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Volunteer Alexandria Care for the Community During COVID-19

Volunteer Alexandria still continues to operate during this time.

As many organizations cannot operate, we are here to help match volunteers to help organizations who are providing essential services. As we are mobilizing volunteers during this difficult time, we are taking every precaution to ensure the health and safety of our volunteers following the City of Alexandria and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines and restrictions.

Volunteer Alexandria has helped over 15 organizations and hundreds of individuals find and match volunteer opportunities. Please see the full list of current at-home/virtual volunteer opportunities, in-person volunteer opportunities, and in-kind donations on our Care for Community webpage.

Volunteer Alexandria’s staff is here to support your organization. Please email [email protected] to see how your nonprofit can be supported through our services during this difficult time.

Please consider making a donation toward the cause. As jobs and many things are changing daily, a donation of any amount can make a big difference during this time. To donate please click here.

Volunteer Criteria and Guidelines

  • All volunteers MUST wear cloth face coverings and gloves.
  • All volunteers who are at high risk of severe disease or who have someone in their household who is high risk (this includes persons who are age greater than 65; have underlying heart disease or lung disease, diabetes, liver disease; are immunocompromised, on dialysis, or have severe obesity with BMI greater than 40) should NOT volunteer.

Before you volunteer, please ensure:

  • That you have you NOT been at any places and therefore exposed where people have tested positive for COVID-19? If so, do not volunteer.
  • That you DO NOT exhibit any symptoms of a respiratory illness including fever, runny nose, sore throat, coughing or difficulty breathing now or in the past 24 hours. If so, do not volunteer.

Students Learn How They Help Their Community During COVID-19

Volunteer Alexandria is also offering their Breaks with Impact program online every Tuesday and Thursday 2-3 p.m. through April and May for students grade 6 through 12.

This program for young adults focuses on community engagements. Participants learn more about social issues facing Alexandrians and how nonprofits and government agencies address these issues.

Breaks with Impact connects students with leaders within those type of organizations to learn the organizations’ mission and how the students can get involved in their own community through a project.

Completing the webinar, reflection, and project tied to each online session will allow students earn direct service hours and service learning hours.

Here are what some students had to say about the Breaks with Impact program:

“It made me feel really good, like I was helping people… It really opened my eyes about the problems in Alexandria… I am making a difference in my community.”

To sign up and see the scheduled topics for this program please visit our website.

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