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Old 09-21-2009, 08:05 AM
 
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Post Volunteer opportunities in the area

If you know of any volunteer opportunities in the area please post them here. Please include as much information as you can about the opportunity. (Dates, address/area, what type of assistance, organization)
We are fastly approaching the holiday season and I'm sure there are many that never get the word out.
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Old 09-21-2009, 08:21 PM
 
Location: Fairfax County
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Volunteer Fairfax (http://www.volunteerfairfax.org/DesktopDefault.aspx?TabID=464 - broken link)
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Old 09-22-2009, 06:00 AM
 
Location: Expatriate Philadelphian in Northern Virginia
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If you'd like to spread the love around a bit, there's also this:

Volunteer Alexandria
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Old 09-22-2009, 06:34 AM
 
Location: Brambleton, VA
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Volunteer Loudoun (http://www.loudoun.gov/Default.aspx?tabid=291 - broken link)
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Old 08-25-2010, 08:02 AM
 
Location: Virginia
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I have a friend who volunteers as a tour guide for the Dulles Air & Space Museum and says this is a great way to make some friends. I've also heard the same about volunteering for your local fire department. They need all kinds of volunteers (not just firemen), especially people to run the 10Ks that they hold for fundraising events.
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Old 08-25-2010, 08:20 AM
 
Location: Northern Virginia
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I just signed up to help tutor teens through Arlington's low income apartments. It's 90 minutes once a week (M/T/or W), and there are locations all over arlington.

Here are the info forms (saved them as google documents)

https://docs.google.com/fileview?id=...thkey=CJ2Dp-EM

https://docs.google.com/fileview?id=...thkey=CNnQmeEG

They're desperate to find more people for the school year (it is a year long commitment, as they want you to form a relationship with the kid you're working with). There's also a kid's after school program, but it's in the afternoons so it's not as conducive to working people.
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Old 08-26-2010, 06:35 AM
 
Location: Home is where the heart is
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If you're new to the area and homesick for the state you left behind, I recommend volunteering for your former state's senator. You'll meet other people from your home state and a lot of times it's a good way to find out what local stores carry familiar products from home. (Also, if you're homesick, most of the states have a state society. These are groups that throw picnics, parties to watch the hometown team on tv, and things like that.)
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Old 08-26-2010, 06:58 AM
 
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Animal rescue organizations need $ and good people, especially now with so many people abandoning animals when they lose their homes or experience other economic hardship. Here are three great ones. There are many different roles one could play, from foster homes, to help at adoption events, to transportation, etc.

Tails High, Inc.
SPCA of Northern Virginia
Homeward Trails Animal Rescue | Pet Adoption in VA, DC, MD

Also, if you are single, try Single Volunteers of DC, which provides many different types of events.

Welcome to Single Volunteers of DC Website
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Old 08-26-2010, 07:39 AM
 
Location: Northern Virginia
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To add a few more that I've personally worked with and really like:

K-9 Lifesavers
A Forever-Home Rescue Foundation
People Animal Love Index (Pet therapy at schools and nursing homes)
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Old 08-26-2010, 08:26 AM
 
Location: NoVa
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One Brick | Home

there's no commitment!
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