Volunteer Opportunities for Children, Youth, and Families

Are you looking for opportunities to volunteer as a family? Do you need service hours for a middle school or high school club?  Volunteer Arlington is proud to partner with many organizations who work with volunteers of all ages! The information below, organized by area of impact, suggests some volunteer opportunities available for children, youth, and families. To learn more and express interest with our partner organization, follow the link.

Education

Organization: Bridges to Independence

Volunteer Opportunity: Creating Anti-Boredom Bundles

Learn more here.

Organization: Doorways

Volunteer Opportunity: Sign up to be a Back to School Sponsor! Sponsor a child by providing a backpack, supplies, and gift card for back-to-school clothes shopping. Doorways will provide the supply list, grade, and gender of each child you sign up to sponsor. We will also communicate with you about donation drop-off times. To learn more and sign up please click here: https://www.doorwaysva.org/donate/ways-to-give/seasonal-giving/back-to-school/

Organization: Volunteer Arlington

Volunteeer Opportunity: "Buy a Neighbor School Supplies" -Through Sunday, August 23rd, for as little as $10, you can support children in need of school supplies. Working with our partner organizations, AHC Inc, APAH, Bonder & Amanda Johnson, Bridges to Independence, Edu-Futuro, and OAR, your donation will help us distribute gift cards, allowing families to purchase their own school supplies. Learn More Here!

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Health and Wellness

Organization: PRS, Inc. (Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services)

Volunteer Opportunities:

  1. Create Personal Care Kits for PRS Clients:
  2. Collect art supplies for PRS Recovery Academy Day Programs:
  3. Organize a Cleaning Supplies Drive to donate to PRS Clients:
  4. Create a “Home” basket for clients in PRS community housing programs:
  5. Create holiday cards (winter holidays, New Years, Valentine’s Day) for PRS clients.
  6. Donate Snacks & Words of Encouragement:
  7. Create First-Aid kits for PRS clients:
  8. Join our #MindsMatter Campaign: prsinc.org/mindsmatter
  9. Support or join our walk with the National Alliance on Mental Illness and/or American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
  10. Donate an item from our Wish List
  11. Share our PRS CrisisLink hotline and textline phone number and business cards with your school, teachers, guidance counselors, friends, family members, youth groups, etc.

Learn more here.

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Homelessness

Organization: Bridges to Independence

Volunteer Opportunity:

Host a Lemonade Stand with a Twist!

Learn more here.

Organization: Catholic Charities

Volunteer Opportunity:

Create Care Packages for the Vulnerable

Learn more here.

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Hunger

Organization: Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC)

Volunteer Opportunity:

Host a Food Drive - This is something a family can do on their own by printing up flyers (our website has samples) and then delivering them to their neighbors (maybe with an empty paper or plastic bag). After a certain number of days, neighbors can leave items on their door steps for pick-up.

Learn more here.

Organization: Bridges to Independence

Volunteer Opportunity:

Host a Food Drive - Support the Bridges families by keeping their pantry stocked!

Learn more here.

Organization: New Hope Housing

Volunteer Opportunity:

Make Bag Lunches.

Learn more here.

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Arlington County's Teen Board Network

Interested in learning more about how to serve with this group?

 Learn more here!

Youth Service America

Explore ideas and tactics for youth who want to change the world! Learn more here.