Volunteer Opportunities in Alexandria


From working with children to acting as a tour guide, there are many fantastic ways to get involved in Alexandria this fall. Take Action in your community and sign up for one of these many great volunteer opportunities published in The Washington Post. Interested in further volunteer opportunities? Check out Volunteer Alexandria

Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) seeks volunteers for a children's program (0-12 years) while parents participate in a parenting class, Sept. 12-Nov. 14. Must pass a background check. Contact spoyta@scanva.org or 703-820-9001. 

Volunteer Alexandria: Call the numbers below or contact Volunteer Alexandria at 703-836-2176, mail@volunteeralexandria.org or www.volunteeralexandria.org for information. Alexandria Department of

Community and Human Services seeks volunteers to help with Holiday Sharing Registration from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 12, 19 and 26; noon to 4 p.m. Oct. 13 and 20. Training provided. Must be 17. Bilingual Spanish-speakers encouraged.Contact: holidaysharing@alexandriava.gov or 703-746-5663.

Alexandria Sheriff’s Office offers volunteer opportunities.Contact: cherye.echane@alexandriava.gov or 703-746-5079.

Alexandria Visitors Center at Ramsay House needs tour volunteers. Contact: rcardone@visitalexva.com or 703-746-3313.

Center for Alexandria’s Children needs play group facilitators.Contact: www.alexandriava.gov/volunteer. SBritton@centerforalexandriaschildren.org or 703-746-6018.

Community Lodgings needs property maintenance assistants, summer camp interns and budget mentors for homeless families. Contact: 703-739-5856.

Computer Core seeks career development coaches. Contact: holly@computercore.org or 703-931-7346, Ext. 104.

Empowered Women International (EWI) needs entrepreneur mentors and financial advisers. Contact: ewint.org/contribute/volunteer.virlen@ewint.org or 571-312-4781.

Gadsby’s Tavern Museum needs tour guides. Contact: 703-746-4242.

K.I. Services seeks a receptionist. Contact: ywilliams@kiservices.org or 703-823-4401.

Lee-Fendall House Museum offers volunteer opportunities.Contact: jchristiansen@leefendallhouse.org or 703-548-1789.

The Lyceum needs visitor services and museum shop volunteers. Contact: 703-746-4994.

National Organization for Victim Assistance needs advocate certification volunteers. Conact: LizHariton@trynova.org or 703-535-6683.

Ten Thousand Villages offers volunteer opportunities. Orientation is from 6-7 p.m. Sept. 22. Fair-trade rug event volunteers are also needed. Contact: 301-520-5886.

Wright To Read needs literacy tutors/mentors for elementary students. Must attend orientation and training sessions and pass a criminal background screening.Contact: www.wrighttoread.org or lreyes.wtr@gmail.com.

American Heart Association has volunteer opportunities for the 2013 Greater Washington Heart Walk on Nov. 9. Must be 16. To register: www.greaterwashingtonheartwalk.org Contact: joellen.brassfield@heart.org or 703-248-1784.

Opera NOVA seeks a schools coordinator for children’s opera, a publicist, a historian/archivist, grant writers, fundraiser, a financial and budget records assistant, and an administrative assistant. Contact: operanovavolunteers@gmail.com.

Rock Recovery’s Community Empowerment Team needs volunteers for the Grub for Good Fun Run event Nov. 23 To apply, visit https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dHRQREgtTF9LNnpSSE5peGdCUVBpd0E6MQ and submit a résumé tovolunteer@rockrecoveryed.org.

Orginal listing compiled by Ria Manglapus and published on The Washington Post, August 29, 2013. 

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