• Volunteer Opportunities

     

    Everything you do has importance. Colleges and employers are interested in how you spend your free time. Spend it volunteering for something you enjoy.  
     
    Coach a kid's sport team, teach dance, help with a youth group or the scouts, babysit, tutor, mow a neighbor's lawn, volunteer in a food pantry or a clothing giveaway, fix or rebuild computers, help at a fair or a community event, volunteer for activities at Freedom, Lunsford or your elementary school, volunteer at your place of worship- lector, sing, usher, help with events, volunteer at our Dulles Senior Center, or at a nursing home or a hospital or a fire department.
     
    Thank you to our students who Lettered in Service in 2023-24
     A total of 26,327 volunteer hours were logged 
    Here is the link to the slide show LINK
     
        
     
           
    Loudoun County Public Schools does not require high school students to volunteer. To encourage our students to give back, Freedom High School recognizes those who do volunteer.  
     
    Volunteer hours start once students “graduate” from middle school; they start the summer before 9th grade and end in May of senior year.
     
     
     
     
     
    Hours after May 1, 2024 will be counted towards the 2024-2025 Volunteer Letter of Service which will be awarded in early June 2025.
     
    The Volunteer "log" for the 2023-2024 School Year is now open.  LCPS is now using SchooLinks, which has an option for students to enter their hours under "Experience Tracker".  For hours accrued after May 1, please enter them into SchooLinks.  For students that entered volunteer hours in previous school years, Mrs. Wood will be adding your hours to the current hours entered for this school year.  Here is the How-To Form for entering Volunteer Hours in SchooLinks.  Students must go through LCPS GO to access SchooLinks.  Parent access to SchooLinks will not allow student volunteer (Experience Tracker) entries. 
     
     
     
    It normally takes the entire four years of high school to reach 100 hours, but some students can reach it in less time. Students only letter once. Note your accomplishment on your resume and reference it in college and job applications.  
     
    If you reach 100 hours this school year, you will be recognized this June. FHS Volunteer Hours Logs were due by May 1, 2024. If students have not reached 100 hours by May this year, they will turn their hours in next year. Just keep adding them up!
     
     
     
    Where can I VOLUNTEER?
     
    For more info, go to loudounyouth.org
     
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    Dulles South Food Pantry The local food pantry that serves South Riding and Dulles South http://www.dsfp.org/volunteer/  The Dulles South Food Pantry New Volunteer Orientation and Training sessions link to sign up is at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c044ca8a72fabf85-december
     
    Dulles South Soup Kitchen TheDulles South Soup Kitchen provides residents of Loudoun County with hot meals. Every Wednesday at Stone Springs Hospital meals are given to those in need.  Read more about this organization and sign up today:  dullesouthsoupkitchen.org
     
    Freedom Parent Teacher Student Association   PTSA 
     
    Freedom Eagles Athletic Boosters  FEAB
     
    Freedom Band Boosters  Spirit of Freedom
     
    Freedom Theater Boosters
     
    Freedom High School Clubs- contact the sponsors
     
    Our Local Elementary schools and our Middle school PTAs 
    need high school volunteers for various events. Their webpages are below:
    Pinebrook Elementary 
     
    Adapted Aquatics Swim Buddy
    Loudoun County Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Services
    Volunteers needed to help participant's individual needs in the water. Amy Barker
    amy.barker@loudoun.gov  703-771-5010  
     

    American Association for the Advancement of Science needs volunteer scientists and engineers to assist K-12 STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) teachers in Loudoun County. Flexible hours. Volunteers attend a one-day orientation session. Call 703-517-1350 or emailloudoun.sse@gmail.com.

     

    American Red Cross needs volunteers to greet donors at blood drives and offer reading materials and refreshments. One-hour training sessions. Call 800-272-0094, Ext. 1, or email karlofft@usa.redcross.org.

     

    Arcola Fire Department needs volunteers for EMS, firefighting and administration. Training is provided. Email membership@arcolavfd.org or go to arcolavfd.org.

     

    Ashburn Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department needs volunteers for firefighting, EMS and administration committees. Training is provided. Call 703-729-0006 or email assistant@ashburnfirerescue.org.

     

    Ball’s Bluff Battlefield needs tour guides and help with maintenance and landscaping. Call 703-779-9372 or email jlewis@nvrpa.org. Guides are needed for tours of the historic site. The Northern Virginia Park Authority will train volunteers. email templehallfarm@nvrpa.org 

     

    Blossom and Bloom thrift shop needs volunteers Tuesdays through Saturdays. Two three-hour shifts are available: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 1 to 4 p.m. The shop benefits ECHO and the Arc of Loudoun. 703-777-3286.

     

    Blue Ridge Hospice needs volunteers to work with its patient-care team. Training sessions will be scheduled. Call 540-313-9200 or go to blueridgehospice.org.

     

    Blue Ridge Hospice needs help sorting donated items. Call 540-536-5210.

     

    Capital Caring Hospice needs volunteers to provide support to patients and families. Read aloud, run errands, provide moral support or help in the office. Training is provided. Quilters, artists, musicians, photographers, lawyers, notaries, cosmetologists and massage therapists are also needed. Call 703-957-1785 or email rweaver@capitalcaring.org.

     

    Claude Moore Park needs volunteers to give tours of the 1779 Lanesville House and the Frogshackle Nature Center at Claude Moore Park, 21544 Old Vestal’s Gap Rd., Sterling. Call 571-258-3700 or emailclaudemoore@loudoun.gov. Volunteers are also needed for the Teen Night Program. Fridays 6 to 9:30PM during the school year. Call Sharon at 571-258-3600.

     

    CrisisLink, a suicide and crisis hotline, needs volunteers 21 and older. Volunteers must complete 60 hours of training and be available three hours a week. Call 703-527-6016 or go to crisislink.org.

     
    Dulles International Airport
    Volunteers greet and help travelers at the information desk for one weekly shift of 3 to 4 hours. Call 703-572-7350 

     

    English language tutoring program for adults needs volunteers who can commit to eight weeks, one or two hours a week. Emailamanda.frazier@loudoun.gov.

     

    Fauquier Hospital Auxiliary needs volunteers at the front desk, the gift shop, the home-care shop and the surgical waiting room desk. Help is also needed with bingo and passing out popcorn at the Fauquier Health Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. Call Lynn Lauritzen at 540-316-2910.

     

    First Night Warrenton needs volunteers to help greet the public, sell buttons and hand out candles for the Grand Illumination at the New Year’s Eve celebration, sponsored by the Bluemont Concert Series. Shifts are two to three hours. Dec. 31, 6-11:45 p.m., in downtown Warrenton. Volunteers get one free admission button and access to the hospitality area for food and beverage. Call 540-341-0260, 540-955-8186, emailmarshamelk@hotmail.com or go to bluemont.org for volunteer information forms.

     

    Franklin Park Performing and Visual Arts Center needs ushers and ticketing and concession help. Call 540-338-7973 or go tofranklinparkartscenter.org.

     

    Freedom Center needs volunteers to maintain the grounds, buildings and equipment at its nonprofit retreat center, summer camp, school and housing for homeless people on a 98-acre campus. Mondays through Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Freedom Center, 13951 Freedom Center Lane, Leesburg. 703-777-3505.

     

    George C. Marshall House needs docents to greet visitors and lead tours of the home of Gen. George C. Marshall in Leesburg. Volunteers also help with filing, mailings and other clerical duties. Call 703-777-1301 oremailinfo@georgecmarshall.org.

     

    Girl Scouts need mentors. 202-237-1670 or 800-523-7898.

     

    GIVE
    A student-led organization aimed at improving the quality of life of youth through education, empowerment, and leadership. Work tutoring students who are interested in getting extra help at the Gum Spring Library http://www.giveyouth.org/  Please register at the following email https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1NdSotY_gcke9mUKPG2Q1TyS58ltimCzLUucXNhcRV1U/viewform 
     

    Growth and Inspiration through Volunteering and Education (GIVE) needs high school students to tutor students in grades K-5 once a week, on weekends. giveyouth.org/tutoring-program.help raising puppies. 866-432-5227.guidingeyes.org.

     

    Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind needs help raising and training puppies. Volunteers raise a puppy until it is 12 to 18 months old, after which it is returned to the Guide Dog Foundation to be trained as a guide dog for the blind or a service dog for a veteran. Call 866-282-8046 or go to guidedog.org.

     

    Gum Springs Library
    http://library.loudoun.gov/Teen-Page 

     
    Habitat for Humanity ReStore
    needs warehouse and customer service assistants, Mondays through Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 540-579-4508 or email tcashen@loudounhabitat.org.

     

    Healthworks Leesburg needs certified Spanish medical interpreters to assist health-care clients and medical professionals. Call 703-429-4960 or email scleveland@hwnova.org.

     

    Help Others Live Life, Not Just Endure It needs volunteers to teach life skills for day-to-day management of chronic health conditions. Call 703-777-0505 or email debra.bressler@loudoun.gov.

     

    Home-delivered meals program seeks volunteers 18 and older with vehicles to provide weekday meals and friendship to homebound seniors in Ashburn, Leesburg, South Riding and Purcellville. Administered by the Loudoun County Area Agency on Aging. Call 703-777-0505 or emaildebra.bressler@loudoun.gov.

     

    Homeless Animals Rescue Team needs volunteers 13 and older to hold cats at its adoption events, Sundays from noon to 3 p.m. at PetSmart, 46220 Potomac Run Plaza, Sterling. Those 15 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Call 703-444-6500 or go to hart90.org.

     

    Homeless Animals Rescue Team needs foster homes for dogs and cats. The team pays veterinary fees. Call 703-691-4278 or go to hart90.org.

     

    Inova Blood Donor Services needs blood and platelet donors. Go tonova.org/donateblood or call 866-256-6372.

     

    INMED Partnerships for Children seeks volunteers 18 and older to manage a donation room in Sterling. Contact Maria Vasquez-Alvarez, 703-729-4951, Ext. 218.

     

    ration and blood drives. Call 571-434-3636 or email toba.azimi@inova.org

     

    Little Horse Miniature Horse Therapy Team needs volunteers to help with visits to nursing homes, rehabilitation centers and special-needs classes and camps. Training is provided. Call 540-547-3951 or email littlemagic.org.

     

    Loudoun Cares
     
    Loudoun County Area Agency on Aging needs help with the Virginia Insurance Counseling and Assistance Program, which helps people save money and get health care. Training is provided. 703-777-0257.

     

    Loudoun County Department of Parks and Recreation needs high school students to help at community centers. Go to loudoun.gov/teenvolunteers.

     

    Loudoun County Fire Rescue Squad needs volunteer firefighters and EMTs, as well as administrative support. Call 703-771-5551 or go toanswerthecall.info.

    Loudoun County Master Gardeners need volunteers to help teach residents about sustainable landscape management practices. Call 703-771-5150. email lcmgtraining@gmail.com or go toloudouncountymastergardeners.org.

     

    Loudoun County Special Olympics Council needs volunteers. Call 703-777-0438 or email caitlin.marcotte@loudoun.gov.

     

    Loudoun Families for Children needs volunteers who can provide temporary housing for children because of family issues such as abuse, neglect and homelessness. Call 703-771-9505 or go to lfconline.org.

     

    Loudoun Free Clinic seeks doctors, nurse practitioners, nurses, chiropractors, physical therapists, educators, Spanish interpreters, dietitians and grant writers to help offer health care to the uninsured. Call 703-779-5425, email lhebert@loudounfreeclinic.org or go to loudounfreeclinic.org.

     

     

    Loudoun Literacy Council needs volunteers to teach adults English as a Second Language and to help students with GED preparation. Call 703-777-2205 or go to loudounliteracy.org.

     

    Loudoun Medical Reserve Corps needs medical and non-medical volunteers. Go to loudounmrc. com or email mrc@loudoun.gov.

     
    Loudoun Therapeutic Riding needs help with students and horses. Training is provided. Experienced horse handlers are also needed. Call 703-771-2689, Ext. 6630, or email volunteer@ltrf.org.

     

    Loudoun Volunteer Caregivers need drivers for one-way transportation for dialysis patients. Shifts start at 5:30 a.m. Mondays through Saturdays and can go to 6:30 p.m. Call 703-779-8617 or email lvcaregivers@lvcaregivers.org.

     

    Loudoun Volunteer Caregivers help senior citizens and people with disabilities with transportation, shopping, managing finances and food delivery from Loudoun Interfaith Relief. 703-779-8617 www.lvcaregivers.org

     

    Loudoun Workforce Resource Center needs volunteers to conduct workshops. 703-771-5934.

     

    MADD Loudoun
    maddloudoun@aol.com 703-7714-8127 
     
    SOLO Basketball League 
    COACHES needed at all age groups.  We are in need of several volunteer coaches at every grade.  Coaches are provided equipment, training and get to choose their practice nights.  To volunteer, send an email to info@mlblhoops.com and please indicate which grade level you wish to volunteer.
     
    Mobile Hope needs volunteers to sort and stock donated goods, such as clothing, personal hygiene items and food, in their facility and on their bus. Help is also needed with administration, special events and special projects. Mobile Hope provides emotional support and referrals for at-risk, homeless youths 21 and younger living in Loudoun. Call 703-771-1400 or email bibi.berrios@gmail.com. www.mobilehopeloudoun.org/our-causes/getinvolved/ 

     

    Mutt Love Rescue needs homes for rescued dogs. Call 703-577-0106, go tomuttloverescue.org or email adopt@muttloverescue.org.

     

    Northern Virginia Family Service needs volunteers to meet individually with clients to help them understand their health coverage options and benefits. Volunteer information session Oct. 27 at 7 p.m. Rust Library, 380 Waterford Rd., Leesburg. Call 571-748-2582 or go to nvfs.org.

     

    Northern Virginia Long-Term Care Ombudsman program needs volunteers to visit nursing homes and assisted-living facilities to protect residents’ rights. Call 703-324-5861 or go to fairfaxcounty.gov.

     

    Paws4People trains therapy dogs that go to schools, nursing homes and hospitals. Go to paws4people.org or email volunteer.p4p@gmail.com.

     

    Purcellville Volunteer Fire Department needs firefighters and associate memberships. Call 540-338-5961 or go topurcellvillefire.org/news/index/layoutfile/joinus.

     

    ReSet needs volunteers to help children with science and math experiments. 703-250-0236. Email reset@resetonline.org or go to resetonline.org.

     

    Senior Center at Cascades seeks teens to assist seniors with computers and mobile devices, Tuesdays from 5 to 7 p.m. 571-258-3280, Ext. 2240.
     
    Special Olympics
     
    Smithsonian
     
    Smithsonian National Air and Space Muesum at Udvar-Hazy, Chantilly
     
    Sterling Volunteer Fire Company needs firefighters and volunteers to help with fundraisers, public education, social events and administrative tasks. Go to sterlingfire.org or email membership@sterlingfire.org.

     

    Sterling Volunteer Rescue Squad needs basic life support and advanced life support providers, as well as administrative members. Training is provided. Email membership@sterlingrescue.org.

     

    VSA of Loudoun needs help with theater direction, visual arts classes, dance instruction and fundraising. Call 540-338-7973 or emailpschoppert@vsaloudoun.org 
     
     
    Virginia Office on Volunteerism and Community Service  
     
    Volunteer Loudoun 
    Website maintains extensive lists of volunteer opportunities. 
     
    Wildlife Rescue League needs volunteer wildlife rehabilitators to raise orphaned animals in their homes, under the supervision of a sponsor. Training is provided. Transporters are needed to take wildlife from veterinarians to local rehabbers. Volunteers also help with the hotline by calling in to get messages and returning calls to offer advice and referrals to rehabilitators. Training and a comprehensive manual are provided Email volcoord@wildliferescueleague.org or call 703-391-8625.
     
    Women Giving Back - womengivingback.org  The WGB Store is filled with donated clothing, accessories, shoes and more, for both women and children. Our clients are qualified by their case managers, and are most typically living in shelters or part of a transitional program in and around the Greater Washington DC area. Please visit website to sign up to volunteer today!
     
    Youth Service America
     
     
    AmeriCorps  
     
    City Year  
     
    Habitat for Humanity  
     
    Peace Corp
     
     
     
     
     Giving 400
     
     

     

     

Last Modified on June 10, 2024