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    NHS Volunteer Opportunities

    Repeating Opportunities

     

    Short-term/one-time activities are posted in the NHS Schoology Group and through the NHS Remind due to the immediacy of the event. 

      

    In The Community

     

    Femme Flow  - We started this organization because many homeless women don’t have access to feminine hygiene products, and therefore they cannot properly care for themselves. Because talking about the menstrual cycle is clouded with such a stigma, people are uncomfortable donating feminine hygiene products to homeless shelters, or even forget about it completely! This is why it is crucial to raise awareness for this issue. Our Clean Kits include pads, tampons, plastic bags, soap, as well as hand cloths. As of now, we have created over 2500 kits in the past four years!
    Areej Khan
    Femme Flow: A Women’s Health Initiative
    www.femmeflow.org
    Palak Shah: 703-334-1040
    Areej Khan: 202-815-6178

     

    Women Giving Back (WGB) - we are a store 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.  Our volunteers provide personal service and uplifting interaction in a unique boutique-like atmosphere. We can provide compassion and companionship in otherwise tough situations.  Many clients leave their crises with only the clothing on their backs. We are here to help them restock those basic necessities free of charge. Through generous donations, we make sure these women and children have what they need to rebuild their lives and restore their dignity. 

    We are happy to sign up individuals for volunteer hours (we track all through volunteerhub and verifications may be emailed to me). We offer an orientation to introduce our organization and volunteer opportunities several times a month. Our volunteers come for two to three ½ hour shifts and do everything from sorting and hanging donations of clothing to preparing our store for shoppers to boxing up off-season items.  If your members are interested in volunteering, please direct them our website for sign-up information and FAQs. We are located off of Sterling Boulevard, close to Route 28 and Dulles airport.

    Lisa McGrail

    Volunteer Engagement Specialist

    20 Export Drive, Sterling, VA 20164

    571-313-1089 (direct line)

    lisa@womengivingback.org

    www.womengivingback.org/volunteer/

     

     

    Park View High School Tutoring: Volunteers are needed to tutor PVHS students; more information regarding this opportunity will be posted in the fall of 2022.

     

    PVHS Food Drive Initiative: Donate 6 non-perishable items (at one time) to earn 60 minutes toward your volunteer hours (up to 5 hours).  Bring items to LINK, Mobile Hope, or some other local food bank, church, or donation center. Take a photo/selfie of your donation. 

     

    Scientific Minds of America (SMOA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 2015 by high-school and middle-school students to address the problem of educational inequity by connecting committed high-school scholars with elementary and middle school students through online tutoring. Over the past year, our 190+ tutors have helped over 230 students in a wide range of academic subjects, including English, social studies, science, and math.

     

    SMOA is seeking volunteer tutors in grades 8 and above who would be willing to commit at least 1-2 hours per week to tutoring. As a tutor, you will be able to choose the subjects you teach, set your own schedule, and select your own grade-range! In addition, SMOA is a certified provider of the President’s Volunteer Service Award, which is a national distinction you can earn for time invested in volunteering with SMOA.

     

    To apply to become a tutor, students can use this form: https://forms.gle/dmAoMs5dE8J6tma78

      

    Sterling Public Library: Volunteers are usually needed; contact your local library for COVID-related adjustments to this program  

    Friends Group of the Sterling Library annual book sale at the library - December 3 and 4. Volunteers are needed for set-up on Friday December 2 from 7 pm to 9 pm. The hours for Saturday's sale are 9:30 to 5 and Sunday December 4 from noon to 5, All proceeds are used to support the Sterling Library and its staff. We have also supported PVHS with a student scholarship for the past two years.
    You can email Debbie Watts at - foslsecretary2020@gmail.com to let her know you will be volunteering. 
     

    Sterling United Methodist Church - Grace Ministries food distribution is still the second Saturday of each month through drive-up distribution. A participation waiver may be needed as well. Contact Jeff Bradley and Jim Jochems through grace.sumc@gmail.com to be placed on their mailing list. Translators are needed as well.

     

    PEER, SCA officers, office helpers, Global Ambassador hosts, team managers - 15 hours maximum for 2022-23; expand your outreach through other endeavors for other service hour opportunities.

     

     

    Updated: December 9, 2022