Volunteer Alexandria has compiled the following Hotlist of local volunteer opportunities in the Alexandria, Virginia area. Please register for opportunities using this link.
New & Upcoming
Alexandria Symphony Orchestra – Symphony Garden Party Event Volunteer
Seeking volunteers to help set-up and take-down event items to include tables, linens, decorations; organize and display silent auction items and bid sheets; pour and serve wine; replenish food and drink as needed and assist in checking in/out auction winners. Register online.
ALIVE! – Sidewalk sale
Volunteers are needed to help with the sidewalk sale to benefit ALIVE! House will be held on June 9th and we welcome volunteers to assist with sorting and pricing on the following dates as well as volunteers to sell, sell, sell on the day of the sale. Register online.
Inova Health Foundation – 12th Annual StarKid 5k and Family Fun Run – June 3rd
Volunteers are needed to support the 12th annual StarKid Race. Register online.
Travelers Aid – Travelers Aid Volunteer at Reagan Airport
Volunteers are needed to help our passengers navigate the airport during the upcoming $1 billion Project Journey renovation. Register online.
Volunteer Alexandria – 2018 Arts & Crafts Festival
Volunteers are needed to help with vendors set up, break down, beer tent and children’s activities. Register online.
Volunteer Alexandria – 2018 Vine on the Waterfront
Seeking volunteers to help vendors set up, break down, children’s activities, staff information tent, assist with food competition, and sell tickets. Register online.
Volunteer Alexandria – Photographer
One or two volunteers are needed as photographers to take photos during our special events. Register online.
FACETS – Front Desk
Assist with front desk responsibilities such as performing data entry, assisting clients, receiving donations, and maintaining the front desk area. Register online.
Arts & Culture
Opera Guild of Northern Virginia – Multiple Opportunities Available
Contact Pre K-4 schools (Public, Private, Parochial and Home), collecting school information and introducing Opera NOVA’s programs. Assist with the creation of marketing and recruitment materials for schools and families. Plan and implement a school outreach strategy at each educational level. Work as a liaison between Opera NOVA and schools/districts/sites, ensuring quality programming and assisting with all aspects of program operation. Gather and report data on program accomplishments and potential improvements. Volunteers needed as a financial assistant and grant writers. Register online.
Civic & Community
ALIVE! – Multiple opportunities available
Volunteers needed to help many programs. Help low income families settle into their new homes by picking up and delivering furniture. Support the Family Emergency Program in 1 of 3 ways: desk volunteer, food packer or driver. Prepare and sort donated housewares for distribution to those in need. Warehouse helper needed to aid loading and delivery of food. Register online.
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Washington DC – Volunteer opportunities Volunteers are to help with many programs. Register online.
VeloCity Bicycle Cooperative – Learn Bike Mechanics to Help the Community
Train to become a volunteer bicycle mechanic! New volunteers board members wanted. Board meets every six weeks and members typically contribute 5-10 hours/month. Register online.
Children & Youth Education
Alexandria Soccer Association – Volunteer Recreational Soccer Coach
The recreational soccer program is looking for volunteer coaches to help with teams from ages 5-19 for the 2018 spring season, starting in April. This would require the volunteer to be within the City of Alexandria two times per week. It would require two or three hours per week: running a practice (at your convenience), a game on Saturday mornings, and sending weekly emails to your team. Register online.
Concerns Citizens Network of Alexandria – Tutor for “The Reach and Rise Program (RARE)” after school
Volunteers needed to assist students as a math tutor in improving math skills. Students also engage in other enrichment opportunities. The Math Tutor works side-by-side with Certified Teachers to provide one-on-one, hands-on assistance to students. Register online.
Girls on the Run – Coach
As a coach, you’ll be trained to guide small teams in practice twice a week. You’ll lead your team of girls in valuable lessons and teamwork building, while working up to running a 5K at the end of the season. Register online.
RESET – Hands-on STEM Educator
Scientists, technologists, engineers and mathematicians needed to lead students in hands-on STEM activities. STEM background required, except for Pre-K programs and RESET’s High School & Volunteer Scouts programs. Register online.
The Campagna Center – Multiple Opportunities Available
The Wright to Read program provides volunteer-based one-on-one sustained literacy tutoring and mentoring relationships to City of Alexandria elementary school children who are reading one year below grade level. Support the Building Better Futures (BBF) program and assist with carrying out BBF program activities related to tutoring and enrichment, as well as assist program staff with other components of the BBF program (e.g. parent education, recruitment and retention). Register online.
The Child & Family Network Centers – Relay for Pre-K! – September 22 Volunteers are needed to help children get ready for school. Register online.
YoKid…Stretch your limits – Yoga Teachers Teach children’s yoga to the underserved children in the greater DC area. Register online.
Sexual Assault Center – Hotline Companion
Meet with survivors at the hospital to offer support and information immediately following a sexual assault. Volunteers also needed to provide ongoing advocacy, information, and emotional support for sexual assault survivors as well as staffing our 24/7 hotline. Register online.
Health & Wellness
Prevention of Blindness Society Look Again Resale Shop – Alexandria Resale Shop Needs Volunteers Volunteers needed to sort donations, price items for sale and provide customer service. Register online.
Inova Health System – Hospital Elder Life Program
Volunteers needed to provide therapeutic activities, assist with patient mobilization, assist patients with meals and feeding by providing encouragement, help unit staff, and other tasks as needed. Register online.
Inova Alexandria Hospital – Spiritual Support Volunteers Chaplin volunteers needed to provide spiritual and emotional support to patients and families. Register online.
Immigrant & Refugee Services
Liberty’s Promise – Long-Term Administrative Assistant/Finance Volunteer Needed!
Your finance experience can make a difference! Help manage the finances of a small non-profit and gain a unique insight into the day-to-day workings of a small non-profit. Register online.
Calvary Women’s Services – Karaoke Party Volunteer
Karaoke parties have become a much-loved tradition here at Calvary. On the third Saturday evening of each month, volunteers come in and host a karaoke party for Calvary residents – we’ll provide the karaoke machine and you’ll provide the theme! Please commit to hosting at least three parties a year. Register online.
Senior Services of Alexandria – Multiple Opportunities Available
Volunteers needed to shop for and deliver groceries to seniors who have a difficult time getting to the store to get food, help with the Meals on Wheels Program or visit seniors through the Friendly Visitor Program. Register online.