Register with Volunteer Alexandria

Welcome Volunteers! Thank you very much for your interest in volunteering! Our database includes hundreds of opportunities in the Greater Washington area. It’s easy, fun, very rewarding, and beneficial for our communities. Let’s get you started. Sign up for the monthly newsletter HERE.

If you are in need of community service hours due to any court related issues or pre-trial, REGISTER HERE.

All others, register and create your profile. then, use the search engine to browse our database. Consider the following:

- Where do I want to volunteer?
- How much time can I spend?
- What is my passion and what do I like?
- What skills would I like to use?
- Where are my talents and experiences?
- Is there a specific cause I like to support?
- What would l like to gain from volunteering?
- Do I want to volunteer one time or find a long-term commitment?
 
Why do People Volunteer?
There are many benefits to volunteering, both, for you and the community you volunteer within. Volunteering provides a great opportunity to get to know your community and neighbors and the issues your community faces.  It also provides for personal development; learning new skills or putting your skills to good use to help an organization who otherwise may have to pay such services; it provides you with something meaningful and fun to do in your spare time, while meeting new people and expand your network.  Volunteering is good for your health as it may reduce stress and enhances your mood and emotions. It’s good all around.
 
Impact of volunteering for organizations:
It saves money. The estimated value of a volunteer per hour in Virginia is $28.46 as of 2020. Organizations receiving volunteers interested in utilizing their professional skills (pro bono) may save a lot of money because they don’t need to hire staff or a contractor to do the job. Volunteers provide IT support, HR functions, marketing and communication support, construction expertise, administrative assistance, and much more. Volunteers serve as Board and Committee Members and assist with one-time and long-term projects. Both, skilled and un-skilled volunteers are needed at any agency to help them fulfill their mission.