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Want to Volunteer in Alexandria? Check this Current Hotlist of Interesting Opportunities

ALEXANDRIA, VA – Do you want to volunteer in Alexandria but not sure how to begin or where you will fit in best? Check out these current volunteer opportunities, compiled by Volunteer Alexandria (VolALX).

Volunteer Opportunities:

Wednesday, November 1, Assemble Activity Kits for Kids — The Children and Family Network Center needs volunteers to assemble take-home materials for students over the holiday break from 4 to 6 p.m.

Sunday, November 5, Volunteer for the Fall Festival — The Alexandria Fall Fest needs volunteers for to help set-up, assist vendors, guide parking, and staff booths, among other things. Each volunteer will receive 2 extra tickets for free.

Sunday, November 5, Help Promote Dog Adoption — Be a dog handler, talk up dogs to potential owners, and drive them to the event with Lucky Dog Animal Rescue from 11:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Event will be outdoors.

Saturday, November 18, Volunteer with your Family to Create Cards and Gift Tags — Volunteer Alexandria is inviting families to help make this year’s Holiday Sharing program a success, by designing gift tags and cards for toy drive recipients.

Wednesday, November 29, Spanish, Amharic, and Arabic Translators are Needed to Help People Sign-Up for Services — Spanish, Amharic, or Arabic Translators are needed to help residents navigate services for a local resource fair. Translators would help people sign-up for SNAP, Medicare, MetroLift, vaccines, and other programs.

Help Elderly Neighbors During the Winter — Snow Buddies volunteer to help elderly neighbors clear their sidewalk, steps, and driveways of snow and ice during the winter. Volunteers must possess a shovel.

Mentor a Small Group of Girls — The Spitfire Club is seeking individuals who can empower girls, convey a love for reading, and build an inclusive community, to mentor a small group of 4th and 5th grade girls after school.

Student Leaders — VolALX’s Youth Engaged in Service (YES) Program is looking for students, in grades 6-12, to help shape the program. Members will engage peers, share ideas, and provide input for volunteer projects.

Skills Connect Projects (Visit to sign up use your skills to help an agency with a short-term project).

Youth and Family Volunteer Opportunities – for ages 6 to 18. Visit

For these and any other opportunities,  visit


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