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Below is a list of charities that are in need of your goodwill. Click the category of your interest to be taken to the associated charities.

* note some charities have been duplicated as they fall under two or
more categories.

Crisis Hotline / Domestic Abuse

Bethany House

Arlington, VA—Days/Evenings/Weekends

Bethany House provides emergency shelter and supportive services to victims of domestic violence throughout Northern Virginia and the surrounding DC metro communities. It was created to help women and their children who have suffered from domestic violence regain health and dignity and become re-established in their community by providing temporary housing and support.

Crisis Link

Arlington, VA—Varying depending on role

Nearly 150 volunteers answer phones, provide community training, advocate for services, and provide governance to individuals in crisis. Volunteers are considered first responders on par with police, paramedics, and firefighters. After training, all volunteers commit to volunteering for a minimum of 150 hours.

The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN)

Washington, DC—Days/Evenings/Weekends

The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network is the nation's largest anti-sexual assault organization. RAINN operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1.800.656.HOPE and the National Sexual Assault Online Hotline at rainn.org, and publicizes the hotline's free, confidential services; educates the public about sexual assault; and leads national efforts to prevent sexual assault, improve services to victims, and ensure that rapists are brought to justice.

Environmental / Animal Rescue

Adopt a Street   

Arlington, VA—Days/Evenings/Weekends

Individuals or groups may "adopt" a specific section of road pledging to keep the street, curb, and storm drain free of trash and debris, for a commitment of one year with duties performed on a quarterly basis. In return, the Solid Waste Bureau provides free street cleaning supplies and sweeping debris pickup.

Friends of Homeless Animals

Northern Virginia (multiple locations)—Days/Evenings/Weekends

Friends of Homeless Animals (FOHA) is a non-profit, no-kill shelter that focuses on the rescue and placement of homeless dogs and cats in the Northern Virginia and Washington DC area.

Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority

Northern Virginia (multiple locations)—Days/Weekends

Volunteers make gardens grow at Carlyle House Historic Park and Meadowlark Gardens, give tours and programs, staff visitor and nature centers, assist with clerical tasks and special events, and work on trail and landscape improvements.

Wildlife Rescue League

Annandale, VA—Days/Weekends

The Wildlife Rescue League operates a wildlife hotline in the Northern Virginia and surrounding areas to assist the public in obtaining information and assistance in locating a wildlife rehabilitator. They are committed to educating the public about the natural history of native wildlife, coexisting with it, and preventing the need for wildlife rehabilitation. Opportunities include becoming a licensed rehabilitator caregiver; write, photograph, or illustrate for their newsletter, website, or mailings; work community events such as art shows or fairs; as well as collect, store, or donate supplies and equipment for rehabilitation.

Family Services

Northern Virginia Family Services

Northern Virginia (multiple locations)—Days/Evenings/Weekends

Northern Virginia Family Service (NVFS) is a private, nonprofit community service organization dedicated to helping individuals and families find new paths to self-reliance and brighter futures. Nearly 33,000 individuals and families turn to us each year. We are a leader in providing case management, safe housing, counseling, medical and dental access, child care and development, affordable loans, foster and respite care and job training.

Healthcare

Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind

Washington, DC—Days/Evenings/Weekends

Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind volunteers visit individuals at their homes to pay bills, read mail and other materials, as well as assist in shopping and other errands. Every attempt is made to match volunteers with a person near the volunteer's home.

Inova Fairfax Hospital

Falls Church, VA—Evenings/Weekends

Inova Fairfax Hospital, Inova Children's Hospital, and Inova Heart and Vascular Institute offer many opportunities for volunteer service. To help you find the activity that suits you best, the Adult Volunteer Opportunities are categorized on the website according to the way current volunteers describe their primary appeal. Areas of focus include patient contact, public contact, specialized areas and offsite service.

Light the Night Walk

FWashington, DC—Saturday, October 18, 2014

Inova Fairfax Hospital, Inova Children's Hospital, and Inova Heart and Vascular Institute offer many opportunities for volunteer service. To help you find the activity that suits you best, the Adult Volunteer Opportunities are categorized on the website according to the way current volunteers describe their primary appeal. Areas of focus include patient contact, public contact, specialized areas and offsite service.

Lions Club Eyeglass Recycling Center of Northern Virginia

Northern VA, Washington, DC and Southern MD—Days/Weekends

Help the Lions Club collect used eyeglasses and turn them over to the center to be cleaned, have their prescriptions determined, and packaged for giving free to Lions and other charities who take them to those who need them. Volunteers wash the eyeglasses, or use special easy to use machines to read and record the prescription, or sort and box them for distribution. It is very light labor and performed indoors in an air conditioned/heated space.

Homelessness / Housing

Arlington Street People's Assistance Network

Arlington, VA—Days/Evenings/Weekends

A-SPAN provides life-sustaining services for Arlington's homeless. Our mission is to provide permanent housing for this vulnerable population through outreach, support and relationships built on trust and respect.

Bethany House

Arlington, VA—Days/Evenings/Weekends

Bethany House provides emergency shelter and supportive services to victims of domestic violence throughout Northern Virginia and the surrounding DC metro communities. It was organized to help women and their children who have suffered from domestic violence regain health and dignity and become re-established in their community by providing temporary housing and support.

Calvary Women’s Services

Washington, DC—Days/Evenings/Weekends

Calvary's mission is two-fold: to provide homeless women with a place to live and basic services and to help educate and empower women for independent living. Calvary fulfills this mission by providing services that assist each woman with her personal goals to achieve stable housing, good health, recovery from substance abuse, and employment. 

Habitat for Humanity

Arlington, VA—Weekends

Habitat for Humanity of Northern Virginia relies on thousands of volunteers every year to carry out their mission. Volunteers are always needed to help with everything from construction, working in committees, to assisting in the ReStores. Whether you are willing to swing a hammer, provide customer help, or have administrative abilities to share, we have room for you.

The Salvation Army

Washington, DC—Days/Evenings/Weekends

The Salvation Army began work in Washington, D.C. in June 1885, five years after the organization officially arrived in America from its home base in London. From the beginning, the Salvation Army in Washington established programs that have fed the hungry, sheltered the homeless, and provided counseling and support to those most in need of help.

Hunger / Food

Arlington Food Assistance Center

Arlington, VA—Days/Evenings/Weekends

The Arlington Food Assistance Center, Arlington's food pantry, provides supplemental groceries to Arlington residents who have been referred by a variety of social service agencies. AFAC has been in operation for more than 20 years. Currently, it serves over 1,200 families each week at the main and off-site locations. The work could not be done without dedicated volunteers.

Calvary Women’s Services

Washington, DC—Days/Evenings/Weekends

Calvary's mission is two-fold: To provide homeless women with a place to live and basic services and to help educate and empower women for independent living. Calvary fulfills this mission by providing services that assist each woman with her personal goals to achieve stable housing, good health, recovery from substance abuse and employment. 

Capital Area Food Bank

Northern, VA and Washington, DC—Days/Weekends

The mission of the Capital Area Food Bank is to feed those who suffer from hunger in the Washington metro area by acquiring food and distributing it through its network of partner agencies; and educating, empowering and enlightening the community about the issues of hunger and nutrition.

The Salvation Army

Northern, VA, Southern, MD, Washington, DC—Days/Evenings/Weekends

The Salvation Army began work in Washington, D.C. in June 1885, five years after the organization officially arrived in America from its home base in London. From the beginning, the Army in Washington established programs that have fed the hungry, sheltered the homeless, and provided counseling and support to those most in need of help.

Senior / Disability Care

Seabury Resources for Aging

Washington, DC—Days/Evenings/Weekends

The Age-In-Place program provides free yard work, house cleaning, and interior painting for low to moderate income seniors living in wards 4 and 5. The mission of the program is to help seniors maintain their homes so that they can age in a safe, clean, and healthy environment. They also work proactively to stop homelessness by helping seniors in need avoid hefty fines and even evictions in some cases. The Age-In-Place program is volunteer-based, and can always use more volunteers in the area help to serve seniors.

Transportation

Travelers Aid International

Washington, DC—Days/Evenings/Weekends

Travelers Aid Washington DC is a program of Travelers Aid International. Currently, volunteers staff desks at Union Station, Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, and Washington Dulles International Airport. Travelers Aid works with the Washington Metropolitan Airports Authority to provide information and direction services. Volunteers connect passengers with airport services such as paging, lost and found, Internet access, ground transportation, and answer questions about the Airport and National Capital Area. Volunteers are asked to work one set shift a week between 3 and 4.5 hours long depending on the time of day. We have a strong need for volunteers willing to help on evenings and weekends. A six-month commitment is required. Ability to handle a fast paced environment with a lot of information also required.

Unemployment

Calvary Women’s Services

Washington, DC—Days/Evenings/Weekends

Calvary's mission is two-fold: To provide homeless women with a place to live and basic services and to help educate and empower women for independent living. Calvary fulfills this mission by providing services that assist each woman with her personal goals to achieve stable housing, good health, recovery from substance abuse and employment. 

Youth Mentoring

Boys and Girls Clubs

Silver Spring, MD—Days/Evenings/Weekends

Whether it is two hours a week or one day a month or more, the Boys and Girls Club can use volunteers with special skills in office support; coaching; and teaching classes in financial management, leadership, dance, arts/crafts, tutoring, landscaping, etc.

 

Voices of AFSC

Here is a comprehensive snapshot of the most recent survey of AFSC employees.

98.7% have a good understanding of our mission and 99.6% are aligned with our core values

96.9% see their job as important to our special mission

96.9% are willing to give extra effort to help us succeed

89.3% are satisfied with AFSC as their employer and
65.1%are EXTREMELY satisfied

Based on a response rate of 49.2%.


Your Unique Talents and Strengths Are Needed!

The bedrock of AFSC is our selfless commitment to serve others. In this same spirit of service, the AFSC Volunteer program is designed to help our staff who wish to volunteer individually or as team.

With the AFSC Volunteer program, it is easier than ever for individuals and teams to participate in volunteer opportunities within military/veteran communities, or many other worthwhile causes.

There are three pillars of AFSC’s Volunteer program:

  1. Corporate— AFSC sponsors volunteer events every year, including a “remote” project in which everyone in our widespread team can participate.
  2. Team—AFSC teams are encouraged to volunteer together in small or large groups. Modest “grants” are available from our Board of Directors for non-labor costs.
  3. Individual—Employees can receive recognition for continuing with your own volunteering efforts in their community.

Medals will be awarded to individuals as well as teams who participate in community volunteer events. Simply email GetVolunteer@afsc.com to notify us of your participation! Your volunteer story may also be chosen to be highlighted on our employee site or in the next issue of The Eagle.

AFSC believes in the power of volunteerism, through which we support one another and enrich the world around us. The AFSC Volunteer program will help you connect with many opportunities to make a difference in the lives of others.

 

AFSC Volunteer Program Management Team

Yvonne G.—Director

Sarah S.—Coordinator