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Want to Volunteer in Alexandria? Check out the latest Hot List of Interesting Opportunities (1-30-2024)

ALEXANDRIA, VA – Check out these volunteer opportunities, compiled by Volunteer Alexandria (VolALX) – YOUR connection to helping others!

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Volunteer Opportunities:

Wed, January 31, Tutor Students that need help with their Reading

— Find out how being a tutor-mentor can provide a positive impact on a student’s life with Wright to Read’s virtual information session on Wednesday, January 31 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. This Campagna Center program will train and support adults who want to help elementary students that are struggling with reading.

Wed, February 7, Translate to Help Others Find Affordable Housing

— Housing Alexandria is hosting several interest sessions to promote the Low Income Housing Tax Credit and needs a Spanish translator to ensure the presentation is effectively communicated. The first session is scheduled on Wednesday, February 7, from 6 to 7 p.m.

Help Out In the Office at the Alexandria Seaport Foundation

— Greet visitors, provide administrative support, assist with donations, and maintain schedules for the Alexandria Seaport Foundation as their Office Manager.

Be a Board Member for an Organization Encouraging Girls to Read

— The Spitfire Club is an after-school program that encourages young girls to read. Spitfire is seeking a board member to help execute organizational strategy, raise funds, and be a public ambassador for the program.

Assist Non-English Speakers with Tax Filing

— Community Tax Aid, an organization that provides free tax filing and counseling for qualified individuals and families, is seeking bi-lingual client navigators to assist Spanish, Mandarin, or Amharic speakers with their taxes.

Tutor Students after school

— Yougins In Progress is looking for tutors for underclassmen boys at Alexandria City High School. Volunteers must complete a background check with Alexandria City Public Schools.

Deliver Groceries to Seniors

— Deliver groceries every other week to homebound people. Senior Services of Alexandria will provide a grocery list and instructions. Background check required.

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

Mary Wadland

Mary Wadland is the Publisher and Editor in Chief of The Zebra Press, founded by her in 2010. Originally from Delray Beach, Florida, Mary is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Hollins College in Roanoke, VA and has lived and worked in the Alexandria publishing community since 1987.

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