Volunteer Alexandria

Volunteer Alexandria Volunteer Alexandria connects people to opportunity and helping hands to the places that need them most! Volunteer Alexandria, a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization established in 1980, has a mission to inspire and mobilize people to volunteer for a stronger Alexandria community.
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Our vision is that all are engaged to make a difference in Alexandria through volunteering. We are dedicated to improving Alexandria by encouraging volunteerism from individuals and groups of all ages and backgrounds. While we serve anyone interested in volunteering, including those visiting Alexandria, 95% of our programs and services are provided to Alexandrians.

Our vision is that all are engaged to make a difference in Alexandria through volunteering. We are dedicated to improving Alexandria by encouraging volunteerism from individuals and groups of all ages and backgrounds. While we serve anyone interested in volunteering, including those visiting Alexandria, 95% of our programs and services are provided to Alexandrians.

Mission: The mission of Volunteer Alexandria is to inspire and mobilize people to volunteer for a stronger Alexandria community.

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Women--take a break and enjoy an evening of networking and well-deserved self-care. Join us for our upcoming Virtual Wom...
11/22/2020

Women--take a break and enjoy an evening of networking and well-deserved self-care. Join us for our upcoming Virtual Women & Wellness: Mind, Body & Soul, Tuesday, December 8, 6-7:30 p.m. Get ready for a lively interactive event with tactics to help your whole self to stay healthy this winter. #VolunteerAlex To register, click on https://bit.ly/2JX3i7Z

VOLUNTEER SHOUT OUT! This dynamic duo, the Cockerham family, have helped with many projects over the years and especiall...
11/22/2020

VOLUNTEER SHOUT OUT! This dynamic duo, the Cockerham family, have helped with many projects over the years and especially during the holiday seasons! This year, they are helping spread holiday cheer by decorating envelopes for the 2020 Holiday Sharing Program!
Way to go Cockerham family - You rock!
#VolunteerAlexShoutOut If you would like to help your neighbors during the COVID-19 pandemic, please click on volunteeralexandria.org/careforcommunity

Help feed families in-need during the pandemic. Organize and bag donations for distribution by Casa Chirilagua.  Volunte...
11/21/2020

Help feed families in-need during the pandemic. Organize and bag donations for distribution by Casa Chirilagua. Volunteers needed this Monday, Nov. 23, and every Monday from 10 a.m. - noon. #VolunteerAlex Click on https://bit.ly/3kSeFuK

Come help pack face masks to keep Alexandria safe. Ages 13+ welcome. Join us on Monday, November 23, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. or...
11/21/2020

Come help pack face masks to keep Alexandria safe. Ages 13+ welcome. Join us on Monday, November 23, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. or Tuesday, November 22, 10 a.m. - noon or 1 - 3 p.m. #VolunteerAlex To sign up, click on https://bit.ly/2UQrACC

Show how much you care. Mask up to protect yourself, your friends, family, and community! Keep Alexandria healthy. Click...
11/20/2020

Show how much you care. Mask up to protect yourself, your friends, family, and community! Keep Alexandria healthy. Click here for resources and information, https://www.alexandriava.gov/Coronavirus

Two teen activities for Family Volunteer Day, Saturday, November 21! Help clean up Stonegate Scenic Engagement in the mo...
11/18/2020

Two teen activities for Family Volunteer Day, Saturday, November 21! Help clean up Stonegate Scenic Engagement in the morning. Then make reusable bags from t-shirts in the afternoon. Ages 13+. #VolunteerAlex To register for either or both activities, click on https://bit.ly/3f75Xr4

Support Volunteer Alexandria’s programs and you could light up the holidays for yourself or someone special! Each $10 do...
11/17/2020

Support Volunteer Alexandria’s programs and you could light up the holidays for yourself or someone special! Each $10 donation, gives you one chance to win this gorgeous diamond pendant. Thanks to Mary K Leonard, KH Giving for her generous donation. #VolunteerAlex To bid click on https://bit.ly/3f8x44Z

See a great movie and support Volunteer Alexandria's programs! Volunteers age 16+ are needed to help run the Hospitality...
11/17/2020

See a great movie and support Volunteer Alexandria's programs! Volunteers age 16+ are needed to help run the Hospitality Center and serve as Row Captains during each showing. #VolunteerAlex To volunteer, click on https://bit.ly/2JLWMkm

Spanish and Arabic speakers are needed to help with the Holiday Sharing Program gift distribution this Wednesday, 11/18,...
11/16/2020

Spanish and Arabic speakers are needed to help with the Holiday Sharing Program gift distribution this Wednesday, 11/18, 11:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m., and Thursday, 11/19 10 a.m.-1 p.m. #VolunteerAlex Click on https://bit.ly/2IxYYMc

VOLUNTEER SHOUT OUT! It is always great to have a family volunteer together. Kudos to the Castro family who have been he...
11/15/2020

VOLUNTEER SHOUT OUT! It is always great to have a family volunteer together. Kudos to the Castro family who have been helping others within the community. Together, they decorated envelopes for the 2020 Holiday Sharing Program as well as created festive fall wreaths to cheer area seniors! Way to go Castro family - You rock!
#VolunteerAlexShoutOut If you would like to help your neighbors during the COVID-19 pandemic, please click on volunteeralexandria.org/careforcommunity

Get your bid in - auction ends today! Kellie Sansone Creates with You! Here's what Kellie says, "“ I love giving back to...
11/15/2020

Get your bid in - auction ends today! Kellie Sansone Creates with You! Here's what Kellie says, "“ I love giving back to the community and you guys are just wonderful!” To bid on this original artwork, visit https://www.facebook.com/kelliesansonecreates

Shifts available - Thursday, Nov. 19! Spread joy this holiday! Help distribute gift cards to families and give our child...
11/14/2020

Shifts available - Thursday, Nov. 19! Spread joy this holiday! Help distribute gift cards to families and give our children the gift of a happy holiday! You will help ensure everyone is wearing face masks, maintaining physical distance, and have their letter of identification. Shifts available Thursday, Nov 19. #VolunteerAlex To sign up, click on https://bit.ly/2U3eL7z

See a great movie and support Volunteer Alexandria! Join us on Friday, Nov. 20 for Seabiscuit, or on Saturday, Nov 21 fo...
11/13/2020

See a great movie and support Volunteer Alexandria! Join us on Friday, Nov. 20 for Seabiscuit, or on Saturday, Nov 21 for either (or both) features -- How to Train Your Dragon and 42. Volunteers are needed to help run the Hospitality Center and serve as Row Captains during each showing. #VolunteerAlex To volunteer, click on https://bit.ly/2JLWMkm

Bid on original artwork by Kellie Sansone Creates with You! to benefit #VolunteerAlex. Thank you Kellie!
11/13/2020

Bid on original artwork by Kellie Sansone Creates with You! to benefit #VolunteerAlex. Thank you Kellie!

Happy Friday Everyone! TODAY IS THE DAY!

Our Auction benefiting Volunteer Alexandria and The Salvation Army Echelon Indianapolis starts today!

I have placed the photos for each painting in the comments. Please place your bid under the photo you would like to bid on. Bidding ends Sunday at 11:59pm.

I have a little background on each painting in the comment for each painting.

Starting bid for each is $10.

Let's see how much money we can make for these two amazing organizations!

Aaaaaaaaand GO!!!

Thank you Kellie!
11/13/2020

Thank you Kellie!

Painting # 2 for tomorrow's auction: This adorable "pop" style pineapple is acrylic on 6"x9" canvas sheet.

This is the original Sample I created for the charity class I held for Volunteer Alexandria.

For more information on this incredible organization, please visit their website at https://www.volunteeralexandria.org/

Would you like to learn more about our emergency preparedness program? Join us for a virtual orientation on Thursday, No...
11/12/2020

Would you like to learn more about our emergency preparedness program? Join us for a virtual orientation on Thursday, November 19, 5-7 P.M. You'll learn about emergency management in Alexandria and the many ways you can be involved. #VolunteerAlex To register, click on https://bit.ly/3npuACt

View A Christmas Carol at The Little Theater of Alexandria, and support Volunteer Alexandria. Join us on Tuesday, Decemb...
11/12/2020

View A Christmas Carol at The Little Theater of Alexandria, and support Volunteer Alexandria. Join us on Tuesday, December 15, 8-9 P.M., at The Little Theater, or enjoy it virtually from your home. Don't miss this Alexandria holiday tradition complete with special effects, Victorian carols, and Tiny Tim. #VolunteerAlex To purchase tickets, click on https://conta.cc/2UFf2yV

Students, 14+, are invited to help build desks so every student has a good workspace for learning at home. Building Mome...
11/12/2020

Students, 14+, are invited to help build desks so every student has a good workspace for learning at home. Building Momentum in partnership with ACPS is providing students with free desks. You'll be asked to lift, bend, and work with supplies/tools to assemble the desks. Join us this Monday, November 16, 10:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. or 1:00 – 3:00 P.M. #VolunteerAlex To sign up, click on https://bit.ly/38FHCYp

Using glitter, glue, and love, volunteers decorated envelopes for the Holiday Sharing Program. Thank you to all of our t...
11/11/2020

Using glitter, glue, and love, volunteers decorated envelopes for the Holiday Sharing Program. Thank you to all of our talented teams. Sign up if you would like to help distribute these envelopes/gift cards to families. Shifts available Wednesday, Nov. 18, and Thursday, Nov 19. #VolunteerAlex Click on https://www.volunteeralexandria.org/opportunity/a0C4X00001U2CJSUA3

Women--enjoy an evening of networking and well-deserved self-care. Join us for our upcoming Virtual Women & Wellness: Mi...
11/10/2020

Women--enjoy an evening of networking and well-deserved self-care. Join us for our upcoming Virtual Women & Wellness: Mind, Body & Soul, Tuesday, December 8, 6-7:30 p.m. Get ready for a lively interactive event with tactics to help your whole self to stay healthy this winter. #VolunteerAlex To register, click on https://bit.ly/2JX3i7Z

Can you drive a senior to the doctor or grocery store? At Home in Alexandria seeks volunteers 21+ with their own car and...
11/10/2020

Can you drive a senior to the doctor or grocery store? At Home in Alexandria seeks volunteers 21+ with their own car and valid auto insurance to help seniors get to essential appointments. Contactless grocery/prescription pickup also needed. #VolunteerAlex To learn more or sign up, click on https://bit.ly/2Hk1GUo

TODAY! Adults and teens -- attend a virtual Snow Buddy orientation at 6 P.M.  Discover how you can help shovel snow for ...
11/09/2020

TODAY! Adults and teens -- attend a virtual Snow Buddy orientation at 6 P.M. Discover how you can help shovel snow for elderly or disabled neighbors so they can get to medical appointments and other essential activities. #VolunteerAlex To register for the virtual orientation on Tuesday, November 10 at 6 P.M., click on https://bit.ly/3ovRxFl

Beautiful painting! Thanks to Kellie Sansone Creates, Alexandria Living Magazine, and Seward Group!
11/09/2020

Beautiful painting! Thanks to Kellie Sansone Creates, Alexandria Living Magazine, and Seward Group!

@bhakta_brittanie & @lyssaseward joined folks from @AlexandriaLivingMag, & local acrylic artist @KellieSansoneCreates for a virtual wine & paint class last night! Together (on Zoom) we each painted pineapples🍍— a symbol that means "welcome" and is used quite often in Alexandria.
The majority of proceeds generated from the event benefited @VolunteerAlexandria, a local organization that matches volunteers of all ages with opportunities here in Alexandria. 🎨🖌👩🏾‍🎨👨🏻‍💻🍷

Spaces Still Available--Monday, Nov. 9 at 11:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Spread joy this holiday! Help decorate envelopes for ...
11/09/2020

Spaces Still Available--Monday, Nov. 9 at 11:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Spread joy this holiday! Help decorate envelopes for the Holiday Sharing Program! Due to Covid-19, this year we will not be collecting toys. Instead, donations are being collected for gift cards that families in-need can use to brighten the holidays. To sign up click on https://bit.ly/3p8icsa

VOLUNTEER SHOUT OUT!  A consistent volunteer throughout the pandemic, Ana Maria has been helping at a number of emergenc...
11/08/2020

VOLUNTEER SHOUT OUT! A consistent volunteer throughout the pandemic, Ana Maria has been helping at a number of emergency/Covid-19-related opportunities. You’ll find Ana at many food distribution sites including ALIVE's Truck to Trunk events. She also helps out as a Spanish translator!
Way to go Ana Maria - You rock! #VolunteerAlex If you would like to help your neighbors during the COVID-19 pandemic, please click on volunteeralexandria.org/careforcommunity

Support Volunteer Alexandria's programs helping people during COVID-19... and enjoy a great movie!  November 20-21 is Vo...
11/07/2020

Support Volunteer Alexandria's programs helping people during COVID-19... and enjoy a great movie! November 20-21 is Volunteer Alexandria's featured weekend. Volunteers are needed to help run the Hospitality Center and serve as Row Captains during each showing. #VolunteerAlex To volunteer, click on https://bit.ly/2JLWMkm

Students need a good study space during online learning. Building Momentum, in partnership with ACPS, is providing stude...
11/07/2020

Students need a good study space during online learning. Building Momentum, in partnership with ACPS, is providing students with free desks. Volunteers 14+ are welcome (under 16 must have an adult present). Volunteers will be asked to lift, bend, and work with supplies/tools to assemble the desks. #VolunteerAlex To sign up, click on https://bit.ly/3kprSf9

Spread joy this holiday! Help distribute gift cards to families and give our children the gift of a happy holiday! You w...
11/06/2020

Spread joy this holiday! Help distribute gift cards to families and give our children the gift of a happy holiday! You will help ensure everyone is wearing face masks, maintaining physical distance, and have their letter of identification. Shifts available Wednesday, Nov. 18, and Thursday, Nov 19. #VolunteerAlex To sign up, click on https://bit.ly/2U3eL7z

Let your voice be heard and participate! The City of Alexandria invites our community to participate in upcoming virtual...
11/06/2020

Let your voice be heard and participate! The City of Alexandria invites our community to participate in upcoming virtual sessions to guide the City’s race and social equity efforts. Please join us as we work together to build a more equitable community for ALL Alexandrians. #VolunteerAlex
Friday, Nov. 13, 12:00 PM, click on https://bit.ly/3mXTNn7
Tuesday, Nov. 17, 7:00 PM, https://bit.ly/32fzEku
Saturday, Nov. 21, 11:00 AM https://bit.ly/3l3ds4A
For more information on ALL Alexandria, click on alexandriava.gov/Equity

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123 N Alfred St
Alexandria, VA
22314

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What We Do: Create Connections - Volunteer Alexandria serves as the "Matchmaker" between the volunteers who want to help, and nonprofits who need extra hands. We're a resource for youth, seniors and all ages between - or those who are new to the area or looking for new skills & challenges. Plant the Seed - We focus on projects that have a payoff now & in the future: projects such as eco clean-ups and city beautification, but also Youth Leadership programs introducing our next generation to volunteerism and community involvement! Generate Awareness - Throughout the year Volunteer Alexandria raises awareness about Emergency Preparedness and promotes the important programs and events benefitting local nonprofits. Recognize Results - Volunteer Alexandria is proud to honor Alexandrians for leadership, vision, effectiveness and philanthropic spirit. Service and leadership awards give recognition to those who work hard making Alexandria the kind of place we want to live!

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Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00

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(703) 836-2176

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Our Vision: All are engaged to make a difference in Alexandria through volunteering. Our Mission: To inspire and mobilize people to volunteer for a stronger Alexandria community Our Values: People – We believe that through volunteer service people have the capacity to enrich their own lives and improve the quality of life in Alexandria. Volunteer Alexandria believes an active volunteer community creates an environment in which all people thrive. Diversity – We recognize all people have time and talents to share, and that Alexandria is strengthened when people connect across differences through volunteer service. Collaboration – We realize that Volunteer Alexandria is at its best when engaged in collaborative efforts which bring together individuals, neighborhoods, schools, businesses, government, nonprofit, faith-based and other community organizations to achieve a common vision of a better Alexandria. Excellence – We commit to implementing innovative and effective strategies, holding ourselves accountable for results, and sharing knowledge and best practices with others.

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I love the new calendar function on your website. Makes it so easy to find volunteer opportunities. Thank you for this user-friendly upgrade!
If you are 55 or better and looking for fun, social and meaningful volunteers experiences, sign up for RSVP-Northern Virginia's next free info session scheduled for Aug. 14 at Charles E. Beatley Jr Central Library in @Alexandria by calling 703-403-52360. RSVP-Northern Virginia is a program of Volunteer Alexandria #seniorvolunteers
Please volunteer if you have a teenager boy at home with an interest in France. I have one French student without a host family coming July 8-28. Malo age 16 loves the outdoors, sports and pets. He's a fine young man and wants to improve his English and learn more about America. I have several activities planned for our students, but I'm only allowed to host one myself. If your family can help out, please contact me right away. This is a pic of one of my exchange students helping my grandson learn to ski. I thought y'all might like a snowy picture on this hot day!
The Foundation for Women’s Cancer (FWC) is recruiting volunteers for its 10th National Race to End Women’s Cancer on November 3rd! This race began ten years ago and has become the main fundraising and awareness event for the FWC. It brings together all walks of life, from survivors to doctors, in hopes to support women who have fallen victim to gynecologic cancers. Below the belt cancers affect thousands of women. Many don’t even know if they’re at risk. The FWC works hard to raise funds for research, education and awareness of gynecological cancers. The American Cancer Society estimated in 2019 nearly 110,070 women would be diagnosed with some form of below the belt cancer, and 32,120 would die from the disease. That could be a mother, friend or sister fighting for her life. You could help make a difference. Interested? Come join our team and volunteer! In addition to filling a need and supporting the movement, you will have a fun, enjoyable time with like-minded volunteers who truly care about ending women’s cancer. All volunteers will receive a Race t-shirt, a rewarding experience and our gratitude. Volunteer opportunities are open to all family members, friends, neighbors and work colleagues with the following opportunities: Registration Survivor Tent Bag Drop Start/Finish Line Photo Booth Food and Water Distribution Information / Volunteer Registration / Lost and Found Tent Packet Pick-Up (Friday in Washington, DC or Saturday in Reston, VA) So please feel free to respond to me with any further questions or tell me where you would like to help at [email protected]. We look forward to hearing from you!
Hello and happy holidays everyone! I'm the current Navy representative in the area and would love to be more involved in this community. I would like to provide opportunities in regards of scholarships and military benefits. Please reach out to me about some volunteering opportunities or any questions about any interest in the Navy. Thank you and have a wonderful holiday weekend!😃
Volunteer Alexandria are miracle workers. They are amazing! I went in on a Monday, last minute like always, needing 24 hours of community service before Thursday and they made it happen. Even with such a short notice, Volunteer Alexandria managed to pull it off. Plus, the staff are so friendly. I would recommend to anyone and everyone who is looking to volunteer to check out Volunteer Alexandria.
American Roadtrip Pillows is so looking forward to the Arts & Crafts Fair! Happy to support such a great group! See you at the Fair!
Save the Date : Noon, Thursday, March 29 at the Lincolnia Senior Center, Alexandria, RSVP-Northern Virginia, a program of Volunteer Alexandria, will be holding one it is wildly popular Lunch and Learns, featuring Pets On Wheels, a program supported by our partner Fairfax County Volunteer Solutions If you want to learn about the healthy benefits of volunteering with RSVP and about the fantastic Pets on Wheels Program, please sign up today by calling 703-403-5360. The event that runs about two hours is free, open to anyone 55-years-young or better and, drum roll please , includes a free healthy lunch and an appearance by two of Pets on Wheel's therapy dogs! The RSVP Healthy Volunteering Lunch and Learn series is made possible by a generous grant from Inova Health System
Greetings! Our team of Alexandrian locals is planning this upcoming Halloween to host a charity haunted house in the city, the proceeds of which would go to local nonprofits. We want this experience to be a unique local attraction, bringing more tourists to the area, and providing a venue for pushing good causes further. Right now, we are looking for potential co-host partners for this event. While we bring marketing and event planning experience, we want to start engaging with the local non-profit community more actively. If you are interested in working with us and or know an organization interested in becoming a donation recipient, please reach back out to me ([email protected]). Also, if you know others with a possible interest, please let me know. Thanks!
RSVP Northern Virginia will hold a volunteer orientation at the Beatley Central Library in Alexandria, Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017, at 3:30 p.m. The event is free and open to anyone 55-years-old or older. RSVP, the region’s largest volunteer network for people 55 and older, provides individualized support to seniors seeking service opportunities in and around Fairfax County, Arlington County and the City of Alexandria. To sign up for the orientation email RSVP Volunteer Specialist Carly Hubicki today at [email protected] or call RSVP at 703-403-5360. To learn more about RSVP please visit