Various Volunteer Opportunities with Cornerstones in Reston

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Cornerstones has been a pillar in the DMV for nearly 50 years. Families living in this region, with its notoriously high cost of living, can struggle to overcome tough economic times. Through services like

  • Housing
  • Food
  • Financial assistance
  • Child and youth services
  • Community and family strengthening
  • Community resource centers.

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

  • Summer Excite Reading Buddies and Tutors
    • Remote
    • Participate in a summer enrichment program for youth to help improve reading and other academic skills.
    • Program runs through the first week of August.
    • Background check and interview required.
  • Back to School Drive Assistants
    • August 9th-13th, 16th
    • Shifts: morning or afternoon, 3-hours
    • Help provide 14 local schools with backpacks for kids to start the 2021-22 school year by sorting backpacks.
  • Holiday Sign-up Assistants
    • August 24th-26th, September 8th-10th
    • Shifts: 4:00-7:00 pm
    • Greet and escort clients in a Reston Community to sign up for Thanksgiving and Holiday Gift for Kids Drives.
    • Spanish-speaking volunteer a plus
    • Must wear mask and gloves, and dress for the weather.
  • Operation Stream Shield Crew Assistants
    • Assist and supervise homeless individual participation in the Operation Stream Shield work program, a program designed to improve water quality in streams and provide dignity in work to people experiencing homelessness.
  • Employment Program Assistant and Career Mentor
    • Remote opportunity
    • Assist job seekers and newly hired clients with resume writing, job searches, mock interviews, and mentoring to ensure success in a person’s livelihood.
  • Eviction Prevention Program Assistant and Outreach Event Volunteers
    • Support the Eviction Prevent team and the County’s outreach to tenants and landlords in need of emergency financial support as a result of the pandemic.
    • Further details will be provided soon.
    • Sign up to join the list of volunteers.
  • Housing Search Assistants
    • Remote opportunity
    • Assist Housing Locator in researching affordable housing opportunities.
    • Conduct online research and call local private landlords and complexes to help locate housing option for families or individuals transitioning into affordable units.

If you are interested in any of these volunteer opportunities, please reach out to RSVP Volunteer Specialist, Shannon White at

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