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The 6th Annual Phoenix Bikes Arlington Fun Ride is coming up on October 1 and they need help for the ride and the family fitness festival that is part of the event!

HOG Pull, Sat., September 3, 9-11 AM Haley Park [Haley Park, Oakridge Elementary School, Gunston Middle School Invasive Plant Pull] Meet at Haley Park, 2400 S. Meade St., Arlington, VA 22202
Bring: Appropriate clothing, including good footwear
 Some parts of the area are steep and contain poison ivy.
Tools - weeders, clippers, whackers, small saws
Drinking water Insect repellant We will provide extra gloves and tools. This is a continuing project on the first Saturday of each month to reclaim the natural area between Haley Park, Oakridge Elementary School and Gunston Middle School from invasive plants. This is a RiP and ARMN approved project.
9/1/16 National Youth Congress - County agencies besides Parks and Recreation. Required Program Orientation: September 27, 2016 Application Deadline: Oct 3, 2016

- Shape the Future
- Develop Job Skills
- Be a Leader
Selected participants must attend the training retreat to be a part of the program: October 24, 2015
The Edge 9100 Freedom Center Blvd. Manassas, VA 20110
There is a $25 meal fee for the cost of food during the retreat.
Transportation provided from & returning to:
Thomas Jefferson Community Center
3501 S. 2nd St Arlington VA, 22204 Candidates must review the application package online:

Kevin Clements, Office for Teenagers Program Manager  or lstule@arlingtonva.usContacts: Marti Klein, Jennifer Frum,

Volunteer at ican bike camp
Help change the life of a child! Volunteer for ican bike camp and assist a child with a disability as they learn how to ride a bicycle. Aug 1–5 at Kenmore Middle School. All you need is enthusiasm and the ability to walk/jog alongside a child for 70 minutes. Volunteers can choose a time slot (8:30 am – 3:35 pm) as long as you can commit to the same time each day for all five days of the camp. Questions? Call Hadyn Kihm in the DPR Volunteer Office at 703-228-4724.
6/20/16  9:30am to 12:30 each weekday during the summer, teens age 14+ volunteer in Arlington Food Assistance Center’s warehouse and office. 1 or 2 mornings per week, any week during the summer you can! 
Summer Teen Program application form

Come, have fun, and make fun for children and their dads at I'm With Dad Day. Rain or shine and at Walter Reed Community Center- 2909 16th Street South Arlington, VA. For more information call: 703-228-1547 Date: 06/11/2016 (Sat.)
4/10/16 Old Dominion Neighborhood Day needs volunteers!
May 14th, from 9am- 1pm at St. Mark's 2425 N Glebe Rd, Arlington, VA 22207, the Annual ODCA Neighborhood Day and Market. There will be vendors, fire truck and bike safety demonstrations, Alex's lemonade stand, information from the board about Arlington County improvements, music, Korean entertainment and more. Activities for children needs a number of teens help with face painting, crafts or other small games. Contact Erin Richardson at

Fairlington Farmers' Market @Fairlington Community Center (3308 S. Stafford St, Arlington) Sun., 9am-1 pm May 1-Nov 22 or - Get Involved
9/26/15: Volunteer for Pacers! Races require a big effort to be sure we can offer a great experience to all the participants. We can always use some help! Fill out the form below if you are interested. If you are part of a group of 10 or more looking to volunteer, please contact us directly at
7/15/15: APAH is running it's Annual Backpack Drive and needs the help of enthusiastic volunteers to be successful. They provide over 400 backpacks to children in low to mid income families to help them start the new school year with all their supplies. A group of volunteers is needed to organize donated school supplies into grade appropriate bags to stuff backpacks and bags (July 31,09:00 AM - 05:00 PM, Aug 03, 2015 1:00 PM - 06:00 PM and Sep 04, 2015 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ).  See their online drive posting for more details: 
6/23/15 Call for Volunteers iCan Bike camp, July 27-31 atKenmore Middle School, is designed to help individuals with disabilities (ages 8+) learn how to ride a bike independently. Spotters are needed to run alongside the riders as they learn, providing physical and emotional support. Interested volunteers (ages 16+), contact for more info.
5/19/15 Kenmore Spirit Day (ended)
4/20/15 Outdoor Lab is looking for volunteers to help with their OpenHouse May 16! Contact Judy Collins, AOEA Board member at 703-276-0124
4/15  9:30am to 12:30 each weekday during the summer, teens age 14 and older volunteer in AFAC’s warehouse and office. Teens may sign up to volunteer 1 or 2 mornings per week. If only available for one week during the summer, you can sign up to help every morning of that week. Summer Teen Program application form


1/15 RiP! In 2002, the Invasive Plant Program was created by Arlington County in response to the growing support of invasive plant management from Arlington citizens. The Invasive Plant Program combines the work of staff, volunteers, and contractors to manage invasive plants in Arlington. The goal of the program is to protect Arlington’s remaining natural resources through management of invasive plants. Sign Up Today!
10/30/14 Teens 14+ that are looking to get hands on work experience: AHC runs a summer camp for elementary school students. Camp runs 12:00-5:00 on Monday-Thursday. We go swimming every Monday, and have a field trip one other day of the week. The other two days are in house days where we do fun academic activities and hands on projects. If you know of any responsible teenagers looking for something fun to do this summer and would be interested in this opportunity, please feel free to pass this message along and refer them to me. 6 sites throughout Arlington the students could pick from. Here are the names and locations of our sites:

1.    Berkeley Apartments 2910 S. Glebe Road, Arlington, VA 22206
2.    Fort Henry Gardens 2470 S. Lowell Street, Arlington, VA 22204
3.    Gates of Ballston 4108 4th Street North, Arlington, VA 22203
4.    Harvey Hall 850 S. Greenbrier St., Arlington, VA 22204
5.    Woodbury Park 2335 N 11th St.Arlingotn, VA 22201
6.    Virginia Gardens 1718 S Taylor St, Arlington, VA 22204

CONTACT Here is our summer camp website: Contact information is also listed on that page
July 28-Aug. 1  iCan Bike camp at Kenmore Middle School, is designed to help individuals with disabilities (ages 8+) learn how to ride a bike independently. Spotters are also needed to run alongside the riders as they learn, providing physical and emotional support. Interested Riders: contact Interested Volunteers (Ages 16+): contact
4/21/14 The Taylor Elementary Spring Fair will be held on Saturday, May 3 from 10:00 - 2:00. We have the following volunteer opportunities available to HS students. If you are interested, please send an email to and include your name, email, and time available to work. We will accept volunteer names until Thursday, May 1. - Event Chair (requirement to work the full four hours of the fair) Event volunteer (requirement to work at least one hour) - Create and sell handmade goods and crafts (all proceeds go to Taylor)
2/26 - Volunteer with Arlington County Summer Camps The summer camp volunteer program is a wonderful opportunity for teens who want to further develop their leadership and communication skills and gain experience assisting with planning and leading activities for young children. Volunteers assist the camp staff in all the fun and exciting activities campers enjoy, including field trips, arts and crafts, swimming, sing-along's, games and much more. Camps description To Apply: Download the summer camp volunteer application (PDF). Please read through the entire packet to decide if this opportunity is right for you (or your child) before completing the application.

Please submit the application to: Hadyn Kihm
Department of Parks and Recreation
Volunteer Office
Langston Brown Community Center
2121 N. Culpeper St.
Arlington, VA 22207
2/12/14  Helping out at Rock 'n' Roll USA! Work a variety of shifts from Thursday and Friday at the Expo to Saturday at the race. I'm also looking to staff some water stations along the course to hand out water to the runners, which is usually a pretty fun shift. Dates of the event run from Thurs, March 13 through Sat, March 15 (race day). More information about volunteering at the event can be found here: They can assist with providing community service hours, and can provide metro reimbursement to all those who take metro to their shift. I could also set up a link specifically for your team to register to ensure everyone ended up at the same shift and same work area if that was of interest. E-Mail:  Phone: 858-768-6956  Sign Up Online:
2/5/14 Teens Needed to Serve as 4-H Camp Counselors
Alexandria, Arlington and Fairfax 4-H groups are looking for teens age 14 years or older to serve as camp counselors from July 13-17. Being a teen counselor for 4-H camp is a great way to develop leadership skills, gain community service and work experience, and to make new friends. Interviews for counselor positions will be conducted in March. Application forms are due to the local Virginia Cooperative Extension Office by February 28. Contact 4-H Extension Agent Reggie Morris for additional information.
1/15 Be a Habitat Hero this Martin Luther King Day and join us at Gulf Branch Nature Center from 2-4 PM! We’ll remove invasive plants by our new amphibian breeding ponds.  We’ll be tackling English Ivy, Multiflora Rose and Burning Bush on the ground.  We’ll also work to free trees in the area from Ivy, Wisteria, and other vines. teens, families, scout and service groups welcome! Bring gloves and clippers if you have them, otherwise we have plenty of loaners available Contact Jen,  Naturalist Gulf Branch Nature Center 3608 Military Road Arlington, VA 22207 (703) 228-3403
Greenbrier Learning Center needs volunteers- Volunteer Opportunity - Learning ROCKS! Afterschool Assistant
Virginia Cooperative Extension and Arlington-Alexandria Coalition for the Homeless, we seek teen volunteers to work with younger children Contact: Reginald Morris, (703) 746-5547, Address: 932 North Highland Street Arlington, VA 22201 This location is handicap accessible Directions: Nearest Metro/Subway Stop: Clarendon, Walk distance (in minutes): 5
8/2/13 Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing Volunteer Opportunity - Childcare volunteer (Mon or Wed. evenings). For children ages 3-9. Contact Liz McElwee Resident services manager, S. Arlington APAH 703-851-3635

7/1 Arlington seeks Volunteers to teach social media and smartphones to seniors 
6/2 Project FIVE 
seeks motivated, caring teens/young adults Email: Hadyn Kihm at
Change a child’s life! iCan Bike (formally Lose the Training Wheels) is designed to help individuals with disabilities learn how to ride a bike independently. Spotters are needed July 29-August 2, 2013 at Kenmore Middle School (200 S. Carlin Springs Road)to run alongside the child as they learn, providing physical and emotional support. Volunteers must be 16 years or older and have sufficient stamina and strength to walk and run alongside a bike for 75 minutes. For more information or to volunteer contact April Rosenthal at or 703-228-4736.
The Sinclair Farm CSA in Arlington is looking for a couple of enthusiastic, responsible teens to help run their weekly CSA. The CSA meets at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church (4400 Lorcom Lane) every Thursday and is looking for additional helping hands from 2:30 - 6:30pm. Responsibilities include stocking displays,setup and break down, and getting items for members and guest customers. This position could be filled by more than one person on a rotating basis and would be great for a responsible, mature teen with a couple of free hours each Thursday. Please only apply if you have the ability to be there each week (or can share the job with someone else). The compensation would be $10/hr in either money or fresh produce, or a combination. Attention teens who need volunteer hours: great opportunity to earn community service hours! Please let the Sinclairs know if you need volunteer hours. Contact either Allen or Debbie Sinclair at 540-477-9268.
3/5/13 summer camp volunteer positions in Arlington County. The summer camp volunteer program is a wonderful opportunity for teens who want to further develop their leadership and communication skills and gain experience assisting with planning and leading activities for young children. Volunteers assist the camp staff in all the fun and exciting activities campers enjoy, including field trips, arts and crafts, swimming, sing-alongs, games andmore. Volunteers must be 13 or older and they need to fill out an application, available here:
2/20/13 Nauck Youth Enterprises seeks volunteers ages 10 and up. Helping youth & teens to secure their future with scholarship applications and jobs. Thursdays at Drew at 6:30 email Portia Clark or call 703-486-0058
1/31/13 2 Great local organizations: Have a used bike? contact them!
1/19/13 Family Skate Night OPEN Jan 20, 2013 to Feb 4, 2013 Therapeutic Recreation & Family Fun Night invites you to volunteer to assist individuals with disabilities (and their families) as they ice skate on Friday, March 22, 2013 - 5:30 - 9:00pm. Choose on or off ice support to help participants and families as needed. Need volunteers ages 16+
9/21 APS Seeks Volunteers to Serve as "Book Buddies" Help younger students learn to read!
9/13 The Arlington Players depends on volunteers to fulfill a variety of roles during our shows,
including: Seating Usher: handing out programs, assisting as needed with patron assigned seating 
Ticket Taker: stationed at theater entrance 
Will Call: handing out prepaid tickets to patrons, other box office assistance as needed Concessions: assisting with concessions as needed. (703) 549 1063,
9/22 Dulles Day Plane Pull To sign up please click on the following link: event is from 11am-4pm and is an all-day volunteer opportunity. We need volunteer assistance in the following areas: concessions, kids truck pull, team registration, souvenir sales, kids zone/activities, airport tour and water sales. Volunteers will receive lunch and an event t-shirt.
9/9/12 - Nation's Tri is recruiting volunteers for this year’s event weekend and race day. Over 500 volunteers helped make the 2011 race a success and we hope to build upon that in 2012. Whether you want to give back to the community or cheer on friends, volunteering is a great way to be involved. Volunteers will receive: Dry-fit Volunteer shirt
Complimentary Food and Refreshments in the Volunteer Lounge at the Expo and Finish Line Festival 
5/12/12 Neighborhood Day Emergency Preparedness Canvassing in the Nauck Neighborhood
In promoting community preparedness, several volunteers will canvas the Nauck Neighborhood on Saturday, May 12 from 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. at 2229 South Shirlington Rd. Arlington, VA 22206. The event is hosted by Volunteer Emergency Support Team (VEST) and Medical Reserve Corp (MRC) in collaboration with Bonder and Amanda Johnson Community Development Corporation (BAJCDC). For details, visit the event webpage or the event flyer (PDF). Interested volunteers, please contact Grelia Soliz at (703) 228-0711 or
4/12/12 Arlington Arts Center Volunteer Opportunities – Classroom Assistants High School Students Various Times: June 25 – August 17, 2012 The education department is in search of enthusiastic students, high school aged or older, to volunteer in our summer art classes for children. If you are interested in applying, please click on the link above to download an application. We look forward to working with you! Students scheduled for full days for 4 weeks may enroll tuition free into one summer offering on this page. This offer is not transferable.
When you read to children you build pathways in their brains needed for successful reading experiences by:
 - developing auditory perception that allows them to think about how words sound
 - simulating language development
 - enhancing vocabulary and encouraging curiosity - expanding their knowledge of the world
Arlington County Early Childhood Development & Parent Resources Bureau
2100 Washington Blvd. 3rd Floor, Arlington, VA 22204
(703)228-1685 To participate, please fill out a volunteer form (PDF) and fax to Gerson Paniagua!
3/27/12 - Visit Community Awareness Team for Teens (CATT), a student-run organization that promotes teen involvement in Arlington through volunteering. Our goal is to make volunteer opportunities more widely broadcasted and accessible for teens in our community. We send out email blasts with volunteer opportunities as well as put them on our website, Facebook page, and tweet them. Visit or on facebook:
3/22/12  Libraries need volunteers!
3/17/12 -COMMUNITY GRANTS AVAILABLE! Open to all youth! 
1/12/2012 - Martin Luther King, Jr. - Raise Preparedness Awareness 
Mon, Jan 16, 2012 09:00 am to 01:30 pm
Volunteer Emergency Support Team (VEST) needs volunteers!
Primary Contact: Management Specialist, (703) 228-0711,
Primary Address: Barcroft Sports And Fitness Center 4200 Four Mile Run Arlington, VA 22206
MLK Day of Service is Monday January 16!! What are YOU going to do??
12/29/2011 A-SPAN needs Homeless Bagged Meal Program: Preparers  You can work with a group of friends or with a class, church, or family. If someone helped you get groceries or stored them during the day, it's something you could do right after school since meals are distributed the same day they are prepared.