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  • Urgent Volunteer Needs!

  • 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. Apply online.

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

  • 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. Apply online.

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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 a call.


Countywide

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

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

  • 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. Apply online.


Fairfax/Centreville/Chantilly

  • The Little River Glen Senior Center in Fairfax is in need of Instructors for the following classes: Qigong, Basic Language, Group Fitness, ASL, a Volunteer Coordinator and a Trip Assistant. Apply online.

  • 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. Apply online.

  • The Sully Senior Center in Centreville needs Instructors for Silver Sneakers and Chair Aerobics, and a Personal Trainer. Apply online.



Annandale/Falls Church/McLean

  • The Wakefield Senior Center in Annandale is looking for a Front Desk Assistant to greet and check in participants on Mondays and Tuesdays. Apply online.

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

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

  • 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. Apply online.

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

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

  • The Lewinsville Senior Center in McLean needs Instructors for the following classes: Ballroom Dance and Basic Guitar. Apply online.


Alexandria/Mount Vernon/Lorton

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

  • 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 Garden Helper. Apply online.

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

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

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

  • The Mount Vernon Adult Day Health Care Center in Alexandria needs an Art Instructor to teach water colors and acrylics once a week at 11 a.m.; a Chess/Backgammon Player, an Experienced Card Player to teach a small, beginner poker group; a Basic Spanish Instructor; a Licensed Beautician to cut and style participants hair once a month; and Front Desk Assistance on Tuesdays and Fridays from 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Apply online.
  • The Lorton Senior Center needs Instructors for Crafts, a Fitness Instructor and occasional Musical Entertainment from 12:30-1:15 p.m. Apply online.

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


Reston/Herndon

  • 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. Apply online.

  • The Herndon Adult Day Health Care Center is looking for a Genealogy Assistant on Tuesdays or Thursdays for one hour per week. Volunteer should have familiarity with genealogy websites. Apply online.


More Volunteer Opportunities Helping Older Adults and Adults with Disabilities

    • 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. Apply online.

    • Grocery Shopping – Shop for an older adult or accompany them to the grocery store. Commitment: two hours every other week. Apply online.

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

    • 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. Apply online.

    • Transportation – Drive older adults to and from medical appointments, pharmacy, bank, library, grocery shopping etc. Apply online.


    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. Apply online.


    Volunteer Opportunities in Nursing Homes 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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