Individual Volunteer opportunities

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.

NVFS programs span multiple locations and service areas with myriad needs that volunteers can assist with, including:

  • Do you enjoy working with children? Look for opportunities to engage with our Early Head Start and Head Start programs.
  • Are you bilingual? Consider providing interpretation services at our Multicultural Center.
  • Do you want to help others develop essential workforce skills? Serve as a trainer, mock interview or resume reviewer for Training Futures.
  • Do you simply need to fulfill a community service requirement? Our Falls Church thrift store is frequently in need of volunteers.

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

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For information on internships, practicums or service learning, click here.

“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

of NVFS Head Start students were ready for kindergarten upon graduation

Business development
businesses launched with the help of volunteers

is the average salary increase for Training Futures graduates

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

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

Food Assistance
pounds of food were restocked and distributed by volunteers

Volunteer Spotlight