5 Fantastic Volunteer Opportunities Near e-lofts

As the weather grows colder and the leaves begin to fall, it’s a nice time to reflect on the things we’re grateful for. There’s no better way to do so than volunteering locally around Alexandria! We’ve rounded up some great opportunities to get you started and think this season of giving might just be the best one yet. Read on to check out some amazing volunteer opportunities right by e-lofts!

After School Tutoring

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Located in Alexandria, Community Lodgings has a mission of lifting families from homelessness and instability to independence and self-sufficiency. Their Youth Education Program currently strives to enrich the lives of over 150 homeless and low-income students per day. They’re looking to recruit additional after-school tutors for all grade levels. Tutoring takes place from 2:45 – 4:15 PM for Elementary students, and 4:30 – 6:00 PM for Middle and High School Students. Click the link above to learn more about the program and see if it’s the right fit for you and your schedule!

Meals on Wheels

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If you’re looking to help seniors around Alexandria, Meals on Wheels might be the volunteer opportunity for you! Senior Services of Alexandria provides meals to Alexandria’s seniors year round. They’re looking for volunteers to deliver meals around the city. Meals on Wheels is a life-sustaining program that allows seniors who are unable to leave their homes to shop, or have difficulty preparing a meal, to have two healthy meals a day delivered to their homes. It’s a fantastic and rewarding way to give back to the community. Click the link above to learn more.

Prevent Cancer 5k Walk/Run

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The Prevent Cancer Foundation is looking for dedicated individuals to help with the 5k on November 5th. Volunteers will be assigned to help warm up the participants, guide runners and walkers along the course, hand out water/food, and most importantly cheer everyone on along the 3.1 mile course in Nationals Park. This event promises to be a Sunday Funday to remember! Click the sign up and learn more about the upcoming 5k.

Animal Therapy Volunteer

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Do you and your pooch love to give back? Then we have the most amazing opportunity from Summit Therapy Animal Services. They’re in need of volunteers to work, alongside their dog, with individuals with disabilities. It’s a unique opportunity to give back to the Alexandria community while spending time with your best friend. Click the link to learn more.

Volunteer Alexandria

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While these are just a sampling of ways to get involved around the area, volunteeralexandria.org has a TON of volunteer opportunities. If you’d like some more inspiration hop on over to their website and you’ll be sure to find the right volunteer opportunity for you!

No matter your interests, there’s sure to be a local opportunity for you to get involved. Four legged friends? Children? The elderly? Those less fortunate? Whatever your passion, Alexandria has plenty of places to put your free time to rewarding good use. Where’s your favorite volunteer spot? Have you spent time at any of the organizations listed above? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!