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Urgent Needs! Call 703-324-5406, TTY 711
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
The Wakefield Senior Center in
Annandale needs an experienced Canasta
Player to lead a group, an Art Instructor
and certified instructors for classes
in Pilates and Ballroom Dance.
Volunteer instructor positions could lead to
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 Hollin Hall Senior Center in
Alexandria needs a Pottery Instructor,
a Ballroom Dance Instructor to teach a class on
Thursday afternoons, and an Italian
Meals on Wheels needs coordinators,
co-coordinators, and substitute drivers
for routes throughout the county. Meals are delivered
between the hours of 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Monday,
Wednesday and Friday.
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 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.
Fairfax County needs volunteers to drive older
adults to medical appointments and wellness
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 Annandale Adult Day Health Care Center in
Annandale needs Spanish-speaking social
companions Monday-Friday from 3–5 p.m.
The Mount Vernon Adult Day Health Care Center
in Alexandria needs a licensed
beautician twice a month; a front desk
volunteer Monday and Thursday, 3:30-5 p.m.; a
social companion on Mondays from 3-5 p.m.; and
a Spanish-speaking social companion on Monday,
Wednesday and Friday from 3-5 p.m.
Vietnamese Meals on Wheels needs drivers in
Annandale to deliver meals between
11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday and
Friday. (Speaking Vietnamese not required.)
The Lewinsville Senior Center in
McLean needs instructors for the following
classes: Zumba Gold, Certified Arthritis
Exercise, Square Dance, Basic Guitar, Art and
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
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
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
Senior Centers –
provide assistance to program managers or offer
Social Visits – Visit older adults who
need company. Commitment: once a week visits for one
hour at a time. A one-year commitment is
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
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
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
To volunteer for any of the above positions:
Or call us at:
703-324-5406, TTY 711
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