• Fifth Annual Spooky Science Expo

    The Watergate Youth Committee has been serving the children of our nearly five thousand strong residents. They engage students in a number of activities and projects that help them develop their creativity, foster social and environmental responsibility, and a deep interest in science. The event will be held outdoors and all CDC the City of Alexandria regulations for COVID will be fully observed.
    Volunteers are still needed to help with STEAM activities for students. Volunteers can choose any of the activities that they are interested in.

    Event: Spooky Science Expo

    Who: for kids and teens

    What: Celebrating Science and Halloween

    When: Saturday, October 23 (October 30 rain day) from 3-6 p..m

    Where: Watergate at Landmark Terrace Lounge (211 Yoakum Pkwy, Alexandria, Va 22304)

    Point of Contact:

    Zohreh Khoshnamak
    Watergate At Landmark
    Science Club
    571 421 6181
    khoshnamak@gmail.com

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  • ACPS Volunteer Crossing Guard Program

    Safety & Security Services are looking for current volunteers with the following skills:

    • Willingness to provide your time.
    • Ability to work well with others, with little supervision.
    • Willingness and ability to check the schedule and work with placement/assignment officer.
    • Must be highly dependable.
    • Volunteer at a school near you and a backup location.

    Current Volunteers will use their skills to control traffic at already designated crosswalks to allow families to cross streets safely to and from school.

    • Morning Hours are 7:15-8:10 a.m.
    • Afternoon Hours are 2:25-3:05 p.m.

    Willingness to accept training and equipment from the Alexandria Police Department.

    Schools: Charles Barrett, Cora Kelly, Douglas MacArthur, Ferdinand T. Day, George Mason, James K. Polk, Jefferson Houston, John Adams, Lyles-Crouch, Mount Vernon, Naomi L. Brooks, Patrick Henry, Samuel Tucker, William Ramsay.

    If you are a current volunteer and you are interested please contact John Contreras at john.contreras@acps.k12.va.us or 703-619-8060.

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  • SOHO is Seeking Mentors

    Now seeking mentors for the 2021-2022 school year!

    Thank you for patiently waiting for us to safely "open our doors" again!

    We're excited to return IN PERSON for the 2021-2022 school year with a brand new class of girls from under-resourced communities in Alexandria, Virginia. There are twenty-six rising 5th grade girls each waiting for a caring adult female mentor!

    No experience is necessary. Training is provided.

    We hope you'll join us for an information session on either August 17, 18, 24, or 25 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at The Art League Annex, located at 1055 North Fairfax Street. You will learn about the girls we serve, how our program is structured, our expectations for volunteer mentors, and how you can apply.

    Be Someone Who Matters to Someone Who Matters.

    Register for an information session

    Visit spaceofherown.org for more information. If you are unable to attend one of the scheduled information sessions but are still interested in mentoring with SOHO please contact us at mentor@spaceofherown.org as we may be able to provide an additional information session.

    Please help spread the word if you know anyone who might be interested!


     

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  • Alexandria Soccer Association Outreach Team

    Roles and Responsibilities

    The ASA Outreach Team provides soccer and futsal opportunities to schools, communities and families throughout the City of Alexandria and surrounding neighborhoods.

    The outreach team is made up of students, volunteers, teachers and ASA staff who support school, community and ASA events, functions and programs throughout the year. ASA Outreach Team Members will receive ASA branded gear and help serve as ambassadors to the club.

    Outreach Team Members will have the opportunity to be involved in the programs and opportunities below as schedules allow. These are often one-off activities around the Alexandria community taking place in the afternoon or evenings, or the occasional weekend.

    Tabling at Events:

    • Attend School Events (Back to school nights, school picnics, etc)
    • Help with registrations at events
    • Help share information to families about Alexandria Soccer and its programs. This also includes sharing information about financial aid.

    Office and Administrative Support:

    • Uniform distribution
    • Evening registration hours

    Program Assistance:

    • Dick’s Sporting Goods Day
    • Weekend Tournaments
    • SoccerFest
    • Opening Day for league play (rec, futsal)

    Coaching:

    • Attend and coach Access4All Leagues, clinics, Link Club, and other After School Programs
    • Provide a fun, active and positive experience for all players in attendance

    A great ASA Outreach Team Member is:

    • A problem solver
    • A self-starter
    • On-time for events
    • An enthusiastic team member
    • A great communicator
    • Willing to jump in and help create a positive experience for participants
    • Mature and open to feedback, learning and growth

    To join or learn more, contact Johnatan Nunez at jnunez@alexandria-soccer.org.


     

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  • Alexandria Families for Safe Streets

    Share your talents! Volunteers to offer safety within the streets of ACPS students and families.

    Alexandria Families For Safe Streets is a forum for people who are concerned about pedestrian safety within our community. They are an all-volunteer non-profit organization that spends time advancing safety through advocacy, education, and legislation. They're involved in activities such as tabling at Farmer's markets, presentations for school students and lobbying for safety regulations. A more complete list of volunteer opportunities is on their website: alxffss.org/get-involved.
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  • Higher Achievement Volunteer Opportunity

    Higher Achievement provides academic support, mentoring, and enrichment to middle school students during after-school hours at Francis C. Hammond Middle School.

    Higher Achievement Teaching Mentors work with a small group of middle school scholars on Literature or Math lessons one night a week across 21 weeks. Teaching Mentors build relationships with their scholars week to week and help youth build social-emotional and academic skills that will support students' success in high school, college, and beyond.

    Interested?

    Interested volunteers should have a passion for working with youth, an interest in social justice learning, belief that opportunities matter, commitment to serving as a role model, and willingness to build relationships with youth from diverse communities and backgrounds.

    Email Stephanie Valencia at svalencia@higherachievement.org or apply online at  higherachievement.org/volunteer.


     

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  • Alexandria Tutoring Consortium Volunteer Opportunity

    Support Literacy, Become an Alexandria Tutoring Consortium Tutor

    The Alexandria Tutoring Consortium (ATC) coordinates literacy tutoring for kindergarten and first-grade students in nine ACPS elementary schools. 

    ATC is currently looking for tutors to commit 30 or 40 minutes, once or twice a week, to assist students who need one-on-one tutoring to read on grade level.  Schools have prescribed times when tutoring is conducted; ATC will work to match your availability with a school

    Contact Lisa Jacobs, Program Director
    Email Address: ljacobs@opmh.org
    Phone Number: 703-549-6670, ext. 119

    Or go to alexandriatutors.org and sign up!


     

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