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We know that COVID-19 is impacting those we serve and those that serve our community. We need to support each other and continue to meet even greater needs. There are many ways to support and make an impact in our community. We are stronger when we work together!

Volunteer Opportunities & Donation Needs

Local community-based organizations require your help to support the needs of individuals and families. Below is our most up-to-date list of nonprofit and public needs – both volunteer opportunities and donation requests. This list is updated daily so check back regularly to see the latest needs to support the community during this critical time. Staff capacity is limited and demand for services is high, we encourage donors to help by providing either monetary donations or the items listed. Thank you for caring for our community!

High Priority Needs

Fairfax County Government – Volunteer Fairfax is coordinating donations for frontline workers and local Community-Based Organizations during the COVID pandemic.  Items needed include PPE (Personal Protective Equipment): N95 masks, Original box/packaging for donation acceptance is preferred. Medical gowns, Cleaning Supplies, and Gloves.

We are also collecting reusable handmade and store-bought adult and child-sized face coverings/masks to support vulnerable the most vulnerable within our community and will support nonprofit providers and the low-income client households they serve.

Your accomplishments to date are:

  • Over 57,000 cloth masks (adult and children’s masks) donated and distributed
  • Over 90,000 masks (to include manufactured masks) have been collected and distributed.
  • Over 600 total donors
  • Over 46 Community-Based Organizations have benefited from donations

Donations can be dropped off at the following locations:

  • All Fairfax County Police District Stations
  • Volunteer Fairfax Trailer – 10700 Page Avenue Fairfax, VA 22030.   A collection bin is located at the front steps of the Trailer.
  • American Legion Post 177 –  3939 Oak St., Fairfax, VA 22030.  Please call Tejas Patel at 703-246-3553 upon arrival.
  • To coordinate large donations, or for more information, click here to contact Tejas Patel.

 

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Current Volunteer & Donation Needs

ADAMS Compassionate Healthcare Network (ACHN)
Volunteer Needs: As COVID-19 testing increases and becomes more available, testing support is becoming critically important. The ADAMS Compassionate Healthcare Network (ACHN) has volunteer needs for Healthcare Professionals and Nonhealthcare Volunteers. Click to learn more.

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP)
Agency Contact: Bo Kim
Donation Needs: Donations are needed to fight increases in suicide brought on by hardships faced by many people. Increases are being seen right now during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Donations help the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention to invest in new research, create educational programs, advocate for public policy, and support survivors of suicide loss. Click here to donate.

Annandale Christian Community for Action (ACCA), Inc
Agency Contact: Please email both David Donahue and accacares@verizon.net
Donation Needs: Our food needs are almost constantly changing. A team of shoppers goes to several stores to get what is needed most at the lowest price. Click here to see the most-needed items. We will continue to collect donations 2 Saturdays per month from 9 until 11:30 a.m. at the food pantry located at 7200 Columbia Pike (trailer separate from the day care center) in Annandale. Weekday food collections will take place from 1 – 5 p.m. ACCA is seeing an increase in requests for food, rent and utility assistance. Your financial contribution helps them meet these urgent needs. For a list of ways to monetarily support ACCA, click here.
Volunteer Needs: ACCA of Annandale provides emergency assistance for those in need in the Annandale area. Volunteers are needed to assist with bagging groceries, delivering the food to the homes of those they serve in Annandale as well as coordinating food donation needs at home. Click here to learn more about this opportunity.

Britepaths

Location: Fairfax County
Agency Contact: Dawn Sykes
Volunteer Needs: Small Business Financial Volunteer Britepath’s Financial Empowerment Center (FEC) is seeking volunteers with a financial background, including in banking or lending, to help these small businesses work through the difficult time impacting them. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many small businesses are struggling to understand and navigate the financial options available to them. Click here to learn more about this opportunity.
Donation Needs: Collecting cash donations that they will pool to purchase food gift cards and help families pay rent/utilities in the coming months. Please use link or mail checks to Britepaths at 3959 Pender Drive, Suite 200, Fairfax, VA 22030. For questions, please contact Shannon Bryant.
Holiday Needs: Britepaths is seeking caring community members to help local families in need by donating funds or gift cards so families can enjoy Holiday meals and gifts for their children. Click to learn more and donate.

Capital Area Food Bank
Agency Contact: Maureen Doyle
Donation Needs: The Capital Area Food Bank is in need of non-perishable, shelf stable foods at this time.
Location: Washington, DC – Donations can be dropped off M-F, 7 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the CAFB warehouse in DC.
Location: Lorton, VA – Donations may be dropped off Tuesday – Thursday, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. A no-touch donation box may be found in their parking lot for those more comfortable with this option. Located at 6833 Hill Park Drive, Lorton, VA 22079.
Volunteer Need: There is an urgent need for volunteers to pack and sort food at the DC Warehouse. Shifts are M-S, 9 a.m. – noon and 1 – 4 p.m. Click to sign up for a shift. Volunteers 12-17 must have an adult chaperone. Closed-toe shoes, mask, and gloves required.  If you have any questions, please contact Paul Entis.

Capital Caring Health
Agency Contact: Katherine Knoble
Donation Need: Capital Caring Health is seeking grocery store gift cards to help their hospice patients. Patients are never turned away from care, even if there is an inability to pay. Click here to lean more.

Carpenter’s Shelter
Location: Alexandria
Agency Contact: Jamila Smith
Volunteer Need: Support a shelter caring for those in need in our community! Simply answer calls and open the door (via buzzer) at the front desk of the Carpenter’s Shelter in Alexandria. A background check will be required but is done quickly. Click here to learn more.

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Arlington (CCDA)
Location: Northern Virginia
Volunteer Needs: Drivers: Assist indoor drop deliveries of essential items. Food sorters: assist in packing ready to go meal bags, for our evening meals at Christ House as well as distribution bags at our pantry sites in Alexandria, Manassas, Front Royal, and Leesburg. Click here to learn more about this opportunity.
Donation Needs: Food Donations are needed, for our food pantries, and medical clinic. Grab and Go prepackaged meals, and well as ready to eat non-perishable items, particularly shelf-stable milk.

Centreville United Methodist Church

Agency Contact: Phil Mohr
Donation Needs: Non-perishable food donations are urgently needed. These items may be placed in the shopping cart outside the church entrance every day. It is brought inside and stocked every evening.

Communities of Trust
Agency Contact: Cindy Kowal
Donation Needs: The Fairfax County Communities of Trust Committee (COTC) is a diverse citizen group focused on strengthening and building positive relationships between public safety agencies and the communities they serve. During the COVID pandemic, they have facilitated the Help from the Heart Community Campaign an ongoing goods drive to support local Community Based organizations. Donations can be dropped off at local Police Stations day or night and be placed in the Communities of Trust drop boxes.  Click to find out the toiletries and other items being collected.

Communities in Schools NOVA
Agency Contact: Cindy Kowal
Donation Needs: Due to the COVID 19 pandemic, gift cards for groceries are needed to support families in need. Click here more information on how to donate.

Community Living Alternatives
Agency Contact: Susan Keenan
Donation Need: Community Living Alternatives operates 8 group homes for adults with intellectual disabilities and is seeking prepared holiday meals or meal items for the holidays. Click here to find out more.

Computer C.O.R.E.
Location: Falls Church
Agency Contact: Donna Walker Jones
Volunteer Needs: Online Computer Instructors able to teach Zoom, YouTube, Google and other online platforms to students who possess basic computer skills. Hours are very flexible and are conducted from the safe comfort of your location. Click here to learn more about this opportunity.
Donation Needs: Computer CORE is partnering to support several community needs, including support with FCPS’s distance learning. They are in high need of working laptops. Specs include: Intel Core i3, i5, i7, AMD, Ryzen or equivalent. 8gb, SSD (Solid State) preferred.

Cornerstones
Location: Reston
Agency Contact: Susan Alger
Donation Needs:
Multiple donations and locations available for drop off – click to find out all items needed. Examples of needed items are food, gas, and food gift cards, cleaning and toiletry products, personal care items (new and unopened)adult sweatshirts and sweatpants (size S to 4XL), new men’s and women’s underwear/t-shirts/sports bras.
Snack bags: Due to at risk individuals quarantining from COVID-19, Cornerstones is asking for donations of snack bags for Quarantine, Protection, Isolation, and Decompression (QPID) sites. For full details click here.  
Embry Rucker Shelter
– Schedule and provide 30, 60 or 120 bagged lunches, prepared at your site. Drop off at the Embry Rucker Community Shelter in Reston, as directed. Contact Minerva Orozco for more details.

CRi (Choice. Respect. independence.)
Location: Chantilly
Agency Contact: Janet Davison
Donation Needs: PPE Gowns, PPE Masks, Disinfectant spray/wipes, Bleach, Paper TowelClorox Wipes, toilet paper, and baby wipes, thermometers, Personal Care Products Feminine Hygiene Products, Latex and food service gloves, Liquid and Bar soap, Hand sanitizer and Gift cards. Click here to learn where donations can be dropped off.

ECHO (Ecumenical Community Helping Others)
Location: Springfield
Agency Contact: Anita King
Donation Needs: Multiple food and toiletry donations needed, click here to learn more. Monetary donations are needed, as well.

Edu-Futuro (Educación Para Nuestro Futuro)
Location: Springfield
Agency Contact: Rachel Palermo
Volunteer Needs: Tutors/Homework Helpers – During FCPS Distance Learning COVID-19 response, volunteers fluent in English and one other language (primarily Spanish) are needed to assist English Language Learners in all grades. Click here for more information.
Donation Needs: Edu-Futuro seeks monetary donations to assist low-income families who have lost jobs due to the COVID-19 disruption with rental and food assistance, medicine, and other immediate needs. To donate, go to edu-futuro.org and click on the donate button.

FACETS Cares Inc
Location: Fairfax
Agency Contact: Joe Fay
Volunteer Needs: Contact: Tammy Voss
Homework Assistance – Volunteers are needed to assist students in low-income communities with their homework. This will be a 1-1 basis over the phone, Facetime, or ZOOM.  A background check will be required.
Career Coaching & Financial Literacy – Volunteers are needed to assist individuals in low-income communities with their professional coaching and financial literacy development. Virtually, you will be conducting career coaching, resume assistance (1-1 & small groups), or teaching financial literacy (basic & advanced). A background check will be required.
Donation Needs: FACETS has multiple needed donations. To find out all the items needed please visit the FACETS website. Make a Financial Contribution, donate Non-Perishable Food Items or Gift Cards. Donations can be delivered to FACETS, 10700 Page Avenue, Building B, Fairfax, VA 22030.
FACETS is partnering with local restaurants feeling the pinch during this economic challenge and provide a much needed hot meal for those in need.  The person/group would order meals and FACETS would pick up and deliver the meals on the behalf of the donor(s). Contact Tammy Voss for more details.

Fairfax County Department of Family Services: Adults and Aging
Location: Fairfax
Agency Contact: Nadia Hoonan
Donation Needs: Supplies are needed to create toiletry kits/items for older adults and adults with disabilities. Click to learn more.

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) Administration
Location: Falls Church
Agency Contact: Elizabeth Murphy
Donation Needs: Due to COVID-19, there is a greater need for funds to support distance learning for underprivileged students. This supports the purchase of laptops, MiFis, and other support needed for this effort. Please donate online at www.fcpsfoundation.org.

Falls Church Community Service Council (FCS)
Contact: fcswecare@aol.com or 703-237-2562
Donation Needs: Due to COVID-19, great need is being experienced for donations to the food pantry. Click to learn more.

Family Preservation and Strengthening Services (PASS)
Location: Vienna
Agency Contact: Pat Kearns
Donation Needs: Due to COVID-19, families are experiencing increases in need for financial assistance and grocery support.  To help us serve these families in need, please send financial donations and grocery gift cards to give to these families fighting against homelessness and hunger. Click to learn more.

Fellowship Square
Location: Reston
Agency Contact: Diane Beatley
Volunteer Need: Volunteers are needed to call Seniors! For the “Check-in and Chat” program, youth over 14 and adults will call Fellowship Square residents, many of whom live alone and are feeling anxious about the pandemic and feel isolated.

Food & Friends, Inc.
Location: Metro DC Area
Agency Contact: Katrina Mathis
Volunteer Needs: Food and Friends provides fresh meals and groceries at no cost to people with AIDS and other life-challenging illnesses throughout the metro area. Due to the impacts of the COVID 19 crisis, volunteers are critically needed.
Kitchen Prep – Grab your apron and help out in the kitchen preparing meals! Food and Friends provides fresh meals and groceries at no cost to people with AIDS and other life-challenging illnesses throughout the metro area. Due to the impacts of the COVID 19 crisis, volunteers are critically needed. Volunteers will chop, slice, bag, scoop, tie, and more! Shifts are available for 6-8 a.m. and 9-noon Mon-Sat and 1-3:30 p.m. and 5-8 p.m. Mon – Thurs. Orientation and background check required if volunteering outside a designated group of 4-6 people.
Groceries to Go – Due to the impacts of the COVID-19 crisis, volunteer need is extremely high. Volunteers will be bagging groceries for the Groceries to Go! program. Food and Friends provide fresh meals and groceries at no cost to people with AIDS and other life-challenging illnesses throughout the metro area.  Volunteer according to your availability. Daily volunteering is NOT required. Shifts are available for 6-8 a.m. and  9-noon Mon-Sat and 1-3:30 p.m. and 5-8 p.m. Mon – Thurs.  Orientation and background check required if volunteering outside a designated group of 4-6 people. “Express interest” and you will receive an email with further instructions on how to get involved in this rewarding volunteer opportunity.
Meal Delivery – Programmatically, delivery is our highest need and also allows volunteers to assist without having to be in such close proximity to others. Delivery volunteers will pick up at 15-minute intervals and collect the food outside under the red awning. You will need to use your own vehicle and will be given 3-8 stops which can take between 1/5 and 3 hours to complete. The deliveries are contactless.

Food for Neighbors
Location: Reston
Agency Contact: Renee Maxwell
Donation Needs: Food for Neighbors addresses food insecurity experienced by teens in 21 NOVA middle and high schools. During COVID, the need is even greater. Where currently available, the nonprofit is purchasing food to package and distribute as weekend food bags, and it is also providing grocery gift cards. Monetary donations can be made at: https://www.foodforneighbors.org/donate/.

Food for Others
Location: Fairfax
Agency Contact: Nikki Clifford
Donation Needs: Due to COVID-19 Food for Others has seen an increased need for food for many of our neighbors.  Click to view the most needed items to donate.

Good360
Location: Alexandria
Agency Contact: Janet Thompson
Volunteer Needs: Hope Ambassadors – Support the Good360 operations team with critical phone call information campaigns supporting our network of impactful nonprofit organizations across the country. Click to learn more.

Good Shepherd Housing (GSH)
Location: Alexandria
Agency Contact: Candice Bennett
Donation Needs: Due to COVID-19, residents are experiencing an increase in families needing assistance with covering housing costs. To help Good Shepherd Housing meet this great need, please consider donating – click here.

Groveton Baptist Church Clothes Closet
Location: Alexandria
Donation Needs: As a result of COVID-19, there’s an increase in the need for emergency food. Donations are needed for Emergency Food Bags.  Click to learn more.

HealthWorks for Northern Virginia
Location: Herndon
cjameson@hwnova.org
Donation Needs: During COVID-19, HealthWorks for Northern Virginia financial donations are need to support the services they provide in the community, click here to learn more.

Herndon Cares
Volunteer/Donation Needs: The First Baptist Church of Herndon, in concert with other Herndon/Reston congregations, is leading the HERNDON CARES campaign to order take out dinners from favorite local restaurants to provide to those in the community who are feeling the financial strain during the COVID-19 pandemic. As over 1,000 people have requested meals, donations are very much appreciated. Click here to learn more.

Herndon-Reston FISH, Inc.
Location: Herndon
Agency Contact: Mary Saunders
Donation Needs: Herndon-Reston FISH provides emergency financial assistance to neighbors in great need. During the COVID-19 pandemic, monetary donations are needed significantly more. These donations cover rent, utilities, medical prescriptions, and other critical needs in for those in need in the Herndon-Reston area. Donations can be made online at www.herndonrestonfish.org/donate or you can mail a check to Herndon-Reston FISH 1141 Elden Street, Suite 200, Herndon, VA 20170.

House of Mercy
Location: Manassas
Agency Contact: Sophia Crooks
Donation Needs: As a result of the need created from the COVID-19 pandemic, the House of Mercy is in critical need of food staples. To find out the exact location and hours for drop off as well as the most critically needed items click here.

Humane Society of Fairfax County Inc.
Agency Contact: Gina Lynch
Donation Needs: Families in need include our four-legged family members, too. Pet food is needed to help families in need to feed their pets. This will help keep these pets out of the local shelter and not break the hearts of families feeling there is no other choice than to give them up. Dry and moist food is needed for cats and dogs.  Click to learn more.

The Koinonia Foundation, Inc
Location: Alexandria
Agency Contact: Judy Davis
Donation Needs: The Koinonia Foundation in the Franconia area of Springfield is in critical need of these nonperishable items to serve those in need, particularly due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Click here to find a list of needed items. Drop-offs can be made at the back of the building located at 6037 Franconia Rd, Alexandria, VA 22310 Monetary donations and gift cards can be mailed to that address or made electronically through koinoniacares.org.

Lewinsville Retirement Residence
Location: McLean
Agency Contact: Julia Lleva
Volunteer Needs: Grocery and Supply Pick Up for Seniors – Click here to learn more about this opportunity.

LINK, Inc.
Location: Herndon, Ashburn, and Sterling
Agency Contact: Lisa Lombardozzi
Volunteer Needs: Food Pick Up & Delivery Volunteers – Click here to learn more about this opportunity.
Donation Needs: soap, shampoo, toothpaste, and nonperishable foods. Items can be dropped off at Herndon United Methodist Church (701 Bennett St., Herndon) – there is a container in the front of the church to place donations inside.

Lorton Community Action Center (LCAC)
Agency Contact: Erin
Donation Needs: During COVID-19, Lorton Community Action Center has multiple needed donations. Click here to find an updated list of all the items needed. You can also make a donation via their Amazon wish list. Donations can be dropped off Mon/Tues/Thurs before 3 pm. Financial gifts, which can be made on their website, help to purchase food, or meet financial assistance needs for families and seniors impacted at this time.

Martha’s Table
Location: Washington
Agency Contact: D’Mario Hill
Volunteer Needs: During COVID-19, Martha’s Table has been designated as an essential service. Food needs have quadrupled during the pandemic, so the volunteer needs remain and are even greater. 50 volunteers are needed daily to bag groceries and provide food order support. Program and opportunities have been adjusted to reflect health guidelines. There is no community interaction but lots of behind the scenes fun and engagement. Click here to learn more about this opportunity.

McLean Bible Church
Location: Vienna
Agency Contact: Roxy Hockensmith
In response to COVID-19, McLean Bible Church has partnered with and become a major food collection and distribution center with the Capital Area Food Bank.
Volunteer Needs: Volunteers are needed in two-hour shifts, to bag produce or pack food boxes of nonperishables that are distributed to communities in need all throughout DC, MD & NOVA. Drivers for large trucks (similar to the larger UHAUL trucks) are also needed. Click here to learn more about this opportunity.
Donation Needs: Click here for a list of donated goods needed for the food bank. Agency Contact for donations is Lauren Brogdon

MK9s Service Dogs
Location: Vienna
Agency Contact: Michele Khol or 703-336-3618
Volunteer Need: Canine Mentor – Click here to learn more about this opportunity.

Mount Vernon At Home
Agency Contact: Dave Prescott
Volunteer Need: Mount Vernon at Home is a nonprofit in Mount Vernon and Alexandria region serving senior citizens. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, seniors are a high at-risk group. As a result, help is needing getting them to and from medical appointments. Mount Vernon at Home can help with providing available sanitizing products and can reimburse for mileage. Safety measures will be in place to protect you and the senior while driving. Masks must be worn at all times. A background check is required. Click here to learn more about this opportunity.

New Hope Housing (NHH)
Location: Falls Church & Ft. Belvoir
Agency Contact: Sami Smyth
Volunteer/Donation Needs:
• Sandwich/Lunch Making – Click here to learn more about this opportunity.
• Shelter Home Cooking Hero – Click here to learn more about this opportunity.

Northern Virginia Dental Clinic, Inc.
Location: Falls Church
Agency Contact: Tom Wilson
Volunteer Needs: Dentists and dental hygienists are needed in a volunteer capacity to help those in need with emergency, critical dental care. These are individuals who do not have dental insurance and place within the poverty level in our area. Locations in Fairfax and Sterling. Must have a current Virginia Dental License, background, and professional check required.

Northern Virginia Family Service (NVFS)
Location: Northern Virginia
Agency Contact: Karen Horowitz
Volunteer Need:
• DIY Masks for Essential NVFS Staff – Click here to learn more about this opportunity.
• SERVE Campus’ Hunger Resource Center (Manassas) -Volunteers assist with unloading and weighing in donated food. Must be at least 16 years old and able to lift up to 30lbs.  Weekday shifts are available morning, afternoon and evenings. If interested please contact Navara Cannon.
Donation Needs: Click here for information about how to drop off donations.
• Diapers and wipes • Shelf-stable canned goods • Household Cleaning supplies (Clorox wipes, Lysol, rubbing alcohol) • Antibacterial soap • Grocery Gift Cards • Also needed: canned meats and fish, hot and cold cereal, cooking oil, boxed mac n cheese, pasta sauce, canned vegetables, canned fruit, canned and dry soup, canned and dry beans & canned pasta meals, low sodium items, gluten-free items.

NOVA ScriptsCentral, Inc.
Location: Falls Church
Agency Contact: Donney John
Donation Needs:  Help NOVA Scripts Central help the neediest in the area secure important prescriptions. Click to learn more.

Pathway Homes
Location: Fairfax
Agency Contact: Caroline Moyer
Donation Needs: Pathway Homes is seeking COVID-19 masks to ensure the safety of those they serve and their essential workers. Pathway Homes provides housing and/or supportive services to over 1200 people who have experienced homelessness and mental illness. If you are sewing Coronavirus masks for those in need, Pathway Homes would like to be considered for a donation. For more information: www.pathwayhomes.org/pathway-homes-covid-1 or email events@pathwayhomes.org.

Quantom Studios Institute for Technology
Agency Contact: Phyllis Lacy
Volunteer Need: Volunteers needed to help a technology organization flourish. Having been limited in operation due to COVID-19, this technology organization needs you! Volunteers are sought to assist with accounting (Quick Books) or teaching some of their online classes. Must be 25 or over. Click to learn more.

Rising Hope United Methodist Church
Location: Alexandria
Agency Contact: Venisa McCormick or (703) 360-1976
Donation Needs: Rising Hope United Methodist Church urgently needs nonperishable food to provide to those in need through their food pantry.  Critically needed goods include: canned meats, pasta sauce, pasta, beans, rice, canned vegetables, peanut butter, jelly, and canned fruit. Donations can be dropped off in the rear of the building.

Salvation Army Fairfax
Location: Fairfax
Agency Contact: Angela Soriano
Donation Needs: Care Package Creation – The Salvation Army Fairfax is collecting items for seniors and others in vulnerable populations. You can help by creating care packages from the security of your own home and safely dropping them off at our location. Click here to learn more about this opportunity. You may also donate online: www.salvationarmynca.org/covid19

Second Story
Location: Vienna
Agency Contact: Christine Bartell
Donation Needs: Second Story, an organization that assists at-risk youth, is in need of $10- $20 gift cards from area restaurants, Walmart, Target, and grocery stores. Also needed shelf-stable food, hand sanitizer, toilet paper, and size 5 & 6 packages of diapers. Click here for information about how to drop off donations.

Share Inc.
Location: Mclean
Agency Contact: Randy Glantz
Donation Needs: Accepts perishable and non-perishable food donations. Donated items are distributed to families and individuals in need. Click here for information about specific items needed.

Shelter House, Inc.
Location: Patrick Henry Family Shelter (Falls Church) & Katherine Hanley Family Shelter (Fairfax)
Agency Contact: Nurjan Ahmedova
Volunteer Needs: Meal to Go and Activity Kit Making – Do you have a little extra time on your hand and want to help those in need? Click here to learn more about this opportunity.
Donation Needs:
The Katherine Hanley & Patrick Henry Family Shelters are in great need of supplies to care for their guests residing in the shelters. Click to learn more about how you can help.

Shoestring Theatre Company
Agency Contact: Amelia Townsend
Volunteer Needs: The Shoestring Theatre Company is seeking volunteers to assist with social media support and researching virtual projects, from the comfort of your own home.  Click to learn more.

Teens United
Agency Contact: Ewa Malik
Volunteer Needs: Teens United is a nonprofit organization run by Teens who are passionate about serving their local communities in the time of crisis. Teens United volunteers provide contact-less and free delivery of groceries, medicine and other essential items to our senior citizens and frontline workers during time of crisis, a natural disaster, or a pandemic. Click to learn more about the positions they are seeking to fill: volunteer drivers, a Finance Director and members of their Fundraising Team.

The Arc of Northern Virginia
Location: Falls Church
Agency Contact: Rikki Epstein
Donation Needs: The Arc of Northern Virginia requests financial donations to sustain critical work supporting people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. Please use this link to make your donation today.

The Children Science Center
Agency Contact: Kara Pascale
Donation Need: Due to COVID, The Children’s Science Center Lab remains closed. They are using the Lab as a production studio to deliver their mission virtually with online STEM enrichment programs, field trips, parties and other events. To carry out these efforts, they are in need of webcams that are less than one year old and storage containers (like Sterilite, Rubbermaid, etc.) and shelf organizers. Donations may be dropped off at the lab at Fair Oaks Mall. Contact Lab Staff to coordinate your donation.

Tree of Life Ministries
Location: Purcellville
Agency Contact: Dell Nunaley
Volunteer Needs: Food Pantry Volunteers – Click here to learn more about this opportunity.
Donation Needs: Cooking Oil, Canned Meats & Fruit, Sugar, Flour, and Pasta Sauce. For regular listings in real-time, go to www.tolministries.org.

United Community
Location: Alexandria
Agency Contact: Deborah Halla
Donation Needs: Support their Coronavirus Emergency Response Fund, dedicated to helping this unprecedented need. Click to join United Community to support our vulnerable neighbors with your gift of fulfillment and hope.

Vienna Arts Society
Agency Contact: Mary Ellen Larkins
Donation Need: With the Vienna Arts Society closed and exhibits are closed, no income is coming in.  We have monthly bills of over $3,200.  If you love the arts and would like to support Vienna Arts Society, we welcome any donation.  We brought you the wonderful painted benches last year.  This year we are working on the Art of Kindness.  Please check out our website www.viennaartssociety.org.

Volunteer Fairfax
Location: Fairfax County
Agency Contact: Tejas Patel
Volunteer Needs:
• Volunteer Emergency Team (VET) Leaders – be a part of a group that assists in an emergency by organizing and deploying volunteers to support the needs in the community. Click here to learn more about this opportunity.
• Handmade Masks and Mask Holders – Volunteers are needed to sew masks and 3-D mask holders for our nonprofit organizations in need. Click here to learn more about this opportunity.
Donation Needs: Just like you, Volunteer Fairfax is committed to helping our community heal, recover, and rebuild from this turbulent time. To address the work that needs to be done, we are launching United As One, our end-of-year giving campaign. With you by our side, Volunteer Fairfax can carry out our critical mission to mobilize volunteers and resources for growing community demands. We can accomplish more when we are #UnitedAsOne. Thank you! Click to donate now.

Volunteer Solutions
Agency Contact: Volunteer Coordinator
Location: Fairfax County
Volunteer Need: Particularly during COVID-19: Do you want to be part of a meaningful 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 lunch or dinner hours, 2-3 days per week, to assist participants with heating up their food and to provide meal time companionship. Click to learn more.

Volunteers of America Chesapeake
Contact: Christle Baker-Gill
Location: Metro DC Area
Donation Needs: With winter here and no clear end in sight for this pandemic, the families supported by Volunteers of America Chesapeake need support now more than ever. These families are low income, single parent households, veterans in need, those who were homeless or facing homelessness at one time, and those in need of supportive services. Click to learn more.

Western Fairfax Christian Ministries (WFCM)
Location: Chantilly
Donation Needs: Donate online or by ordering and shipping food items to our office using our Amazon Wish List as a guide which is set up for single-serve items for kids to eat while schools are closed.

Women Giving Back (A HomeAid Northern Virginia Program)
Location: Sterling
Agency Contact: Julia Michels
Volunteer Need: The WGB Store is filled with donated clothing, accessories, shoes and more, for both women and children. Their clients are qualified by their case managers, and are most typically living in shelters or part of a transitional program in and around the Greater Washington DC area. Volunteers provide personal service and uplifting interaction in a unique boutique-like atmosphere and sort, hang, and box clothes, arrange the boutique, and assist clients while they pick out clothing and accessories. Click to learn more.
Donation Needs: Monetary donations help this organization stay open and serve those in need, click to donate now. In-kind needs are non-perishable food, drink and snack items, microwavable lunches and dinners, baby food and formula (Similac), diapers – all sizes (newborn – 7), diaper wipes, toiletries, paper towels, feminine hygiene supplies, you can also have items sent using the Amazon Wish List.


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