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Volunteer Arlington - Fall 2009 Update

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Greetings from Volunteer Arlington!

Thank you for your interest in volunteering.  Enthusiasm for service is ramping up across the nation as the Summer of Service ends and a lifetime of service begins.  This Fall you will see your favorite celebrities sharing stories of service, and continued support from President Obama's United We Serve campaign.

There are many ways that you can get involved this Fall… 

Take a look at our NEW and UPDATED volunteer opportunities, donation needs, and volunteer board opportunities currently listed at the Online Volunteer Connection.  With over 400 opportunities, you are sure to find a good fit for your interests, skills, and availability!

In addition, the Volunteer Now!  Fall 2009 publication, a listing of recent volunteer needs in Arlington, is now online with links directly to the opportunity descriptions.  Feel free to share it with your friends and neighbors, social networks or print it out and hang it up at your local coffee shop! 

What's new at Volunteer Arlington?

  • We're tweeting (@VolunteerArl) to try to get the word out about ways you can volunteer
  • We are recruiting for the Volunteer Emergency Support Team (VEST), with orientations throughout 2009-10 it's a great time to join the team!
  • Our volunteer program for 20 and 30 somethings, Community Volunteer Network is celebrating its 5th year and is tackling a big event in November. 

For local and national highlights, check out these current volunteer NEWS & SPOTLIGHTS:

  • Service is the New Black: Hollywood is revitalizing volunteerism and service this Fall with a new website, and a big push around Make A Difference Day on October 24th 
  • Emergency Volunteers:  Volunteers play a crucial role in assisting first responders and providing emergency relief and medical immediately after a disaster. Volunteers also help with activities to mitigate disasters, prepare in advance, and assist with short-term and long-term recovery efforts to return the community to normal conditions after an incident.  Learn more about Arlington Citizen Corps Programs.
  • Campbell Elementary's School Grounds Days – Grab some friends and do your part to clean up the yard at CampbellElementary School.
  • Make a World of Difference – Become a Volunteer Guardian – Join a growing circle of volunteers who serve as court appointed volunteer guardians and conservators for elderly and disabled residents of ArlingtonCounty.
  • Adopt-A-Family – Would your church group, service club, or work group like to make a commitment to an Arlington family in need?

Want to stay in touch with us on a more regular basis?  Register with the Online Volunteer Connection, fan us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter!  Feel free to contact us if we can help you get connected to your community. 

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