Volunteer

Wesley Housing relies on the support of volunteers to carry out our mission of cultivating strong communities and building up our neighbors here in the DC metro area. Learn more and explore current volunteer opportunities below.

Make a difference

Volunteer at one of Wesley Housing’s four Community Resource Centers and help us support the children and families in our communities. Centers are located in Arlington, Alexandria-Lincolnia, and Falls Church. Wesley’s five Supportive Services Centers for older adults and people with disabilities also provide meaningful volunteer opportunities for those who have a heart and passion in that area. There are many different ways to be involved, including day and evening opportunities, and volunteers can choose their level of commitment as desired. Even a few hours can make a difference!

Work with Children and Students

  • Be an after-school homework helper
  • Serve as a Reading tutor
  • Serve as Math or STEM tutor for teens
  • Lead enrichment activities (arts & crafts, music activities, sports)
  • Be a Summer Camp Aide

Work with Adults

  • Teach adults computer skills for career enhancement
  • Teach or assist with English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
  • Instruct a fitness class (Yoga, Relaxation, Zumba)
  • Teach Financial Literacy

Work with Older Adults & People with Disabilities

  • Conduct workshops and classes
  • Plan special activities
  • Lead exercise programs (gentle yoga, tai chi)
  • Sponsor/assist with field trips

Assist with Programs for Families

  • Adopt-a-Family
  • Health workshops and screenings
  • Coordinate and/or assist with food distribution
  • Mother’s support group
  • Assist with holiday parties and special events

Other Volunteer Needs

  • Office volunteers for light office duties or special projects
  • Special Event assistance
  • Seasonal project assistance
  • Help coordinate collection of goods and gifts for distribution

Current Opportunities

Bread Donation Helper - Herndon
Herndon 18+

The Panera Day-End Dough-Nation Program provides donated bread and other baked goods to benefit low- to moderate-income older adults and persons with disabilities that face economic and accessibility challenges to food each week. Residents experience reduced household food insecurity, increased access and consumption of baked goods, and reduced household food budgets.

​After-School Program Helper - Alexandria + Falls Church
Fairfax County Adults

Wesley Housing’s After-School Program is looking for an After-School Program Helper for Reading Tutor/ESL Tutor purposes. Wesley Housing’s After-School Program is designed to provide a safe academic and recreational environment for elementary children at its Community Resource Centers (CRC). Heavy emphasis is directed towards academic improvement and social skills development, both of which are identified areas of weakness for at-risk children. We need patient and creative volunteers to work with children in their communities for the 2019-2020 school year.

Bread Donation Helper - Arlington
Arlington 18+

The Panera Day-End Dough-Nation Program provides donated bread and other baked goods to benefit low- to moderate-income families facing economic and accessibility challenges to food each week. Residents experience reduced household food insecurity and budgets, and increased access and consumption of baked goods.

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Don’t see an immediate opportunity but still want to help? Submit an application and tell us a little about your talents, passions and experience and we’ll help you find the perfect fit!