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May 8, 2012 Published in Non-Profits


Alexandria Juvenile Court Receptionist

520 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314.  The court office provides services to delinquent or runaway youth and their families, including probation, case management, counseling and crime-prevention programs. Friendly, reliable and patient volunteer receptionists are needed for weekly 4-hour shifts to greet clients, answer phones and provide light clerical support. Must be at least 21, seniors are welcome. No experience necessary - training includes full overview of phone system, our agency, community programs & services, and effective customer service strategies. Office hours 8am-4pm. Contact: Linda O'Dell - 703-201-6148


The Alexandria Singers Scene Setters, June 8 (and ongoing)

P.O. Box 6151, Alexandria, VA 22306

Volunteers needed to help as behind-the-scenes support- set up the stage with risers and equipment, make costumes, serve as ushers and ticket salespersons at our concerts and more. Upcoming show "Red Carpet Pops!" will be performed on Friday, June 8, 2012 at 7:30 pm and Saturday, June 9, 2012 at 2:00 and 7:30 pm.

Contact: General Manager -, 703.941.7464


Alexandria Symphony Orchestra Children's Arts Festival Event Volunteers, Sunday, May 20

2121 Eisenhower Ave., Suite 608, Alexandria, VA 22314.

Volunteers help set up, run, and strike this fun-filled afternoon event including orchestra concerts, arts & crafts activities, reading centers, yoga for kids, Planetarium showings, and even improv theater activities. Over 200 families are expected to attend between 2pm-4pm, volunteer hours are from 12:30-4:30. Great for groups!

Contact: Adrien Finlay, 703-548-0885,


Arts Are For All Ages Event Volunteers, May 26

The Fountains at Washington House, 5100 Fillmore Avenue, Ste 1, Alexandria, VA 22311

Volunteers needed for upcoming End-of-Season Performance and Recognition Fundraising event held at Alexandria’s Fountains at Washington House. The Arts Are For All Ages group uses talented young musicians to help bridge the gap between generations through performances at area retirement homes and assisted living facilities. Volunteers assist by sitting at tables and serving light refreshments. The organization is also currently conducting a Board Search for additional board members.  Contact: Vanessa Pearce, 703 678 6687,


Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind Alexandria Reader and Friendly Visitor

1825 K Street, NW, Suite 1103, Washington, DC 20006.

An Alexandria area volunteer is needed to work with a local visually impaired adult to assist with activities such as reading and interaction, running errands or shopping at mutually arranged weekly or monthly times.

Contact: Jocelyn Hunter at 202-454-6422 or to attend an upcoming orientation.


Friends of Guest House Mentor Training, May 19

1 East Luray Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22301.  Train to volunteer as a mentor in a pilot program helping non-violent women offenders in transition as they are released from jail to break the cycle and assist them in becoming productive members of society. Make a difference in someone’s life - once a week for a year. Training on May 19 for July 1 program start. Contact: Audrey Stahl, 703-549-8072,


Lee-Fendall House Museum Immediate and Ongoing Volunteers

614 Oronoco Street, Alexandria, VA 22314.  If you are interested in the history of Alexandria, and have time and talent to offer, the Lee-Fendall House Museum wants you! Current needs are guiding historic tours, leading school programs, gardening, staffing the museum shop, and administrative assistance. Volunteers have six-hour per month flexible schedules; training, onsite parking and merchandise discounts are provided. Contact: Erin Adams, 703-548-1789,


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 an event volunteers during the Second Thursday Art Night open houses. Contact: Rebecca Lasky, 703-838-4565 x5, .

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