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Youth Opportunities by age group

All ages: 

Help pick up litter in a kayak. Sign-up to collect litter along Four Mile Run in a kayak during a spring/summer stream clean-up, with the Four Mile Run Conservancy on Saturday, May 11 (from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.) or Sunday, May 19 (from 9 a.m. to noon). 

Help pick up litter. The Trash Trekkers meet every month from 10 to 11 a.m. to pick up trash at a local library. Equipment will be provided. Sign up to pick up trash for Saturday, May 11 at the Burke Branch Library. You can check out the library's monthly schedule for more Saturday clean-ups and other service projects.

12 and older

Library volunteers. The Teen Advisory Group meets monthly with current and prospective library volunteers. Participants meet at the Beatley Library. Participants will receive 1 service hour. Snacks provided.

Help Pets Get Adopted -- The Lucky Dog Animal Rescue is looking for volunteers to hold a dog's leash and drive pets to and from the event on Sunday, May 5, from 11:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Anyone under 12 years old must be accompanied by an adult. Register online.

Play Ball After-School -- Assist people with intellectual and physical disabilities play baseball by hitting, pushing wheelchairs, pinch running, and more. Join the Miracle League of Alexandria on Wednesday afternoons from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Agencies that work with youth volunteers 12 and older

ALIVE | Church of Saint Clement 

14 and older

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.

Agencies that work with youth volunteers 16 and older

City of Alexandria Parks & Recreation | Fly Minds Youth Development Club | Girls on the Run NOVA | The Child & Family Network Centers | Wright to Read 

Agencies that work with youth volunteers 18 and older

Alexandria Tutoring Consortium | Boys and Girls Club | Communities in Schools of NOVA | Senior Services of Alexandria | The Campagna Center | The Alexandria Redevelopment & Housing Authority | Alexandria City Public Schools 

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