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More Volunteer Opportunities Helping Older Adults and Adults with Disabilities
For these and other volunteer opportunities, call 703-324-5406, TTY 711 or Register Now!
Adult Day Health Care and Senior Centers – Visit centers to assist with fitness activities, arts and crafts, meal time, entertainment and much more.
Grocery Shopping – Shop for an older adult or accompany them to the grocery store. Commitment: two hours every other week.
Household Services – Unpack boxes, change light bulbs, paint small areas, straighten cupboards or closets, organize paperwork, write letters. Commitment: varies.
Meals on Wheels – Transport meals to older adults or adults with disabilities Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Program also needs driver coordinators and group coordinators. Commitment: two hours/month and longer. Volunteer opportunities are available near where you work or live. Employee groups are welcome to share a delivery commitment. Check us out on YouTube now!
Nutritional Supplement Delivery – Pick
up and deliver nutritional supplements to an older adult’s
home. Deliveries are made early in the
month. Commitment: a six-month commitment is
requested. Two to three hours per month.
Caregiver Respite – Respite volunteers give family caregivers of older adults, who can’t be left alone, a well-earned break. Volunteers are matched with families in or near their own neighborhoods. Volunteers receive training and support.
Regional Volunteer Office Managers – Help Volunteer Solutions recruit and train volunteers, track status of new volunteers, collect and enter volunteer hours. Must be highly skilled with computers, data entry, records management, phone etiquette, communication (both oral and written). Must be able to volunteer in the office, use county database, and maintain confidentiality. Commitment: 10-15 hours per week.
Senior Centers - provide assistance to program managers or offer activity programming.
Social Visits – Visit older adults who need company. Commitment: once or twice a week visits for one to two hours at a time. A one-year commitment is requested.
Transportation – Drive older adults to
and from medical appointments, pharmacy, bank, library,
grocery shopping etc.
Volunteer Opportunities with the Community Ambassador Program
Bilingual volunteers are needed to plan seminars and
resource fairs that inform older adults of county
services. There is a special need for volunteers
who speak Arabic, Cambodian, Chinese, Farsi, Korean, Laotian,
Spanish, Urdu and Vietnamese. Commitment time
Volunteer Opportunities in Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Facilities
Fairfax Pets on Wheels – Visit residents of nursing homes and assisted living facilities with your pets. Provide companionship and compassion through pet therapy. Pet orientation and temperament testing is required. Commitment: one time weekly or monthly.
Northern Virginia Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program – Advocate for the rights and quality of life of residents in nursing and assisted living facilities.
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