Volunteer Alexandria has compiled the following Hotlist of local volunteer opportunities. Please contact the agency directly if you are interested in the opportunity and reference Volunteer Alexandria.
Volunteer Alexandria — Community Service Day Site Coordinators
123 N. Alfred Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
Community Service Day involves hundreds of volunteers who will join together on Friday, May 3 to volunteer at dozens of nonprofit agencies throughout the city. Site coordinators are needed to assist with project development between now and May 3 and overseeing 3-5 sites on the date of the event.
Volunteer Alexandria — Community Service Day Volunteer Photographers
123 N. Alfred Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
Website: volunteeralexandria.org. Volunteer photographers are needed on Friday, May 3, 2013 from 10 am to 2 pm to photograph teams working at Community Service Day project sites and at the Market Square celebration from 2 pm to 4 pm. Contact: email@example.com.
Alexandria Childhood Obesity Action Network — Garden Volunteers
Ruby Tucker Family Center, 322 Tancil Court, Alexandria, VA 22314
Volunteers needed to work with youth ages 5-9 years old in the “I Can Shine” vegetable garden every Tuesday between now and October 15, 2013.
Contact: Alice Reid, firstname.lastname@example.org.
ALIVE! — Last Saturday Food Distribution Volunteers
Volunteers are needed March 30 from 8:30 am - Noon to help bag and distribute nonperishable food and fresh produce to low-income families at one of three locations in Alexandria: Cora Kelly Recreational Center, 25 West Reed Avenue; Ladrey Senior Residence, 300 Wythe Street; and Church of the Resurrection, 2280 N. Beauregard.
Contact: email@example.com or call 703.683.4634.
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society — “Light The Night” Event Planning Volunteers
Volunteers are needed to lead committees for sponsorship, logistics, planning, fundraising, and office help as well as with events.
Contact: Emily Seeger, 703.399.2924, email Emily.Seeger@lls.org.
Literacy Council of Northern Virginia — Basic Literacy Tutors
Volunteers are needed to tutor English-speaking adults seeking to improve their reading and writing skills. Each tutor is trained, matched with a student, and encouraged to meet weekly for an hour and a half to help the student improve their reading and writing skills. Tutors have the flexibility of setting their own schedules with their student to meet at any mutually convenient public location in Alexandria.
Contact: Ruba, Director of Volunteers at 703.237.0866 x111. Complete the volunteer application online at lcnv.org/volunteer.
Miracle League of Alexandria — Baseball Buddies
Lee Center, 1108 Jefferson St. Alexandria, 22314
Individual and group volunteers are needed to become buddies for the 2013 season and share the fun with special-needs players.
SOHO (Space Of Her Own) — Volunteer Mentor Orientation Sessions
The Art League Madison Annex, 901 N. Fairfax Street, Alexandria VA 22314
Website: www.spaceofherown.org. SOHO is an art-based mentoring program that allows local low-income pre-teen girls to attend artistic and life skills workshops with mentors, culminating with renovation of the girl’s bedroom. Orientations will be held March 23 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Monday, April 8 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. and Tuesday, April 23 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The sessions will provide details about SOHO, the mentor commitment and the application process. Register online: http://soho2013.eventbrite.com.
Contact: Email questions to SOHO@spaceofherown.org.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) — Parenting Class Volunteers
1705 Fern Street, 2nd Floor, Alexandria, VA 22302
Website: scanva.org. Fluent Spanish speaking volunteers needed to “team teach” parenting classes Thursday evenings from 6:00 pm-9:00 pm for 8 weeks, starting April 11 to May 30, 2013. Training is provided.
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.
Virginia Cooperative Extension — Master Financial Education Volunteer (MFEV) Training
Fairlington Community Center, 3308 S. Stafford Street, Arlington, VA 22206 (Training in Arlington, but our programs occur in Alexandria and Arlington)
Website: offices.ext.vt.edu/arlington. Volunteers receive comprehensive training to become a MFEV. Volunteers may provide financial counseling, teach money management classes, or assist with various other financial literacy programs. Training will be held Saturdays, April 20 & 27 (must attend both days) from 10:00-4:00. Applications due April 1.
Wendy Peichel at 703.228.6421 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Virginia Insurance Counseling and Assistance Program — Medicare Counselors
City of Alexandria Department of Community and Human Services is looking for volunteers to help Alexandria and Arlington Medicare recipients and caregivers understand and access insurance benefits. Work with clients as a Counselor or help with community outreach and awareness. No experience required – training is provided.
Contact: VICAP counselor on duty, 702.228.1700 or contact Cedar Dvorkin, 703.228.1700 or email Cdvorin@arlingtonva.us.
UPCOMING EVENTS NEEDING VOLUNTEERS
May 3, 2013 — Volunteer Alexandria Community Service Day Volunteers
123 N. Alfred Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 • Website: volunteeralexandria.org. Ready to volunteer for Volunteer Alexandria’s 6th Annual Community Service Day? Register online at http://volalexcommunityserviceday2013.kintera.org to assist city and nonprofit agencies throughout Alexandria from 10 am to 2 pm.
May 4, 2013 — Islamic Relief USA — Walk for Water — 50 Volunteers
3655 Wheeler Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22304 • Website: irusa.org. Volunteers are needed for setup, breakdown, registration, water stations and many other opportunities. Training is provided. Contact: Ms. Zebiba Mohammed 703.370.7202, email email@example.com and add WALK in subject line. Link for the walk: facebook.com/events/488712287832344/
May 18, 2013 — SCAN Croquet Tournament — 70 Volunteers
Virginia Theological Seminary, Alexandria, VA • Website: scanva.org. Volunteers are needed to help with food and concession stands, spin art, pinwheel making and other small games and activities from 11:45 am to 5:30 pm. Contact Karen Price 703.820.9001, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
July 4, 2013 — Independence Day Parade — 300 Parade Volunteers
Volunteers needed to carry large helium balloons, flags, and stars in the July 4th parade in Washington, DC. Teenagers 14 and older welcome. Contact: Amy Walp, 610.431.1121, email email@example.com.