Volunteers July 31-Aug. 6

Volunteers July 31-Aug. 6

Send volunteer notices to gazette@connectionnewspapers.com or call Rebecca Halik with any questions 703-917-6407.

The TV Studio has a public access TV show and is looking for individuals to help with the show. Taping occurs twice a month in Alexandria on select Wednesday evenings from 5- 10 p.m. September through December. The TV Studio provides training for $75 per person for five nights.
 We have an immediate need for Camera personnel and Producers. No experience necessary. Producers will work in the control room, help with the overall taping of the shows, and set design. If interested, complete the Volunteer Form at http://www.motivationaltv.com.

The Lyceum, Alexandria's History Museum, located at 201 South Washington
St., is in need of volunteers for the upcoming events: Clio's Kids Mini-Camp
 on Tuesday, July 29 through Thursday, July 31 from 9 a.m. to noon. Help is
 especially needed on Wednesday July 30. Homeschool Day
 on Thursday, Aug. 21
 for two shifts: 9:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. & 12:30- 3:30 p.m.
 For more information contact Kris
Lloyd at 703-838-4994 or kris.lloyd@alexandriava.gov

ESL and Immigrant Ministries needs volunteers to teach English to adult immigrants in 17 locations in Northern Virginia. Training is provided in August. Day and evening classes begin in September. For more information or to submit an on-line application, visit http://eslim.org.

SARA has a variety of different programs:

Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Assault: A twelve-week group addressing issues facing adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse. All group members must be receiving individual therapy or case management services while in the group, and an assessment is required. Offered winter/spring 2008. Contact the SARA Program: 703-838-5030.

Sexual Assault Survivors Support Group: An eight-week group for women who were assaulted as an adult or adolescent. This group will address the impact that sexual assault has had on survivors’ lives. Offered winter/spring 2008. Contact the SARA Program: 703-838-5030.

Creative Expression Support Group: A support group for adult survivors of sexual assault or sexual abuse that will incorporate nonverbal forms of expression, such as; poetry, art, journaling. This six-week group is for those who have previously participated in a support group. Offered winter 2008. Contact the SARA Program: 703-838-5030.

King Street Cats needs volunteers to care for abandoned and rescued cats and kittens in its orphanage in Old Town. Help needed with morning and evening feeding/cleaning. If you love cats and want to care for them while a permanent home is being found, contact us at 703-231-7199 or visit http://kingstreetcats.org for more.

Doorways for Women and Families is seeking volunteers for its Safehouse domestic violence shelter program. Volunteers are needed for weekend and evening shifts and to answer our 24/7 hotline. Some weekday opportunities are also available. Training begins August-September. Call 703-522-8858 x13 or e-mail volunteer@doorwaysVA.org. For more information visit www.doorwaysva.org/volunteer.

CrisisLink's 24/7/365 hotline for the Washington Metro Region is currently recruiting volunteers for their October 2008 training. Visit www.crisislink.org, e-mail volunteer@crisislink.org, or call 703-527-6016 to learn more. Come help CrisisLink continue to save lives and prevent tragedies in our community. Volunteer for three hours a week.

Volunteer Emergency Families For Children (VEFC) needs volunteers willing to open their homes and provide short term (1-21 days) emergency shelter to local children who are victims of abuse, neglect, etc. Volunteers can choose the age, gender, and length of stay for each placement. Local leaders are also needed to serve children in crisis by sharing VEFC's mission within their community. Call 703-200-3700 or email seckhardt@vefc.org for details. Visit www.vefc.org.

Meals on Wheels need drivers to pick up meals at Mt. Vernon Hospital at 11 a.m. and delivering them by 1 p.m. Volunteer drivers can deliver on a weekly, biweekly, monthly, or substitute basis. Other volunteer opportunities for Meals on Wheels in the Mt. Vernon area include back-up Group Coordinator, Group Treasurer, and a volunteer to make monthly delivery of nutritional supplements to a Mt. Vernon resident. For more information, call the Fairfax Area Agency on Aging’s Volunteer Intake Line: 703-324-5406, TTY: 703-449-1186 or e-mail DFSAAAvolunteer@fairfaxcounty.gov.

King Street Cats needs morning feeders to care for cats in its orphanage in Old Town Alexandria; as little as once a month. Also needed are short and long-term foster homes for cats and kittens awaiting placement in permanent homes. Call 703-231-7199 or visit the web site.

Project Managers and Project Leaders oversee an entire project (managers) or one aspect of a larger project (leaders) at the April 25 Day of Service. See the full job descriptions at www.alexandriavolunteerbureau.org or call AVB at 703-836-2176.

Parent Leadership Training Institute of Alexandria-Assist with food service needs volunteers for three Friday evenings in April. Includes pick up of food and beverage, transport to and setup at Minnie Howard, serving, and cleanup. Contact: Fay D. Slotnick, 703-739-0233 info@plti-alex.org.

Guiding Eyes for the Blind needs puppy raisers who are willing to open their homes to Labrador Retriever puppies until they are old enough to be professionally trained as guide dogs, usually 16-18 months. Training and guidance provided by local experienced counselors. Volunteer puppy raisers provide love and affection, behavior training and socialization experiences. Call 703-242-2232 or visit www.gebdominion.org. To complete an application, visit www.volunteer.guidingeyes.org.

Goodwin House Alexandria needs musicians to perform during regular Tuesday evening concerts, as well as provide other concerts as available to assisted living, health care, and memory support units. Contact: Patty Butler-Burkhart, 703-824-1239 pbutlerburkhart@goodwinhouse.org.

Alexandria Office on Women- Domestic Violence Program- Shelter Supervisors at the Battered Women's Shelter interact personally with individuals in need--an opportunity that many find extremely fulfilling. Primary responsibilities include answering the crisis hotline and supporting the women and children residing at the safe house. Contac: Jen Clayton, 703-838-4911 or jen.clayton@alexandriava.gov

Catholic Charities Diocese of Arlington- Thrift shop associates to assist shoppers, receive donations, sort items, price, display goods and clothing, create attractive displays, and to create a warm and welcoming environment for those with limited incomes. Contact: Sally O'Dwyer, 703-841-3838 or sodwyer@ccda.net

The Campagna Center- Summer Camp Volunteer Assist Site Directors and Assistant Site Directors with children's games, activities, and field trips, etc. Summer Camp will take place at William Ramsey, Maury, and Charles Barrett Elementary Schools. Contact: Charlene Johnson, 703-549-0111 or cjohnson@campagnacenter.org

Friends of Guest House– Transport clients back and forth to appointments during the day and evenings. Must have flexible schedule and own vehicle. Contact: Kari Galloway, 703-549-8072 or director@friendsofguesthouse.org

Gadsby’s Tavern Museum - is actively seeking teen and adult volunteers to assist with tours, special events, and/or family programs. Volunteers serving as docents commit to 6 hours per month. Special event volunteers needed throughout the year. Training is provided. Contact: Michele Longo 703-349-3322 or gadbys.tavern@alexandriava.gov

Inova Alexandria Hospital –Patient support; escort patients to procedures, assist with discharges, deliver flowers, charts, patient mail and laboratory items. Contact: Christina Spencer at 703-504-3031 or christina.spencer@inova.com

Meals On Wheels- Deliver meals to homebound seniors in the City of Alexandria. Contact: Samantha Pipkin, 703-836-4414x12 or mowssa@comcast.net

Parent Leadership Training Institute of Alexandria- Clerical and Data Input assistant Enter data from existing documents into Access Database or Excel spreadsheet. Some work can be done at home; other at Hopkins House. Contact Fay D. Slotmick, 703-739-0233 or info@plti-alex.org

Port City Playhouse - Volunteers needed (Be a star on stage and off!) on an ongoing basis to help with set construction and painting. Also need box office and ushering help for performances. Groups and youths age 15 and older are welcome. Contact: Robert Kraus 703-838-2880 or portcityinfo@aol.com

Stop Child Abuse Now of Northern Virginia -- The Alexandria/Arlington Special Advocate (CASA) program is looking for volunteers to serve as advocates for children in the Arlington and Alexandria Juvenile Court system. Volunteers advocate for children in abuse and neglect cases, custody cases, and cases where a child is in need of services. Contact: Dana Taylor, 703-820-9001 or dtaylor@scanva.org

Sunrise of Alexandria - Walking Club with seniors - club meets once a week at Sunrise of Alexandria and is looking for volunteers to help with this activity. Other opportunities for one-on-one visits with the residents are also available. Contact: Meghan Lee 703-212-9192 or alexandria.avc@sunriseseniorliving.com

The Child & Family Network Centers- Administrative Assistants perform administrative work; assist Development Manager with an event, front desk, helping Preschool Director in the office. If you can use a computer, organize things, make copies, and file, you can be a big help here. Contact: Kate Lyng, 703-836-0214 or Klyng@cfnc-online.org