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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
 
 

Balls Bluff Battlefield – Guides are needed for tours of the historic site.  The Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority will train volunteers.  E-mail templehallfarm@nvrpa.org  Volunteers are also needed for trail maintenance, landscaping and general clean-up.

Banshee Reeks Nature Preserve – Help preserve manager remove invasive plants.  Equipment is provided; take work gloves and beverages.  (703) 507-5165

Blossom and Bloom Thrift Shop – Volunteers are needed to work in the shop 10AM – 4PM Tuesdays through Saturdays.  The shop benefits ECHO and the Arc of Loudoun, helping children and adults with disabilities.  (703) 777-3286

Blue Ridge Hospice – Help sort donated merchandise.  (540) 536-5210, www.blueridgehospice.org

Chorus of the Old Dominion – Male singers of all ages are needed barbershop-style singing.  Must have basic music experience and be able to sing on pitch.  Rehearsals are Thursday evenings in Leesburg (703) 348-0071, info@odchorus.org

Claude Moore Recreation Center Teen Night Program – Volunteers are needed to help with check-in and check-out, organizing and helping with activities and chaperoning from 6-9:30 PM Fridays during the school year.  Staff members will help supervise the program.  Call Sharon at 571-258-3600

Dodona Manor – Docents are needed for tours, Dodona Manor, 217 Edwards Ferry Road, Leesburg 703-777-1301, tours@georgecmarshall.org

Dulles International Airport – Volunteers greet and help travelers at the information desk for one weekly shift of three to four hours.  Experience in airline operations and customer service and knowledge of foreign languages are helpful by, not required.  703-572-7350

Franklin Park Performing and Visual Arts Center – ticket and concession sales and ushering. 540-338-7973, www.franklinparkartscenter.org

Girl Scouts of America – Volunteer mentors are needed a few hours a month. 202-237-1670

Guiding Eyes for the Blind – Volunteers are needed for the puppy-raising program. 866-432-5277

Habitat for Humanity ReStore – Volunteers are needed for all skill levels and flexible working shifts.  Duties include cashiering, general warehouse help, stocking, sorting, merchandising, customer service and appliance/large furniture donation pick-up.  No experience necessary.  Training will be provided.  Store hours are 10AM – 6PM Monday through Saturday. 540-579-4508 www.loudounhabitat.org

Home-delivered Meals Program – Deliver warm meals to homebound seniors in Loudoun County 703-777-0257, dbressle@loudoun.gov

Loudoun Library Foundation – Help receive, sort pack and move books for the annual book sale to benefit local libraries. 703-779-2252

Loudoun Literary Council – Volunteers are needed to teach English as a Second Language to adults or work with students preparing for the GED test. 703-777-2205 www.loudounliteracy.org

Loudoun Symphony – Ushers are needed; positions are also available in the box office, symphony office and for special events.  Volunteers receive free admission to concerts. 703-771-8287 www.loudounsymphony.org

Loudoun Volunteer Caregivers – Help senior citizens and people with disabilities with transportation, grocery shopping, managing personal financial affairs through the AARP Foundation’s Money Management Program and food delivery from Loudoun Interfaith to recipients unable to pick up their supplies. 703-779-8617

Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy – Openings are available for board members and committee leaders. www.loudounwildlife.org

Make a Wish Foundation – Spanish speakers are needed to help children with life-threatening illnesses. 301-962-9474

MADD Loudoun – Volunteers assemble ribbons for the annual Tie One On for Safety campaign.  Stores and businesses are needed to distribute the ribbons.  Students can receive two community service hours for every 500 ribbons. 703-771-8127, maddloudoun@aol.com

Paws4People – Work at an organization that trains therapy dogs for classrooms, nursing homes and hospitals.  Dog handlers, administrators, director of community outreach, Web master and Web content manager are needed.  www.paws4people.org

Plant a Row Loudoun – Volunteers are needed throughout the county to plan an extra row for the hungry in their gardens.  Food will be delivered to the Loudoun County Interfaith Relief food pantry. 540-822-5138 www.feedloudoun.org

Reading Buddies – Teens needed to read to children ages 3-5 at Ashburn Library 4:30PM Mondays. www.lcpl.lib.va.us

The Claude Moore Community Builders (CMCB)  - Program is a 100 hour youth volunteer certificate program, run through Loudoun Cares. This program is open to rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors (current freshman, sophomores, and juniors) at Loudoun County public, private, and home schools. Through the CMCB Program students have the opportunity to volunteer at individual placements (matched based on students' interests), group service days (including river clean ups, food drives, serving meals at local shelters, staffing charity races, and so much more), as well as curriculum days (focused on leadership, team-building, effective communications, etc.)

Past students have walked away life-long volunteers, who have gained numerous life experiences through the program. The goal is to give high school students the chance to volunteer at a variety of events to find out what kind of organizations/activities they really enjoy. Every year more and more organizations are added to the list of partners and have strong relationships throughout the county.  
 
If you are interested in this unique opportunity, you must complete the Claude Moore Builders application and submit it NO LATER THAN May 26!  For questions, please contact Danielle L. Gaquin, Program Manager  Claude Moore Community Builders Loudoun Cares
cmcb.loudouncares@gmail.com     (703)966-3478
 
Farmin' Fun Summer Camp (HERITAGE FARM MUSEUM) - Volunteer Counselors Needed - July 25-29
 
Be able to volunteer Monday, July 25 through Friday, July 29 from 8AM-5PM each day for the entire week.  Be 15 years old by July 1st or starting 9th grade in fall 2012.  Demonstrate maturity and ability to understand and follow directions.  Attend the two 90 minute long training sessions prior to camp.  Dates in June (TBA).  Earn up to 45 hours of volunteer time in just one week.  To apply, please contact Christie Love at hfm.christie@gmail.com to receive your application.  Applicants will be notified by June 4th at the latest.
 
Mason Small Business Development Center (Mason SBDC) - non-profit organization that counsels business owners and helpthem grow their business.  Great opportunity for students to gain experience in small business development and entrepreurship.  Students are required to give a 10 per week commitment.  Arrangements of time and schedules are flexible.  Interested students should apply at www.masonsbdc.org or e-mail Rosa Ayala at help@sbsdc.org.  These are unpaid positions and are located right behind George Mason University.
 
Jr. Volunteer - Time To Fly Foundation (TTF) - which is a public supported 501c3 non-profit organization that provides faith based domestic violence intervention and prevention training to women and their children. The goal is to help participants regain their God-given worth, break the generational cycle and strengthen the family unit with the unconditional love and transforming power of Jesus Christ.  We are seeking Jr. Volunteer's (Girls only - ages 13 to 20) to help with the children on Thursday's evenings, Saturday mornings and 1 afternoon monthly.  The Jr. Volunteer can elect either community service or paid stipend for hours worked.  
 
If interested contact Gwen Holland at 571-313-1278 (home) or msjazzylady@comcast.net   (email)
Please visit Time To Fly's website to get more information on our mission: http://www.timetofly.org/
 
 
MADD - Mothers Against Drunk Driving - MADD NOVA  has a thift store, Treasures for Life located on 21770 Beaumeade Circle, #110, Ashburn, VA 20147.  Students interested in gaining volunteer experience and credit may call (703) 779-7534 or e-mail info@treasuresforlife.net
 
 
Volunteer Loudoun Volunteer throughout Loudoun County - you may qualify for a college scholarship in your senior year. There are a variety of Student Volunteer Awards.  Click here:
 
Americorps, not sure what you want to do after high school?  Volunteer!  Housing, uniforms, a monthly living allowance and healthcare are provided.  Go to:  http://www.americorps.org/ for additional information.
 
Keep Loudoun Beautiful - Several events are available to help keep Loudoun County beautiful
 
Community Holiday Coalition - Loudoun County
The Holiday Coalition has several opportunities for volunteering beginning with collecting and distributing food for Thanksgiving, Neighbors Helping Neighbors, and the Holiday Store just to mention a few.  Visit the link above for more information.
 
Last Modified on June 15, 2011