Matching volunteers with organizations in need of help | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : Community

Filed Under:

Matching volunteers with organizations in need of help

Play associated audio

Volunteer Alexandria is an organization that links individual volunteers with local nonprofit organizations and volunteer opportunities. By partnering with other nonprofits, government agencies and the corporate community, Volunteer Alexandria works to address issues that can be improved in the city through volunteering. Volunteer Alexandria’s youth program helps teachers and students find volunteer opportunities and cultivates nonprofit, city agencies, and faith groups that are interested in working with youth volunteers. In addition to facilitating volunteerism on a regular basis, the organization is also the lead agency for the recruitment and management of volunteers during emergencies. Volunteer Alexandria coordinates with local fire departments to offer regular emergency response training seminars to increase disaster readiness and support first responders.

For more information, contact:

Volunteer Alexandria

123 N. Alfred Street
Alexandria VA 22314
703.836.2176
mail@volunteeralexandria.org

NPR

Ellar Coltrane Speaks Of Growing Up On Screen In 'Boyhood'

Film director Richard Linklater's latest movie, Boyhood, was shot over 12 years. NPR's Tamara Keith speaks with the star of the film, Ellar Coltrane, who's spent over a decade shooting the movie.
NPR

What If The World Cup Were Awarded For Saving Trees And Drinking Soda?

We thought you'd get a kick out of seeing how the four teams in the final World Cup matches stack up in global health and development.
NPR

What Can $100 Million Buy You — Besides An Election In Kentucky?

Campaign spending on the Kentucky Senate race could reach $100 million. So what can that get you in the Bluegrass State? NPR's Tamara Keith finds out when she calls up some local business owners.
NPR

Tech Week: Google's World Cup Play, Amazon Sued And Kids Tracked

Also in this week's roundup, a tech company that may not exist, using sensors to keep your plants alive and what the debate over sandwich taxonomy teaches us about innovation.