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.
Meals on Wheels urgently needs a route
coordinator in the Franconia area. The
majority of work can be done from home via email and
The Gum Springs Senior Program in
Alexandria is looking for a Line Dance
Instructor, once a week on either Tuesday, Wednesday
The Kingstowne Center for Active
Adults in Alexandria needs Instructors
for the following classes: Country-Western Line Dance
Instructor, Hula Hoop Class Leader, African Style
Dance Instructor and Mosaic Art or Jewelry
The Hollin Hall Senior Center in
Alexandria needs instructors for the
following classes: Basic Woodworking,
Italian and Ballroom Dance; dance class
meets on Thursday afternoons.
The Wakefield Senior Center in Annandale
needs Fitness Instructors. Volunteer instructor
positions could lead to part-time employment.
Vietnamese Meals on Wheels needs drivers in
Annandale to deliver meals midday on Monday,
Wednesday and Friday. (Speaking Vietnamese not required.)
Korean Meals on Wheels urgently needs drivers to
deliver meals midday on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
Frail older adults are not receiving much-needed
nutrition due to a shortage of drivers. Email VolunteerSolutions@FairfaxCounty.gov
or call 703-324-5406, TTY 711. (Speaking Korean not
The Bailey's Senior Center in Falls
Church is in need of a Volunteer Trip
Assistant, for weekly shopping trips.
The Mott Community Center Senior Program in
Fairfax is looking for a volunteer Tai
The Mount Vernon Adult Day Health Care Center in
Alexandria needs front desk volunteers,
Monday-Friday from 3:30-5 p.m.; patient Card
Players, Monday-Friday from 3:30-4:45 p.m.; and an
Arts and Crafts Assistant, Fridays from 11 a.m.-12
The Lewinsville Senior Center in McLean
needs instructors for the following classes: Tai Chi,
Line Dance, Certified Arthritis
Exercise, American Sign Language,
Current Events, and a Facilities Attendant
to help with front desk duties and activities as needed,
Monday and Thursday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Meals on Wheels needs drivers,
coordinators, and co-coordinators for
routes throughout the county. Meals are delivered midday
on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
Fairfax County needs volunteers to drive older adults
to medical appointments and wellness programs.
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
For these and other volunteer opportunities, call
703-324-5406, TTY 711 or
Adult Day Health Care and Senior
Centers – Visit centers to assist with
fitness activities, arts and crafts, meal time,
entertainment and much more.
Caregiver Respite – Respite volunteers give family
caregivers of older adults, who cannot be left alone, a
well-earned break. Volunteers are matched with families in
or near their own neighborhoods. Volunteers receive
training and support.
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:
Insurance Counseling – The Virginia Insurance
Counseling and Assistance Program helps older
adults understand and resolve issues with Medicare,
Medigap, Medicare HMO Plans, and Long-Term Insurance.
Volunteers primarily work in the office. Some volunteers
also go to homes of individuals who are unable to come into
the office. A two-day training is required. Commitment time
on Wheels – Transport meals to older
adults or adults with disabilities Monday, Wednesday
and Friday, midday. 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
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
Social Visits – Visit older adults who
need company. Commitment: once a week visits for one hour
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
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
To volunteer for any of the above positions:
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703-324-5406, TTY 711
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