Multiple Volunteer Opportunities From No Contact, Limited Contact, and In-Person

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NVFS- Northern Virginia Family Services

In 2019, NVFS served 42,000 residents in the Northern Virginia area by helping individuals attain self-sufficiency through the following programs:

  • Early childhood development
  • Foster care and adoption
  • Health and well-being
  • Homelessness and housing
  • Immigration legal services
  • Mental health
  • Workforce/career development
  • Youth initiatives

Of those 42,000 plus people:

  • Approximately 50% were children between the ages of 6-18
  • Two thirds of the clients were living below the federal poverty level.

Please contact volunteer specialist Shannon White about the following opportunities at swhite@volunteerfairfax.org. Currently, NVFS has several no contact to limited contact opportunities available:

  • No Contact
    • The Movement Matters Campaign
      • Calling all experienced:
        • Yoga instructors
        • Dance teachers
        • Personal trainers
        • Preschool and PED teachers
      • Record and submit 10-20-minute-long kid-friendly activity videos to keep children moving and physically healthy during the day. Your video will be posted up on the campaigns YouTube Channel
    • DIY Masks
      • In efforts to preserve ready-made masks for medical facilities, NVFS is asking for volunteers to help supply DIY masks for staff and clients on the front line coming to essential services like food assistance or staying in the shelter.
      • Sewn masks preferred. They can be easily rewashed, and are ready to re-wear.
      • Both adult and children’s masks are needed.
      • Check out DIY masks instructions and videos online for instructions.
    • Be an Ambassador on Social Media
      • Use your existing social media networks to help spread the message to your network about NVFS’s current work and projects.
      • Contact Shannon White at RSVP to learn how to manage your timesheets.
  • Limited Contact:
    • Food Recovery Drivers
      • Make routine pick-ups to rescue food (prevent food waste) from grocery stores and restaurants.
      • Drivers will drive agency vehicles.
      • Need to be able to lift up to 50 pounds.
  • In Person:
    • Remote Learning and Education
      • Assist Remote Learning staff at the shelter by helping students virtually:
        • Complete school-provided lessons based on the students’ school district’s preferred software/database.
        • Ensure students follow school-outlined schedules while completing virtual lessons which may include break times and meals.

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