Volunteer Application

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Questions? Please email the volunteer team at volunteer@nvfs.org.

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    Name, Address & Contact Info

    Street Address

    Emergency Contact Info

    Application Basics

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    Language Skills

    Do you speak Spanish?IntermediateAdvancedFluentNative LanguageNo

    Do you speak any languages besides English or Spanish?

    IntermediateAdvancedFluentNative Language

    IntermediateAdvancedFluentNative Language


    Location (Select all that apply)
    Arlington CountyFairfax CountyLoudoun CountyPrince William CountyRemote/Virtual

    Days & Hours Available to Volunteer:
    Sunday: MorningAfternoonEvening

    Monday: MorningAfternoonEvening

    Tuesday: MorningAfternoonEvening

    Wednesday: MorningAfternoonEvening

    Thursday: MorningAfternoonEvening

    Friday: MorningAfternoonEvening

    Saturday: MorningAfternoonEvening

    How frequently would you like to volunteer?

    Interest Areas

    What are your volunteer interest areas?
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    Skills, Talents & Hobbies
    Special skills, talents and interests you want to use in your volunteer role and/or things you do well and enjoy doing. List anything that comes to mind. You'd be surprised how your talents can be utilized.

    Learning Quests
    Areas you would like to learn more about for professional or personal development. List areas of interest you may not have the skills to perform but that you would like to learn.

    "Please don't ask me to do this!" List anything you really don't want to do.

    Additional Information

    Have you ever been convicted of a crime? (Crime can be defined as an action prohibited by law or a failure to act as required by law). A conviction will not necessarily result in the denial of volunteer service. YesNo

    If yes, please explain:


    I authorize these three (3) references to disclose requested information about me to NVFS and I authorize NVFS to obtain information about me from these references (please do not use family members). Additionally, I will provide this NVFS Volunteer Reference Form to the following references:

    Electronic Signature

    CONFIDENTIALITY: As a volunteer with Northern Virginia Family Service (NVFS), I understand that any staff, client, volunteer or project-related information (written or verbal) for which I gain knowledge must be held in strictest confidence and not shared outside of NVFS. I will respect the rights and privacy of all information pertaining to written consent of the appropriate NVFS authority.

    PRIVACY OF INFORMATION: I understand that the information I have disclosed on this form will remain confidential to NVFS. Furthermore, I understand that, by providing my email, I will be subscribed to the monthly Volunteer Voice and NVFS Insider e-newsletters and will have the option to unsubscribe should I so choose.

    RELEASES: NVFS’ priority is the safety of our clients and program participants. In order to ensure the safety of NVFS participants, NVFS reserves the right to conduct background checks on volunteers, who will work with children, or may come in contact with children during the course of their volunteer experience. Such individuals will be required to maintain satisfactory records as a condition of volunteerism. In addition, NVFS may periodically perform background checks on volunteers who have been previously checked and who continue to be involved in a position with NVFS whereby NVFS policy would require such background checks of such individual. I hereby release NVFS from all liability for any damage whatsoever incurred in obtaining or furnishing such information.

    By signing my name and dating this authorization, I hereby confirm the accuracy of the information provided above and grant NVFS the permission to do a background check, as NVFS deems necessary.

    Based on the above, I agree to indemnify and hold harmless and release NVFS and its officers, employees and authorized representatives from and against any and all liability, loss, damage, costs (including attorney’s fees) arising out of or in any way attributed to the activities performed as an NVFS volunteer.

    Furthermore, I give permission to NVFS, and/or parties designated by NVFS, to record the story and/or likeness of the person(s) named below and use such accounts in all forms of media, for any and all promotional purposes including brochures, television interviews, NVFS reports/press releases, radio/newspaper/newsletter interviews, photos, public service announcements, fundraising appeals, video production, NVFS website, social media sites and related internet marketing indefinitely, unless or until I revoke this permission in writing.