Looking to do some good on Thanksgiving Day in Arlington? View some volunteer opportunities below:
- Arlington’s Knights of Columbus is looking for cooked turkeys that would be delivered to needy families. The organization seeks cooked, unstuffed 20-pound turkeys through Wednesday. Call 703-532-8498 or visit Knights of Columbus for more information.
- The Holiday Project of the National Capital Area is looking for volunteers to visit the Potomac Center Nursing Home to meet with residents. Volunteers meet with residents and sometimes bring cards, calendars or gifts like soap or lotion, but that is not required. Giving of homemade foods is discouraged because some residents have dietary restrictions. Pets, however, are welcome. For more information, visit Volunteer Arlington or contact Robin Wiley at 703-548-3606. Volunteers are needed from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at 1785 S. Hayes St., Potomac Center Nursing Home.
- Volunteer with the Arlington Turkey Trot. The fun run/walk is expected to draw 3,000 people and goes through the Lyon Park and Ashton Heights neighborhoods at 8 a.m. Thanksgiving day, according to the Christ Church of Arlington’s website. Though registration for the run is sold out, the organzation still seeks volunteers to help put on the event. The race starts at the corner of Pershing Drive and North Highland Street, the website states. It supports these local charities: the Arlington-Alexandria Coalition for the Homeless (AACH), Doorways for Women and Families, and the Arlington Food Assistance Center.
Know of other organizations looking for volunteers on Thanksgiving? Add them to the comments below or to our events page.