Welcome Nonpofit Organizations and Schools!
Volunteer Alexandria is commiteed to support your programs and services by promoting your volunteer needs and providing you with a volunter registration and tracking system. In addition, we provide workshops for volunteer engagement professionals and anyone working with volunteers on best practices and new trends.
Please view the new HandsOn Connect volunteer database User Guide for non-profit partners.
Volunteer Recruitment and Tracking
Our database has numerous benefits to your agency:
- No more spreadsheets needed! One database for all volunteers and all activities to keep track of your volunteers and hours
- Online registration for volunteers
- The system does the matching for you
- Postings are customizable with additional links or attachments
- Groups can easily sign up
- Consolidated reporting features
- Print check in sheets for volunteer opportunities
- Our database is connected to national databases and to “All for Good” – additional recognition, and
- It is FREE for you
To get started using our database (HandsOn Connect national database of volunteer opportunities), log into your account through the blue login icon in the upper right hand corner of this page if your organization is already registered. If not, create an account, and start posting volunteer opportunities. Volunteers in your area search for listings by keyword and zipcode. It is free and provides you with an opportunity to promote your needs!
Log in your account through the blue login icon in the upper right hand corner of this page to update your profile and add or update volunteer listings. Use the "Forgot Password" link if you no longer have your login information.
If you are unsure whether or not you have access to your organizations page or if you are unsure if your organization has a page, please e-mail us and we will check our records. We recommend that your organization has only one active page. We do not have access to passwords, but can reset it for your e-mail if needed.
For best results with your volunteer listing:
- Keep opportunity listings updated
- keep opportunity descriptions short and to-the-point - list 3 key skills and 3 key responsibilities
- Update your organization's contact information and opportunity coordinator
Be sure to point out benefits and experience to be gained by the volunteer in this position, skills that a volunteer can contribute or learn as well as skills needed to fulfill the positon. Include information about the amount of time a volunteer can expect to spend - per week, per month &/or the duration of the opportunity.
Need a Group of Volunteers? Participate in Spring for Alexandria's Community Service Day. This annual volunteer day is hosted by Volunteer Alexandria in partnership with the City of Alexandria that engages 600 volunteers. Projects will include maintaining the city’s pools and cemeteries, brighten up activity and multipurpose rooms with a fresh coat of paint, collect and sort food, build a school garden, paint a mural, and much more.
This is the time YOU can get extra help to get things done AND expand your pool of volunteers. Don’t be shy and ask for anything. We will conduct a site visit to assist creating a great project for volunteers. Please complete the online Community Service Day form.
Need some help in working with groups? Call us and we will assist you so YOU can assist in coordinating a project for your agency for the group. E-mail Marion.
Need a group of volunteers for ANY tasks year-round? E-mail Marion
We will assist you in recruiting and managing volunteers for events or projects.
We also encourage you to nominate your volunteer stars - individual and businesses, who provide outstanding service to your organization. Nomination forms are available to your left. Taking the time to recognize your volunteers is important. Integrating thoughful recognition in your program makes volunteers feel rewarded, valued and positive about your volunteer program. Recognition by and in front of peers, professional associates, friends and/or community neighbors is the most meaningful kind of recognition (Bruny, 1981). Meaningful recognition leads to increased satisfaction, which leads to increased volunteer retention. Volunteer Alexandria offers a venue for you to highlight your stars.
Recognize your star volunteers by nominating them for an award at the Volunteers are the Heart of Alexandria volunteer recognition event.
Marian Van Landingham Lifetime Achievement Award Form
Joan White Grassroots Volunteer Service Award Form
Youth Volunteer Service Award Form
Emergency Prepardness Volunteer Service Award Form
Volunteer Service Recognition - Hours
RSVP Award Form