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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 Herndon Senior Center needs Social Visitors daily anytime from 10 a.m.–2 p.m.; Trivia Group Leader one hour a week/month; Baked Goods Table Manager, Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 8:30-11:30 a.m.

  • 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.

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

  • Korean Meals on Wheels needs drivers to deliver meals midday on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. (Speaking Korean not required.)

  • The Wakefield Senior Center in Annandale needs a front desk assistant on Wednesdays from 9:45 a.m.–1:45 p.m., an Art Instructor, and a certified Pilates Instructor. Volunteer instructor positions could lead to part-time employment.

  • The Mount Vernon Adult Day Health Care Center in Alexandria needs a Bingo Caller/Assistants on Thursdays from 2-3 p.m.; Word Activity Assistants, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 11 a.m.–12 p.m.; a licensed beautician twice a month; a front desk volunteer on Mondays from 11 a.m.-12 p.m. & 3:30-5 p.m. and Thursdays, 3:30-5 p.m.; social companions on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 3-5 p.m. (English and Spanish-speaking social companions needed).

  • Spanish-speaking  Insurance Counselors with the Virginia Insurance Counseling and Assistance ProgramVolunteers help older adults understand and resolve issues with Medicare, Medigap, Medicare HMOs, and long-term care insurance. The typical commitment is four hours weekly. Previous health insurance and benefit/entitlement experience is preferred.

  • The Hollin Hall Senior Center in Alexandria needs a volunteer to help with once a week fish aquarium upkeep and instructors for the following classes: Basic Guitar, Italian, Pottery and Ballroom Dance; dance class meets on Thursday afternoons.

  • The Lewinsville Senior Center in McLean needs a Spanish-speaking social companion on Fridays and instructors for the following classes: Line Dance, Zumba Gold, Certified Arthritis Exercise, Square Dance, Basic Guitar, Art and Basic Spanish.

  • The Little River Glen Senior Center in Fairfax needs a Computer Lab Assistant and a Zumba Gold Instructor to teach a class one hour per week.

  • The Herndon Adult Day Health Care Center needs a Piano Player to play classical or music from the 1960s and before for one hour a few times per month during lunch.

  • The Kingstowne Center for Active Adults in Alexandria needs a Country Western Line Dance Instructor, Hula Hoop Class Leader, African Style Dance Instructor and an instructor to teach a class in Mosaic Art or Jewelry Making.

  • Vietnamese Meals on Wheels needs drivers in Annandale to deliver meals midday on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. (Speaking Vietnamese not required.)
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Group Volunteer Opportunity – During the month of May in honor of Older Americans Month, Volunteer Solutions' Helping Hands program links volunteers to older adults throughout the county to help them maintain their homes. Volunteers assist older clients with yard work and home projects including: deep cleaning, decluttering and organization. This opportunity is ideal for individuals, groups, college students, faith groups, youth groups, friends, and families.

  • Household Services – Unpack boxes, change light bulbs, paint small areas, straighten cupboards or closets, organize paperwork, write letters. Commitment: varies.

  • 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 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!

  • 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.

  • 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 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 IT On-Call – This program delivers much needed computer assistance to residents age 60 and older. Computer savvy volunteers handle simple computer fixes and also teach clients how to use Skype, send emails, use social media, etc. The service is generally delivered at the client's home. This wonderful service provides flexible hours.



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.


To volunteer for any of the above positions:

Complete our
Online Registration Now!

Or call us at:
703-324-5406, TTY 711

Or e-mail us at:
VolunteerSolutions@Fairfaxcounty.gov

 

 

 

 



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Or call us at:
703-324-5406
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Volunteer Solutions is a partnership
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