Volunteer Opportunities

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This is a great way to promote both small and large scale service projects (ex: food drives, blood drives, food packaging events, clean up projects, philanthropic projects, etc.) If you have any questions or would like to have your event posted on our website, please feel free to contact Lisa Snyder, Associate Director for Leadership Education and Development (webmaster for this page) at lsnyder2@gmu.edu.

Service Opportunity FormYou may share your volunteer opportunities with us today by completing the Mason Gives Back Service Opportunity form here.


Below is a list of volunteer opportunities both on campus and within the community. George Mason University and the Mason Service Council offers this resources list solely as a public service to the members of the university community.  The University and the Mason Service Council makes NO REPRESENTATION OR RECOMMENDATION REGARDING THE ORGANIZATIONS LISTED.

Name of Organization: 9/11 Day Of Service 

Description of Event: The 8th Annual Mason Nation 9/11 Day of Service will take place on Friday, September 11th 2019. We encourage ALL Mason students, faculty, staff, and alumni to participate! If you are interested in hosting a service project or volunteering for a service project on the 9/11 Day of Service, click here.

Volunteer Information: To sign up for a time to volunteer, visit: https://911day.gmu.edu/registration/

Website: http://911day.gmu.edu/

Name of Organization: For Love of Children 

Description of Organization: For Love of Children (FLOC) provides educational services beyond the classroom to help students succeed from first grade through college and career. FLOC brings together students, volunteers, families, and community partners in proven programs that teach, empower, and transform.

Volunteer Information: Email DeLante Fludd, Recruitment and Outreach Coordinator at dfludd@floc.org or call 202-349-3512 to get involved.

Website: https://floc.org/

Name of Organization: Campus Gardens with the Office of Sustainability

Description of Organization: The Office of Sustainability has started and maintains three food production sites on campus. All three of these sites are available for volunteers, interns, visitors, group tours, and much more! They are your free resource to receive hands-on training for sustainable food production.

Volunteer Information: Greenhouse and Gardens Specialist: Donielle (Doni) Nolan, dnolan6@gmu.edu, (703) 993-4220. To sign up for a time to volunteer, visit: https://gmufacilities.knack.com/sustainability-volunteer#my-events/. 

Website: green.gmu.edu/campus-sustainability/campus-gardens/

Mason Votes

Name of Organization: Mason Votes

Description of Organization: Mason Votes is George Mason University’s non-partisan political news outlet. An online election forum featuring candidate bios, voter guides, and more, Mason Votes is a space where students can come to learn about the issues, find out where each candidate stands, and engage in a dialogue about how to address the challenges facing America and the world.

Political affiliation doesn’t matter; Mason Votes offers a non-partisan evaluation of the issues and lets the facts speak for themselves.

Website: masonvotes.gmu.edu

Name of Organization: Campus Kitchen

Description of Organization: The Campus Kitchen at GMU is a chapter of the national organization, The Campus Kitchens Project, that recovers leftover food from campus dining facilities and delivers it to those in need in our surrounding community.

Volunteer Information: E-mail Madhumanti Debnath at info@thegln.org or call (202) 684-6627 to get involved.

Sign-Up:  If you are interested  in volunteering, please sign up for a gleaning shift at True Farms here: tinyurl.com/truefarm19

Name of Organization:  Global Language Network

Description of Organization: Global Language Network is a community where people learn, share and connect. We offer affordable language classes in more than 60 languages, using a communicative approach that builds our learners’ communication skills in an interactive and enjoyable environment.

Volunteer Information: E-mail Madhumanti Debnath at info@thegln.org or call (202) 684-6627 to get involved.

Website: thegln.org

Name of Organization: Case Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) for Children

Description of Organization: CASA was started in 1977 in Seattle by Judge David Soukup as a way to involve the citizens of the community to act as an extra set of eyes and ears, watching over the safety and needs of child victims of abuse and neglect.  Today, there are over 955 CASA programs nationwide, serving over 240,000 children through an estimated 75,000 CASA advocates.  In Virginia there are 27 programs regulated by Virginia Code and the Department of Criminal Justice Services.

CASA’s mission is to protect and serve children who are abused, neglected, abandoned and endangered.

Volunteer Information: Volunteers are need for the summer concert series at Jiffy Lube Live.

E-mail Suzanne Mitchell at smitchell@casacis.org or call (703) 330-8145 to get involved.

Website: casacis.org

Name of Organization: Washington English Center

Description of Organization: Washington English Center’s mission is to provide excellent and affordable English classes and other workforce programs to adult immigrants using volunteer teachers.

Volunteer Information: Volunteers typically teach an ESL class one day a week either during the week or on the weekend. Our new volunteers are paired with experienced co-teachers so they have additional support in the classroom. We also offer tutoring services, conversation and writing clubs, as well as computer literacy classes for our students.

E-mail Elizabeth Madjlesi at emadjlesi@washingtonenglish.org or call (202) 387-0023 to get involved.

Website: washingtonenglish.org

Name of Organization: Brother’s Brother Foundation

Description of Organization: Brother’s Brother Foundation is a gift-in-kind charity that focuses on medical and educational needs around the world. BBF has served 149 countries worldwide with over 105,000 tons of medicines, medical equipment, textbooks, educational supplies and emergency disaster aid since its founding in 1958.

The mission of Brother’s Brother Foundation is to promote international health and education through the efficient and effective distribution and provision of donated medical, educational, agricultural and other resources.

Volunteer Information: E-mail Richard Goddard at rgoddard@brothersbrother.org or call (703) 992-9210 to get involved.

Website: brothersbrother.org

Name of Event: Walk to End Alzheimer’s Event

Description of Organization: Alzheimer’s Association – National Capital Area one of the over 80 Alzheimer’s Association chapters across the country, the National Capital Area Chapter is here to serve people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias and their families and caregivers in the District of Columbia, five counties in suburban and Southern Maryland and eleven counties in Northern Virginia.

Walk to End Alzheimer’ Reston,VA Sunday September 29th, 2019. Students, individuals, and groups needed for special event help.

Sign up here https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0e44afab2caaf58-walk14 or contact Ben Donnelly at bedonnelly@alz.org

Website: http://www.alz.org/nca


Name of Organization: Keep Prince William Beautiful

Description of Organization: Keep Prince William Beautiful is a non-profit environmental organization that serves Prince William County through partnering with residents, businesses and government to educate and inspire people to be environmental stewards and Keep Prince William Beautiful.

Volunteer Information: We offer programs spanning the issues of litter removal and education, recycling education and water quality improvement. We invite you to visit our programs pages where you will find information about each of our programs. There you can learn more about our work and how to get involved.

Contact: Volunteer Coordinator Nicole Jackson, Email at njackson@kpwb.org or call at (571) 285-3772

Holmes Middle School

Name of Organization: Holmes Middle School Activities/After School Program (ASP)

Description of Organization: Made possible through contributions of the Fairfax County School Board, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors and the Department of Community and Recreation Services and FCPS After School Program Office, other community partners and Holmes MS teachers, administrators and staff.

The Holmes ASP provides a safe place for all our students to enjoy and challenge themselves in activities conducive to enrichment, exploration and remediation. It offers academic, social, artistic, and physical clubs that target the needs and human development of well-rounded middle school students. The ASP operates Monday thru Friday from 2:30 PM to 5:30PM. We offer Late Buses on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Volunteer Information: The after School Program needs competent individuals to sponsor clubs such as : Math, Science, Astronomy, soccer, baseball, Flag Football, Tennis, Volleyball, Reading, Civic organizations, character education, etc. and Homework Room Monitors.

Contact: Volunteer Coordinator German Cabezas, Email at GDCabezas@fcps.edu or call at (703)658-5906


Name of Organizations: Parents of Autistic Children of Northern Virginia

Description of Organization: Parents Of Autistic Children of Northern Virginia (POAC-NoVA) and its predecessor organization has worked for more than three decades to improve the quality and quantity of education for students with autism in Northern Virginia.

Volunteer Information: Volunteers assist with various events including providing childcare during meetings, etc. All volunteers must 18.

Contact: E-mail Yukiko Dove at yukikod@gmail.com or call (571) 330-2818 with your interest.

 Website: https://poac-nova.org

Fairfax County Domestic & Sexual Violence Services

Name of Organizations: Office for Women & Domestic and Sexual Violence Services

Description of Organization: OFWDSVS advances our mission of preventing and ending domestic and sexual violence, stalking and human trafficking by fostering a community based on equality and mutual respect through prevention and intervention, community engagement and awareness, policy and advocacy.

Volunteer Information: To apply and attend one of the Volunteer Orientation sessions, please visit OFWDSVS Opportunity Details page.

Contact: E-mail Nadia Hoonan at Nadia.Hoonan@fairfaxcounty.gov or call (703)-324-9495 with your interest.

 Website: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/familyservices/domestic-sexual-violence

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Name of Organizations:  Reston Association

Description of Organization: Reston Association has a tradition of supporting and maintaining a high quality of life for its community members. The dedicated and committed association staff carries on the tradition through a variety of efforts, all of which are under the guidance and direction of the volunteer Board of Directors. Staff members work diligently to organize, plan, deliver and continuously improve the various programs and services that association members enjoy.

In addition to overseeing the architectural and maintenance covenants regarding property improvements and usage, the staff also supports the work of the association’s various committees, publicizes upcoming events and meetings and maintains common areas, recreational facilities and natural resources. RA is actively involved in advocating for its members at the Fairfax County government level.

Volunteer Information: Volunteers assist with various RA programs and events throughout the year. Under 14 volunteers must be accompanied by an adult

Contact: E-mail Ha Brock at habrock@reston.org or call (703)435-7986 with your interest.

Website: https://www.reston.org

Art League

Name of Organizations: The Art League

Description of Organization: Founded in 1954, The Art League, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) charitable and educational nonprofit organization. The League is a multifaceted visual arts organization that meets its mission through its gallery, fine art school, art supply store, and arts-outreach programs.

“By nurturing the artist, we enrich the community. The Art League develops the artist through education, exhibition, and a stimulating, supportive environment, while sharing the experience of the visual arts with the community.” – Mission Statement

Volunteer Information:

All of The Art League’s artist members in the Gallery provide volunteer support, volunteering a total of almost 1,800 hours per year hanging shows, painting walls, hosting at receptions and events, computer work, calling members, gallery receiving, framing and matting, and even carpentry. Volunteers make all the difference in the Gallery.

Contact: To get involved, please send in this volunteer form, or contact us at gallery@theartleague.org or 703-683-1780.

Website: https://www.theartleague.org 


Name of Organization: Inova Health Foundation

Description of Organization: Inova is a not-for-profit health care system based in Northern Virginia that consists of hospitals and other health services including emergency and urgent care centers, home care, nursing homes, mental health and blood donor services, and wellness classes. Governed by a voluntary board of community members, Inova’s mission is to provide quality care and improve the health of the diverse communities we serve through excellence in patient care, education and research.

Contact: E-mail Emily Seeger at Emily.Seeger@inova.org or call (703) 289-2008 with your interest.

Website: https://foundation.inova.org/


Name of Organization: Boys and Girls Club of Greater Washington, Fairfax County Region

Description of Organization: The mission of Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington is to help boys and girls of all backgrounds, especially those who need us most, build confidence, develop character and acquire the skills needed to become productive, civic-minded, responsible adults.

The Fairfax County Regional Boys & Girls Clubs have been serving the youth of Fairfax County for over a decade. The region consists of two locations, the Culmore Character Club, located in the Culmore United Methodist Church, and the Murraygate Club, located in the Alexandria section of Fairfax County.

Volunteer Information: 

For the Culmore Club: 1) Sports oriented volunteers (baseball, football, soccer); 2) volunteers who are strong in performing arts; 3) volunteers who can assist high school students with college prep; 4) work study for the summer

For the Murrygate club: 1) Sports oriented volunteers; 2) volunteers to work with their middle school group; 3) work study for the summer; 4) administrative assistant

Volunteers are required to undergo a two-part background investigation consisting of a check of social security/identity, sexual offense and national criminal history as well as a drug screening. Even volunteers under the age of 18 are required to undergo the complete background investigation.


For Culmore Club, e-mail Patrick Leonard at pleonard@bgcgw.org or call (703) 820-5206.

For Murrygate Club, e-mail Michael Bruins at mbruins@bgcgw.org or call (703) 895-2000.

For more information, e-mail Vanessa Correa at vcorrea97@gmail.com.

Website: https://www.bgcgw.org/


Name of Organization: Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing (APAH)

Description of Organization: APAH’s mission is To develop, preserve, and own quality, affordable places to live; to promote stability and opportunity for our residents; and to advocate with the people and communities we serve.

Volunteer Information: Volunteer opportunities with APAH include but are not limited to read-aloud programming, advocacy and outreach, skills training, grocery distribution, social event assistance, and programming related to focus areas of need. Must be 18 or older.

Need volunteers for:

Tuesday afternoon – grocery distribution

Monday evening – read-aloud programs

Contact: E-mail Julie Booth at jbooth@apah.org or call (571) 800-6462 with your interest.

Website: https://apah.org/

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Name of Organization: InvestinYOUth at Mason

Description of Organization: InvestinYOUth is the first student-led, student-run outreach mentorship program, pioneered for High School students, by students. We are partnered with Fairfax County Public Schools to mentor, advise, and build meaningful relationships between high school and university students.

Volunteer Information: InvestinYOUth endeavors to promote accessibility and increase equal opportunity for all youth within our local school systems by providing:

One-on-one weekly mentor meetings arranged to fit you and your mentee’s schedule
Resume & hobby workshops
Guest speaker series
Service projects

Contact: E-mail investinyouthmason@gmail.com with your interest. Mentor application will be released soon, or fill out this form here. Be on the lookout!

Website: https://www.investinyouthatmason.com/


Name of Organization: Generation Hope

Description of Organization: Generation Hope exists to empower ambitious, family-focused teen parents striving to complete their college education by pairing them with caring, committed, adult mentors and an emotional and financial support system, thereby driving a two-generation solution to poverty.

Volunteer Information: 


Child care is an ongoing need for many of our Scholars. When Generation Hope holds special activities, we don’t want lack of child care to prevent our Scholars from participating. We need caring, nurturing individuals to provide child care at various events throughout the year.

The Hope Corps is our childcare volunteer program! Hope Corps Members commit to providing childcare for at least three Scholar events (at least one shift per event) over the course of an academic year. Hope Corps Members are trained on our childcare approach, so as to ensure that all childcare volunteers continue to provide outstanding childcare and fully understand Generation Hope’s childcare policies & expectations. *Applicants must complete a background check and a 2-hour training

Time Commitment: At least one two hour shift; three times a year (averaging out to 2-6 hours quarterly). There are seven metro-accessible events throughout the year that require Hope Corps Volunteers.

To sign us as a Hope Corps Member (Childcare Volunteer) please fill out the general Volunteer Application to the right and send your resume to Program Coordinator, Silvana Rueda at silvana@supportgenerationhope.org.


When we hold activities for our Scholars, their children need snacks! Our Snack Crew provides juices, waters, small sandwiches, and other munchies for the children to eat (no peanut products). The goodies must be dropped off one hour before the event. For more information on the Snack Crew, please click here.

Time Commitment: One hour off-site prep; one time or ongoing, depending on preference. There are seven events throughout the year that require Snack Crews.


We’re looking for individuals who have experience and expertise in the following areas to serve as tutors for our Scholars: English, Math, Science, History/Government, and Languages.

Time Commitment: As needed. You will be contacted by our Tutoring Coordinator when your help is needed.

To sign up as a tutor, please complete the volunteer form and upload your resume where indicated!


Generation Hope has several committees for which we’re looking for community volunteers, including the Finance/Fundraising Committee, PR/Marketing Committee, the Walk Committee, and the Annual Gala Committee. This is one-year minimum commitment and should fit nicely with your skills and experience.

Time Commitment: Meeting frequency for each committee can vary, but on average, they occur every 8 weeks. The Annual Gala and Walk Committees meet more frequently as the events near.

In addition to these ongoing opportunities, we also have unanticipated needs that may present themselves, such as event volunteering or assistance with our annual Hope Conference, and we’d love to keep you informed. To ensure you receive volunteer information, please join our email mailing list and check “Volunteer.”

Contact: michelle@supportgenerationhope.org or yesenia@supportgenerationhope.org

Website: http://supportgenerationhope.org


Name of Organization: Dunbar Alexandria Olympic Boys & Girls Club

Description of Organization: Founded in 1906, Boys & Girls Clubs of America is the nation’s fastest-growing youth service organization, serving millions of young people ages 6-18. The Dunbar Alexandria-Olympic Branch has a legacy of positive youth development that dates back to 1936, when a group of Alexandria’s community leaders founded the original Alexandria Boys Club and developed the property on which the Club still stands.

The story of the Alexandria Club mirrors that of Boys & Girls Clubs of America – caring men and women who saw a need to meet challenges, provide opportunity, and instill hope in the region’s youth.

Today, the Dunbar Alexandria-Olympic Branch of Boys & Girls Clubs serves over 500 members, but we touch many more young people through our programs and services.

It’s all about the kids.

Volunteer Information: The Dunbar Alexandria Olympic Boys & Girls Club, which serves over 70 young people (mainly k-8 grades) is looking for volunteer tutors/mentors on a regular and sustained basis to support the academic preparedness of the young people they serve. Tutoring/homework help time is scheduled Monday-Thursday from 3:30-4:30PM. This could become a internship experience, where you could engage in tutoring but also help build a tutor pipeline from Mason to the Dunbar Alexandria Olympic Boys & Girls Club. See their Facebook page for inspiration! (https://www.facebook.com/AlexandriaBGC/)

Contact: If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact Dr. Bethany L. Letiecq at 703-993-5076 or (bletiecq@gmu.edu).

Website: http://www.bgcgw.org/alexandria/


Name of Organization: Age-­In-­Place

Description of Organization: Age-­In-­Place® firmly believes older adults can age successfully in their own homes and neighborhoods with community support. Our program is a vital part of that support system; empowering seniors in DC to age independently and with dignity.

Volunteer Information: 

Just as a reminder: Age-­In-­Place® provides free yard work and house cleaning to seniors 60 years of age and older in Wards 4, 5, and 6 of Washington, DC.

If you are interested in volunteering with us individiually, we ask that you fill out our volunteer application here: https://goo.gl/forms/dNi8ZoTDorBnxrnm1

After filling out the AIP Volunteer Application, you will be required to attend a Volunteer Orientation prior to volunteering. A link to the next Orientation will be provided on the application at the top.

Contact: If you have any questions please either consult the Age-in-Place® FAQ sheet or send us an email at ageinplace@seaburyresources.org.

Website: http://seaburyresources.org/srj/index.php/assistance/ageinplace


Name of Organization: McLean Community Center

Description of Organization: The mission of the McLean Community Center is to provide a sense of community by undertaking programs; assisting community organizations; and furnishing facilities for civic, cultural, educational, recreational and social activities apportioned fairly to all residents of Small District 1, Dranesville.

Volunteer Information: Looking for volunteers to help staff special events. Must be 16 years old.

April 14, 2018 McLean Community Garage Sale

May 19, 2018 McLean Day

July 4, 2018 McLean Independence Day Fireworks

Contact: Email Peggy Moore, Special Events Coordinator at (peggy.moore@fairfaxcounty.gov) with your availability and interest, or call 703-744-9344.

Website: https://www.mcleancenter.org/


Name of Organization: The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program (through Fairfax County)

Description of Organization: The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax preparation assistance to individuals and families who earned $54,000 or less is 2016. IRS trained and certified volunteers are available at 15 sites throughout Northern Virginia and will ensure you receive the maximum tax refund and help determine if you are eligible for the earned income tax credit.

Volunteer Information: Accounting majors looking to assist with VITA Program

VITA Program
Benefits for Students
1.      VITA can meet University community service requirements.  For Accounting majors, the service requirement may be more meaningful than other potential activities.
2.      VITA can be a resume builder, especially if internships are hard to find.
3.      VITA can be a tool for students here on F-1 Visas, and who cannot readily get practical experience.
4.      Some Big Four accounting firms (locally Deloitte) participate in VITA, so VITA can have a value to students looking for jobs.
5.      A first job in accounting may be with a small/boutique accounting firm which can involve individual income tax return work, a topic covered only tangentially in many taxation classes.
6.      Students can see a large range of people who must file tax returns.
Benefits for GMU
1.      The university will serve as a good community partner.
2.      An option for promoting the university to potential students (including foreign students).
3.      Giving students a real world perspective.
Some Other Options
·         Incorporate VITA into classes and granting course credit for successfully completing the IRS training and completing a specified number of returns.

Contact: Email James Do at (james.do@fairfaxcounty.gov) or call at 571-749-7838.

Website: http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dfs/news/free_income_tax_prep.htm 



Name of Organization: Homeless Children’s Playtime Project

Description of Organization: The mission of the Homeless Children’s Playtime Project is to nurture healthy child development and reduce the effects of trauma among children living in temporary housing programs in Washington, D.C.
We seek to create a city that provides every opportunity for children in families experiencing homelessness to succeed by ensuring consistent opportunities to play and learn, offering support services for families, and advocating for affordable housing and safe shelter.

Volunteer Information: Play Ranger and Adopt a Playroom volunteers

Play Ranger volunteers: volunteers who serve one night a week (Monday-Thursday) to facilitate our youth play programs. Play Rangers serve at one consistent location with one age group (ranges between 6 months – 18 years old) for the duration of their commitment. Play Rangers play with kids and facilitate age-appropriate programming for teenagers.

Adopt a Playroom: One time student groups help us maintain safe playrooms by cleaning and organizing our spaces and sanitizing toys. This opportunity involves some flexibility in scheduling a date, and the possibility of completing the cleaning on a weekend day. Recommended for groups of about 10 volunteers.

Contact: Email Deborah Sherman at (deborah@playtimeproject.org) or call at 202-329-4481

Website: https://www.playtimeproject.org/

Centreville Immigration Forum

Name of Organization: Centreville Labor Resource Center

Description of Organization: The mission of the Centreville Labor Resource Center (CLRC) is to provide a safe, organized Center where residents and contractors can negotiate work arrangements with day laborers. For members of the CLRC, we also provide ongoing educational and vocational training workshops. The CLRC is a project of the Centreville Immigration Forum

Volunteer Information: For more information, please email (volunteer@centrevillelrc.org)

Website: http://www.centreville-lrc.org

Calvary Women Services

Name of Organization: Calvary Women’s Services

Description of Organization: Calvary Women’s Services offers housing, health, employment and education programs that empower homeless women in Washington, DC to change their lives.

Their programs carry out our mission to achieve excellence in what we offer: a safe, caring place for tonight; support, hope and change for tomorrow. These programs include transitional and permanent housing, personalized case management, life skills and education opportunities, job training, health and wellness services, on-site therapy and daily addiction recovery meetings.

Calvary, believe every woman has the strengths and gifts she needs to be successful. Each woman in our programs identifies and builds on her strengths, meeting her goals for safe housing, good health and financial independence.

Volunteer Information: For more information, please email Arielle Baker at (abaker@calvaryservices.org) or call at 202-678-2341 ext 233

Website: https://www.calvaryservices.org 

Friends of the Guest house

Name of Organization: Friends of Guest House

Description of Organization: Founded in 1974, Friends of Guest House is a 501(c)(3) charity that helps Northern Virginia women successfully reenter the community from incarceration.

Guest House address healthcare, employment, education, housing and family/community reconnection: the “five pillars of livability” for post-incarceration women. In so doing, we make it possible for our clients to break the vicious cycle of crime by fully addressing its root causes.

Guest House has served about 3,000 women. Most of those women are mothers, and helping mothers also helps their children: about 4,000 children, in total, over the years. And are expanding! The expansion started in June 2016, to increase the number of women served each year from 190 in FY2016 to 260–300 in FY2018—about a 50% increase. Learn more about our programs here.

Volunteer Information:  Please email Programs Coordinator, Mariel Branagan, at mariel@friendsofguesthouse.org if you’re interested and/or have any further questions!

Contact: Program Coordinator: Email Mariel Branagan at (mariel@friendsofguesthouse.org) or call at 703-549-8072

Website: http://www.friendsofguesthouse.org  

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Name of Organization: Girls on the Run of Northern Virginia

Description of Organization: Girls on the Run of Northern Virginia’s mission is to inspire girls to be strong, confident, and healthy using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running.

Girls on the Run is a program for elementary and middle school girls that combines a 20-lesson curriculum addressing the psychological, sociological and physiological aspects of physical activity, with training for a 5K run. Teams meet twice a week, before or after school for 10 weeks.

Volunteer Information: Girls on the Run of NOVA has over 110 program sites in Northern Virginia, serving over 2,300 girls each season. In order to provide our program to that many girls, we rely on about 800 volunteers in a variety of different roles, from coaching, to office support, to site visits, to passing out water at our 5k events, so there really is a role for everyone! And remember, you don’t need to be a runner to volunteer with Girls on the Run! We’re much more than a running program – please read more about our program by visiting our website.

Contact: Volunteer Manager: Nicole Harrison, nharrison@gotrnova.org, 703-273-3153

Website: http://www.gotrnova.org/


Name of Organization: United Community Ministries

Description of Organization: United Community Ministries mobilizes the power of community to equip, educate, and empower people to measurably improve their lives.

Volunteer Information: To begin volunteering at UCM, you must contact the Volunteer and Community Relations Manager, April Love. From there you will receive a link to go through a short orientation, and then have access to a calendar where you may schedule yourself for the many different opportunities.

Contact: Volunteer and Community Relations Manager: April Love,  april.love@ucmagency.org, 571-255-8973

Website: http://www.ucmagency.org/ 


Name of Organization: Fairfax County Commission for Women

Description of Organization: The Fairfax County Commission for Women is an organization that promotes the full equality of women and girls in the country.

Volunteer Information: The Fairfax County Commission for Women is seeking applicants to be its Student Representative member. We seek a student who resides in Fairfax County and can serve 2-3 years. The Commission for Women is tasked with advising the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors on ways to promote full equality of women and girls. It consists of twelve volunteer members and meets monthly.

The flyer and application are available at http://fairfaxcounty.gov/cfw/.

Contact: Email Michelle Mueller at (michelle.mueller@fairfaxcounty.gov) or call at 703-324-9498

Website: http://fairfaxcounty.gov/cfw/ 


Name of Organization: Youth Leadership Foundation (PALS)

Description of Organization: The Youth Leadership Foundation builds character and supports the pursuit of academic excellence enabling youth in the DC-MD-VA area to enhance the trajectory of their lives.


The Program for Academic and Leadership Skills (PALS) works with girls in 3rd-8th grade in academic tutoring, character building, and extracurricular activities after school.

Volunteer Information: We are currently in search of cheerful, bright, college-aged women to work with a small group of two to four students for 1.25 hours, twice a week.

Contact: Amanda Tindall, atindall@helpingkids.org

Website: http://www.helpingkids.org


Name of Organization: Northern Virginia Family Service

Description of Organization: 

SERVE Campus

With an array of programs and resources located at SERVE, family support workers, housing locators, SERVE addresses the immediate needs of families and individuals in crisis and offers them the stabilizing support they need to become self sufficient and build a better future.

In addition to the shelter, the 8,000 square foot Hunger Resource Center is the hub of our anti-hunger programs, including nutrition education and SNAP outreach. The campus also offers Early Head Start, Healthy Families, health access, employment and entrepreneurship programs.

Volunteer Information: Anti-Hunger Assistant, Shelter Support, Client Intake, Outreach Assistant.
If you’re bilingual in Spanish and English and a people person, the Food Assistance Client Intake Specialist is the role for you! You will greet and process clients arriving for food assistance, update their client information, complete required forms and check & return calls from the food assistance line. Current needs are Tuesday and Thursday 12:30-3:30pm. Must be at least 18 and bilingual in Spanish and English. Good customer service skills important. No prior experience needed; training is provided.
Contact: Navara Cannon, 571.748.2536, ncannon@nvfs.org


Name of Organization: Aspire! Afterschool Learning

Description of Organization: Aspire! focuses on improving literacy in children of low income and immigrant families in South Arlington. We work with 80 3rd-5th graders across three different sites

Volunteer Information:  Monday-Friday from 3pm – 6:00/6:30pm. Volunteering takes all forms, and we’d appreciate one day a week for two hours, or every day for one hour – whatever your schedule allows! As a volunteer, you would be reading one-on-one with one of our students, helping them complete their homework, and guiding them through structured activities alongside our AmeriCorps members and staff.

Contact: Claire Traveline, (703) 379-6488 x107, volunteer@aspireafterschool.org

Website: http://www.aspireafterschool.org


Name of Organization: OAR of Fairfax

Description of Organization: OAR is a local non-profit restorative justice organization providing human services since 1971. Our history has its roots in the highest principles of human rights, and the most practical applications of a community’s enlightened self-interest and citizen action

Volunteer Information: Internships, Mentoring, Service Coordinating, Adult Detention Instructor, Court Room Volunteer  (On Going- 1 year commitment for volunteering positions)

Contact: Lyla Novakowski, 703-246-3033, lnovakowski@oarfairfax.org

Website: http://www.oarfairfax.org


Name of Organization: FACETS Fairfax

Description of Organization: FACETS opens doors by helping parents, their children and individuals who suffer the effects of poverty – so often unnoticed – in Fairfax County. We meet their emergency shelter, food, and medical needs, help them gain safe, sustainable and permanent housing and work with them to end the cycle of poverty through educational, life skills and career counseling programs. FACETS was founded in 1988 to respond to the diverse needs of people impacted by poverty in Fairfax, Virginia.

Volunteer Information: 

Case Management Intern – Permanent Supportive Housing program ( ongoing)
Homework Help – Ragan Oaks Community Center (ongoing)
Front Desk Volunteers – (ongoing)
Van Maintenance Volunteer – (ongoing)
Contact: D’Ivonne Holman, 703-865-4251, dholman@facetscares.org


Name of Organization: Arlington Departments of Parks and Recreation

Volunteer Information: adapted aquatics, adapted ice skate night, Zombie Fun Run

Contact: Hadyn Kihm, 703-228-4724, hkihm@arlingtonva.us

Website: https://parks.arlingtonva.us/come-volunteer-us/


Name of Organization: Friends of Accotink Creek

Description of Organization: The Friends of Accotink Creek, are committed to protecting, promoting and restoring the water quality, natural habitat, and ecological well-being of the Accotink Creek watershed.

Volunteer Information: 

Volunteering can take many forms and employ many talents. Whatever you can imagine doing can be of benefit to Accotink Creek. If you have ideas you don’t see here, let us know! We welcome your ideas and suggestions for additional activities! Tell us about future Friends of Accotink Creek activities you would like to see.  Self-directed projects – “You design, we sign” – Your schedule, your interests

Clean Hands:
•People Skills
•Promotion/Community Education
•Act as liaison to schools, churches, & other groups with volunteers.
•Monitor construction permitting, to alert us to upcoming development.

Dirty Hands:
•Invasive plant species control
•Habitat restoration and replanting
•Stream cleanups
•Storm Drain Marking
•Stream patrols/Dump Busters/Mud Busters
•Stream monitoring

Contact: Philip Latasa, 703-400-1492, steward@accotink.org

Website: www.accotink.org


Name of Organization: SOME (So Other Might Eat)-Family Services Department

Description of Program: Our department provides affordable housing for families experiencing homelessness or extreme poverty. Currently, we have about 150 families spread out through 6 housing programs in D.C.

Volunteer Information: Tutoring children in all subject areas and adults going for their GED. We also have opportunities for volunteers to lead workshops for both adults and kids on a variety of topics such as financial literacy, healthy living, music/dance lessons, photography and etc…

Contact: Carolina Giraldo, 202-797-8806 ext. 1453, cgiraldo@some.org

Website: http://some.org/services/affordable-housing-for-families/


Name of Organization: Computer CORE

Description of Program: Computer CORE a community based, volunteer driven non-profit to help low-income adults acquire the technological & life skills they need to pursue career aspiration

Volunteer Information: Saturday Morning Tutors, Career Development Instructors, Teaching Assistants, ,and Keyboarding Instructors

Contact: Shante Johnson, 703-931-7346 x 101, shante@computercore.org

Website: computercore.org


Name of Organization: AVID Program at Dominion High School

Description of Program: AVID is a college readiness program for motivated, promising first-generation college students.

Volunteer Information: We are looking for college students who may be interested in participating in a tutoring program at our school for high school students participating in our AVID program. We would like to see if there are any college students who may be able to visit our school once a week for 90 minutes to provide tutoring services.

Contact: Jaclyn Smith- Director of School Counseling Jaclyn.Smith@lcps.org