Volunteer Solutions

Urgent Needs!  Call 703-324-5406, TTY 711 or Register Now!

Volunteer Solutions provides meaningful volunteer opportunities to improve the lives of older adults and adults with disabilities in Fairfax County. We update our Urgent Needs list regularly. If you don't see what you are looking for, consider another opportunity or give us a call.

  • The Hollin Hall Senior Center in Alexandria needs a volunteer with basic carpentry skills to build a "Little Free Library," for people to donate and borrow books from. Center will provide plans and materials.

  • The Hollin Hall Senior Center in Alexandria needs an Italian Instructor to teach a beginner’s class for one hour, once a week or every other week.

  • The Mount Vernon Adult Day Health Care Center in Alexandria needs social companions for participants on Fridays from 3-5 p.m.

  • Volunteers who are deaf or hard of hearing and/or fluent in American Sign Language are needed in Reston, Herndon and Vienna for assistance with computers, grocery shopping, and social visiting.

  • Fairfax County needs volunteers to drive older adults to medical appointments and wellness programs, urgent need in Reston area.

  • The Gum Springs Senior Center in Alexandria needs a Spanish teacher for a beginner's class one hour on Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday between the hours of 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

  • The Kingstowne Center for Active Adults in Alexandria needs: a Belly Dance Instructor to teach a beginner's class; a Mosaic Art Instructor or Jewelry Maker to teach a class; and an ESL Teacher. All classes to meet one hour, once a week.

  • Korean Meals on Wheels needs Korean-speaking volunteers to deliver meals 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday in Centreville and Reston.

  • Meals on Wheels needs drivers in Lorton, Clifton, Franconia, McLean and Falls Church between the hours of 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Substitute drivers needed throughout the county.

  • The Wakefield Senior Center in Annandale needs an Art Instructor, Tuesday, Thursday or Friday, 1-3 p.m., and a Ballroom Dance Instructor and a Garden group leader to meet once a week for one hour.

  • The Sully Senior Center in Centreville needs a certified personal trainer, preferably with experience working with older adults, for one hour, twice a week.

  • The Adult Day Health Care Centers need marketing assistants to contact health care providers and share information about their programs. Communication with community providers may be in person, and/or done from home, via phone, email, and mail.

  • The Bailey’s Senior Center in Falls Church needs office assistance with the front desk and data entry, Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

  • Respite Care volunteers give family caregivers of a frail older adult a well-deserved break so they can go shopping, attend a doctor's appointment or just have coffee with a friend. Volunteers visit and oversee the safety of the older adult for a few hours each month. Support and training are provided. Contact Kristin Martin at 703-324-7577, TTY 711, or Kristin.Martin@fairfaxcounty.gov.

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 varies.

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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