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Touring Docent Sully Historic Site


Do you like history? Do you like conversation? Volunteer at Sully Historic Site conducting tours that showcase 1794 home of Richard Bland Lee. The site containing the original house and outbuildings, along with a representative slave quarter depict life in early Virginia. If you like history and have a desire to share your knowledge with others than Sully might be right for you! Guides small groups and individuals on tours of the historic site. Facilitates discussion and answers questions relevant to the site's history, buildings, grounds, and collections. Supports scheduled site programs and special events. Every day except Tuesdays. Purpose: To enhance the public's appreciation and understanding of Fairfax County's cultural and historical heritage by providing quality interpretation and service to visitors. Duties: Guides small group and individual tours of the historic site. Facilitates discussion and answers questions relevant to site history, buildings, grounds, and collections. Supports scheduled site programs and special events. Benefits: -10%off of merchandise in our gift shop, 20% off in December. -Free admission for volunteer and immediate family to non-ticketed special events, such as the Annual Car Show, World War II Weekend, and Civil War Weekend. -Occasional volunteer field trips and appreciation events. Past events have included winter soirées, spring picnics, and field trips to local historic sites such as Ben Lomond Historic Site and Mt. Gilead. -HHMC Volunteer Membership: Sully Historic Site is a member of the Historic House Museum Consortium, a collection of historic house museums in the local Washington D.C., Virginia, and Maryland area. As a volunteer at an HHMC site, membership cards can be checked out which allow the bearer to gain free admission or discounted admission into other participating sites. Hours of Operation: Wednesday through Monday, 11AM-4PM.

Grocery Shoppers


Would you like to help an isolated older person who needs help with groceries? Shop for an older adult, or accompany them to the grocery store. You can make a big difference in a short amount of time! Commitment: approximately, two hours every other week. Opportunities available throughout Fairfax County close to where you live or work! Hours of Operation: Flexible schedule.

Volunteer Solutions - 17 and under Youth Volunteer


Under 18 volunteers have the opportunity to volunteer as assistants, social companions, musicians, and more, at senior centers and adult day health care centers. Hours of Operation: Flexible schedule.

Landscape Work Day


Here's your chance to get some exercise, be outside and help us with maintenance of the indoor and outdoor plants, flower beds and beautification of the park grounds. Sign in at the front desk at South Run RECenter at 9 am on Saturday. We will be working until 12 noon. Call the RECenter (703-866-0566) before coming if the weather is questionable. Dress for the weather, bring garden gloves, hat, water and a snack. Don't forget sunscreen and insect repellent. Bring pruning sheers and a wide leaf rake if you have them. Purpose: To help with overall maintenance of the indoor and outdoor plants and flower beds and general beautification of the RECenter or park. Duties: Under the direction of the head landscaper, help prepare flower beds for planting, assist site manager with ordering plants and flowers, mulch flower beds to maintain ground moisture, remove dead plants or flowers, weed flower beds, water and help winterize and clean out flower beds as necessary. Light to heavy lifting. Benefits: None Hours of Operation: Varies

Meals on Wheels Drivers


Meals on Wheels Drivers pick up meals and deliver them to individuals on a specific route. Routes take a maximum of 2 hours to deliver all meals. Deliveries are made midday Monday, Wednesday and Fridays, except in the Annandale/Falls Church region, where it's done Monday through Friday. Deliveries can be made by an individual or as part of a volunteer group. Opportunities available throughout Fairfax County close to where you live or work! Hours of Operation: Monday, Wednesday, Friday midday.

Social Visitors


Social Visitors provide socialization through regular visits to individuals in their homes. Visit older adults or adults with disabilities who need company and help people who feel isolated. Flexible schedule. Opportunities available throughout Fairfax County close to where you live or work! Hours of Operation: Flexible schedule.

On-Call Volunteers Needed


Have you always wanted to volunteer? Do you have a passion for the safety and well-being of children? Do you wish there was more time in the day so you could volunteer for opportunities that support children and families? If you answered yes to the previous questions, then this may be the opportunity for you! Volunteer and Partner Services is recruiting volunteers for one-time events. Special projects and events are in different locations throughout Fairfax County. There is no weekly commitment to volunteer, we just ask that you are willing to be on-call for a year and commit to helping out with at least 5 special projects during the year. Special Projects and Events would include: Helping with child-care Helping with an event- set up, take down, pictures, sign-in, etc Transporting client to appointment Arts and crafts projects Entering data Preparing dinners for programs Translations and interpretation services Photographing events Helping with tables at fairs and events And many more!

Medical Transportation


People are missing important medical appointments due to lack of transportation! Are you interested in driving older adults or adults with disabilities to important doctor's appointments? Transport people Monday through Friday, generally between 8a-5pm. Opportunities available throughout Fairfax County close to where you live or work! Hours of Operation: Flexible. Weekdays

General Transportation


Drive older adults and adults with disabilities to the grocery store, pharmacy, bank, etc. Flexible schedule, to include weekends. Opportunities available throughout Fairfax County close to where you live or work! Hours of Operation: Flexible. Weekdays

Senior Center Little River Glen Front Desk Assistants


Little River Glen Senior Center is looking for Front Desk Assistants to answer phones and check participants in on Mondays and Tuesdays and as substitutes on other days. Center is open 9am-4pm, Monday through Friday.

Adapted Aquatics Assistant: South Run Sundays


Volunteers will get into the pool to assist individuals with disabilities during adapted swimming and water exercise classes. Volunteers provide physical support, personalized instruction and encouragement to adapted aquatics class participants. Volunteers will be under the direct supervision of a trained class instructor, who will lead the group through learn-to-swim exercises and water safety activities. Volunteers do not have to be expert swimmers, but must be comfortable in the water. Volunteers can anticipate working with children, teens and adults with intellectual, developmental, physical and other disabilities. Volunteers must be able to commit to a class session of 6 to 10 weeks. This is a fun and rewarding volunteer experience! Purpose: To create a comfortable learning environment for students with a physical and/or intellectual disability allowing students a positive experience in which safety is the primary concern for all participants. Duties: Work closely (this will require getting wet!) with one or two students during class under the guidance of an Adapted Aquatics Instructor. Help to set goals for the participants who are working on swimming skills or water adjustment skills. Assist instructor with administrative duties and light lifting. Benefits: Please see website: www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/volunteer Hours of Operation: 12:15pm-2:00pm

Senior Center Little River Glen ESL Instructors


Little River Glen Senior Center is looking for volunteers to teach ESL to participants. Class to meet on Monday or Friday. Center is open 9am-4pm Monday through Friday.

Adapted Aquatics Assistant: Cub Run Mondays


Volunteers will get into the pool to assist individuals with disabilities during adapted swimming and water exercise classes. Volunteers provide physical support, personalized instruction and encouragement to adapted aquatics class participants. Volunteers will be under the direct supervision of a trained class instructor, who will lead the group through learn-to-swim exercises and water safety activities. Training for new volunteers is provided on the third Thursday of each month in the evening (locations vary, details provided upon registration). Volunteers do not have to be expert swimmers, but must be comfortable in the water. Volunteers can anticipate working with children, teens and adults with intellectual, developmental, physical and other disabilities. Volunteers must be able to commit to a class session of 6 to 10 weeks. This is a fun and rewarding volunteer experience! Purpose: To create a comfortable learning environment for students with a physical and/or intellectual disability allowing students a positive experience in which safety is the primary concern for all participants. Duties: Work closely (this will require getting wet!) with one or two students during class under the guidance of an Adapted Aquatics Instructor. Help to set goals for the participants who are working on swimming skills or water adjustment skills. Assist instructor with administrative duties and light lifting. Benefits: Please see website: www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/volunteer Hours of Operation: 6:30pm-7:45pm

Mealtime Companion


This is a new and exciting endeavor to help ensure that Meals on Wheels recipients (who have memory loss) are appropriately heating and consuming their delivered meals. Volunteers are needed during lunchtime hours, 2-3 days per week, to assist participants with heating up their food and to provide meal time companionship. To help encourage the older adults to eat, volunteers should bring their own meal or snack as a behavior model. Guidance on working with older people with cognitive decline will be provided.

Adapted Aquatics Assistant: Cub Run Sundays


Volunteers will get into the pool to assist individuals with disabilities during adapted swimming and water exercise classes. Volunteers provide physical support, personalized instruction and encouragement to adapted aquatics class participants. Volunteers will be under the direct supervision of a trained class instructor, who will lead the group through learn-to-swim exercises and water safety activities. Volunteers do not have to be expert swimmers, but must be comfortable in the water. Volunteers can anticipate working with children, teens and adults with intellectual, developmental, physical and other disabilities. Volunteers must be able to commit to a class session of 6 to 10 weeks. This is a fun and rewarding volunteer experience! Purpose: To create a comfortable learning environment for students with a physical and/or intellectual disability allowing students a positive experience in which safety is the primary concern for all participants. Duties: Work closely (this will require getting wet!) with one or two students during class under the guidance of an Adapted Aquatics Instructor. Help to set goals for the participants who are working on swimming skills or water adjustment skills. Assist instructor with administrative duties and light lifting. Benefits: Please see website: www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/volunteer Hours of Operation: 2:00pm-4:00pm

Orientation for Prospective OFWDSVS Volunteers


Introduction to OFWDSVS, the services it provides, and the population it serves. Description of the opportunities for volunteers to contribute to the agency's mission. Summary of the application process and the requirements necessary to become a succesful candidate.

Adult Day Health Care Center Herndon Harbor Lunch Assistant


Adult Day Health Care Centers provide community-based care to people who need supervision during the day due to changes in their cognitive and/or functional abilities. Each of the four centers offers a safe, fun, and therapeutic environment Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. They provide therapeutic recreation, socialization, two meals, and a snack. Lunch assistants are needed Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays for set up, clean up and serving to approximately 20 participants. Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 7am-5:30pm

Driver Safety Assistant - CarFit Program


Volunteers are needed to help older adults maximize their vehicular safety under the CarFit program. Participants in the program drive their cars to a specified location where CarFit volunteers help the drivers adjust their car's seat, mirrors and other features to maximize their comfort and safety. Working under the supervision/guidance of CarFit Event Coordinators, volunteers will review a 12-point safety checklist with participants. Volunteers must be licensed drivers, have good time management skills and be able to stoop down. A four-hour mandatory training will be held on 9/6/18 at the Mott Center in Fairfax. To learn more go to https://car-fit.org/ and/or call Volunteer Solutions' intake at 703-324-5406.

Senior Center Herndon Office Assistant


The Herndon Senior Center is looking for a volunteer office assistant on Thursday afternoons. Tasks include: making copies, alphabetizing, filing and data entry. Senior Centers for Active Adults offer opportunities to make friends, stay on the move, and learn new things. Fairfax County residents 50 and over may join any of the 14 senior centers sponsored by the Department of Neighborhood and Community Services. The centers offer classes, lunch, health and wellness programs, computer and Internet access, trips and tours, and opportunities to socialize with others and stay connected. Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 7am-5:30pm

0 Interested In CERT


The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area. CERT trains county residents in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help. CERT members also are encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community. By applying to this opportunity, it acts a marker that will allow you to receive the CERT emails and notifications for upcoming classes.

Senior Center Little River Glen Basic Language Instructors


Little River Glen Senior Center is looking for volunteers to teach basic language to participants. They are open to a variety of languages to include, Spanish and Italian. Center is open 9am-4pm Monday through Friday.

Computer CORE Saturday Morning Tutors


The Saturday Tutor is responsible for assisting students who need extra attention or confidence working with concepts they are learning in the classroom (Word, Excel, PowerPoint). Other responsibilities include supervising students who are taking exams and reviewing lessons to make up missed classes. Classroom Curriculum is provided.

TIME COMMITMENT: Three Saturdays per training cycle, three hours each Saturday session (10 am - 1 pm). Training cycles are September through January, and February through May.

 


Career Development Instructor - Baileys Crossroads, Herndon, Sterling, Falls Church


Computer CORE is in need of Instructors in our various Northern Virginia locations to teach career strategies, cover letter writing, resume building, interview skills, and success goals to low-income adults who are striving towards more successful employment opportunities.  The Fall session begins Sep 4, so apply TODAY!

CORE classes are conducted at these locations:

  • Baileys Crossroads - 5881 Leesburg Pike #204 Falls Church, VA 22041
  • Falls Church - at the James Lee Community Center 2855 Annandale Road, Falls Church, VA  22042
  • Fairfax - at Providence Presbyterian Church 9019 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax, VA 22031
  • Herndon - Connections for Hope; 1141 Elden Street, Suite 200, Herndon, VA 20170
  • Herndon - Herndon United Methodist Church -- 701 Bennett St, Herndon, VA 20170
  • South County - Gum Springs Community Center -- 8100 Fordson Rd, Alexandria, VA 2230

Computer Instructor - Herndon, Sterling, Baileys Crossroads, Fairfax, Gum Springs and Falls Church


Computer CORE is in need of volunteer instructors and teacher assistants at our Northern Virginia locations to teach Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Keyboarding to low-income adults who are striving towards more successful employment opportunities.  Career coaches needed too!! Our Fall session begins September 4, 2018 


Computer CORE Volunteer Orientation


Help low-income adults gain the work and life skills they need to achieve success!  Come learn about the volunteer opportunities offered at Computer CORE! We have orientations coming up soon in Falls Church, and Herndon.

We are looking for: Lead Computer Instructors, Computer Teaching Assistant, Career Development Instructors, Keyboard Instructors, and Saturday Morning Tutors in Falls Church, Herndon, Fairfax, Alexandria (South County), and Sterling. 

Please RSVP to Nora Lopez at nora@computercore.org if you would like to come



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