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.

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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

No current opportunities are posted at this time.

AART is thrilled to partner with Wesley Housing to provide a free preschool readiness program to residents in the community. Children who participate arrive to kindergarten with fundamental early literacy, cognitive, fine motor and social skills necessary for success in school.

—Julie B. All Ages Read Together (AART)

I love meeting the residents and being able to educate and engage with them on ways to better their diets through virtual nutrition workshops. Educating on important health topics has been a great pleasure to me and has taught me how to better reach our community.

—Madeline C. NOVA ScriptsCentral

It brings us so much joy knowing that we are doing our part to ensure everyone has access to food! We have a lot of fun putting the boxes together for the monthly mobile site food distributions, and it’s all worth it, knowing that it can lighten another person’s load.

—Justin L. Food for Others

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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!