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  • Urgent Volunteer Needs!

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

  • The Hollin Hall Senior Center in Alexandria is hosting a one-time Repair Cafe event on May 6, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. All types of handy volunteers are needed. Instructors are needed for the following classes: Basic Art with a focus on acrylic painting, Basic Woodworking, Italian and Ballroom Dance. They also need a Piano Instructor, and a Garden Helper.

  • 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.


Countywide

  • The Chronic Disease Self-Management Program needs volunteer leaders to 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 Colleen.Turner@FairfaxCounty.gov, call 703-324-5489, 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.


Fairfax/Centreville/Chantilly

  • The Little River Glen Senior Center in Fairfax is in need of instructors for the following classes: Qigong, Art, Basic Language, ESL, Group Fitness, Computer Lab Assistant and ASL. 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 Providence Community Center Senior Program in Fairfax is looking for an ESL Instructor weekdays, in the morning or early afternoon.

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

  • 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.


Annandale/Falls Church/McLean

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

  • A Farsi-speaking Grocery Shopper is needed in Annandale to assist an older adult male twice a month.

  • 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

  • The Hollin Hall Senior Center in Alexandria is hosting a one-time Repair Cafe event on May 6, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. All types of handy volunteers are needed. Instructors are needed for the following classes: Basic Art with a focus on acrylic painting, Basic Woodworking, Italian 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.

  • An Urdu-speaking Grocery Shopper is needed in Alexandria to assist an older adult male twice a month.

  • 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, Tuesday and Friday from 11 a.m.-12 p.m. and an Art Instructor to teach water colors and acrylics once a week at 11:00 a.m.

  • The Lorton Senior Center needs the following instructors: Crafts, Smart Device/Computer Helpers, 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: Chinese Brush Painting, Zumba, Yoga/Matwork (core and weights) and Aerobics.


Reston/Herndon

  • Free Fitness Instructor Training Available - The Herndon 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.

  • A Vietnamese-speaking Grocery Shopper is needed in Reston to assist an older adult female twice a month.


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.



To volunteer for any of the above positions:

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

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



 

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