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Volunteer Opportunities in Alexandria

Volunteer Alexandria brings you opportunities to make a difference in the community this weekend and beyond.

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

Alexandria Boards and Commissions — Citizen Participation Volunteers

Website: alexandriava.gov/Boards

The City of Alexandria has a strong commitment to citizen participation as evidenced by the number of citizen boards and commissions established by City Council. All applicants must complete a Personal Data Record Form and return it to the City Clerk’s Office or file the form electronically via the City’s website no later than 5 p.m. Feb. 1. 

Contact: Jackie Henderson in the City Clerk/Clerk of Council Office at 703-746-4550.

Empowered Women International — Women Career Mentors

320 South Henry Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22302

Website: http://ewint.org/contribute/volunteer

Empowered Women International (EWI) is an award-winning nonprofit that channels the creative talents of their clients into small businesses. Volunteers are needed as career mentors to teach practical workforce readiness skills to low-income, immigrant, and refugee women. The commitment is usually 2 to 4 hours a week.

Contact: Mary Marino, 571-312-4781, mary@ewint.org.

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 by volunteering 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: http://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, 2013. 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.

Ten Thousand Villages — Gift Shop Volunteers

824 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314

Website: www.alexandria.tenthousandvillages.com

A fair trade retailer of global artisan-crafted items. Volunteers help with all shop activities for at least 8 hours per week/weekend.

Contact: Melanie, 703-684-1435, volunteercoordinator.alexandria@tenthousandvillages.com.

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.

GEORGE WASHINGTON BIRTHDAY EVENT VOLUNTEERS

Sunday, Feb. 17 & Monday, Feb. 18 — Sign up at www.washingtonbirthday.net/volunteer.

Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013 — 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, 2013 — 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, 2013 — 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, 2013 at 2 p.m. at the American Legion Club Room.

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