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April 23, 2012 Published in Non-Profits


Computer C.O.R.E. — Career Coaches and Practice Interviewers

3846 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22302. Computer CORE has a new program where volunteers work individually with CORE students as a career coach.  Volunteers commit to a 6 month time period and mentor an adult student for at least 1 hour per month as they pursue their career goals. Practice interviewers meet with students as in a real interview, to help prepare them for job interviews maximizing their new computer skills. Both of these are great opportunities for a professional who wants to make a direct impact in the life of a student, but has limited time to commit. Contact: Holly Siebold, 703-931-7346,


Empowered Women International  – Ongoing Opportunities

1801 N. Quaker Lane, Alexandria, Virginia 22302.

Volunteer to present workshops, mentor, or help with support activities that channel the creative talents of low-income, immigrant and refugee women into starting or growing their own small business. Contact: Marga Fripp 571.933.3989,


Islamic Relief USA — Disaster Assessment Volunteer Training – June 2-3

3655 Wheeler Ave. Alexandria, VA 22304.  Are you interested in helping your community before, during or after a disaster? Islamic Relief USA offers training sessions for disaster assistance on local, national and international levels.  Contact:  Miriam Soliman, and


Parent Leadership Training Institute — Family Advocacy and Community Involvement

Minnie Howard campus, 3801 W Braddock Rd, Alexandria, VA 22301 Join the upcoming class to improve your child's life and become a Parent Leader and an active part of the community.

Contact: Fay Slotnick, 703-739-0233,


Senior Services — Event Volunteers

Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2701 Cameron Mills Road, Alexandria, VA  22302.  Saturday, May 19, 2012 from 9:30 AM to 11:00 PM (ET)

The upcoming panel presentation will focus on Continuing Education Opportunities for Seniors. Representatives from the major adult education programs in our area will be on hand. Find out about helping at the event.

Contact: Lydia Durand, Director of Development at or (703) 836 4414 x 14


Sheriff's Office — Teacher, Mentor, Discussion group Mentor

Are you compassionate, dedicated and have a gift or talent to share?  If so, the Alexandria Sheriff’s Office has a need for you!  Several volunteer opportunities exist for motivated people who can teach a class, mentor an adult, lead a reading or discussion group, or teach important life skills to Alexandria Detention Center’s inmates. Volunteers are welcomed who can lead an ongoing program activity (such as an art or reading class, self-esteem group, or as a librarian), or conduct one-time talks, discussions or classes.  Professional skills are not needed, only a heart to make a difference.  contact Cherye Echane at 703.746.5079,


SOHO — Creative Mentors, Thursday evenings 5:30 - 8pm

Hammond Middle School 4646 Seminary Road, Alexandria, VA 22304 , or 1 Duke Street, Alexandria VA 22314.  Early notice! Get started early on your application and background check to be a mentor in the next SOHO session in August. Beat the waiting list and get involved! There might even be ways to help with the current session before June -  such as preparing the evening healthy snack for the girls - or helping support the organization prepare for the next session.  SOHO is an art-based mentoring program that allows local low-income pre-teen girls to attend skill-building workshops with mentors, culminating in remodeling the pre-teen's bedroom on a shoestring budget. Mentor commits to a year-long program beginning in August, other volunteer activities are available periodically throughout the program.  Contact: Linda Odell,


Volunteer Alexandria — Arts & Crafts Event Volunteers

123 N. Alfred Street, Alexandria VA 22314. Sign up to help at Volunteer Alexandria’s Arts & Crafts Festival and Volunteer Fair – distribute emergency preparedness information, help artists unload and find their booths, assist at info or sales table, make sure artists and musicians have everything they need! Event benefits Volunteer Alexandria and local nonprofits. Contact: Susan,

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