New Volunteers - Register Here
Volunteers are urgently needed for Catholic Charities Mother of Mercy Free Medical Clinics. The clinic provides free, quality healthcare to low income individuals who are uninsured or under-insured. Volunteers are needed in a variety of roles:- Medical (primary care, specialists, nurses, pharmacists etc.)- Administrative (general office duties, volunteer coordination, front desk, etc.)- Interpreting (virtual and in-person)For a complete list of volunteer opportunities, you may review the positions listed for shift sign-ups (which are for approved/active volunteers only), but all NEW volunteers should register here by clicking the link below.Covid-19 safety guidelines are being strictly followed. Volunteers must be 18 years of age or older. Some volunteering can be done as your schedule permits, other roles require a regular, ongoing commitment. Shifts are typically 3-4 hours. An initial interview, brief training over Zoom, and completed paperwork including a background check are required for most positions before you can begin volunteering. Please note, we are unable to award service hours to fulfill court-ordered community service requirements.Thank you for your interest in supporting the Mother of Mercy Free Medical Clinics!
Contact Person: Volunteer Coordinator
Contact Phone: (703) 335-2779
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Food Warehouse Support
Help us fight food insecurity! Our Food distribution Hub in Manassas is in need of individuals to help recieve donations, pull orders, and provide overall assistance in the warehouse operations. Daily shifts are available Monday through Friday anytime between 10 am - 4:00 pm. Give back to your community and make a difference. We can accomodate small groups interested in recurring service on weekends or evenings.
Contact Person: Debra Beard
Contact Phone: (703) 479-2975
Naturalization Workshop Attorney Volunteers
Help eligible immigrants apply to become citizens! No foreign language skills or immigration experience required. This day-long workshop will walk applicants through the process of filling out the naturalization application. Attorney volunteers conduct individual legal review of applicant's cases, and are required to sign both the N-400 application and a G-28 Notice of Entry of Appearance. If you are unable to sign these forms, please request to volunteer as a non-attorney instead (link below). Mandatory training for first-time volunteers is provided at the first workshop attended. Click the link below to sign up to join our email distribution list. You will receive an email a few weeks out from each workshop with a call for volunteers, to which you can RSVP at that time if you'd like to attend.
Contact Person: Volunteer Manager
Contact Phone: (703) 851-6388
Law Student Intern - Alexandria/Remote
Hogar Immigrant Services' legal office seeks interns currently enrolled in law school. Interns will learn about a variety of immigration cases and will have the chance to draft documents, work with clients, research, and attend proceedings in immigration court. After submitting your volunteer application, please submit your resume, cover letter, and internship requirements to firstname.lastname@example.org. You will be contacted by our supervising attorney for an interview.Training covers:Background checkPrivacy Training
Attorney Office Volunteer
Help us reach out to immigrants around Nothern Virginia! Hogar Immigrant Services Legal Office serves clients with a variety of immigration legal services. Volunteer attorneys will assist with a variety of cases from naturalization to SIJS. Must be able to pass a background check, and be available at least one half day per week during office hours in Alexandria. Will be supervised by staff attorney.
Arts & Crafts Instructor
Tuesdays from 10:00 - 12:00 at St. Martin de Porres Senior Center. Creative and thrifty! Teach seniors how to make awesome Arts & Crafts projects on a budget. Our folks love everything from paper crafts, sewing projects, ceramics, and more! Must have a friendly personality, a love for seniors, and isn't afraid to use a glue gun!Training covers:Background checkAPS TrainingPrivacy Training
Contact Person: Maria Mellor
Contact Phone: (703) 751-2766
Calling all musicians, loving audience ready to hear you play at St. Martin de Porres Senior Center! Our seniors love music and can't wait to hear you play. We welcome piano players, acoustic guitarists, DJs spinning classic tunes, singers, violinist, and sometimes the occasional accordion. Basically anything that makes a pleasant sound! Fill the hearts of the old with cheerful song!Training covers:Background checkAPS TrainingPrivacy Training
Volunteer for the Day
Help with community building and preventing isolation at our Senior Center. Volunteer at St. Martin de Porres in Alexandria on a weekday. Help with a variety of social activities and make new friends with our wonderful seniors. Opportunity to make a difference in the life of a senior.
Computer Teachers - Manassas and Alexandria
Help your neighbors earn a Northstar Digital Literacy Certificate and CEUs from NOVA community college! This basic computer class is for intermediate and advanced English Language Learners who want to gain basic computer skills. The curriculum includes an introduction to the computer and computer parts, typing, Gmail and MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint). The ideal teacher will have some paid or voluntary teaching experience and demonstrate computer literacy. Classes will be held in our computer lab on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9AM - 12PM or 6:30PM-9:30PM. Teachers must commit to teach one class per week. Interested in teaching with your friend or spouse? Teaching pairs are encouraged to apply!
Contact Person: Chantal Skubic
ESL Instructor for Senior Citizens
Do you have experience or passion to help others learn English? Do you enjoy teaching the elderly? St. Martin de Porres Senior Center is looking for encouraging and patient teachers eager to teach ESL. No experience is necessary, training will be provided.Training covers:Background checkAPS TrainingPrivacy Training
Contact Person: Anne Coyne
Are you an active person looking to help others? St. Martin de Porres Senior Center is seeking volunteers to lead exercise programs for elderly. Professional Certification is desired but not necessary. Hours vary, please contact Maria Mellor for more details.Training covers:Background checkAPS TrainingPrivacy Training
Do you love the outdoors and enjoy working with your hands? St. Martin de Porres Senior Center is seeking garden volunteers to help maintain our garden. You'll help harvest, weed, water, and plant! No experience necessary!Training covers:Background check
Senior Center General Support Volunteer
Do you love working with the elderly? Come help improve the lives of senior citizens by leading activities, serving meals, and socializing! Hours vary, please contact Maria Mellor for more info.Training covers:Background checkAPS TrainingPrivacy Training
Senior Center Kitchen Helper
Help feed the elderly! St. Martin de Porres Senior Center seeks Kitchen Volunteers to help prepare daily continental breakfast and/or lunch! Food Safety Training will be provided. Please contact Maria Mellor for more information.Training covers:Background checkAPS TrainingPrivacy Training
Front Desk Receptionist for Senior Center
We are seeking friendly and outgoing individuals that like doing light administrative work to be our Front Desk Receptionist! You'll greet seniors and help them check-in for the day, while also recording activity stats and picking up phone calls. Please contact Maria Mellor for more info.Training covers:Background checkAPS TrainingPrivacy Training
Translator for Senior Center
Bilingual volunteers needed! St. Martin de Porres Senior Center is in need of volunteers to help translate calendars and provide live interpretation during guest speaker events. The senior center serves a diverse group of elder that come from over 30 different countries. Spanish, Chinese, Farsi, and Amharic are among the top languages in our senior center. Through translation services, you help prevent isolation and create more cross-cultural interaction.Training covers:Background checkAPS TrainingPrivacy Training
Volunteer Nurse or Nursing Student for Blood Pressure Checks
Are you a retired nurse wanting to help others or a nursing student looking for experience? St. Martin de Porres Senior Center is seeking volunteers to take blood pressures checks once a week. You'll conduct individual screenings for a very multicultural senior center! Great opportunity to use your nursing skills to help others!Training covers:Background checkAPS TrainingPrivacy Training
Senior Center - Participant Volunteers
This position is for Participants of St. Martin de Porres Senior Center that volunteer during the day. Volunteering includes helping in the kitchen, leading or assisting with activities or in the garden.ONLY APPLY IF YOU ARE A PARTICIPANT OF ST. MARTIN DE PORRES SENIOR CENTER.Training covers:Background checkAPS Training Privacy Training
Senior Center - Seasonal Student Volunteers
Students are you looking for an opportunity to help the elderly during your summer, winter, or spring break? This is a perfect way to get community service hours while helping other. Volunteer hours are flexible but must be done during operation hours. Operation Hours are Monday - Friday from 8:30 AM - 1:30 PM.Training covers:Background checkAPS Training Privacy Training
Senior Center - Student Groups
For student groups interested in volunteering with the elderly, please apply for this opening by contacting Maria Mellor. Our hours of operation are Monday - Friday from 8:30 AM - 1:30 PM, please make sure your students can come during our operation hours.Training covers:Background checkAPS Training
Senior Services - Catholic Eucharist or Catholic Mass
This position is for Catholic Priests or Deacons that would like to provide the elderly with Catholic Eucharist or Catholic Mass. This service opportunity is every Friday at 11:00 AM.
Contact Person: Luis Angel
Breakfast Volunteer at Senior Center
Give back to the elderly!Volunteers needed Monday - Friday from 8:00 - 10:30 am to help serve breakfast to the elderly. This job will include restocking breakfast supplies, refilling coffee & pastries, and heping seniors. Looking for volunteers that can volunteer at least once a week.Training covers:Background checkAPS Training Privacy TrainingIf you are interest please contact Maria Mellor directly at email@example.com or by phone at 703-751-2766.
Senior Center - Computer Teacher
Do you have experience or passion to help others learn Computers? Do you enjoy teaching the elderly? St. Martin de Porres Senior Center is looking for encouraging and patient teachers eager to teach computer lessons. No experience is necessary, training will be provided.Training covers:Background checkAPS TrainingPrivacy Training
Help our refugees find employment. Coaches from the professions - medicine, engineering, accounting, law - are especially needed! Work alongside MRS employment specialists to help refugee familes become self-sufficient. Help with resumes, cover letters, online job applications, coach our clients one-on-one! These volunteer opportunities may require:Background checkPrivacy and child protection training
Interpretation and Translation Assistant
Help our refugee families adjust to life in the US! If you are fluent in English as well as Arabic, Dari, Farsi, French, Amharic, Pashto, Urdu, Spanish, Swahili, Tigrigna or other language, we may be able to use your skill in assisting with translating various documents or helping families with interpretation. These volunteer opportunities may require:Background checkPrivacy and child protection training
Stockers - Loaves & Fishes Pantry, FRONT ROYAL, VA
Stocking shelves at a food pantry is perhaps one of the happiest volunteer opportunities we have, because it means abundance. Volunteers are needed especially on Wednesdays, both in the morning and the afternoon. But we receive a grocery delivery every afternoon that must be weighed and put away, so the opportunities for this happy task abound!
Contact Person: Jeanne Jackson
Contact Phone: (540) 252-4320
YOUTH Warehouse Volunteer
Earn your service hours, learn about food insecurity, and help feed the hungry! Join us by assisting with unloading, sorting and packing food. Parents must accompany youth. Parental consent required.
Transitional Assistance Program (TAP) Volunteer
Help those leaving the Loudoun Adult Detention Center (ADC) with immediate needs upon release -- housing, food, transportation, identification, etc. Coordinate with volunteers in jail for housing and mentorship opportunities for those soon-to-be-released. Offer prayerful support for our returning citizens!
Activities Assistant - Group Games!
Tues, Wed, Thurs afternoons from 12:30 - 1:30 pm at St. Martin de Porres Senior Center. Help lead fun and active group games for high functioning seniors! Our folks love to play indoor bowling, team shuffleboard, indoor miniature golf, and more! No experience necessary, must enjoy spending time with seniors and have an energetic and fun personality!Training covers:Background checkAPS TrainingPrivacy Training
English Tutor and Mentor/Children - Manassas
Help our refugee families. Work with children and teens to increase their English language skills and help with other homework/school needs. Can also serve as a mentor to help youth experience events and opportunities in the local community. Make a difference.Training covers:VIRTUSCPS TrainingBackground CheckPrivacy training
VA Refugee Student Achievement Project needs your help! As the VRSAP Assistant, you will support our staff in:*Orienting and enrolling new families to their local schools; assisting with paperwork*Monitoring academic progress of students*Maintaining regular communication with schools and parents*Encouraging refugee parents to play an active role in their childrens education*Maintaining refugee student database to track participationThis volunteer opportunity will require:Background checkPrivacy and child protection training
Companion for Older Refugees - Arlington
Help us support older refugees as they adjust to their new lives in the U.S. Some refugees have a basic knowledge of English, but need to build their confidence, conversation skills and comfort with navigating life in the U.S. Time commitment is flexible.
Companion for Older Refugees - Fredericksburg
Companion for Older Refugees - Manassas
Daytime drivers needed! While driving a client to a daytime appointment you have the opportunity to help the client feel welcome in the community. Help provide cultural orientation, talk about life in Northern Virginia, explain American holidays, practice mock job interviews, sing songs with the kids, etc while driving to appointments. Half-day commitment, once a week. May drive personal vehicle or agency vehicle. Driving authorization required. Valid Driver's License necessary.This opportunity will require:Background checkPrivacy and child protection trainingDMV Record Review
Conversation Partner - Arlington
Many of our clients are at-home moms who can be isolated and have difficulty accessing English classes. Volunteers meet once a week for an hour or two during the day. Start with beginning English and help her feel comfortable in her new community. Many of thse clients live in the Alexandria City, Manassas, and Woodbridge areas. Prefer six-month commitment.
Conversation Partner - Manassas
Many of our clients are at-home moms who can be isolated and have difficulty accessing English classes. Volunteer meets once a week for an hour or two during the day. Start with beginning English and help the client feel comfortable in their new community. Prefer six-month commitment.
Donation Management- Arlington
We often need to organize our donations and make them ready to distribute to our refugee clients. If you can only help every now and then, this might be the position for you! And groups could get together for a morning or afternoon of sorting and organizing. We also need strong backs to help with pickup of donated furniture and need someone on an occasional Saturday morning in our Manassas warehouse. Schedules are based on your availability. These volunteer opportunities may require:Background checkPrivacy training
Donation Management- Manassas
We often need to organize our donations and make them ready to distribute to our refugee clients. If you can only help every now and then, this might be the position for you!We also need strong backs to help with picking up of donated furniture. Schedules are based on your availability. These volunteer opportunities may require:Background checkPrivacy training
Special Events Volunteer
Periodically, MRS plans fun events for our refugee familes requiring assistance with planning and implementation. Opportunities could include chaperoning at a pro-soccer game, a field trip to a country farm, our end-of-the-year student banquet, or the annual celebration of World Refugee Day. These events require only a short-term commitment. Check to see what is coming up soon! These volunteer opportunities may require:Background checkPrivacy and child protection training
Weekend Food Drive Clerks
Food Drives are a great day for youth and families to help support the warehouse in getting food in and out for those in need! Help us in receiving food donations by unloading, weighing and sorting food bags. Families welcome, children ages 12 and older please. Parents, please plan to accompany your children for youth service. *Due to Covid, we have a limited number of shifts. If you are unable to register, the shift is full. Please try another date. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
Welcome Home Re-Entry Mentor
Serve as a role model and guide for a formerly incarcerated/recently released who is in the Diocese of Arlington in order to help the ex-offender successfully return to society, avoid behavior which will result in repeat incarceration, and provide spiritual support and connect them with a faith community.TRAINING: Initial pre-service training provided by CCDA required. Additional in-service training is provided on an ongoing basis.-Background Check, Privacy Training, Mentoring Training provided.TIME COMMITMENT: 1. Attend volunteer pre-service training (7.5 hours) and ongoing in-service trainings.2. At least four hours a month for six months for volunteer assignment.3. Fifteen minutes per month to submit a progress report.
Contact Phone: (703) 224-1478
Mobile Response Van Volunteer
Help us go out into the community to reach those who are homeless or in great need. Volunteers will greet our brothers and sisters and provide encouragement, supplies and information and referral to services. Also needed are volunteers to help drive our Mobile Response Center Van throughout the Diocese to various communities Monday through Friday shifts, one week per month.Training covers:Background checkDMV Record Review
Contact Person: Tony Cannava
Contact Phone: (703) 479-2975 x107
VRSAP Tutor/Mentor/Trainer - Mary Washington (2.0)
This opportunity will require: Child Protective Services trainingCleared driving record (if driving clients)
GED Instructors - Virtual
Help your immigrant and refugee neighbors earn their GEDs! Math and English GED instructors are needed in Manassas. Classes will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9AM-12PM or from 6:30PM-9:30PM. The ideal candidate will have some background in teaching (volunteer or paid) and commit to one class per week for the whole semester. You will receive ample curriculum, resources, training, professional development, and additional support from Hogar staff throughout the semester. Do you know someone who would want to teach as well? Co-teachers are strongly encouraged to apply!
Citizenship Teachers - Vienna
Help your neighbors study for and pass their citizenship interview and test! Classes are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7-8:00pm. Teachers are only asked to teach one class period per week. We allow teaching in pairs for those who wish to teach with a friend or spouse. No experience or foreign language ability necessary and all materials and training provided! For more information about the St. Mark Citizenship program, please contact the St. Mark Volunteer Coordinator, StMarksESL@gmail.com or call 703- 980- 9380. Please do not complete the online application. Thank you for your interest.
Contact Person: St. Mark Volunteer Coordinator
Contact Phone: (703) 980-9380
ESOL Teachers - Vienna
Give your neighbors the gift of English! ESOL (English for Speakers of other Languages) teachers needed in Vienna.Classes are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8pm - 9:30pm. Teachers are only asked to teach one class period per week. We encourage teaching in pairs for those who wish to teach with a friend or spouse. No experience or foreign language ability necessary and all materials and training provided! For more information and about the St. Mark ESOL program, please contact the St. Mark Volunteer Coordinator- StMarksESL@gmail.com or call 703- 980- 9380. Please do not complete the online application. Thank you for your interest.
Program Coordinator for the Welcome Home Re-entry Program
Work with staff and other volunteers to support those leaving jail. We provide our returning citizens with housing and mentoring in an effort to prevent them going back to jail and to successfully re-intergate into the community. This is an emerging program. We need help working with the jails to place and accept new clients and match with interns; to coordinate communication and training with the mentors and to conduct awareness events so the community can learn about the challenges of being incarcerated and then getting back on their feet. Serve those who without us, would have no one.