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

  • The Providence Community Center Senior Program in Fairfax is looking for an ESL Instructor weekdays, in the morning or early afternoon.

  • The Bailey's Senior Center in Falls Church is in need of a Volunteer Trip Assistant for weekly shopping trips on Fridays.

  • The Mount Vernon Adult Day Health Care Center in Alexandria needs front desk volunteers, Monday-Friday from 11 a.m.-12 p.m. and 3:30-5 p.m.; and patient Card Players, Monday-Friday from 3:30-4:45 p.m.

  • The Lorton Senior Center in Lorton needs the following instructors: Crafts, Jazzercise/Group Fitness on Tuesdays at 11:15 a.m., and Smart Device/Computer Helpers.

  • 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.

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

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

  • The Sully Senior Center in Centreville is looking for the following instructors: Zumba Gold, Basic Art, Tai Chi/Qigong, Current Events Discussion, and a Personal Trainer.

  • The Lincolnia Senior Center in Alexandria is looking for Front Desk Volunteers, Thursday and Friday afternoons and Instructors for the following classes: Chinese Brush Painting, Zumba, Yoga/Matwork (core and weights) and Aerobics.

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

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

  • The Wakefield Senior Center in Annandale needs Front Desk Volunteers on Monday, Tuesday and Friday, 9:45 a.m.-1:45 p.m. and a Qigong Instructor  on Mondays at 12 noon or 1 p.m.

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

  • Meals on Wheels needs substitute drivers, coordinators, and co-coordinators for routes throughout the county. Meals are delivered midday on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

  • The Mott Community Center Senior Program in Fairfax is looking for a volunteer Tai Chi Instructor on Fridays for one hour between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

  • The Little River Glen Senior Center in Fairfax is in need of front desk volunteers and instructors for the following classes: Qigong, Art, Basic Language, Group Fitness, and ASL.

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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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