March Volunteer Highlights
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International Women's Day
Drive Out Hunger
Life Skills @ Bailey's Shelter
Help Hungry Families Access Food
Grounds Clean-up @ Bailey's Shelter
Head Start Classroom Volunteers
Wednesday, March 8 is International Women's Day. Women comprise 63 percent of the NVFS client population. This year's campaign theme is #BeBoldForChange. Here are a few ways to volunteer in support of women at NVFS:
- Get crafty and make Mother's Day greeting cards for the mothers we serve and/or make greeting cards to welcome families who have recently arrived in the U.S.
- Assemble self-care kits for homeless women so they can take a little time out to treat themselves to a special moment.
Your ideas are welcome too! Contact Karen Horowitz, 571.748.2626.
Meagan Perkins at 703.820.7621 x.216.
Volunteers must be at least 18 years old, able to maintain confidentiality, submit to a criminal background check and participate in an interpreter training. Contact Jamie Johnson, 571.748.2621.
reet and process clients arriving for food assistance, update their household information, and help them to complete application forms. Volunteers also monitor the food assistance line and return calls to schedule appointments. We currently need volunteers on Tuesday and Thursday from 12:30 – 3:30 p.m. Must be at least 18 years old and bilingual in Spanish and English. Good customer service skills are also important. No prior experience is needed - all training is provided. Contact Navara Cannon, 571.748.2536.
NVFS Bailey’s Crossroads Community Shelter needs your help maintaining the visual appeal of our grounds and neighborhood. It's a great group or team-building opportunity and can be done one time or ongoing! Your group can help our staff and clients clean-up the Bailey’s Crossroads Community Shelter grounds. To learn more contact Meagan Perkins at 703.820.7621 x216.
Volunteers are needed to help teachers in our Head Start center for 3- to 5-year-olds in Arlington, Va. Prepare and lead learn-through-play activities, read to students, decorate the classroom, assist children during activities, and help serve breakfast and lunch. Opportunities are Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m, at NVFS' Head Start center in Arlington, Va. Contact Jamie Johnson, 571.748.2621.