Volunteer Opportunities in Alexandria

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Categories Department Volunteer Job Title Volunteer Job Description Contact Person
Environment, Opportunities for Families, Opportunities for Teens, Opportunities for Groups Transportation & Environmental Services

Adopt-a-Block Litter Program Volunteer

The City of Alexandria City Council approved the Adopt-A-Block Litter Program to promote partnerships between the City and Alexandria residents to maintain litter free neighborhoods and streets. The City's Adopt-A-Block program is modeled after the Virginia Adopt-A-Block Highway Program introduced in 1988 by the Virginia Department of Transportation to "Keep Virginia Beautiful". 

See Adopt-a-Block Litter Program for more information.

History, archaeology, research, museums Historic Alexandria

Historic Alexandria volunteer

Work with the City's museums and historic sites. Study artifacts, conduct museum tours, use your computer skills, tabulate research findings – these are only a few of the dozens of ways to contribute your time, talents and energy. 

See Volunteering with OHA for more information and volunteer applications.

Teen Pregnancy, Youth Development, Work Group, Action Plan Community and Human Services

Workgroup Participant with the Alexandria Campaign on Adolescent Pregnancy (Work groups: Youth Development, Schools, Latino Outreach, Advocacy, and Communications)

Participate in one of ACAP's workgroups to help implement the action plan.
Lisette Torres 
Teen Pregnancy, Youth Development, Leadership Council Community and Human Services

Leadership  Council Member with the Alexandria Campaign on Adolescent Pregnancy (ACAP)

Serve as a member of the ACAP Leadership Council and to help lead ACAP and its initiatives.

Lisette Torres

Volunteer Application

Literacy and Public Safety Sheriff's Office

Sheriff's Office Volunteer

Volunteers provide educational, faith-based, life skills and rehabilitative services to inmates at the William G. Truesdale Adult Detention Center. Volunteers must be undergo background checks. More info.
LaTanya Ervin
Victim Services Community and Human Services Shelter Supervisor
Primary responsibilities include answering the crisis hotline and supporting women and children residing at the safe house. Volunteers are needed weekends, holidays and daytime weekdays, and must complete 40 hours of training to become a Shelter Supervisor.
Sandra Fonseca
Victim Services Sexual Assault Center Hotline Volunteer Advocate

Volunteers provide crisis intervention, advocacy, information, and emotional support for sexual assault survivors. They meet with survivors at the hospital to offer support, information and advocacy immediately following a sexual assault. They also answer our 24/7 hotline.

Requirements: 21 years or older, have reliable transportation to INOVA Fairfax hospital (not metro accessible), commit to two 12-hour on-call shifts per month, attend the 40-hour initial volunteer training plus 12 hours of shadow shift, ability to work with numerous community response teams, ability to work calmly and independently, maintain confidentiality  and background Check is required.
Lydia. Guirguis 
Public Safety Fire Volunteer Firefighter Provide Administrative and Operational Fire/EMS duties Byron Andrews
Public Safety Emergency Management Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Provide administrative and operational support. Members can help with Exercises, Special Events, Emergency scenarios (i.e., light search and rescue, damage assessment)   Ray Whatley
Environment, Opportunities for Families, Opportunities for Teens, Opportunities for Groups Transportation & Environmental Services Storm Drain Marking Help prevent water pollution by marking storm drains in Alexandria! Water that flows into storm drains is not treated and flows directly to our streams. Help get the message out to the community and prevent illegal dumping into storm drains. This is a great volunteer opportunity for groups. Volunteers will install several plastic storm drain markers on storm inlets along the roads throughout the City. Volunteers will be working outside.

TES Stormwater

Volunteer Application

Literacy and Language Library Library Volunteer Library volunteers assist with a number of tasks that enhance the Library's ability to provide quality services to the public. While this position does not allow for direct customer services, volunteers assist with essential Library processes.

Samantha Palmieri