Virtual and/or In-Person with Precautions: Multiple Volunteer Opportunities with Shepherd’s Center Fairfax & Burke

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The Shepherd’s Center has a vision: A World Without Loneliness. To achieve that vision, they work hard to ensure that as members of the community age, they do so with dignity and experience a high quality of life. Services include health advocacy, decluttering advice, food pick-up and delivery, and friendly callers and visitors, including to but not limited to veterans.

If you are interested in the following opportunities, please contact Volunteer Specialist Shannon White at

Shepherd’s Center serving the Fairfax/Burke area has three available volunteer opportunities:

  1. Social media team member
    • Flexible schedule
    • Contribute your ideas and skills to promote free support services and enrichment programs for seniors (50+) within the community
    • Tell inspiring stories about the volunteers and seniors through writing, photos, and/or videos
    • Publicize informative and enjoyable educational programs
  2. Webmaster
    • Set your own schedule: approximately 10 hours/month
    • Training provided
    • Qualifications:
      • Software and computer competency
      • Patient with a broad range of requests
    • Maintain website:
      • Update site photos and images
      • Maintain email accounts
      • Revise design as required
      • Transmit batch emails as requested
      • Provide monthly statistics regarding usage
  3. Office/Admin volunteer (work from home option)
    • Time commitment:
      • 6 hours/ month (two 3-hour shifts)
      • Monday-Friday: 10:00 am-1:00 pm, 1:00-4:00 pm
    • Training provided
    • Match volunteer drivers with local seniors needing transportation to medical appointments and shopping:
      • Make calls
      • Provide information
      • Data entry

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