Volunteer Opportunities

LOCAL VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:
FOOD BANKS:
SERVE - 15 UPTON ROAD, STAFFORD, VA 22554
"With the help of our community partners, the mission to SERVE is to strategically address food insecurity, provide emergency relief, and promote self-reliance programs that give hope to people in our community."
Volunteer form is online, children under 18 must have guardian fill out form.
*Children as young as 10 can volunteer, all volunteers under the age of 14 must have guardian. 
CHECK ONLINE FOR SCHEDULE.

FREDERICKSBURG REGIONAL FOOD BANK - 3631 LEE HILL DRIVE, FREDERICKSBURG, VA 22408
"Uniting the Central Rappahannock Region in our commitment to fight hunger."
Register through website, under white tab that reads: "Volunteer Registration".
Volunteering for youth as young as 10 years old, but they can only sign up for our Box Packs.
Youth 11 - 15, they can also assist with our mobile and pop-up pantries which are our distributions on wheels.
Youth 10 - 15 years old must also be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times while volunteering with us.
Anyone 17 and under must also complete and sign a youth consent form in which is provided by request.
CHECK ONLINE FOR DATES AND OPPORTUNITIES.

FAITH-BASED NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION:
STAFFORD JUNCTION - 791 TRUSLOW ROAD, FREDERICKSBURG, VA 22406
Goal: To assist each student with homework and encourage them to be reading at grade level.
To learn more or volunteer for this program, email Olga – oescobar@staffordjunction.org
In order to put the kids first, we require that ALL volunteers over the age of 18 to have a background check. Once we receive your volunteer application we will send you the link needed to get the background check done.
After school program that goes from 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm.

SHELTERS:
ANIMAL SHELTER
SPCA OF STAFFORD VIRGINIA - 140 ANDREW CHAPEL ROAD, STAFFORD, VA 22554
The Stafford SPCA is a registered 501(c)3, nonprofit, no kill, animal rescue organization, dedicated to saving and improving the lives of area animals.
Children as young as 13 can volunteer. Ages 13-16 must have a parent/guardian with them. Dog walking, cleaning, cat care, office work etc.
Email: Volunteer@staffordspca.org for availability.

SHELTER
LOISANN'S HOPE HOUSE - 903 LAYAFETTE BLVD, FREDERICKSBURG, VA 22408
"Our vision: No family homeless. Our mission is to break the cycle of homelessness one family at a time. 
Please download volunteer application on their website.
Volunteers must be 18 YEARS OF AGE and fill out a form online. 

MICAH - 1031 PRINCESS ANNE STREET, FREDERICKSBURG, VA 22401
"Micah prides itself in maximizing the hands, hearts and feet of local servants. Our volunteers embody the call to Do Justice, Love Kindness, and Walk Humbly with God.
Must go on website and create an account to register.
Hospitality Center volunteers must be 16 years or older. Respite House volunteers must be 12 years or older.
Micah has several ministries that can accommodate youth, but all children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent or responsible adult.

SENIOR LIVING:
COMMONWEALTH SENIOR LIVING SENIOR LIVING - 30 KINGS CREST DRIVE, STAFFORD, VA 22554
"Commonwealth Senior living at Stafford is designed to offer a seamless continuum of care for those who desire it, minimizing distressing disruptions and logistical difficulties."
Volunteers must complete background check, which CSL pays for. A brief orientation is the only other requirement. 
Most activities take place during the weekday, but weekends are needed as well. 
Activities may include: Friday 10:30 am Church service, Tuesday 3:30pm craft projects and Thursday 10:30 am is for outings. ETC.
Contact April Truitt, Program Director, April.pruitt@commonwealthsl.com





PLEASE FILL OUT THE FORM DIRECTLY BELOW TO BECOME A VOLUNTEER. Volunteers must go through a background check done by Stafford County Department of Social Services to participate in charity events. Thank you. 

Volunteer Application
Volunteer Application

 

 Stafford County Department of Social Services welcomes involvement from individuals, businesses, churches and organizations who would like to make an impact in the community. There are several ways to become a community partner throughout the year.

Volunteers are generally utilized during the Holiday Program, as our children’s security is our upmost responsibility. The volunteer hours take place during the work day (8:00 am - 6:00pm).

COATS AND WARM WEATHER GEAR:  As we enter the cold months we are always collecting warm weather materials such as coats, sweatshirts, long pants, gloves, mittens, hats and scarfs. Please contact Erin Riley for drop off options.

Backpacks and Back-To-School Supplies For Children In Need:
Stafford County Department of Social Services collaborates with community partners during the month of August to provide backpacks and back-to-school supplies for children and families in need. Community partners are needed to collect backpacks and school supplies for boys and girls in elementary, middle and high school. A generic list of school supplies by grade level is available to make collection efforts easier for those interested in partnering with us.

Holiday Assistance For Children,Seniors and Disabled Individuals In Need:
For over 40 years Stafford County Department of Social Services has partnered with individuals, businesses, churches and community organizations to provide food and gifts to thousands of eligible children, seniors and disabled individuals in Stafford County. Community sponsors are needed to provide Thanksgiving and Christmas food baskets as well as holiday gifts for children and individuals in need. Sponsors can specify the number of children and/or individuals they wish to “adopt” by completing a Community Sponsor form and can choose the type of holiday assistance they want to provide. Stafford DSS also welcomes financial assistance and/or gift card donations (Walmart/Target/Weis) to help fulfill wish lists.

Easter Baskets For Children In Need:
With the help of generous community partners, Stafford County Department of Social Services provides Easter baskets for children in need. Each spring, individuals, businesses, churches and community organizations are needed to collect items and assemble Easter baskets for children in foster care and those in need. Baskets can be geared towards toddlers, pre-k, elementary and/or middle school age boys and girls and include items such as coloring books, sidewalk chalk, crayons, markers, notepads, bubbles, candy and stuffed animals. Stafford DSS collects Easter Baskets each year throughout the month of March. 

Annual Golf Classic For Kids:
Every year in June, Stafford County Department of Social Services hosts a golf tournament at Augustine Golf Club to benefit children and families served by Social Services. Proceeds from the event support our special welfare fund and holiday program for children and families in need. The special welfare fund is used to address emergency needs that cannot be funded by federal, state or local appropriations. These funds provide an annual trip to Kings Dominion for children in foster care, as well as cover expenses related to special formula for infants, emergency food for families and the elderly, prescriptions for those not on Medicare or Medicaid and other emergency needs for children and families at high risk of abuse, neglect or foster care placement. Community sponsors and golfers are needed for this fun community fundraising event each year.  Registration forms and information is posted online in early Spring.

Assist Local Seniors
Our needs are in one-time projects to help around the house for our older citizens. 1-7 projects total a year. 

Such activities may include:

  • Wheelchair ramp repair (boards coming up or need to be replaced)
  • Stair repair (replace boards)
  • Electric repairs (electric outlets that need to be replaced)
  • Door fixed (storm door fixed, install a new lock, door needs to be put back on hinges b/c of Fire & Rescue had to enter home due to emergency situation)
  • Yard Work (not on a regular basis, Cut grass, rake leaves, cut bushes)
  • Firewood Needed
  • Moving/removing furniture/appliances (putting a donated refrigerator into a clients house, getting rid of furniture a client doesn’t need/impeding floor space due to mobility issues)
  • Minor home repairs (simple projects)
  • Housekeeping (not on regular basis, one time clean-up b/c been sick)
  • Laundry (not on a regular basis, haven’t been able to wash clothes b/c been sick or before going to Nursing Home/Assisted Living Facility)
  • Hoarding situation (Help with big clean-up, one or two days, taking trash out to dumpster)

If interested in becoming a community partner for any of the above programs, please contact Erin Riley, Volunteer Services Coordinator at (540) 658-8730.