Volunteer Opportunities in Alexandria
Volunteer Alexandria has a round-up of places you can volunteer this spring. Check out these opportunities.
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.
Alexandria Childhood Obesity Action Network — Garden Volunteers
Ruby Tucker Family Center, 322 Tancil Court
Volunteers needed to work with youth ages 5 to 9 years old in the “I Can Shine” vegetable garden every Tuesday from March 15 to Oct. 15. Contact: Alice Reid, email@example.com.
Christ House — Emergency Assistance Hotline Receptionist(s)
131 S. West Street, Alexandria
Volunteers needed to answer calls for assistance. Bilingual skills in Spanish are a plus. Training is provided. 21 and older. One five hour shift from 9 am to 2 pm, Monday, Thursday or Friday. Contact: Sherri Longhill, 703.841.3834 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Independence Day Parade — 300 Parade Volunteers
Volunteers needed to carry large helium balloons, flags, stars in the July 4th parade in Washington, DC. Teenagers 14 and older welcome. Contact: Amy Walp, 610-431-1121, email email@example.com.
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
Website: miracleleagueofalexandria.com. Individual and group volunteers are needed to become buddies for the 2013 season as "Buddies" and share in the fun with special-needs players. Contact: Mac Slover at 703.746.5402 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or Bill Rivers at 703.683.6526 or email email@example.com
Senior Services of Alexandria — Silent Auction Committee Volunteers
700 Princess Street, Alexandria
Volunteers are needed to work on the Silent Auction Committee, sorting and pricing items. Volunteers also need for the night of the Gala on March 23, 2013. Contact: Senior Services of Alexandria at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) — Parenting Class Volunteers
1705 Fern Street, 2nd Floor, Alexandria
Fluent Spanish speaking volunteers needed to “team teach” parenting classes Thursday evenings from 6:00 pm-9:00 pm for 8 weeks from April 11 to May 30, 2013. Training is provided. Contact: Complete application at scanva.org/volunteerwithscan and email it to email@example.com.
T.C. Williams International Network — In Classroom Tutors
3330 King Street, Alexandria.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.
Virginia Cooperative Extension — Master Financial Education Volunteer (MFEV) Training
Fairlington Community Center, 3308 S. Stafford Street, Arlington (Training in Arlington, but our programs occur in Alexandria and Arlington)
Volunteers receive comprehensive training to become a MFEV, you 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. Contact: Wendy Peichel at 703.228.6421 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteer Alexandria — Community Service Day Team Leaders and Site Coordinators
123 N. Alfred Street, Alexandria
Community Service Day involves hundreds of volunteers who will join together on Friday, May 3 to provide community services at dozens of nonprofits throughout the city. Team Leaders will recruit team members, get pledges, and provide details about the work site to members. Site coordinators are needed to assist with project development between now and May 3 and overseeing 3-5 sites the date of the event. Contact: email@example.com.