Start Your Volunteer Journey Today!

Contribute your talents, skills, and resources to help Northern Virginia families – and our community – reach their full potential. As a volunteer, you can always make a positive difference and directly impact our mission.

Everyone can contribute time, talents, skills, and resources to affect positive change in our community. Volunteers are a vital part of NVFS’s rich history of permanently lifting families out of poverty.

NVFS is committed to engaging volunteers in meaningful opportunities that encourage innovative ideas, unique perspectives and specialized talents. Families are the heart of our community, and volunteers are an essential resource in guiding them on their path to self-sufficiency.

What are your interests? What are your skills? What do you find rewarding? What motivates you?

Explore the different ways to contribute to NVFS. Find opportunities that fit your schedule and interests.

Our Community & Volunteer Engagement Specialists will help match you with the right volunteer role that leverages your desires, skills, and availability with the support NVFS programs and services need to thrive.

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“The staff I’ve worked with at NVFS have been so welcoming and I appreciate that NVFS takes the time to find projects that are a good fit for us. It’s great to be a part of a community that cares for one another; one where we each do our part to give what we have to offer to make things better for others. And, as a volunteer, that’s important to know: NVFS values their volunteers.” Stephanie, NVFS volunteer

The Power of Volunteers


Ready for success in school

92%
of NVFS Head Start students were ready for kindergarten upon graduation


Business development
17
businesses launched with the help of volunteers

Careers
87%
is the average salary increase for Training Futures graduates

Academic and developmental milestones
818
volunteers in 2017 shared their compassion and skills with young children. As a result,

92% of head start
students were ready for
kindergarden
96% of kids in
healthy families met
developmental milestones


Food Assistance
1.9MILLION
pounds of food were restocked and distributed by volunteers

Volunteer Spotlight