NHS Volunteer Opportunities


    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
    Palak Shah: 703-334-1040
    Areej Khan: 202-815-6178

    Community Empowerment of Northern Virginia - My name is Vanessa and I am working with Community Empowerment of Northern Virginia, which is a 501(c)(3) non-profit based in Sterling, VA. We work with low-income families, at-risk youth, and single mothers. Our after-school program caters to kids in elementary and middle school, and we’re looking for volunteers to support us throughout the school year! The kids typically arrive around 2:45-3:00pm and get picked up between 5 and 7pm. The programs we specifically need volunteers for are:
    STEM Club Instructor
    General Tutoring
    After-School Mentoring
    Martial Arts Instructor
    Cheerleading Instructor

    Lauren McCreary at laurenmc.cenv@gmail.com

    ECHO  - is a non-profit providing opportunities for our community citizens with disabilities to work, learn, and continue a positive and productive life. We provide skill building, job placement, day support and transportation for participants. Our services empower individuals to be active members of the community and also allow their caretakers and/or family members the opportunity to work. ECHO works with LCPS and many others to help those community citizens find meaningful work, have daytime care, and live a life of dignity while most often earning a paycheck.

    A bit about our upcoming volunteer opportunity – https://echoworks.org/tour/
    Tour de ECHO - This is ECHO’s cycling fundraiser along the beautiful W&OD Trail followed by a BBQ lunch and a live band at nearby Bike TrAle Brewing. The event is being held Saturday, September 14th beginning at Raflo Park in Leesburg. All proceeds benefit people with disabilities through ECHO. Volunteers are needed for many activities including registration, lunch service, road guards, and set up/take down at the start and end. The expected number of hours to assist would be between 2-4 hours. The ECHO POC for this fundraising event is Ms. Erica Lengermann - erical@echoworks.org - 571-707-8248 although I am also happy to help answer questions or put you in touch with the best POC from ECHO.

    Volunteer slots are also listed at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f054bafaf22a4ff2-3rdannual .
    Adrienne D. Morris

    Park View High School Tutoring: Volunteers needed to tutor PVHS students; more information to come in the fall of 2019.


    PVHS Food Drive Initiative: Bring in 6 non-perishable items (at one time) to earn 60 minutes toward your volunteer hours (up to 5 hours).  Bring Food Pantry items to Mr. Barham in room 204.



    Sterling Ruritan: Thursday nights for Bingo.  Volunteers are needed to help out with Bingo on a weekly basis from 6:00 to 10:00; stay as long as you can. You will be fed dinner as well!  If interested, please see Mary Hummer in Room 208. If we have a steady flow of volunteers for these events, we can send representatives to ask them for funds toward the charter fee.



    Sterling Public Library: Volunteers are needed to help with a variety of needs 



    GRACE Ministries at Sterling United Methodist Church - every second Saturday morning from 7:45 AM until before noon and the Friday night prior from 4:15 until 8 pm help to move, sort, and bag canned goods, sort clothing, and other items for pick-up by families. Translation help on Saturdays starting at 7:45 AM is also needed.



    St. Matthew's Episcopal Church provides a free ESOL program on Monday evenings. There is no religious instruction or registration required. They are simply a group of citizens willing to help others; they need additional volunteers to assist with language instruction and/or assist bilingual children with homework. You do not need to know another language to help. ESOL meets at 6:45 Monday nights, and runs until 8:15. You do not have to come every week-- once or twice a month is fine. Training and materials are provided-- you simply have to have a heart to help. You'll find it a very rewarding experience. Help us to welcome the stranger in our midst.

    For more information, you can contact me here or our Director, Roz Gann at rrgann@gmail.com. St. Matthew's is located at 201 E. Frederick Drive, Sterling, VA 20164


     PEER, SCA officers, office helpers, Global Ambassador hosts, team managers - 20 hours maximum; push out into the community for your last five hours per year.



    Updated: August 25, 2019