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0 Interested In CERT or a CERT Member


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.

Meals on Wheels Drivers Vietnamese Route


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, weekdays. Opportunities availablein Annandale and Falls Church. You can drive weekly, biweekly, monthly or as a sub. Speaking Vietnamese is notrequired, but helpful. Non-Vietnamese speakers are welcomed! Hours of Operation: Monday, Wednesday, Friday midday.

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.

Fairfax Pets on Wheels


Provides companionship and compassion through pet therapy by visiting people living in nursing homes and assisted living facilities with your pets and in Fairfax County's Adult Day Health Care Centers.Opportunities available throughout Fairfax County close to where you live or work!

General Volunteer Solutions


Volunteer Solutions provides meaningful opportunities toimprove the lives ofolder adults or adults with disabilities living in Fairfax County. Volunteers make a difference by delivering Meals on Wheels, helping with grocery shopping, medical appointments, or othererrands. They also do social visiting for people in the community who are isolated. There are manyotherways to support older adult participants at Senior Centers or Adult Day Health Care centers as well.Volunteer Solutions opportunities aboundthroughout Fairfax County, close to where you live or work! Hours of Operation: Flexible. Weekdays

Dog Park Monitor


Be a part of the community and visit with some furry friends by monitoring local dog parks. Purpose: Ensure visitors have a safe and enjoyable experience while visiting the dog parks. Duties: Monitor dog park for safety and maintenance issues. Remind users of the dog park rules and encourage compliance. Check waste bag dispenser periodically and replenish as needed. People skills a must. Pick up and dispose of pet waste and trash in the dog park. Report any issues to appropriate Park Authority Area Manager. Benefits: Free RECenter facility use: *Park Services and *Resource Management volunteers who maintain an average of four hours of service per week or three weekly classes per class session as an Adapted Aquatics assistant, can use ANY RECenter's general facilities free of charge. Free RECenter classes: *Park Service and *Resource Management volunteers who have served a minimum of 32 hours and maintain an average of eight hours of service per week, or volunteer as an Adapted Aquatics assistant for four weekly classes, per class session are eligible to take one free FCPA Parktakes class per session on a space available basis. Family Discount Pass: All FCPA volunteers are entitled to purchase a 25-visit pass for their family use to any RECenter at a special county employee rate. Ten Percent Merchandise Discount: *Park Service, *Resource Management and *Golf volunteers who serve four or more hours each month are entitled to a 10% merchandise discount, some exclusions apply. Fairfax County Credit Union Membership: Any active FCPA volunteer is entitled to free credit union membership. Hours of Operation: Monday Friday, 7:00 AM to Dusk; Weekends and Federal Holidays. 8:00 AM to Dusk.

Donation Organizer


The Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board (CSB) is seeking a volunteer Donation Organizer. This volunteer would organize donated personal care items and snacks for distribution to individuals who are homeless. Must be highly organized and able to work independently. Hours are flexible, but are during normal business hours. Opportunity is located in Alexandria, in the South County area.

 

The Fairfax-Falls Church CSB envisions that everyone in our community has the support needed to live a healthy, fulfilling life. The Fairfax-Falls Church CSB's mission is to provide and coordinate a system of community-based supports for individuals and families of Fairfax County and the cities of Fairfax and Falls Church who are affected by developmental delay, intellectual disability, serious emotional disturbance (youth), mental illness and/or substance use disorders. Your time and commitment will help us achieve our vision and mission!


Meals on Wheels Drivers Annandale/Falls Church Region


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 through Fridays. Hours of Operation: Monday, Wednesday, Friday midday.

Yoga Teacher Needed!


Help improve a person's well-being and teach yoga classes to adults who are staying in a residential facility or attend a behavioral health center. The day/time is flexible, but would be during the week. Prior yoga instruction is required. Opportunity is available in Annandale, Chantilly, and Springfield.


The Fairfax-Falls Church CSB envisions that everyone in our community has the support needed to live a healthy, fulfilling life. The Fairfax-Falls Church CSB's mission is to provide and coordinate a system of community-based supports for individuals and families of Fairfax County and the cities of Fairfax and Falls Church who are affected by developmental delay, intellectual disability, serious emotional disturbance (youth), mental illness and/or substance use disorders. Your time and commitment will help us achieve our vision and mission!


Adult Day Health Care Center Lincolnia Office Assistant


The Lincolnia Adult Day Health Care Center is looking for a volunteer office assistant for 10-12 hours per month. Tasks include:front desk coverage, answering the phone, making copies, creating admission packets,filing anddata entry. 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. Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 7am-5:30pm

Invasive Plant Removal at Marie Butler Leven Preserve


Invasive plant removal at Marie Butler Leven Preserve. For more information, go to earthsangha.org/volunteer

 


Program Leader (George Mason Regional Library)


This recruitment is for a WRITING TUTOR. Assists adults and teens in improving both their writing skills and process in a conversational one-on-one setting. Duties: Works one-on-one with library customers teaching writing skills to improve their writing process. Electronically reports volunteer hours and attendance promptly and accurately and keeps library staff informed of any issues.

Invasive Plant Removal at Marie Butler Leven Preserve


Invasive plant removal at Marie Butler Leven Preserve. For more information, go to earthsangha.org/volunteer

 


Invasive Plant Removal: Isaac Crossman Park


Invasive plant removal at Isaac Crossman Park


Wild Plant Nursery Workdays


Workday at Earth Sangha's Wild Plant Nursery


Wild Plant Nursery Workdays


Workday at Earth Sangha's Wild Plant Nursery


Wild Plant Nursery Workdays


Workday at Earth Sangha's Wild Plant Nursery


Wild Plant Nursery Workdays


Workday at Earth Sangha's Wild Plant Nursery


Wild Plant Nursery Workdays


Workday at Earth Sangha's Wild Plant Nursery


Finance Committee Member


The Finance Committee for the foundation works on managing the finance and legal responsibilities of the foundation which include:

  1. Support the oversight/development of foundation processes (legal, financial, etc.).

  2. Recommendations to the Board of Directors on fund allocations.

  3. Help with general office management.

  4. Oversight and/or preparation of required federal and state required filings. 

  5. Database management and bookkeeping. 

  6. Manage the Foundations funds and budget process. 

  7. Support grant applications with necessary information.

  8. Other tasks from time to time as needed. 

  9. Knowledge of QuickBooks would be very helpful. 


Respite Care Volunteers


Respite Care volunteers give family caregivers of frail older adults 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 ElderLinkat 703-324-5374, TTY711 Hours of Operation: Flexible

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 throughoutFairfax County close to where you live or work! Hours of Operation: Flexible schedule.

Facilitate Parenting Groups!!


Join the Department of Family Services and become a volunteer facilitator for the Parenting Education Programs! As a trained facilitator, you will teach groups of children and families how to overcome trauma, offer praise instead of criticism, and become a stronger family unit- all while implementing an evidence-based curriculum. Apply and become a part of our team now! *Volunteers areneeded immediately for the upcoming training in March, 2017!! **Need in Alexandria, Reston, & Chantilly areas! Purpose: To engage, educate, and empower families. Duties: Facilitate classes of parents, adolescents, or children. Hours of Operation: 5pm-9pm

Mentor With BeFriend-A-Child!


The BeFriend-A-Child Mentoring Program matches adult volunteers with children between the ages of 5-12 who are in need of a mentor. All have experienced trauma in some form or another, such as child abuse or neglect, familial substance abuse, domestic violence, or parental absence. Our hope is that through developing a relationship with a mentor, these children will increase their confidence, have a healthy and positive outlet, and develop resiliency against life's adverse experiences.Mentors and mentees are matched for two years.Mentors must be at least 21 years of age and ableto pass background checks. Mentorsmust be able to make atwo year commitment,spending at least 8 hours every month with their mentee and participating in monthly program outings at least once per quarter. Mandatory training is provided.

Docent/ Tour Guide


Purpose:

The Docent Volunteer will help staff events at the Lee-Fendall House Museum & Garden in support of its mission of preserving, maintaining, and interpreting the museum and its collection to serve as a historic, cultural, and educational resource for the community in the city of Alexandria.

Job Title:

Docent Volunteer

Location:

Volunteers for Lee-Fendall House Museum will provide staffing during programs and special events (non-rentals) in the museum and garden.

Key Responsibilities:

The Docent Volunteer:

  1. Signs in daily with the on-site administrator for any specific instructions.
  2. Leads guided tours of the house museum.
  3. Ensures the safety and security of the museum and collections during tours and programs.
  4. Possesses solid knowledge of the museum and collections in order to engage visitors and answer questions.
  5. Works with other volunteers as necessary.
  6. Attends training for events as scheduled by the Museum Assistant, including Volunteer Meetings.
  7. Assists in event and program preparation as necessary (decorating, preparing materials, etc)
  8. Provides light house-keeping duties as needed: sweeping, dusting, etc.
  9. Is encouraged to distribute museum brochures, pamphlets, or other marketing materials to garden clubs, groups, and other networking avenues.

 

Reports to:

The Docent Volunteer will report to the Museum Assistant. In the event that the Executive Director is not available, report to the Executive Director or the Docent Representative to the Board of Directors.

 

Length of Appointment:

The Docent Volunteer will provide volunteer staffing at no less than 1 day per month throughout the calendar year. Docent status is at-will.

 

Time Commitment:

The Docent Volunteer will provide a minimum of 6 hours a month, which may consist of two 3-4 hour shifts during the week or one full day shift (4-6 hours) on weekends. Regular commitment is desired whenever scheduling allows. Volunteers that are able to provide more than the requested minimum hours are encouraged to do so.

 

 

Qualifications:

Potential volunteers must enjoy working in a house museum setting. Knowledge or background of American and/or Virginia history is desired, but not required.

Volunteers under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian during their volunteer shift.

Support and Benefits Provided:

Training and guidance will be provided by the site administrators for volunteers. A tour and history of the site will be provided upon start date. A docent handbook is provided to all volunteers desiring to give house tours. Sign-in sheets for each volunteer will be provided.

Lee-Fendall House Museum docents have access to a workstation with computer upon request and free internet access (via Wi-Fi).

All Lee-Fendall House Museum volunteers are provided with light refreshments during their shift.

All Lee-Fendall House Museum volunteers are encouraged to attend museum functions and monthly meetings.

All Lee-Fendall House Museum volunteers receive 10% off gift shop purchases, are granted free parking in the museum parking lot, and benefit from free admission to historic sites throughout Old Town Alexandria.



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