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January 25, 2012 Published in Non-Profits

Alexandria Hot-List

Catholic Charities – Thrift Shop Volunteers

125 South West St, Alexandria, VA22304.

Great for active people with a creative flair and good customer service skills who want to help the community but not be stuck behind a desk! Volunteers 16 and older help with organizing & displaying merchandise, pricing & stocking, working with customers or doing handyman touch-ups around the store. Ongoing position, Tuesday - Saturday, 11am - 3pm. Contact: Nicole Bruno,


City of Alexandria Commission for the Arts – Art Program Volunteers
1108 Jefferson Street, Alexandria, VA 22314.
The Alexandria Commission for the Arts is seeking volunteers with expertise in dance, literature, music, theatre and visual arts to serve on Resource Panels to review grant applications for grantees seeking funding for various arts programs, or to serve on Arts Education, Alex Awards, Marketing, and the Business and the Arts Committees. Contact: (703) 838-6348

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Dept. of Community & Human Services, Sexual Assault Center - Hotline training begins Feb 6

421 King Street, Suite 400, Alexandria, VA 22314 Alexandria’s Sexual Assault Center is looking for volunteers to be hotline companions on our 24/7 crisis hotline. Volunteers are trained to provide support and resources over the phone and accompany victims of sexual assault to the hospital and police station. Comprehensive 5-week training class begins on Monday, February 6, on Monday and Wednesday evenings and 2 Saturdays, refreshments provided.

Contact: Stephanie Shea, 703-746-3127, or 703.746.5030


The Little Theater - Theater Crew Positions

600 Wolfe Street, Alexandria, VA 22314.  Do you have theater production experience or an interest in learning? The Little Theater in Alexandria is putting together set building, painting, prop and sound crews for volunteers with a range of experience starting the week of February 6 for the upcoming show Heaven Can Wait. Contact: For Heaven Can Wait - Leighann Behrens,  or Mary Ayala-Bush,

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Tails High, Inc Kitty Petting Zoo Volunteers at Mindful Hands, February 11

King St, Alexandria, VA22314.   Join Tails High at Mindful Hands in Old Town for this kitty adopt-a-thon! Saturday, Feb 11, 1-9pm. Tails High is a no-kill cat rescue league run entirely by volunteers. 100% of all donations go entirely to the care and feeding of the rescued animals. Small groups, individuals and  family teams are all great for adoption events. Sign up online:


Ten Thousand VillagesGift Shop Volunteers

824 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314. A fair trade retailer of global artisan-crafted items. Volunteers help with all shop activities for at least 8 hours per week/weekend. See all aspects of working with this globally relevant shop in the heart of Old Town.  Students16-18 with work permits are welcome!
Contact: Pat McCombie 703-684-1435


Torpedo Factory Art Center - Info Desk, Tour Guides and Thursday Volunteers

105 N. Union Street, Alexandria, VA 22314.  Want to help visitors to the Torpedo Factory enjoy the experience as much as you do? Volunteer to assist at the Info desk or as a tour guide. Event volunteers are also needed each month to greet visitors during the Factory's Second Thursday Art Night open house - "Made With Love" on February 9. Contact: Rebecca Lasky, 703-838-4565 x5,

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