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Volunteer

Volunteers play a key role in ServiceSource by enhancing our programs, enriching the lives of the participants we serve and helping to create a more diverse and inclusive community.

To help ensure our quality and safety standards, we have a few requirements –

  • We offer both episodic (12 hours or less) and long-term volunteer opportunities.
  • If working directly with people we serve, all volunteers must be over the age of 18 and are required to go through a training orientation prior to coming on board.
  • Under 18? You can still help! We have opportunities and events throughout the year that are perfect for high school students to get involved.
  • We are happy to sign off on service hours for educational and civic requirements, however, we are unable to validate hours needed for court mandated volunteering.

If you meet our requirements and are interested in helping enhance the lives of people with disabilities, contact us today!

Maureen Andretta
Director of Volunteer Services
703-970-3680

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Reading Buddies – work with large groups or in a one to one environment, reading to adults who have a love of the written word.
  • Gardening Volunteers – if you have a green thumb, we want it!  Help our participants explore nature, plants, flowers, and herbs through projects, plantings and the farm to table experiences.
  • Beauty and Grooming Groups – explore recent trends in fashion and media, create individual portfolios, participate in spa days and have fun experimenting with new styles!
  • Sewing and Craft Groups – with the support of staff, create new projects around sewing, knitting and crafts for participants to discover their creative side and imaginations.
  • Community Outings  assist staff on excursions to explore all the wonderful sites, landmarks, and educational activities that the area has to offer.
  • Customized Opportunities – do you have a unique talent or interest?  We would love to hear all about it and are eager to explore how we can fit your experience and gifts into our programs.
  • Youth Opportunities  please contact us directly to explore the different possibilities we have to offer teens.

Volunteer Highlights

Volunteer Highlight

Mike Fitzella has been volunteering with ServiceSource at the Virginia Regional Office for just over a year.  After learning about us at our first Annual Community Resource Fair, Mike was eager to get involved as a volunteer; even before the program formally launched in Virginia.  He’s enthusiasm and initiative around our vision and mission, helped to shape and mold the first book club out of the Oakton office.  Since then, it has grown into one of the favored activities by the participants; one they look forward to every week.

In addition to his time spent volunteering with ServiceSource, Mike is also the VP of Youth for the Optimist Club of Greater Vienna.  The goal of this particular club is to support all students in grades K-12 in the Madison, Marshall, and Oakton high school pyramids with scholarship opportunities, funding for school programs, and hands-on support for various activities.  He also assists with the Friendship Chimes at Vienna Presbyterian Church.  This is a class of 30 adults with disabilities (several involved in ServiceSource programs) who practice on Sunday mornings, and perform in worship services about three times each year.

When asked what he enjoys most about his time leading the weekly book club, Mike says “I thoroughly enjoy my Monday afternoon reading sessions.  All of the participants are involved in the group discussions.  One of the most rewarding things for me is to see how much the participants enjoy the opportunity to read a portion of the story aloud to the rest of the group, regardless of their reading level.”

Mike’s unwavering loyalty and dedication to the group in addition to his valuable feedback with reading choices and ways to enhance the group have made it the success of what it is today.  With all that Mike does for his community, we are honored that he has chosen ServiceSource as one of the recipients of his most valuable gift; time.

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