Due to COVID-19, SERVE-a-thon will be revamped into virtual engagement opportunities. Stay tuned for details.

You can still donate to the Emergency Response Fund HERE


Volunteerism is a powerful force for solving community problems, a creative use of human resources and essential for a healthy, productive and engaged society.  

The SERVE-a-thon is a service event where hundreds of volunteers come together as individuals and teams to complete 20+ service projects for nonprofits across the City. From building vegetable gardens to alleviate food insecurity, to sorting food at a food bank, to landscaping a shelter, every hour contributed on this day improves the lives of Alexandrians.

Interested in participating in 2020? Register online TODAY! "Hard work, great comradery and team spirit. Great hosts. Very fulfilling, " says Team Captain Kevin Greenlief, Team Finance - City of Alexandria

How does it work? 

- Volunteers form a team, identify a team captain who is responsible for creating a team online, recruiting all team members, and disseminates all project details.

- Each individual volunteer registers online, pledges $25, and participates as an individual OR is part of a team. All volunteers are encouraged to raise additional funds from their families, friends, colleagues, etc. The top individual and team fundraisers will receive great prizes.

- Depending on skills, interest, and number of people, the team will be assigned to a project.

- After an afternoon of service, we will all met for a thank you happy hour celebration. 

Supporting SERVE-a-thon as a fundraiser or as a donor helped Volunteer Alexandria recruit, coordinate, manage, and prepare volunteers to give their time and talent to local nonprofit agencies in need of human capital. Your support allows these nonprofits to focus on their missions of conquering Alexandria's great community challenges with the assistance of ready, willing, and able volunteers.


Thanks to all of our 2019 event donors and volunteers, who enabled hundreds of people to volunteer four hours to brighten up the inside and outdoor spaces for people living in group homes and transitional housing, sort food for people in need, fix and paint storage sheds, paint and decorate a playroom for children, hang shelving, dig out plants with thorns and much more.

While working hard, the volunteers have some fun, too. "We dubbed Rachel the "Root Slayer" for how she attacked massive shrubs by the roots," says Team Captain Steve Frutos.


Thank you, Industrious Office, for hosting our after party! The  2019 Community Service Day was hosted by Volunteer Alexandria in partnership with the City of Alexandria