Get Involved and Make an Impact in your Community
Volunteer Alexandria will help you to get engaged and be a changemaker in Alexandria. Find out how your company/business can contribute to social change through volunteerism. Below are a variety of standing programs and events that may fit your goals and needs.
Contact us to discuss other innovated ways to be engaged from skills-based to pro-bono services or a hands-on one day project.
Current programs and events include:
BUSINESS CONNECTIONS/CORPORATE ACTIVATION - We enable businesses to meet pressing needs in our communities while strengthening their own businesses by engaging their employees and customers in community service. Furthermore, we will help you to shape your program and formalize your goals and mission. Business Connection is a fee-for-service program that offers customized employee engagement opportunities at locations throughout Alexandria. We are the "wedding planer to your wedding". Read more details.
Board Placement - We assist employees interested in being placed on a nonprofit board, by interviewing them, providing them options according to their interests and skills, as well as provide information about what to consider before coming a board member and what to look for in a nonprofit organization. Email Marion Brunken to learn more.
Spring for Alexandria (SFA) – In collaboration with the City of Alexandria and year-long partner SunTrust Foudation, this event brings together businesses, nonprofits, government agencies, and neighbors to honor Alexandria’s proud philanthropic tradition and ensure it continues to thrive. In the past 10 years, more than $530,000 were contributed in volunteer work.
As part of SFA, we host the Business Philanthropy Summit that honors corporate philanthropy at a breakfast event where businesses, nonprofits and community leaders come together since 1998 to talk about philanthropy in Alexandria. Previous keynote speakers include Colin Powell, Billy Shore, Carly Fiorina, Rep. Don Beyer., U.S. Secretary of Veteran Affairs Bob McDonald, and David Gardner-the Motley Fool. This is a great networking event that will inspire you to be part of making change happen in Alexandria. Read more details and what people say about the event. In 2017, more than 250 attended, featuring David Gardner, the Motley Fool.
The Community Service Days are a city-wide volunteer days matching nonprofit needs with volunteers who donate their time and talent. It is a great way to get to know your friends, business colleagues and peers, while helping our community. Hundreds of volunteers paint, landscape, build bookshelves, deliver meals, and much more. Projects run from April-June.
Emergency Preparedness - Volunteer Alexandria is the lead nonprofit agency for the recruitment, training, and management of spontaneous un-affiliated volunteers during an emergency. We also help businesses to create a Continuity of Operations Plan and train staff to be ready in an emergency. For more details, e-mail the Emergency Preparedness Manager. Read more on Emergency Prepardeness for Businesses.
Business Connections Partners include:
Advocates for Alex Aquatics
Aging and Adult Services
Alexandria Economic Development Partnership
Alexandria Regional Council of the United Way
Alexandria Sheriff's Office
Andrews Federal Credit Union
Association Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
Caudron-Megary-Blackburn Investments of Wells Fargo Advisors
City of Alexandria
CommonwealthOne Federal Credit Union
Commonwealth Attorney’s Office
Crowne Plaza | Holiday Inn Old Town
Halt Buzas & Powell Ltd.
Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants
Major League Baseball
National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
Parole & Public Defender’s Office
Port City Brewing Company
Post 24 American Legion
Renner and Company, CPA
Restoration City Church
SunTrust Private Wealth
The McCormick Group
The Westin Alexandria
Tri-COR Industries, INC
West End Business Association