Volunteering Hot List: Summer, Summer, Summer Time!

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 - Volunteer Reception Center Orientation Available
123 N. Alfred Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314
Volunteer Alexandria is looking for volunteers who would like to help run Volunteer Reception Centers, should a disaster affect the Alexandria area. A VRC provides a central location where spontaneous, unaffiliated volunteers can go to be placed in volunteer positions to assist with disaster recovery. On May 29, 2013, Volunteer Alexandria will conduct a VRC Orientation from 1:00-2:00 pm at 123 N. Alfred Street, Alexandria, VA 22314.
Contact Bill Albright, Emergency Preparedness Manager, by 5:00 pm on Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at emergencyresponse@volunteeralexandria.org.

Volunteer Alexandria Old Town Arts & Crafts Festival - Event Volunteers
301 King Street, Market Square, Alexandria, VA 22314
Volunteers are needed June 16, 2013 to assist the artists with unloading their cars at 7 am and load their cars at the end of the day at 9 pm. Volunteers with face painting experience needed for children’s activity between 10:30 am and 5pm, two-hour shifts available.
Contact: Bill Albright, emergencyresponse@volunteeralexandria.org.

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, reida64@aol.com.

Alexandria Juvenile Court — Receptionist
520 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314. Volunteers needed to answer phones during the day for the Juvenile Court system (Court is open from 8am – 4pm). Hours are flexible and training is provided.
Contact: Vyvyonne Dilbert, 703.746.4499, email Vyvyonne.dilbert@alexandriava.gov.

Alexandria Visitors Center at Ramsay House - Alexandria Tourism Volunteers
221 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
Volunteers needed to welcome and assist visitors to Alexandria. Volunteers should have knowledge of Alexandria and its history, computer and excellent customer service skills.
Contact: Renee Cardone, 703.746.3313, email rcardone@visitalexva.com.

Goodwin House - Music and Computer Volunteers
4800 Fillmore Avenue, Alexandria, VA
Volunteers age 16 + needed to play the piano or violin, and sing. Volunteers are needed to assist seniors with computer operation.
Contact Amy Conradt, Volunteer Coordinator 703.578.7671, email aconradt@goodwinhouse.org.

Lee-Fendall House Museum - Immediate and Ongoing Volunteers
614 Oronoco Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
Volunteers are needed to guide historic tours, lead school programs, gardening, staff the museum shop, and provide administrative assistance. Volunteers have six-hour per month flexible schedules; training is provided.
Contact: Erin Adams, 703.548.1789, email eadams@leefendallhouse.org.

Liberty's Promise - Job Skills Workshop Volunteers
1010 Pendleton Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
Volunteers work directly with participants to develop resumes and cover letters to send to pre-selected host organizations as part of our internship program for low-income, documented immigrant youth.
Contact: Nicole Dompke 703.549.9950, email ndompke@libertyspromise.org.

Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) - Emergency Volunteer Training
4480 King St. Alexandria, Va. 22302
Volunteers are needed to support public health in an emergency or disaster. Volunteers will receive free preparedness training and participate in drills and exercises. Training in a variety of topics, including public health, emergency management, CPR, First Aid, and more. Many positions in the MRC do not require medical skills.
Contact: Paula Rosca, 703.746.4978, email mrc@alexandriava.gov. Register online: vamrc.org.

Meals on Wheels Association of America - Office Assistant Volunteer
413 N. Lee Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
Volunteer needed to answer general questions about Meals On Wheels programs. Other duties include routing calls to staff members, light administrative duties, filing, and mailings.
Contact: Christopher Palazio 703.548.5558, email chris@mowaa.org.

National Organization for Victim Assistance - Advocate Certification Volunteers
510 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
Volunteers are needed to help decorate/embellish certificates with ribbons & seals; affix certification cards to award letters; and assemble certification packages for mailing. Volunteers will be needed throughout the year.
Contact: Liz Hariton, 703.535.6682, email LizHariton@trynova.org.

National Parent Teacher Association — Resource Development Intern
1250 N. Pitt Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
Intern needed to work in the Development Department to help with fundraising, writing papers, and preparing materials for annual PTA Convention in June.
Contact: Juanita Brandon 703.518.1231, email jbrandon@pta.org.

Senior Services of Alexandria - Friendly Visitor Volunteers
700 Princess Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
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.

SOHO (Space Of Her Own) — Volunteer Mentor Orientation Sessions
The Art League Madison Annex, 901 N. Fairfax Street, Alexandria VA 22314
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. Volunteer orientation sessions will be held on Tuesday, May 21 from 5:30-7:30 pm and will provide details about SOHO, the mentor commitment and the application process. Register online: soho2013.eventbrite.com.
Contact: Email questions to SOHO@spaceofherown.org.

T.C. Williams High School - All Night Graduation Celebration Volunteers 3330 King Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22302. Volunteers are needed to set up and decorate after graduation is concluded, sell tickets, assist with activities, door security, and clean up. Shifts are available. Register online.
Contact: Melynda Wilcox, tcwangp@gmail.com.

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, 703.228.1700 or contact Cedar Dvorin, 703.228.1700 or email cdvorin@arlingtonva.us.


June 8, 2013

American Heart Association - Lawyers Have a Heart 10K, 5K Run & Fun Walk Volunteers are needed to prepare goody bags, team packages and more.
Contact: Joellen Brassfield, 703.248.1784, email Joellen.Brassfield@heart.org.

June 16, 2013

Volunteer Alexandria Old Town Arts & Crafts Festival - Event Volunteers
301 King Street, Market Square, Alexandria, VA 22314
Volunteers are needed to assist the artists with unloading their cars at 7 am and load their cars at the end of the day at 9 pm. Volunteers with face painting experience needed for children’s activity between 10:30 am and 5pm, two-hour shifts available.
Contact: mail@volunteeralexandria.org.

Special Olympics — Event Volunteers
2461 Eisenhower Ave, Alexandria, VA • Website: specialolympicsva.org. Volunteers are needed to help on race day with set-up and clean-up to benefit Special Olympic athletes in Virginia.
Register online: colormerad.com.

June 22, 2013

Alexandria’s Food & Wine Festival — Event Volunteers
Carlyle Square, 300 John Carlyle Street, Alexandria, VA • Website: alexandriafoodandwine.com. Benefitting ALIVE! Inc., volunteers will assist with event set-up, check-in, ticket sales and many more opportunities. Training is provided.
Contact: Sandrika 703.624.0245, email sandrika@sandbevents.com.

The 2013 Del Ray Music Festival — Set-Up and Event Volunteers
Mt. Vernon Recreation Center Fields, 2701 Commonwealth Avenue, Alexandria, VA
Volunteers are needed for set-up 8:00 am – 10 am to help set up tents, water tends and placing hay bales. Event shift volunteers from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm assist with the bands and food vendors, coordinate kids games, and general event supervision. Contact: info@delraymusicfestival.com with “I want to volunteer” in the subject line.

July 4, 2013 

Independence Day Parade — 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 awalp6@aol.com.


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