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  • Urgent Volunteer Needs!

  • The Bailey’s Senior Center in Falls Church is looking for the following volunteer instructors to teach a class once a week: Art, any medium, and Jewelry Making.

  • The Gum Springs Senior Program in Alexandria is looking for a Line Dance Instructor, once a week on either Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday.

  • Meals on Wheels Drivers, Substitute Drivers, and Co-Coordinators are needed for routes throughout the county. Much of the coordination can be completed via phone and computer.

  • See Photos of Volunteer Solutions' Helping Hands Project.


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 Chronic Disease Self-Management Program needs volunteer leaders to co-facilitate 2-hour workshops during this 6-week program that meets in Fairfax County. These workshops help people with chronic illnesses. A 4-day training is planned for summer or fall this year. For more information, contact ElderLink at 703-324-5374, TTY 711, or go to www.FairfaxCounty.gov/DFS/OlderAdultServices/chronic-disease.htm.

  • Fairfax County needs volunteers to drive older adults to medical appointments and wellness programs.

  • Meals on Wheels needs Drivers, Coordinators, and Co-coordinators for routes throughout the county. Meals are delivered midday on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

  • 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 ElderLink at 703-324-5374, TTY 711.


  • The Little River Glen Senior Center in Fairfax is in need of instructors for the following classes: Qigong, Art, Basic Language, Group Fitness, Computer Lab Assistant, ASL, a Volunteer Coordinator, Trip Assistant and Front Desk Assistance on Mondays and Tuesdays.

  • Free Fitness Instructor Training Available – The Little River Glen Senior Center is looking for 3-4 Volunteers willing to become Certified Stay Active & Independent for Life (SAIL) Fitness Instructors. Volunteers must complete a free Instructor Training Course provided by Fairfax County's Department of Neighborhood and Community Services. Information about the SAIL program is available at www.wellnessplacewenatchee.org/sail-home.  

  • The Sully Senior Center in Centreville is looking for the following instructors: Knitting/Crochet, Charcoal Drawing, Zumba Gold, Yoga, Silver Sneakers, Chair Aerobics, and a Personal Trainer.

Annandale/Falls Church/McLean

  • Meals on Wheels Drivers are needed in the Falls Church/Annandale area.

  • The Bailey’s Senior Center in Falls Church is looking for the following volunteer instructors to teach a class once a week: Art, any medium, and Jewelry Making.

  • The James Lee Senior Center in Falls Church is looking for one or two Line Dance Instructors to teach a class, open to all levels, between the hours of 10 a.m.-12 p.m. on Wednesdays.

  • The Pimmit Hills Senior Center in Falls Church is looking for a Ceramics Instructor, two to three hours per week, who can lead participants and operate the center's kiln.

  • Vietnamese Meals on Wheels urgently needs drivers in Falls Church-Annandale to deliver meals midday during weekdays. Non-Vietnamese-speaking volunteers are welcome.

  • The Lewinsville Senior Center in McLean needs Instructors for the following classes: Art, Self-Defense, Chair Exercise, Indoor Gardening, Basic Spanish, Basic French, Ballroom Dance and Basic Guitar.

Alexandria/Mount Vernon/Lorton

  • Driver Coordinator for Franconia Meals on Wheels Route – Volunteer needed to oversee and coordinate the driver roster and schedule.

  • The Hollin Hall Senior Center in Alexandria needs Instructors for the following classes: Basic Art with a focus on acrylic painting and Ballroom Dance. They also need a Piano Instructor and a Garden Helper.

  • The South County Senior Center in Alexandria is looking for a Basic Spanish Instructor one hour per week and Basic Fitness Instructors.

  • The Gum Springs Senior Program in Alexandria is looking for a Line Dance Instructor, once a week on either Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday.

  • The Kingstowne Center for Active Adults in Alexandria needs Instructors for the following classes: Art, Line Dance, Hula Hoop Class and African Style Dance.

  • The Mount Vernon Adult Day Health Care Center in Alexandria needs front desk volunteers, Tues. and Fri. from 11 a.m.-12 p.m.; An Art Instructor to teach water colors and acrylics once a week at 11 a.m.; Social Companions from 3–5 p.m. and a Licensed Beautician to cut and style participants hair once a month.

  • The Lorton Senior Center needs the following instructors: Crafts and occasional Musical Entertainment from 12:30-1:15 p.m.

  • The Lincolnia Senior Center in Alexandria is looking for Instructors for the following classes: Jewelry Making, Knitting/Crochet, Zumba, Yoga/Matwork, and Aerobics.

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.

  • 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: varies.

  • Meals 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 YouTube now!

  • Senior Centers – provide assistance to program managers or offer activity programming.

  • 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 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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