Fairfax county volunteer opportunities – the washington post


November 18

Food for Others needs volunteers to write grants to receive funds to purchase food. Volunteers also needed to pick up food from grocery stores and deliver to the warehouse and other neighborhood sites. 703-207-9173. volunteer@foodforothers. org.

The Wildlife Rescue League needs volunteer wildlife rehabilitators to raise healthy, orphaned animals in their homes under the supervision of a sponsor.

Training provided. Volunteers also are needed to help with the hotline. You call in from your home to get messages and then return calls with advice or referrals to rehabilitators. Training and a comprehensive manual provided. 703-391-8625. volcoord@wildliferescueleague. org.

The Council for the Arts of Herndon needs volunteers to help with the holiday craft show Dec. 5 from 12:30-2 p. m. Herndon Fortnightly Library, 768 Center St., Herndon. Volunteers will help arrange tables, set up crafts, help children assemble crafts and put away supplies after the event. Training session provided. 703-626-1066. signe@herndonarts. org.

The Naomi Project of Northern Virginia, a program of Our Daily Bread needs volunteers to mentor at-risk pregnant or newly parenting women for a year or longer. Mentors work one-on-one with a client to achieve a healthy pregnancy, develop parenting skills and plan for the future. Training provided. Spanish speakers are especially needed. 703-860-2633. naomiproject@outlook. com.

American Association for the Advancement of Science needs volunteer scientists, engineers, mathematicians and physicians to assist K-12 STEM teachers in Fairfax County during the school year. 703-314-0424. alanjfriedman@verizon. net.

Fairfax Falcons Paralympic Sports Team, a Fairfax County Neighborhood and Community Services program, needs volunteers to help with Saturday morning practices at the James Lee Community Center, 2855 Annandale Rd., Falls Church. The program has players ages 4-21 with a variety of disabilities who compete across the East Coast in wheelchair basketball tournaments. fairfaxfalcons@gmail. com. www. fairfaxfalcons. org.

Assistance League of Northern Virginia needs volunteers for programs that provide clothing and help educate, feed and nurture those in need. Volunteers also are needed to help pack food for the Weekend Food for Kids program, which benefits schoolchildren who receive reduced-price meals during the week. The next session is Thursday at 10 a. m. Dominion Virginia Headquarters, 3072 Centreville Rd., Herndon. Arrive at 9:30 a. m. if you would like to help with setup. karenamster@aol. com . www. northernvirginia. assistanceleague. org.

Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind needs help raising and training puppies. Volunteers raise a puppy until it is 12 to 18 months old, after which it is returned to the foundation to be trained as a guide dog for the blind or a service dog for a veteran. Call 866-282-8046 or go to www. guidedog. org.

The Shepherd’s Center of Oakton-Vienna needs volunteers to drive clients to medical appointments and other activities. No long-term commitment. Hours are flexible. 703-281-5086. volunteer@scov. org . www. scov. org

The Shepherd’s Center of Annandale-Springfield needs volunteers to drive clients to medical appointments, grocery shopping and pharmacies. Help also is needed with administrative activities and special events. 703-941-1419. shepherdscenterannandale. org.

The Shepherd’s Center of McLean-Arlington-Falls Church needs volunteers to drive clients to medical appointments, grocery stores and pharmacies. Help also is needed with administrative activities and special events. 703-506-2199. www. scmafc. org.

St. Mark’s English as a Second Language program needs volunteers for adult-language instruction and preparation for citizenship. Volunteer two to three hours one evening a week in one of several capacities . Translators of Spanish, Korean, Arabic, Chinese or Vietnamese are needed. st. mark. esl@gmail. com . service. www. stmark. org/esl.

Fairfax Area Agency On Aging needs volunteer certified Zumba instructors one day a week for one hour at Lewinsville Senior Center in McLean and Little River Glen in Fairfax. 703-324-5406.

Fairfax Area Agency on Aging needs a volunteer ballroom dance instructor at the Wakefield Senior Center. Weekday schedule is flexible. 703-324-5406.

Meals on Wheels needs volunteer group co-coordinators for routes throughout Fairfax County. Responsibilities include managing and updating client information lists known as the Route book, which drivers use to deliver the meals. 703-228-1760. volunteer. truist. com.

Korean Meals on Wheels needs Korean-speaking volunteers to deliver meals Monday, Wednesday and Friday in Centreville, Reston and Annandale. 703-342-5406.

Vietnamese Meals on Wheels needs drivers to deliver meals. Speaking Vietnamese is not required. 703-324-5406. www. fairfaxcounty. gov/olderadults. (Click on “Volunteer Solutions.”)

Meals on Wheels needs drivers in Chantilly, Reston, McLean, Franconia and Falls Church. 703-324-5406. www. fairfaxcounty. gov/olderadults.

Haven of Northern Virginia needs volunteers to support clients in grief, individually and in groups. Training provided. A one-year commitment is required. 703-941-7000. www. havenofnova. org.

The Northern Virginia Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program needs volunteer advocates for residents in assisted-living and nursing facilities. Training provided. 703-324-5861. lisa. callahan@fairfaxcounty. gov.

Respite Care needs volunteers to give family caregivers of older adults a break. Volunteers visit and oversee the safety of the older adult for a few hours each month. Support and training are provided. 703-324-7404. maura. thompson@fairfaxcounty. gov.

The Fairfax Station Railroad Museum needs volunteer docents on Sundays from 1-4 p. m. and during special museum events. Volunteers greet visitors and talk about the exhibits. Training and orientation provided. 11200 Fairfax Station Rd. 703-945-7483. www. fairfax-station. org.

The Virginian needs volunteers as readers, shopping companions, walking buddies and other personnel. Training is available for several tasks. All volunteers are screened and go through an orientation. The Virginian is a nonprofit continuing-care retirement community. 703-385-0555, Ext. 5371. www. thevirginian. org.

ArtSpace Herndon needs docents to greet guests, answer phones and complete sales during gallery hours. Flexible two-hour shifts. Training provided. Volunteers also needed a few hours each month to manage the Artisans Gallery shop. 703-956-6590. volunteer@artspaceherndon. com.

Healthworks Herndon needs certified volunteer Spanish-speaking interpreters to help health-care clients and medical professionals. Background check required. 703-429-4960. scleveland@hwnova. org.

Spirit Open Equestrian Program needs volunteers 15 and older to help care for horses, to encourage students learning to ride and to help with farm maintenance and special events. Volunteers must complete training. 703-600-9667. www. spiritequestrian. org.

ReSET needs scientists, engineers and technicians to lead elementary students in science and math learning. Flexible schedule; self-directed training available. John Meagher, 703-250-0236. reset@resetonline. org. www. resetonline. org.

The Workhouse Arts Center needs volunteers to usher and monitor performances in the theater and at various events. Help is also needed with gallery – and museum-sitting and leading tours. 703-584-2900. www. workhousearts. org.

Volunteer Fairfax needs individuals, families, youth and corporate groups for service opportunities at nonprofit agencies in the area. Special events or ongoing activities available. 703-246-3460. www. volunteerfairfax. org.

James Mott Community Assistance Program needs volunteers Wednesdays and Fridays to distribute groceries from the food pantry. Volunteers with experience in fundraising, grant writing and board of director leadership skills also are needed. 703-591-1600. www. jmcap. org. pbullocks@jmcap. org .

Northern Virginia Family Service needs speakers of Amharic, Arabic, Farsi, Turkish and Somali to interpret for clients receiving counseling services in Falls Church and Oakton. Volunteers must be at least 18 and have flexible daytime and evening hours. 571-748-2536. ncannon@nvfs. org .

Mount Vernon at Home needs volunteers to assist older adults with transportation for medical and personal appointments, errands, grocery shopping, light handyman chores and home technology. 703-303-4060. www. mountveronathome. org. info@mountvernonathome. org.

Vecinos Unidos needs volunteers (high-school students and adults) to help children in grades 1-6 with homework. Volunteers also needed for a children’s reading program. 703-201-2809. volunteer@vecinosunidos. org. www. vecinosunidos. org.

GIVE needs high school students to tutor youths in grades K-5 once a week on weekends during the school year. www. giveyouth. org/tutoring-program.

4Paws Rescue Team needs volunteers 18 and older to help one hour a week at the Alexandria Petco, 6612 Richmond Hwy. Duties include scooping litter, providing fresh food and water, and playing with/nurturing two cats in a quiet room. Six-month commitment requested. 703-715-6369. info@fourpaws. org. www. fourpaws. org.

Northern Virginia Country-Western Dance Association needs volunteers for the Country Steppers dance team, which entertains at community events, fairs and retirement homes in Northern Virginia about twice a month. Practice is 10 a. m. Saturdays in Annandale. Basic dance experience required. Training in choreographed routines provided. 703-860-4941. steppers@nvcwda. org.

Lost Dog and Cat Rescue needs foster families for cats and assistance at cat adoption centers. Duties include playing with the cats, providing fresh food and water and keeping the adoption center tidy. 703-295-3647. catfoster@lostdogrescue. org.

Fairfax Area Agency on Aging needs volunteers for its Volunteer IT On-Call program that helps older adults with computer tasks such as setting up e-mail and Skype, using social media, uploading photos and ordering groceries. 703-324-5406.

Lift Me Up therapeutic riding program needs volunteers 14 and older to support riders with disabilities and assist with horse care. Training provided. 703-759-6221. www. liftmeup. org.

Homeless Animals Rescue Team needs volunteers 18 and older to assist with dogs at adoption events, noon-3 p. m. Saturdays at Petco, Greenbriar Town Center, 13053 Lee Jackson Memorial Hwy., Fairfax. Foster homes also needed for dogs and cats. 703-691-4278. www. hart90.org.

Fancy Cats Rescue Team needs help with cats at PetSmart stores in Springfield, Fair Lakes and Chantilly. Volunteers provide food and water, tend to litter boxes and spend time with the cats. Foster homes also needed. 703-961-1091. volunteer@fancycats. org, www. fancycats. org.

Homeless Animals Rescue Team needs volunteers 18 and older to assist with dogs at adoption events, noon-3 p. m. Saturdays at PetSmart, 13866 Metrotech Dr., Chantilly. 703-691-4278. www. hart90.org.

Cherry Hill Farmhouse Museum needs volunteers for a variety of programs. Flexible hours, training provided. 703-248-5171. rcrichton@fallschurchva. gov.

Share of McLean needs volunteers to pick up donated furniture and deliver it to needy individuals and families. Pickups and deliveries on Saturdays from 8:30 a. m.-2 p. m. Volunteers must be able to help load and carry furniture. Trucks are insured. 703-448-1054. www. shareofmclean. org.

Simple Changes Therapeutic Riding Center needs volunteers 14 and older to support riders with disabilities and assist with horse care. Training provided. 703-402-3613. simplechanges@hotmail. com, www. simplechanges. org.

Inova Fairfax Medical Campus needs volunteers to work in one of three on-site gift shops. Stores are open seven days a week. Daytime, evening and weekend shifts available. 703-776-4025 or visit inova. org (click on “Volunteer Opportunities”).

The Northern Virginia Therapeutic Riding Program needs volunteers to help with horse care and its lesson program. Volunteers help children and adults with disabilities, at-risk youths, veterans and their families. Training provided. 703-764-0269. www. nvtrp. org .

Fairfax County needs volunteers to drive older adults to medical appointments and wellness programs. 703-324-5406.

Pets Bring Joy needs temporary foster homes for cats. info@petsbringjoy. org, petsbringjoy. org.

American Cancer Society’s “Road to Recovery” needs drivers to take patients to appointments. 410-781-6909. jen. burdette@cancer. org.

Opportunities, Alternatives and Resources Fairfax needs volunteers for the Work Empowerment Program. Volunteers work with clients to write résumés and assist with employment-focused computer training. 703-246-3055.

Opportunities, Alternatives and Resources Fairfax needs male volunteers to mentor inmates before and after their release from jail. Mentoring pairs will be matched based on age, interests and need. Volunteers will mentor the same person during the 15-month commitment (three months in jail and 12 months in the community). Training provided. 703-246-3139.

Fairfax Pets on Wheels needs volunteers to bring their pets to visit nursing-home residents in Fairfax County. Complete an online application, attend an orientation and have on-site training. Pets must have a temperament evaluation and a health certificate completed by a veterinarian. 703-324-5406. www. fpow. org.

The Sully Senior Center in Centreville needs a volunteer-certified personal trainer twice a week, preferably with experience with older adults. 703-324-5406. The Herndon Harbor Adult Day Health Care Center needs two lunch assistants on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays to set up and serve 20 people and clean up afterward. Little River Glen Senior Center in Fairfax needs help with front-desk coverage and special events, and instructors for fitness, art, computer and ESL classes. The Kingstowne Senior Center in Alexandria needs front-desk assistance Fridays and instructors for classes in art, Spanish, tai chi and Qi Gong. The Lewinsville Adult Day Health Care Center in McLean needs a certified Zumba instructor for a Friday afternoon class and a musician to perform twice a month. The Mount Vernon Adult Day Health Care Center in Alexandria needs social companions to help participants. The Bailey’s Senior Center in Falls Church needs a quilting assistant for the quilting club Thursday mornings. 703-324-5406. volunteersolutions@fairfaxcounty. gov, www. fairfaxcounty. gov/olderadults.

Fairfax Area Agency on Aging needs a front-desk assistant to provide coverage, two to eight hours a week, at Little River Glen Senior Center. Duties include answering phones and greeting and checking in participants. 703-324-5406.

ReBuild Warehouse needs volunteers Saturday afternoons to receive recycled building material donations and move, label and organize items in the Springfield warehouse. volunteer@rebuildwarehouse. org, www. rebuildwarehouse. org .

— Compiled by Sandy Mauck

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