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Volunteer Opportunities in Alexandria

Volunteer Alexandria brings you opportunities to make a difference in the community.

 

Volunteer Alexandria has compiled the following Hotlist of local opportunities. Please contact the agency directly if you are interested. 

Friendly Visitor Program through Senior Services of Alexandria  —  Delivery Volunteers and Teams

700 Princess Street, Alexandria, VA 22314

Website: www.seniorservicesalex.org

You can make a difference in a senior’s life, volunteers are needed to visit seniors once a week for about an hour. Training is provided.

Contact: 703.836.4414 ext. 13 or email resourcecenter@seniorservices.org.

Master Food Volunteers    Alexandria Childhood Obesity Action Network

Website: offices.ext.vt.edu

Virginia Cooperative Extension is looking for qualified applicants to become Master Food Volunteers. Volunteers receive 24 hours of training covering basic nutrition, meal planning, and cooking techniques. Training begins March 1. Volunteers commit to 30 hours of volunteer service at health fair displays, food demonstrations at farmers’ markets, etc., within one year of training.

Contact: Jennifer 703.228.6417 or email jabel@vt.edu. 

T.C. Williams International Network    In Classroom Tutors

3330 King Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22302 

Volunteers are needed to assist students/language learners during their classes on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays to become proficient in English with the subject matter. Shifts are available, between 8:35 am and 3:15 pm. 21 and older. Background check will be conducted by the school.

Contact: Lisa Haskins, lisahaskins@gmail.com and lisa.haskins@acps.k12.va.us.  Please reference Volunteer Alexandria when contacting for this volunteer opportunity.

Volunteer Alexandria Community Service Day Coordinators and Fundraisers Needed

123 N. Alfred Street, Alexandria, VA 22314

Website:  volunteeralexandria.org  

Spring for Alexandria 2013 involves hundreds of volunteers who will join together on Friday, May 3 to provide community services at dozens of nonprofits throughout the city. Volunteers are needed to help us secure donations from stores, restaurants, etc. to give out as prizes.  Site coordinators are needed to assist with project development and overseeing 3-5 sites the day of the event.

Contact: mail@volunteeralexandria.org.

 

FEBRUARY VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Sunday, Feb. 17 and Monday, Feb. 18  George Washington Birthday Event Volunteers

Sign up at www.washingtonbirthday.net/volunteer. 

Sunday, Feb. 17  George Washington Classic 10-K Race

Headquarters is the Atrium at the U. S. Patent & Trademark Office (enter from Eisenhower Avenue). Volunteers are needed from 6 to 11 a.m. with registration, distribution of food, water stops, and route marshaling.

Sunday, Feb. 17    Revolutionary War Reenactment at Fort Ward Park

4301 West Braddock Road, Alexandria 22304. Volunteers are needed from 1 to 3 p.m. to perform crowd control for the skirmish between Colonial and Red Coat reenactment units.

Monday, Feb. 18   George Washington Birthday Parade

Meet at the American Legion Club Room (lower level) at 400 Cameron Street, Alexandria 22314. Volunteers are needed from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for set up and parade marshaling. Training is on Sunday, Feb. 10 at 2 p.m. at the American Legion Club Room.

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