington: Call the numbers listed below or contact Volunteer Arlington at 703-228-1760 or www.arlingtonva.us/volunteer for information about the following opportunities:
Arlington County Department of Human Services Agency on Aging seeks Long-Term Care Residences Commission Members. 703-228-1733.
Arlington County Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources seeks summer camp volunteers. Must be 18. 703-228-4730.
Arlington County Department of Human Services Medical Reserve Corps will hold a volunteer orientation from 7-9 p.m. Thursday at 800 S. Walter Reed Dr., Arlington. 703-228-4986.
Arlington Outdoor Education Association and Outdoor Lab Open House needs volunteers for open houses held twice a year. 703-276-0124.
Doorways for Women and Families seeks an administrative office volunteer and an overnight shelter coverage volunteer. 703-504-9284.
Greenbriar Learning Center needs summer-camp counselors and help with an after-school program and children’s activities while parents attend workshops. 703-379-6488.
Offender Aid and Restoration seeks volunteers for the employment program. 703-228-7030.
SCAN of Northern Virginia needs help with children’s programs (ages less than 1 year to 10) while parents attend a support group, 6:30-8 p.m. Mondays. Background checks required. Volunteers are also needed to design fliers for the Parent Education Program. 703-820-9001.
— Compiled by Ria Manglapus
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