volunteer_graphicAs we approach this season of giving and celebration, most Americans are tightening their financial belts. We find ourselves looking for ways to give to those in need. This provides a wonderful opportunity as parents and caregivers to empower young citizens to do what could become a life long trend.

Children can learn at a very early age that helping others is important and opportunities are available all around them. The best way to teach a child how to reach out is to be an example. Make this part of your life as well as your childs regular routine. When a child sees a parent or other role model helping others it will inspire the spirit of life long giving.

Here is a list of opportunities where you and your family can lend a hand.

Volunteers Wanted for Visiting Nursing Homes!!!

The Holiday Project is sponsoring visits by volunteers to residents of local hospitals, nursing homes, shelters, and long term care facilities throughout the DC metropolitan area on Halloween,… More >

The Holiday Project of the National Capital… | Alexandria, VA

You Can Be a Secret Santa This Holiday Season!

You can help this holiday season – the Secret Santa program, which helps 1,000+ individuals each year, seeks donations of gift cards to help make a difference in the lives of some of Arlington’s most vulnerable residents.

Turkey Trot

Benefits Arlington-Alexandria Coalition for the Homeless (AACH)

Community Role Models

(CRM) is making a positive difference in Arlington through volunteering, building networks, socializing, and developing leaders.

Food and Friends

Thanksgiving is a very special time at Food & Friends. More than 750 volunteers fill the building to make someone else’s holiday memorable. This Thanksgiving, Food & Friends will deliver 3,500 Thanksgiving meals to men, women and children battling HIV/AIDS, cancer and other life-challenging illnesses. As you can imagine, preparing and delivering this many meals takes the time and talent of many. We are looking for volunteers to prepare and deliver meals in the days leading up to, and including, Thanksgiving Day.

Learn more about volunteer opportunities at

http://www.idealist.org and http://www.volunteermatch.org/

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