COVID-19 - Care for Community

Volunteers are still needed and please read this before you register. Volunteer Alexandria is committed to taking every precaution to ensure the health and wellbeing of our volunteers. We follow the guidelines form the CDC and the Alexandria Health Department. As of now, excluded are volunteers who are at high risk of severe disease (or who have someone in their household who is high risk); this includes persons who are age >65; have underlying heart disease or lung disease, diabetes, liver disease; are immunocompromised, on dialysis, or have severe obesity with BMI > 40.  If you experience the most common symptoms (coughing, fever of over 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit and shortness of breath) call your health care provider before visiting to discuss whether you should come in for an exam. Again, please review the Volunteer Guidelines

If you are healthy and ready to volunteer, please take measures and bring your own sanitizer, wipes, and keep distance from other people. Volunteers must wear a cloth face cover and gloves to any project. Click HERE for details how to make a mask. 

Thank you to everyone who has given time and/or money to support us. We couldn't do what we do without you! We collected a few stories about our wonderful volunteers - thanks to Nancy from HEARD. Click here to read them. 

CURRENT NEEDS:

Check out the in-kind needs. 

I can be a Ready-to-Go Volunteer - Register HERE. Ready-to-go volunteers will be alerted as needed to fill in where needed. 

Washington Street UMC, ALIVE!, ARHA, Royal Restaurant, Charles Houston Recreation Center, and Volunteer Alexandria have partnered to offer meals/groceries for the residents in the area of the Charles Houston Recreation Center. Volunteers are needed to help with set up, meal/grocery distribution, and clean up on July 9th, 23rd - Register HERE

ALIVE! needs volunteers to help to prepare for mass food distributions in their warehouse. On Call Warehouse Workers - Register HERE. Grocery Bag Packers and Restockers - Register Here

ALIVE! is seeking volunteers to bag groceries for food-insecure households that have a COVID-19 positive patient. As the pandemic has taken its toll, the number of families who have tested positive has disproportionally affected low-income and poverty stricken families. Register online

ALIVE! is seeking volunteers to help Stuff the Bus July 10th to help prepare for their mass food distribution on Saturday, July 11th. Register HERE.

ALIVE! is hosting their Truck to Trunk event July 11th and is need of volunteers to help drive truck, translate, control traffic, and distribute food. Volunteers are needed at two locations:

John Adams ES

Cora Kelly ES

Drivers – Register HERE - Full

Drivers – Register HERE - Full

Food Distributors – Register HERE - Full

Food Distributors – Register HERE - Full

Traffic Flow Coordinators – Register HERE - Full

Traffic Flow Coordinators – Register HERE - Full

Translators – Register HERE

Translators – Register HERE - Full


Alexandria City School is distributing "Grab'n Go" meals to ensure our children have food. Volunteers are needed at every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday  to assist with verifying orders, counting food bags, bagging prepackaged food. All volunteers will go through a screening process at arrival at each site (screening locations will be provided after registration). Volunteers will need to provide a valid form of identification. Registration will close two days prior to the designated scheduled time. (Monday's shift registration will close the preceding Friday at 3pm; Wednesday's shift registration will close Monday at 9am; Friday's shift registration will close Wednesday at 9am) Please plan accordingly. If you know you can no longer attend, please give us a two-day noticeVolunteers are needed to distribute meals at Cora Kelly ES – Register HERE. - Full

Senior Services - Seeking volunteers to deliver meals to seniors on a weekly basis - Register online

Meade Memorial Episcopal Church is need of volunteers to help with their Saturday hot meal food distributions, computer lab instructors, donations, and volunteers to help with check in, etc. during their computer classes. Click HERE to find out more details. 


Casa Chirilagua - Needs volunteers on a weekly basis to help with food distribution, donation collections, organize/bag donations, and deliver food to families that are in need. For these volunteer opportunities click HERE.

Virtual and Home-based Opportunities:

Volunteer Alexandria - Seeking volunteers who know how to sew and can make masks. These masks will be distributed to people in need at local food distributions and to nonprofits' clients and participants - Register online

Arlington County's Department of Human Services - Seeking volunteer instructors and interns to co-teach ONLINE Basic Computers, Microsoft Office Specialist, and CompTIA ITF+ classes - Register online

RAISE - Needs volunteers with parenting experience and/or a background in parenting education/counselling to support their Parent Support Text Line - Register online. 

Wright to Read - Seeking volunteers to help tutor and mentor students. Register online.

Catholic Charities Diocese of Arlington - Volunteers are needed to make care packages for those in need. - Register online.

Catholic Charities Diocese of Arlington – Seeking volunteers to make masks - Register online.

Computer C.O.R.E - Volunteers are needed to teach computer skills to students (age 18+) virtually - Register online

Computer C.O.R.E - Seeking a volunteer who can interpret sign language virtually. Register online

CRi (Choice. Respect. independence.) - Need volunteers to help sew home made masks. - Register online. In addition, CRi is seeking volunteers to help make sensory boards - Register online

Take a "Until Help Arrives" class to learn how to save lives. Classes are being offered on July 11th 9:00 AM - 1:00 PMRegister online.

Senior Services of Alexandria – Seeking volunteers to shop for and deliver groceries every other week to home-bound seniors who live within the City of Alexandria.  Register online

New Hope Housing - Needs volunteers to cook meals. If you cannot prepare the meals, please consider ordering catering from one of Alexandria’s local restaurants. Then drop meals off at New Hope Housing's Mondloch House shelter. Register online.

New Hope Housing – Needs volunteers to make sandwiches for homeless individuals. Sandwiches can be dropped off at Bailey's Shelter and Kennedy Shelter. Register online.

The Salvation Army - Needs people to create care packages at home for seniors and vulnerable populations. Register online.

American Red Cross Due to urgent need, additional appointment slots and expanded capacity have been added at many community blood drives to ensure ample opportunities for donors to give. Make an appointment by visiting RedCrossBlood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

Inova Health System is looking for individuals who have recovered from COVID-19 to donate plasma (colorless fluid part of blood) to help treat patients sick with COVID-19 disease. Please check to see if you meet the criteria and qualifications to be a donor.

Questions? Email Volunteer Alexandria or Courtney McEllen, Volunteer & Database Manager